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Friday, October 31, 2014

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What's Happening in Arlington

2014 School Bond 2014 School Bond FAQ

Find out about the 2014 School Bond, which is on the November 4 ballot for approval. How much is APS enrollment growing? How would the proposed bond funds be used? What are future plans to address the growing enrollment? How is the community involved in planning the capital improvement projects? (English | Español)

Disability Awareness Month Celebrate “Disability Awareness Month” Through History

Many are aware of Helen Keller's contributions to society despite being both deaf and blind. We also appreciate the amazing talent of blind musicians like Stevie Wonder and Andrea Bocelli, and are astonished to learn that Beethoven composed his magnificent 9th Symphony after becoming deaf. (More)

Aspire2excellence From the Classroom to Career

APS hosts several events in the fall for parents to help their child(ren) succeed in the next phase of their academic or post academic career.  Mon, Nov. 3 - Middle School Information Night (#MSInfoNight). Videos of both Montessori Information Night and High School Information Night have been posted online for families that were not able to attend. Please visit www.apsva.us/academicplanning for a variety of resources available for families to explore the educational and career options best suited for students.

More Seats for Students

Help Shape the Future of Our Schools

This fall, APS will host a series of community workshops and provide other engagement opportunities on upcoming capital planning efforts. Watch the CIP-TV recaps of previous meetings to learn more about the capacity challenges at APS. Plan to attend the next Secondary Seats Meeting on Nov. 5 and the Secondary Seats Gallery Walk on Sat, Nov. 15.  You can also join others to discuss capacity options by participating in our third Twitter Town Hall on Fri, Nov. 7 from noon-1 p.m. Use the hashtag #MSMS, or email questions directly to APS at moreseats@apsva.us. Visit www.apsva.us/MoreSeats/Calendar for a complete schedule and details of all meetings and events. (More)

APS Snapshots Snapshots Features Randolph’s Battle of the Books

In this week’s episode, Snapshots showcases Randolph Elementary School’s First Annual Battle of the Books that took place earlier this month. Students received seven books to read over the summer, then joined teams in September and practiced with a coach for three weeks before a competition to see who knew more about the books. (More)

Green Scene Washington-Lee High School’s Chesapeake Bay Trip Featured on Green Scene

This week’s episode of Green Scene highlights Washington-Lee High School’s recent field trip to learn about the Chesapeake Bay watershed. The trip, sponsored by a partnership with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, provides students an opportunity learn about the importance of the watershed and how to help protect the resource. While on the trip students sampled the water, learned about the wildlife and fish that are found in the rivers that make up the watershed and how pollution from run-off affects the habitat.   (More

Photo Ops

School Board Recognition

LAYP The School Board recognized the students who participated in Leadership Arlington's Youth Program this summer.
SPQA The Board is presented with the U.S. Senate Productivity and Quality Awards for Virginia and the District of Columbia Gold Medallion.