Black History Month

Arlington Public Schools celebrates Black History Month with a series of community events, staff professional development and school events.

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The main event celebrating Black History Month is Over Here in Arlington Being Excellent, sponsored by the Minority Achievement Office, celebrates the contributions of African American students and parents. Students and parents, who were nominated by APS staff, are being recognized in the areas of academic, professional, athletic achievement or civic leadership and involvement. All honorees will be featured in a video produced by Arlington Educational TV (AETV). The students will also be recognized at the Feb. 16 School Board meeting.

Over Here in Arlington Being Excellent: Wed, Feb. 8 from 6-8 p.m. in the Black Box Theater at Kenmore Middle School. (200 S. Carlin Springs Rd.) Please RSVP by Feb. 1 to Dr. Teri Adkins, 703-228-6156 or theresa.adkins@apsva.us.

New this year, APS is debuting a video series on the website, social media, and AETV highlighting “Living Legends of Arlington.” Staff interviewed some lifelong Arlingtonians to ask them about what Black History Month means to them, reflect on their experiences as an African-American in this community, and provide their advice to students today. Below is a sneak peek at the videos that will debut in February.

To join the conversation or share your thoughts, join is on Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #BlackHistory2Me.

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Arlington Living Legends

Living Legends Video Series

This month, APS debut a video series on the website, social media, and AETV highlighting Living Legends of Arlington.

This month, APS debut a video series on the website, social media, and AETV highlighting Living Legends of Arlington. Staff interviewed some lifelong Arlingtonians to ask them about what Black History Month means to them, reflect on their experiences as an African-American in this community, and provide their advice to students today.

The first episode featured Susan Doles and Dr. Leonard Muse and the second episode, highlighted below featured Eric Hill and Dr. Alfred Taylor, Jr. The final two episodes will feature Aronita Brown, Reverend Oscar Green, Emma Moorman and Judge William Newman.

To view all the episodes, visit https://vimeopro.com/user13181565/arlington-living-legends/video/201873396.

Stratford Junior High Featured on Historical Markers

In this week’s episode, Historical Markers takes a look at the significant role that Stratford Junior High played in the integration of schools.

Stratford Historical MarkersIn this week’s episode, Historical Markers takes a look at the significant role that Stratford Junior High played in the integration of schools.

Watch this short video about the bridge and use #APSHistoricalMarkers to respond to and ask questions about its history. The Historical Markers video series, produced by APS, highlights just a few of the more than 80 historical markers highlighting important sites in Arlington’s past to engage students in learning about local history.

For more information about the videos, visit http://www.apsva.us/aetv/historical-markers-video-series.

Arlington Living Legends

Arlington Living Legend Susan Doles

The first episode of the Living Legends series features Arlington’s Susan Doles.

The first episode of the Living Legends series features Arlington’s Susan Doles. To view more Living Legends videos, click here.

Arlington Living Legends

Sneak Peek: New “Arlington Living Legends” Video Series