Frank Stephens, Global Ambassador - Special Olympics, proves why he's been invited to the White House twice to speak. MEH students had the privilege of hearing his empowering life story of overcoming adversity and living a fulfilled and successful life. Want to learn more about Frank? Google Frank Stephens - Ambassador and see how he started the international online conversation about removing the "R" word from our vocabulary. Students also watched "Quest for Respect" from Camfel Productions which focused on respect for self and others through powerful music and personal stories. Students were also introduced to UP (Uniting Peers), a precursor to Best Buddies and a new club at MEH sponsored by Joel Block.
The assembly was funded by FCEF Nicholas Benton Diversity Affirmation Fund. Please help us keep presenting the message of acceptance, anti-bullying and respect by contributing to the Foundation. Click on "Donate Now" on any page on our website.
FCCPS BIE Director, Marybeth Connelly, and FCEF Executive Director, Debbie Hiscott, visited with Lou Olom, the "Founder" of the GMHS IB program to interview him for the March 5th FCCPS celebration of visionaries. The Lou Olom Fund supports IB teacher training and the Jonathan Olom Fund, in honor of his son, pays for IB medals for each GMHS student receiving the IB diploma. To support this fund, simply click on "donate now" on the website and specify the Olom Fund.
Students participating in the FCEF funded MAX program at GMHS were rewarded with an ice skating trip to Tysons in recognition of their academic progress in the first semester. Keep up the good work!
Thanks to the generosity of the Falls Church community, an anonymous donor surprised Executive Director, Debbie Hiscott, with a new computer and monitor. The upgrade will help when working on the website, among many other great things for FCCPS! Happy New Year, Happy Birthday! Very grateful...