Tag: schools

Rising ACPS Numbers Pose Significant Issues

For the second time in as many years, the citys public school population has eclipsed the divisions projected enrollment numbers, further crowding campuses and reaffirming school leaders concerns from last year.

Special Needs Support Group Meets Monday at St. Elmos

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.

First ACPS Meeting Hints at Philosophical Change

In its first session of the new school year, the Alexandria City School Board began debating a new guidance that, if passed, would revamp the ways in which educators evaluate a students performance.

Growing Pains Felt During First G.W. Meal

Even in the middle of what school officials called one of their smoothest back-to-school periods ever, some things did not quite work out as swimmingly as they had originally hoped.

School Buses Working Toward Smooth Start

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.

Back-to-School Nights Scheduled at City Schools

Most Alexandria City Public Schools have planned back-to-school nights this month, ACPS officials announced last week, giving parents the opportunity to visit their childrens classrooms and meet teachers and administrators.

Its Always a Good Time to Learn

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.

New Middle Schools Busy Preparing for Day One

Less than five weeks remain until the citys five new middle schools open their doors to students on the day after Labor Day and, with time at a premium, school leaders are doing everything they can to make sure their facilities are ready.

T.C. Gets New Executive Associate Principal

Alexandria Superintendent Morton Sherman last week named Stephen Colantouni the new executive associate principal at T.C. Williams High School, a new role for Colantuoni on the T.C. Williams administrative team.

Student Group Returns With Ideas For Stimulus Funds

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.
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