Partners in Action Archive

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Partners in Action: Oakridge Elementary Cultivates Nat Geo Partnership

This month’s Partners in Action video highlights the Explorer Educator Challenge and how Freshwater Ecologist Dalal Hanna inspired Oakridge students.

What happens when APS classrooms and National Geographic Explorers connect? Take a look inside Jennifer Burgin’s Kindergarten class at Oakridge to find out! This month’s Partners in Action video highlights the Explorer Educator Challenge and how Freshwater Ecologist Dalal Hanna inspired Oakridge students. Students researched Halal’s work and mission and applied their own creativity and explorer skills in a variety of ways. Hanna leads virtual lessons for students, so it was a great surprise when National Geographic brought her to the classroom!

Mercedes Benz Partnership

Partners and Volunteers in Action

For over 20 years, Mercedes-Benz of Arlington has partnered with the Arlington Career Center.

For over 20 years, Mercedes-Benz of Arlington has partnered with the Arlington Career Center. Durning that time, the partnership has gone on to become a model program throughout the Commonwealth. See how our current students are learning the trade from APS alumni in this week’s Partners and Volunteers in Action.

BOSS Program at Randolph

BOSS Soldiers Serve as Reading Buddies to Randolph Students

In this week’s Volunteers in Action, we highlight the BOSS (Better Opportunity for Single Soldiers) Program at Randolph Elementary School

In this week’s Volunteers in Action, we highlight the BOSS (Better Opportunity for Single Soldiers) Program at Randolph Elementary School. Soldiers from Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall have been coming to Randolph bi-monthly for three years to read with first graders. The most important aspects are that students are getting practice reading out loud, developing confidence in reading, talking to adults, learning manners, developing positive associations with reading and working with positive role models.

Created in 1989, BOSS was formed to address the needs of the single soldier. Its mission is to enhance the morale and welfare of single soldiers and increase retention. The program was founded on three key pillars: Community Service; Quality of Life; and Recreation/Leisure.

Former Barrett Student Alex

Washington-Lee Student Featured on Partners and Volunteers in Action

In the latest episode, Partners and Volunteers in Action features a current Washington-Lee High School sophomore who gives back by volunteering at his former elementary school.

In the latest episode, Partners and Volunteers in Action features a current Washington-Lee High School sophomore who gives back by volunteering at his former elementary school.

Partners in Action is a short monthly video that highlights just a few of the more than 500 businesses and community organizations that partner with Arlington schools and programs. Each episode showcases one partner, highlights the school where they have a partnership, and includes interview with the principals, teachers, students and partner volunteers.

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Partners in Action Highlights Stratford, Silver Diner Partnership

In this episode of Partners in Action, Communications Coordinator Dawn Smith visits the Silver Diner to see their unique partnership with the Stratford Program.

In this episode of Partners in Action, Communications Coordinator Dawn Smith visits the Silver Diner to see their unique partnership with the Stratford Program. The Silver Diner offers Stratford students a chance to gain real-life experience and valuable skills to use during their lifetime.

Partners in Action Features Partnership with Joe’s Pizza

This week’s episode of Partners in Action features an APS system wide partnership with Joes Place Pizza and Pasta.

This week’s episode of Partners in Action features an APS system wide partnership with Joes Place Pizza and Pasta. Joe’s Place has been a longtime supporter of APS and recently became an official strategic partner. Owner Rosario Farruggio incorporates science, history, and mathematics when teaching students about pizza. Students also have the opportunity to learn hands on how to make their own pizzas as well as learn about careers in food service and the restaurant industry.

Partners in Action Highlights Life Decisions 101

In this episode, Partners in Action features a partnership between IFS Consulting Group LLC that sponsors Life Decisions 101 and Jefferson Middle School.

In this episode, Partners in Action features a partnership between IFS Consulting Group LLC that sponsors Life Decisions 101 and Jefferson Middle School. Life Decisions 101 is a mentoring program developed to meet the needs of young men ages 12-14. The curriculum is divided into five units (Verbal/Non-Verbal Communication, Anger Management, Organization, Healthy Relationships and Mental/Physical Health Development). Take a look at the success stories of these young men.

 

Red Top Cab Featured on Partners in Action

In this episode, Partners in Action features a unique partnership between a community based company, Red Top Cab and Arlington Science Focus School.

In this episode, Partners in Action features a unique partnership between a community based company, Red Top Cab and Arlington Science Focus School. The partnership started over 10 years ago and was initiated by a telephone call from Principal Mary Begley to Red Top Cab headquarters.

To help fulfill Begley’s request, one Arlingtonian and a friend stepped up and 10 years later are still picking up students to take them to an early morning enrichment program.

Real Madrid – October 27, 2016

The partnership between the Real Madrid After School Program and Gunston Middle School

This episode of Partners in Action features the partnership between the Real Madrid After School Program and Gunston Middle School. This after school program has two components: Soccer and homework club. It allows the students to learn the fundamentals of soccer on Mondays and get help with homework on Tuesdays.

Wakefield’s Cohort Program – March 18, 2016

Aspire! Afterschool Learning – Dec 2, 2015

A Space of Her Own – Jun 26, 2015

Urban Alliance – May 8, 2015

Dream Dog Foundation – March 27, 2015

Marine Buddies – Sept 2016

Operation Hope – Nov. 14, 2014

Arlington Chamber of Commerce – Oct 17, 2014