2018 Drinking Water Clinic – Registration Now Open

Virginia Cooperative ExtensionRegistration is now open for the Virginia Cooperative Extension’s 2018 Drinking Water Clinic. Space is limited, so register early!

Affordable water testing and information about water quality and well and spring care maintenance will be offered for homeowners through the Virginia Cooperative Extension office in Albemarle County and Charlottesville City in May 2018. Continue reading

Life After High School Transition & Resource Fair – March 17

LAHS Transition FairSaturday, March 17, 2018 | 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. | PVCC Main Building

PREP Parent Resource Center’s Life after High School Transition & Resource Fair is a FREE event for middle and high school students with disabilities or special needs and their parents and educators. Join us at Piedmont Virginia Community College (501 College Drive, Charlottesville) on Saturday, March 17, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., for presentations, a resource fair, food, door prizes, and more! View the event flyer »

Registration is appreciated. For more information or to register, please contact Deborah Anama at the PREP Parent Resource Center: 434-975-9400 or danama@k12albemarle.org.

Digital Learning Day 2018 Is February 22!

Digital Learning DaySince 2012, the annual Digital Learning Day (DLD) gives teachers and students an opportunity to collaborate with peers, share ideas, try out new digital tools, and celebrate innovation in their classrooms. On this day, events occur worldwide from Australia to Hawaii! ACPS has regularly participated in DLD, showcasing activities, resources and opportunities that we provide in our schools.

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4th Annual WinterSongs Benefit Concert – Feb. 24

WinterSongs 2018Saturday, February 24, 2018 | 5 p.m. | Monticello High School Auditorium

The 4th annual WinterSongs benefit concert is coming up on Saturday, February 24! Young women vocalists from 11 area schools will come together to raise money for the Shelter for Help in Emergency, which provides aid, counseling and protection for victims of domestic abuse. Admission to the concert is free, but donations to the Shelter are encouraged at the door. View the event poster »

National Geographic Photographer, William Albert Allard, to Speak at Monticello High on Mar. 6

CameraTuesday, March 6 | 9:05 to 10:25 a.m. | Monticello High School

Secondary Teachers: On Tuesday, March 6, National Geographic photographer, William Albert Allard, will speak at Monticello High School from 9:05 to 10:25 a.m. (1st block) about photography and his 50-year body of work at National Geographic. If you are interested in attending this free event, please RSVP to Rob Garland (rgarland@k12albemarle.org) by February 15 and include the approximate number of students you plan to bring with you. Continue reading

Jan. 22-26 is Virginia School Principals Appreciation Week

Superintendent Pam MoranDear Members of Our School Community:

Among his very first actions as our new Governor, Ralph Northam signed a proclamation designating this week as Virginia School Principals Appreciation Week. Across the Commonwealth, this week is a time of recognition for the invaluable contributions that school principals make to students and to the quality of education in our state. Nowhere in Virginia are these contributions more meaningful than they are here in Albemarle County. Continue reading

4th Annual “Walk a Mile for Martin” Event – Jan. 15

"Walk a Mile for Martin" EventMonday, January 15, 2018 | 12 to 5 p.m. | Woodbrook Elementary School

Please plan to attend! This Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, all ACPS employees are invited to attend Woodbrook Elementary School’s 4th annual Walk a Mile for Martin event. Each year on MLK Day, the Woodbrook community gets together to walk at least one mile for a myriad of causes. Continue reading

Free Electronic Field Trip: African American Experiences in WWII – Feb. 22

The National WWII MuseumCelebrate Digital Learning Day and Black History Month with a dynamic and interactive webcast! On February 22, at 10 a.m. and again at 1 p.m., the National WWII Museum presents Fighting for the Right to Fight: African American Experiences in World War II. In this interactive cross-country journey, students in grades 6-12 learn how the pursuit for both victory and equality shaped the story of World War II and transformed the U.S. for decades to come.

Classroom participation is free, but advance registration is required. Sign up today »

Special Screening of “Beyond Measure” on Jan. 11

Beyond MeasureThursday, January 11, 2018 | 6:30 to 9 p.m. | Grisham Hall

St. Anne’s-Belfield School invites you to attend a special screening of Beyond Measure, a documentary challenging the assumptions of the current education story and test-driven curriculum, and panel discussion. This FREE event will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 11, at Grisham Hall, located at 2132 Ivy Road on St. Anne’s Greenway Rise Campus. Please RSVP »

Attendees are also encouraged to read the New York Times best-selling book. Contact Nina Bowen with questions.