Participate in Hour of Code This December 5-11!

ACPS Hour of Code Logo

Celebrate Computer Science Week this December 5-11 by participating in Hour of Code! Hour of Code started as a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify “code” to show that anybody can learn the basics, and to broaden participation in the field of computer science. It has since become a worldwide effort to celebrate computer science, starting with one-hour coding activities, but expanding to all sorts of community efforts. The Learning Technology Team encourages all ACPS students to participate in Hour of Code! Continue reading

Public Invited to Visit Rotunda Planetarium on Nov. 25 & 26

Rotunda Planetarium logo

The Rotunda Planetarium at the University of Virginia will be open to the public, free of charge, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, November 25 and 26. The Office of the Vice President and Chief Student Affairs Officer has extended a special invitation to all ACPS staff and their families to come view the night sky Thomas Jefferson envisioned for the Rotunda’s Dome Room and enjoy a hot beverage and holiday treat. Continue reading

It’s Not Too Late to Order Your Thanksgiving Dessert from CATEC Culinary Arts! Update: Now Accepting Orders Through Nov. 18!

2022 CATEC Thanksgiving Dessert Catering Menu: Order by Nov. 18

CATEC Culinary Arts has extended the deadline to order desserts for their Thanksgiving fundraiser to Friday, November 18. We know this is a busy time of year, so let our culinary students take care of one of the items on your Thanksgiving table! We are selling four dessert options this year: chocolate pecan pie, pumpkin pie, Dutch apple pie, and pumpkin bread. Your orders support our culinary arts program, and for that, we are very thankful! Click here to place your order.

Questions? Please contact CATEC Culinary Arts Instructor Josh Davis at 434-973-4461 or

Great American Smokeout & Tobacco Free Tuesdays

Albemarle BeWell

On behalf of BeWell Albemarle, we are sharing the following resources associated with the Great American Smokeout, an opportunity for people who smoke to commit to healthy, smoke-free lives, coming up on Thursday, November 17. To celebrate the Great American Smokeout, community members who quit tobacco and nicotine will share their quit journey on Tuesday, November 15, at 10 a.m. To hear these inspiring stories, please register to join the webinar. Continue reading

Calling All Veterans

Thank You Veterans sign with American stick flag in the background

Tomorrow afternoon, Wednesday, November 2, the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors will begin their 1:00 meeting by honoring all veterans employed by Albemarle County Public Schools and Local Government with a Resolution of Appreciation. All employees who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces are invited to attend.

Also, the County of Albemarle welcomes your attendance at the Veterans Day ceremony to be led by American Legion Post 74 on Friday, November 11, at 11 a.m. Continue reading

Making Connections Website Is Live & Registration Is Open!

Making Connections 2022

On Monday, November 7, we will host our annual Making Connections professional learning conference. Sessions for teachers, school counselors, safety coaches, mental health coaches, and administrators will be held at Monticello High School. Coffee will be available in the cafeteria beginning at 8 a.m. and lunch will be provided. The first session will start at 8:30 a.m., and the final session will end at 3:30 p.m. Sessions for teaching assistants, office associates, and other support staff will be held at Albemarle High School. (This is a change!) Breakfast will be provided in the cafeteria at 8 a.m., and sessions will run from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. (Note: Full-time staff should check with their supervisor regarding plans for the remainder of the day.) Continue reading

Preliminary Logistics for Making Connections on Nov. 7

Making Connections 2022

We’re excited about our annual Making Connections professional learning event coming up on Monday, November 7. As a reminder, this year’s event will provide professional development opportunities for all ACPS educators as well as support staff! We’ll soon be sharing specifics about session offerings and conference logistics, but in the meantime, here are some preliminary details: Continue reading

Special Offer from UVA Athletics: Free Tickets to Home Football Game on Nov. 5

UVA Football PowerV Logo

UVA Athletics has a special offer for ACPS students, faculty, staff and administrators: two free tickets to attend the Virginia Cavaliers vs. North Carolina Tar Heels football game on Saturday, November 5, at Scott Stadium (time TBA)! Complimentary tickets are available two per household on a first come, first served basis for the first 2,000 fans. Click here to claim up to two free tickets. (Additional tickets can be purchased for a fee.)

Interested in Presenting at Making Connections 2022? Submit Your Proposal by Sept. 26!

Making Connections 2022

Mark your calendar! Our annual Making Connections professional learning event will be held Monday, November 7. Programming will consist of sessions facilitated by visiting educators as well as ACPS teachers and administrators. We are especially excited this year to expand our conference to include opportunities for support staff to participate in professional learning! Sessions for instructional staff will be hosted at Monticello High School, while sessions for support staff will be offered at Journey Middle School.

Any instructional or support staff member who is interested in presenting at Making Connections must submit a session proposal by Monday, September 26. Continue reading