Bullying Prevention Poster Contest
There will be a Bullying Prevention poster contest for Edison High School students who best illustrate an Anti-Bullying message. Contest winners will receive valuable prizes and will be announced after winter break. The deadline for submission is December 20. You can pick up a poster contest flyer in your sub-school, Student Services department or download it here.
Fall Blood Drive was a Tremendous Success!
Congratulations Eagles! The Fall Blood Drive was a tremendous success: 109 Eagles volunteered to donate blood with a total of 79 pints collected. This translates to more than 230 lives saved! It was fantastic to see our Staff, Faculty and Students join together to help our community and display their colorful bandages as a 'Badge of Honor'. Volunteers and donors demonstrated the IB Learner Profile attributes of Communicating, Courage and Caring. A special thank you to Ms. Galeano and the entire Academy for being wonderful hosts.
Probability and Statistic's Olympics
Students in Mrs. Lalli and Ms. Todd's Probability and Statistic classes were given the task of creating games that allowed them to gather statistical data. We ran Olympics in each of our classes and it was up to the students to determine the best athlete in each of their games and then, as a class, name the overall Olympic gold medalist. They must make these decisions by using quantitative data and a statistical analysis. Once all decisions are determined, students will write a report in order to organize all of their findings and compare their game to all of the others.
Hispanic Parents Meeting
On Saturday, November 16th, 2013, the second Hispanic Parents (also known as Padres Latinos) meeting of the year took place at Edison High School. Parents shared a light breakfast and had an opportunity to hear from Ms. Hamlin, acting PTSA President as well as other Edison staff members. The next Hispanic Parents meeting will be on January 11th, 2014 – 10:00 a.m. For more information please contact Ms. Luisa Espinoza, Parent Liaison @ (703) 924-8200 or email@example.com.
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EWC College Essay Workshops
Need help getting started on your college essays? Or do you want feedback and advice? Check out the following EWC College Essay Workshops and Work Sessions: Wednesday Dec 11 Eagle Time: Workshop: "Make Every Word Count", Thursday Dec 19 2:30–4:00: Essay Feedback w/ alumni EWC tutors visiting from college: come for advice and revising!
All sessions will be held in C201, Sign up and see Ms. Jensen for an Eagle Time Pass. For more information, follow us: Blog: www.edisonwritingcenter.blogspot.com, Twitter: @TheEWC
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FCPS NewsFairfax County School Board Passes Resolution on State Assessment and Accountability Reform
The Fairfax County School Board unanimously passed a resolution urging reform of Virginia state assessments and accountability at its business meeting on Nov 18th.
The resolution states that "high stakes standardized testing and the increasing role played by those test scores in key educational policy decisions…has resulted in a narrowing of the instructional mission of schools and caused a focus on compliance rather than on fostering a love of learning and instilling a culture of constant instructional improvement…." It further states that the 34 Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) assessments, mandated between grades 3 and 11, require students and teachers to spend an increased amount of time on taking and managing assessments rather than teaching and learning. The resolution added there is “little evidence that students are better prepared to succeed in college and in their chosen careers by having taken such a volume of tests…". See the full story on the FCPS website here.
FCPS Mobile App Now Available
The official FCPS Mobile app is here! Fairfax County Public Schools has designed a mobile app for parents to provide easy access to information you need where and when you need it. Get the latest news from FCPS in Top Stories, check out the lunch menus in the Energy Zone icon, find your school in the Directory, find important school year dates and events in Calendars, go to Settings to get news and updates from schools you select, access your school’s athletic schedule and support your team by clicking on the Sports icon, check out the FCPS Facebook, Twitter and YouTube videos. The FCPS Mobile app is free and available now for download on Android devices, iPhones and iPads.
The FCPS Mobile app will continue to be updated with new features throughout the year. It is intended to be a convenient tool to find information and is not intended to replace the FCPS website.
Edison Increases SAT Scores
Students in Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) class of 2013 outperformed their peers in Virginia and the nation on the SAT, according to results released by the Virginia Department of Education. Ten schools in Fairfax County improved over last year in all three sections: Edison, Langley, Madison, Marshall, McLean, Mount Vernon, South Lakes, Stuart, West Springfield, and Woodson High Schools. Students at Edison High School increased the Critical Reading average by 14 points, the Mathematics average by 10 points, and the Writing average by 14 points. See the full story on the FCPS website here.
Thomas A Edison HS
5801 Franconia Rd
Alexandria, VA 22310
Pamela Brumfield, Principal