APS News Release

Assistant Superintendent of Instruction Appointed

Assistant Superintendent of Instruction Appointed The Arlington School Board appointed Connie Skelton as the new Assistant Superintendent of Instruction at last night’s meeting. Skelton has been serving as the interim assistant superintendent since November. “Ms. Skelton continues to provide the continuity and leadership needed in the Department of Instruction and works effectively with all APS […]

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Community Invited to Provide Feedback for the 2013-14 APS Calendar

Revised Feb. 4: Community Invited to Provide Feedback for the 2013-14 APS Calendar Arlington Public Schools invites parents, staff, students and residents to submit feedback about the draft of the 2013-14 school year calendar. This feedback will be taken into consideration by the Superintendent in developing the 2013-14 school year calendars. Drafts of the proposed […]

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Claremont Art Project Takes Center Stage in Shirlington

Claremont Art Project Takes Center Stage in Shirlington This February, an exciting new body of work, “Embracing Connections: Knowledge, the Arts and World Citizenship,” featuring the art of 40 Claremont Elementary School students will be on display at three venues in Shirlington on Tue, Feb. 5 from 6-9 p.m. Student work will be on display […]

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School Board Receives Update on Academic Supports, Fills Three Positions Recognizes MLK Contest Winners, Posse Scholars

School Board Receives Update on Academic Supports, Fills Three Positions Recognizes MLK Contest Winners, Posse Scholars At last night’s meeting, staff provided the Arlington School Board with an update on academic planning and supports for students in grades 6-12. The Department of Student Services reported that current data shows that overall students in grades 6-12 […]

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Snapshots Highlights Henry Fitness Program

Snapshots Highlights Henry Fitness Program In this week’s episode of Snapshots, Henry P.E. teacher Mike Humphries talks about Sqored, a health and fitness program being piloted by the school in conjunction with the third annual Virginia Healthy Youth Day. Sqord tracks student activity by combining an accelerometer and a safe, user-friendly social media experience to […]

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Upcoming Parent Education Courses

Upcoming Parent Education Courses The APS Parent Academy, a partnership of APS and other affiliated organizations, has the following educational opportunities for families this month. · Jan. 30 – Little Known Secrets of Paying for College, Financial Planning Workshop · Jan. 30 – ADHD Parent Support Network Meeting · Feb. 4 – Supporting Your Child’s […]

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Claremont Earns Health Award from Marine Corps

Claremont Earns Health Award from Marine Corps The Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) and Sodexo presented Claremont Elementary School with the Healthy Schools Award for participating in the Healthy Kids Fun Run at a school wide assembly this morning. In addition, the Claremont P.E. department received $1,000 and each student received a healthy snack pack from […]

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Career Center Students Collect Food to Benefit AFAC

Career Center Students Collect Food to Benefit AFAC In this episode of Snapshots, Arlington Career Center Principal Nancy Opsut and student government leaders talk about their National Day of Service food drive to benefit the Arlington Food Assistance Center. Students choose the food drive as a way to give back to the community. “APS Snapshots” […]

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Arlington Public Schools Celebrates Principal Appreciation Week

Arlington Public Schools Celebrates Principal Appreciation Week Arlington Public Schools will celebrate Virginia School Principals Appreciation Week from Jan. 20-26. “Our Principals play an important role in the education and growth of our students,” said Superintendent Dr. Pat Murphy. “Principals are directly responsible for promoting education and working with parents and teachers to ensure that […]

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