APS News Release

Barrett Educator Named VA Lottery “Super Teacher”

Barrett Educator Named VA Lottery “Super Teacher” Joshua McLaughlin Surprised at Afternoon Assembly The Virginia Lottery announced that Barrett Elementary School teacher Joshua McLaughlin was selected to receive the Virginia Lottery Super Teacher Award during this afternoon’s virtual school-wide assembly. McLaughlin was given the award in a surprise presentation in front of students, faculty and […]

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School Board Now Accepting Applications for the ACI, BAC, and FAC Committees

School Board Now Accepting Applications for the ACI, BAC, and FAC Committees The Arlington School Board values input from parents and members of the community as part of the APS decision-making process. That’s why the school system has established a network of volunteer advisory committees, each one focusing on a specific subject or topic area […]

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Virginia Recognizes 12 Arlington Schools for Excellence in Education

Virginia Recognizes 12 Arlington Schools for Excellence in Education This morning, Governor Terry McAuliffe and the State Board of Education announced that 12 Arlington schools have earned 2014 Virginia Index of Performance (VIP) awards for advanced learning and achievement. The awards were created by the Board of Education in 2008 and recognize schools and divisions […]

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School Board Approves Proposed Budget

School Board Approves Proposed Budget The Arlington School Board approved its proposed FY 2015 budget at last night’s meeting. The budget included several changes from Superintendent Patrick Murphy’s budget proposed on February 27. The budget includes an additional $19.6 million from the County for base funding; an additional $8.4 million for school construction or other […]

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H-B Woodlawn Asks Residents to Turn Out the Lights

H-B Woodlawn Asks Residents to Turn Out the Lights H-B Woodlawn Earth Force students plan to bring attention to the growing problem of light pollution and the deleterious effects the disappearing night sky is having on human health and our watershed as a whole. To help raise awareness of this problem, students are asking all […]

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Words Out Loud Featured on Snapshots

Words Out Loud Featured on Snapshots In this week’s episode, Snapshots showcases the fifth annual Words Out Loud: Celebrating the African American Read-In. APS Middle and high school students submitted original writing that resonated with a minority experience, and 14 were selected to share their work in a live recording event at Barnes and Noble […]

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Green Scene Previews Drew’s Reading Garden

Green Scene Previews Drew’s Reading Garden This week’s episode of Green Scene highlights the Drew Model School Reading Garden. The reading garden is becoming a space for imagination and love of words and stories. On Earth Day, students populated the A to Z Garden with a plant that represents every letter of the alphabet. Drew […]

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School Board Appoints Arlington Career Center Principal’

School Board Appoints Arlington Career Center Principal The Arlington School Board approved the appointment of Margaret Chung as the new Principal of the Arlington Career Center. Chung currently serves as the APS math supervisor, and her appointment as principal is effective on July 1. “Margaret brings the credentials and enthusiasm needed to continue to move […]

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School Board Confirms Appointment for Director of Secondary Education

School Board Confirms Appointment for Director of Secondary Education The Arlington School Board appointed Kathleen Meagher as the Director of Secondary Education. Meagher currently serves as the Director of Elementary Education for the Palo Alto Unified School District in Palo Alto, Calif. Her appointment is effective on July 1. Superintendent Dr. Pat Murphy said of […]

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Superintendent Announces Principal Candidate for New Elementary School at Williamsburg

Superintendent Announces Principal Candidate for New Elementary School at Williamsburg Superintendent Dr. Pat Murphy announced today that he is recommending Dr. Erin Russo to be appointed principal of the new elementary school at Williamsburg. Russo, currently an assistant principal at Williamsburg Middle School, is expected to be confirmed by the School Board during its regularly […]

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