Archives:August, 2009

ACPS Daily Digest For Aug. 31, 2009

August 31st, 2009 | [From: Schools]

Middle-School Events
Francis C. Hammond Middle Schools 1, 2 and 3 and George Washington Middle Schools 1 and 2 will hold kick off the 2009-10 school year with welcome meetings and ribbon cutting ceremonies this week.

T.C. Williams Students Visit Dundee, Scotland, with Mayor Euille

August 31st, 2009 | [From: Other News, Schools]

Four students from T.C. Williams High School “” Ariana Meltzer-Bruhn, Harry Lester Schonberger, Maeve Bracken and Briana Land “” along with two students from St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes School “” Sarah Allen and Bianka Michalski “” traveled to Dundee, Scotland this past week for the Dundee Youth Festival. Accompanying them on the city-sponsored trip were Mayor Bill Euille, Rose Boyd, John Chapman, Fredericka Dunn, Brad Brown, Mark Aleckson and Laura Aleckson.

Teachers Train For Equity And Excellence

August 29th, 2009 | [From: Schools]

For three days this week, the 1250 members of the Alexandria City Public School system staff participated in training on “Equity And Excellence”, Superintendent Morton Sherman’s vision for the future.

U.S. Secretary of Labor, EPA Administrator And Secretary Arne Duncan Visit Alexandria For “Read To The Top!!” Finale

August 28th, 2009 | [From: Other News, Schools]

A small group of first and second grade students at Mt. Vernon Community School had a visit from three members of the Obama administration today, as part of the President’s “Read to the Top” initiative.

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan was joined by U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis and Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson in a special bilingual reading event, to culminate the Education Department’s summer literacy initiative — “Read to the Top!!” on Friday, Aug. 28 at Mount Vernon Community School in Alexandria, Va.

Titans Tie For Second At Laurel Hills

August 28th, 2009 | [From: Sports]

The T.C. Williams golf team traveled to Laurel Hills to compete in a tournament on Thursday Aug. 27. They tied for second place with Annadale with a score of 177.

“Spirits In A Bottle” Exhibit Opens

August 28th, 2009 | [From: Arts & Style, Other News]

In her “Spirits in a Bottle” exhibition at the Alexandria Black History Museum, Maryland artist Barbara Hardaway adapted an ancient Congolese tradition. According to legend, evil spirits are so fascinated by the way light dances in colored bottles hanging from trees that they stay inside of the bottles instead of invading homes. Hardaway exhibited 100 Arizona Tea bottles decorated with feathers, fabric, seashells, and beads, with several of the bottles designed to pay homage to prominent black American icons such as W.E.B. DuBois, Sojourner Truth and Martin Luther King Jr. The show will run until January 9, 2010.

Capital Beltway (I-95/495) Overnight Lane Closure September 1 In Telegraph Road AreaMotorists Urged To Choose Alternate Routes

August 28th, 2009 | [From: Traffic & Transportation]

As part of the Woodrow Wilson Bridge Project, weather permitting, the Outer Loop of the Capital Beltway Interstate 95/495N will be reduced to one lane overnight between the Eisenhower Connector and east of Telegraph Road on Tuesday, September 1 from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. the next morning for bridge work. Motorists are encouraged to take alternate routes to avoid expected delays during this work.

Flash Flood Conditions Could Pose Special Risks To Motorists And Commuters During Evening Rush Hour

August 28th, 2009 | [From: Traffic & Transportation]

Driving conditions could become treacherous during the afternoon and evening commute in areas just north of Washington, D.C. A Flash flood warning has been issued for Montgomery, Howard, Carroll and Frederick counties until 4:45 p.m. Flash floods can destroy lives, wipe out bridges and buildings, and sweep away vehicles and trees. Accordingly, AAA Mid-Atlantic is advising motorists to take special precautions.

Former PTO Employee Pleads Guilty In $500,000 Embezzlement Scheme

August 28th, 2009 | [From: Courts & Crime]

Karen L. Parish, age 39, of Woodbridge, Va., pleaded guilty yesterday evening to conspiracy to commit wire fraud in connection with an embezzlement scheme.

Flash Flood Watch Beginning At 2 p.m.

August 28th, 2009 | [From: Other News]

The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for the Washington metropolitan region, including the City of Alexandria, beginning at 2 p.m. and ending late tonight. Rain and heavy thunderstorms are possible throughout the afternoon and evening.