At Thursday’s School Board meeting, staff presented updates on capital projects and proposed changes to the Dorothy Hamm Middle School and The Heights Building construction project funding. Both schools were completed on time to welcome students for the start of the 2019-20 school year and require additional funding for project completion.
At tonight’s meeting, the School Board approved the appointment of Bridget Loft as the new Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning.
Campbell Elementary School today received an Expeditionary Learning (EL) Credential for Excellence in Character and Scholarship from EL Education, a leading K-12 education nonprofit working to close opportunity gaps.
Arlington Public Schools, like schools across the country, is working to address the growing student health threat associated with increased use of e-cigarettes and vaping, also known as “JUULING” (pronounced Jeweling).
Last November, you may recall that APS partnered with third-party vaccine provider, Healthy Schools (CareDox), to offer students free flu shots in our schools during the school day. We had plans to continue this offering for students this year; however, the provider notified us they are no longer able to provide this service in our area due to a restructuring of the company. We regret that we are not able to provide this service this year, and we are currently exploring new partners to work with us in the future.
October is bullying prevention month. Learn how students are learning to manage, prevent and report bullying through curriculum and initiatives in school such as Recognize, Refuse and Report in elementary school; the Second Step program in middle school; and Sources of Strength in high school.