APS Snapshots

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 […]

Snapshots Showcases Career Center Culinary Arts Partnership

Snapshots Showcases Career Center Culinary Arts PartnershipIn this week’s episode, Snapshots profiles the Career Center’s Culinary Arts and Sciences program and its partnership with Arlington’s Culpepper Garden Retirement Community. Through the Culinary Arts Apprenticeship Program, students prepared and served dinner at the American Culinary Federation’s business meeting for the DC/Maryland region. The students, who worked […]

Snapshots Features Randolph’s Battle of the Books

Snapshots Features Randolph’s Battle of the BooksIn this week’s episode, Snapshots showcases Randolph Elementary School’s First Annual Battle of the Books that took place earlier this month. Students received seven books to read over the summer, then joined teams in September and practiced with a coach for three weeks before a competition to see who […]

Snapshots Highlights Walk and Bike to School Day

Snapshots Highlights Walk and Bike to School DayIn this week’s episode, Snapshots visits Henry Elementary School during the International Walk and Bike to School Day celebration on Oct. 8. The day encourages a healthy lifestyle for students. “APS Snapshots” is a three-to-five minute weekly cable program highlighting student, teacher or school achievements, or featuring important, […]

Snapshots Highlights Oakridge Elementary School’s Community Journey Assembly

Snapshots Highlights Oakridge Elementary School’s Community Journey AssemblyIn this week’s episode, Snapshots visits Oakridge Elementary School during their Community Journey Assembly. Journey is a collaborative public installation and performance celebrating the unity of the Oakridge community. It is inspired and orchestrated by local “artivist” Elshafei Dafalla. “APS Snapshots” is a three-to-five minute weeklycable program highlighting […]

Snapshots Showcases Summer School Program Linking Literacy, History and Geography

Snapshots Showcases Summer School Program Linking Literacy, History and GeographyIn this week’s episode, Snapshots profiles a new program created by social studies supervisor Cathy Hix that links history, literacy and technology. “Lit Trips,” used at Swanson Middle School over the summer, linked historical fiction, good literacy practices, and Google Earth (to add more interest in […]

Snapshots Recaps APS Big Data Competition

Snapshots Recaps APS Big Data Competition In this week’s episode of Snapshots, Superintendent Dr. Pat Murphy discusses the results from the APS Big Data Round Table competition. The Big Data competition was launched last November to encourage outside experts to analyze data sets to determine how they could be used to drive student achievement to […]