APS News Release

Snapshots Highlights Summer Reading Programs

Snapshots Highlights Summer Reading Programs In this week’s episode of Snapshots, Superintendent Dr. Pat Murphy talks with staff from Long Branch Elementary School, Swanson Middle School and the Arlington County Library about the importance of reading over the summer and several initiatives to support summer reading. “APS Snapshots” is a three-to-five minute weekly cable program […]

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Arlington Students Compete for ART Bus Design

Arlington Students Compete for ART Bus Design Public voting for the “ARTists for PAL” Bus Design Contest is now open. Early this spring, Arlington Transit (ART) asked middle and high school students to create a design for the outside of an ART bus using the theme “Share Our Streets – Be a PAL,” Arlington’s biking, […]

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School Board Appoints Drew Elementary Principal

School Board Appoints Drew Elementary Principal The Arlington School Board named Jacqueline Smith as the Principal of Drew Model School. Smith has been the interim principal at Drew for the last 18 months. “Jackie Smith has worked diligently with Drew students, teacher staff, parents and the community since being named as the school’s acting principal. […]

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School Board Hears End-of-Year Updates and Program Evaluations

School Board Hears End-of-Year Updates and Program Evaluations As the school year winds down, the Arlington School Board heard a number of year-end reports and program evaluations at last night’s meeting. Monitoring Items · ACI Special Education Committee Report – The Arlington Special Education Advisory Committee (ASEAC) presented its year-end report which highlighted the status […]

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Wakefield Education Foundation Awards $146,000 in Student Scholarships

Wakefield Education Foundation Awards $146,000 in Student Scholarships The Wakefield High School Education Foundation announced the winners of scholarships to seniors at Wakefield High School. This year, the Foundation awarded 27 scholarships totaling $146,000. To date, the Foundation has granted 297 scholarships and teacher grants totaling $1,522,169. Each scholarship ranged from $8,000 for students attending […]

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After-the-SOLs Activities for June 17

After-the-SOLs Activities for June 17 With only a few more days of school remaining, check out the classroom activities and instructional projects that have been added to the After-the-SOLs list. Activities added to the growing list of After-the-SOL events include: · Hoffman-Boston Holds STEM Career Day · Nottingham Students Share Knowledge with Rising Third Graders […]

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More Seats for More Students Community Engagement Survey

More Seats for More Students Community Engagement Survey APS needs your help as we continue to provide high quality seats for every student. If you were involved in the boundary process for the new elementary school at Williamsburg and the seven neighboring schools (Ashlawn, Glebe, Jamestown, McKinley, Nottingham, Taylor, and Tuckahoe) we would like to […]

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APS Receives Grant to Fund Active Recess Program

APS Receives Grant to Fund Active Recess Program Arlington Public Schools has received an $18,000 grant to fund Active Recess Programs in coordination with Arlington County and Marymount University. The two-year grant was funded by the Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth to increase children’s activity levels during the school day and combat childhood obesity. Hoffman-Boston […]

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APS Students Earn Recognition in French and German

APS Students Earn Recognition in French and German More than 100 Arlington Public Schools students earned honors by taking the National French and German Exams. National German Exam APS German students participate in the National German Exam on a voluntary basis. This year, eight of the 12 German 2 students at Yorktown chose to participate. […]

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Jefferson’s Community Garden Featured on Green Scene

Jefferson’s Community Garden Featured on Green Scene This week’s episode of Green Scene features the Jefferson Middle School Community Garden. The garden was started three years ago by a Girl Scout troop. Teachers have used the garden to create a unique learning experience for students. Parents, staff and students have been able to provide their […]

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