Join the Fun: Albemarle County Celebrates 275 Years on Sept. 28

Albemarle County 275th Anniversary

Saturday, September 28 | 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. | County Office Building, 401 McIntire Road, Charlottesville

This year marks the 275th anniversary of the founding of Albemarle County. What better way to celebrate than with our community? Please join us to learn about our past, embrace our present, and dream about our future. This special event is free and open to all! Continue reading

Educator Night @ the Museum – Sept. 17

 Amazement Square

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 | 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. | Amazement Square

Amazement Square is excited to offer educators a FREE night at the museum! Join us from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 17, for Educator Night @ the Museum, including hands-on demonstrations of our school and outreach programs, a tour of the museum and our new education center, and a raffle to win a free field trip! Space is limited. Register by Friday, September 13! Continue reading

Volunteer & Partner Appreciation Breakfast: Do You Know a Volunteer Who Should Be Invited?

Volunteer Breakfast 2019

Coming up on June 15, ACPS will host a Volunteer & Partner Appreciation Breakfast at The Center at 491 Hillsdale Drive from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. We will honor those who have given freely of their time to volunteer in response to the needs of our schools, as well as the community partners who have provided so much support.

Invitations were mailed on May 16, but we want to make sure we didn’t miss anyone. If you know of volunteers who should be invited, please send names to Gloria Rockhold, Community Engagement Manager, as soon as possible. Thank you!

Registration Now Open for Girls Day 2019 on June 13

Girls Day 2019

Thursday, June 13, 2019 | 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. | Saunders Hall, UVA Darden School of Business

In an effort to increase interest and education in construction and the building trades among young women, UVA Facilities Management will host its 4th annual Girls Day on Thursday, June 13, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Charlottesville area community members are invited to register girls between the ages of 10-16 to participate. View the event flyer »

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2019 Drinking Water Clinic: Kick-Off Meeting May 20


Through the Virginia Household Water Quality Program, Virginia Cooperative Extension holds drinking water clinics across the state to provide people with private water systems access to affordable and confidential water testing, including help interpreting their water test results and information about possible treatment options.

The 2019 Drinking Water Clinic for Albemarle County kicks off on May 20. Register to participate »

Support Our Fundraiser This Friday: Wear Jeans & Donate $1

Matt wearing jeans at work

Don’t forget: This Friday, April 19, is our division-wide fundraiser for the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank. All employees are invited to wear jeans for a cause and donate $1.00 to support the Food Bank.

Every dollar collected will go straight to the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank, which benefits our whole community, including many of our students and families in need. One dollar pays for four meals, so $10 pays for 40 meals, and $100 pays for 400 meals! Just think, if every single one of us wore jeans this Friday and chipped in a dollar, together we could provide enough funding to the Food Bank to pay for 10,000 meals for people in need in our community! Continue reading

Save the Date: 2019 Equity Conference – June 1

2019 Equity Conference

Saturday, June 1, 2019 | 9 to 2 p.m. | Jouett Middle School

The Office of Community Engagement takes great pleasure in inviting you to the 2019 Equity Conference. The conference will be on June 1 at Jouett Middle School from 9 to 2 p.m. This is our most exciting event of the year, as we honor and highlight the work of educators in our division who investigate what it means to embrace diverse student experiences, tailor instruction to reflect cultural landscapes, incorporate families and communities, and evolve as a culturally responsive educational community.

We Notice: Nominate a Colleague by April 10

We Notice

The ACPS County Student Advisory Council has launched their annual We Notice program! This is an opportunity for students, parents, employees, and community members to recognize a teacher or staff member whose work should be celebrated. Recognition can be given to any staff member who works in our schools, such as teachers, office staff, building service team members, teaching assistants, cafeteria workers, school nurses, and bus drivers. Nominate a colleague today!

UPDATE: The nomination deadline has been extended to Wednesday, April 10. A reception will be held on Thursday, April 25.