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Head Teacher Named for Albemarle Tech as New High School Learning Facility Begins Preparing for August Debut

David GloverWork is well underway to ready Albemarle Tech, the new innovative student Center for Creativity and Invention, for its first class of students this August. Earlier this month, the use of 40,000 square feet of space at 1180 Seminole Trail, the “old Comdial Building,” was approved by the Albemarle County Planning Commission. That triggered the beginning of the transformation of the leased space into one of the most modern student-centered high school learning facilities in Virginia. Albemarle County Public Schools took another step forward this week by selecting David Glover to serve as the center’s first Head Teacher. Glover joined the school division in 2009 at Monticello High School.

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17th Annual Golden Apple Awards Honor 41 Public, Private School Teachers in City, County, for Classroom Excellence

Golden Apple 2018Teachers from 41 public and private schools in Albemarle County and Charlottesville City were honored last evening at the 17th annual Golden Apple Award ceremonies held in Lane Auditorium in the Albemarle County Office Building. “Whenever I am visiting a classroom, kids are eager to talk about their teachers,” said Dr. Pamela Moran, Albemarle’s Superintendent. “They talk about teachers they love and why they love them. One student put it very well,” Dr. Moran said. “He told me his teacher teaches from the heart, not just from books.”

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New Deputy and Assista​nt Superintendents, New Chief Operating Officer Named for Albemarle County Public Schools

New ACPS AppointeesEffective July 1, Debora Collins, the Assistant Superintendent for Student Learning for Albemarle County Public Schools (ACPS), has been appointed as the school division’s Deputy Superintendent. Dr. Clare Keiser, currently the Director of Educator Quality in the Human Resources Department, will become Assistant Superintendent for Organizational Development and Human Resource Leadership. And Rosalyn Schmitt, now the Director of Budget & Planning, has been appointed as the school division’s Chief Operating Officer.

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Registration Open for Summer High School

Summer High SchoolRegistration began on May 1 for student enrollment in summer high school programs in Albemarle County public schools. All programs are offered in an online format. In addition, both virtual and on-site physical education are offered. Students will be able to come to Albemarle High School’s Open Lab if necessary to have access to a computer and work with teachers. For more information and to register, visit the High School Summer Program website.

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A New, Modern Learning Experience Will Change Education for Some Albemarle County High School Seniors Beginning This August

Albemarle TechA new contemporary learning center for Albemarle County high school seniors is scheduled to open this August with the debut of Albemarle Tech, offering curriculum choices beyond what is found in traditional classrooms. Officially known as the Center for Creativity and Invention, the center will accept between 20 and 40 high school seniors from across the county. In future years, up to 150 students, including sophomores and juniors, will have the option of attending the center.

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2018 Summer Fine Arts Academy – Registration Now Open!

Fine Arts AcademyEach 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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2018 Hollymead Earth Day Art Show

Earth Day Art Show 2018Take a look at Hollymead Elementary's annual Earth Day Art Show, with over 500 pieces completed by PreK-5th grade students to help raise awareness of endangered animals and raise funds for Rockfish Valley Wildlife Center and World Wildlife Fund.

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ACPS Students Earn 72 Awards at the 37th Annual Piedmont Regional Science Fair

Science FairAlbemarle County middle and high school students earned 72 awards at the 37th annual Piedmont Regional Science Fair, held earlier this month at John Paul Jones Arena. Among the award recipients were Albemarle High School junior Jee-Ho Kim as a Grand Award winner, and Grand Award runners up, Mriganka Mandal and Sophie Meyer, also Albemarle High School juniors. Overall, high school students in the school division won 14 of the 15 first-place category awards.

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Kindergarten Registration Now Open!

Kindergarten RegistrationKindergarten Registration is an opportunity for parents to receive assistance with the enrollment process, present required documentation, and learn more about our kindergarten program.

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Two Principals Appointed by Albemarle County School Board

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

Attracting Quality TeachersSupport 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 TransportationAt 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 AwardThe 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 PilotA 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 MovingAn 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 HaasThe 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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Albemarle County Public Schools’ Ira Socol Selected by Center for Digital Education as One of the Nation’s Top Tech Trailblazers

Ira SocolThe 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 GrantsA 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 RibbonAlbemarle 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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Head Teacher Named for Albemarle Tech as New High School Learning Facility Begins Preparing for August Debut
17th Annual Golden Apple Awards Honor 41 Public, Private School Teachers in City, County, for Classroom Excellence
New Deputy and Assistant Superintendents, New Chief Operating Officer Named for ACPS
Four Elementary School Principals Announce Retirements From ACPS
WAHS Tiny House Classes Will Host Yard Sale Fundraiser on April 28
Dr. Pamela Moran, NFL Star Nick Novak, and 33-Year Teacher Leroy Smith Will Be Inducted Into AHS Hall of Fame
ACPS Appoints Ira Socol as Its Chief Technology and Innovation Officer
A New, Modern Learning Experience Will Change Education for Some Albemarle County High School Seniors Beginning This August
Red Hill Principal Appointed to Senior Leadership Team at Sutherland Middle School
ACPS Announces Two Appointments to Increase Focus on Community Engagement and Strategic Planning



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