Archives: ‘Schools’

ACPS Internal CIP Financial Procedures Audit Delayed

December 22nd, 2011 | [From: Schools, Top Stories]

The results of a review of Capital Improvement Program budget transfers, vouchers and invoices in the Alexandria City School System's Education Facilities Department will not be announced until January. So far, two members of the Education Facilities staff have resigned.

Tammy Ignacio Appointed To New Chief Administrative Officer Role

December 16th, 2011 | [From: Other News, Schools]

Alexandria City Public Schools (ACPS) Superintendent Morton Sherman is pleased to announce the appointment of Tammy Ignacio as Chief Administrative Officer. Ignacio is a former executive associate principal at T.C. Williams High School and since 2009 has served as the executive associate principal at T.C.'s Minnie Howard Campus. In this new position, she will manage the daily operations of the Office of the Superintendent and report directly to Dr. Sherman.

Governor McDonnell Allocates $100 Million In Additional Higher Education Funding Per Year In New Budget

December 15th, 2011 | [From: From Richmond, Schools]

Surrounded by students, legislators, business leaders, and presidents of public and private colleges and universities statewide, Governor Bob McDonnell today announced his proposed new higher education funding package which includes $100 million per year to prepare Virginians for top jobs, boost job-creating research and innovation, make college degrees more affordable for students, and advance toward the governor’s goal of having 100,000 more Virginians earn degrees in the next 15 years.

Alexandria And McLean Residents Awarded Full-Tuition Scholarships To University Of Phoenix

December 14th, 2011 | [From: Other News, Schools]

University of Phoenix, the largest private University in North America, today announced the six nationwide recipients of its “Forever a Phoenix” scholarship. Two of the six scholarships were awarded to local residents Timothy Steele of McLean and Traci Robinson-Williams of Alexandria.

Sherman To Propose Changes To Adult, Alternative And Interim Education Programs

December 12th, 2011 | [From: Schools, Top Stories]

For the past several weeks, students in the Alexandria City Public School system’s adult education programs have expressed concern that Superintendent Morton Sherman planned to cancel these services.

Alexandria City Public Schools Focus On The Arts

December 8th, 2011 | [From: Schools, Top Stories]

Art in some form touches the lives of every Alexandria City Public School student enrolled in grades K-5. That number decreases in to 2,219 students in grades 6-12, when art, music, drama and other arts offerings are electives.

Cora Kelly Students Learn About Water Monitoring From Volunteers

November 29th, 2011 | [From: EcoNews, Schools]

Forty fifth grade students, their teachers, and volunteers from the Alexandria Sanitation Authority and engineering consulting firm CH2M Hill participated in Water Monitoring Day™ at Cora Kelly School for Math, Science and Technology earlier this month.

ACPS Investigates Possible Mismanagement Of CIP Funds

November 28th, 2011 | [From: Schools, Top Stories]

Alexandria City Public School Superintendent Morton Sherman is investigating the possible mismanagement of Capital Improvement Program funds. Two employees are either on administrative leave or have resigned pending the outcome of an outside audit.

Senior Lacrosse Players Sign Colleges

November 22nd, 2011 | [From: Schools, Sports]

Three Bishop Ireton seniors signed national letters of intent Wednesday during the NCAA’s early signing period, committing to play lacrosse for a pair of Division I programs and one DII program. Over the past four years, more than a dozen BI girls’ lacrosse players have signed to play college sports.

NOVA Students Featured In Photography Exhibit

November 16th, 2011 | [From: Arts & Style, Schools]

Three Northern Virginia Community College students displayed their photographic skills during the recent portraitDC exhibition. Alexandria resident Judy Heffner and Woodbridge residents Rose Virgil-Jones and Michelle Wittkoff were encouraged by their photography professors, Sarah Raymond and Gail Rebhan, to enter the show. Heffner is a graduate of the photography program at NOVA’s Alexandria Campus and […]