APS News Release

Additional Community Boundary Suggestions Available

Additional Community Boundary Suggestions Available Before the winter break, Arlington Public Schools shared suggested boundary options received from the community to develop boundaries for the new elementary school on the Williamsburg site and to adjust boundaries to address overcapacity at seven identified schools (Ashlawn, Glebe, Jamestown, McKinley, Nottingham, Taylor and Tuckahoe). APS has received useful […]

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Snapshots Highlights Best Practices in Math Instruction

Snapshots Highlights Best Practices in Math Instruction In this episode of Snapshots, Henry Elementary School fourth grade teacher Cameron Snyder and Jefferson Middle School teachers Amy Yosick, Gina Guerra, Nicci Williams, and Wanda McPhee talk about and demonstrate best instructional practices and models for the math class. Math Discourse helps students process and communicate their […]

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School Board Approves Summer School Fees

School Board Approves Summer School Fees At last night’s meeting, the Arlington School Board approved the summer school fee schedule for the 2013 session. The registration fee will remain at last year’s level which is $100 for the full fee and $56 for students who qualify for free and reduced-price lunch. Fees for Global Village, […]

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APS Website Recognized by Sunshine Review

APS Website Recognized by Sunshine Review The Arlington Public Schools website received an “A-” grade on the Sunshine Review’s 2012 Transparency Checklist and is one of only nine out of 133 school divisions in Virginia to receive an “A” grade. The Sunny Award, which is presented annually by the editors of Sunshine Review, honors the […]

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PTA Reflections Winners Named

PTA Reflections Winners Named The Arlington County Council of PTAs (CCPTA) announced the winners of the 2013 Reflections contest. The competition is designed to spur students to create works in musical composition, literature, visual arts, photography, dance choreography, and film/video production. Over 1,200 pieces of art were entered in the competition by students from Pre-K […]

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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. 18 – A Coffee Talk! Navigating the Maze of Supports for Students Jan. 28 – Kindergarten Information Night Jan. 30 – Little Known Secrets of Paying for College, Financial […]

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APS Seeks Feedback on Boundary Criteria

APS Seeks Feedback on Boundary Criteria As part of the continuing efforts to engage the community in developing boundaries for the new elementary school on the Williamsburg site, Arlington Public Schools is conducting a survey of the seven schools (Ashlawn, Glebe, Jamestown, McKinley, Nottingham, Taylor and Tuckahoe) involved in boundary decisions for the new elementary […]

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Thirteen Arlington Teachers Earn National Certification

Thirteen Arlington Teachers Earn National Certification The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards announced that 13 APS teachers have earned National Board Certification. Currently, Arlington ranks third in Virginia with 168*, or approximately 7.6 percent of teachers, who are National Board Certified. The APS teachers and their National Board certificate area include the following: Laura […]

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Two APS Seniors Earn Full-Tuition Posse Scholarships

Two APS Seniors Earn Full-Tuition Posse Scholarships Wakefield High School’s Briana Rusin and Washington-Lee High School’s Natalie “Coco” Hewitt were selected as Posse Scholarship recipients. Each student will receive a four-year, full-tuition scholarship, worth more than $140,000 each, to a Posse Foundation partnering institutions. Rusin, who plans to attend Pepperdine University, and Hewitt, who plans […]

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Kindergarten Information Night Set for Jan. 28

Updated Jan. 28: Kindergarten Information Night Rescheduled for Feb. 4 Arlington parents with children entering kindergarten in September 2013 are invited to attend the countywide Kindergarten Information Night on Mon, Jan. 28, at 7 p.m. at Washington-Lee High School, 1301 N. Stafford St. The evening will begin with a general presentation at 7 p.m. in […]

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