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School News: January 5 – 11

MHS Robotics Team Looking for Sponsors

Ever want to build a robot? Or help pay for one? The Meridian High School Vae Victis 1418 Robotics Team is looking for sponsors and mentors for their 2023 build season (January-April).Visit for more information.

Support GIVE Day for FCCPS
GIVE Day (Get Involved, Value Everyone) will take place on MLK Day Of Service – Monday, January 16, 2023. All students across the division (Pre-K through 12th grade) are invited to the Secondary Campus to help with the community service projects set up by the GIVE Day Clubs. Please contact Erika Toman:

Meridian Swim Team Makes a Splash
The Meridian Swim & Dive Team is entering into the season with a record 65 team members. This is the largest Swim & Dive Team the school has ever had, including 12 divers for the first time.
The Mustangs have 4 regular season meets left. Come out and cheer on the Mustangs Swim & Dive Team.

The Meridian swim team is entering into the season with a record 65 team members. (Photo: Miles Pierre)

Meridian Offers MYP Certificate to Students
The Meridian Middle Years Programme (MYP) certificate is a new opportunity to recognize outstanding efforts and achievements by 9th and 10th-grade students. The Meridian MYP certificate will be offered for the first time to current 9th-grade students (class of 2026). The current 9th graders were introduced to the certificate during a recent Stable class.
All current 9th graders are eligible for this certificate because of the structure and support that occurs through their course completion, including Stable (advisory time) to complete the 10th-grade Personal Project and participate in some service opportunities during school. The certificate is an opportunity to engage in active and reflective work, much of what students are already doing to support and prepare for selected 11th and 12th-grade pathways. MYP Certificate participation is encouraged but not required and does not impact participation in the 11th and 12th-grade Diploma Programme (DP) or Careers-related Programme (CP) courses.
If one has questions, please get in touch with Dr. Dippold (

Nominate FCCPS Staff for Awards
The 2023 FCCPS Employee Awards program is open for nominations. Everyone is invited to recognize a teacher, specialist, or support staff employee for their dedication to students and schools. There are three awards: Falls Church Education Foundation Teacher of the Year Award, Professional Specialist of the Year Award, Support Staff Employee of the Year Award. For more information, visit