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Jack Jouett Eighth Grader Is Albemarle County Public Schools’ 2017 Spelling Bee Champion

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What do the words “coercive” and “paraphernalia” have in common? Only that they were the two words that decided the winner, Margaret Paczkowski, of the 2017 Albemarle County Public Schools (ACPS) Spelling Bee.

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Albemarle County Public Schools Seeking Two New Members for Long-Range Planning Advisory Committee

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The Superintendent of Albemarle County Public Schools, Dr. Pamela R. Moran, is seeking applicants for two seats on a citizen advisory committee that has a significant impact on the future quality of public education in the county. The deadline for applications is Friday, February 10. The term of office is two years and will begin upon formal appointment.

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The Proposed 2017-18 School Year Budget


Albemarle County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Pamela Moran recently appeared on WINA's Morning News Show to talk about her funding request and the division's increased focus on equity and access to learning for all students. Next year's school budget is on the agenda for adoption at the School Board's February 9th meeting.

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National Assessment Organization Ranks ACPS in Top Five in VA, Top Five Percent in Nation


Niche, a national education assessment organization, which each year evaluates more than 60 million K-12 school reviews and survey responses to identify the Best Public School Districts in America, has ranked Albemarle County Public Schools among the top five school divisions in Virginia and among the top five percent of all school divisions in the nation.

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Superintendent's Holiday Message


With winter break upon us, I want to express my gratitude to each of you for your contributions to our school division and to all of those we serve. Just as important, I want to wish each of you and your loved ones the very best of enjoyable experiences this holiday season. I hope the break in our schedules will bring you well deserved opportunities to rest, explore, and spend valuable time with family and friends.

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Deb Collins, Lisa "DeeDee" Jones, Receive State Education Awards

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Debora Collins, the executive director of student learning, has received the 2016 Curriculum Leader Award from the Virginia Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (VASCD). Lisa “DeeDee” Jones, Cale's principal, is the 2016 recipient of the association's Impact Award for Central Virginia Region 5. The association is comprised of over 1,200 teachers, administrators, and higher education faculty. Its mission is to advance excellence in teaching, learning and leadership through proactive and innovative programming that ensures lifelong learning..

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Stephen Koleszar is Education Advocate of the Year

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Albemarle County School Board member Stephen Koleszar was presented with the Virginia School Boards Association (VSBA) Advocate for Education Award. This award recognizes school board members who have demonstrated significant and outstanding leadership, commitment, and contribution to public education that has had an impact on their region and the Commonwealth, and who have shown active involvement in local, state, and federal advocacy on behalf of their division, VSBA, and public education. This is the second year the award has been presented.

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ACPS Superintendent Moran Named Administrator of the Year by State Music Education Association

Albemarle County Public Schools Superintendent, Dr. Pamela R. Moran, has received the 2016 Administrator of the Year Award from the Virginia Music Educators Association (VMEA). VMEA selects an administrator of the year based upon “documented evidence that the nominee has been a major factor towards the success of a music program.”

Example of ACPS Musical Excellence:
The AHS Jazz Band performing "Four"
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On-Time Graduation Rate for Albemarle County Seniors Exceed Both State And National Rates


The on-time graduation rate for Albemarle County Public Schools’ 2015-16 senior class was 95 percent, again exceeding state and national averages, which were 91 and 82 percent, respectively. Albemarle County students continued to graduate at a higher on-time rate than the statewide average for every one of the nation’s 50 states.

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New Career, College Planning Program for Students

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Albemarle County Public Schools unveiled a new program this month that is designed to improve the ability of students to identify colleges and careers that offer the best fits for their long-term success.

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Jack Jouett 8th Grader Is 2017 ACPS Spelling Bee Champion; Eight Students Advance to Regional Bee on March 4New
Thousands of Students Compete for Albemarle County’s Spelling Bee Title; 23 Finalists Face off This Thursday, February 16
School Board Approves 2017-18 Funding Request, Including Initiative to Close Opportunity Gaps Among All Students
ACPS Seeking Two New Members for Long-Range Planning Advisory Committee
Public Hearing on the 2017-18 School Year Budget Is Jan. 31; Meeting Will Be Accessible via Live Stream
National Assessment Organization Ranks Albemarle County Public Schools in Top Five in Virginia, Top Five Percent in Nation
Community Meeting on January 17 at Monticello High School Will Help Decide How High School Studies Will Change in 2018
Cale’s Principal, Lisa Jones, Receives 2016 Impact Award for Region 5 From Statewide Education Organization
Statewide Education Organization Selects Debora Collins as Curriculum Leader of the Year
Third Woodbrook Community Meeting on Tuesday, November 29, Will Offer Latest on Project’s Design, Traffic Study



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