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SFA Warns of Financial Offers

Some T.C. Williams High School students have been receiving letters from private companies offering to help determine college admission and financial aid eligibility.

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Teaching Technology Gallery Walk Benefits Students, Teachers

Gallery Walk highlights innovations in classroom technology.

“You have died of dysentery.”

Getting To Know T.C. Williams High School’s New Principal

Dingle’s background in diversity education and a faculty standoff.

When students at T.C. Williams High School get called into the principal’s office next school year, they will find a new face on the other side of the desk.

Alexandria: New Principal for TC Williams

When students are called into the Principal’s Office at T.C. Williams High School next year, they will be facing Dr. Jesse Dingle.

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Alexandria: Plaque Recalls Education Before Desegregation

Alumni of Parker-Gray High School gather.

Alumni and city officials gathered on April 16 for the unveiling of a plaque outside the Alexandria City Public Schools’ Central Office commemorating Parker-Gray High School.

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Lyles Crouch Students Remember Abraham Lincoln

On the 150th anniversary of the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln, the students in the Lyles-Crouch After School Theater program presented an original play “Abraham Lincoln: And Now He Belongs to the Ages.”

Honoring King through Service

Staff and students from two Alexandria City public schools gave up their time on Jan. 19 to give back to their communities in honor of Martin Luther King Day.

Cat in the Hat Encourages Reading in Alexandria

A life-size Cat in the Hat visited elementary schools across Alexandria City public Schools last month for read Across America Day.

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Alexandria Students Help Replenish Food Pantry

The students of Grace Episcopal School in Alexandria helped feed those in need and the hungry in Alexandria by creating a gigantic, canned and boxed-food “Bountiful Basket” bunny on March 31.

Mentor of the Month: Jacqueline Walker

Jacqueline “Jacque” Walker and Danny participate in the Wright to Read mentoring program. Here are their views on mentoring:

St. Stephen's & St. Agnes Girls' Lax Defeats Hutchinson School

Senior midfielder Ellie Majure and the St. Stephen's & St. Agnes girls' lacrosse team defeated Hutchinson School

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Alexandria Student Receives Top Scholarship

Scholarship Fund of Alexandria's Executive Director Beth Lovain presented SFA's largest 2015 award during a surprise classroom visit at T.C. Williams High School Monday, April 6.

Column: Filling the Gap

Why should young people volunteer? Isn't that something only seniors do? Not at all. Young people who volunteer gain valuable insight into the inner workings of their communities and are able to obtain a wider perspective by supporting the diverse missions of nonprofit organizations. Volunteering is more than just a few hours of free labor; it's an opportunity for networking, skill building and individual growth.

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Alexandria: Negotiation for Budget Funds

Schools and city clash over continued budget gap.

The deadline for proposing a tax rate increase for fiscal year 2016 passed on March 17 without any update from the city, meaning the funding in the current budget is all of the funding that will be available. For Alexandria police officers and city employees, that means a pay increase and additional career opportunities inside their departments. For Alexandria public schools, who were hoping a last minute decision to raise the tax rate might be enough to cover the $3 million gap between the school’s budget and the city manager’s proposed budget, the news means budget discussions between now and May are going to be tense.

Pennies for Patients: Alexandria's MacArthur students raise $8,443.17.

MacArthur students raise $8,443.17.

With the support of family, friends, and teachers, the students of Douglas MacArthur Elementary were able to raise $8,443.17 during their three-week Pennies for Patients campaign. MacArthur students collected pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters to benefit the work of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

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