Additional Day of Holiday Leave Granted to 12-Month Employees

Celebrate 2018In alignment with the state’s holiday schedule, and in concert with local government’s decision, the Albemarle County School Board has granted 12-month employees an additional day of holiday leave on Tuesday, January 2, 2018. All school division offices will close at noon on Friday, December 22, and will reopen for normal business hours on Wednesday, January 3. Best wishes for a happy, healthy, joy-filled holiday!

Have a Happy, Healthy and Rewarding Holiday Season

Superintendent Pam MoranDear Colleagues:

This past week, Walton Middle School opened their doors to local residents to distribute food and toys to families in need. Students were part of the effort to collect these items, learning an important lesson about what it means to care about all the members of your community, even those who too often can be invisible in our thoughts.

What happened at Walton was not unique to that school, of course. Many of our students, staff and parents across our division come together at this and other times of the year to lend a hand to those who are in need. It is the most satisfying of expressions of our school division’s values. Continue reading

Two Future Ready Webinars This Week: Dec. 12 & 14

Future Ready SchoolsFuture Ready Librarians: Cultivating Community Partnerships
December 12, 2017 | 4 to 5 p.m. EST
For Librarians, this Future Ready webinar addresses strategies for building school partnerships. Learn more and get registered »

Leading Personalized and Digital Learning: A Framework for Implementing School Change
December 14, 2017 | 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. EST
For School Leaders working to support more effective and seamless integration of a personalized learning model across classrooms, this Future Ready webinar addresses professional development, leadership, and student empowerment strategies. Learn more and get registered »

2020 Workforce Skills Forecast

Superintendent Pam MoranDear Colleagues,

As we roll out out our implementation of High School 2022 and the competencies focus in our Profile of a Graduate, it is important that we continuously align our focus on curricula, assessment, instruction, and learning resources with the knowledge and skill sets that our graduates will need to be successful in life—as community and family members, lifelong learners, and in the workforce. This work begins with our pre-schoolers and continues until our teens walk across the graduation stage. Continue reading

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