AEF School Improvement Grant Enhances Culture

For the past few years, Principal Ruggere and a school leadership team have guided the Ottoson faculty in designing a roadmap for a shared vision of instruction, student learning and school culture.  As a result, this year Ottoson is introducing Small Learning Communities and an Advisory program.  Read more

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2014 STARS Teachers of the Year

Congratulations to Justin Bourassa (AHS English) and Nanta Hardesty (Ottoson English) on being crowned the 2014 STARS Teachers of the Year!

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AEF Introduces ‘Dawn Grant’

We are thrilled to announce the creation of the Dawn Moses Memorial Innovations Grant.  The inaugural grant has been awarded to the Stratton School grant Studies in Shadow Puppetry: Connecting Science, Social Studies, and the Arts.

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Bike Swap Benefits AEF, June 21-22

quadcyclesLooking to buy/sell a bike?  Come to Quad Cycles’ bike swap June 21-22 and support AEF!  Sellers can choose to donate either all or a portion of their sale to AEF.  Sellers should drop off bikes on June 20.  Details

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Technology Showcase a Huge Success!

AEF and the Arlington Public Schools would like to thank the community for an exhilarating evening of K-12 demonstrations and discussions about technology in our schools.   We have accomplished much together, but there is still much more to do!

More about AEF’s Technology Initiative and the May 5 Technology Showcase
Arlington Advocate and YourArlington articles about the Technology Showcase

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Over $55,000 Awarded to Schools

AEF awarded $55,225 in grants to the Arlington Public Schools in four categories:  Continuing Scholars Awards, Development & Expansion Grants, Innovations in Education Grants and Technology Initiative Grants.

Rebecca Steinitz, AEF’s President remarked, “In addition to our excitement about the Technology Initiative, we are particularly proud of the grants that support the Special Education department, a critical resource in our schools.” Read Press Release

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Grant Profile: Winfred Rembert Artist-in-Residence

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The best kind of education comes from a personal connection where you learn directly from someone’s real life experiences.  It is when someone shares ideas and deep feelings without holding back.  It is when you sit side-by-side a mentor and get personal instruction.

Nearly 200 Arlington High School students were privileged to receive such an education in late March when Winfred Rembert, an African American folk artist and storyteller, spent a week as artist-in-residence at Arlington High School.

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Unique Artist Residency at High School

Winfred Rembert, a gifted and inspiring artist who depicts his childhood experiences growing up in the segregated south on tooled leather, visited Arlington High School the last week of March.  Read how he touched students.

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Grant Profile: Dallin Literary Journal

Dallin Elementary School created Hourglass, a student-run literary journal (funded by an Innovation Grant) that encourages students to view writing as not just a necessary skill but also as a creative outlet that lets their imaginations run free.

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Trivia Bee Raises $7,100

Twenty-three teams competed for the coveted Trivia Bee Crown Sunday March 23, but the sly ‘Foxes in Soxes’ from the Friends of the Fox Library came out on top.  The event raised $7,100 and all proceeds support AEF’s work in the Arlington Public Schools.   Thank you to those who participated!

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