Suzanne Evans, resource teacher for the gifted at Yorktown, has received the Northern Virginia Council for Gifted/Talented Education 2005 Teacher of the Gifted Award. Evans was also selected as the Arlington Public Schools 2005 Outstanding Teacher of the Gifted. Evans will be recognized for her exemplary work with gifted students at the Northern Virginia Council for Gifted/Talented Educators conference on April 9 at Marshall High School in Falls Church.
Gunston Middle School seventh-grade American Studies teacher Patricia A. Tuttle-Newby has been named the 2005 Arlington Public Schools Teacher of the Year.
"Her colleagues admire her for her professionalism, dedication and perseverance, and her student’s appreciate her ability to bring learning to life in the classroom,” said Superintendent Dr. Robert G. Smith.
In addition to her daily responsibilities as a teacher, Tuttle-Newby serves as Gunston’s Seventh Grade Team Leader and has served as the Social Studies Lead Teacher. She is also well respected amongst her co-workers for her role as a curriculum developer, having collaborated with collegues to create a five-week, interdisciplinary immigration unit and a two-week, interdisciplinary “Decades” unit culminating in a grade-level wide “Decades Day.”
Tuttle-Newby is also highly involved in the Arlington community outside of her classroom.
The 20 Arlington Public Schools “Teacher of the Year” nominees, who will be honored at the April 28 School Board meeting include: Patricia A. Tuttle-Newby of Gunston Middle School (2005 “Teacher of the Year”), Christopher Alvarez of Washington-Lee High School, Marjorie M. Dwyer of Randolph Elementary School, Terry M. Dwyer of Arlington Traditional School, Bonnie Kay Fowler of Stratford Program, Maryrose Gill of Jamestown Elementary School, Katie E. Hand-Brewington of Patrick Henry Elementary School, Tobie Hendricks of Williamsburg Elementary School, Maria-Isabel Arce Hoyt of Key Elementary School, Janice E. Johnson of Taylor Elementary School, Diana Alvarado Jordan of Kenmore Middle School, David P. Koppelman of Tuckahoe Elementary School, Martha E. Lawson of Drew Model Elementary School, Ruby M. Ismail Lavalle of McKinley Elementary School, Christian D. Martin of Arlington Science Focus School, Debra S. Neuhaus-Palmer of Swanson Middle School, Sheila Tabag Napala of Arlington Career Center, Bobbie A. Pugh of Nottingham Elementary School, Barbara J. Ratchford of Yorktown High School and Thomas R. Weber of Thomas Jefferson Middle School.
Tuttle-Newby will serve as the school system's nominee for 2005 Virginia Teacher of the Year and is one of 20 metropolitan D.C. area "Teachers of the Year" that will be honored on April 12 at The Washington Post as part of the annual Agnes Meyer Outstanding Teacher Awards sponsored by The Post Company’s Educational Foundation. Each Teacher of the Year winner receives a crystal apple and $3,000 honorarium.
2005 Elementary School Art Exhibit at the Education Center, First Floor Gallery, 1426 N. Quincy St. Ashlawn, Carlin Springs, Glebe, Jamestown, Hoffman-Boston, Randolph and Taylor. The exhibition is open through April 19, daily 7:45 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Call 703-228-6170.
"Under the Sea," the McKinley Elementary School Fun Fair, features games, prizes, pony rides, moon bounces, a climbing wall, face painting, a silent auction, a cafe, a bake sale and more. All games, activities and food require tickets, which will be available in advance for three for $1 or at the door for two for $1. Saturday, April 2, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The school is located at 1030 N. McKinley Road. Call Lisa Harkins at 703-241-2353.
Arlington Traditional School holds its annual Spring Fair on Saturday, April 9, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at the school, 855 N. Edison St. Festivities include face painting, an obstacle course, a multitude of games, a bake sale and cash raffle. The entire community is invited to attend. Contact the chairman, Kathi Driggs, at 703-299-4284.
Ten-Star All-Star Basketball Camp. Final Applications are now being evaluated. The Camp is by invitation only. Boys and girls ages 10-19 are eligible to apply. Players from 50 states and 17 foreign countries attended the 2004 camp. College basketball scholarships are possible for players selected to the All-American Team. The nearest camp location is in Blacksburg, Va. For a free brochure call 704-373-0873.
Parents, students, and community members are invited to attend Barrett Elementary School’s sixth annual Arts and Writing Fair on April 14 from 6:30-8 p.m. at the school, 4401 North Henderson Road. Admission is free. The evening features a concert by the Barrett Chorus, Band and Orchestra and more than 300 examples of student artwork and composition that will be on display in hallways throughout the school, as well as a video of Barrett’s fall 2004 musical, "Follow the Drinking Gourd."
Potomac Crescent Preschool and Kindergarten Open House. Learn about Waldorf preschool education. Saturday, April 16 from 10-11 a.m. 923 S. 23rd St. Call the school at 703-624-1309 or visit www.novawaldorf.org.
The Society of Recovering Sorority Girls (RSG), through its founders, Kristina “Morgan” Rose and Deandra “Brooksie” Brooks, announce the start of Arlington's “Project Cinderella” for the 2005 prom season. “Project Cinderella” is a formal dress donation drive that will provide high school girls in need with a dress to wear to their prom. Dresses will be collected through mid-May. The organization requests that donated dresses be in good condition and dry-cleaned. Gently used prom dresses, bridesmaid dresses and formal wear are all acceptable donations. All donors will receive income tax receipts from the Arlington County School District. To participate, contact Morgan and Brooksie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Arlington County Sheriff’s Office is now accepting applications to the Virginia Sheriff’s Scholarship Program. The scholarship is open to Arlington resident students planning to attend or currently attending a Virginia college or university and majoring in the criminal justice field. Application forms can be found at www.virginiasheriffs.org/vsi/scholarship/index.htm. For more information call Major Karen Albert, Director of Administration, at 703-228-4461. The applications must be submitted to the Arlington County Sheriff’s Office by April 1.