Partners in Action Archive

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Scrabble with Seniors Helps Henry Second Graders

From learning how to play Scrabble to learning how to spell, add up their scores and be a good sport, Patrick Henry Elementary School’s Scrabble with Seniors program is a Triple Word Score for all involved.

From learning how to play Scrabble to learning how to spell, add up their scores and be a good sport, Patrick Henry Elementary School’s Scrabble with Seniors program is a Triple Word Score for all involved. For the past six years, Henry second grade students have traveled to the Senior Center at Walter Reed for scrabble, creating a unique sense of community and providing learning opportunities that go well beyond the game board. Check out this week’s Partners in Action to learn more about this unique partnership.

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Everybody Wins DC

Partners and Volunteers in Action: Everybody Wins DC

This week’s Partners and Volunteers in Action showcases the partnership between Everybody Wins DC and Key Elementary School.

This week’s Partners and Volunteers in Action showcases the partnership between Everybody Wins DC and Key Elementary School. Everybody Wins DC is a non-profit organization devoted to promoting children’s literacy and a love of learning through shared reading experiences with caring individuals. They match mentors with students so they can read together during their lunch hour. Listen to what a few of our mentors had to say.

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Partners in Action

Partners in Action: McKinley’s Partnership with the Educational Theater Company

For 18 years, the ETC: Educational Theatre Company (ETC) has partnered with McKinley Elementary School.

For 18 years, the ETC: Educational Theatre Company (ETC) has partnered with McKinley Elementary School. This year marked the 30th show that ETC and McKinley have produced. Listen to students, staff and members of ETC talk about putting together their production of Two Ways to Count to Ten.

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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!

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Mercedes Benz Partnership

Mercedes-Benz 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.

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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.

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