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Great News About ACPS

Check out the latest media coverage of ACPS by following the links below.

T.C. Track Star Wins at U.S. Youth Olympic Trials. Read more at AlexandriaNews.org.

New superintendent outlines plans for Alexandria schools. Read more in the The Washington Post.

First lady to students: Apply for federal aid. Read more in the The Washington Post.

One Hundred Virginia School Boards Pass Resolutions Supporting Lawsuit. Read the VSBA press release.

Charles Barrett Teacher Receives 2012 Presidential Award For Excellence In Mathematics and Science Teaching. Read more on the Alexandria News website..

Return of the Titans. Watch the video on the Sports Illustrated website.

Bidding farewell to a great teacher who beat dumb ideas. Read more in The Washington Post.

Alexandria poised to appoint interim schools chief. Read more in The Washington Post.

Dr. Walsh First Day of School Interview on WTTG FOX 5. Watch the video at myFOXdc.com.

Summer Vacation Over for Three Northern Va. Schools. Learn more at NBC Washington.

Alexandria Teen Named "Player of the Year". Learn more at NBC Washington.

Virtual school in shopping mall helps Alexandria students graduate. Read more in The Washington Post.

Jefferson-Houston in Alexandria to get a fresh start with a new building. Read more in The Washington Post.

Mark Wahlberg to Alexandria students: Stay in school. Read more in The Washington Post.

Students get 2nd chances to learn, graduate through online programs. Read more in the Deseret News.

T.C. Williams pitcher Alec Grosser goes from unknown to MLB draft prospect. Read more in the The Washington Post.

Good Morning from Lyles-Crouch First Graders. Watch the video on the MSNBC website.

School Safety: ACPS Makes Changes After Newtown. Read more in the West End Alexandria Patch.

'More Than Sad': Suicide Prevention Comes to T.C. Williams. Read more in the Delray Patch.

GW Student Plans to Go the Extra Mile for Somalian Children. Read more in the Old Town Alexandria Patch.

The Washington Redskins hired T.C. Williams High School graduate Keith Burns as a special teams coach. Read more about Burns in The Washington Post.

Animal Crusaders helping homeless animals. To learn more, visit the ABC7 website.

Alexandria City Public Schools consider ending class rankings. To learn more visit the ABC7/NewsChannel 8 website.

T.C. Williams Wide Receiver Tiffany Person Earns PT. Watch the video on the NBC4 website.

Matthew Maury Elementary goes pink to honor principal. Watch the video on the WJLA website.

NBC4 reports on the new T.C. Satellite Campus. Watch the video on the NBC Washington website.

T.C. Satellite Campus Holds Grand Opening at Landmark Mall. Read more on the Old Town Alexandria Patch website.

Cornel West and Tavis Smiley's Poverty Tour 2.0 visits T.C. Williams High School. Watch the video on The Nation blog.

T.C. Williams alum Terrence Jennings captures a bronze medal in taekwondo in dying seconds of his match. Read more on The Patch website at http://delray.patch.com/.

Mount Vernon's new principal is no stranger to achievement challenges. Read more in The Washington Post at http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/.

T.C. Williams graduate Terrence Jennings will compete in taekwondo in the Olympics! Read more about the 25-year-old athlete in The Washington Post at http://ow.ly/cytYA and in the Old Town Alexandria Patch at http://ow.ly/cyu9E. Jennings' preliminary round of competition is scheduled for Aug. 8.

ACPS Summer School Students to Receive Free Meals. Read more on The Patch website at http://oldtownalexandria.patch.com/articles/acps-summer-school-students-to-receive-free-meals.

T.C. Williams High School moves up 11 places in the Challenge Index. Read more on The Washington Post's website at http://apps.washingtonpost.com/local/highschoolchallenge/schools/2012/list/local/.

In this week's "Alexandria Gazette Packet," online at http://www.alexandriagazette.com/documents/2012/may/16/alexandria-gazette-packet-may-16-2012/: photos of a yard sale at Minnie Howard on page 1, an article about the George Washington Middle School Orchestra's performance at Kennedy Center on page 3 and photos of Keller Williams Realty's spring clean-up at Jefferson-Houston School on page 9.

In this week's "Alexandria Times," online at http://alextimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/05_17_2012-LowRes.pdf: information about the volunteer spring clean-up at Jefferson-Houston School on page 3 and a profile of T.C. Williams Student of the Month Yazmin Dorado on page 7.

Interim CFO Stacey Johnson is quoted in a recent news release from Tyler Technologies about our new Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system. The news release can be viewed on the Reuters website.

In this week's "Alexandria Gazette Packet," online at http://www.alexandriagazette.com, see photos of Spanish exchange student Pablo Rodriguez's wolf art, created from strewn T-shirts, on page 1; photos from the Titan Expo and George Washington High School alumni Lunch Social on pages 6 and 7; and T.C. Williams sports news on pages 29 and 30.

In this week's "Alexandria Times," online at http://alextimes.com, read about T.C. Williams senior Lauren McCracken's "Washington Post" award on page 3.

Congratulations to Samuel W. Tucker School Crossing Guard Sheila Richardson, whose quick thinking saved a coworker's life and earned her a Livesaving Award during the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce's 26th annual Valor Awards. Read the full story at AlexandriaNews.org.

View Channel 7 ABC News coverage of Eileen Powell, Doodle 4 Google Finalist at http://www.wjla.com.

Check out The Washington Post's coverage of ACPS top Google Doodler Eileen Powell at http://www.washingtonpost.com.

T.C. Williams senior T.J. Huggins earned the coveted MVP award at the 39th Annual Capital Classic on April 21 at T.C. Williams High School. Visit the "Alexandria Gazette Packet" at http://www.alexandriagazette.com/photos/2012/apr/25/15495/ to see a photo of the star in action.

T.C. Williams senior Leah Valtin-Erwin, founder of the school's Modern Dance Society, received an Alex Art Award on Tuesday night at City Hall. Read more in the "Del Ray Patch" at http://delray.patch.com/articles/t-c-williams-senior-leah-valtin-erwin-earns-alex-art-award.

AlexandriaNews.org features a rave review of the George Washington Middle School Campus thespians' original production of "Ghost Light" at http://www.alexandrianews.org/2012/04/gwms-thespians-hit-homerun-with-ghostlight/nggallery/page-2/.

View a photo gallery of the city's Earth Day celebration, including the Trashion Fashion Show starring ACPS students, at the "Del Ray Patch," http://delray.patch.com/articles/photo-gallery-alexandria-s-earth-day-celebration.

Read the "Alexandria Times" article at http://alextimes.com/2012/04/alexandria-city-public-schools-boost-safeguards-against-sex-offenders/ to learn how ACPS is boosting safeguards against sex offenders.

T.C. Williams is the eSchool of the Month in "eSchool News," which cites the schools use of technology "to create online and blended-learning environments that provide extra support to students who need it. Two of the school's primary goals are to extend the amount of learning time and ensure that more students graduate - and early results from these programs are encouraging." Read an interview with Mary Fluharty, the school's online learning coordinator, at http://www.eschoolnews.com/2012/04/03/virginia-high-school-uses-technology-to-increase-learning-time-boost-graduation-rates/.

Visit http://www.alexandrianews.org/2012/04/gettysburg-college-remembers-the-titans/ to read AlexandriaNews.org coverage of a special tree planting at Gettysburg College to honor the 1971 Titans.