Keeping you informed about happenings around Alexandria City Public Schools
Take heed of today’s words of wisdom, spoken by children’s advocate and actress/producer/director Goldie Hawn: “Youthfulness is connected to the ability to see things new for the first time. So if your eyes still look at life with wonder, then you will seem young, even though you may not be chronologically young.”
In a letter being distributed to ACPS students, parents and colleagues, Superintendent Morton Sherman writes: “T.C. Williams High School is the flagship of our school division, and it has long had the reputation of a school with deep traditions of success, caring, and high expectations for all its students. When T.C. Williams opened its new facility in 2007, many of those traditions naturally became a part of the new building, and its educational design … We need your support and input. I am asking for volunteers to work as a T.C. Vision and Action Committee to review where we are and where we should be going over the next 3-5 years. I am inviting staff, parents, community members, and students to work on the committee. Bill Clendaniel and I have asked Peter Balas to assume the role of committee chairman.” Read the entire letter online at http://www.acps.k12.va.us/news2010/nr2009120303.php .
Substitute Guidance Counselor
T.C. Williams High School Principal Bill Clendaniel announced that Cheryl Knutsen will serve as the school’s substitute guidance director. She has more than three decades of experience in education, first as a teacher, then as a counselor and most recently as director of student services at Thomas Edison High School, from which she retired in June of 2009. Read more at http://www.acps.k12.va.us/news2010/nr2009120305.php .
T.C. Williams High School Booster Passes are on sale now for 2009-2010 athletic events. The pass admits the holder into every regular season T.C. Williams Varsity, Junior Varsity and Freshman boys’ and girls’ basketball game, wrestling match, swim and dive meet and indoor track meet at home, as well as the spring sports to come.
Read more at http://www.acps.k12.va.us/news2010/nr2009120301.php .
The Alexandria City School Board will hold a public hearing on the FY 2011-2015 CIP budget at the meeting at 7:30 p.m. on December 17, 2009, in the School Board Auditorium, 2000 North Beauregard St., Alexandria. If you would like to address the Board, please contact Clerk of the Board Rosemary Webb at 703-824-6614 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
A play by Kamera Bracey, a student at T.C. Williams High School’s Minnie Howard Campus, will receive a reading by professional actors during the “New Writers Now! Playing With Fire” festival sponsored by Young Playwrights’ Theater at 7 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 7, at GALA Hispanic Theatre, 3333 14th St. NW, Washington, D.C. A pre-show reception will take place at 6:15 p.m. Read more at http://www.acps.k12.va.us/news2010/nr2009120304.php .
Check out all the latest happenings, from PTA meetings to school assemblies, listed in the ACPS online calendar at http://www.acps.k12.va.us/events/ .