Meet the next four of our 18 finalists! LaGina Gross from T.C. Williams Minnie Howard, Melanie Needels from Mount Vernon, Nicole Kertyzak from Maury, and Mary Breslin from George Washington Middle School.
Category: Mount Vernon
Towards a Greener Future: Replacing Styrofoam with Compostable Trays
ACPS has begun piloting the use of compostable trays to replace Styrofoam at T.C. Williams High School and our middle school cafeterias. Dishwashers are also being installed in our elementary schools where space allows, ahead of a switch to reusable materials.
He Didn’t Speak English Until Eight Years-Old — Now He’s the Winner of a Quarter-Million Dollar Scholarship
Wilmer Carranza gives thanks to his mother for the sacrifices she made and says she is the inspiration behind everything he does. Now, by becoming the first in his family to go to college, he hopes to create a legacy.
You Deserve This: Rosa Landeros Named a Living Legend of Alexandria
Our Parent Liaison has gone above and beyond to help support generations of families in our city. She has now been recognized for her tireless efforts to help families at Mount Vernon Community School.
From Neighbors To Friends: How One ACPS School is Helping Two Communities Become One
At Mount Vernon Community School, parents are reaching out to one another across cultures.
¡Hola! Hello! Our Dual Language Program Bridges Cultural Gaps and Makes the Most of Our Incredible Diversity
Within ACPS, we are fortunate to have two elementary schools that utilize the immersion method of language acquisition to teach both English and Spanish together.
Teaching Mom: When an English Learner Turns Family Interpreter
It’s not just our children who can benefit when language learned in school is shared. The whole family can benefit. Hear from a Mount Vernon student and her mother learning together.
ACPS to Open Four More After-school Learning Clubs
It’s been two years since ACPS was awarded a grant to set up an after-school club for students who need a little extra support. Thanks to additional federal funding, we are expanding on its success!
Mount Vernon Play Garden Now Open!
It’s been eight years in the making but Mount Vernon Community School now has a play garden to be proud of.
Brain-Boosting Stationary Bikes Coming to All ACPS Elementary Schools
If ACPS’ Instructional Specialist for Health, Physical Education and Family Life Education achieves his goal, every elementary school in our division will have its own set of stationary bikes within two years.
Schools Sparkle to Create a Great First Impression
Did you notice how sparkly our schools looked on the first day of school on Tuesday? ACPS used the first day of school to launch its First Impressions Campaign to ensure that all our schools are welcoming places for all our families — not just in the first week of school, but every day of the school year.
Board Matters: Poets, Scientists and a New Plan for Custodian Outsourcing
Thursday night’s School Board meeting was full of recognitions, including the student poets laureate from MacArthur, Mount Vernon and T.C. Williams. There was also an important update on the plan to transition schools to outsourced operational services.
Kindergarten Registration Kicks-Off on April 3
If you are the parent or guardian of a child who will be heading to kindergarten this fall, this information is for you. Kindergarten registration season starts next week. Are you ready?
Reminder: Family Engagement Survey Closes on Friday
ACPS needs your input on family engagement in our schools. Complete the survey before it closes on Friday, March 29.
Celebrating Our Support Staff of the Year Nominees
This year, for the first time, ACPS is recognizing an Outstanding Support Staff Member of the Year. This week we’re celebrating all of our nominees. Read what makes them outstanding. The winner will be announced in April.