APS News Release

School Board Adopts FY 2016 Budget

School Board Adopts FY 2016 Budget The Arlington School Board unanimously adopted the final FY 2016 budget of $557.4 million at last night’s meeting. The Board’s adopted budget includes a total County funds transfer of $451.6 million. The School Board’s adopted budget results in a cost per pupil of $18,616, which is $73 lower than […]

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Williamsburg Student Earns First Place in PTA Reflections Contest

Williamsburg Student Earns First Place in PTA Reflections Contest Williamsburg Middle School eighth grader Sarah Murphy won first place in the National PTA Reflections Contest with her poem entitled “The World Would Be a Better Place…” More than 200 students from across the country have been honored with the awards of Outstanding Interpretation, Excellence and […]

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Update Regarding Capacity Solutions for APS

Update Regarding Capacity Solutions for APS The School Board and staff have been working diligently to determine potential options for permanent and interim solutions for Arlington Public Schools’ elementary school capacity in South Arlington. The target date for approval of a permanent site for a new South Arlington neighborhood elementary school is December 2015, which […]

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Yorktown Music Teacher Named Quarterfinalist for GRAMMY Music Educator Award

Yorktown Music Teacher Named Quarterfinalist for GRAMMY Music Educator Award Yorktown High School director of Bands Brian Bersh was named a quarterfinalist for the Music Educator Award™ presented by The Recording Academy® and the GRAMMY Foundation®. A total of 213 music teachers from 194 cities across 42 states have been announced as quarterfinalists. In total, […]

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Four Seniors Win National Merit $2,500 Scholarships

Four Seniors Win National Merit $2,500 Scholarships Today, the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced that four Arlington seniors have earned $2,500 scholarships through the National Merit Scholarship Program. The National Merit scholars are: Washington-Lee High School Claire K. Spaulding Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology* Ranjani Parthasarathy Corwin de Boor Sushrutha P. […]

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Drew Model Receives Grant for Second Outdoor Classroom

Drew Model Receives Grant for Second Outdoor Classroom Drew Model Elementary School received a $15,000 grant from The JBG Companies (JBG). The grant will fund the transformation of the school’s first-floor courtyard into an art-themed garden and outdoor classroom. The space was designed by Nancy Striniste of EarlySpace and will feature a small amphitheater for […]

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APS Summer School Deadline Approaching

APS Summer School Deadline Approaching Another Summer School registration is approaching on Fri, May 8. For additional information, please see the Summer School Catalog which is available online at www.apsva.us (click on Instruction, Programs, Extended Instruction/Summer School). Listed below are remaining deadlines and other important dates for Summer School 2015 Friday, May 8 Registration closes […]

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Join Us to Celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week

Join Us to Celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week To all of our “teachers” who support, encourage and foster learning for the children in Arlington Public Schools – thank you! In his message to all APS teachers this morning, Superintendent Dr. Pat Murphy said, “We all play a role with the teaching and learning process and I […]

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