FCEF holiday tree stylists rocked it again with a "Whoville" themed holiday tree that was one of the top sellers at the Falls Church Tree Fest on December 1, 2018. Thanks to the organizers, designers and supporters of FCEF and twenty other non-profit organizations in the Falls Church area.
Henderson Puts FCEF Super Grant to Work
The Mary Ellen Henderson math department enjoys putting the FCEF Super Grant to immediate use. They've purchased stand-up desks and pedals for each math class to allow options for students to use during class that have been proven to support student learning. We should get an odometer on those pedals!
Congratulations to Larkin Epstein, the Apple Federal Credit Union Education Foundation and Falls Church Education Foundation's "New Teacher of the Year Award" for excellence in teaching as a 2nd or 3rd year teacher in Falls Church City Public Schools. Ms. Epstein receives $750.00 and our gratitude and best wishes for a long and happy career in education!
TJ TOPS program celebrates success
FCEF is proud to sponsor K-12 enrichment programs FCCPS. Shown here are some of our TJES students celebrating their successes in reading and math this school year. Guiding the learning are our amazing teachers, such as Katie Hicks, and GMHS volunteers like Maggie Hicks, both photographed above. Great work, team TJ!!
GMHS students running the hydroponics and aquaponics programs were invited to present on a panel at the "Real Food for Kids" conference and to share their successes. Falls Church City is the US News & World Report's "Healthiest City" thanks in part to these students, Dr. Peter Mecca, GMHS teacher, and Richard Kane, FCCPS Director of Food Services. Congrats!
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/
Opportunity Gap vs Achievement Gap
We hope after-school programs funded by FCEF and supporting over 265 FCCPS learners helps close the opportunity gap for our "Little City".
New Look for Lasso TV ...
!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.