Each ACPS school has put forward their pick for our division’s annual crown. Only one will then go forward to the Washington Post’s annual Teacher of the Year competition. Meet our first four finalists from Charles Barrett, Cora Kelly, William Ramsay and Francis C. Hammond.
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.
William Ramsay Elementary School Applauded for Improving Science Results
A program tailored to each individual student is reaping rewards.
ACPS to Open Four More After-school Learning Clubs
It’s been two years since ACPS was awarded a grant to set up an after-school club for students who need a little extra support. Thanks to additional federal funding, we are expanding on its success!
Amazon Helps Establish Robotics Programs at Six ACPS Schools
Amazon has donated robotics equipment to six elementary schools in ACPS by way of a demonstration of its commitment to Alexandria ahead of the arrival of its new H2 headquarters.
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.
Schools Hold Open Houses and Tours for Kindergarten Registration Season
Kindergarten registration for the 2019-20 school year kicks off on April 3. Find out when your school is holding an open house or tour.
Going Forward: Implementing My Vision
Last week, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Gregory C. Hutchings, Jr. shared his vision for how to make ACPS the best it has ever been. This week, he reviews the importance of implementing that plan to bring it to life.
Brown vs. Board: It Takes a Community to Make a Difference
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.
Brown v. Board: 60 Years On – The Action that Took 14 Years to Complete
On a damp grey morning at 8:15 a.m. on February 10, 1959 — exactly 60 years ago this week — two African-American school children walked across a line of 58 police officers to become the first black students at an all-white elementary school in Alexandria. On the other side of town, three other African-American children walked into the all-white William Ramsay School. Their actions were the start of a long, slow process to desegregate Alexandria City Public Schools — a process that took another 14 years to complete.