Friday 5 for Sept. 9, 2022

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1. VIDEO: Watch Highlights from the First Day of School

We are thrilled to have students back at school! At the start of each school year, APS shares a highlights video from the first day. This year, we interviewed new principals from around the division and showcase the diverse APS community. Watch the video here.

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2. Secondary Students Now Have Access to PAPER Academic Support

APS is now offering free virtual on-demand academic support for all students in Grades 6-12 this school year. Students receive unlimited 24/7 one-on-one support with assignments, writing feedback and studying support for all subjects, delivered by a live tutor through PAPER’s platform.

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3. Student Spotlight!
H-B Woodlawn Senior Learns Mandarin in Taiwan

Olivia Van Hoey earned a scholarship to study Chinese (Mandarin) for six weeks in Taiwan through a National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI‑Y) scholarship. NSLI‑Y is a program of the State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) that promotes the study of several languages. Olivia competed with thousands of applicants from high schools across the country and is among over 400 students to win the scholarship. Congratulations, Olivia!

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4. Nominate an APS All Star Today!

Back for its second year, the APS All Stars program recognizes outstanding employees who go above and beyond their normal scope of work to ensure that all students thrive and excel. Learn more about the program and nominate someone today! We’ll recognize our next group of All Stars on Sept. 30.

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5. Coming Soon: APS Recognizes Hispanic Heritage Month

Each year, we observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, to celebrate the histories, cultures and contributions of Americans whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. APS will again recognize student leaders and share their stories throughout the month.

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