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.
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.
Wilmer Carranza gives thanks to his mother for the sacrifices she made and says she is the inspiration behind everything he does. Now, by becoming the first in his family to go to college, he hopes to create a legacy.
Our Parent Liaison has gone above and beyond to help support generations of families in our city. She has now been recognized for her tireless efforts to help families at Mount Vernon Community School.
Within ACPS, we are fortunate to have two elementary schools that utilize the immersion method of language acquisition to teach both English and Spanish together.
It’s not just our children who can benefit when language learned in school is shared. The whole family can benefit. Hear from a Mount Vernon student and her mother learning together.
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!
It’s been eight years in the making but Mount Vernon Community School now has a play garden to be proud of.
If ACPS’ Instructional Specialist for Health, Physical Education and Family Life Education achieves his goal, every elementary school in our division will have its own set of stationary bikes within two years.
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.
Thursday night’s School Board meeting was full of recognitions, including the student poets laureate from MacArthur, Mount Vernon and T.C. Williams. There was also an important update on the plan to transition schools to outsourced operational services.
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?
ACPS needs your input on family engagement in our schools. Complete the survey before it closes on Friday, March 29.