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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

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What's Happening in Arlington

thumbs up Principal Appreciation Week: Jan. 25-30, 2015

The Arlington School Board, Superintendent and the Executive Leadership Team wish our principals a happy Principal Appreciation Week! Share your appreciation for your school's principal on facebook or twitter.

Superintendent Dr. Pat Murphy Named a Finalist for 2015 National Superintendent Award     

AASA The School Superintendents Association, announced the finalists for the 2015 National Superintendent of the Year Award. Arlington Superintendent Dr. Pat Murphy was named as one of the four finalists for the award which will be announced during AASA’s 150th anniversary celebration at the National Conference on Education, Feb. 26-28, 2015, in San Diego. (More)

Prepare Plans for Winter Weather Closures and Delays

The winter weather is upon us, and we encourage families to start preparing a plan for possible school delays and closures if snow, ice, or other inclement weather occurs. Watch this PSA to find out how to obtain up-to-date information on APS weather-related closures and delays. 

 More Seats for Students Help Shape the Future of Our Schools

After considering the input from an extensive community engagement process and the recommendations of the APS Facilities Advisory Committee and the Superintendent, the Arlington School Board adopted a plan to increase secondary capacity at the Dec. 18 meeting. The approved options are all slated to be completed by the start of school in September 2019. (More)

digitalAPS logo APS Launches New Video Series 

Arlington Public Schools has launched a new video series called #digitalAPS - Exploring Instructional Frontiers. #digitalAPS is a new monthly program that highlights personalized digital learning initiatives in the classroom. (More)

APS Snapshots Snapshots Features W-L Mentoring Program

In this week’s episode of Snapshots, Superintendent Dr. Pat Murphy talks with Washington-Lee High School Assistant Principal Claire Peters about the school’s mentoring program. (More)

Green Scene Washington-Lee Students Help to Improve Energy Efficiency of 17 Arlington Families

This week’s episode of Green Scene highlights the award-winning Arlington Energy Masters program and follows four Washington-Lee High School students as they help to improve the energy efficiency and water conservation efforts in the homes of 17 families living in the affordable housing community at Virginia Gardens.  (More

Photo Ops

School Board Recognition

MLK Winners The School Board honored the 24 winners of the 2015 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Literary and Visual Arts competition.
Posse Winner The Board honored Yorktown High School senior Christian Carrillo who was selected to receive a four-year, full-tuition scholarship from the Posse Scholarship Foundation to attend partnering institution Bucknell University. The award is worth more than $200,000.


  • Arlington Public Schools Celebrates Principal Appreciation Week (More)
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  • Video Showcasing MLK Literary and Visual Arts Contest Winners Available Online (More)
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  • Yorktown Senior Earns Full-Tuition Posse Scholarship (More)
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  • Board Approves Elementary Boundary Refinements for Select N. Arlington Schools (More)
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  • Rescheduled: Kindergarten Information Night Has Been Rescheduled for Mon, Feb. 2 (More)
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