Arlington Education

Arlington Education


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Arlington: Kenmore Incorporates Arts and Technology into Learning

“Connect and engage. Expect and empower."

Kenmore Middle School at 200 S. Glen Carlyn Springs Road is celebrating 20 years of integrating Arts and Communications Technology into the curriculum.

Arlington: Marymount Students Blessed by Pope Francis

Seeing Pope Francis for 10 seconds outside the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception was worth the commitment of an entire day for Jimmy Carroll, a Marymount University junior from Alexandria.

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Arlington: Thomas Jefferson Students Learn Global Perspective

Thomas Jefferson Middle School is an International Baccalaureate school.

Multi-colored flags from around the world line the hallways, and a map of the world covers one wall in the main office at Thomas Jefferson International Baccalaureate World School at 125 South Glebe Road.

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Keeping the Best and Adding the Vision in One Arlington Middle School

New principal leads Williamsburg Middle.

It was the third day of school and Gordon Laurie, new principal at Williamsburg Middle School, began his day when a father dropping off his son explained to Laurie that his son couldn't work the combination on his locker. Laurie told him he would take care of it.

Arlington Taking Care of the Whole Child

School Board details its priorities.

If a school system is only taking care of a student between when a student arrives on a bus and when they leave, they are failing that child. At least, that’s the logic behind the 2015-16 Arlington School Board’s priorities.

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Arlington: Much To Discover at Discovery Elementary

Meeting construction deadlines, new school welcomes students this week.

A new school often is thought of as “added to” the neighborhood. Dr. Erin Russo, founding principal of Discovery Elementary School located beside Williamsburg Middle School, disagrees. She says the new school is, and will remain, “of” the community it serves. Russo underscores the point by describing citizen involvement over the years between concept and completion.

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Swanson Middle School Keeps The Whole Child in Mind

At Swanson, a variety of opportunities.

"Middle school kids are rising to new challenges — travel soccer teams, taking courses in middle school for high school credits, taking risks and challenging to stretch themselves," according to Bridget Loft, principal of Swanson Middle School at 5800 N. Washington Blvd. "But," she added, "There is a real rise in anxiety, too, with schools and parents struggling to find a balance. You have to keep the whole child in mind."

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Arlington: Students at Gunston Middle Learn Life Skills

Elective wheel exposes students to variety of courses.

Handbooks are ready, supplies have been ordered and teachers have been getting acquainted with their new classrooms.

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Arlington: Joint Effort Distributes 900 Backpacks

The Reading Connection (TRC) and local employees of The Boeing Company recently stuff more than 900 backpacks full of supplies and books for local at-risk children.

The Reading Connection (TRC) and local employees of The Boeing Company recently stuffed more than 900 backpacks full of supplies and books for local at-risk children.

Arlington Brief: Greenbrier Learning Center To Move

Greenbrier Learning Center, an Arlington nonprofit that provides after school and summer tutoring and enrichment programs for local at-risk and low-income youth, will be moving to a new location at the recently renovated Arlington Mill Community and Senior Center.

Arlington Brief: Coalition Honors 87 African and African-American Students

The Civic Coalition for Minority Affairs honored 87 African and African-American students in its 23rd Annual Awards Ceremony in April at the Career Center. The Civic Coalition for Minority Affairs is a council of representatives from civic, religious and social organizations of Northern Virginia. Committed to excellence in education, the group endeavors to foster high academic achievement through its annual awards ceremony honoring high achieving African and African-American students in 5th, 8th and 11th grades.

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Arlington: Washington-Lee High Graduates Look to the Future

Washington-Lee High School’s 2015 graduation was held at D.A.R. Constitution Hall on June 18.

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Arlington: Wakefield High School Salutes Its 2015 Graduates

Wakefield High School held 2015 Commencement ceremonies at DAR Constitution Hall on June 18.

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Arlington: A Farewell to Yorktown High School

Yorktown High School held 2015 graduation ceremonies at DAR Constitution Hall on June 18.

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Arlington Students Graduate from Convention

H-B Woodlawn hosts its annual unorthodox graduation.

During graduation, while other schools would have a sea of caps and gowns in rows of seating, the class of 2015 from H-B Woodlawn lounged around on the floor or on sofas in an array of Hawaiian shirts.