Graduating our largest class yet, welcoming (back) a new superintendent, opening two new schools … these are just a few of the things that ACPS is celebrating as we close out 2018 and ring in the new year!
Monthly Archives: December 2018
Happy New Year from the Superintendent
Celebrate the New Year with a message from Superintendent of Schools Dr. Gregory C. Hutchings, Jr.
Step onto the Stage With Our Holiday Show Stoppers
A concert pianist virtuoso, an Olympic-bound ice skater, an aspiring Broadway actor, an award-winning orchestra instructor and an acclaimed theatre producer are just a few of those with whom we share our classrooms and our schools. Learn more about them and where they’re sharing their talents with the community this holiday season.
The Future of the High School Should Be More Than a Fleeting Holiday Wish
ACPS has an opportunity to profoundly impact the long-term future of the high school. If we think big and act boldly, we can put Alexandria on the map for the skills for which our future graduates are known, and create a talent pipeline into the workplace and higher education for generations to come. Read this message about The High School Project from Superintendent of Schools Dr. Gregory C. Hutchings, Jr.
2019 Calendar Showcases Titan Talents
Support T.C. Labyrinth Magazine’s efforts to showcase the creative work of ACPS students — buy a 2019 calendar created by T.C.’s Journalism M2 class, featuring images from current Titan photography students.
We Asked You to Give Generously and You Did — Thank you!
This holiday season, ACPS asked our community to come together and give generously to support our families who are struggling. Because of your generosity, we were able to brighten the holidays of 165 students and families. Please take a moment to enjoy our thank you.
ACPS Launches Award for Staff Who Help Our Division Run Smoothly
A brand new support staff recognition program honors exemplary support staff alongside exceptional teachers and principals. Learn how to nominate staff members who exemplify excellence in their work.
Fun Ways to Spend Your Winter Break
Toy-making, Waterskiing Santa, a fantastical holiday and train display made of plant materials — these are just a few of the must-see items to add to your winter break punch list.
T.C. Williams One of Two Schools in State Recognized for AP Success
The record number of students at T.C. Williams who scored top grades in Advanced Placement tests this past year has led to ACPS being one of only two public school divisions in the state to be recognized for its achievement by the College Board.
Learning Life Lessons Through Chess
Strategy, leadership, self-control, empathy, patience and consequences — these are just a few of the things students are learning through the game of chess after school in the LINK Club.
Titan Tsunami Earns T.C. Williams the All-City Cup
Smashing through team records and setting personal bests, Titan swimmers have claimed the coveted Mayor’s Trophy for T.C. Williams High School for the first time in the history of Alexandria’s All-City Swim Meet.
Board Matters: Don’t Miss Next Year’s Calendar and Program of Studies
Thursday’s School Board meeting was full of updates on important projects that will have a huge impact on students in the long term. These included an update on The High School Project, the action plan connected to the Students with Disabilities Evaluation, the Academic Calendar, and the Program of Studies outlining course offerings for next school year. On top of this, we heard from you about what you would like to see included in the Capital Improvement Program Budget for FY2020-29.
Did You Catch Some of Our Favorites Aboard “The ACPS Express” at this Saturday’s Scottish Walk?
The rain didn’t dampen any spirits at Saturday’s 48th Annual Scottish Christmas Walk Parade. Among the walkers were some familiar faces. Did you recognize them?
Give Generously This Holiday Season — Sponsor an ACPS Student or Family
Each year this program ensures that students who would otherwise not receive gifts have a wonderful holiday season. Sign up to sponsor a student and help spread holiday cheer.
New Way to Give Parents Greater Control Over Online Activities on School-Issued Devices
Newly launched Securly Parent Portal allows parents to monitor their child’s online activity outside of school and view their child’s keyword searches, sites visited and videos watched, and add additional restrictions. It also provides ACPS with improved monitoring tools to detect potential self-harm, cyberbullying and violence.