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Arlington Votes

A morning with the election staff and voters at Arlington’s Madison and Marshal precincts

Arlingtonians lined up to vote on Election Day to choose between Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Warner and Republican challenger Ed Gillespie. At a more local level, they also chose a candidate to represent the 8th district in the House of Representatives, to vote on the candidates for County Board and School Board, and to vote on four bonds.

Exceptional Schools Fair

Event provides information for parents of special needs children.

Parents of special needs children will have a forum to learn about educational opportunities available to them in the Washington, D.C. area next month.

School Board Discusses Alternative Plans for Elementary Seats

Arlington Public Schools staff update the School Board on Sept. 26 on the Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) and the alternative plans for elementary seats.

W-L Girls’ XC Produces Best Finish at Monroe Parker

Generals place fourth with four girls in top 25.

The Washington-Lee girls’ cross country team continued its run of strong performances with a fourth-place finish at the Monroe Parker Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 6 at Burke Lake Park.

Briefs: Lander Elected School Board Chair

During its annual organizational meeting on July 1, the Arlington School Board unanimously elected James Lander as chair for the 2014-15 school year.

New Principal at Taylor Elementary

Harold Pellegreen has been named principal of Taylor Elementary School.

New Principal at Drew Model

The Arlington School Board appointed Darryl Carlos Evans as the new principal of Drew Model School.

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Operation Ready Rescue

More than 100 Arlington County students participated in the first Operation Ready Rescue workshop on Thursday, June 26, at the Thomas Jefferson Community Center in South Arlington.

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Cappies Awarded to High School Theater in Arlington

Cappies Awarded for High School Theater

The 15th Annual Cappies Awards Gala for high school theater was held Sunday, June 8 at The Kennedy Center.

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Poverty in the Classroom: Low-Income Students Scattered Through Northern Virginia

Where are the region's highest poverty schools?

When Carla Castro-Claure was approaching the age when she would soon attend Kindergarten, her mother became increasingly concerned about Hybla Valley Elementary School.

Concerned Parents Win, For Now

School Board members restore one-time funding for autism program.

When parents of special-education students learned about Superintendent Patrick Murphy's proposal to cut a program for autistic students, they jumped into action. They organized a press conference and began lobbying School Board members to save the program, which allows middle and high school students with autism to learn in regular education classrooms. They wrote emails and spoke out at public hearings.

Residents Recommend Things To Do

While a months-long summer vacation is a thing of the past for most adults, Arlington residents still enjoy all that their county has to offer between Memorial Day and Labor Day. From weekly farmers’ markets to makeshift movie theaters, Arlington hosts many summer activities. In addition to its popular smattering of rooftop bars and restaurants, there are many venues that make Arlington a hopping place to be in the summer.

Behind the School Board Vote

Report ordered before next year’s budget.

Under a motion made by school board member Emma Violand-Sanchez, the board voted 4 to 1 on May 22, to use more than $271,000 of one-time funding to maintain the seven aide positions at the county’s secondary autism programs with about 60 students at the middle and high school grade levels. “We have different students with different needs and assistants can provide valuable services in the classroom,” said Sanchez.

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Scholarship Money Awarded to Wakefield High School Scholars

The Wakefield High School Education Foundation has awarded $145,500 in scholarship money to the class of 2014. This brings the total awarded by the Foundation to $1,668,669 to help 321 scholars. The following students attending four-year schools, received scholarships that will be paid out each semester for four years:

Students Nominated for Cappies

Three of Arlington’s high schools earned 10 nominations from the Cappies of the National Capital Area. The Cappies (Critics and Awards Program) is an international program for recognizing, celebrating, and providing learning experiences for high school theater and journalism students and teenage playwrights. The winners will be announced at the 15th annual Cappies Gala on Sun, June 17 at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.