A football player from the first graduating class of the then George Washington High School in 1935 and a coach at GW from the 1950s are among those to be celebrated during the fifth annual ACPS Athletic Hall of Fame induction ceremony at T.C. Williams High School on Friday, November 2.
Superintendent of Schools Dr. Gregory C. Hutchings, Jr. was honored as an outstanding leader in education last week for his commitment to enhancing educational and economic opportunities for African Americans and other minorities.
Hammond students commanded, “Move that bus! Move that bus!” as they awaited the reveal of their newly renovated cafeteria. Watch the student reaction to their new eating space.
Last Thursday’s School Board meeting was focused almost entirely on the report from the evaluation conducted around our work with students with disabilities. If you are interested in the findings of the report, this is a Board meeting you will want to watch.
Ferdinand T. Day’s family and members of the community joined students and parents from the new Ferdinand T. Day Elementary School on the West End on Thursday to officially dedicate the building in a moving ceremony.
Titan Robotics welcomed members of the Afghan Girls Robotics Team. They will be taking what they’ve learned to Afghan leaders to encourage them to support STEM education. Enjoy watching the Titans and their visitors in action.
When Noa arrived in Alexandria at the age of six, he hadn’t spoken at school for three years. He was blind since birth and selectively mute. Now he’s a fourth-grade student at Mount Vernon Community School and a national braille champion.
Dr. Gregory C. Hutchings, Jr. is halfway through his first 100 days as superintendent at ACPS. Get an update on how he’s been spending his time and get details about his upcoming listening tour on October 30 and November 1.
Want to have a say in what days your child has off school next year? Review the proposed 2019-20 Academic Calendars and submit your comments by November 11.
October 23-31, students throughout ACPS will engage in activities that promote a drug-free and healthy lifestyle following this year’s theme: Life Is Your Journey. Travel Drug Free.
Upgrades to the Parker-Gray Memorial Stadium at T.C. Williams High School were approved by City Council on Saturday, including the addition of field lighting for the first time in the history of the school.
T.C. Williams’ The Kick serves up hot beverages and smiles each morning and also provides students with disabilities an on-site opportunity to get practical work place experience. Take a listen to Autism Resource Teacher Donsu Spratt and Paraprofessional Sally “The Boss” Schneider as they talk shop — coffee shop, that is.
Schools across America participated in Walk and Bike to School Day last week. It was also a good opportunity for us to check in on some of the Alexandria Redevelopment and Housing Authority students who received bicycles and helmets after principals, assistant principals and administrators built 40 bikes for them as part of a team building exercise at their August Leadership Institute.
On Tuesday, November 6, Alexandria voters will elect School Board members to represent each of the three districts in the City of Alexandria. Voters can attend a public forum on October 24, sponsored by PTAC, for an opportunity to ask questions and hear from the candidates for all nine School Board seats.