On Nov. 23, the Alexandria City Council will provide budget guidance to City Manager Jim Hartmann on preparing the fiscal year 2012 operating budget, which will include a spending cap for the Alexandria School Board.
Attention, Driver Education Parents
Beginning with the 2010–2011 school year, all driver education students and their parents are required by the Code of Virginia to attend a 90-minute presentation. Students will not receive a classroom driver education completion card (DEC-1) unless they attend a presentation with a parent or guardian.
In 2010, SAT scores at T. C. Williams High School were one point lower than in 2009, with a composite math and reading score of 963 out of a possible 1600. Last night, T. C. Principal Suzanne Maxey unveiled a plan to improve those scores.
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Chairman Sheila C. Bair and National Credit Union Administration Chair Debbie Matz came to T.C. Williams High School on Monday to sign an agreement that will help millions of students get on the path to financial success.
When I was touring our Early Childhood Center at John Adams Elementary School not too long ago, I had flashbacks to my own children’s preschool experience. I saw artwork in primary colors and remembered my two children bringing home similar treasures; saw the students sitting in circles for reading time and remembered my son’s favorite book at that time.
Are students in failing schools dumb, or are they getting a bad education? “Waiting For Superman” examines public education in the United States, its successes and failures.
Attention eighth- and ninth-graders and their parents: Come learn “How to Succeed at T.C.” at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 16, in the auditorium at the T.C. Williams High School Minnie Howard Campus. A panel of seniors and recent graduates will give tips on all things T.C., from homework to clubs to teams to classes. The meeting, sponsored by the T.C. Williams PTSA, will include Spanish translation and refreshments.
When T. C. Williams High School Principal Suzanne Maxey became aware of negative postings on Facebook about current students, she contacted the Alexandria police, warned students during morning announcements and sent a letter home to parents.
Tonight, Alexandria City Public Schools Superintendent Morton Sherman will propose a new compensation and benefits system to the School Board.
“Student learning must be measured by more than standardized tests,” Sherman said. “The proposals in this document connect student learning, professional learning and growth, career path options, learning time and compensation and benefits. These proposals will be further detailed by ACPS teachers and administrators over the next several months, with the goal of phasing in these proposals over the next three years.
Go Titans! Beat The Lancers
The T.C. Williams Titans will conclude their Varsity football season at 7:30 tonight against the Robert E. Lee High School Lancers. The away game is at Lee, 6540 Franconia Road, Springfield. Tickets are $5. The Titans are on a roll, and with a win tonight, they will have an excellent chance of making the playoffs. Come out and support your team!