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2012-13 News Releases

2012-13 News Releases

June
6/28Snapshots Highlights Annual MathDice Competition Snapshots
6/28Schools Earn Over $99,000 from Harris Teeter Donations
6/20Arlington Public Schools Wins National Communications Awards
More Seats for More Students, Online Budget Tool and iDashboard Commended
Awards
6/20APS Encourages Summer Reading
6/20Washington-Lee Education Foundation Awards Annual ScholarshipsAwards
6/19School Board Appoints Drew Elementary PrincipalSchool Board
6/19School Board Hears End-of-Year Updates and Program EvaluationsSchool Board
6/19Snapshots Highlights Summer Reading Programs Snapshots   
6/19Arlington Students Compete for ART Bus Design
6/18Wakefield Education Foundation Awards $146,000 in Student ScholarshipsAwards
6/17After-the-SOLs Activities for June 17 After the SOLs
6/14More Seats for More Students Community Engagement SurveyMore Seats
6/14APS Receives Grant to Fund Active Recess ProgramGrant Award
6/14APS Students Earn Recognition in French and GermanAwards
6/14Jefferson’s Community Garden Featured on Green SceneGreen Scene
6/14Snapshots Highlights Wakefield Senior Projects Snapshots
6/11APS to Broadcast and Stream High School Graduation CeremoniesEvents
6/11APS End-of-Year Dates and EventsEvents
6/10APS to Highlight After SOL InstructionAfter the SOLs
6/7APS Receives Grant to Fund Safe Routes to School CoordinatorGrant Award
6/7Arlington School Board Receives More Seats UpdateSchool Board
6/7Snapshots Highlights STEMConnect Partnership Snapshots
6/3Wakefield High School to Showcase Senior Projects on June 6
May
5/30Teen Parenting Program’s Chesapeake Bay Trip Featured on Green SceneGreen Scene
5/30Snapshots Highlights Nottingham’s 2013 Shakespeare ProgramSnapshots
5/30ASFS Music Teacher Named Quarterfinalist for GRAMMY AwardAwards
5/30Final Summer School Deadline ApproachingSummer School
5/30Two APS Employees Named Connect with Kids ChampionsAwards
5/30Volunteers Needed for English Advisory CommitteeSchool Boad
5/29Arlington Students Attend Virginia Junior Academy of ScienceAwards
5/29CCPTA, ASA Announce Scholarship WinnersAwards
5/24187 Arlington Students Earn Latin Exam Medals
45 Students Earn Gold and 41 Earn Silver
Awards
5/24Randolph Elementary School Featured in Sally Ride Tribute
5/24Snapshots Features Glebe’s Life Skills PlaySnapshots
5/22Yorktown Student Wins Congressional Art CompetitionAward
5/17Green Scene Highlights W-L's Spring Spruce UpGreen Scene
5/17Snapshots Visits ASFS's Choose2Refuse EventSnapshots
5/17Arlington School Board Approves Boundary ChangesSchool Board
5/17Arlington County Elementary Schools Pilot “Grab ‘N’ Go” Breakfasts 
5/17
Arlington Career Center Students Dominate In The SkillsUSA State ChampionshipsEvent
5/17APS Students Nominated for Cappie AwardsAwards
5/10Snapshots Highlights Bike and Walk to School DaySnapshots
5/10APS Teachers Recognized by Kennedy CenterAwards
5/10Tuckahoe’s 13th Annual Home and Garden Tour Set for May 18Event
5/8APS Seniors Win National Merit $2,500 ScholarshipsAwards
5/6APS Celebrates Teacher Appreciation Week
5/3School Board Approves FY 2014 Budget
Discusses New Elementary School Schematic Design
School Board
5/3Snapshots Features Artwork by Local Artist and Collector Avis Collins RobinsonSnapshots
5/3Jamestown Student Remove Invasive Species from Local HabitatGreen Scene
5/3Bike to School
5/3Upcoming Parent Education Courses Parent Academy
5/1School Board Still Accepting Applications for the ACI, BAC, and FAC School Board
5/1APS Seeks Parent Volunteers for Social Studies Advisory Committee Volunteers
April
4/3025 Arlington Students Selected to Attend Governor’s School
4/26Key Students Win Virginia Odyssey of the Mind Competition
