Mr. Kelly and the student editors of the Middle School Literary Magazine are pleased to announce the publication of the 2014 edition of Mary Ellen Henderson's entirely student edited and designed literary magazine, The Flaming Pen!
Led by 8th Grader Estelle Timar-Wilcox, the student editing team has learned a lot about editing, layout and design, and we hope you enjoy the fruit of our efforts. Congratulations to all our authors and artists!
The 2014 MEHMS Field Day started off the morning going to "Plan B" due to poor field conditions following a downpour of rain the night before. But it didn't dampen the mood for the Huskies, sporting their brand new (and bright!) Field Day t-shirts, designed by 7th Grader James Obusan (pictured right).
Students participated in games indoors such as Indiana Jones, Richochet, Basketball, Volleyball, Gator Ball, and Nookem. They were treated to popcorn at the concession stands, Sno-Cones, and Robeks Smoothies! And last but not least, the Huskies all took a turn trying to dunk their teachers in the Dunk Tank! Mrs. Carson's 6th grade homebase class dunked Science teacher Ms. Smolarek 12 times - more than any other class during the day!
A special thank you goes out to all of the 2014 MEHMS Field Day sponsors: MEH PTA, GM Athletics Boosters, Tori McKinney ROCK STAR Realty, DKG Design, Robeks, Mid Atlantic Adventures, and Dunn Loring Fire Department's Captain Wells and crew for filling up the dunk tank!
7th grader Jason Mueller reacts to his $75.00 parking fee bill at Finance Park
Mary Ellen Henderson seventh grade students visited Junior Achievement Finance Park, Friday, as part of their financial literacy coursework in Civics & Economics. Finance Park immerses students in the experience of being an adult for the day. Each student was assigned a life persona, and are taught to manage a monthly budget. Students quickly discover living within their means may mean a less expensive car and Basic Cable! They also learned about banks, taxes, salaries, mortgage payments and careers.
Nathan Sperry (3rd from left), an 8th grader at MEH, won first place in Chemical Sciences Section C at the Virginia Junior Academy of Science (VJAS) Research Symposium. The symposium was held at Virginia Commonwealth University on May 13-15. Nathan presented his science fair project, entitled, "Does Anthocyanin Really Cause Carrots To Turn Green?" As a section winner, he was invited to give his talk a second time to members of the Virginia Academy of Science (VAS).