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.
Science Olympiad Team
Edison's Science Olympiad Team participated in the Virginia State Tournament on Saturday Apr 11th. Karanvir Dhillon and Hunter Vaught won sixth place medals for Wright Stuff. Shania and Shahanara Akter won sixth place medals for Compound Machines. Congratulations to Edison's Science Olympiad State Team!
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.
Daughters of American Revolution Awards
Daughters of American Revolution Awards (DAR): Prior to the start of Spring Break, the JROTC Department and two very worthy cadets were nominated and awarded the Daughters of American Revolution Awards based upon their standing in the Cadet Corps and their efforts in the community. This year’s nominates were Senior Cadet Alexandra Moller and Junior Yetnayet Kenaw.
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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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.
Please see attached Flyer.
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EventsPlanning for College Workshop
Edison High School’s Student Services Department Presents: Planning for College Workshop For 10th & 11th Grade Students and Parents/Guardians on Tuesday April 21st, 2015 at 7:00 pm in Edison High School’s - Cafeteria. Speaker: Mr. Andy Stickler, Dean of Admission & Financial Aid Director of Admission at Guilford College in North Carolina. Mr. Stickler will be presenting an overview of the college admissions process and how there is a college for everyone. His presentation includes how admissions make decisions and what colleges look for in an applicant. There will also be a fun mock admissions activity! Mr. Stickler’s invaluable advice and words of wisdom will be sure to take a lot of the anxiety and stress out of the college admissions frenzy. You don’t want to miss out on this informative workshop! If you have questions or need additional information, please contact: Iris Rivera, College & Career Center Specialist, at 703-924-8028 or email@example.com. Event Flyer
Edison Pyramid Art Show
The Edison Pyramid Art Show is now up at Bush Hill Elementary School. This show is just a small peek at all the amazing artwork created by students from all of our Pyramid schools. The reception is will be held Thursday, April 23rd from 5:30 to 6:30. See the flyer for further information.
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.
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