Friday 5 for April 22, 2022

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1. Video: Developing Future Scientists and Engineers in APS

APS students receive hands-on science instruction from professional scientists and engineers through the APS Scientist in the Classroom program. Watch this video featuring scientists of diverse backgrounds who provide our students with hands-on opportunities to explore science using all their senses. The goal is to inspire students of all backgrounds to pursue careers in science and engineering.

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2. Virginia State Science and Engineering Fair Awards Announced

Congratulations to the six APS students who represented the Northern Virginia Region at the Virginia State Science and Engineering Fair, which was hosted virtually by Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA on April 9. To see a list of the winners and their awards, visit our website.

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3. APS Educator Nominated for National History Day Teacher of the Year

Dan Paris, a teacher at H-B Woodlawn Secondary Program, is one of two teachers from Virginia to be nominated for the Patricia Behring Teacher of the Year award in the National History Day (NHD) National Contest. The award is sponsored by Patricia Behring in recognition of the pivotal role teachers play in the lives of students. The national winner will be selected by a committee of experienced teachers and historians and announced in June at the National History Day National Contest Awards Ceremony. Read more on our website.

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4. Seeking Volunteers to Serve on the VLP Task Force

The Virtual Learning Program (VLP) Task Force is being convened to explore virtual learning options and develop a comprehensive instructional model to propose for implementation. Anyone interested in joining the Task Force to help develop a future virtual program is asked to complete the online VLP Task Force application by May 6 at 4 p.m. For additional information on the VLP Task Force and the application, please visit the Virtual Learning Program webpage. 

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5. APS Celebrates Earth Day

Today is Earth Day! Events are taking place throughout the division to mark the day. H-B Woodlawn celebrated by building birdhouses and seeding the school gardens. Wakefield High School completed a social media challenge focused on sustainability in food, transportation, and waste. Wakefield also hosted a campus clean-up and Earth Day poster campaign. At Langston, students analyzed their ecological footprint, researched and created reusable bags in an effort to cut down on using single-use plastic bags. Visit our website to view all the sustainability projects this year, from cleanup days to hydroponics to guest speakers. We encourage families and staff to share what they are doing on Earth Day using #APSGreen.

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