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Monday, October 20, 2014

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  • Econ Class
    Students in Mr. Brown's Economics and Personal Finance class will work in a blended learning environment this year, getting both online and in class instruction.
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  • Frog
    Dissecting frogs in Ms. Sotomayor's biology class.
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  • Beach 1
    Beach 2
    Students in Mrs. Le's earth science class took a field trip to the beach to look for fossils, flora, and fauna.
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  • Bike ride
    Ms. Stallworth and Ms. Bickelhaupt show their Generals pride on a recent bike ride.
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  • Chemistry
    W-L alumnus William Gabler, '05, stopped in to speak to Ms. Brasfield's chemistry classes about the chemistry of protective fabrics. William is currently a Ph.D. student in chemistry at NC State.
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  • Wacky Tacky
    Spring Spirit Week 2014: Wacky tacky day
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W-L Announcements

  • Senior Chosen for Virginia Honors Choir
    Congratulations to senior Maddie Ashton, who was one of 18 high school sopranos in the state chosen for the 2014 Virginia Senior Honors Choir. Maddie auditioned for the opportunity and was chosen from among 93 Virginia students.
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  • Congratulations to W-L's Publications
    W-L's literary magazine, Penman, and our newspaper, Crossed Sabres, took trophy class in the VHSL judging for the 2013-2014 school year. The yearbook, Blue & Gray, took gold. Congratulations to all our student journalists and to Mrs. Misar, the publications adviser.
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  • Senior Portraits
    Attention seniors and their families: In order to be pictured in the senior section of the yearbook, seniors must have a senior portrait taken by Victor O'Neill Studios. The last opportunity to get these portraits taken will be October 30th. No purchase is required.
    If your child has not yet had their senior portrait taken, please check in with the main office to determine your appointment time or to schedule a new appointment.
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  • Parents: Please Complete the Safe Routes to School Survey
    The National Center for Safe Routes to School offers local SRTS programs the ability to use an online version of the Parent Survey to gather parent responses. The survey is conducted by National Safe Routes to School, though the data is used for our schools locally to help determine what the best options are for promoting walking and biking to school. The survey will take about 5-10 minutes to complete and we ask each family to complete only one survey per school your children attend. This information will help APS determine the best possible options to promote walking and biking to school. The survey will be available from October 20th - 31st.
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  • Governor's Foreign Language Academies
    Sophomores and juniors are invited to apply for the Governor’s Foreign Language Academies for the summer of 2015 in French, Spanish, German (full immersion), Japanese and Latin (partial immersion). For a number of years, many Arlington students have been honored for their achievement in foreign language study by being selected to participate in these special summer enrichment programs. These residential academies offer a 3 weeks program of total immersion or partial immersion in the target language, taught by outstanding faculties. The programs include classes in the language and its culture in a full schedule of recreational activities.

    If you would like to be considered for nominations fill out the preliminary application form and submit it by Friday, November 7, 2014 to your Foreign Language Teacher or World Languages Department Chair, Mrs. Karaky (danielle.karaky@apsva.us, room 3207). Participants for all the academies are selected on a competitive basis.

    For more information about the program, location and dates for summer 2015, please visit the website:
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  • Senior Yearbook Ads
    Are you interested in showcasing your son or daughter in the 2015 yearbook? The Blue and Gray yearbook team is now offering an easy solution - student ads! This year, the process is online and much easier. Parents: simply go to www.jostensadservice.com, log-in using your Jostens account number, then customize pictures and a special message that will be printed in the yearbook. We are offering a variety of size and price options this year, and you can pay with a credit card. You can purchase a 2015 W-L yearbook online too at www.jostensyearbooks.com. The price is currently at $83 and will continue to increase throughout the year. Don't delay!
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  • Governor's School Program
    The Virginia Summer Residential Governor's School Program is accepting applications from current 10th and 11th grade students who demonstrate advanced learning and talent in both academic and arts areas.

    The Visual and Performing Arts Program application (pages 1-4) should be submitted by Wednesday, Oct. 29. Students may apply in vocal/instrumental music, visual art, theater, and dance; county auditions for their arts areas will be scheduled during November.

    The Academic Application is due Friday, Jan. 9; students may apply in programs for the humanities; math, science, and technology; agriculture; and medical and health science. Mentorships in engineering and marine science are also available.

    Students who are interested should contact Mrs. Anne Reed, Library Room 2103. All applications should be submitted to Mrs. Reed by the county deadlines.
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  • Gifted Services Parent Information Night
    The Gifted Services Parent Information Night will be held on Tuesday, October 21st from 7-8pm in the W-L Library.
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  • APS ParentVue
    Families can now access student schedules, class attendance, grades, and report cards through ParentVue and the Family Access Center. You can reach the Family Access Center through W-L's Site Shortcuts, the W-L Parents tab, or the APS website Parents tab. Click here to link to a brief instruction guide on some of ParentVue's functions.
    Information about ParentVue was mailed home in August. To create an account and log into ParentVUE, you need a valid email address and the Activation Code provided in the letter that was sent to you. Then follow the steps in the letter to register and set up your password. If you did not receive a letter or misplaced your Activation Code, you can email W-L's registrar at debbie.germosen@apsva.us. For other technical questions, please visit the Help Center at http://access.help.apsva.us or contact the Help Center by email: access@help.apsva.us or phone: 703-398-1426 or 703-228-2994 (Monday-Friday 6:30am-6:00pm).
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  • Academic Support
    Academic Support is available during zero period, lunch, after school and at Saturday Academy.  For more information/details, please click here (aquí). Students can also access support during Generals Period.
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