Back to School Bash on Aug. 10 – Volunteers Needed!

Each year, Albemarle County Public Schools and Charlottesville City Schools join forces with several community organizations to offer free school supplies and backpacks to families in need. This year’s Back to School Bash will be held on Saturday, August 10, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Ting Pavilion in Downtown Charlottesville.

In order to make this special event a success for our families, we need volunteers! Continue reading

CATEC’s 50th Anniversary Celebration – Sept. 28

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CATEC will be celebrating its 50th anniversary as an important educational option for the Charlottesville community. Opening its doors in 1973, CATEC has provided real-world educational opportunities to thousands of Charlottesville area youth and adults.

Join us on Saturday, September 28, to celebrate this important milestone as we look forward to our school’s future in the community. Activities will include a ribbon-cutting ceremony to unveil our new name and signage, as well as food, activities for families, tours of the facility, and raffles.

Mary Baldwin School of Education Info Session – June 27

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Are you interested in earning a teaching license/degree or an additional endorsement in areas like Curriculum & Instruction, Reading Specialist Education, Gifted Education, ESL, Authentic Learning and Leadership, or Special Education? Courses are online and asynchronous! Attend Mary Baldwin’s virtual information session to learn more about their teacher education program, reduced tuition, and their deferment plan: Continue reading

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

Public Education Foundation to Honor 2023-24 Teacher Innovation Grantees on Sept. 17

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As part of its 20th anniversary campaign to fund innovation in public schools, the Public Education Foundation of Charlottesville-Albemarle (PEFCA) set out to help fund 35 public schools in Albemarle County and Charlottesville City with at least one program each, and even more if possible. Mark your calendar! PEFCA has announced that Teacher Innovation Grantees for the 2023-24 school year will be recognized at a special reception at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, September 17, in Charlottesville. Stay tuned for a formal invitation and more details later this summer!

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.

Albemarle County Concert Band Performing Free Spring Concert on May 14

Tuesday, May 14, 2024 | 7 p.m. | Albemarle High School

You’re invited to attend a free concert of the Albemarle County Concert Band on Tuesday, May 14, at 7 p.m. Please join us at Albemarle High School for our spring concert!

The Albemarle County Concert Band was founded in 2016 and is comprised primarily of ACPS teachers representing various subject areas. The band rehearses on Tuesday evenings during the school year from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Albemarle High School. For more information about the Albemarle County Concert Band, please contact Jean Flaherty.

Mary Baldwin University Informational Meeting – April 30

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Are you interested in earning a teaching license or an additional endorsement, such as Reading Education, Gifted Education, or Authentic Learning and Leading, or maybe a Special Education add-on? If so, Mary Baldwin University invites you to participate in an informational session on Tuesday, April 30, to hear about their Teacher Education programs. This virtual meeting will take place at 4 p.m. via Zoom. Continue reading

Center I & ACPS Students Present “Creativus” This Saturday

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Saturday, April 27, 2024 | 3 to 7 p.m. | IX Art Park

You’re invited! Come on out to the IX Art Park this Saturday, April 27, for Creativus — a showcase of Center I student work featuring film, music, art, photography, game design, and cybersecurity, plus 18 additional projects from three elementary schools, one middle school, and two high schools! With live music, food trucks, film screenings, video games, and cybersecurity demonstrations, there will be lots of fun to be had! Continue reading