As the first meeting in the new year, this was the meeting where the Board was required to vote on their leadership for 2020. The Board also heard from the communications auditor and received updates on both the panel of experts for the High School Project and the new build for Douglas MacArthur Elementary School.
U.S. Senator Tim Kaine spent an afternoon with Junior ROTC cadets at T.C. Williams High School on Friday to hear their thoughts on the political processes they considered necessary to take a country to war and on the recent conflict with Iran.
A moving memorial took place at T.C. Williams High School, while the city released a proclamation declaring December 28, 2019 to be Herman Boone Day.
The Alexandria City School Board has approved a $530.7 million ten-year plan to continue to modernize ACPS schools while also funding facilities repairs to school infrastructure. See the list of scheduled modernization projects.
Herman Boone, iconic former head coach of the T.C. Williams High School 1971 championship football team, passed away on December 18, surrounded by his family and friends at the age of 84. Memorial services will be held on December 27 and 28.
“I want to be an inspiration to my students. Perhaps in ten or twenty years, I will be able to see one of my children – my students – walking across that stage.”
Onelio Mencho-Aguilar tells his T.C. Williams International Academy students, “If I can succeed, so can you.”
In the second of our “letters home” series, in partnership with the T.C. Williams High School College and Career Center, our newly graduated Titans give us their impressions of life away from home.
“A majority of our kids, has something that they are dealing with that’s pretty heavy,” said coach and school resource officer Johnny Larios.
During last month’s Hispanic Heritage Celebration, we spoke with successful ACPS alumni about the challenges of adjusting to a new way of life. We asked first and second-generation Americans how they overcame adversity. Hear three of their stories.
Eleven nationalities speaking multiple languages play alongside each other as they attempt to figure out life in the U.S. Don’t miss this video featuring a special T.C. cameo!
Last month Noah Lyles, class of 2016 Titan, became the 200m world champion. Now he and his brother Josephus are aiming for Olympic Gold. T.C. Williams Coach Mike Hughes gives us their origin story.
This was a week where capital projects were high on the list for discussion. The School Board and City Council met to discuss capital project priorities for the next ten years, while the School Board dug into updates on the swing space project and the modernization of Douglas MacArthur Elementary School.