Congratulations to the Edison Orchestras
Congratulations to the Edison Orchestras on their outstanding performances this past Saturday (May 18) at the Music in the Parks competition at Hershey Park. The combined orchestras received 1st place with a rating of Superior. The orchestra also received the Overall-Award for Orchestra. Congratulations Eagle Orchestra!!
Cardinal Bank Honors Edison High School Students
Cardinal Bank celebrated the certification of nearly 75 students in the My Money, My FutureSM financial literacy program at Fairfax County's Edison High School, located in Alexandria, VA. Cardinal Bank Regional President Kevin Reynolds was joined by Frances Ivey, Cluster V Assistant Superintendent, Fairfax County Public Schools, Tamara D. Kaufax, Lee District School Board Representative, and, EverFi Executive Vice President Ray Martinez, to present certificates and speak to this semester's certified students. Additional Edison High students were also certified during the first semester of this school year. Brad Rickel, Edison Academy Administrator, was joined by Fairfax County Student School Board Representative Lucy Gunter, and a class speaker, to round out the program in teacher Jake Moon's class. Read the full article here.
Staff Spirit Week - May 13-17 Monday May 13 - The EHS Staff Spirit Week kicked off Monday with department themed costumes. Congratulations to the English department who won with their Harry Potter theme. Also pictured is the World Languages department dressed as soccer teams from around the world.
Tuesday May 14 - Spirit Week continued Tuesday with Wacky Tie & Sneaker Day.
Wednesday May 15 - Wednesday was Hawiian Shirt day. Thursday May 16 - College sweatshirt/shirt day. Friday May 17 - Red out day. Col. Berry really stepped out and rocked the red!
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Edison Academy Third Quarter Newsletter
The Third Quarter Edison Academy Newsletter, “What’s News” is now available here. Highlights of this quarter’s newsletter include: Law and Order: Criminal Justice Program comes to Edison in 2013, I.T. Shadow Day with the US Department of Agriculture, National Technical Honor Society Induction of New Members, SkillsUSA students wins 52 Gold Medals, Hotel Marketing Class News, Mars City STEM Initiative Moves Forward, Academy Administrative Assistant named Finalist for Support Employee of the Year, Auto Collision Services Class News, Mini-Career Fair for Academy and AVID students held in February, and Save the Dates: Mock Interviews for Academy Seniors April 26th, Marketing Advisory Board Golf Fundraiser June 20th.
For the First Quarter newsletter go here, For the Second Quarter newsletter go here.
The Golden Wellness Award
The GOLDEN Wellness Award is a project we having been working on all year at Edison. The purpose of this program is to inspire others to make exercise and proper nutrition a lifelong commitment.
History: The Wellness Score Card was created to recognize schools that are focused on wellness in their school and in their community. It addresses School Board Student Achievement Goals 2.8, students will make healthy and safe life choices, and goal 3.2, students will be respectful and contributing participants in their school, community, country, and world. The Fairfax County Public School Board also adopted a wellness policy to promote student health and contribute to the reduction of childhood obesity (FCPS Policy and Regulation 7211). FCPS Office of Food and Nutrition Services
Behind-the-Wheel Summer Courses at Edison
Information on Behind-the-Wheel courses available during the summer at Edison High School can be found here.
Indifference - Bullying Video
Prom Tickets on Sale - May 22-29
Prom is Saturday June 1st 8PM-11:30PM at the Sheraton Pentagon City. Tickets will be on sale during lunches from May 22 - May 29, $60 per ticket, Only seniors may purchase tickets, Maximum of 2 tickets sold per senior, Obligations must be paid before a ticket will be sold, Prom Tickets must be paid in cash starting on May 28th. No exceptions.
Edison High School Sports Physicals for 2013-2014 - May 23
May 23 – 5:30-7:30 p.m.
$50 preregistration, $60 at the door.
All proceeds go to Edison Athletic Training – FCPS no longer gives us a budget.
You must have a physical dated after May 1, 2013 to participate in sports for 2013-2014. Your physical will be kept on file and will be good for the entire 2013-2014 school year.
