Questions linger as officials prepare ceremonial shovels.
City leaders and school officials are about to break out the ceremonial shovels and turn the earth at Jefferson-Houston School, the long-troubled facility near the King Street Metro station.
Francis C. Hammond 1 Middle School Principal Benjamin G. Costa announced his resignation to pursue other career goals. Former Alexandria City School Board Member and ACPS Principal Blanche Maness will become the acting principal at Hammond 1, effective immediately.
The students chattered and compared paint colors as they strolled along the path at the Winkler Preserve on Friday, May 10, to launch hand-crafted model sail boats and play the cigar box guitars they had made over the past semester in their class through a joint effort by the Alexandria Seaport Foundation and Alexandria City Public Schools.
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The green at T.C. Williams High School was full of fun and games, music and books as the annual Titan Expo got underway on Sunday afternoon, May 5. All proceeds from the annual fair support the Scholarship Fund of Alexandria.
Members ask superintendent to evaluate four years of middle school data.
When students arrived at Hammond Middle School for the first day of classes in the fall of 2009, they were stepping into three different schools: Hammond 1, Hammond 2 and Hammond 3.
Three-year program dubbed school 'persistently lowest achieving.'
For two days this week, a team of federal officials from the U.S. Department of Education were in Alexandria to follow the money.
May 3 show at the Durant Arts Center features Esten's new, original songs, benefits The Alexandria Scholarship Fund.
"Now that I'm in Nashville the thing that I'm loving the most is co-writing. You walk into the room and you shake hands with someone you've never met before and you walk out four hours later and you've got this thing … sharing ideas and everything, it's almost magical, like a miracle." — Charles "Chip" Esten of ABC's hit show "Nashville"
Now budget heads to City Hall, where council members will determine appropriation.
School Board members traditionally try to present a unified front to City Hall, where members of the Alexandria City Council have the final say over how much money is transferred to the Beauregard Street headquarters of Alexandria City Public Schools.
At the 10th Annual ARTStravaganza on March 21, St. Stephen's & St. Agnes Lower School students experienced a day devoted to the visual and performing arts. Twenty-one professional artists joined SSSAS teachers and Upper and Middle School students in sharing their passion and knowledge with students in junior kindergarten through fifth grade.
Administrators pull down competitive salaries for Northern Virginia.
In the classic Depression era tune "Nice Work if You Can Get It," Ira Gershwin describes "a man who only lives for making money" as one who "lives a life that isn't necessarily sunny." Here in Alexandria, the sun is not always shining on the Alexandria Public Schools central administration headquarters on Beauregard Street. But it is raining cash.
School notes for Alexandria natives.
T.C. Williams High School held its inaugural Induction Ceremony of the school’s chapter of the National English Honor Society. Thirty-two students, three faculty members, and the keynote speaker were inducted on Feb. 13.
CFNC hosts Super Science Saturday.
The Child and Family Network Centers hosted a hands-on Super Science Saturday March 14 at the CFNC Birchmere headquarters on Mount Vernon Avenue.