02
Dec

The Book Fair Returns to MEH!

on Friday, 02 December 2016 13:47.

Scholastic Book Fair Logo
The book fair is coming to MEH! Please stop by from Monday, December 12 to Friday, December 16 to check out the selection of books and stocking stuffers. The book fair will be located on the first floor off of the main hallway--look for the posters! It will also be open before and after the concerts on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday nights.  
 
Don't forget to look at teachers' wish lists; books make great holiday gifts!
 
If you can't make it in to MEH, don't worry. You can still support MEH by going online and purchasing books through our scholastic website.   Thank you! 
 
 
 
17
Nov

Student Technology Guidelines

on Thursday, 17 November 2016 11:27.

 Personalized Learning at MEHMS opening slide

 

Remember to take care of yourself, take care of your learning, and take care of your MacBook. Please visit our student technology guidelines here for a reminder on appropriate behavior.

03
Nov

Willy Wonka, Jr. Casting Complete!

on Thursday, 03 November 2016 10:52.

Auditions have wrapped for this year's musical, "Willy Wonka Jr." We had over 85 talented students audition for the production and every single student did a fantastic job. This version of Willy Wonka Jr. is based off of the original novel by Roald Dahl, 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory'. It will include many fan favorite songs such as "I've got a golden ticket", "Pure Imagination", "I want it now!" and of course an Oompa Loompa ensemble will be singing throughout the show.
 
 
The rehearsal process has already begun with our first full cast read through, pictured above. The show opens Thursday Feb.23rd and runs through Saturday Feb. 25th.
 
   

 

31
Oct

FFEL Awards Super Grants to MEHMS

on Monday, 31 October 2016 09:12.

Teachers are presented with awards.

On Thursday, the Falls Church Education Foundation made the rounds to all the schools to bestow $58,655 to the winning applicants for Super Grants. The FCEF raises funds through the Run For the Schools, the Annual Gala in the spring, and Academic Booster donations from the community. For Super Grants, teachers apply for grants and the FCEF board makes the awards.

 

 

Projects Include:

Outdoor Amphitheatre and Foyer Furniture

This FCEF Super Grant provides funding for two nontraditional learning venues. The grant will be used to build an outdoor amphitheatre/classroom that will accommodate 60 students. Sisler's Stone is donating the materials at or below cost and MEH will use parent, staff and student "sweat equity" to build the structure. Entry foyer furniture will not only provide a welcoming atmosphere to the school and allow students and others to sit and gather while they are waiting for events, but will be used as an additional learning space for students, especially for those who might need some time away from class or for special needs students.

Demonstration Table for the Family Consumer Services Classroom

This FCEF Super Grant provides funding for a cooking demonstration table with electric range and mirror, which will allow the teacher to "show the necessary skills to all kids at once", so she can move around the classroom once cooking begins as opposed to breaking the groups down and showing each group individually.

Equipment for STEAM classes and Makerspace at Henderson (M@H)

This FCEF Super Grant funds new types of equipment and technology that will benefit all middle school students through the STEAM classes and M@H. New technology includes Ozobots, Bloxels, Arduinos, Glowforge laser cutter, KEVA planks. In addition to bringing new equipment to MEH, Mr. Erick, Ms. Fogle and Ms. Slifer will be holding tutorials after school to show students how to use the equipment. They will also implement a "Maker Buddy Board" where students can find peer mentors to help them with projects. This grant helps M@H and STEAM classes expand their outreach and offerings to all MEH students and parents.

Four Standup Desks, Four Balance Ball Chairs and Sensory Items for 7th Grade Special Education Students

This FCEF Super Grant funds items to provide students with movement while they are learning. Standing desks "allow for movement, which increases attention, engagement, and student learning." Students who have standing desks have health benefits, such as preventing orthopedic degradation and dysfunction, repetitive stress injuries, pelvic floor dysfunction, and knee and hip disorders. Balance ball chairs help students with ADHD engage in needed movement, help to increase alertness and attention and strengthen core muscles.

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Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School
7130 Leesburg Pike
Falls Church, VA 22043

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MEH Administrators

Principal: Ty Harris
Assistant Principal: Jon Pepper
School Counselor: Alyssa Jacobson
School Counselor: Matt Sowers
School Counselor: Tara Filmyer

MEHMS is committed to creating an innovative learning environment that excites, engages, and empowers ALL of its members to become internationally-minded citizens who are active, compassionate, and reflective lifelong learners.