The start of the school year is a time of great learning for all, including ACPS.
Elementary students will get more recess time this school year thanks to student wellness policy changes approved by the School Board last June. In addition, the policy now also includes weather-related guidelines for when to hold recess and other student activities outdoors.
The first day of the 2018-19 school year saw smiling students, excited teachers, happy parents and a new school. Enjoy!
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!
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.
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.
Hear from each of the teachers nominated for the ACPS Teacher of the Year Award why they teach, in their own words.
Meet more exceptional teachers nominated for the Washington Post Outstanding Teacher Award. We will continue to introduce you to the many others who were nominated over the next few weeks. The overall Washington Post winner and the ACPS winner will be announced in April.
Congratulations to Alexa Lopez, whose artwork was selected from more than 300 submissions for its representation of this year’s theme, “Local Action, Global Impact” in the City of Alexandria’s annual Earth Day artwork contest
If you are a parent or guardian of a rising kindergartner, plan to attend an open house and save the date for Kindergarten Registration Kick-off on April 11.
Congratulations to Adelaide Flint and Peyton Marcy, who will head to the state level of the National PTA Reflections Art, and the many other students who competed in the Northern Virginia district level contest.
Enjoy an afternoon of learning, compliments of the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of American History. On February 18 the museum will host a free screening of the film “Never Give Up! Minoru Yasui and the Fight For Justice,” in conjunction with the museum’s exhibition, “Righting a Wrong: Japanese Americans and World War II,” in observance of the Day of Remembrance.
See an overview of all the ACPS summer school and enrichment programs that will be offered for students from kindergarten through high school on campuses throughout the city.
Virginia Governor Ralph Northam has designated January 22 – 26 as School Principal Appreciation Week. Learn about fun ways to show your appreciation to your school principal this week.