Albemarle County Concert Band: Free Concert on May 2

Concert BandTuesday, May 2 | 7 p.m. | Western Albemarle High School Auditorium

You’re invited! On Tuesday, May 2, the Albemarle County Concert Band will perform their first concert. This FREE event will take place at Western Albemarle High School at 7 p.m.

The Albemarle County Concert Band was founded at the beginning of this school year and is comprised primarily of classroom teachers of various subject areas, music teachers, and administrators from Albemarle County Public Schools, with some guests from surrounding areas. The band rehearses on Tuesday evenings during the school year from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Burley Middle School.

Household Hazardous Waste & Bulky Waste Amnesty Days

RSWA Spring Special Collection DaysRivanna Solid Waste Authority’s Spring Special Collection Days are here!

Household Hazardous Waste will be collected at the Ivy Materials Utilization Center from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, April 28, and Saturday, April 29. This free service is available to residents of Albemarle County, Charlottesville, and Scottsville, as well as Nelson County residents who obtain a voucher from Nelson County government. See the list of acceptable items »

Bulky Waste Amnesty Days will be held on the first three Saturdays in May from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Continue reading

Today Is Administrative Professionals Day

Superintendent Pam MoranDear Colleagues:

Today is a historic occasion. More than 75 years ago, as our nation was preparing to defend freedom and democracy around the world, the recruitment of administrative professionals first became a stated national objective. The highly valued contributions of these professionals were seen by our country’s leaders as essential, not only to the success of the war effort, but to the health of the economy. It was the first national recognition of what this very day has become, Administrative Professionals Day. Continue reading

Computer Update on the Horizon: All Employees Will Need to Back up Their Data!

Computer UpdateThere’s a new computer image for all ACPS staff! DART is conducting a teacher and staff computer refresh. During this refresh, DART will update your computer operating system (Windows 10 or Apple OSX) and other software on your computer to more current supported versions. This is to provide uniformity in the way that you interact with your computer as well as how DART can support you. Continue reading

Safety & Effectiveness of Antibacterial Soaps in Question

Antibacterial SoapACPS works to provide safe and fragrance-free soap through dispensers in restrooms and staff workroom areas. The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) recently banned several antibacterial active ingredients found in antibacterial soap—triclosan and triclocarban are the most common. Manufacturers are no longer allowed to use these ingredients in antibacterial soap; however, soaps produced before the final rule may contain the banned ingredients.

Please refrain from bringing antibacterial soaps to school. If you are in need of a soap dispenser in an area, please contact your lead custodian. Continue reading

ReinventED Community Convening – April 25

ReinventEDTuesday, April 25, 2017 | 6 to 9 p.m. | i.Lab at UVA

Calling all students, educators, and innovators! The ReinventED Community Convening aims to bring everyone together to connect, catalyze and create change. Anyone interested in improving education is welcome to attend—students (kindergarten through college), entrepreneurs, educators, administrators, innovators, and more. Participants will learn from one another, pitch ideas for projects, and collaboratively design the future of education. Register now »

Careers that Count: A Virtual Field Trip with the NBA – May 4

Discovery Education LogoJoin Discovery Education and Jr. NBA for Careers that Count, a virtual field trip to the NBA headquarters, Madison Square Garden, and Madison Square Boys & Girls Club in New York for an inside look at how math is brought to life through careers in basketball. Meet NBA basketball players and staff who use math every day to improve the game both on and off the court.

Don’t miss this special opportunity to open your students’ minds to viable and exciting STEM careers. Register your classroom today for this FREE 30-minute virtual field trip! And don’t miss the Live Twitter Chat at 1 p.m.

NCTM Grants, Scholarships & Awards – Deadline: May 5

NCTMThe National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) offers grants, scholarships and awards to help math teachers, prospective teachers, and other math educators improve the teaching and learning of mathematics. Funding opportunities with a deadline of May 5, 2017, include: Continue reading

Pre-Law Institute for High School Students: June 26-30

Young Lawyers ConferenceNamed for legendary civil rights attorneys Oliver Hill and Samuel Tucker, the Oliver Hill/Samuel Tucker Pre-Law Institute reaches future lawyers at an early age to provide them with exposure and opportunity to explore the legal profession, at no cost to the participants. The Young Lawyers Conference invites current high school students to apply for this year’s Institute, which will be held June 26-30, 2017, at the University of Richmond. To be considered for admission, completed applications must be received by May 5, 2017. Continue reading