Keeping you informed about happenings around Alexandria City Public Schools
Celebrate the season with a walk outdoors to savor the cool temperatures, early-turning leaves and abundant mums and pansies. Reflect on these thoughts of environmentalist/author Rachel Carson: “Those who dwell among the beauties and mysteries of the earth are never alone or weary of life.”
Patrick Henry and William Ramsay elementary schools, Mount Vernon Community School and all five Alexandria City Public Schools (ACPS) middle schools will participate in the U.S. Department of Education Supplemental Educational Services (SES) Pilot during the 2009-10 school year. This means that free tutoring will be offered in lieu of public school choice to students whose families meet specific income eligibility guidelines. Read more at http://www.acps.k12.va.us/news2010/nr2009093002.php .
T.C. Williams High School student Jacobi B. Hines is one of more than 1,600 African-American high school seniors designated as a Semifinalist in the 46th annual National Achievement Scholarship Program conducted by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. These scholastically talented young men and women now have an opportunity to continue in the competition for approximately 800 Achievement Scholarship awards, worth some $2.6 million, to be offered next spring. Read more at http://www.acps.k12.va.us/news2010/nr2009093001.php .
Check out the October issue of “Washington Family” for a feature on the unique opera program at John Adams Elementary School. To read the article and view the accompanying photos online, go to http://www.washingtonfamily.com/ and click on the current issue icon in the upper right-hand corner, then go to pages 26 and 28.
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/ .