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Students Find Artistic Touch Through Use of iPad

iPad Art
 
A Long Branch fifth graders shows her artwork that was done on the iPad.
The iPad has become a great tool in helping teachers deliver their curriculum to students. From using the tablet as a digital textbook to researching rocks, teachers have been finding new and innovative ways to use the device.

One way teachers are including the iPad is by having students use the it to create art. Three schools that are using the iPad for art are Oakridge, Stratford and Long Branch. 
 
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Students, Staff Spread Holiday Cheer

Toys for Tots Donations
 
This year, the ATS community has been collecting Toys for Tots. They also collected 600 pounds of food to donate to the Arlington Food Assistant Center.
The holidays are here and students and staff have been hard at work collecting goods for local charities and celebrating the season.

Taylor families have been collecting gifts for Arlington Foster Care's "Giving Tree." Over 120 gifts and baked goods will be presented at the annual party for foster children on Dec. 15. The Taylor Fifth Grade Chorus recently performed winter favorites at Barnes & Noble in Clarendon, and the Taylor Art Show has been on display in the store.
 
 
 
 

Managing Allergies and Anaphylaxis Among Students

Henry school nurse with students
 
Staff is trained to learn the signs and symptoms of anaphylaxis, how to minimize risk and how to use an epi-pen.Staff is trained to learn the signs and symptoms of anaphylaxis, how to minimize risk and how to use an epi-pen.
Food allergies are more prominent today than in the past. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 16%–18% of children with food allergies have had allergic reactions, including anaphalaxis, to accidental ingestion of food allergens while in school. This is a growing problem and just one of the many concerns of parents with children entering schools for the first time. Anaphalaxis is a severe, whole-body allergic reaction to a chemical that has become an allergen.
 
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 NewsBriefs
Campbell fifth graders just completed an expeditionary learning unit on geology and ancient man titled Rock-n-Roll. Each fifth grade class did slightly different activities that tied to their learning expedition.
 
CBS recently aired a segment during their NFL coverage called Troops to Teachers that included instructors and cadets from the Arlington Career Center's AFJROTC unit.
 
Taylor fifth grade students worked with Dr. Lucy Edwards, a paleontologist from the U.S. Geological Service, on the STEM problem-based learning question; How does the Chesapeake Bay Impact Crater affect the ground water of Hampton Roads, Virginia?
 
 Kudos
Gifted Services Supervisor Cheryl McCullough was invited to join the governing board of Teaching with Primary Sources, Northern Virginia.
 
Langston student Nitya Khatri participated in a night of sharing with successfull women in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) at the 10th annual "Sharing Our Success" gathering for Girls in Technology. 
 
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