Front lawn libraries sprouting all over.
The “little free library” movement has arrived in Arlington. It explains those unusual structures beside the sidewalks that look like overgrown birdhouses. Soon, more will appear on county-owned property courtesy of Arlington Public Library.
The students at Fort Belvoir Elementary School in Fairfax County weren’t the only ones inspired by Thursday night’s STEAM/Science Fair. Marymount University’s Gianna Fogelbach was inspired as well.
Seventh Grade Art students create designer tables for gallery show and sale.
With power tools and the gift of color, Kenmore Middle school art students designed and constructed 39 coffee tables that went on display in the gallery space in Arlington’s Ballston Mall.
Yorktown sophomore Mitrovich earns all-state on bars, beam, jump. Hatcher Places Fifth
In 2012, Washington-Lee gymnast Sophie Hatcher was a freshman in awe of teammate Mary Lynn Clark, who won state championships that year on bars and vault.
Facing a budget gap, Arlington superintendent plans series of tiered reductions.
With a funding gap of $13.6 million, Arlington Public Schools (APS) Superintendent Patrick Murphy’s proposed budget comes with a few extra potential cuts.
Concert to include students.
At the upcoming performance of the U.S. Navy Band, the uniformed professionals will be joined by members of the event host, Yorktown High School Band. The free concert will be held in Yorktown’s auditorium this coming Saturday evening.
The ANA Project offers college test preparation tools to students at all income levels.
Amir Mousavi of Arlington, owner of Langley Prep, a provider of private, in-home tutoring for standardized tests, says students with limited financial resources are often at a disadvantage when it comes to preparing for college admissions examinations such as the SAT and the ACT.
“The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression and cruelty by bad people but the silence over that by the good people.” – Martin Luther King, Jr. Arlington County held its 46th annual tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr. on Sunday evening, Jan. 18, at Washington-Lee High School.
New schools and boundary changes in the works in Arlington Public Schools.
While the rest of county moves into the new year, Arlington County Schools are finding themselves in the middle of a challenging one. Arlington schools have faced a 21 percent increase in student population over the last five years and anticipate a 19 percent increase over the next five. This has put a strain on school resources, and consequently has forced the schools to ask for budget increases. Meanwhile, the schools have begun plans to shift school boundaries to spread the student population as evenly as possible.
The children gathered around on the floor of the community room at Columbia Grove for a Thanksgiving story on Monday, Nov. 24. State Del. Alfonso Lopez opened Eve Bunting’s book, “A Turkey for Thanksgiving,” and began the tale.
Mobile classroom brings tutoring to students.
When Chris Sexton noticed her 10-year-old son was having educational difficulties, she searched for ways to help him. She found a solution in what she calls a “magic school bus.” The bus driver, and teacher, was Anne Thomas of Alexandria.
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.
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.
Arlington Public Schools staff update the School Board on Sept. 26 on the Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) and the alternative plans for elementary seats.
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.