Learn about how music therapy supports our life skills students thanks to support from the Todd Hitt Fund for the Arts - http://www.gmhslasso.org/music-for-life/
We hope after-school programs funded by FCEF and supporting over 265 FCCPS learners helps close the opportunity gap for our "Little City".
!The Todd Hitt Fund for the Arts funded "Black Magic" camera is being put to great use by our GMHS Lasso TV students. Check out their YouTube video ... https://youtu.be/w9Tq2xR7i5U!
Arts Integration Consultant, Rob Levit, works with FCCPS K-12 Arts Faculty in one of four sessions of professional development. The FCEF Todd Hitt Grant for the Arts provided this unique enrichment opportunity to grateful staff.
From left to right: Christina Leigh (MEH ART) Lauren Carpel (MEH MUSIC), Jon Mills (MEH MUSIC), Sarah Gurgo (GMHS ART), Shawn Northrip (GMHS THEATER), Consultant Ron Levitt, Jamie Sample (GM CHORUS), Marc Robarge (GMHS ART), Ryan Holland (TJ MUSIC), Angela Wicklund (TJ ART). Photo by: Mary Jo West (GMHS MUSIC)
Read FCEF board student representative Jessie Beddow's article about the GMHS Makerspace.
George Mason Speaker Series * Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist * Amy Ellis Nutt
Becoming Nicole: The Transformation of an American Family
George Mason High School’s Speaker Series, in collaboration with the Cultural Heritage and Equity Team and the Gay-Straight Alliance, is excited to welcome guest speaker Amy Ellis Nutt, Pulitzer Prize winning Washington Post journalist! This guest speaker has been scheduled to address our students on Friday, December 8, 2017, thanks to generous funding by the Falls Church Education Foundation (FCEF), and the Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA). The GMHS Speaker Series started last year and featured Caitlin Acosta, a Red Ribbon Week Speaker, and Edwin Henderson, who shared The Tinner Hill Story.
Ms. Nutt will be presenting on her experience writing the book "Becoming Nicole: The Transformation of an American Family". See story here or NPR account here. The presentation will foster IB Learner Profile Traits including being knowledgeable, principled, open-minded, and caring, as well as Approaches to Learning skills such as communication, research, and critical thinking.
On November 7 there will be a bond referendum on the ballot for a new George Mason High School. FCCPS is inviting the public to come tour the current facility on October 25, 4pm-7pm, to get first hand knowledge of the state of the school. Tours start every 15 min and last about an hour.
Please visit this link for more information and to RSVP for a tour!
Are you registered to vote in Virginia? If not, be sure to register by Monday, October 16 so you can vote in the November 7 election. Register online or in person at City Hall.
Vote on Tuesday, November 7 on the High School Bond Referendum and to elect School Board and City Council members.
Our incredible students and staff were highlighted in today's Washington Post metro section. Check it out and look for our next round of Super Grants, to be awarded at the end of October.
FCCPS students enjoy an amazing session with famous pastry chef, won by parents at the 2017 FCEF Gala & Auction and sponsored by Gabi & John Sandoz. What's not to love?