A team of students from Douglas MacArthur Elementary School has been named World Champions after winning first place in the 2017 Odyssey of the Mind World Finals at Michigan State University over the weekend.
Monthly Archives: May 2017
School Board Approves Final Budget Focused on Retaining Staff and Maintaining Classrooms
The Alexandria City School Board approved the FY 2018 Final Combined Funds Budget for Alexandria City Public Schools on Thursday. Read about what it means for ACPS, our students and our staff.
T.C. Student Photography on Exhibit Through June 19
T.C. Williams High School’s 2017 Student Photography Showcase is on exhibit through Monday, June 19 at St. Elmo’s Coffee Pub, 2300 Mount Vernon Avenue. Take a sneak peek at their incredible work.
Wear Orange on June 2 to Show Support for Anti-Violence Efforts
As part of our commitment to providing a safe learning and working environment, students, educators and staff are invited to wear orange in honor of those who have lost their lives to violence.
Patrick Henry Project Ready for Groundbreaking
ACPS and City officials will break ground for the new Patrick Henry School and Recreation Center on June 19. Join us for the June groundbreaking ceremony or this week’s community meeting on Wednesday, May 31.
T.C. Williams Boys Soccer Team Wins Patriot Conference
T.C. Williams Boys Soccer Team Wins Patriot Conference for the first time since 2014
SOLs are Underway: View Testing Schedule, See SOL Math Cup Winners, Enjoy a Little SOL Music
The SOLs are now underway. See how the staff at MacArthur are energizing their students with a fun SOL music video, see the winners of the Virginia Math SOL Cup and view the testing schedule.
School Board Announces Timeline for Superintendent Search
The School Board has established a timeline for the Superintendent search. The timeline includes appointing an Interim Superintendent prior to Superintendent Crawley’s departure in late July.
ACPS Begins Discussion around Academic Programs for the New West End School
Charles Barrett Students Raise More Than $10,300 to Help Schools in Need
Charles Barrett Elementary School’s Adopt-a-Gym program has raised more than $10,300 to endow schools in need with equipment to run P.E. programs that help students develop lifelong healthy fitness habits. They were so successful that they were able to donate more than $1,000 of that sum to Alexandria’s Carpenter’s Shelter.
Check Tech Use for Better Speech and Hearing Month
Are you kids spending too much time on tech? Learn about the impact overuse of electronic devices can have on speech and language development, and on hearing.
T.C. Williams High School to Undergo Leadership Reorganization for 2017-18 School Year
Both the King Street and Minnie Howard campuses of T.C. Williams High School will be undergoing a reorganization of the administrative structure that will go into effect in the new school year.
Superintendent Crawley Announces He Will Be Leaving ACPS This Summer
Superintendent Alvin L. Crawley has announced that he will be leaving Alexandria City Public Schools this summer to take a position as a professor in the Graduate School of Education at George Mason University in the fall.
Dr. Crawley’s last day with ACPS will be July 28. The Alexandria City School Board will lay out the process for the search for a new superintendent within the next few weeks.
Jefferson-Houston Now an International Baccalaureate (I.B.) Middle Years Programme School
Jefferson-Houston School is now an authorized International Baccalaureate (I.B.) World School for the five-year Middle Years Programme (MYP). It became an authorized Primary Years Programme (PYP) school in 2015.
D.C. United Celebrates ACPS Teacher of the Year Nominees
DC United team members host special event at Cora Kelly to celebrate ACPS Teacher of the Year nominees during Teacher Appreciation Week