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School News: November 3rd – 9th

FCCPS Choral Boosters Selling Poinsettias

The FCCPS Choral Boosters will once again be selling poinsettias to support their singers and spread holiday cheer. Poinsettias should be ordered by Nov. 7 at Red, white, pink or marble colors are available in three different sizes. Pick up is at the winter choral concerts on December 14th, December 15th or at a designated booth on December 14th from 4:00 p.m. — 6:00 p.m. at Meridian High School. 

MD Musical Students Performed at Halloween Carnival

First and Second-grade music students performed at the Falls Church City Halloween Carnival at Cherry Hill Park over the weekend. The young singers entertained the audience with songs by artists like Dolly Parton, Imagine Dragons, and Carrie Underwood.

MHS International Club Hosted Diwali Celebration

The Meridian High School International Club and Welcoming Falls Church co-hosted a Diwali celebration – symbolizing the victory of light over darkness – at Cherry Hill Park on Monday, Oct 24. Children made lanterns, rangoli decorations, and colored mandalas while feasting delicious Indian treats from Haandi and several Falls Church City families. 

MEHMS PTA Bringing Back Movie Night

The students have voted, and “Despicable Me” (PG) is the clear winner for a movie night on November 11th at the Mary Ellen Henderson cafeteria.  $5 Admission.  Pizza, concessions, and additional raffle tickets will be sold at the event.  Once in, the doors are closed until 8:30 p.m. 

Tickets purchased online will come with two free raffle tickets and can be bought up until 11:59 p.m., Thursday, November 10th.  Admission tickets can also be purchased at the door and will come with one free raffle ticket.  Tickets can be purchased here:

Music Students Ready to Work/Perform

Have a yard full of leaves that need raking? Or kids that need babysitting? Or a child interested in music lessons? Or a performance that you need someone to play for? Or some other fall project that needs tackling? If so, consider participating in M.U.S.I.C Days — the MHS instrumental music’s annual fundraiser that allows people to hire students for their fall jobs which are then donated to defray the costs of their music performance trip to Nashville. Residents can engage music students for jobs like yard work, babysitting, dog walking, animal sitting, spreading mulch, car washing, musical performance, holiday decorating, gift wrapping, etc.

Money raised during M.U.S.I.C. (Many Useful Students In our Community) Days will be donated to help students pay for travel to perform in Nashville, Tennessee, in March. Students will be recording at RCA Studios, performing at Vanderbilt University, and experiencing musical opportunities in Nashville. 

The fundraiser runs from October 29th through December 3rd. To request a student for a job, visit