Virginia Sales Tax Holiday, Aug. 3-5

Back-to-School Tax HolidayVirginia’s annual three-day sales tax holiday starts this Friday, August 3, at 12:01 a.m. and ends the following Sunday, August 5, at 11:59 p.m. During the sales tax holiday, shoppers can buy qualifying school supplies ($20 or less per item) and clothing and footwear ($100 or less per item) without paying sales tax. Plus, items do not need to be purchased for school use or in connection with a school activity to be eligible for the exemption! View the list of qualifying school supplies and clothing »

The tax holiday also applies to hurricane and emergency preparedness items and Energy Star™ and WaterSense™ products. Get more details »

You’re Invited: A Conversation With Dr. Chris Emdin – June 28

ACPS PDThursday, June 28, 2018 | 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. | MoHS Auditorium | Registration

You’re invited! On Thursday, June 28, ACPS is pleased to announce that Dr. Chris Emdin will be at Monticello High School for a morning presentation. Chris is an Associate Professor and Director of the Institute for Urban and Minority Education at Teachers College, Columbia University. His bio describes him as “a social critic, public intellectual and science advocate whose commentary on issues of race, culture, inequality and education have appeared in dozens of influential periodicals including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post.” Continue reading

Diversity Conference 2018 – Register by May 30

Diversity Conference 2018Diversity Conference 2018: WE ARE: Reaching, Reflecting, Responding
June 2 | 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. | Monticello High School
Conference Website | Registration | Conference Flyer

Come join a group of inspired educators and community members as we partner to 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! Register for the 2018 Diversity Conference by May 30! Continue reading

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