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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

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Aspire2excellence From the Classroom to Career

 Every APS student will be college and career-ready upon graduation. The key to student readiness is early planning, which begins at the elementary level and continues throughout a student’s school career including post-secondary decision making. At APS, we endeavor to provide accurate, useful and timely information in various formats at multiple points throughout the school year to assist families with making educational and career plans. For more information including a video, click here and join the conversation on Twitter using #Aspire2Excellence. 

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 new public service announcement to learn more about the capacity challenges at APS. Join others to discuss middle school capacity options on October 2 and elementary school capacity options on October 20. Join the conversation on Twitter using hashtag #MSMS, or email them directly to APS at moreseats@apsva.us. Please visit www.apsva.us/MoreSeats/Calendar for a complete schedule of meetings and events. (More)

APS Announces Deep Learning Analytics and Affiliates As Big Data Roundtable Winner

APS announced that Deep Learning Analytics and Affiliates was named as the winner of the “APS Big Data Roundtable Competition.” APS launched the competition last November to encourage outside experts to analyze data sets to determine how they could be used to drive student achievement to higher levels. (More

Annual report APS Releases 2013-14 Annual Report 

The APS Annual Report showcases the great strides that APS and the community have made together in moving the school division closer to realizing the goals in the 2011-17 Strategic Plan. The report includes highlights and milestones from the past school year. (More)

APS Snapshots Snapshots Recaps APS Big Data Competition

In this week’s episode of Snapshots, Superintendent Dr. Pat Murphy discusses the results from the APS Big Data Round Table competition. The Big Data competition was launched last November to encourage outside experts to analyze data sets to determine how they could be used to drive student achievement to higher levels. To view the presentation and Executive summary, visit www.apsva.us/bigdata. (More)

Green Scene Campbell’s Hugelkultur Gardens Featured on Green Scene

In this week’s episode, Green Scene highlights Campbell’s garden workdays. About 30 families assembled at Campbell to create new planting beds using the hugelkultur method. Students and parents laid fallen twigs, tree stumps and logs in the bottom of the planting bed. Then soil, manure, and other organic materials are layered on top.  (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.


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