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Partners in Action Features the Arlington Book Shelf Partnership

Partners in Action Features Space of Her Own In this episode, Partners in Action features the partnership between the Space of Her Own program and Hoffman-Boston and Randolph Elementary School students. It is a year-long arts-based mentoring program that provides students with creative art opportunities which make use of their imaginations. The projects that they […]

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#digitalAPS Showcases Integrated Science Lessons at Jefferson

#digitalAPS Showcases Integrated Science Lessons at Jefferson This week’s episode of #digitalAPS showcases technology integration with science at Jefferson Middle School. Students used iPads to enhance their understanding of the different layers of the atmosphere by designing their own learning methods.

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APS English Language Arts Supervisor Awarded the James D. Mullins Leadership Award

APS English Language Arts Supervisor Awarded the James D. Mullins Leadership Award Arlington Public Schools English Language Arts Supervisor Dr. Michelle Picard was awarded the James D. Mullins Leadership Award for exemplary support of reading at the Virginia State Reading Association (VSRA) Conference this past week. This award was established in 1994 to recognize administrators […]

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Arlington Student Wins National Competition

Arlington Student Wins National Competition Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJHSST) freshman Soren Christensen won 2015 U.S. National Brain Bee held last weekend in Baltimore. Christensen won the Washington, D.C., regional Brain Bee in February, finishing in first place among a group of 17 students from across the region. The Brain Bee […]

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School Board Appoints Stratford, Wilson BLPC Members Provides Guidelines for BLPCs

School Board Appoints Stratford, Wilson BLPC Members Provides Guidelines for BLPCs The Arlington School Board appointed members to the Building Level Planning Committees (BLPC) for Stratford and Wilson buildings at last night’s meeting. BLPCs assist the Facilities and Operations staff and advise the School Board on each major capital construction/renewal project. The School Board also […]

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APS Traveling Trolley Receives $25,000 Grant

APS Traveling Trolley Receives $25,000 Grant Arlington Public Schools has received a $25,000 grant from Graham Holdings Company to support this year’s Traveling Trolley summer literacy initiative. “I want to thank Graham Holdings for this gift in support of our children. I am particularly grateful for Don Graham’s continuous commitment and leadership in support of […]

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APS Reading Specialist Awarded International Literacy Scholarship Award

APS Reading Specialist Awarded International Literacy Scholarship Award Key Elementary School reading specialist Kathy Davin earned the Virginia State Reading International Literacy Scholarship for her work in Guatemala. Beginning in 2011, the Greater Washington Reading Council (GWRC) began to cosponsor a literacy project in the rural highlands of Guatemala. Davin served as the project leader. […]

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School Board Approves 2015-16 School Calendar, Abingdon Concept Design

School Board Approves 2015-16 School Calendar, Abingdon Concept Design The School Board approved the proposed 2015-16 school calendar. More information, including key dates is available online. The Abingdon Concept Design also was approved by the School Board. The project will add 12 classrooms and 136 seats to the school and will include improvements to the […]

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Yorktown’s Music Education Program Receives National Recognition

Yorktown’s Music Education Program Receives National Recognition Yorktown High School has been honored with the SupportMusic Merit Award from The NAMM Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education. Yorktown joins 120 schools across the country in receiving the prestigious award in 2015. The SupportMusic Merit Award is awarded to individual schools that demonstrate outstanding […]

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APS Students Win Scholastic Writing Awards

Gunston 7th Grader Earns Best-in-Grade Award APS Students Win Scholastic Writing Awards Gunston 7th Grader Earns Best-in-Grade Award The Alliance for Young Artists and Writers announced that 58 APS students have won Scholastic Writing Awards. Each year, the Alliance for Young Artists and Writers partners with more than 100 visual and literary-arts focused organizations across […]

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