The start of the school year is a time of great learning for all, including ACPS.
Students to Get More Recess Time this School Year
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.
Welcome Back! Enjoy Highlights from #ACPSFirstDay!
The first day of the 2018-19 school year saw smiling students, excited teachers, happy parents and a new school. Enjoy!
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!
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.
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.
Why We Teach: Share the Passion of Our Teacher of the Year Nominees
Hear from each of the teachers nominated for the ACPS Teacher of the Year Award why they teach, in their own words.
Congratulations to Our Second Batch of Teacher of the Year Nominees
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.
Fourth-grade Animal-lover and Tree-hugger Wins Earth Day Artwork Contest
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
Get Ready for Kindergarten Registration Season
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.
Get Inspiration from the Two Reflections Winners Headed to States
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.
Free Film Screening and Discussion for Day of Remembrance
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.
Sign Up for Summer School and Summer Enrichment Programs
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.
Help Us Celebrate Principals Appreciation Week
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.
Students: Submit Your Earth Day Artwork Entry by January 26
What does the statement, “Local Action, Global Impact” mean to you? Submit your visual representation of the theme in the Earth Day Artwork Contest.