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School News: April 27th – May 3rd

Support Meridian Best Buddies Fundraiser

Meridian’s Best Buddies chapter is raising money for the Friendship Walk. The Friendship Walk is an annual National Mall walk supporting the regional Best Buddies organization. Please donate to their fundraising page at bestbuddiesfriendshipwalk.org/vadc/supporting/#meridianhighschool.  The deadline to donate is Saturday, April 29.

MEHMS Spring Show Coming Soon

On Thursday, April 27th through Saturday, April 29th, Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School’s Theatre Department’s production of “The Addams Family” will be held at the Meridian High School Auditorium at 7:00 p.m.

MHS Represented in Regional Showcase

On Tuesday, April 18th, MHS sophomores Adam B, Grace C, Clementine K, and Vedika T represented FCCPS at the Northern Virginia Student Environmental Action Showcase. During this event, they had the opportunity to collaborate with K-12 students from across the region to share their sustainability relation visions and solutions. Additionally, they met and interacted with community partners to discuss efforts toward achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

The HTG Games entertained a huge crowd, with the MHS gym filled with fans. Ultimately, the Oak Street Team took home the Golden Pencil. (Photo: Chrissy Henderson and Jackson Funk)

Henderson Represents At Conference

Henderson seventh graders Millie Owens and Marshall Vogel-Rogers were selected by their teachers based on interest in leadership, enthusiasm for learning, and strong leadership potential to attend the annual Middle School Leadership Conference last Saturday at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology.  The conference gathered student leaders from Fairfax County, Arlington County, City of Fairfax, City of Alexandria, Loudoun County, and Prince William County.

FCCPS Congratulates Winners of Awards

FCCPS is pleased to announce the winners of the 2023 employee awards. All four winners were selected after review and voting by a panel of judges. The winners were surprised with a giant Falls Church Education Foundation check.

Winners included: Falls Church Education Foundation Teacher of the Year: Julia Noble, First Grade Teacher, Mt. Daniel Elementary School; Professional Specialist of the Year: Steve Knight, PreK-12 Information Technology Coordinator, Systemwide; Support Staff Employee of the Year – Operational: DeeDee Etheredge, Administrative Assistant, Meridian High School; Support Staff Employee of the Year – Classroom: Michael Gilroy, Paraprofessional, Meridian High School.

All nominees and the winners of these three awards will be recognized at the FCCPS Celebration of Excellence on May 15, 2023, at 4:15 P.M. at Meridian High School.

The IB Art show will be open to the public today in the Meridian Lobby from 7 – 9 p.m. Come check out the impressive work from IB Art Students. (Photo: Chrissy Henderson)

HTG Games Entertained Huge Crowd

The rain did not hold the JTP, MD, and OSE fans from reveling this weekend at the tenth HTG Games. Dr. Peter Noonan and SRO Sergeant Norloff kicked off the games. The Meridian gym was filled with fans cheering on their teachers competing for the coveted Golden Pencil.

The competition was fierce this year in front of a pumped-up crowd. Ultimately, The Oak Street Team was victorious and took home the Golden Pencil. 

IB Art Show Coming Soon

The IB Art show will be open to the public today in the Meridian Lobby from 7 – 9 p.m.  Come check out the impressive work from IB Art Students — including digital art, multimedia, sculpture, stained glass, and more. 

FCCPS Helped With World Art Day 

FCCPS students helped with the World Art Day celebration last week. They volunteered at a table at the farmers market that promoted all the different arts and humanities organizations in Falls Church. The students helped with publicity — chalking around town.

FCCPS students helped with the World Art Day celebration last week. They volunteered at a table at the farmers market that promoted all the different arts and humanities organizations in Falls Church. (Photo: FCCPS Photos)

Save the Date for All Night Grad Fundraiser

Save the date for one of the PTSA’s biggest fundraisers — the silent auction at Clare & Don’s Beach Shack on Sunday, April 30 from 5:00 p.m. — 8:00 p.m. 

Come for dinner and bid on some amazing silent auction items. Bidding opens at 5:00 p.m. and ends at 7:30. Proceeds from this event will be shared between the ANGC Committee and the Meridian PTSA. 

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