St. Elmos Group, a gathering of parents of children with special needs, meets Monday from 8 to 10 p.m. for the first installment of a three-part series. The sessions feature representatives from the Alexandria Network for Student Resources a network of professionals including coaches, an advocate, a tutor, an organizer, a psychologist and an early childhood specialist which works with students with a variety of learning issues.
Bus routes for students in Alexandria City Public Schools have been dropped in the mail and are also posted on the schools website at http://www.acps.k12.va.us/transportation/. The schools department of transportation has been working throughout the summer to ensure that students arrive at school safely and on-time.
A group of Mt. Vernon Community School first and second grade students were treated to a memorable reading period at lunchtime last Friday when U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis and E.P.A. administrator Lisa Jackson stopped by the Del Ray school.
A committee of T.C. Williams High School students last week provided their recommendations for using stimulus funding to Superintendent Morton Sherman and the Alexandria City School Board. College visits and college application assistance headed the students list of ideas.
Alexandria City Public Schools Monday announced that Stephen M. Wilkins began as the school systems new human resources director. Wilkins, a retired U.S. Army colonel, comes to ACPS from Chicago Public Schools, where he was program manager of facilities, supervising the facilities program for 650 schools and managing 130 staff and contractors.