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Polk Partners with TREX for the Plastic Bag Challenge

The ECO Club is partnering with the TREX company, maker of decking materials made from reclaimed sawdust and plastic film/bags to be a collecting center for film plastics that cannot be recycled in our current single-stream recycling program at school. The items we will be collecting include grocery bags, bread bags, case overwrap, dry cleaning […]

T.C. Williams Students Start Internships at Patent and Trademark Office

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) has partnered with Urban Alliance and T.C. Williams High School to send 15 students to work as interns with them for the rest of the school year. The students, who started their internships in late January, will get paid to work alongside lawyers, engineers, legal assistants and legal […]

Charles Barrett Wins Principals’ Derby Race

Principals went head to head in a friendly race on Friday night when they raced homemade cars against each other to find the fastest. Principals from Charles Barrett Elementary School and George Mason Elementary School pitted their skills to build the best car, which they raced ahead of the scouts’ annual Pinewood Derby.

Kindness for at Least a Week

Lyles-Crouch Traditional Academy joined hundreds of schools across the country for the 2015 Great Kindness Challenge, devoting one week to performing as many acts of kindness as possible. The Lyles-Crouch grade level with the greatest number of total acts of kindness will win a dress down day. The purpose of the challenge is to engage […]

Kennedy Center Changing Education through the Arts (CETA) Events at Two ACPS Schools

Charles Barrett Elementary School Principal Seth Kennard took a team of teachers to the John F. Kennedy Performing Arts Center last week to tell their Council of Metropolitan Arts Supervisors board just how valued their Changing Education Through the Arts (CETA) program has been to the school and how to raise community engagement with the […]

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