Mark Your Calendar: Paramount Theater Teacher Reception – Aug. 7

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Save the date! The Paramount Theater will host their annual Teacher Reception on Wednesday, August 7, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. This special event will provide an opportunity to meet and greet fellow educators, preview the 2024-25 arts education season, and learn about using The Paramount Theater as a classroom resource. All ACPS employees will be welcome! Stay tuned: Invitation to follow in mid-July! Continue reading

Implementing the 2023 Math Standards of Learning in the 2024-25 School Year

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Elementary Teachers & Secondary Math Teachers: Product teams will work this summer to realign our pacing guides and curriculum frameworks for fully implementing the 2023 Math SOLs. For a quick look at the standards you will be teaching, visit the VDOE’s 2023 Mathematics Standards of Learning page and review the “Understanding the Standards” column of the “2024 Mathematics Standards of Learning” table. We will spend time unpacking new curriculum frameworks and pacing guides during pre-service week. Continue reading

Big Changes Ahead for Illuminate DnA Assessment Platform: Take Action Before June 30

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Attention Illuminate Legacy Item Bank Users! Renaissance Education is making big changes to their Illuminate DnA assessment platform this summer. As part of these changes, we have recently learned that they are ending access to and use of the Legacy Item Bank after June 30, 2024. Please read on to learn what this means and what you need to do. Continue reading

Black Men in Education Convening: One Week Left to Apply!

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ACPS Human Resources is excited to fund three educators (who will join one administrator) to attend the Center for Black Educator Development’s 8th annual Black Men in Education Convening, Thursday-Saturday, November 21-23, in Philadelphia. Registration, travel, meals and lodging will be paid for by ACPS. There’s still time to apply! If you are interested in applying to be one of the three sponsored educators who will accompany one administrator, complete our BMEC Request Form by Sunday, June 2: Continue reading

Signed Contracts for Licensed Staff Due June 10

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Teachers and other licensed positions who were reappointed by the school board on May 23 will receive their contracts in ADP by end-of-day on Monday, May 27. Similar to last year, we will send all licensed contracts through ADP on a rolling basis from May 24-27. These contracts are due to be electronically signed by Monday, June 10. Human Resources (HR) recommends checking your ADP account at the end of each day until your contract hits your account.

To access and sign your contract, please follow these steps: Continue reading

Elementary DPLC Follow-up & HMH Professional Learning Opportunities

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Elementary Teachers: Thank you for attending our April 29 DPLC day. Our HMH Into Reading representatives aimed to familiarize you with the various components of HMH Into Reading and where to find them online, and how to access Teacher’s Corner, the professional learning piece of HMH Ed. We recognize that some sessions were more successful than others at achieving these goals, and we know that there is still a need for additional training so you can go into the summer with a clear understanding of how to plan for instruction. Continue reading

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Announces Free Admission to Samurai Armor Exhibition for Teachers

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The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) in Richmond is offering preschool and K-12 teachers (public and private schools) and Commonwealth of Virginia employees free admission to the new exhibition, Samurai Armor from the Collection of Ann & Gabriel Barbier-Mueller. The exhibition is available at VMFA through August 4, 2024. Commonwealth employees and educators should call 804-340-1405 to make their reservations and show their employee IDs or badges at the Visitor Services Desk in the museum when picking up their tickets. One free ticket is available per badge.

Read the full press release from VMFA for details.

“Aspiring Leaders” PD Sessions – June 12

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Teachers: Are you looking to develop your leadership skills? The Aspiring Leaders sessions, presented by UVA, will equip aspiring leaders with the knowledge, skills and dispositions to foster an inclusive, collaborative and reflective school culture, driving continuous improvement and positive educational outcomes. Register in the PLMS to join us at Lakeside Middle School on June 12! Continue reading

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week from the Albemarle Foundation for Education!

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Next week, May 6-10, is Teacher Appreciation Week! In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, the Albemarle Foundation for Education (AFE) has partnered with local businesses to provide discounts and special offers for our extraordinary educators and school staff! Please visit AFE’s Teacher Appreciation Week web page to learn more about available special offers! While some discounts are good next week only, others are available year-round.