In our final article commemorating the 65th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education and Alexandria’s long journey to desegregation, we turn our attention to the community activism it took to made strides towards equity in Alexandria. Learn about the Secret Seven, a group of men resolved to end the systemic racism in Alexandria in the 1960s.
Community Cuts Ribbon to Celebrate the Opening of New Patrick Henry School
Community members, dance students, the Town Crier, the school’s eagle mascot, and school and city officials came together this week to dedicate the new Patrick Henry School and Recreation Center at an official ribbon cutting ceremony last week. It followed the community open house the previous weekend.
New Patrick Henry School Opens Today
The new Patrick Henry School officially opens its doors to students today, concluding 18 months of construction to build an expanded and modernized facility.
Teaching’s Highest Accomplishment — What it Means for the Classroom
Seventeen ACPS Educators earned teaching’s highest accomplishment, representing the largest group to complete the certification and recertification process in a single school year. ACPS now boasts 83 National Board Certified teachers and counselors. Find out what that means for students.
Leadership Skills Win T.C. Students Full Ride to College
T.C. Williams seniors Denay Taylor and Jefrey Lopez Henao plan to be the first in their families to go to college, but both lacked the means to pay for it. This fall they’re heading out-of-state to Bucknell University and Lafayette College, respectively, with full-tuition, four-year scholarships worth more than $200,000 each.
T.C. Teacher Wins Career and Technical Teacher of the Year
T.C. Williams High School Teacher Kimberly Wilson has been named the 2019 Virginia Career and Technical Education (CTE) Teacher of the Year for inspiring others to love the work of education.
Titans Take Regional Championship in We the People Competition
T.C. Williams Senior Jerome Maquiling defended his views on immigration at the same time his mother was taking the oath to become a U.S. citizen. He was part of the team that won the regional championship of We the People competition.
T.C. Senior Follows Lyles Brother Mentors to U.S. #1 Track Time
T.C. Williams Senior Ibrahim Bangura started the new year on a high note with a big win at the F.I.T Meeting, clocking in with the number one time in the U.S. in the 55 meters that day.
Step onto the Stage With Our Holiday Show Stoppers
A concert pianist virtuoso, an Olympic-bound ice skater, an aspiring Broadway actor, an award-winning orchestra instructor and an acclaimed theatre producer are just a few of those with whom we share our classrooms and our schools. Learn more about them and where they’re sharing their talents with the community this holiday season.
T.C. Williams One of Two Schools in State Recognized for AP Success
The record number of students at T.C. Williams who scored top grades in Advanced Placement tests this past year has led to ACPS being one of only two public school divisions in the state to be recognized for its achievement by the College Board.
Titan Tsunami Earns T.C. Williams the All-City Cup
Smashing through team records and setting personal bests, Titan swimmers have claimed the coveted Mayor’s Trophy for T.C. Williams High School for the first time in the history of Alexandria’s All-City Swim Meet.
School Resource Officers Honored for Duties Above and Beyond
When School Resources Officers Gary Argueta and Johnny Larios reached out to a struggling student over a game of soccer at T.C. Williams High School last year, the last thing on their minds was being honored for their impact in changing student lives. The two, who openly admit they themselves could have ended up in a different place without similar support, are sharing the lessons they learned the hard way so that T.C. students don’t have to.
Dr. Gregory C. Hutchings, Jr. Named Superintendent of the Year
Superintendent of Schools Dr. Gregory C. Hutchings, Jr. has once again been honored as an outstanding leader in education for his commitment to the educational advancement of minority educators and learners.
Football Player from 1935 to be Honored in Hall of Fame
A football player from the first graduating class of the then George Washington High School in 1935 and a coach at GW from the 1950s are among those to be celebrated during the fifth annual ACPS Athletic Hall of Fame induction ceremony at T.C. Williams High School on Friday, November 2.
Large Community Turnout for Ferdinand T. Day Dedication Ceremony
Ferdinand T. Day’s family and members of the community joined students and parents from the new Ferdinand T. Day Elementary School on the West End on Thursday to officially dedicate the building in a moving ceremony.