City Schools to Host Regional School Board Conference
POSTED: 10:03 a.m. EDT, April 14, 2008
By: FCCPS Communications
School board members and public school superintendents will soon convene at Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School for the Virginia School Board Association’s Northern Virginia Regional Conference. The Virginia school leaders will discuss key strategies high schools should have in place to ensure academic success for students and economic success for the entire region.
“Our schools are a source of strong community pride, and I am delighted that the Falls Church City Public Schools is hosting this year’s conference,” Falls Church City School Board Member Joan Wodiska said. "Our schools exemplify the link between quality schools and a sound economy, and this conference is an opportunity for all area school board members to learn new strategies to ensure that every high school student will be successful in the global economy. Plus, we'll learn tips to ensure that our high school graduates qualify for a new, free federal program to reduce the cost of college.”
As Chairman of the Virginia School Board Association’s Northeastern Region, Wodiska will lead the program and discussion. Wodiska was elected to the VSBA leadership post in November 2007, during the organization’s annual convention in Williamsburg.
The conference topic is High School Reform: Best Practices to Ensure a Rigorous, Relevant and Diverse High School Experience for All Students. The conference will take place on Tuesday, April 15th at Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School. The event will begin with a reception and art show in the school media center at 5:15 p.m. Dinner will be held in the school cafetorium at 6:00 p.m. and the program will begin at 7:00 p.m.
The Thomas Jefferson Elementary School 4th Grade
Odyssey of the Mind team.
Pictured (front l-r): Carter May, Carolyn Worley, Holden Saberhagen, Neil Johnston, Justin Trainor.
(back l-r): Vicky-Marie Addo-Ashong and Annie Ferguson.
The coach is Melissa Dana.