APS Snapshots

Snapshots Highlights Arlington Traditional School’s Summer Reading Challenge

In this week’s episode, Snapshots visits the National Zoo with Arlington Traditional School during their Reading Carnival Day. The Reading Carnival is the culminating activity for students who participated in the summer reading challenge by reading 50 books. Students spent time reading and learning about animals and their habitats and then seeing some of the […]

Snapshots Highlights Out of School Time Conference

The Arlington Partnership for Children, Youth and Families hosted the Out of School Time Assets Conference at Kenmore Middle School. The conference helped parents, youth, and out-of-school-time staff engage in community conversations to help the adults be stronger, more supportive role models and the youth to be more powerful leaders at home, in school, and […]

Snapshots Showcases Food Services Open House

In this week’s episode of Snapshots, Superintendent Dr. Pat Murphy talks with Food Services Director Amy Maclosky at their open house earlier this month. The open house was a chance for families to sample menu items, learn about the new Food Service website and meet local Farm to School partners to learn about their farms. […]

Henry’s Blue Ribbon Celebration Featured on Snapshots

In this week’s episode of Snapshots, Superintendent Dr. Pat Murphy attends the Henry Elementary School 2015 Blue Ribbon announcement assembly on Tue, Sept. 29. Henry was named a 2015 National Blue Ribbon School by the US Department of Education. “APS Snapshots” is a three-to-five minute cable program highlighting student, teacher or school achievements, or featuring […]

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 […]