Ready for International Dot Day 2018?

International Dot DayInternational Dot Day is coming up on September 15th-ish! Join over 10 million in 170 countries celebrating creativity, courage and collaboration!

On September 15, 2009, teacher Terry Shay introduced his classroom to Peter H. Reynolds’ book, The Dot, a story of a caring teacher who dares a doubting student to trust in her own abilities. Each year on International Dot Day (on or around September 15), the inspiration continues as people of all ages rediscover the power and potential of creativity in all they do. Sign up to celebrate International Dot Day and download a free Educator’s Handbook! Get started, get inspired, and get connected »

Guided Tour: History of African-Americans at UVA – Sept. 8


Saturday, September 8, 2018 | 10 to 11 a.m. | Register

Learn about the History of African-Americans at UVA on a guided tour with University Guide Service. The tour will cover the University’s complicated racial legacies of slavery and discrimination. Topics include slavery, integration, and a discussion of the modern racial climate at UVA. The tour group will meet at the Lawn (South) side steps of the Rotunda. Please register by 5 p.m. on Friday, September 7.

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