Henderson Student Council Donates to D.C. Central Kitchen

December 30, 2016 4:30 PM0 comments

MARY ELLEN HENDERSON MIDDLE SCHOOL’S STUDENT COUNCIL recently donated $200 to the D.C. Central Kitchen to support the organization’s efforts to feed local communities during the increasingly cold winter months. Here are (l to r) last year’s Student Council president and current Mason freshman Ciara Curtin, current president Katherine Donovan, Central […]

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TJ 5th Graders Present Research on Sea Creatures

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THOMAS JEFFERSON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL’S fifth graders presented their research on sea creatures with the models they made of them. There were sharks, whales, jellyfish, octopus, squid and tons of other sea creatures. The depth of research combined with the creative details of the models were truly impressive.

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Faces of Falls Church: December 29, 2017 – January 4, 2017

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James, a former “corporate marauder” is author of the book, “Songs of the Viking Life: Reflections of a Frequent Flyer.” On his book: “Get on the road. Make something great happen. Get paid. Repeat. The Viking Life. In the last millennium it involved warfare and a great taking. Months away […]

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Jacomo Retires as Hands-On Head of Palm Restaurant

December 29, 2016 4:23 PM0 comments

WRAPPING UP HIS 44 year career as the hands-on executive director of the legendary Washington, D.C. Palm Restaurant last week was Tommy Jacomo (center), flanked by two Falls Church residents and regular Palm diners, News-Press owner Nicholas Benton (left) and Nathan Hamme (right). Another diner at The Palm last Friday […]

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Zachary Smith & the Dixie Power Trio Play at TJ

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Zachary Smith & the Dixie Power Trio played two assemblies at Thomas Jefferson Elementary School on Friday, Dec. 16. The assemblies were sponsored by the Falls Church Elementary Parent Teacher Association. The group showcases different musical styles originating in Louisiana, including zydeco, blues, Dixieland, jazz and Cajun. This wasn’t the first […]

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TJ Students Learn Lessons About Holiday Traditions

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One of the second grade classes at Thomas Jefferson Elementary School learned about the holiday traditions that different cultures have just before the school system went on break for the winter. On Monday, Dec. 19, the students learned about some of the traditions related to Hanukkah, including dreidels. The students made posters […]

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Mason Forensics Students Tour Ballistic Laboratory

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On Friday, Dec. 16, students in the forensics students from George Mason High School took a field trip to the Department of Forensic Science in Manassas. That department analyzes many types of evidence from police agencies across the state. The students toured the ballistics lab and learned how bullets are studied as […]

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Henderson Science Students Summarize Knowledge

December 28, 2016 4:16 PM0 comments

Seventh grade science students at Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School worked as a team to complete an intensive vocabulary review of cell structures and their functions. Before winter break, they wrapped up the basics of organelles with a quiz. When the students return from break, they will learn the details […]

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Operation EarthWatch T-Shirt Designs Due Jan. 9

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The Falls Church City Public School system encouraged parents and students in the school system to complete their Operation EarthWatch December activity sheet over the winter holiday in its Morning Announcements email. They also encouraged students to work on drawing a design for Operation Earthwatch’s “Nurture Nature” themed t-shirt competition. […]

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James Trombo Wins 8th Grade God Off at Henderson

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James Trombo, an eighth grader at Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School, won the annual God Off at the school, where students take on the role of Greek gods in order to make a pitch to their fellow students as to why they should be the patron god of a new […]

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