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2017 Grant Highlights Video

Thank you for a great year!  View this short video of grants that YOU brought to life in the Arlington Public Schools in 2017.

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Annual Fundraiser Raises Nearly $10,000

Thank you friends and supporters!  Our annual fundraising celebration on November 20th raised $9,440.  All funds raised directly support our work.  At the event, AEF President Amy Speare presented Superintendent  Kathleen Bodie, Director of Social Emotional Health Sara Burd and … Continue reading

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Fall Fundraiser Set for Nov. 20th

Join us at our annual fundraiser that celebrates all that we have accomplished together for the Arlington Public Schools.  This year, we welcome Arlington’s newest leaders as our special guests: Roderick MacNeal Jr., Assistant Superintendent Sara Burd, Director of Guidance … Continue reading

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AEF Invests $200,000 in Behavioral Health

The AEF Board has committed to awarding $200,000 over the next three years to support the district’s ‘Safe & Supportive Schools‘ initiative to create a comprehensive behavioral health program.  A $100,485 grant in the first year will fund: Youth Mental … Continue reading

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AHS Unity Project Represents Diversity

The Unity Project was created to raise consciousness about the labels we give ourselves and others and explore how those labels both support and limit building interconnected communities.  AHS students created a larger-than-life temporary structure on the front lawn of the … Continue reading

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2017 STARS Teachers of the Year Announced

Introducing the 2017 Teachers of the Year! These two women have been recognized by AEF donors as top notch. Congratulations Ms. Raad and Ms. Sancinito!  Read more…    

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Programmable Wearable Computers

Ottoson 6th graders program CodeBugs – programmable wearable computers – in Digital Media & Literacy class.  Learn more…

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Ottoson Science Fair Club Prospers

Three Ottoson Science Fair Club students will head to state competition on June 3rd. It’s amazing to see how this 2014 Innovations grant has prospered!  Read more…  

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Spring Innovations Grants Awarded

The spring AEF Innovations in Education grants have been awarded!  Congratulations to the eight grant recipients who will enhance our schools through music (ukuleles!), public art, cutting-edge technology, mindfulness and LGBTQ+ programs.

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Thank Teachers through the STARS Program

Say ‘Thank you for a great year!’ by giving your child’s teacher a STARS teacher appreciation certificate.  With a $20 donation to the AEF STARS program, we’ll send your teacher a STARS Certificate. Ottoson and High School Families – the … Continue reading

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