APS News Release

Snapshots Highlights Annual MathDice Competition

Snapshots Highlights Annual MathDice Competition In this week’s episode of Snapshots, Superintendent Dr. Pat Murphy talks to math supervisor Margaret Chung about the annual MathDice Tournament which was held at Drew on Sat, May 11. This year’s tournament brought together over 120 fifth grade students from 21 Arlington elementary schools. MathDice is a fun and […]

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Schools Earn Over $99,000 from Harris Teeter Donations

Arlington Schools Earn Over $99,000 from Harris Teeter Donations Arlington Public Schools have earned a total of $99,912.38 from Harris Teeter’s “Together in Education” (TIE) program for the 2012-13 school year. Barcroft Elementary School was the top earner in the TIE program, receiving $22,809.75. In addition, Arlington Science Focus, Drew Model School and Randolph Elementary […]

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Arlington Public Schools Wins National Communications Awards More Seats for More Students, Online Budget Tool and iDashboard Commended

Arlington Public Schools Wins National Communications Awards More Seats for More Students, Online Budget Tool and iDashboard Commended Arlington Public Schools and the Department of School and Community Relations have been recognized with three prestigious communications awards from the National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA). In addition, APS also earned nine awards in the NSPRA […]

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APS Encourages Summer Reading

APS Encourages Summer Reading As the school year ends and summer vacation begins, students will start to unwind and relax. While rest, relaxation and recreation are a big part of what summer vacation is all about, APS wants to encourage students to pick a book and take time to read this summer. Research shows that […]

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Washington-Lee Education Foundation Awards Annual Scholarships

Washington-Lee Education Foundation Awards Annual Scholarships The Washington-Lee Education Foundation announced its annual scholarship recipients. Eight W-L seniors will receive a $1,000 scholarship for this fall. The recipients and the colleges they plan to attend are: · Charles S. Argon, Princeton University · Ariel Bobbett, Stanford University · Margaret X. Burgos, Colby College · Elizabeth […]

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School Board Appoints Drew Elementary Principal

School Board Appoints Drew Elementary Principal The Arlington School Board named Jacqueline Smith as the Principal of Drew Model School. Smith has been the interim principal at Drew for the last 18 months. “Jackie Smith has worked diligently with Drew students, teacher staff, parents and the community since being named as the school’s acting principal. […]

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School Board Hears End-of-Year Updates and Program Evaluations

School Board Hears End-of-Year Updates and Program Evaluations As the school year winds down, the Arlington School Board heard a number of year-end reports and program evaluations at last night’s meeting. Monitoring Items · ACI Special Education Committee Report – The Arlington Special Education Advisory Committee (ASEAC) presented its year-end report which highlighted the status […]

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Snapshots Highlights Summer Reading Programs

Snapshots Highlights Summer Reading Programs In this week’s episode of Snapshots, Superintendent Dr. Pat Murphy talks with staff from Long Branch Elementary School, Swanson Middle School and the Arlington County Library about the importance of reading over the summer and several initiatives to support summer reading. “APS Snapshots” is a three-to-five minute weekly cable program […]

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Arlington Students Compete for ART Bus Design

Arlington Students Compete for ART Bus Design Public voting for the “ARTists for PAL” Bus Design Contest is now open. Early this spring, Arlington Transit (ART) asked middle and high school students to create a design for the outside of an ART bus using the theme “Share Our Streets – Be a PAL,” Arlington’s biking, […]

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Wakefield Education Foundation Awards $146,000 in Student Scholarships

Wakefield Education Foundation Awards $146,000 in Student Scholarships The Wakefield High School Education Foundation announced the winners of scholarships to seniors at Wakefield High School. This year, the Foundation awarded 27 scholarships totaling $146,000. To date, the Foundation has granted 297 scholarships and teacher grants totaling $1,522,169. Each scholarship ranged from $8,000 for students attending […]

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