Alexandria Education


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Hollin Meadows Staff Volunteer To Bring Writing Nights

“W is for Writing Nights” will be the title of a student-authored alphabet book created by Hollin Meadows rising Kindergarten through Grade 3 students during eight weekly Monday night writing lessons at Sherwood Regional Library, June 30-Aug. 18.


Alexandrians vs. British Raiders – June 1814

At 5:30 on the evening of Tuesday, June 21, 1814, a number of Alexandria cavalrymen were sitting on their horses on a hill overlooking the village of Benedict, Md. on the Patuxent River, about 40 miles southeast of Washington. Below them, they could see several British barges and ships anchored in the river near the village.

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New Beginning for a Failiing School

New school year to bring massive changes for long troubled school.

Test scores that will be released later this year show Jefferson-Houston School is failing yet again, with scores declining dramatically in writing.

School Notes: Alexandria

Educational accomplishments in brief.

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Young Artists Honored

The Alexandria Redevelopment and Housing Authority hosted an awards and appreciation reception on June 19 for youth artists and volunteers of the Youth Arts Festival in the Vola Lawson Lobby at City Hall.

Graduation 2014: Leia Moran, Salutatorian

Fulfill the Promise

A speech given by the Salutatorian at the 2014 T.C. Williams commencement ceremony.

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Graduation 2014: Suzanne Maxey, Principal

Lessons for a Lifetime

A speech given by the Principal at the 2014 T.C. Williams commencement ceremony.

Graduation 2014: Isabelle Harris, Senior Class President

Another Chapter

A speech by the Senior Class President at the 2014 T.C. Williams Commencement Ceremony.

Graduation 2014: Dr. Alvin L. Crawley

The Journey Ahead

Speech given by the Superintendent of School at the T.C. Williams Commencement Ceremony.

Graduation 2014: Carter Goodwin, Valedictorian

America's High School

Speech given by the valedictorian at the T.C Williams Commencement Ceremony of 2014

Commentary: Celebrating Champions

Reflections on the T.C. Williams Class of 2014

Since arriving at Alexandria City Public Schools in October, I have enjoyed the exhilarating experience of getting to know this community. I’ve had the pleasure of meeting so many passionate parents, teachers and students. The commitment and desire to achieve among those involved in this wonderful and diverse school division has instilled me with a great sense of pride.

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Nine Cappies for WPHS

School received most nominations in the region.

The 15th Annual Cappies Awards Gala for high school theater was held Sunday, June 8 at The Kennedy Center.

In Gratitude of our Community Partners

Last month Inova Alexandria Hospital celebrated our nurses for National Nurses Week May 6–12. While you would expect a company to recognize its own for outstanding work, I think it speaks volumes when members of the Alexandria community reach out to us to honor that outstanding work by supporting educational advancement opportunities for our nurses and staff.

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Poverty in the Classroom: Low-Income Students Scattered Through Northern Virginia

Where are the region's highest poverty schools?

When Carla Castro-Claure was approaching the age when she would soon attend Kindergarten, her mother became increasingly concerned about Hybla Valley Elementary School.

SSSAS Senior Earns Gates Millennium Scholarship

St. Stephen's & St. Agnes School senior TreVaughn Allison is among a select group of students, nationally, to receive a Gates Millennium Scholarship from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The program, created in 1999, selects 1,000 talented students each year to receive full college tuition at any college or university of their choice.