Friday 5 for March 11, 2022

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1. Kenmore Students Win Real Food for Kids Challenge

A talented group of 7th grade students in Kenmore’s Family and Consumer Science program won the 10th Annual Real Food for Kids Culinary Challenge. The students won first place in the lunch category for their Quinoa Crust Quiche and Apple, Arugula, Walnut Salad. The theme of this year’s competition was “Buy Local, Eat Local” and asked students to source 50% or more of their ingredients locally or regionally. A version of the recipe created by Kenmore students may soon be featured on the Silver Diner menu and will be adapted for school lunch menus throughout the DMV area. Congratulations to these young chefs! Details online.

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2. VIDEO: Washington-Liberty Students Using Math to Drive Change

The way students use, think and learn about math is different today than it was a generation ago. Students must think critically, make logical decisions and communicate clearly, and think about new ideas and innovation. In this video, see how secondary mathematics instruction has evolved. The video highlights Timica Shivers’ math class at W-L and how teachers are preparing students to think critically, problem-solve and engage these skills after high school.

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3. Register: Northern VA School Divisions Hosting Inclusive History Panel Discussion

Arlington Public Schools, in coordination with Alexandria City, Falls Church, Loudoun, and Fairfax School Divisions, is participating in a virtual discussion on Inclusive History on Mon, March 28, at 7:30 p.m. An inclusive history benefits all students by providing opportunities to appreciate the complexity of the past, while encouraging them to think critically about possibilities for the future. The first hour is a panel discussion with students and teachers from local school divisions, followed by a 30-minute virtual information session for the APS community, hosted by School Board Chair Dr. Barbara Kanninen and Superintendent Dr. Francisco Durán. Register online to participate in these events.

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4. Your Voice Matters: Survey Opens for Families Monday; Open Now for Students & Staff

The 2022 Your Voice Matters (YVM) survey opens for families on Mon, March 14. Parents either receive an email invitation or instructions through the mail about accessing the survey from any internet-connected device. The survey administration process is managed by Panorama Education, an independent educational survey research company. Learn more on our website.

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5. Arlington School Board Now Accepting Nominations for 2022 APS Honored Citizens

Every year, the School Board recognizes volunteers who have made outstanding contributions to Arlington Public Schools. This honor recognizes individuals who have committed significant time and energy to a broad range of volunteer activities throughout the Arlington school community. Details about this award and nomination information, including nomination forms, can be found online.

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