Interested in applying for a Shannon Grant? Don’t miss your opportunity to apply for up to $5,000 to fund your creative project idea! The Shannon Foundation is offering Albemarle County and Charlottesville City educators and schools two levels of financial support for the 2023-24 school year: Level 1 grants up to $750 will be awarded to classroom teachers, individually or in teams, for projects that support original and innovative student activities. Level 2 grants up to $5,000 may be awarded to schools for creative projects that enhance student learning across age and grade levels. Continue reading
Now Hiring: Executive Assistant, Superintendent’s Office
Albemarle County Public Schools is now accepting applications for a full-time Executive Assistant in the Office of the Superintendent. For more information about the position and to apply, please view the job posting.
ACPS Summer Coding Camp: Now Seeking Facilitators
The Department of Technology is seeking facilitators for this summer’s ACPS Coding Camp (formerly CoderDojo). ACPS Coding Camp is a coding academy that provides Albemarle County Public Schools elementary students with opportunities for creativity, innovation and fun.
ACPS Coding Camp will be the perfect opportunity to get a jump start on learning how to integrate the new Computer Science and Digital Learning Integration Standards of Learning! Facilitators will receive $40/hour for days spent instructing students, and $150 plus 5 recertification points for each professional development day attended (up to a total of 20 points). Continue reading
Employee Engagement Survey Extended Through Friday
To ensure that every employee who wants to share feedback has the opportunity to do so, we’ve extended our 2023 Employee Engagement Survey through this Friday, March 24. Earlier today, Gallup (firstname.lastname@example.org) sent an email to employees who have yet to participate; that email contains a unique survey link to take their Q12 Employee Engagement Survey. Completing the survey, which only takes about 5 minutes, will help us create a more supportive working environment for all ACPS employees. Please help us reach our goal of 100% participation! Continue reading
We Notice 2023: Nominate a Colleague by March 31!
We are excited to announce the start of our annual We Notice recognition program! We Notice provides an opportunity for you to recognize a colleague whose work you would like to celebrate. This recognition can be given to any ACPS employee, such as teachers, teaching assistants, office staff, Building Services team members, cafeteria workers, school nurses, and bus drivers.
Nominations will be accepted from students, employees, and community members through Friday, March 31:
Mark your calendar! Continue reading
2023-24 Journey into Teaching Academy: Apply by April 1
The VDOE Department of Special Education and Student Services is announcing its fifth cohort of the Journey into Teaching Academy. The Academy is a year-long professional development initiative for teachers completing their second year of teaching by the end of the 2022-23 school year and entering their third year of teaching during the 2023-24 school year as provisionally licensed special education teachers. Continue reading
Interpretation & Translation Workshop on April 15
The ACPS International & ESOL Program is offering an Interpretation and Translation Workshop on Saturday, April 15, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., for staff who currently work in this capacity and are interested in learning more about best practices. The workshop will be held in the ESOL Office, located on the 3rd Floor of the Northside Public Library at 705 Rio Road West in Charlottesville. Lunch will be included! Staff who plan to attend should click here to RSVP.
Questions? Contact Ambha Lessard.
Free Six-Week Program for Those Who Want to Quit Tobacco Starts March 22
Wednesdays, March 22 – April 26, 2023 | 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. | Virtual (Zoom)
The Quit Nicotine/Smoking Blue Ridge Program is offering free support for those who want to quit nicotine, smoking or vaping. Participants will learn about and experience strategies for quitting, such as medication options, acupuncture, stress reduction, nutrition, and more. Residents of Charlottesville, Albemarle, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa and Nelson are welcome to join. Support sessions will be held every Wednesday, March 22 – April 26, via Zoom. To join, email the group facilitator, Scott Mein, at email@example.com or call 862-432-0490.
Microsoft Store for Education Closing on March 31
Effective March 31, 2023, Microsoft is eliminating their “Microsoft Store for Education.” The Department of Technology realizes that our school division accesses various applications and tools from there, such as Minecraft. ACPS will make those resources available in Software Center as soon as it is possible to do so. Continue reading
Reminder: 2023 Employee Engagement Survey Closes on Friday!
Only a few days remain before our 2023 Employee Engagement Survey closes. We are asking all non-temporary employees to participate in the survey by this Friday, March 17. Completing the survey only takes about 5 minutes or less, and your feedback will help ACPS create a more supportive working environment for all employees. Please help us reach our goal of 100% participation in this survey!
How do I find the survey? Check your ACPS email for a survey invitation from Gallup (firstname.lastname@example.org). The email message will contain a unique link to participate in Gallup’s Q12 Employee Engagement Survey. Continue reading