Facing budget shortfalls for operating expenses and capital projects, the Alexandria City Council has put all capital projects on hold for Fiscal Year 2010 except the construction of a new public safety center and emergency maintenance of existing facilities. With this in mind, Alexandria City Public School staff presented priorities to the School Board at a work session and a public meeting this week.
Alexander Duncan has seen the light. An emotional speaker, Duncan chokes up when he describes his life’s work, his newly published book on self-recovery. The book, “Bridging the Gap: The Journey Towards Self Discovery,” was released Saturday at T. C. Williams High School, where Duncan teaches 11th grade English.
The T.C. Williams High School 2009 Calendar features photographs of the new school taken by current T.C. Williams students.
The T.C. Williams High School English Department and Student Council Association will sponsor a book release for “Bridging the Gap: The Journey Towards Self-Restoration & Inward Repair,” the first book by English 11 Teacher Alexander Duncan III. The event will take place at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 13, in the school’s Rotunda, 3330 King Street, Alexandria.
Three Alexandria City Public Schools (ACPS) teachers received National Board Certification from the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS), bringing the total number of ACPS National Board Certified Teachers (NBCTs) to 35, according to the NBPTS Web site.
While The College Board released Advanced Placement test results in August, the Alexandria City Public City School system made them available to the public and to the School Board late last month. Results show an increase in the number of students enrolled in AP courses at T. C. Williams High School but minority students’ scores continue to lag far behind those of their white counterparts.
The Presidential Inaugural Committee 2009 has selected the T.C. Williams High School Titans Army JROTC Drill Team and Color Guard to participate in the 2009 Presidential Inaugural Parade.
The public is invited to attend the City’s Annual Cheerleading Exhibition, scheduled for 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 13 at T.C. Williams High School, 3330 King Street. The exhibition features preteen and teen cheerleading squads from the Charles Barrett, Charles Houston, Cora Kelly, Mount Vernon, Nannie J. Lee, Patrick Henry and William Ramsay Recreation Centers.
Alexandria City Public School Superintendent, Dr. Morton Sherman, presented a preview of his proposed Fiscal Year 2010 budget to the School Board last night, which shows a plan to request between one and one-and-a-half percent less funding from the City than this year.