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Students Use Presidential Election to Learn about the Democratic Process

Mock Elections Mirror National Results

Students Vote

Arlington students participated in mock elections and learned about the democratic process.
Last week’s Presidential election offered APS students a civics lesson and a chance to witness the democratic process at work. Although only a small number of APS students were eligible to vote in the election, many more were able to participate in mock elections.

Election results mirrored that of the national election, with only a few exceptions where the President overwhelmingly won the majority of the student-vote.
 
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APS Students and Staff Help with Sandy Relief Efforts

Sandy Relief

Mckinley staff Eileen Wentzel and Katie D’Agostino will take supplies and clothes to New York and New Jersey.
While the Washington, DC region was generally spared from the effects of Hurricane Sandy, residents along the East Coast from Atlantic City to Rhode Island were displaced because of storm surges, rain and heavy winds.
 
People still have no power and millions have lost everything in the wake of the super storm. A number of APS schools have stepped up to help with the recovery efforts.

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 NewsBriefs
Randolph hosted its 9th Annual Young Authors and Illustrators (YAI) Conference on Fri, Nov 2.
 
Retired U.S. Army Colonel John Alexander spoke to Langston government teacher Dr. Yaa Osun's class about social media influences on the global economy and the direct impact it had on what has been termed the "Arab Spring."
 
 Kudos
Career Center students placed second in the first annual VSBA student video contest. 
 
On Nov. 3, 13 staff members and three parents from Campbell participated in the Autism Speaks Walk in Washington, DC. 
 
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 Upcoming
Nov. 21-23 - Thanksgiving Break, No School

Nov. 22-23 - APS Offices Closed

Nov. 26 - Data Study Meeting for Boundary Options at Elementary School 1 at Williamsburg Site, 7 p.m. at Williamsburg Middle School

Nov. 29 - Joint County/APS Budget Forum, 7-9 p.m. in the Washington-Lee cafeteria