Orientation for Course Selection
Rising 9th grade parents, if you were not able to attend the Orientation for Course Selection on February 25th, or wanted to view the presentation again, you can access the presentation here.
Congratulations DECA Members
Congratulations to the following DECA members who qualified for the DECA ICDC (International Career & Development Conference):
• Riley: VA State 3rd place: Principles of Business Management and Administration
• Ahmed & TG: VA State 1st place: Marketing and Communications Management Team Decision Making
Also earning "Top 12" honors were: (Medals for "Making the Stage")
• Alvaro: Retail Merchandising
• Joshua & Solomon: Sports & Entertainment Marketing Management Team Decision Making
Forensics Team is the Conference 13 Champion
The Edison High School Forensics Team is the Conference 13 Champion! Individual First Place Conference Champions are: Sarah, Kent, and Chelsea in Humorous Duo Interpretation, Kelly in Serious Dramatic Interpretation, Ryan in Impromptu Speaking. Additional Qualifiers for Regional Forensics are: Skylar in Serious Dramatic Interpretation, Eric in Impromptu Speaking, Aya in Original Oratory, Jela in Extemporaneous Speaking, Arda in Storytelling, Eleana and Shema in Poetry, and Amanuel in Prose Interpretation.
National Academy of Future Scientists and Technologists Academic Honors Program
Two Edison Science students were accepted to the highly competitive National Academy of Future Scientists and Technologists academic honors program. They will attend the Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders to be held this summer June 28-30th in Boston. They will have the opportunity to learn from and be mentored by scientific leaders such as Buzz Aldrin (1st spacewalk) and John Mather (Nobel Prize winner). Congrats to Drew and Huy .
District X Honors Chorus
23 of our Edison students participated in the District X Honors Chorus at TC Williams High School February 12-14. They sang with selected students from other area high schools under the direction of Jo-Anne van der Vat-Chromy, Director of Choral Activities at James Madison University (SSAA Chorus) and Elaine Stanford, Music Specialist at Loudoun County Public Schools (SATB Chorus). Congratulations to Juniors Emily and Talia who have been selected for the All-Virginia Honors Chorus. This is a huge accomplishment!
Course Selection for 2015-16
Course selection for the 2015-2016 school year began on Tuesday, February 17th. Please review the Course Selection Guide to help you make your choices for the for your courses for next year. Hard copies are also available in Student Services.
College Partnership Program (CPP) Recruitment
The College Partnership Program (CPP) recruitment is open through Friday, March 20th , we are looking for eligible candidates for the program. The program is for 9th through 11th grade students with a 2.5 GPA in their core subjects, but preference is given to first generation students. CPP is a motivational program designed to increase the academic aspiration and enrollment of students in college, particularly first generation college students and minority students. Services include academic counseling, college orientation, parents and community involvement. Factors for consideration of candidates (they do not have to meet all the criteria, just some):
• Represents first generation college attendance
• Member of an ethnic minority
• Demonstrates ability to achieve and maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5
• Is a member of one of the NCLB subgroups identified as being in the achievement gap
• Demonstrates willingness to pursue advanced coursework
• Demonstrates leadership in school and/or community activities
• Represents family with income insufficient to support college without financial assistance
CPP is an awesome program that offers mentoring, free college trips, preparation for the college admissions process, one-on-one help in securing scholarship money in the senior year and many other services. If you know of interested students who meet the criteria above, please send them our way. Applications are available in Student Services and Career Center. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Betty Dely, CPP Advocate by email: Bdely@fcps.edu or (703) 924-8149.
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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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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!!
Thomas A. Edison HS
5801 Franconia Rd.
Alexandria, VA 22310
Pamela Brumfield, Principal
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