Nov. 30, 2012

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Outside the Box Day ASFS Students Think ‘Outside the Box’ to Solve Problems

Building a headlight; constructing a birdhouse or building a carrier to safely land an egg dropped from the top of a fire truck. These were some fo the challenges that ASFS students faced during the annual “Think Outside the Box Day” on Wednesday. (More)  

Sequoia New Syphax Education Center Opens in January

Final Details and Prep to Take Place in December
Throughout December, staff at the Clarendon and Syphax Education Centers will be packing and prepping for the move to the new Syphax Education Center located at the Sequoia Building #2, 2100 Washington Blvd. (More)

Curriculum Corner Deepening Math Discourse through Problem Solving

By Margaret Chung, Mathematics Supervisor “Now, turn and talk to your partner and explain how you solved the problem.” “Tell your neighbor if you agree or disagree with their strategy and explain why.” “Please restate what another student said using your own words.” (More)      

 
United Way 2012 United Way Campaign Deadline Extended through Dec. 7

Employees may pledge online or on paper by seeing their building coordinator. This has been a tough year across the country in so many ways, as the difficult economy continues and national disasters such as Hurricane Sandy wreak havoc in the Northeast. Remember that many agencies that support our students and families rely on the United Way to support their budgets. If every employee pledged $2 per pay period, the APS total would swell to more than $190,000. Anything you can give will make a difference. Please be sure to pledge today.  NewsBriefs This week’s features include: Mary Begley getting a birds-eye view of ASFS; Langston students visit the U.S. Institute of Peace; Claremont and Williamsburg students give to AFAC and more. (MoreKudos This week’s features: High School students receive Human Rights Award. (MoreOpportunities Opportunities for professional development, grants, recognitions or scholarships of interest to employees. (MoreAdCheck A listing of merchandise or services wanted, for sale or for rent to employees by employees. (More blank

IMPORTANT DATES

Dec. 24-Jan.3 – Winter Break. No School.

Dec. 24-25 – Admin Offices Closed

   Next Submission Deadline:Dec. 7, 2012Send Submissions toFrank BellaviaOffice: x6004 frank.bellavia@apsva.us