4/26Civic Coalition for Minority Affairs to Honor 91 African and African-American StudentsAwards
4/26Snapshots Highlights Jireh's Place Partnership with DrewSnapshots
4/23 Campbell Elementary School Receives First Place in “Operation Rain Barrel” Auction Raises $2,500 for CCPTA and EIPAwards
4/19APS to Showcase African American Art CollectionEvent
4/19APS Wins Prestigious Healthy Food AwardAward
4-19La Junta Escolar busca voluntarios para los Consejos Consultivos School Board
4-19School Board Approves Proposed BudgetSchool Board
4-19
H-B Woodlawn’s Energy Forum Featured on Green SceneGreen Scene
4/19Reading Intervention Program Featured on SnapshotsSnapshots
4/17APS Students Excel at State Science FairAwards
4/17APS and GMU Partner in “Operation Rain Barrel” for Earth Day
Event
4/17School Board Seeks Volunteers for Advisory Councils
School Board
4/15Challenge Index
4/12School Board Names 2013 Honored Citizens School Board
4/12Barcroft Chorus to Perform at Saturday’s Cherry Blossom Festival
Event
4/12Claremont Students Get Active and Fit with Radio Disney
Snapshots
4/10Wakefield Senior Named National Achievement Scholarship Winner Award
4/5Mobile Civil War Exhibit to Visit ArlingtonEvent
4/5School Board Discusses Proposed FY14 Budget
 School Board
4/5Oakridge Students Prepare Rain Barrel for Auction Green Scene
4/5Multicultural Parent Conference Featured on Snapshots Snapshots
4/3APS Recognized by the American School Board Journal Award
4/3APS to Showcase Student Art During Autism Awareness Month  Event
4/2APS Students, Congressman Moran Celebrate World Autism Day Event
March
3/22APS Students Win Scholastic Writing AwardsAwards   
3/22New Directions Students Meet with Minnesota Congressman
3/22School Board
3/22Snapshots Highlights Abingdon’s CETA ProgramSnapshots
3/21Superintendent’s Boundary Recommendations Presented to the Board More Seats for More Students
3/21School Board Appoints Assistant Superintendent of Facilities and Operations School Board
3/19APS Music Students Selected to All-Virginia Honors EnsemblesHonors
3/18APS Students Participate in National ‘Poetry Out Loud’ CompetitionAwards
3/15 
3/15APS Sixth Grader Wins AAA Lifesaving AwardAwards
3/1515 APS Students Earn Scholastic Arts AwardsAwards
3/15Career Center Students Win 80 Medals at SkillsUSA Awards
3/15Making College Affordable Financial Aid Seminar Featured on SnapshotsSnapshots
3/15Gunston Students Adopt-a-StreetGreen Scene
3/15Corina Coronel Named Principal of the YearPrincipal of the Year
3/15Key Fourth Grade Educator Named 2013 APS Teacher of the YearTeacher of the Year
3/13Virginia Recognizes Eight Arlington Schools for Excellence in EducationAwards
3/13Annual APS Multicultural Parent Conference Set for March 16Events
3/8APS Announces Revised Make-up Day Plan to include the March 6 School Closure Make-up Day Plan
3/8Snapshots Highlights Whole Child ConferenceSnapshots
3/8Proposed 2013-14 School Year Calendar Presented to BoardSchool Board
3/5School Board Seeks Nominees for 2013 Honored CitizensSchool Board
3/5More Seats for More Students Boundary Update
Town Hall Meeting Scheduled for March 11
More Seats
3/5Kenmore Student Wins Aviation Art ContestAwards
3/4Northern Virginia Regional Science and Engineering Fair Winners NamedAwards
3/1Washington-Lee Freshman Presents at American Junior Academy of ScienceHonors
3/1APS Celebrates the Arts Throughout MarchEvents
3/1APS to Hold Montessori Parent Education NightEvents
3/1Snapshots Highlights Team Teaching at YorktownSnapshots
3/1Washington-Lee Science Students Design Plant Experiments Green Scene
February
2/28Budget Update #2: APS Superintendent Presents FY 2014 Proposed Budget Budget Update
2/22APS Summer School Registration Begins March 7Summer School
