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Upcoming Parent Education Courses

Upcoming Parent Education Courses The APS Parent Academy, a partnership of APS and other affiliated organizations, has the following education opportunities for families next week. For Parents of Teens Easing the Transition from High School to Postsecondary Education for Students with Disabilities ADHD Parent Support Network Meeting Things We Wish We’d Known about the College […]

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Registration Now Open for the Credit by Exam Opportunity

Registration Now Open for the Credit by Exam Opportunity During school 2012-13 school year, students in Grades 7-12 who are proficient in another language will have the opportunity to take a written exam and possibly earn up to two foreign language credits. Students who are interested can register by filling out the application and returning […]

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Snapshots Highlights Planetarium Re-Opening Ceremony

Snapshots Highlights Planetarium Re-Opening Ceremony In this episode, Snapshots takes viewers to the grand re-opening ceremony and dedication of the David M. Brown Planetarium. The facility re-opened after an extensive nine-month renovation project. Features include a new star machine, dome, sound, lighting, carpet and seating. “APS Snapshots” is a three-to-five minute weekly cable program highlighting […]

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Green Scene Features McKinley’s Light Switch Cover Contest

Green Scene Features McKinley’s Light Switch Cover Contest In this week’s episode, Green Scene visits McKinley Elementary School where students participated in a Light Switch Cover Contest. Students created covers for light switches throughout the building as a way to remind everyone to turn off lights, conserve energy and save the environment. APS “Green Scene” […]

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W-L Senior Named 2012 National Student Poet

W-L Senior Named 2012 National Student Poet Washington-Lee High School senior Luisa Banchoff has been named one of five 2012 National Student Poets. The program is a partnership between the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers. The award […]

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Applications Available for Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology TJHSST Application Deadline is October 19

Applications Available for Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology TJHSST Application Deadline is October 19 Applications are now available for students interested in attending Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJHSST). TJHSST is a Governor’s School for Science and Technology located in Fairfax County. Applications are available online at www.TJAdmissions.org and […]

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Transportation Update – APS Students Receive Permanent Bus Passes

NEWS Transportation Services Transportation Update: APS Students Receive Permanent Bus Passes Today, most Arlington Public Schools students received their permanent bus passes for the 2012-13 school year. Passes were provided for APS students who are bus riders. Students who registered late in August or who experienced changes in their bus service since the beginning of […]

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School Board Updated on Developmental Assets, ELL Programs

School Board Updated on Developmental Assets, ELL Programs At last night’s Arlington School Board meeting, updates on the 2012 Developmental Assets Survey and programs for English Language Learners (ELL) were presented. Representatives from the Arlington Partnership for Children, Youth and Families, a joint project funded by the Arlington School Board and the Arlington County Board, […]

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Blue Ribbon Award Celebration Featured on Snapshots

Blue Ribbon Award Celebration Featured on Snapshots In this episode of Snapshots, Superintendent Dr. Pat Murphy talks with Principal Holly Hawthorne of Arlington Traditional School about the school’s selection as a 2012 Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education. ATS is one of only 269 schools nationwide and one of seven elementary schools […]

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