Summer 2019 Spanish Immersion Trip to Costa Rica; Info Session on Oct. 2

Learn Spanish in Costa RicaAre you interested in being immersed in a different culture for two weeks? Are you interested in improving your Spanish-speaking skills? Would you like to have a deeper empathy for what our English Learners experience on a daily basis? Then this trip is for you!

ACPS teachers and administrators with ANY level of Spanish proficiency are invited to partake in a two-week authentic language and cultural experience with Centro Panamericano de Idiomas (CPI), June 16-29, 2019, in Costa Rica. View a detailed itinerary »

Learn more by attending an informational session on Tuesday, October 2, at 4:30 p.m. We’ll meet in the ESOL Office located on the 3rd floor of the Northside Library at 705 Rio Road West. Continue reading

GenCyber Beginner Camp for Secondary School Teachers – Apply by April 25

GenCyber LogoVirginia Tech will hold their fourth annual GenCyber Beginner Camp for Secondary School Teachers on June 17-21, 2018. GenCyber camp will train secondary school teachers in the principles of good cybersecurity practices and the science behind those practices so that they may both teach their students effective practices as well as motivate these students to study more cybersecurity in more detail as they move into their chosen disciplines in colleges and universities. The camp application will close on April 25, 2018. Continue reading

Summer Spanish Immersion Trip to Central America – Info Sessions on Nov. 20 & 29

Guatemala TripInfo Sessions

Monday, November 20 | 3:30 to 5 p.m. (Stop by anytime!) | ESOL Office
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Wednesday, November 29 | 3:30 to 5 p.m. (Stop by anytime!) | COB 246

Are you interested in improving your Spanish-speaking skills? ACPS teachers and administrators are invited to partake in a 2-3 week authentic language and cultural experience, June 16-30 or June 17 – July 9, 2018. Continue reading

Attention All Albemarle County Employees: You’re Invited to Join the Concert Band

G-major, e-minorJean Flaherty is entering her seventh year teaching music in Albemarle County, and last year, she started a concert band for Albemarle County school and local government employees. The band rehearses during the school year on Tuesday evenings from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Burley Middle School (901 Rose Hill Drive, Charlottesville). Rehearsals this year begin Tuesday, August 29!

The band is open to people of all ability levels and performance experiences who are interested in making music together. Continue reading

Free Emergency Preparedness Training – 7/25, 8/2 or 9/7

CERTThe Charlottesville-UVA-Albemarle County Office of Emergency Management is offering FREE Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training this summer and fall. Interested community members are invited to register for one of three Level 1 CERT courses: Tuesday, July 25, in the Albemarle County Office Building on McIntire; Wednesday, August 2, at the Crozet Library; or Thursday, September 7, in the Albemarle County Office Building on 5th Street. All classes will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. The Level 1 training orients citizens on regional hazards, personal preparedness, and elements of fire safety and medical operations. To register, email certcville@gmail.com or call 434-971-1263. Get more info »

Free National Weather Service SKYWARN Class on April 17

Office of Emergency ManagementApril 17, 2017 | 6:30 to 9 p.m. | Jefferson Madison Regional Library – Gordon Avenue

The Charlottesville-UVA-Albemarle Office of Emergency Management is hosting a National Weather Service (NWS) SKYWARN class on Monday, April 17, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. This is a free class taught by the NWS that is designed to educate the public on weather threats in this area, as well as strengthen the ties between the NWS and the local community. Upon completion of the course, participants will be registered in the NWS spotter program. The more spotters the NWS has out there, the faster vital information gets to the NWS forecasters who make the decisions to issue lifesaving weather warnings. Register by April 13 »

Need help registering? Please contact Kirby Felts at 434-971-1263 or Allison Farole at 434-970-1798.

Free Garden Basics Workshop – Register by April 3

Piedmont Master GardenersSaturday, April 8, 2017 | 2 to 4 p.m. | Trinity Episcopal Church

Are you a beginning gardener? On Saturday, April 8, Piedmont Master Gardeners will present a FREE “Garden Tools & Tips” class as part of their Garden Basics program. The class will cover topics like basic tools and supplies you need, reliable tools that perform well, what to use for your particular gardening needs, and simple practices that make gardening easier and more effective. The class will meet at Trinity Episcopal Church at 1118 Preston Avenue in Charlottesville. Continue reading