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Arlington Snapshot: New Little Free Library

Arlington’s newest Little Free Library opened on Oct. 27 at 1723 North Veitch Street. The new mini library, which offers free books to share from a free-standing wooden box, is the result of a collaboration between Lynn Borton, the library’s steward and founder, and the local nonprofit affordable housing organization, AHC Inc.

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Arlington Snapshot: Bringing Opera into Public Schools

Virginia Opera has launched an initiative to provide free in-school opera performances for elementary school students.

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Arlington: 20 Students Participate in Young Entrepreneurs Program

The Arlington Chamber of Commerce kicked off the 2015-2016 academic year of the Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) on Wednesday, Oct. 28 with a parent and student orientation.

Arlington Brief: All County Schools Fully Accredited

The Virginia Department of Education announced last week that all Arlington schools are fully accredited for the 2015-16 school year based on last year’s Standards of Learning (SOL) test results.

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Arlington: Marking ‘Lights On Afterschool’

Arlington’s Out of School Time providers celebrated after school programs and their role in the lives of children, families and communities on Thursday, Oct. 22, at Carver Community Center.

Arlington: Kramer Receives Teacher Scholarship

Arlington resident Alina Kramer, a Virginia Tech senior double majoring in mathematics and human development, received the Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship.

Arlington Brief: Patrick Henry Named Blue Ribbon School

Patrick Henry Elementary School was named a 2015 Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education based on its overall academic excellence.

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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.