Community Schools — 18 February 2010

Ten projects get funds via ACPS Teachers Dream Fund

Earlier this month, the Alexandria City Public Schools’ Teachers Dream Fund Board announced it had awarded more than $9,000 in round one funds to 10 different proposals that excited the selection team with fun, creative and academically enriching approaches to education.

More than 1,000 students throughout the city’s public schools will benefit from these projects, according to an ACPS spokesperson. The second round of applications is open until March 15, from which a total of $27,000 will be doled out.

The beneficiaries of the grants include the “Metro-ing to the Mall Museums” program at Jefferson-Houston elementary school, the young detectives group at Francis C. Hammond 3 Middle School and a field trip for 85 T.C. Williams students to see Henry V at the Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington.

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T.C. Williams TV production students win video competition

When it comes to putting together a top-notch television program, look no further than the halls of T.C. Williams High School. Advanced TV Production students Hana Wuerker and Jack Peisch earned first place in the District V Skills USA on-site live TV production competition at Chantilly High School, the school announced last week.

It was the second time a T.C. group had won the district competition. This year, the Titans beat out 16 other teams for the honor.

Given four hours to plan, shoot and edit a one-minute promotional video, the students created a video program called Skills USA Today. With the win, the team intends to compete at the state level for the same competition this April in Hampton.

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