Why Kids Shouldn’t Sit Still in Class

Class Movement“Sit still. It’s the mantra of every classroom.

But that is changing as evidence builds that taking brief activity breaks during the day helps children learn and be more attentive in class, and a growing number of programs designed to promote movement are being adopted in schools.” Keep reading in the New York Times »

What Superintendent Moran has to say: Continue reading

Now Hiring: AP Interns, LTIs, EDEP Site Facilitators & More

Now Hiring-RedThe Human Resources Department would like to make you aware of opportunities currently posted on our Job Listings site. Click on the following links to learn more about the application process: Assistant Principal Intern | Learning Technology Integrator (LTI)

Teachers: If you’re interested in being considered for a transfer, or if your position has been reduced for the 2017-18 school year, click here to view all vacancies.

To view Extended Day Enrichment Program (EDEP) vacancies, click here and type “EDEP” in the Search engine. Continue reading

Virginia Council for Learning Disabilities Spring Symposium – April 1

VCLDSaturday, April 1, 2017 | 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. | James Madison University

The Virginia Council for Learning Disabilities (VCLD) is still accepting registrations for their 2017 Spring Symposium, “Dynamic Learning Strategies: Getting Everyone Engaged!” Registration and continental breakfast begin at 8 a.m. Symposium events are scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Festival Conference and Student Center at James Madison University in Harrisonburg. More details »

March 23 Board Meeting Will Focus on Academies & CATEC

ACPS LogoMarch 23, 2017 | 6:30 p.m. | CATEC

Tomorrow evening, March 23, the School Board will conduct a work session focused on the school division’s three academies—Albemarle High School’s Math, Engineering & Science Academy (MESA); Monticello’s Health and Medical Sciences Academy (HMSA); and Western Albemarle’s Environmental Studies Academy (ESA). Also included is a review and discussion of programs offered at the Charlottesville Albemarle Technical Education Center (CATEC). The work session will be held at CATEC beginning at 6:30 p.m. Get more details »

Can’t make it to the meeting in person? Tune in to the live stream »

Are You Registered for Community Emergency Alerts?

CodeREDThe Office of Emergency Management recommends that all residents and businesses in the Charlottesville-Albemarle region register for the CodeRED Weather Warning. By registering, residents may receive tornado, severe thunderstorm, and flash flood warnings. Subscribers can select the type of messages they would like to receive as well as how they are warned, including phone, text and email. Learn more »

BOLT: Being Outstanding Leaders Together Against Drugs and Alcohol – April 24

BOLTMonday, April 24, 2017 | 6 to 8 p.m. | Monticello High School

On April 24, all Charlottesville/Albemarle middle school students and parents are invited to attend BOLT—a fun family event promoting healthy lifestyles and leadership through drug and alcohol education. Parents will hear from UVA’s Gordie Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, while students will hear from David Flood, a national motivational speaker. A free Bojangles’ dinner will be served from 6 to 6:30. Registration is required. Please visit www.youchoosecville.com to register, or click here.

Questions? Please contact Kate Modica at katherine.modica@regionten.org.

Virginia Household Water Quality Program: April 2017 Drinking Water Clinic

Virginia Cooperative ExtensionVirginia Cooperative Extension provides affordable water testing and interpretation for wells and springs of households in Albemarle County, the City of Charlottesville, and the surrounding counties. Affordable water testing and information about water quality and well and spring care and maintenance will be offered for homeowners this April. Registration is now open for the 2017 Drinking Water Clinic. Continue reading

On Coming to America: Small Moments, Big Meanings

Nation of ImmigrantsLooking for an activity to engage your students in the interview process, writing, and even multimedia production? Check out On Coming to America: Small Moments, Big Meanings, including online lessons with structured opportunities for students to listen to, learn from, and honor the stories of others and, in the process, document and celebrate small moments in history from their own communities and across the globe.

Policy Updates: January – February 2017

Policy UpdatesAlbemarle County Public Schools maintains over 600 policies. Our policies are locally developed through our work with the Virginia School Boards Association and they are tied to Virginia Code. Several are locally developed. Our policies translate our core values of excellence, young people, community and respect into the backbone of our daily operations and aspirations for students. You can stay up-to-date on policy revisions, additions and deletions through the ACPS website! View the January – February 2017 policy updates (ACPS login required).