APS News Release

Snapshots Previews Upcoming Winter Concerts

Snapshots Previews Upcoming Winter Concerts In this week’s episode of Snapshots, Arts Education supervisor Pam Farrell visits Drew Model School as students prepare for their upcoming winter concert. A list of concerts is also included in the video and can be found online at www.apsva.us/artseducation. “APS Snapshots” is a three-to-five minute weekly cable program highlighting […]

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McKinley Concept Design Meeting Set for Dec. 4

McKinley Concept Design Meeting Set for Dec. 4 The McKinley Elementary School community is invited to a community meeting to review the concept design of the addition/renovation of the school at 7 p.m. on Wed, Dec. 4 in the McKinley media center. The meeting will provide neighbors, the community and other stakeholders with an update […]

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Hoffman-Boston Receives $75,000 Grant to Fund STEM Education

Hoffman-Boston Receives $75,000 Grant to Fund STEM Education Hoffman-Boston Elementary School was selected to receive a $75,000 grant from Dell as part of its Powering the Possible for Communities Youth Learning Initiative. The grant, which will be administered by George Mason University’s Center for Digital Media Innovation & Diversity, will introduce STEM (Science, Technology, Education […]

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Jamestown Recognized for Innovative Use of Technology in the Classroom

Jamestown Recognized for Innovative Use of Technology in the Classroom Jamestown Elementary School was selected as an Apple Distinguished School for 2013-15 by Apple, Inc. Jamestown received the two-year recognition for being an exemplary learning environment for innovation, leadership and educational excellence. Schools are selected based on their integration of Apple products and solutions into […]

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Snapshots Highlights Professional Learning Communities

Snapshots Highlights Professional Learning Communities In this week’s episode of Snapshots, Superintendent Dr. Pat Murphy discusses professional learning communities (PLC) with Barrett Principal Dan Redding and early childhood and elementary education director Dr. Donna Snyder. PLC’s offer teachers a way to collaborative with their peers to plan instruction around student needs. Teachers work together to […]

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APS Receives Platinum Certification in Green Schools Challenge

APS Receives Platinum Certification in Green Schools Challenge Arlington Public Schools earned a Platinum Certification as a Virginia School Board Association (VSBA) Certified Green Schools Division. Winners were announced today at the VSBA Annual Convention in Williamsburg. The VSBA Green Schools Challenge is a friendly competition designed to encourage implementation of specific environmental policies and […]

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Yorktown Architectural Design Earns State Awards

Yorktown Architectural Design Earns State Awards The Yorktown High School design and the architectural firm of Perkins Eastman earned a Platinum Design award in the 2013 Virginia School Boards Association’s (VSBA) Exhibition of School Architecture. Winning projects were selected from 15 entries submitted by nine architectural firms in the areas of new construction, renovation and […]

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Arlington Students Place First in VSBA Video Contest

Arlington Students Place First in VSBA Video Contest Arlington Career Center students received first place for their entry in the Virginia School Boards Association (VSBA) student video contest. Students Peter Brown, Fred Wolf, Maryam Oukibalso, Kyle Quinn, Evan Spytek, and Lena Mobin submitted a video entitled “Anyone Can be Super.” The video is available online […]

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School Board Approves Summer School Fees

School Board Approves Summer School Fees At last night’s meeting, the Arlington School Board approved Summer School fees for 2014. Registration fees will remain at $100 and $56 for qualifying students. The adopted proposal maintains registration and tuition fees for qualifying students. Fees for New Work for Credit courses will decrease while fees for Driver’s […]

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