An Open Letter from County Executive Jeff Richardson Addressing the Upcoming Weekend of August 10-12
Dear Members of the Albemarle County Community,
We are less than a month away from the somber anniversaries of the violence that took place in Charlottesville and Albemarle County last August.
While the region anticipates individuals gathering in and around Charlottesville, as well as several community groups to hold events throughout the weekend of August 10-12, the safety and well-being of our community is paramount. Continue reading
A thought for next week: “The world cannot be understood without numbers. And it cannot be understood with numbers alone.” — Hans Rosling
Good morning, everyone! I hope you have had a fine week.
Wednesday morning this past week was special. Continue reading
The Albemarle County Social Activities Club (ACSAC) continues to look for new and innovative ways to appreciate employees. We are now offering employees access to 20-60% off of movies, hotels, shows, concerts, sporting events, and more! This is just a small token of our appreciation for your hard work. Enroll today to receive these complimentary perks!
How? Visit the TicketsatWork website and fill out the information to become a member (Company Code: AC18). You may enroll with either your work or personal email address.
A thought for next week: “Some people could look at a mud-puddle and see an ocean with ships.” — Zora Neale Hurston
Good morning to you all! I hope that you have had a fine week and that you are getting a chance to rejuvenate this summer!
As you can imagine, these summer months are a time of intense preparation from our support departments to get facilities and programs ready for the coming school year. Continue reading
Beginning in the 2018-19 school year, all new teacher laptops and all replacement laptops issued to teachers will be the Lenovo 11e model, similar to those used by our students in the 1:1 laptop initiative.
This upgrade will better serve you as you design learning activities and projects for students informed by our Lifelong-Learner Competencies and Seven Pathways, particularly Universal Design for Learning (UDL), Interactive Technologies, and Connectivity. Continue reading
Curious about our governor’s perspectives on current public education issues? Last week, Governor Ralph Northam addressed Virginia educators in attendance at the second annual Virginia School Leaders Hot Topics Conference. Northam spoke about his desire for students to learn how to think creatively; the importance of recruiting and retaining high-quality teachers; and the need for SOL reform, more broadband access in rural Virginia, increased emphasis on vocational and technical training at the high school level, more diversification in early workforce development, and improved education at the early childhood level. Check out coverage of his speech in The Roanoke Times »
Teachers: Due to changes in the way that Promethean licenses their products, the interactive whiteboard software ActivInspire will not be included on our instructional laptop computer image for the 2018-19 school year.
Despite this change, all teachers and students who routinely use a Promethean ActivBoard for instructional purposes will be able to use ActivInspire on their laptops. Continue reading