Falls Church, VA – At the beginning of the 2016-2017 school year, Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School decided to get involved in Jostens Renaissance. By attending The Harbor Conference at Robinson Secondary School and the JRMAC conference at West Potomac HS in December, the MEHS team went all in and it’s been building momentum ever since. On Friday February 17th 2017, the school took time out to celebrate its 100th day of Renaissance. The pep rally included an introduction of the “Spirit Stick” where the three grades earn points through different relay races, participating in activities and more. A reward points system that recognizes positive behavior/character supported by local businesses was also rolled out. Now kids can grab an ice cream or burger from local establishments by doing random acts of kindness and more. The MEHMS parent community is also tuned in and backing it. On “High Five Friday,” the students participated in relays, games and ended the day with Mr. Ty Harris leading them in an encore performance of “Don’t Stop Believing.” It’s refreshing to see this type of activity in schools again and allowing the students to engage in memorable activities with positive results.