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2018 Summer Fine Arts Academy – Registration Now Open!

Fine Arts Academy

Each summer, our Fine Arts Academy provides students from our region with an opportunity to spend time studying a field of art of their choice under the direction of highly qualified and engaging teachers. Rising 7th-12th grade students are invited to register for one of five camps, all of which will take place July 9-13, 2018, at Albemarle High School. Students may choose from jazz studies, music production, drama and playwriting, visual arts, and creative writing.

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Inscription para la Academia de Bellas Artes de Verano »

Kindergarten Registration Is Wednesday, March 21

Kindergarten Registration

Albemarle County elementary schools will host Kindergarten Registration on Wednesday, March 21. Kindergarten Registration is an opportunity for parents to receive assistance with the enrollment process, present required documentation, and learn more about our kindergarten program. For more information, call 434-296-5877. Para asistencia bilingüe, llame 296-6517.

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Two Principals Appointed by Albemarle County School Board

Two New Principals

Albemarle County School Board appointed principals for Sutherland Middle School and Agnor-Hurt Elementary School. Megan Wood, who has served Albemarle High School as an assistant principal since 2014 and previously worked with the Sutherland school community as an instructional coach, will become Sutherland’s next principal on July 1. Doug Granger, currently the interim principal at Agnor-Hurt, has been named school principal.

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Albemarle County Public Schools’ 2018 Spelling Bee Champion Will Make Her Third Trip to Regional Bee in Three Years

Layla To Regional Bee

It took 19 rounds and a word first known to be used in 1571 for Layla Bouber, a Henley Middle school sixth-grader, to win the Albemarle County Public Schools’ 2018 Spelling Bee last evening. This will be the third time in three years that Layla will represent the school division in the Central Virginia Regional Spelling Bee, which will be held on Saturday, March 3, at Albemarle High School.

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Attracting and Retaining High-Quality Teachers and Increasing Career and Workforce Readiness for Students Are Among the Community’s Top Budget Priorities

Attracting Quality Teachers

Support for competitive salaries to attract and retain high-quality teachers was the top-ranked item on Albemarle County Public Schools’ 2018-19 Budget Survey. A total of 2,247 students, parents, employees, and community members responded to the online survey, which is considered by Superintendent Dr. Pamela Moran in the formulation of the funding request she submits to the School Board.

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Albemarle County School Board Approves Transportation Service That Will Expand Opportunities for High School Students to Attend an Academy Program

ACPS Academy Transportation

At its meeting last evening, the Albemarle County School Board approved a pilot transportation plan that will expand opportunities for high school students in all areas of the county to attend the school division’s STEM academies. While students have always been able to apply to attend any of the division’s three academies, students were required to provide their own transportation if they attended a program that was not located at their base high school..

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Dr. Pamela Moran Receives International Society’s 2018 Award for Leadership in Enhancing the 21st Century Classroom

Dr. Moran Award

The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), an organization of more than 16,500 educational leaders from 126 different countries, has selected Dr. Pamela R. Moran as one of two Virginia recipients of its prestigious Making IT Happen achievement award for 2018.

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Pilot Program to Increase School Bus Safety Reduces Illegal Passing of School Buses by Motorists by More Than 50 Percent

School Bus Pilot

A pilot program designed to improve safety conditions for children who enter or exit school buses has reduced the number of dangerous incidents on Albemarle County roads by more than 50 percent. The program involved the installation of extended stop arms that are three times as long as the stop arms currently in use on school buses throughout the Commonwealth.

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ACPS Seeking Volunteers to Serve on Long-Range Planning Advisory Committee

The Albemarle County School Board is seeking applicants for seats on the Long-Range Planning Advisory Committee. This committee is responsible for developing capital improvement program recommendations for the Superintendent and School Board. Applications are being accepted to represent the Jack Jouett, Rio, Rivanna, Samuel Miller, and Scottsville magisterial districts and for an At-Large position. The deadline for applications is Friday, December 1.

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State Transportation Department’s "Keep Virginia Moving" Campaign Will Be a Work of Art for Local Students This Winter

Keep Virginia Moving

An unusual art project will find its way along neighborhood streets this winter at the sign of the first snowfall. That’s when six snow plows from the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will take to local roads adorned with the imaginative talents of Albemarle County Public Schools art students.

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Dr. Pamela Moran Will Retire June 30, 2018, Dr. Matthew S. Haas Appointed as Successor

Pam Moran and Matt Haas

The Albemarle County School Board this evening appointed Dr. Matthew S. Haas as the school division’s 20th Superintendent, succeeding Dr. Pamela R. Moran, who announced her retirement today. Dr. Moran will retire on June 30, 2018, and Dr. Haas’ appointment takes effect the next day, July 1.

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Dr. Matt Haas Appointed »

Albemarle County Public Schools’ Ira Socol Selected by Center for Digital Education as One of the Nation’s Top Tech Trailblazers

Ira Socol

The Center for Digital Education, a national organization whose mission is to “nurture a community of thought leaders who are rethinking education with technology as the catalyst,” has named Ira Socol as one of its 30 top technologists, transformers and trailblazers.

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16 Programs at Nine Albemarle County Public Schools Receive Shannon Grants

Shannon Grants

A new restaurant will be making its debut next spring in a rather unusual form—a traveling school bus. The Charlottesville Albemarle Technical Education Center (CATEC) has received a $5,000 grant from the Shannon Foundation to begin work on the project, which will bring together students from across the school. It is believed to be the first program of its kind in the nation. In addition to CATEC, the Shannon Foundation awarded $8,137 to eight Albemarle County public schools in support of 15 programs.

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Albemarle County Public Schools One of Nine School Divisions in Nation to Earn Top Environmental Award From U.S. Department of Education

Green Ribbon

Albemarle County Public Schools has earned the federal government’s premier environmental impact designation in the field of education. Only nine school divisions across the country received the Green Ribbon Schools District Sustainability Award, conferred by the U.S. Department of Education earlier this month. There are more than 13,000 school divisions in the United States.

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Fine Arts Festival Closing Gala Will Be Held Sunday, March 18
Western Albemarle Government Students Will Participate in Model Congress Tomorrow, March 13
Kindergarten Registration Is Coming up on Wednesday, March 21
The Message From Western Albemarle High School’s Spring Musical Has a Page One Look
CitySpace Gallery Now Hosting “Reflections” Exhibit, Including Art Portfolios from Albemarle County Middle School Students
ACPS Announces 26th Annual Fine Arts Festival
Two Principals Appointed by Albemarle County School Board
Beginning This Year, High School Diplomas in Albemarle County Will Take on a Higher Level of Meaning
School Board Work Session This Thursday Moved to Western Albemarle High School
WinterSongs Benefit Concert to Raise Money for Victims of Domestic Violence Is Saturday, February 24



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