2/22APS Students Make All-State ChoirHonors
2/22Pulitzer Prize-Winning Photojournalist to Visit Career CenterEvent
2/22Snapshots Showcases Middle School Art WorkSnapshots
2/22APS to Celebrate World Language WeekEvent
2/22School Board
2/22W-L Jazz Combo Performs at Kennedy Center Partners in Education Meeting
2/21More Seats for More Students Boundary Update
Community Meeting Set for Feb. 27
More Seats for More Students
2/21Budget Update #1: Over 800 Responses Received Through New APS Budget ToolBudget Update
2/20AP/IB Results
2/19Grant
2/19APS to Hold Whole Child ConferenceEvent
2/15Words Out Loud Celebration Featured on SnapshotsSnapshots
2/15Upcoming Parent Education Courses Parent Academy
2/15Randolph Elementary School Cools the Earth on Green SceneGreen Scene
2/8Snapshots Highlights STEM Training by Creating Video GamesSnapshots
2/8New Elementary School Concept Design Approved
Staff Presents Schematic Design for Ashlawn
School Board
2/8APS Students Receive AccoladesAwards
2/8APS Teacher, Volunteer Honored by Partnership for Children, Youth and FamiliesAwards
2/8Financial Aid Session Scheduled for High School StudentsEvent
2/1Community Meeting on New Elementary School Boundary Set for Feb. 6More Seats
2/1Snapshots Highlights Concussion Training SessionSnapshots
2/1APS Summer Activities Fair Scheduled for Feb. 15Summer Activities
2/1APS Celebrates School CounselorsEvent
2/1Swanson Students Work to Improve the Environment Green Scene
2/1College Financial Aid Event Scheduled for Feb. 9Financial Aid
January
1/30APS Announces Make-up Day Plan
1/29Foro Comunitario Para Hablar Sobre el Presupuesto del Año Fiscal 2014 de las Escuelas Públicas de Arlington
1/28APS Ranks No. 5 On EPA’s Top 20 K-12 Schools List Of Green Power PurchasersAwards
1/25Assistant Superintendent of Instruction AppointedSchool Board
1/25Community Invited to Provide Feedback for the 2013-14 APS Calendar2013-14 Calendar
1/25Claremont Art Project Takes Center Stage in ShirlingtonEvent
1/25School Board
1/25Snapshots Highlights Henry Fitness ProgramSnapshots
1/25Upcoming Parent Education Courses Parent Academy
1/23Claremont Earns Health Award from Marine CorpsAward
1/18Career Center Students Collect Food to Benefit AFACSnapshots
1/18Arlington Public Schools Celebrates Principal Appreciation Week   
1/18Green Scene Highlights Jefferson Middle School Science FairGreen Scene
1/16Montessori Information Night Scheduled for Feb. 8Event
1/16Winter Weather Operations ReminderSchool Operations
1/16Community Meeting on New Elementary School Boundary Set for Jan. 23More Seats
1/15Foro Comunitario Para Hablar Sobre el Presupuesto del Año Fiscal 2014 de las Escuelas Públicas de ArlingtonFY14 Budget
1/15APS introduce una herramienta en línea Sobre el PresupuestoFY14 Budget
1/14FY14 Budget
1/14H-B Woodlawn Teacher Receives Wolf Trap Performing Arts GrantGrants
1/11Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Literary and Visual Arts Contest Winners AnnouncedAwards
1/11APS Now on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube Social Media
1/11Additional Community Boundary Suggestions AvailableMore Seats
1/11Snapshots Highlights Best Practices in Math Instruction Snapshots
1/11School Board Approves Summer School FeesSchool Board
1/11APS Website Recognized by Sunshine ReviewAwards
1/10PTA Reflections Winners NamedAwards
1/10Upcoming Parent Education Courses Parent Academy
1/10APS Seeks Feedback on Boundary CriteriaMore Seats for More Students
1/9Thirteen Arlington Teachers Earn National CertificationAwards
1/8Two APS Seniors Earn Full-Tuition Posse Scholarships Awards
1/8Kindergarten Information Night Set for Jan. 28Events
December
12/21APS Social Media Platforms to Launch in JanuarySocial Media
