American Sign Language to be offered at MEH, GM
The Falls Church School Board unanimously approved adding American Sign Language (ASL) to the World Language course offerings at Mary Ellen Henderson and George Mason. The Virginia Department of Education recognizes ASL as a Foreign Language that can satisfy the requirement for credits toward an Advanced Studies Diploma. The Board sees the addition as increasing opportunities for students, specifically those with disabilities and other struggling learners. If there is sufficient interest expressed this Spring, the course could be offered beginning next fall.
End of 2nd Quarter Extended by One Week
This week's weather disruption, administrators have decided to extend the end of the 2nd Quarter by one week - until next Thursday, January 24th. The decision, announced by Chief Academic Officer Lisa High at last night's school board meeting, is to allow students and staff more time to prepare for exams and projects. Final semester grades will now be due on January 25th.