Pearl Harbor Day commemorates the Japanese air attack on the U.S. Naval Base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii Territory, killing more than 2,300 Americans, which took place on this date in 1941. Read more about the “Day of Infamy” at the Library of Congress “Today in History” page, http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/today/dec07.html .
Celebrate the season by attending winter band, orchestra and chorus concerts at Alexandria City Public Schools (ACPS). The following list features upcoming musical performances. Check the ACPS calendar at http://www.acps.k12.va.us/events/main.php?view=month for updates. All concerts are free and open to the public. Read more at http://www.acps.k12.va.us/news2010/nr2009120702.php .
The Samuel W. Tucker PTA will host its first Tucker Tuesday Family Night Out of the school year from 5 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 8, at Fuddruckers, 4141C Duke St., Alexandria. Fuddruckers will donate to the school 20 percent of qualifying sales. To be counted in the total, each customer must present a copy of the event flier, available online at http://www.acps.k12.va.us/tucker/tuesday-night-out.pdf . Read more at http://www.acps.k12.va.us/news2010/nr2009120704.php .
Not participating in winter sports? Want to learn a new sport? Make friends? Get in great shape? T.C. Williams High School Crew Winter Conditioning is under way and wants eighth- through 12th-graders to participate. Students meet to work out from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday afternoons at the T.C. Williams boathouse, The Dee Campbell Rowing Center. Read more at http://www.acps.k12.va.us/news2010/nr2009120701.php .
Paul George, a technology integration specialist at the Francis C. Hammond Middle School Campus, is receiving a North Tier Professional Development Grant for $2,848. North Tier accepted George’s proposal, “Flipping for Effective Technology Integration,” which will provide a cohort of Alexandria City Public Schools middle-school teachers an opportunity to “ramp up their instructional technology skills through Webinars, a book club, videotaped lessons and collaboration on best practices through Web 2.0 tools. Read more at http://www.acps.k12.va.us/news2010/nr2009120703.php .