Remarks about MLK Day
I’ve started a blog here so that I can reach out directly to our wonderful and diverse community about the things that seem most relevant in our mission as educators at ACPS of establishing a community of learners and learning, through relationships, relevance and rigor, one student at a time. While this mission might seem to be directed primarily to the “traditional” student, I think of myself as a lifelong student and I hope that other members of our community do as well.
In that spirit, I hope that this blog will serve as an opportunity to briefly share tidbits of what I learn as I engage with colleagues, students and the many other remarkable people I encounter in Albemarle County and beyond. And I want to learn from you! If you read something that piques your interest or that provokes questions, contact me. I believe that having these types of exchanges is how great organizations—and people—are made.
Sharing a few finer things for December
Congratulations to the ACPS Education Equity Team for winning the 2020 Mary Peake Award for Excellence in Education!
Dr. Haas gets the feeling, as he visits ACPS buildings, that more of what's going on in schools is the same than is different during COVID.
Read about what specials steps one of our students is taking to honor a fallen soldier on this Veterans Day.
All of our ACPS staff should be proud of their hard work during the first 9 weeks of school.
Baker-Butler Elementary School is named a National Blue Ribbon School.
A role-playing exercise puts students right into the middle of history.
The staff of Albemarle High School takes serving their students to the next level.
I think our students should have an assessment bill of rights as part of the creation of our soon-to-be-developed division-wide grading guidelines.
On being thankful for the wonderful staff of Walton Middle School.
Superintendent Dr. Matt Haas and School Board Vice-Chair Katrina Callsen visit JJMS to check on the school's adjustment to Stage 2.
Superintendent Dr. Matt Haas takes a trip to Monticello High School and learns something new.