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.
Seven Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School students participated in the Virginia State National History Day (NHD) Competition on Saturday in Williamsburg, VA and left with numerous top awards in the state!
- Miles Lankford earned 1st place in the Individual Performance category with his project about the Detroit Race Riots of 1967
- Yael Cohen, Estelle Timar-Wilcox, and Cindy Lay earned 1st place in the Group Documentary category with their project on Rachel Carson and won the Burnshire Hydroelectric Award for Environmental Consciousness (a special monetary award)
- Annette Schlitt earned 3rd place in the Individual Website category with her project on Nellie Bly
- Mr. Dippold earned the National History Day Teacher of the Year Award for the Middle School Division.