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Celebrate Black History Month!

Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing the role of black people in U.S. history. Arlington Public Schools is celebrating Black History Month with a series of community events and African-American Read-Ins at our schools. Black History PSA by Interim Superintendent Cintia Johnson: https://www.apsva.us/black-history-month/   […]

Your Voice Matters Survey

https://www.apsva.us/engage/your-voice-matters-survey-2020/ The Your Voice Matters survey provides insight from APS families, students in grades 4-12, staff, and teachers. Topics include safety (school and community climate), health and well-being, voice, and engagement.

Scholarship Opportunities

NOVA SCHOLARSHIPS –  The deadline for filing is February 14, 2020. https://nvcc.academicworks.com/ ARLINGTON COMMUNITY FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS – There are different scholarships with different criteria but only one application is required to be considered for all the available scholarships. https://www.arlcf.org/scholarships/available-scholarships/ Scholarship Opportunities and Research lists 2019-2020. Most scholarships are for graduating seniors and are offered every […]

Congrats to Zakawaan Al Jabir and Santi Montes Galdamez for Winning the MLK, Jr. Literary Contest

https://www.apsva.us/post/2020-dr-martin-luther-king-jr-literary-and-visual-arts-contest-winners-announced/ New Directions senior, Zakawaan Al Jabir, wins first place in the MLK, Jr. Literary Contest. New Directions junior, Santi Montes Galdamez, wins third place in the MLK, Jr. Literary Contest.The staff and students at New Directions are very proud of you both!

2nd Quarter Honor Roll

  Congratulations to S. Melendez, Z. Al Jabir, J. Ascencio-Hernandez, H. Garcia-Ayala, J. Gonzalez De Paz, H. Montes-Galdamez, and B. Garcia-Amezquita for making honor roll!!  

New Directions’ Vision and Mission!

Vision: Creating productive citizens one child at a time. Mission: In collaboration with community resources, we will provide support for responsible decision making and on-time graduation.  

Substance Abuse Resources

Below are resources for substance abuse: Videos: https://www.apsva.us/student-services/substance-abuse-counselors/substance-abuse-resources/ Webpage: https://www.apsva.us/student-services/substance-abuse-counselors/  

Suicide Prevention Awareness

CLICK LINK FOR RESOURCES: In Crisis-Need Help Now? If you are having thoughts of suicide or self-harm during school hours, notify your counselor, teacher, administrator. If you are having suicidal or self-harm ideation outside of school hours, speak with a family member or trusted adult to communicate how you feel. Use the resources listed below. If […]