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Tuesday, February 12, 2019

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Photo/ABC 7 News

First in Their Families to go to College

Henderson school logoGeorge Mason school logoGMHS participates in the Early Identification Program (EIP) for students who will be the first generation of their families to go to college. In collaboration with George Mason University, the program offers supports including a summer academy and Saturday workshops. Seventh grade students are nominated to be in the program. They can get more information about the requirements and the application from Henderson counselors Tara Filmyer and Matt Sowers. Students and their families can find out more through an information session planned for early March -- details to come.
Yesterday, the local ABC news affiliate featured GMHS alums during the 5:00 p.m. hour. Both Marjorie Lopez Morillo left and Katherine Chiari right were among the GMHS students who went all the way through FCCPS's collaborative program from 8th grade to HS graduation, and are now enrolled at GMU.
VIDEO: WJLA report on George Mason EIP Program
Aladdin and Jasmine on carpet ride
FCCPS Photo/Courtesy Carol Sly

Opening Night is Thursday
Aladdin's Huge Cast features Great Voices

ME Henderson school logoThe actors in the annual middle school musical are putting the finishing touches on their performances ahead of Thursday night's opening. The singing is tremendous including by Aladdin and Jasmine above.The three night run will be held in the George Mason HS auditorium beginning at 7:00 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. All are welcome to purchase tickets through the MEHMS PTA's website for the fabulous show. Tickets will be sold online until 5:00 p.m. the day of the show and, if there are extras, they will be available at the door. 
Photos: First Full Dress Rehearsal of Aladdin Jr.
First grader practices persuasive writing
FCCPS Photo/Heather Van Gorder

Persuasive Writing about Personal Favorites

Mt Daniel school logoThis first grade classroom is beginning their opinion writing unit. The students each brought a different collection from home and judged which object from the collection was their favorite. Then they set about writing a persuasive essay about the why's behind their choice.
HS trumpet section
MS flute section

Tomorrow
Student/Parent Band Information Night

Henderson school logoGeorge Mason school logoBeginning at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday night parents and students can get information and enjoy some terrific music while they learn about the band class offerings in the schools. There will be a collaborative MEH/GM band performance at 7:00 p.m. followed by an optional parent break-out session to ask questions and hear the presentation. The open concert clinic will continue in the Henderson cafetorium until 9:00 p.m. The FCCPS Band Boosters are providing refreshments. See the flyer here for the evening's schedule.
Emma Rollins for rebound
Hollman Smith with ball

Tonight - Two District Games 
Semi-Final Play for Girls and Boys

George Mason school logoThe Girls tip-off at 6:00 p.m. against Central, and the Boys' game follows at approximately 7:30 p.m. against Madison. Both Mustangs teams are taking their excellent District records into the post-season as the top seeds in their brackets. Come tonight to the GM Main Gym to see both games for one $5 ticket. No passes accepted in post-season.

Caught on the Web...

Boys Basketball Notebook - Washington Post
  + Mason's Boys' have had two players reach 1000 points this season. Writer Sammi Silber interviewed Coach Capannola for the Post's high school sports round up.

Today's Calendar


Start times 
  8:05 a.m. - Mary Ellen Henderson MS 
  8:05 a.m. - George Mason High School 
  8:20 a.m. - Jessie Thackrey Pre-School  
  8:50 a.m. - Mount Daniel Elementary
  8:50 a.m. - Thomas Jefferson Elementary
     + Student Council Meeting - 7:45 a.m. 
   
Extra Curricular  
  6:00 p.m. - Girls Basketball vs Central-Woodstock, Districts (GM Main)
  6:30 p.m. - Parent/Adult English Classes - Beginner Level (TJ)
  7:00 p.m. - School Board Regular Mtg, Budget Work Session #3, Public Hearing #1 (CO)
  7:30 p.m. - Boys Basketball vs Madison, Districts (GM Main)
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