12/21School Board Appoints Assistant Superintendent of Information ServicesSchool Board Appointments
12/21School Board   
12/21AETV
12/20APS to Hold January Meetings on the New Elementary School at WilliamsburgCommunity Meetings   
12/20Arlington Science Focus Principal Named Administrator of the YearAwards
12/17We’re Moving: Clarendon and Syphax Education Centers to Relocate
12/14Taylor Students Present Climate Change Solution to ScientistsGreen Scene
12/14APS Currently Accepting Entries for the 2012 MLK Literary and Visual Arts ContestMLK Contest
12/14Washington-Lee, Yorktown Seniors Named to 2012-13 USRowing Honor RollAwards
12/14Career Center Students Work on Words Out Loud Project Snapshots
12/7School Board Approves Multimodal Transportation CommitteeSchool Board   
12/7Snapshots Highlights Winter ConcertsSnapshots
12/4APS Music Students Earn Regional, National HonorsAwards
November
11/30Upcoming ‘More Seats for More Students’ Boundary Meeting Schedule More Seats for More Students
11/30Snapshots Visits the 20th Annual Latino Youth Leadership Conference Snapshots
11/30Barrett’s Air Quality Flag Program Showcased on Green Scene Green Scene
11/27Wakefield, Washington-Lee High School Students Receive 2012 Human Rights AwardAwards
11/21APS Now Accepting Entries for the 2012 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Literary and Visual Arts ContestMLK Contest
11/20More Seats for More Students
11/20Foreign Language Learning Opportunities for Middle and High School Students World Languages
11/19School Board Seeks Volunteers for Multimodal Transportation Special CommitteeCitizen Advisory Groups
11/19 Upcoming Parent Education Courses Parent Academy
11/16APS to Hold Data Meeting on Elementary Boundaries More Seats for More Students
11/16Snapshots Highlights Collaborative Scoring Snapshots
11/16FY 2014 Budget: County & Schools Joint Community ForumBudget
11/15Three Arlington Seniors Receive National Hispanic Recognition Program HonorsRecognitions
11/15APS Earns Platinum Certification and First Place in Green Schools Challenge Awards
11/15Career Center Students Earn Accolades in VSBA Video ContestAwards
11/14School Board Lays Groundwork for Multimodal Transportation CommitteeSchool Board
11/9Snapshots Salutes Our Nation’s VeteransSnapshots
11/9Green Scene Highlights Claremont’s Outdoor Lab Green Scene
11/9Deadline for Former Special Education Students to Request Records ApproachingSpecial Ed Records
11/9Election and Bond Results
11/5Secondary Transfers
11/2School Board
11/2Four APS Programs Receive RIF Book Donations Sponsored by Macy’s
13 Additional Programs Receive RIF Book Donations
Grants
11/2Middle School Information Night to be Held on Nov. 5Events
11/2APS Music Students HonoredAwards
11/2Snapshots Visits Hoffman-Boston’s STEM Kickoff Snapshots
October
10/29High School Information Night Rescheduled for Wed, Nov. 7Event
10/26
10/26High School Information Night Set for Oct. 29Event
10/26Snapshots Visits With the Washington-Lee Best BuddiesSnapshots
10/26Green Scene Highlights Campbell’s New Wetlands Green Scene
10/23Middle School Information Night to be Held on Nov. 5Event
10/23On-time Graduation Rate
10/23Claremont to Dedicate Outdoor Classroom and NWF-Certified Wildlife Habitat Event
10/19Honors Band, Chorus and Orchestra Auditions to Begin Next WeekAuditions
10/19School Board
10/19
10/19Snapshots Profiles Minority Girls Leadership ConferenceSnapshots
10/19APS Receives Communications Awards Awards
10/12Two Seniors Named 2012 National Achievement Scholarship SemifinalistsAwards   
10/12Snapshots Promotes Next Week’s College FairSnapshots   
10/12Green Scene Highlights Barcroft’s Intersession on Trees Green Scene
10/10ESEA Results
10/10High School Information Night Set for Oct. 29 (Español)Event
