APS News Release

Claremont Students Get Active and Fit with Radio Disney

Claremont Students Get Active and Fit with Radio Disney In this week’s episode, Snapshots features the Claremont Elementary School Radio Disney dance party. Claremont won the dance party after being one of the top 20 schools to qualify in Radio Disney’s Get Fit School Challenge. Radio Disney and Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield have […]

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Wakefield Senior Named National Achievement Scholarship Winner

Wakefield Senior Named National Achievement Scholarship Winner Today, the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced that Wakefield High School senior Corey Grant was named a National Achievement Scholarship winner. Grant will receive a $2,500 scholarship underwritten by NMSC. Grant joins more than 800 Black American high school seniors who have won Achievement Scholarship awards totaling […]

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Oakridge Students Prepare Rain Barrel for Auction

Oakridge Students Prepare Rain Barrel for Auction This week’s episode of Green Scene follows a group of Oakridge Elementary School students preparing a rain barrel for entry in George Mason University’s Operation Rain Barrel contest. While preparing the design, students learned about conservation and sustainable living. Once again, George Mason University (GMU) donated rain barrels […]

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Multicultural Parent Conference Featured on Snapshots

Multicultural Parent Conference Featured on Snapshots In this week’s episode of Snapshots, Superintendent Dr. Pat Murphy and ESOL/HILT specialist Francesca Reilly-McDonnell discussed the eighth annual Multicultural Parent Conference that was held on March 16. The Multicultural Parent Conference celebrates the diversity of APS by collaborating with parents from different cultures by informing and empowering parents. […]

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Mobile Civil War Exhibit to Visit Arlington

Mobile Civil War Exhibit to Visit Arlington In collaboration with the Arlington Civil War Commission on the Sesquicentennial of the Civil War, APS will welcome Virginia’s Civil War 150 HistoryMobile to Jefferson Middle School Monday-Wednesday, April 8-10. Arlington fourth grade students will visit the Mobile to view artifacts and learn about the Civil War beginning […]

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School Board Discusses Proposed FY14 Budget

School Board Discusses Proposed FY14 Budget At last night’s meeting, the Arlington School Board discussed its Proposed FY 2014 Budget. The School Board has requested an additional half cent tax increase from Arlington County to offset an added increase in enrollment. Based on spring projections, school officials now anticipate an increase of 1,108 additional students […]

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APS Recognized by the American School Board Journal

APS Recognized by the American School Board Journal Arlington Public Schools Connected Families initiative has been awarded honorable mention in the American School Board Journal’s Magna Awards 2013 recognition program. The goal of the Connected Families initiative is to make sure that every child who attends Arlington Public Schools has access to an internet-connected personal […]

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APS to Showcase Student Art During Autism Awareness Month

APS to Showcase Student Art During Autism Awareness Week As part of the on-going Autism Awareness celebration, the APS elementary visual arts faculty and the Arts Education Office are hosting an exhibit that will feature art work from students in elementary, middle, and high school. A reception is scheduled for tonight from 6 – 7:30 […]

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APS Students, Congressman Moran Celebrate World Autism Day

APS Students, Congressman Moran Celebrate World Autism Day Arlington Public Schools celebrated World Autism Awareness Day to help kick-off Autism Awareness Month, and as part of the celebration, Congressman Jim Moran visited Barcroft Elementary School. During his visit, Moran met with students diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and read to first grade students. Moran […]

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APS Students Win Scholastic Writing Awards

APS Students Win Scholastic Writing Awards Washington-Lee High School senior Luisa Banchoff and Yorktown High School junior Olivia Stavrou both received Scholastic Writing Awards. Banchoff has earned a Gold Medal for her Senior Portfolio for the second year in a row. Only fifteen students in the country received this honor which comes with a $10,000 […]

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