Archives: ‘Schools’

T. C. Students Participate in “Christmas in Washington”

December 16th, 2010 | [From: Holiday Happenings, Schools]

This Friday, when the annual holiday extravaganza “Christmas in Washington ” airs on TNT, 26 T. C. Williams High School singers will be part of the back-up choir. The show will be shown at 8 p.m.

ACPS Staff Recruits Teachers In Puerto Rico

December 15th, 2010 | [From: 2010 In Review, Schools, Top Stories]

More than 20% of the students in the Alexandria City Public School system are Hispanic, so recruiting bilingual teachers is important.

Sherman Proposes $370 Million For ACPS Capital Improvement Program For Next Ten Years

December 10th, 2010 | [From: 2010 In Review, Schools]

Last night Alexandria City Public School Superintendent Morton Sherman submitted a ten-year capital improvement program budget of $370 million to the Alexandria School Board.

Cora Kelly Wins $2,500 In KaBoom Playground Competition

December 9th, 2010 | [From: Schools]

Thanks to all those who “clicked” their online support in the KaBOOM! Play Day competition, Cora Kelly School for Math, Science and Technology won a $2,500 grant from Mott’s and NFL PLAY 60. One of three runners-up, the school will use the money to help fund its new playground.

ACPS Teacher Dies At Home

December 6th, 2010 | [From: 2010 In Review, Schools]

George Washington Middle school staff and students and hundreds of other youngsters he taught are in mourning over the death of Advanced Mathematics teacher and T.C. Williams High School Tennis Coach Mike Vitez.

Three Alexandria Schools To Receive Marine Corps 2010 Healthy School Award

November 30th, 2010 | [From: 2010 In Review, Health & Fitness, Schools]

George Mason, James K. Polk and William Ramsay elementary schools are among five Virginia elementary schools which will receive the Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) Healthy School Award and a $1,000 donation from MCM partner Sodexo. In early 2011, each school will receive the award for outstanding student participation in MCM’s Healthy Kids Fun Run, designed for students ages 6 to 13 and held on Oct. 30 in Arlington.

ACPS Seeks Identity

November 30th, 2010 | [From: 2010 In Review, Schools, Top Stories]

Parents, teachers and other staff are being asked to help “brand” the Alexandria City Public School system. In mid-November, ACPS principals got a letter from the “Superintends Office” asking each principal to convene a group of 15 to 20 teachers and staff and another group of 15 to 20 parents to participate in Discovery Bridge.

ACPS Holds Final Jefferson-Houston Community Meeting

November 23rd, 2010 | [From: 2010 In Review, Schools, Top Stories]

Last night, Alexandria City Public School Superintendent Morton Sherman and Jefferson-Houston Principal Kim Graves held the final scheduled meeting about building a new school on the current site. The next step is to obtain funding for the project.

Sherman will present his proposal for replacing the current facility to the Alexandria School Board on Dec. 9. He told those who attended the meeting that he intends to make replacing Jefferson-Houston his top capital priority.

T.C. Williams Entrepreneur Students Visit New York Stock Exchange

November 19th, 2010 | [From: Other News, Schools]

In celebration of Global Entrepreneurship Week, the T.C. Williams High School students in Mary Ellen McCormick’s Entrepreneur class expanded their Entrepreneurship world in school with guest speakers and outside of Alexandria with a trip to New York City, complete with a tour of the New York Stock Exchange.

Two New Directors Named For Alexandria Schools

November 19th, 2010 | [From: Schools, Top Stories]

Alexandria City Public Schools Superintendent Morton Sherman has hired a new director of English Language Learners, and a director of middle schools, which is a new position.