Rotary Club of Herndon and Virginia Star collected and distributed computers to HMS students.
Thursday, February 21
The Rotary Club of Herndon distributed free computers to Herndon Middle School students on Saturday as part of its Computers for Students Program. The program works to provide all Herndon students equal access to home computers for educational purposes, without regard to their income. Herndon Rotary works with nonprofit Virginia Star to collect donated computers from government agencies and local businesses. The Herndon Middle School Computer Club students were able to work on rebuilding and updating the computers with the appropriate hardware and software before they were distributed. Members of the Rotary Club of Herndon coordinate the program, provide volunteers to train the students and their families and handle the distribution of…
Howard University's Drew Hall Step Team visits Herndon Middle School for anti-bullying event.
Herndon Middle School students gathered to Stomp Out Bullying last week with a number of special guests. Members of the Drew Hall Step Team from Howard University, as well as the Herndon High School Step Team, performed on stage, sharing messages to help students Stomp Out Bullying. The Herndon Middle School Step Team opened up the show. Principal Justine Klena said administrators decided two years ago they wanted to focus on bullying and educating students on how to deal with bullying. She said the goal was to focus on reducing the number of bullying incidents reported. The school began with pledges and a week-long anti-bullying event. Last year students received bracelets and a speaker came to address the topic of bullying. This year…