Speak Up 2017

Albemarle County Schools (ACS) is participating in Speak Up 2017 from October 16th through January 19th. This survey provides a way for students, parents and educators to share their views on technology and learning with ACS.Your input informs decisions about technology, as well as contributes to the national dialogue about educational technology. Questions or concerns can be directed to the Learning Technology Team at learningtech@k12albemarle.org. Follow these instructions to take the survey:

  1. Visit speakup.tomorrow.org.
  2. Select “Begin Survey.”
  3. Select your group (Parents or Educators).
  4. Search for your school by entering your zip code or by selecting Virginia and selecting your school’s name from the list.
  5. Read the instructions and begin the survey.

Golden Apple Awards

Is there an outstanding teacher you’d like to recognize and nominate for this award? Submission deadline is February 1. One winner will be selected from each school, and is eligible to receive a $1,000 Golden Apple Grant. Grants are awarded to eight candidates: 3 elementary, 2 middle, and 2 high school candidates, and 1 from the schools that are members of the VAIS. The grant award is used for classroom materials or to support the recipient’s continued professional development. Golden Apple Award recipients will be announced in May. Visit the ACPS website for more information;  download the form here.

Fall PTO Update

Wondering what the PTO does with all of the money we raise and volunteers we recruit?  Here’s a brief rundown of things the PTO has accomplished or been involved with so far this year:

  • purchased Volta Inclusive Spinner on playground
  • provided staff breakfasts and snacks on teacher workdays
  • stuffed back to school packets
  • hosted Open House activities, Kindergarten Popsicle Party and the Welcome Back Picnic
  • purchased umbrellas for our drop off/pick up staff
  • gave money to support the Jamestown Field Trip
  • bought classroom supplies for teachers
  • purchased clothing for changes as needed in school
  • helped with International Night
  • organized the Fall Festival
  • planted flowers around the school, and
  • supported after school programs and the Day of Caring.

Staff Spotlight !

Mr.  Barron

Our own Mr. Barron has been a teacher for 21 years.  He brings a love of music to all the kids and families at Agnor-Hurt from playing the piano or ukulele in the hallways to the wonderful music concerts we get to enjoy throughout the year. Here are some things you many not know about Mr. Barron. He enjoys Bonefish Grill and Chipotle and snacking on almonds and pistachios. His favorite color is purple and he loves coffee!  Back in the 80’s, Mr. Barron says he had long hair past his shoulders!

Who will be next to be in spotlight!  Check out the next Gator Gazette to find out!