Join ACPS Superintendent of Schools Dr. Gregory C. Hutchings, Jr., members of the Alexandria City School Board, ACPS staff and families to walk in the 48th Annual Scottish Walk Parade.
Monthly Archives: November 2018
School Resource Officers Honored for Duties Above and Beyond
When School Resources Officers Gary Argueta and Johnny Larios reached out to a struggling student over a game of soccer at T.C. Williams High School last year, the last thing on their minds was being honored for their impact in changing student lives. The two, who openly admit they themselves could have ended up in a different place without similar support, are sharing the lessons they learned the hard way so that T.C. students don’t have to.
Dr. Gregory C. Hutchings, Jr. Named Superintendent of the Year
Superintendent of Schools Dr. Gregory C. Hutchings, Jr. has once again been honored as an outstanding leader in education for his commitment to the educational advancement of minority educators and learners.
Have an Impact: Join a School Board Advisory Committee
Here is an opportunity to take your involvement in our community to the next level and have an impact on key issues impacting our schools. Read why others have joined a committee and about the impact their work has had.
Alexandria City Public Schools Proud Partner in Historic Amazon Deal
ACPS is proud to be part of a historic partnership with Virginia Tech, as part of the deal to bring Amazon’s new headquarters to Northern Virginia. The announcement includes news of a partnership with Virginia Tech to develop an Innovation Campus in the Alexandria section of Potomac Yard to fill demand for high-tech talent, and coincides with the recent launch by ACPS of The High School Project: Inspiring a Future for Alexandria.
A Gift for Your Recipe Box: Titan Thanksgiving Taters
T.C. Garden Club and Culinary Arts students teamed up to bring a farm-to-table experience to students this Thanksgiving. See how they pulled it all together and get two sweet potato recipes for your own feast, compliments of Chef Scheuerman and the T.C. Culinary Arts students.
Will You Be the One to Change a Life?
As we prepare to break for the Thanksgiving holiday, here are words of thanks and gratitude from Superintendent of Schools Dr. Gregory C. Hutchings, Jr. to each and every one of you — our families, our community members, our partners in the City of Alexandria and our community organizations. In order for our students to succeed, it takes each and every one of us. Thank you!
Listening Tour Takeaways
Superintendent of Schools Dr. Gregory C. Hutchings, Jr. recently conducted a Listening & Learning tour as part of his 100-Day Entry Plan. If you missed the opportunity to participate, read this summary and share your thoughts online.
Do You Know How to Stay Informed During Winter Weather Emergencies?
As the cold weather settles in and we brace for winter weather, we would like to remind you how to stay informed about school closings or delayed openings.
VOICES: Creating Leaders Through Military Discipline
This week, as we celebrate Veterans Day, T.C. Williams senior and JROTC Cadet Hannah Yee will be sworn into the U.S. Army. Hannah credits the T.C. Williams’ Army JROTC program with providing her with a solid foundation, turning her from a misguided kid a few years ago into a leader.
Educational Vision for the Future High School Presented to the School Board
Learn about the recommendation to the School Board on Thursday for an educational vision based on findings from community, staff and student listening sessions over the past four months, as presented by the project team from The High School Project: Inspiring a Future for Alexandria.
A Very Personal Honor for Virginia’s School Nurse of the Year
Lyles-Crouch School Nurse Jasmine Wood has been named Virginia School Nurse of the Year. But the award has a far more personal meaning, as it comes at a time when her family is facing a medical crisis of their own.
Superintendent Announces Capital Plan Aligned with Programming Vision
Superintendent of Schools Dr. Gregory C. Hutchings, Jr. has unveiled a ten-year Capital Improvement Program (CIP) budget focused on the fast resolution of urgent elementary and high school capacity issues, while also ensuring alignment with the joint goals of the City and School Board.
Our Heroes: A Tribute to Our Veterans
In honor of Veterans Day, we asked students at the Patrick Henry School Veterans Day assembly to describe a military hero. Read what they had to say and enjoy highlights from last Friday’s assemblies in our schools.
Board Matters: A Run Down of the Numbers
Thursday’s School Board meeting was heavy on facilities information with the presentation of the Superintendent’s Proposed Capital Improvement Program (CIP) Budget, a presentation of the long-awaited educational vision for The High School Project, an update on our enrollment numbers, plus a Board Brief on where to find facilities web pages.