Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Troop 1251 out of Falls Church stopped by the Animal Welfare League of Arlington on Monday for Earth Day.
Girl Scout Troop 1251 out of Falls Church stopped by the Animal Welfare League of Arlington on Monday to plant vegetables for the bunnies, guinea pigs and other small companion animals at the shelter. The troop put the finishing touches on the league's "small companion animal garden" for Earth Day, according to an email from the animal shelter's Kerry McKeel. The fresh organic produce that eventually sprouts will be used to feed some animals at the Animal Welfare League of Arlington, 2650 S. Arlington Mill Drive. The garden includes cabbage, broccoli, lettuce, parsley and carrots, according to McKeel. The troop meets at Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School in Falls Church.
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Henderson will officially be inducted on Sept. 8 in Springfield, Mass.
The Henderson name rings throughout Falls Church, Va. It's on a school (Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School) and on a plaque in front of E.B. Henderson's former residence—and come Sept. 8, the Henderson name will be amongst those enshrined in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Henderson is amongst five direct-elect members of the Basketball Hall of Fame's class of 2013. The eight-year battle to get E.B. Henderson recognized in the Hall of Fame has ended with the “Grandfather of Basketball” taking his place amongst those who have made contributions to the sport. Edwin Henderson said there were days he thought his eight-year long campaign to get his grandfather in the hall would come up empty. That changed after Feb. 15 when Edwin…
Monday, December 10, 2012
Falls Church dealt with death of a local college student who was a JEB Stuart High alum.
President Barack Obama made his way to Falls Church last week to meet with a family to discuss how the “fiscal cliff” would affect them. The president also filmed the meeting to serve in part of his efforts to sway public opinion and pressure Congress to come to a resolution. The Falls Church and JEB Stuart High communities were devastated to learn of the death of University of Virginia senior Casey Schulman. Schulman was killed in a snorkeling accident while participating in the Semester at Sea program. For a second time this year, a sewage leak canceled classes at Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School. Falls Church City Public Schools officials said the two leaks were not connected and they will keep a close check on the sewage system …
Thursday, December 6, 2012
School had been closed for two days.
For two days this week Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School sat vacant as crews worked feverishly to repair a sewage leak. But the school will reopen Friday now that the sewage leak and electrical system has been repaired. “We are home tomorrow, fully operational,” Principal Seidah Ashshaheed said in a Falls Church City Public Schools release. Officials detected the sinkhole and outside sewage leak around 4:30 p.m. Tuesday and the school had been closed since. The school suffered a similar sewage leak in October, which also closed school for one day. “I can’t share enough how much I appreciate all of the hard work that has taken place these past two days,” Superintendent Toni Jones said according to an FCCPS release. “And a big thank you …
Superintendent says FCCPS will monitor sewage issue at Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School for remainder of the year.
For the third time this year students at Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School will be out of class because of a sewage leak. In October, school was closed for a day as crews worked to repair the leak. The latest leak, detected on Tuesday after school was out, has kept students and teachers out of the school for two days. Toni Jones, superintendent of Falls Church City Public Schools, said the two leaks are not related. “The issue is unrelated,” she said Wednesday night. “The October issue dealt with a mechanical failure of a pump, which then caused a break in the line due to the pressure. The issue today is still under review, but looks as though it’s a break in the line leading from the building to the parking lot.” FCCPS is offering free …
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Work crews still repairing leak at the school.
Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School will be closed again Thursday, the second day it has had to shut down because of a sewage leak at the school. Work crews will work through Wednesday night to repair the leak and a cut power line in a sinkhole on the side of the school. Officials detected the sinkhole and outside sewage leak around 4:30 p.m. Tuesday. The school suffered a similar sewage leak in October, which also closed school for one day. Falls Church City Public Schools is offering free day care to families experiencing childcare hardships as a result of the unexpected closure. For updates on repairs to the sewage leak, visit www.fccps.org/alert.
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Mary Ellen Henderson Middle is closed Wednesday. It was also closed in October for a sewage leak.
A sewage leak at Mary Ellen Henderson Middle in Falls Church has canceled classes at the school Wednesday. Officials detected a sinkhole and outside sewage leak around 4:30 p.m. Tuesday. Work crews were unable to repair the leak Tuesday evening in time for the start of school Wednesday. "We know this is enormously frustrating for our parents as it us for our staff. While we explored all options, safety must come first," an emergency alert message from Falls Church City Public Schools said. Staff from the school will report to the TLC in George Mason High by 8 a.m. Wednesday for a professional development day. A sewage leak in October canceled classes as well. For more information about day care arrangements and the leak situation, go to …
Friday, November 23, 2012
FCCPS now has 20 teachers that are national board certified.
Six Falls Church City Public Schools teachers are among the more than 97,000 educators nationally that earned a certification from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. The six teachers – Cindy Bragg and Jennie Ehrenzeller from Thomas Jefferson Elementary, Brad Lands from Mary Ellen Henderson Middle and Bryan Harris, Erik Healey and Carey Pollack from George Mason High – were announced this week. Lisa High, assistant superintendent of FCCPS, said the school district now has 20 board certified teachers. The teachers are the latest in the FCCPS to attain this achievement since the school division initiated its program to promote National Board Certification in 2006. The certification is the highest accomplishment of …
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
School officials still waiting for power to be restored to Mount Daniel Elementary.
Falls Church City Public Schools will reopen Wednesday. School officials say Mount Daniel Elementary is still without electricity and they will update parents, staff and students at the school on the status of the opening. Mount Daniel, Thomas Jefferson Elementary, Mary Ellen Henderson Middle and George Mason High all passed their safety inspections Tuesday afternoon. The schools were closed Monday and Tuesday due to Hurricane Sandy.
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Sewage system at Mary Ellen Henderson Middle repaired.
Classes will resume at Mary Ellen Henderson Middle Friday after a broken sewer line closed the school Wednesday evening and all day Thursday. Falls Church City Public Schools hired a professional company to come in to clean and sanitize the school. School officials said seepage from the broken sewage line was contained to a small area in the basement of the school. Officials decided to close the school Wednesday evening to repair the broken line. Students were given the day off Thursday while teachers were expected to report to George Mason High for training.