Today’s issue of ACPS Express will be the last weekly edition until Express returns on August 28. You’ll continue to hear from us when there is important information or news to share, just not every Monday morning as usual.
Before we hit pause, we’re topping off the school year with a recap of the many awards and recognitions our student and staff members have received for their exemplary work and highlights of good news we’ve shared over the course of the year. Kudos to all!
As the year draws to a close, it’s time to reminisce. Sit back and enjoy the show!
Nationally recognized science talent Ana Humphrey has been named valedictorian, and T.C. Williams soccer star Caroline Bates is salutatorian.
Our T.C. Williams High School Class of 2019 graduates come from a wide variety of backgrounds and have diverse goals. Each student has succeeded in their own way. Meet ten of our 2019 graduates!
Alexandria had its first participant in the Scripps National Spelling Bee this past week: Maury fourth grader Olivia Coleman. See how she handled the “histrionics.”
Titans are on fire this year, bagging tournaments and titles as they head toward the end of the school year.
Iconic Remember the Titans Coach Bill Yoast, who helped transform race relations in Alexandria in the 1970s, has died.
The winners of the Anne R. Lipnick Awards for Specialized Instruction were announced at a reception of staff, School Board and students. See our winners from Douglas MacArthur, T.C. Williams and Lyles-Crouch, and take a peek at photos from the event.
April Rodgers, physical education teacher and founding staff member at Ferdinand T. Day Elementary School, has been recognized for her powerful commitment to teaching life skills in her physical education classes and for her key contributions in opening Alexandria’s newest school last fall.
Samuel W. Tucker Elementary School’s Rene Paschal has been named 2019 ACPS Principal of the Year.
James Harrison is the first ever ACPS employee to be named Outstanding Support Staff Member of the Year. He has been honored for his commitment to students with disabilities.
T.C. Williams High School has earned the College Board AP® Computer Science Female Diversity Award for achieving high female representation in AP Computer Science Principles. T.C. Williams is one of only eight public schools in Virginia and one of 490 schools in total to be recognized with this award — out of more than 18,000 secondary schools worldwide that offer AP courses.
T.C. Williams High School senior Ana Humphrey has won first place and $250,000 in the nation’s most prestigious science competition for her research into exoplanets. She surpassed more than 2,000 other students in the Regeneron Science Talent Search and is the first Hispanic student to receive the award in 20 years.
This year, for the first time, ACPS is recognizing an Outstanding Support Staff Member of the Year. This week we’re celebrating all of our nominees. Read what makes them outstanding. The winner will be announced in April.
This week, meet the outstanding ACPS secondary teachers nominated for the ACPS Teacher of the Year award and The Washington Post Teacher of the Year Award, and read why their students, families and colleagues believe they deserve recognition.
T.C. Williams High School claimed a commanding victory in the Scholastic Bowl state championship for the first time in T.C. history.
In our final article commemorating the 65th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education and Alexandria’s long journey to desegregation, we turn our attention to the community activism it took to made strides towards equity in Alexandria. Learn about the Secret Seven, a group of men resolved to end the systemic racism in Alexandria in the 1960s.
Community members, dance students, the Town Crier, the school’s eagle mascot, and school and city officials came together this week to dedicate the new Patrick Henry School and Recreation Center at an official ribbon cutting ceremony last week. It followed the community open house the previous weekend.
The new Patrick Henry School officially opens its doors to students today, concluding 18 months of construction to build an expanded and modernized facility.
Seventeen ACPS Educators earned teaching’s highest accomplishment, representing the largest group to complete the certification and recertification process in a single school year. ACPS now boasts 83 National Board Certified teachers and counselors. Find out what that means for students.
T.C. Williams seniors Denay Taylor and Jefrey Lopez Henao plan to be the first in their families to go to college, but both lacked the means to pay for it. This fall they’re heading out-of-state to Bucknell University and Lafayette College, respectively, with full-tuition, four-year scholarships worth more than $200,000 each.