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).
Mary Ellen Henderson never seems to disappoint in finding ways to get students energized for two weeks of the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests - which begin today. (Principal Seidah Ashshaheed's dancing with a 10-foot Yellow Python a couple years ago comes to mind) Thursday, former members of the Harlem Globetrotters took on Henderson Huskies (courtesy of the Falls Church Education Foundation's Nicholas F. Benton Diversity Education Affirmation Fund) with the same talent, hilarity and hijinks that never go out of style - plus a message about standing by your friends. The kids loved it. We all loved it. An awesome start to the end of the year!
The Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School Technology Student Association (TSA) is pleased to announce that twelve TSA members received their Silver (State Level) Achievement Awards at the Opening Session of the 2014 Virginia Technosphere Conference in Richmond, Virginia.
The Silver Achievement Award is the second highest honor given to TSA members. Mary Ellen Henderson accounted for twelve of the twenty awards presented at this year’s state conference. Members receiving awards were: Aziz Shaik, Ben Fong, Casandre Rice, Cindy Lay, Colter Adams, Erik Boesen, Evan Lawrence, Josh Nicholson, Lauren Ford, Myra de Carvalho, Nathan Sperry, and Ravi Patch.
Mr. Buck and Mr. Dippold’s seventh grade FleX students participated in the Virginia Bar Association’s Rule of Law program on "Law Day", Thursday, May 1. Law Day is meant to reflect on the role of law in the foundation of the country and to recognize its importance for society.
Attorney David Gogal, an FCCPS parent and a member of the Fairfax Bar Association, spoke to students about the background on the concept of Rule of Law and provided examples of how it applies to students lives. Students read and debated Supreme Court case studies involving technology and school constitutional issues, gaining a greater appreciation of the Rule of Law and applied this knowledge to think about how the law applies to their daily lives.