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.
Category: George Washington
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.
Take a Bow: Two George Washington Students Involved in Production at The Kennedy Center
Eighth grade thespians Yahney-Marie Sangare and Sydney Payne helped write and perform a play about desegregation of a public school in Northern Virginia.
Have an Eighth Grader Interested in STEM? Consider Applying for the STEM Academy
We’re now accepting applications for rising ninth graders to join the STEM Academy at Minnie Howard next school year. The deadline is March 27, 2020. Don’t miss your chance.
Mindfulness is a Way of Life for Students at George Washington Middle School
Meditation, time for reflection, and a cell phone ban have made strides towards a calm classroom environment.
He Didn’t Speak English Until Eight Years-Old — Now He’s the Winner of a Quarter-Million Dollar Scholarship
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.
New, Searchable Online Program of Studies Now Available for Middle and High School Students
We’re excited to unveil a comprehensive list of more than 400 middle and high school courses for the 2020-21 school year, in our completely new, searchable online Program of Studies website. The process of academic advisement and course selection is beginning in all ACPS schools. Make sure you take a look today!
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.
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!
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 Marks Ten-Year Collaboration With George Mason University Early Identification Program
This summer marks the tenth anniversary of ACPS’ collaboration with George Mason University’s Early Identification Program (EIP), a year-round partnership designed to help prepare middle and high school students become the first in their families to attend college in the US.
Our team traveled out to the campus by bus for a day to see our students in action.
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.)
The ACPS Approach to School Culture and Conflict Resolution
Do you know how ACPS works to create a positive climate for all students? Find out how we are implementing Restorative Practices.