APS Snapshots

Snapshots Highlights First Day of 2015-16 School Year

In the first episode of Snapshots for the 2015-16 school year, Superintendent Dr. Pat Murphy talks with students, families, teachers, and administrators as he visits different schools throughout the Arlington on the first day. “APS Snapshots” is a three-to-five minute cable program highlighting student, teacher or school achievements, or featuring important, up-to-date information on a […]

Superintendent’s Welcome Back to School Message

Arlington Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Pat Murphy and the entire APS community are ready to welcome students back-to-school. This week, Dr. Murphy recorded a welcome back video message for families. In it, he shares that this year APS will be emphasizing support for Strategic Plan Goal #5: Meeting the Needs of the Whole Child. This […]

Henry Third Graders Discuss New Schools with APS Officials

In this week’s episode of Snapshots, third grade students in Dahlia Constantine’s class at Patrick Henry Elementary School share their thoughts about important factor to keep in mind when deciding where to build a new elementary school in South Arlington. Constantine and her students have had a year–long focus on community and they have carefully […]

Snapshots Follows Students Through Model General Assembly

In this week’s episode, Snapshots follows a group of students from Yorktown and Wakefield high schools and the H-B Woodlawn Secondary Program as they participate in the YMCA’s annual Model General Assembly in Richmond in mid-April. While in Richmond, APS students gathered with hundreds of their peers from around the state to act as a […]

APS Celebrates Week of the Young Child

In this week’s episode of Snapshots, Superintendent Dr. Pat Murphy talks with early childhood coordinator Kate Graham about “Day of Play,” the culminating activity in the Week of the Young Child celebration. This annual celebration sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the world’s largest early childhood education association. The […]

World Language Celebration

Snapshots Highlights World Language CelebrationIn this week’s episode, Snapshots features the World Language Week celebration at the Career Center on March 10. Hosted by the World Languages Office and the World Language Citizens Advisory Committee, the program included a number of activities such as skits, storytelling, songs and poetry from APS language students in grades […]

Snapshots Showcases Kenmore’s 7th Grade Coffee House

In this week’s episode, Snapshots features Kenmore’s annual 7th Grade Coffee House where students shared choral readings of Langston Hughes poetry as well as their own works with parents and invited guests on Feb. 20. For their presentations, some students dramatized their poems, others students added percussion instrumentation to emphasize the emotions in their poems […]

Taylor’s Engineering Day Featured on Snapshots

In this week’s episode, Snapshots visits Taylor Elementary School to find out about their Engineering Day. On this year’s first Engineering Day, students took on the task of solving real Taylor problems. To prepare, students toured the school to identify issues and areas that need improvement. Students developed a preliminary plan of how to fix […]

Snapshots Captures ATS Visit to Mt. Vernon

In this week’s episode, Snapshots follows Arlington Traditional School on their trip to Mt. Vernon. Each year, students at ATS complete a reading challenge over the summer. This year’s theme is Reading is MONUMENTAL! It took the students on a reading “tour” of historical sites in Virginia and Washington, D.C, in correlation with the Virginia […]

Snapshots Showcases Technology Integration

Snapshots Showcases Technology Integration In this week’s episode, Snapshots highlights a recent Technology Focus Group that highlighted technology integration and implementation in the schools among administrators, instructional technology coordinators, teachers and parents. The focus group session highlighted best practices to leverage the use of personalized devices effectively for instructional purposes. “APS Snapshots” is a three-to-five […]