Despite some critics saying ten-year-olds can’t make a difference, fifth-graders Carter Anderson, Henry Gibbs and Liz Peyton aren’t backing down. After the tragic Parkland school shooting in February, these Alexandria students decided they needed to get involved and make a difference.
Monthly Archives: May 2018
Early Identification Program Changes the Course of the Lives of First Generation College Students
Last week, class of 2018 Titans Ceairah Britt, Veronica Buabeng, Jose Castanaza, Tijea Cook and Janaka Miles graduated from George Mason University’s Early Identification Program (EIP) through a partnership with ACPS.
New Jefferson-Houston School Principal Announced
Former instructional coach at George Washington Middle School and current resident principal in D.C. Public Schools, MScott Berkowitz, has been appointed principal of Jefferson-Houston PreK-8 School.
Summer School Registration for High School Students Starts Today
Keep the learning alive this summer with on-campus courses, online courses and the AP Boot Camp
Bringing the New Ferdinand T. Day Elementary School to Life
Learn about how things are progressing at the new school, get dates for parent and community meetings and get details on how to stay informed.
VOICES: Addy’s Magic Mirror
While undergoing treatment for recurrent cancer, fourth-grade student Adelaide Flint entered her moving self-portrait “Stronger” into the PTA Reflections contest. Her mom, Stacey Flint, says Addy has taken a challenging situation and made something awesome.
New Poet Laureates Celebrated for Their Way with Words
This year, our annual poetry contest expanded to include our secondary schools. Thanks to a tie at the elementary level and the inclusion of secondary students in the contest for the first time, we now have three new ACPS poet laureates!
SOLs Begin This Week: View the Schedule and Get Tips for Readying Mind and Body
Learn how we’ve been getting your child ready for the SOLs and how you can help. View the testing schedule and learn about regulations concerning electronic devices during testing.
Our Teachers Felt the Love During Teacher Appreciation Week
Teachers at schools throughout the division enjoyed catered breakfasts, barbecue chicken lunches, snack stations and loads of other treats provided by ACPS families and PTAs. Enjoy these highlights!
What Does Good Mental Health Mean to You?
May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Learn about the resources available to help achieve good mental health.
ACPS is Committed to Making Our Online Content Accessible to All
ACPS aims to present online information in a way that all users, including those with disabilities, can access regardless of the hardware or software they use, or how they navigate our site.
Changes to School Walk Zones Coming in the 2018-19 School Year
Changes are being made to improve student safety and to accommodate needs based on redistricting. Learn how these changes might impact your family.
VOICES: The Journey from Middle School Orchestra to Juilliard
Soon-to-be T.C. Williams High School graduate, and full-ride Kovner Fellowship recipient to the Juilliard School, talks with her mentor, teacher and friend about their amazing journey together.
Two ACPS High-Flyers Win 40 Under 40 Awards
Two ACPS employees are among the 40 leaders and innovators being celebrated as part of the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce 2017 40 Under 40.
Thinking About Getting Involved in Upcoming Elections? Here is Guidance on How ACPS Operates at Election Time
Whether you are running for elected office in Alexandria or are supporting someone who is, here is what you need to know regarding ACPS policies regarding political campaigns.