Virginia All State Chorus
Edison students Talia C. and Emily W. sang in the Virginia All State chorus April 23-25 in Tyson's. Talia was one of 3 girls in the 265-voice SATB Chorus to be selected to sing a solo in the concert. (Photo left to right Talia C., Kimberly Dawson, Emily W.)
TAEMUN II - Model UN Conference
Our Model UN club hosted a very successful conference, TAEMUN II, this past weekend. It was amazing to see over 250 students attend from 21 different schools. The conference also received positive remarks across the board deeming it to be one of the best conferences of the year. Congratulations to Shahamat Chowdhury and the students who planned the event and club sponsor, Mr. Kotula.
Virginia Summer Residential Governor’s School Program
The following students were among the few invited to the prestigious Virginia Summer Residential Governor’s School Program: Isabel Aldaba for Humanities, Kyle Glasgow for Visual and Performing Arts, Jack McManus for Math Science and Technology and Kathryn Wolfteich for Humanities. Congratulations students!
SkillsUSA State Competition
Congratulations to our state medalists from the SkillsUSA competition in Roanoke. These Academy students have worked hard and we are proud of their accomplishments. Restaurant Service: Leo Galeota – 1st in State. Veterinary Assisting: Caroline Seybold – 1st in State, Jamie Molina – 2nd in State. Commercial Baking: Gianpier Flores Pineda – 2nd in State, Eve Rakkhommana – 3rd in State.
Band Visits Disney World
The Thomas Edison High School Band just finished a successful trip to Disney World in Orlando, Florida! They not only performed by marching through the Magic Kingdom, but also participated in a 2 hour musical clinic with Disney professionals which ended in the band making a recording over a movie clip from the Lion King. This clinic is nationally recognized and can also be used on students résumés. They worked hard to make this happen and I am proud of their achievements - Charlie Mitchell.
Washington Journalism and Media Conference
Zemi Jacob, a student at Thomas A Edison High School, has been selected to represent Alexandria, Virginia as a National Youth Correspondent to the 2015 Washington Journalism and Media Conference at George Mason University. Jacob joins a select group of students from all over the country for an intensive study of journalism and media. Jacob was chosen based on academic accomplishments and a demonstrated interest and excellence in journalism and media studies. Congratuations Zemi! Full information about Zemi and the conference can be found here.
2014-15 Winter All-Met Athletes
Congratulations to Edison's 2014-15 Winter All-Met Athletes! Jada Graves First Team Girls Basketball: "Sparked full-court pressure defense while showcasing three-point range and an ability to finish at the rim. Conference MVP led her team to third straight region title." Nicie Jenell Grier-Spratley First Team Girls Track & Field: "Posted a U.S. No. 7 mark of 5-8 in the high jump. Won the Virginia 6A state title in the event and placed seventh at New Balance." Honorable Mention: Tyvez Monroe - Boys Basketball, Megan Hendrick - Girls Basketball & Francisco Nieves - Boys Swimming. Full information at the Washington Post.
School Library Month - Teen Me & Book Drive
April is School Library Month and we are kicking it off with 2 big projects! "Teen Me" shows Edison staff photos and favorite books from their teen years on display in the library lobby. Edison Book Club and Books for America is hosting a Book Drive! This weekend is a good time to clean off your bookshelves and help the Edison Community at the same time! Please see our flyer for details and also notice the schools in our pyramid and community that benefit.
President’s Volunteer Service Award
Congratulations Jasmine Purcell!. She is a recipient of the President’s Volunteer Service Award and received a certificate and a letter from President Obama! The award recognizes Americans who have volunteered significant amounts of time serving their community.
National Forensics League's Leading Chapter Award
Edison High School earned the National Forensics League's 2013-14 Leading Chapter Award in the state of Virginia. We will be honored with the award at the National District Tournament in 2015. The award is a "coveted honor... the highest recognition the Association can bestow." According to the NFL, the award "reflects 377 members and degrees in your time as coach... several hundred students have been taught communication, analysis, leadership, and social skills... It serves as an indication of your relentless dedication to these students and to speech and debate education. Your efforts truly embody our mission of giving youth a voice." Edison received the award out of more than 3,000 schools Nationwide! Congratulations Stacey Kiggins and Edison students, for this remarkable achievement!!
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Edison Fine Arts Presents Annie Get Your Gun
Edison Fine Arts Presents Irving Berlin’s Annie Get Your Gun. May 1, 2, 8, 9 at 7:00 p.m. Pre-Sales all tickets $8, Door Sales all Tickets $10. Purchase tickets here.
SGA, SAC, Class Officer Elections
Do you want to run for a SGA, SAC or Class Officer position? Make a difference and become a part of the 2015-2016 Student Leadership Team. Packets are available in the Student Activities Office and are due not later than May 14th. Campaign speeches will be given during the Class Assemblies on May 22nd and the Election will be May 27th in the cafeteria during all four lunches.
Princess for a Night - PFAN
Princess for a Night is a project in which beautiful prom dresses, shoes, handbags, and jewelry are collected and given to high school students for free. Last year we had 43 Edison students receive free dresses out of the 64 young ladies that attended the event here at our school. We hope to double that number this year. Please feel free to drop off any donations in the Academy Office. We are accepting donations of the following items: Formal Dresses, Costume Jewelry, Gently Used Shoes, Unused Makeup (samples are good) & Evening Handbags. PFAN will be held at Edison on Saturday May 16, from 9:00am–3:00pm and Monday May 18, from 2:15-7:00pm in H112. For questions contact Ginger White.
Are You Planning to Play a Sport Next School Year? Support the Edison Athletic Training Program and get your sports physical at Edison! May 21st from 5:30-7:30pm, $50 per physical pre-registered OR $60 per physical walk-in. Please pre-register for a preferred time. Walk-ins will be limited and on a first come first serve basis. Go to here for more info.
Edison Basketball Coed Skills Camp
The Edison Basketball Coed Skills Camp will have two sessions this summer, July 13-17 and July 27-31 for grades 4-10. The cost is $120 per camper, per session. Campers will receive instruction from Edison coaches and players on developing skills, learning the basic fundamentals of the game, rules of the game and the principles of team play. All with the emphasis of having fun! Reserve your spot today; the camp has sold out for the last two years! Click here for a registration form.
The Edison High School Math Center
Students can access the Math Center during their lunch period, Eagle Time and after school on Thursdays. Student Tutors and Math Teachers will be available to help with homework, catch-up work, and review.
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