Alexandria City Public Schools has received an overwhelmingly positive endorsement by its teachers and principals in a survey of educators and principals conducted every two years. Read a detailed presentation of the overall results.
Monthly Archives: April 2016
Lyles Brothers Focus on the Olympics
The Lyles brothers are fully focused on making the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Read about their efforts to train and raise the necessary funds for their Olympic debut.
Thank a Teacher During Teacher Appreciation Week
This week is Teacher Appreciation Week. Find out ways some fun ways to show your appreciation to an ACPS Teacher.
ACPS Asks for the Moon…and Reaches NASA
Mark your calendars for a special night of moon discovery. ACPS is planning a unique chat with NASA moon geologist Noah Petro as well as a free screening of one of the best family space alien movies of all time as part of the All Alexandria Reads event on Tuesday, May 10 at T.C. Williams High School.
ACPS Profiles Speech-Language Pathologist in Honor of Better Hearing and Speech Month
ACPS is raising awareness about communication disorders and shining a light on speech and language services available through ACPS with a profile of school speech-language pathologist Cindy Johnson in celebration of Better Hearing and Speech Month.
Patrick Henry Project Advisory Group Recommends Site Design
The Patrick Henry Advisory Group has selected a final site plan to present to the School Board as their recommended design option. Give your feedback on the recommended option.
Watch a Video of Mount Vernon’s Tree Planting Day
Mayor Silberberg, along with Dominion Power, helped Mount Vernon Community School principal Peter Balas educate his students about the value of looking after the environment. Watch a video of the tree planting at the school.
Special Education Video Series: Managing Sibling Conflict
The ACPS Special Education Parent Resource Center has compiled a series of videos about topics of interest to parents of students with special educational needs. View the forth video in the series in English, Spanish, Amharic and Arabic.
Hammond Becomes First ACPS Secondary School to Launch Breakfast in the Classroom
Francis C. Hammond Middle School became the first secondary school in Alexandria City Public Schools to offer the Breakfast in the Classroom program aimed at breaking down the social divide between students who have and those who do not.
A Scavenger Hunt, Letters to Authors and a Space Movie. – Join the #AllAlexReads Fun
Don’t miss out on the fun activities surrounding this year’s All Alexandria Reads campaign including writing to the authors of the books you read, taking part of the Twitter scavenger hunt to win prizes and a free screening of one of the best family space alien movies of all time at T.C. Williams High School on May 10.
Schools Raise Thousands Through Spring2ACTion
School PTAs, community members and groups across Alexandria City Public Schools participated in Spring2ACTion on Wednesday, April 20. The result: more than $953,000 to upgrade technology, fund field trips and special programs, build library resources and renovate classrooms and playgrounds. Here is a snapshot of the results.
T.C. Williams Senior Places First in “White House at Bat” Challenge
T.C. Williams High School senior Taj Ranna has been selected as one of five first-place winners in the inaugural White House at Bat Challenge, a competition for students in grades 9 through 12 created by the White House Historical Association and the Washington Nationals.
Special Education Video Series: Agency Linkages
The ACPS Special Education Parent Resource Center has compiled a series of videos about topics of interest to parents of students with special educational needs. View the third video in the series in English, Spanish, Amharic and Arabic.
World’s Leading Expert on Chimpanzees Inspires Students at T.C. Williams High School
Dr. Jane Goodall, considered the world’s foremost expert on chimpanzees, visited T.C. Williams High School on Friday to plant a tree and connect with students inspired by her Roots and Shoots program.
School Board to Recognize Outstanding ACPS Volunteers
ACPS announces five winners of the Outstanding Volunteer of the Year Award for their valuable contributions to our schools.