On Tuesday, November 6, Alexandria voters will elect School Board members to represent each of the three districts in the City of Alexandria. Voters can attend a public forum on October 24, sponsored by PTAC, for an opportunity to ask questions and hear from the candidates for all nine School Board seats.
Author: Carolyn Semedo-Strauss
Enjoy These Highlights from 2017-18
For the last weekly edition of ACPS Express until late-August, we’re celebrating the amazing accomplishments of our students and staff throughout the division for awards they’ve won and recognition they’ve received over the past year, along with highlights of good news we’ve shared along the way. Enjoy!
Farewell Dr. Berlin, Welcome Dr. Hutchings!
This week, Interim Superintendent Lois F. Berlin completes her service with ACPS. Enjoy this special farewell message and be sure to wish her the best as she heads into retirement, again. On July 1, we welcome our new superintendent, Dr. Gregory Hutchings, Jr.!
Celebrating Our Retirees for Their Combined 914 Years of Service
ACPS recently celebrated the tremendous dedication and contributions of the 40 employees who retired this year. Enjoy a short video highlighting some of our retirees, and highlights from the retirement ceremony.
Free and Low-Cost Summer Fun in the City
As you break for the summer, be sure to check out these fun and mostly free ways to keep the learning alive this summer.
T.C. Williams Celebrates Largest Graduation Cohort in Recent History and Huge Increase in Number of College-Bound Students
T.C. Williams celebrated the graduation of 793 students on Saturday, in a year in which the Class of 2018 will be remembered not only for the largest cohort of graduating students in T.C. Williams’ recent history, but also for the largest number of students in a single class heading to college ― a 58 percent increase on last year.
VOICES: New T.C. Graduate Sterling Has the Midas Touch
Sterling Johnson — a soft-spoken football player — says he came into his own while a student at T.C. Williams and credits his coaches and counselor, Stacy Morris, for helping him graduate.
Valedictorian and Salutatorian Reflect Wide Range of Academic Opportunity at T.C.
Jackson du Pont, who is passionate about history and international relations, was the valedictorian, while Jonah Raphael Horowitz, who excelled in math was this year’s salutatorian. This fall Jackson will head to Yale University to study global affairs and Jonah will head to Amherst College, to possibly follow a career in science or medicine.
See Where Our Record Number of College-Bound Students are Heading
This fall, 561 students from T.C. Williams High School will be heading off to college, several of whom will be going to some of the top colleges in the United States. We wish them all the best!
Budding Artists Show Off their Masterpieces in Gallery Walks
Students were honored at an art showcase reception on Thursday night to celebrate the installation of their artwork in the School Board meeting room. Watch a video with highlights from the event and learn about the 160 additional student art pieces celebrated in Alexandria this month.
Join us for a Virtual Tour of the New Patrick Henry School Construction Site
This month marks the one-year anniversary of the start of construction of the Patrick Henry school and recreation center. Get an inside look at the construction site and building through a fun and fast-paced video tour and learn about major work that will take place this summer. Watch out for that mud!
Free Meals Available for All Children This Summer
This summer, free meals will be available to all Alexandria residents 18 years and younger at 31 sites throughout ACPS and the City of Alexandria. Find out where and spread the word.
New Vision for T.C. Athletics and Activities
With a director and two new assistant directors positions – one focused on the daily operation of student athletics and one focused on strategic outreach – the enhanced leadership team will grow opportunities in line with the strategic goals of the high school and the school division, creating ongoing partnerships and increased opportunities for athletic and extracurricular activities.
School Climate Specialist Named Champion of Children
ACPS School Climate Specialist Gregory Baldwin will be recognized as a Champion of Children in the annual Children, Youth and Families Collaborative Commission Champions of Children Awards.
Celebrating Hands-On Learning Through Community Service
Join us to celebrate a year of student service learning on Wednesday, June 6 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the George Washington Middle School library. Learn how students tackled real-world issues, learned academic and civic skills and connected with their community.