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.
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.
School Board Approves Ten Year Plan to Update Schools
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.
Board Matters: Superintendent Proposes Ten-Year Vision for Equitable, Safe, Modern Facilities; Plus All the New Enrollment Numbers
Superintendent Dr. Gregory C. Hutchings, Jr. presented a ten-year vision for the Capital Improvement Program (CIP) Budget that builds capacity across all grade levels, increases safety and security, modernizes facilities for the 21st century, and ensures equitable investment across all schools.
Board Matters: Swing Space, MacArthur Modernization, and Future Capital Priorities
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.
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.
ACPS Student Bee’s Knees at Historic National Spelling Contest
Alexandria had its first participant in the Scripps National Spelling Bee this past week: Maury fourth grader Olivia Coleman. See how she handled the “histrionics.”
Off to Great Places! T.C. Phenom Ana Humphrey Named National Merit Scholar
And will she succeed? Yes! She will, indeed! (98 and 3/4 percent guaranteed.)
One Toilet and a Spigot for 600 Students: Maury Students Raise Money for South African High School
Students at Matthew Maury Elementary School now understand what it’s like for many children around the world who don’t have easy access to water. Last Monday they carried bottles of water — some large, some small — around Maury’s track to raise awareness of the world’s growing water crisis and raise money for a high school in South Africa.
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.
What Impact Does Money Have on a Child’s Education?
When we think of the things that have the biggest impact on the success of a child, we think about the teacher. So, following the School Board’s approval of the Superintendent’s proposed budget last week, we are asking, “Does money really make a difference?”
Celebrating Our Elementary Teacher of the Year Nominees
Meet the exceptional ACPS elementary teachers nominated for the ACPS Teacher of the Year award and The Washington Post Teacher of the Year Award, and read why their students, families and colleagues believe they deserve recognition.
ACPS Announces Formal Exploration of Partnership with NOVA to Launch Early College Program
ACPS announced formal plans to take steps to partner with Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) on an Early College High School program as part of the new Connected High School Network to be set up through The High School Project. Early College will allow students the opportunity to graduate with an associate degree from NOVA at the same time as they graduate from T.C. Williams.