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Arlington’s On-Time Graduation Rate Increases to 89.2 Percent More Students Earn Advanced Diplomas as Dropout Rate Continues to Decline

Arlington’s On-Time Graduation Rate Increases to 89.2 Percent More Students Earn Advanced Diplomas as Dropout Rate Continues to Decline Arlington Public Schools’ on-time graduation rate for the high school class of 2012 increased to 89.2 percent and the dropout rate fell to 7.7 percent, according to data released today by the Virginia Department of Education […]

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Claremont to Dedicate Outdoor Classroom and NWF-Certified Wildlife Habitat

Claremont to Dedicate Outdoor Classroom and NWF-Certified Wildlife Habitat Claremont Elementary School will dedicate its newly-renovated outdoor classroom on Fri, Oct. 26 at 5:30 p.m. (4700 S. Chesterfield Rd.) The dedication ceremony will allow Claremont teachers and parents to celebrate the establishment of this site and to recognize the efforts of four Eagle Scouts who […]

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APS Receives Communications Awards’

APS Receives Communications Awards The Arlington Public Schools Department of School and Community Relations received nine awards in the 2012 Chesapeake Chapter of the National School Public Relations Association (CHESPRA) Communications Contest. The awards include: Award of Excellence: The APS Special Education Family Resource Binder Award of Excellence: 2011-12 APS Handbook Award of Excellence: APS […]

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Honors Band, Chorus and Orchestra Auditions to Begin Next Week

Honors Band, Chorus and Orchestra Auditions to Begin Next Week The APS Fine Arts Department is holding auditions for Honors Chorus, Honors Band and Honors Orchestra for elementary and middle-school students beginning on Oct. 23. Materials for interested students, including the registration form is available on the APS website, or from school music teachers. Pre-registration […]

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School Board Restores Bus Service to Campbell Elementary School Discusses Additional Changes to Boundary Policy and Framework

School Board Restores Bus Service to Campbell Elementary School Discusses Additional Changes to Boundary Policy and Framework At last night’s meeting, the Arlington School Board voted to waive Policy 50-5 Transportation for the remainder of the 2012-13 school year to allow Campbell Elementary School students who were permitted to ride an APS bus last year […]

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Glee Star, Best Buddies Founder Visits Washington-Lee Chapter Recognized for Leadership, Dedication and Excellence

Glee Star, Best Buddies Founder Visits Washington-Lee Chapter Recognized for Leadership, Dedication and Excellence Best Buddies founder Anthony Shriver (left) and Glee actress Lauren Potter (second from left) visited with Washington-Lee High School’s Best Buddies Chapter. Today, the Washington-Lee High School Best Buddies Chapter had a special visit from GLEE star Lauren Potter and Best […]

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Snapshots Profiles Minority Girls Leadership Conference

Snapshots Profiles Minority Girls Leadership Conference In this episode of Snapshots, Superintendent Dr. Pat Murphy talks with the student emcees of the “Color of Leadership Conference: A Girls Perspective” that took place last weekend. The conference for young women in grades 6-8 included a number of workshops to prepare students to succeed in school and […]

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Two Seniors Named 2012 National Achievement Scholarship Semifinalists

Two Seniors Named 2012 National Achievement Scholarship Semifinalists The National Achievement Scholarship Program announced that Wakefield High School’s Corey Grant and Washington-Lee High School’s Brandyn Toone have been named National Achievement Scholarship Semifinalists. The students will join more than 1,600 Black American high school seniors who have been designated semifinalists in the 49th annual Achievement […]

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Snapshots Promotes Next Week’s College Fair

Snapshots Promotes Next Week’s College Fair In this episode of Snapshots, K-12 counseling supervisor Dr. Marcia Jackson discusses the upcoming College Night at the Ballston Commons Mall on Wed, Oct. 17 from 7-9 p.m. Representatives from over 150 colleges, universities and trade schools will be available to answer questions about the admissions process, academics and […]

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Green Scene Highlights Barcroft’s Intersession on Trees

Green Scene Highlights Barcroft’s Intersession on Trees In this week’s episode, Green Scene visits Barcroft Elementary School as students learn about trees during the school’s intersession. Barcroft operates under a modified school year calendar which includes two two-week intersessions during the October and March breaks. The sessions provide optional learning opportunities for all students. During […]

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