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School Calendar Revised

 

From Alexandria City Public Schools:

The Alexandria City School Board has unanimously approved the Superintendent's recommendation to revise the school calendar to include more time for professional learning. The dates listed below will now be a full day of professional learning for teachers and schools will be closed for students on these days:

Airport Holiday Music Performances Scheduled

From MWAA:

The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority is hosting local students and professional groups for our annual holiday concert series at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport and Washington Dulles International Airport.

 

Reagan National Airport

 

Tuesday, December 13, 11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Groveton Elementary School Choir, Alexandria, VA

Terminal C across from Cosi

 

Alexandria Students Receive High Accolades for Arts

From Burgundy Farm Country Day School:

Alexandria and McLean Residents Awarded Full-Tuition University of Phoenix Scholarship

From the University of Phoenix:

University of Phoenix, the largest private University in North America, today announced the six nationwide recipients of its “Forever a Phoenix” scholarship.  Two of the six scholarships were awarded to local residents Timothy Steele of McLean and Traci Robinson-Williams of Alexandria. Steele and Robinson-Williams each hold a bachelor’s degree from University of Phoenix, and will use the scholarship to pursue master’s degrees. 

“It’s always rewarding to see students taking additional steps to advance their educations,” said Erik Greenberg, campus director, University of Phoenix Northern Virginia. “Timothy and Traci are true ambassadors of our values at University of Phoenix, so it’s an honor and a pleasure to award them these scholarships to continue to pursue their educational and career goals with the University.”

Alexandria and McLean Residents Awarded Full-Tuition University of Phoenix Scholarship

From the University of Phoenix:

University of Phoenix, the largest private University in North America, today announced the six nationwide recipients of its “Forever a Phoenix” scholarship.  Two of the six scholarships were awarded to local residents Timothy Steele of McLean and Traci Robinson-Williams of Alexandria. Steele and Robinson-Williams each hold a bachelor’s degree from University of Phoenix, and will use the scholarship to pursue master’s degrees. 

“It’s always rewarding to see students taking additional steps to advance their educations,” said Erik Greenberg, campus director, University of Phoenix Northern Virginia. “Timothy and Traci are true ambassadors of our values at University of Phoenix, so it’s an honor and a pleasure to award them these scholarships to continue to pursue their educational and career goals with the University.”

Titans Open Basketball Season with Parker-Gray Game on Dec. 3

From Alexandria City Public Schools:

The 2011-12 T.C. Williams High School basketball season opens this Saturday, Dec. 3, with the T.C. Williams Titans hosting the Wakefield Warriors for the annual Parker-Gray versus Hoffman-Boston game, celebrating the legacy of the African-American high schools of Alexandria and Arlington. T.C. Williams and Wakefield team members will be sporting their throwback uniforms.

Come out and meet some of the original female and male athletes who competed for these schools and started the original rivalry. Starting at 2 p.m., the freshman and junior varsity boys' and girls' teams will be playing. The girls' varsity game will start at 6, followed by the boys' varsity game at 8.

Admission is only $5 for a day of basketball. Come join in the fun and watch every level of the basketball program. Remember, if you come early, the Northern Region requires you to purchase another ticket to re-enter if you leave.

Mount Vernon Book Fair This Weekend

From Alexandria City Public Schools:

Help support Mount Vernon Community School this Saturday, Dec. 3, during the school's Bookfair at the Potomac Yard Barnes & Noble, 3651 Jefferson Davis Highway, Alexandria. As you are buying your holiday books, toys and gifts, just mention Mount Vernon Community School and a portion of the sale will go to the school's PTA. Gift wrapping will also be available, courtesy of parent volunteers.

The event will include holiday performances by students, story reading by the principal and vice principal and a scavenger hunt. The special events will take place from 10 to 11:30 a.m.

Dec. 3 also is Educator Appreciation Day at the store. Every educator with a Barnes & Noble Educator Card will receive a 25-percent discount on purchases made that day.

For more information, please email Mount Vernon PTA Vice President of Fundraising Shawn Parish at mvcsfundraising@yahoo.com.