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Filling in the Blanks with Melanie Kay-Wyatt: Striving for healthy...

By Melanie Kay-Wyatt, Ed.D The stress that comes with trying to do your best, juggle a busy workload, be popular and achieve success can be...

Jefferson-Houston admins placed on leave

By Wafir Salih | [email protected] Alexandria City Public Schools Superintendent Melanie Kay-Wyatt, Ed.D., announced in an April 9 letter to parents and staff that top...

Filling in the Blanks with Melanie Kay-Wyatt: Volunteering: A feel-good...

By Melanie Kay-Wyatt, Ed.D There’s no greater gift than that of our time, talents and resources. We are reminded of that this month as Alexandria...

Filling in the Blanks with Melanie Kay-Wyatt: Healthy food choices...

By Melanie Kay-Wyatt, Ed.D Access to healthy food options has a direct impact on academic achievement, performance and overall well-being. With March celebrating National Nutrition...

Loaded handgun found in elementary student’s backpack

By Ryan Hopper An elementary school student brought a relative’s loaded Ruger 9mm handgun to school on Friday, according to a Saturday press release by...

My View with Heather Peeler: Preparing Alexandria’s youth for bright futures...

By Heather Peeler What do you want to be when you grow up? It’s a common question that many of us routinely ask youth. And...

Filling in the Blanks with Melanie Kay-Wyatt: Make an impact...

By Melanie Kay-Wyatt, Ed.D In choosing “one team, one journey” as a mantra for Alexandria City Public Schools, I reflected on the importance of a...

Learning disruptions hurt all

To the editor:  Thank you to Mark Eaton for his keen insights on the need for a quality alternative education program in Alexandria’s schools. As...

Louis Kokonis, beloved math teacher, dies at 91

By Caitlyn Meisner | [email protected] Alexandria City High School math teacher Louis Kokonis died January 4 at age 91. He worked in the school system...

‘Uncomfortable and unsafe’: Alexandria City High School teacher alleges harassment

By Brianne McConnell “Uncomfortable and unsafe” are words one Alexandria City High School teacher is using to describe recent interactions he said he’s had with...