The Francis C. Hammond Middle School Campus Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) Program is collecting donations for an AVID Silent Auction fundraiser to be held online from March 12-23. The deadline for contributing auction items is Feb. 24. The silent auction will consist of items, gift baskets, gifts, gift certificates, hotel stays and/or other goods or services that can be auctioned off to the highest bidder. All funds received from this online auction will be used to support AVID students and the AVID program. For additional information, please call AVID Teacher Hazel Petty at 703-461-4100.
The Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) program is beginning the recruitment process to include new potential AVID students in grades six through nine. January through March, parent information sessions and student recruitment happenings will take place to better inform those interested. Potential students are required to complete the application packet. If chosen, students will participate in interviews with the AVID Site Team. Acceptance letters will be sent late in March. Students who qualify must meet one or more of the following criteria:
Parents and community members are invited to attend the William Ramsay Winter Concert on Thursday, Jan. 12. Three performances will take place at 9 a.m., 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. in the school auditorium. Parking for the day session is limited. The school is located at 5700 Sanger Avenue, Alexandria.
The following Alexandria City Public Schools (ACPS) students placed first in the city level of the PTA Reflections Program and will move on to compete at the Northern Virginia District level. The district competition includes schools from ACPS, Fairfax and Arlington counties and the City of Falls Church. The Reflections program provides opportunities for students to receive recognition for their artistic efforts and expressions based on an annual theme. The 2011-12 theme is "Diversity means ..." View a complete list of city winners (PDF).