Keeping you informed about happenings around Alexandria City Public Schools
Enjoy delightful weather during this last weekend of May, and show some appreciation to your pet during Hug Your Cat Day on Saturday. The Daily Digest will return on Monday.
The T.C. Williams High School Symphonic 1 Band earned the Music Festivals National Concert Band Award for receiving the highest score of any band to perform at more than 20 performance sites across the eastern seaboard this spring.
Read more at http://www.acps.k12.va.us/news2009/nr2009052901.php .
In order to maximize and enhance students’ summer school experience, Alexandria City Public Schools will extend by one week the summer school program for special education students. The program will begin on July 6 and end on July 31.
Read more at http://www.acps.k12.va.us/news2009/nr2009052905.php .
Findings from a special education study conducted by a Virginia Association of School Superintendents audit team will be presented to the Alexandria City School Board in a work session at the School Board meeting at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 2. All interested parties are invited to attend. Read more at http://www.acps.k12.va.us/news2009/nr2009052906.php .
Registration opens June 1 for the fifth “A Night With the Stars” monthly T.C. Williams High School Planetarium show, scheduled for June 23. Doors will open at 7 p.m. for “The Reasons for the Seasons: A Walk Across the Summer Sky,” which will run from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Read more at http://www.acps.k12.va.us/news2009/nr2009052904.php .
Jefferson-Houston School for Arts and Academics students will “READiscover Books” as they celebrate their last Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) Day of the school year on Wednesday, June 3. Read more at http://www.acps.k12.va.us/news2009/nr2009052902.php .
Check out the following city-sponsored events on Saturday, May 30:
Second Annual Mayor’s Cup Challenge Match – Enjoy free admission to a whole day of rugby — featuring the men’s rugby team from Alexandria’s sister city of Dundee, Scotland — at George Washington Middle School, 1005 Mount Vernon Ave. Read more about this and other city events at http://alexandriava.gov/ .
All Alexandria Reads 2009 Program Finale – The Alexandria Library closes its latest community reading event with a story time featuring local author Mary Quattlebaum at 11 a.m. at the Barnes & Noble at Potomac Yards, 3651 Jefferson Davis Hwy. This event also kicks off the Barnes & Noble Bookfair in support of Alexandria Library’s 2010 All Alexandria Reads program. A voucher that donates a portion of all Barnes & Noble purchases to this program is available www.alexandria.lib.va.us . Show the voucher to the cashier Saturday through Friday, June 5, at any Barnes & Noble in the metropolitan Washington, D.C. area.