10/10APS to Hold Community Meeting on Traffic Impact at New Elementary School Site
10-5School Board
10-5Snapshots Highlights International Walk and Bike to School DaySnapshots
10-4Kenmore to Receive $5,000 Ritz Carlton Student Challenge AwardAward
10-3APS to hold Annual College Night on October 17Event
September
9-28Upcoming Parent Education Courses Parent Academy
9-28Registration Now Open for the Credit by Exam OpportunityCredit by Exam
9-28Snapshots Highlights Planetarium Re-Opening CeremonySnapshots
9-28Green Scene Features McKinley’s Light Switch Cover Contest Green Scene
9-26W-L Senior Named 2012 National Student PoetAwards
9-26TJHSST Applications
9-24Transportation Update - APS Students Receive Permanent Bus PassesTransportation
9-24SAT Results
9-21School Board Updated on Developmental Assets, ELL ProgramsSchool Board
9-21Blue Ribbon Award Celebration Featured on Snapshots Snapshots
9-21David M. Brown Planetarium to Open Sept. 28
Weekend of Events Planned
Planetarium
9-19APS to Begin Elementary Boundary Process
Community Forum Scheduled and Online Survey Gathering Input
More Seats for More Students
9-19Arlington Public Schools Seeks Volunteers to Serve as “Book Buddies”Volunteer
9-17 Actualización #4 acerca del Transporte Escolar 
9-17Transportation Update #4Transportation
9-14Abingdon’s Summer Reading Bus Featured on Snapshots Snapshots
9-14Deadline to Fill Out First Day Forms Online is 9 p.m.First Day Forms
9-12APS Students Surpass Statewide Peers on SOL Tests in All Subject Areas and Among All Subgroups Two-Year Gains under New Strategic PlanSOLs
9-122012 National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists NamedAwards
9-10Stratford Program to Receive $10,000 Grant to Purchase Hi-Tech EquipmentGrants
9-7Awards
9-7School Board Adopts FY13 Priorities, Superintendent Reports on First DaySchool Board
9-7Snapshots Highlights First Day of School Snapshots
9-1More Seats for More Students: Next StepsMore Seats for More Students
August
8-31Actualización #3 acerca del Transporte Escolar: 
8-31Transportation Update #3Transportation Update
8-27Carta del Superintendente Escolar - Actualización de Asuntos de Transporte escolar Transportation Update
8-24Snapshots Highlights New Transportation Modernization Plan Snapshots
8-24APS Labor Day and 2012-13 School Year Schedule and InformationHoliday/First Day Schedule
8-24Free and Reduced-Price Lunch ApplicationsFree and Reduced-Price Lunch   
8-24First-Day Packet Forms OnlineFirst Day Packets
8-24Transportation Update #2: A Letter from the Superintendent Transportation Update
8-24Tdap Immunization Reminder Immunization
8-22Update for APS Transportation Services  |  EspañolTransportation
8-17School Board Updated on Transportation Plan, ESEA ChangesSchool Board
8-14APS Announces 2012 SOL Test Results
Arlington Outperforms State on New More Rigorous Mathematics Tests
SOL Results
8-13Summer Chats
8-8School Board Fills Leadership PositionsSchool Board
8-8School Board Names New Campbell PrincipalSchool Board
8-8School Board Appoints New Claremont PrincipalSchool Board
8-8Visit APS Principals and Administrators at the Arlington County FairCounty Fair
8-3Murphy Joins AASA Governing Board
8-3Transportation Changes for the 2012-13 School Year
July
7-30Tdap Immunization Reminder Tdap
7-28First Day Forms
7-27APS Superintendent to Attend a Series of Summer Chats Summer Chats
7-17Arlington Public Schools Joins Large Countywide and Suburban School District Consortium
7-9Three Seniors Win College-Sponsored Merit ScholarshipsAwards
7-6
7-2Dr. Emma Violand-Sánchez Elected as New Arlington School Board ChairSchool Board
7-2Arlington School Board Names New Gunston PrincipalSchool Board
7-2Arlington School Board Renews Superintendent’s Contract Through 2016School Board