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FCEF Employee Award Nominees Announced

The FCCPS Prize Patrol, consisting of FCCPS & FCEF Leadership surprised the nominees for the FCCPS employee awards at school. The winner of each award will be announced in April. All nominees and winners will be recognized at the FCCPS Celebration of Excellence in May.

MHS Environmental Club Collecting Plastic

The Meridian Environmental Club asks the FCCPS Community to collect Plastic Film Waste and drop it off at the Meridian main entrance. 

Please help keep plastic out of waterways by collecting plastic film for the NexTrex Challenge — a challenge from Dec — April to collect and weigh as much plastic film trash as possible. Students are asked to set up plastic film collection spaces in their homes and bring them into collection bins at school periodically. 

The Meridian scholastic bowl finished their regular season by taking on the William Monroe Dragons, coming out on top in both games. (Photo: Jon Pepper)

Students Work With Habitat for Humanity

Meridian students traveled to the Groveton, Alexandria, Virginia Habitat for Humanity site for a community service project. On the site, Habitat for Humanity is building three homes, all four bedrooms, ready for families to move into this summer. Students on this trip helped the volunteer crew, including a future homeowner, hang drywall and frame a porch ceiling.

MHS Scholastic Bowl Finishes Regular Season 

The Meridian Scholastic Bowl team traveled to William Monroe this past week to take on the undefeated Dragons in the final matches of district play.  Meridian came out on top in both games by scores of 280 – 175 and 255 – 150 to finish their regular season at a perfect 10 – 0 and claim the district crown.  The team was led in scoring by seniors Ailene Neal, Zander Werner, Alex Steinbach and Daniel Fried, and got great contributions from freshmen Anna Goldenberg and Rori Jackson.  

Next up is the regional competition at Maggie Walker on February 4th.  

Fire Marshall Visits Chem II Class at MHS

Fire Marshal Henry Lane showed students in the Chemistry II class the steps of a fire investigation through crime scene pictures from an arson investigation. In addition, Deputy Sheriff Andy Verdon and Matt Parker brought in an explosive-detection canine, who was ready to work a case, to discuss how they train them, what procedures they follow when conducting an investigation, and cases they have worked on in different counties. The students learned what fire investigators do to support their hypotheses of how the fire started and progressed and the explosives canine, Umar, sniffing and searching around the classroom, and how he plays a crucial role in explosive investigations.

Opportunity to Share Career Experience

The next Career Chat at Meridian HS will be held on Monday, February 6, from 9:30-11:30 am. Career Chats are informal discussions about past and current careers and the often windy road from high school to becoming a working adult. Soon-to-be graduates from the 2023 Senior class will be the audience on this day. All professions are welcome. Please get in touch with Regan Davis at davisr@fccps.org or complete the form below to sign up to share one’s career experience.

Choral Department Present Show

The Meridian High School and Henderson Middle School Choral Department present “A Dessert on Broadway” on Friday, February 3rd at 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, February 4th at 2:00 p.m. at the Meridian High School Auditorium. 

Admission is $5 and includes a fancy dessert and beverage served at Intermission. 

Order Mulch by March 15

One can order mulch by March 15, which will be delivered by March 25. Bags of mulch will be $6.00 per bag, with a free delivery if one buys 20 bags or more to a local Falls Church City address. All others available for pick up. Buy now at www.mustangfanshop.com

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