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Arlington, VA 22207
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Thursday, May 26, 2016

Discovery News

  • Discovery MakerFaire June 13 through June 24

    Discovery Elementary will be holding a MakerFaire from June 13 to June 24. During this time, students will be using their design skills and creativity, working on authentic challenges. We need your help! Click through for more details.

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  • Hoops for Hughes Charity Basketball

    Hoops for Hughes Charity Basketball Game tickets are NOW on sale!! Game day is 5/20 at 7 p.m. at Yorktown HS. Discovery and Nottingham 5th graders will play a fun game of basketball to raise money for the Hughes Foundation! Tickets are only $5 each.

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  • Get your school supply shopping done for next year before summer even begins!!

    Discovery has partnered with local company, SPROUT, to provide 2016-2017 school supply kits. The kits are filled with the exact, teacher-selected supplies for each grade level. Our online store is open! Shop without leaving home!

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  • FLES May Festival

    "Nosotros estamos orgullosos de nuestros estudiantes"

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  • Outdoor Lab Overnight

    Fifth graders spent the night at the Outdoor Lab on Thursday, May 5th. Despite the rainy weather, a lot of learning took place as students pitched their own tents, studied aquatic animals in the stream, and examined many geological specimens found at the Lab. They even got to try their hand at canoeing and had a campfire hot dog cookout! Ask your 5th grader what their favorite activity was!

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  • Net Zero Energy Success

    You might know that Discovery was designed to be a Net Zero Energy school, meaning that the amount of energy provided by on-site renewable energy sources (like our many solar panels) is equal to the amount of energy used. But did you know that in the month of April, Discovery produced 10,000 kilowatts of energy MORE than it used?! According to VMDO architect Philip Donovan, that amount of energy could power a small home for a year!

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  • Art Show and Music Showcase

    The first ever Art Show and Music Showcase was a major success! On May 3rd, our building was filled with art that covered the walls and music that floated through the halls.

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  • Field Day Announced to Students

    This morning on Eureka! (Discovery Elementary's broadcast news program), Mr. Duffy, Ms. Bergen, and Mr. Giusto announced some clues about the end-of-year field day event at Discovery Elementary. Click through to find link to view the recorded broadcast.

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  • Fourth Graders Visit Jamestown!

    On April 21, 4th Grade Explorers took a field trip to Historic Jamestown, Virginia for an in-depth look at the first permanent English settlement!

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  • Green Action Award

    At the April 21st APS School Board Meeting, Discovery Elementary was recognized by Superintendent’s Advisory Committee on Sustainability with an APS Green Action Award for our sustainable transportation initiatives.

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