Body fat assessment and upper and lower body strength/flexibility and gait analysis are all included. Register at:
Attention all 10th Graders and Parents - May 23 Parent/Student Driver Education Required Program
Students and their parents/guardians are required to attend a 90-minute driver’s education/traffic safety program, Partners for Safe Teen Driving, as part of the driver’s education classroom instruction. This requirement must be met before a student will receive a Driver Education Certificate of Completion (DEC-1 card). Edison, as well as each Fairfax County high school, will offer the program 4 times throughout the school year. Parents are encouraged to attend the evening presentation in the semester that their 10th grade student is enrolled in Driver’s Ed, but may attend any of the 4 sessions offered at Edison or any other high school. The scheduled dates and location of the presentation at Edison are:
May 23, 2013 Time: 7:00 pm Location: Auditorium
This program will provide parents/guardians and students with information about: the parent’s role in teen driving, graduated licensing laws, effective driving techniques, interacting with law enforcement, the teenage brain, teen driving risks and the parent/teen driving contract.
Please be aware of the following procedures that have been established to fulfill the requirements of the law:
Student must attend with his/her parent or guardian
Attendance for the full 90-minute presentation is required
Those arriving late will not be admitted
Those leaving early will not receive a certificate of completion
Proper completion of the registration form is required. Parent or guardian will need his/her driver license or state-issued identification number to complete form.
Registration forms must be submitted at the conclusion of the program by the parent/guardian and student; only one form will be accepted and the form will be checked for completion.
The program must be completed during the school year in which the student is enrolled in Grade 10 Health and Physical Education.
Students not enrolled in FCPS grade 10 Health and Physical Education during the 2012-2013 school year will be assessed a $30 fee. This includes FCPS students in grade 11, homeschooled students, and private schooled students. Families will be required to preregister a minimum of 10 business days prior to the presentation they plan to attend at the following website to attend a session. http://www.fcps.edu/is/hpe/documents/RegistrationSafeTeen.pdf.
Families not preregistered may attend the presentation but will not receive their certificate of attendance until payment is received by FCPS. Edison High School will not be accepting payment.
Certificates of completion will be issued following attendance at the presentation.
Certificates of completion are valid until August 31 of that school year. If a student has not successfully completed classroom driver education by this date, the program must be repeated to meet juvenile licensing requirements.
Edison's Got Talent - June 7
Edison’s Got Talent will be held on Friday, June 7th at 7:00 pm. Auditions for students who are interested in performing in the talent show will be held May 13-15 after school in the chorus room. Students can sign up for their audition time at lunch on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, May 6-8. For more information on the audition process, stop by the chorus room and pick up an info packet, or visit the "Forms" section of the chorus website, www.ehschorus.com/forms.html
Edison Basketball Skills Co-ed Camp - July 8-12
Edison Basketball Skills Co-ed Camp * July 8th-12th * Grades 4th-9th * Cost $115. Campers will receive: Camp T-shirt and a chance to win prizes. They will also get 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 on having fun! Pizza and snacks available for purchase. Reserve your spot by contacting Coach Lewis @ firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.edisonactivities.org.
Homework Hangout - Saturdays
The Edison High School PTSA's Homework Hangout (H-H) meets every Saturday from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM in the Career Center. Students should bring any homework assignments they have or any school work they want to review. Students should bring enough to consume the two hours and remember to bring supplies and other materials such as notes, notebooks, pens, pencils, and calculators. For more information, see this flyer.
Peer Tutoring - Mondays
Do you need help in math, English, science, or social studies? A student tutor will help you improve your grade if you come to the Eagle Mentoring Program every Monday, 2:30 to 3:30, in Room D107.
Edison High School's mission is to maximize achievement and success for all students in a climate which:
•Fosters Personal Responsibility
•Respects Cultural Diversity
Thomas A Edison HS
5801 Franconia Rd
Alexandria, VA 22310
703-924-8097 fax Pamela Brumfield, Principal
CEEB Code 470 052
9th grade & 10th-12th grade A-Garb Sub School 1: 703-924-8181
10th-12th grade Garcia-Z Sub School 2: 703-924-8080