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

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

Summer 2024 Professional Development Opportunities

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The Office of Professional Development is excited to announce a variety of professional learning opportunities for staff this June, July and August! Offerings include required professional development as well as choice-based professional learning opportunities. Course details are now available through our Professional Development: Summer 2024 Opportunities Courses web page! Please visit the page often, as we will continue adding new opportunities and updating course details as they are finalized. Continue reading

Canva for Education

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The Department of Technology is happy to share that we’ve recently launched Canva for Education across the division! All staff, teachers and students now have access to the all-in-one visual communication platform, 100% free! Whatever you want to create—presentations, posters, videos, digital whiteboarding, newsletters, a teacher portal, or websites to connect with parents—you can do it all in Canva. Continue reading

Mary Baldwin University Wants to Help You Work Toward Teacher Licensure

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Mary Baldwin University’s School of Education is here to support you as you strive to begin or complete your journey toward teacher licensure or to add on an additional endorsement or degree. Our Teacher Education Program goes beyond preparing superior teachers. We identify the greatest needs in today’s classrooms and fill the gaps, so well that 77% of our graduates teach in areas with the most critical shortages in Virginia. Continue reading

Give Your Input to the Employee Voice and Action Committee!

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The Employee Voice and Action Committee (EVAAC) invites employees in all roles across the division to complete a brief survey to help identify issues on which the committee should focus for the remainder of the school year. Your feedback will help the committee prioritize topics to discuss, make recommendations, and work toward improving working conditions for all employees.

The survey will be open until 5 p.m. on Thursday, February 29. Continue reading

We Notice 2024: Nominate a Colleague by Feb. 20!

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Our annual We Notice recognition program is accepting nominations through Tuesday, February 20! 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, parents/guardians, and community members through Tuesday, February 20:

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Want to Become a Teacher? Join Us on Dec. 14!

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Piedmont Virginia Community College (PVCC) and James Madison University (JMU) are hosting a virtual information session at 4:30 p.m. this Thursday, December 14, for ACPS employees who are interested in becoming teachers!

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School Board Grants Additional Thanksgiving Holiday Leave to All 12-Month Employees

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Following a declaration by the Commonwealth of Virginia, and with appreciation and gratitude for everything you do each day for our students, their families, your colleagues, and our school community, the Albemarle County School Board has approved the superintendent’s request to grant a half-day holiday for all employees scheduled to work on Wednesday, November 22. All ACPS offices and facilities will now close four hours early on November 22. (This day was already scheduled as a non-student day.) Continue reading

Making Connections Reminders: See You on Nov. 6!

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Attention all ACPS employees: We are looking forward to our day of learning together on Monday, November 6! In preparation, please see below for logistical details and session highlights. As a reminder, we are offering Making Connections sessions at two locations and all sessions will be in person. All session details, including room assignments, are available on our Making Connections website! Continue reading