Tuesday, February 12, 2013
American School Bus Council hosts annual event in Arlington.
A flock of youngsters dressed in yellow waited eagerly in the Tuckahoe Elementary School lobby Tuesday morning for a few special guests. "I can't wait to meet the bus drivers," said fifth-grader Megan Jones as she waited. She added that she's ridden the bus "even since preschool." A few buses, their drivers and U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood soon arrived at the school to have their picture taken before a short assembly — the American School Bus Council's Love the Bus Main Event. The morning was essentially a celebration of the big yellow buses that take children to and from school — and the men and women who drive them. Arlington Public Schools Superintendent Pat Murphy said it was important to reinforce the relationship between …
Sunday, January 27, 2013
Elementary school program starts next school year.
A $25,000 state grant will fund a bilingual program at Carlin Springs Elementary School designed to teach healthy eating habits to children and their families. The Healthy Meals for Healthy Families program includes weekly classes for at-risk students in the third, fourth and fifth grades at Carlin Springs. "…We are excited about winning this grant, which will fund a program at Carlin Springs Elementary that will not only educate our children and families — but ultimately change behaviors to promote life-long healthy eating and healthy living," Arlington County Board Chairman Walter Tejada said in a statement. Nearly one in three children are overweight or obese in America, a rate that has tripled over the past three decades, Tejada …
Saturday, July 7, 2012
Board renews superintendent's contract through 2016.
Saturday, July 7, 2012
The Arlington County School Board elected a new chairwoman and renewed Superintendent Patrick Murphy's contract through 2016 at an organizational meeting this week. Emma Violand-Sanchez was named chairwoman Monday following a 4-0 vote that capped several weeks of infighting, according to the Sun Gazette. The division began when past Chairwoman Abby Raphael sought a second consecutive term, which would have gone against tradition and postponed or eliminated the chance of elevating a Latino to a position of leadership — a first for the board. “I regret that this discussion took on ethnic and racial overtones... This has been difficult for all of us,” Violand-Sanchez told the Arlington Mercury. Later, in a prepared statement, she said, "…