Twenty MEHMS students participated at the National History Day regional competition on March 1st at Mount Vernon High School in Alexandria, VA. This year’s theme was Rights and Responsibilities. MEHMS won the most awards and first place winners in the region. All 1st and 2nd place winners will compete at the state competition in Williamsburg on April 26th.
The Month of February is recognized as Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month by the Association of Career & Technical Education (ACTE). Teachers and students at MEH are integrating CTE into the classrooms in a lot of different ways. So, to honor CTE Month at MEH, we would like to highlight some of our very own projects, clubs, events, and organizations that feature Career and Technical Education.
Check out the CTE@MEH Google Presentation, showcasing how our students are practicing Workplace Readiness Skills; created by our Instructional Technology Coach, Brad Lands.
It was standing room only for the three night run of Mary Ellen Henderson's annual musical, Disney's "Mulan, Jr." The production was directed by Barbara Piscopo who joined the cast for the final curtain call Friday night. Not only was it a treat for friends and family of the students but for many FCCPS staff, too. "It was a thrill to see all my former TJ students on that stage," TJ music teacher Marie Harbison said. Many 5th grade teachers who moved from MEH in the fall were also in attendance.
Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School 7th and 8th grade students displayed an amazing array of scientific inquiry at the annual Science Showcase. Hundreds of presentations and visitors jammed the school - all in the pursuit of science. Student experiments tested yarn stretch; the ability of bananas to ripen other fruits; if texting affects driving; short-term memory; propellers; pollution in Four Mile Run; wind resistance and much more.
Volunteer judges had the difficult task of selecting projects that will advance to the regional competition.