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APS Students Win Scholastic Writing Awards

APS Students Win Scholastic Writing Awards Washington-Lee High School senior Luisa Banchoff and Yorktown High School junior Olivia Stavrou both received Scholastic Writing Awards. Banchoff has earned a Gold Medal for her Senior Portfolio for the second year in a row. Only fifteen students in the country received this honor which comes with a $10,000 […]

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New Directions Students Meet with Minnesota Congressman

New Directions Students Meet with Minnesota Congressman On March 13, New Directions Alternative Program students and staff met with Minnesota Congressman Keith Ellison the Minority Chief Deputy Whip in the 113th Congress. He is also currently co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus. Ellison discussed the importance of a post-secondary education and encouraged them to follow […]

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Arlington School Board Adopts 2013-14 School Year Calendars Appoints New Assistant Superintendent of Facilities and Operations

Arlington School Board Adopts 2013-14 School Year Calendars Appoints New Assistant Superintendent of Facilities and Operations The Arlington School Board adopted the 2013-14 school year calendars at last night’s meeting. Important dates for the 2013-14 school year include: Tue, Sept. 3 – First day of school Aug. 1 – First day for students attending Barcroft […]

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Snapshots Highlights Abingdon’s CETA Program

Snapshots Highlights Abingdon’s CETA Program In thisweek’s episode, Snapshots highlights Abingdon Elementary School’s Changing EducationThrough the Arts (CETA) partnership with the Kennedy Center. Amy Duma, directorof teacher and school programs at the Kennedy Center discusses how CETA helpsto integrate arts across the curriculum. CETA is apartnership with Abingdon, Drew and Kenmore to provide courses and […]

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School Board Appoints Assistant Superintendent of Facilities and Operations

School Board Appoints Assistant Superintendent of Facilities and Operations The Arlington School Board appointed John Chadwick as the new Assistant Superintendent of Facilities and Operations at tonight’s meeting. Chadwick has served as the interim assistant superintendent since Feb. 1, and has served as the APS Director of Design and Construction since 2011. “John provides the […]

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Superintendent’s Boundary Recommendations Presented to the Board

NEWS RELEASE Superintendent’s Boundary Recommendations Presented to the Board Plan Shifts Approximately 900 Students to Alleviate Elementary Crowding Staff presented the Superintendent’s proposed boundary recommendations to the Arlington School Board at tonight’s meeting. The proposed plan (Variation B) creates a boundary for the New Elementary School #1 (ES#1) on the Williamsburg site which is slated […]

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APS Music Students Selected to All-Virginia Honors Ensembles

APS Music Students Selected to All-Virginia Honors Ensembles Four Arlington Public Schools students have been selected to perform with various All-Virginia honors ensembles. All-Virginia Middle School Chorus Swanson Middle School eighth graders Jonathan Malks and Charlotte Maskelony have been selected to perform with the All-Virginia Middle School Chorus for sixth, seventh and eighth graders. The […]

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APS Students Participate in National ‘Poetry Out Loud’ Competition

APS Students Participate in National ‘Poetry Out Loud’ Competition Wakefield High School junior Madeline Brophy, Teen Parenting Program senior Karla Vasquez and Washington-Lee High School senior Henry Conklin participated in Poetry Out Loud’s Virginia Region 4A competition at Signature Theatre on Feb. 22. The students previously won their school-level competitions in December. Conklin won the […]

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APS Sixth Grader Wins AAA Lifesaving Award

Making College Affordable Financial Aid Seminar Featured on Snapshots In this week’s episode of Snapshots, Superintendent Dr. Pat Murphy talks with Congressman Jim Moran about his financial aid workshop recently sponsored at Wakefield High School. The “Making College Affordable: Financing Your Education” provided families with an opportunity to ask questions, receive advice on the Free […]

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