The National Education Association (NEA) Foundation offers multiple grant opportunities for educators, including Student Achievement Grants and Learning & Leadership Grants. Three grant deadlines are established annually: February 1, June 1, and October 15. Two levels of funding are available: $2,000 and $5,000. Grants fund activities for 12 months from the date of the award. Continue reading
A thought for next week: “Character, not circumstance, makes the person.” — Booker T. Washington
Good Friday morning!
Well, I almost made it. I visited all 25 of our schools since school started last Wednesday, and I had a great time doing it! Continue reading
Our nation’s librarians transform their communities, schools and campuses, improving the lives of the people they serve every day. If a librarian has made an impact on you or your community, now is your chance to honor their contributions.
The I Love My Librarian Award encourages library users to recognize librarians in public, school, college, community college, and university libraries for the difference they’ve made in their communities. Nominations will be open until October 1, 2018. Nominate a school librarian today »
BeWell Albemarle has partnered with Local Food Hub to bring fresh, local produce to County employees. You can eat great food AND support our local farmers! The Fresh Farmacy program requires 25 or more participants for each location (COB McIntire, Agnor-Hurt Elementary School, Monticello Fire Rescue, ACPD Crozet Satellite Office).
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.
Interested in School Administration? The James Madison University (JMU) Educational Leadership Program is starting a new cohort next Tuesday, September 4, at the Governor’s School in Fishersville! The class runs for 12 weeks on Tuesday nights from 5 to 9 p.m. If you have not registered or applied, come to the first class and see what it is all about. It is not too late to start this semester! Continue reading
Albemarle County Public Schools maintains over 600 policies. Our policies are locally developed through our work with the Virginia School Boards Association and they are tied to Virginia Code. Several are locally developed. Our policies translate our core values of excellence, young people, community, and respect into the backbone of our daily operations and aspirations for students.
You can stay up-to-date on policy revisions, additions and deletions through the ACPS website! View the policy updates for May – August 2018, including a total of 29 revisited policies.
A thought for next week: “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” — Nelson Mandela
Good Friday morning!
I thank you all, and I mean each and every one of you, for a super opening to the school year on Wednesday! Continue reading
Blackboard Learn (Bb Learn) is now set up and ready for the 2018-19 school year. Teachers interested in using Blackboard this school year will need to activate classes using the Blackboard Class Request Form (PDF version or MS Word version). The form contains important information about how to request classes and when to select a master class. You also can view a sample form to assist you as you complete the form for your classes. Continue reading