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 ( 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.

Teachers: Get Free Admission to the “Terracotta Army” Exhibition

Terracotta ArmyGovernor McAuliffe has announced that K-12 teachers in Virginia can receive free admission to the Terracotta Army: Legacy of the First Emperor of China exhibition at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) in Richmond. Terracotta Army showcases 130 works of art, drawn from the collections of 14 art museums and archaeological institutes across Shaanxi Province in China. Read the VMFA’s press release »

To claim a free ticket, teachers must present their identification card at VMFA’s Visitor Services desk. The exhibition opened November 18, 2017, and will run through March 11, 2018. Continue reading

Share the Warmth: County Coat Drive Opens Nov. 27

County Coat DriveThe 2017-18 Albemarle County Coat Drive will launch on Monday, November 27! Due to your generosity, the county’s last three coat drives were very successful, with almost 1,900 coats donated to our friends and neighbors in need. The most recent drive yielded 760 coats, and we’re aiming to exceed that number this year! Collection bins will be placed at multiple locations, and the drive will accept donations through March 3, 2018.

Schools: Your participation is more than welcome! If your school would like to join the effort, please designate a “Coat Captain” to help gather donated coats, and then contact Blake Abplanalp in the Albemarle County Office of Facilities & Environmental Services for collection details: or 434-872-4501, ext. (7)3244. The school collecting the most coats will receive special recognition from the County!