Volume 2, Issue 1 | September 2022

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Welcome Back!

On Wednesday, our students returned to school for the 2022-23 school year and we are so excited to see them back! Each year, I make it a point to visit as many of our facilities as I can during the first few days of school, and this year, I was encouraged and inspired by the excitement I saw filling our hallways and classrooms.

It's always great to see the culmination of all of the prep work our staff does in August to be ready to welcome students back to our schools. This year, our administrators gathered during our Leadership Retreat to lay the groundwork to support high-quality teaching to help our students thrive academically, physically and emotionally in our schools.

Also in August, we welcomed 163 new teachers to ACPS during our annual New Teacher Academy. During this week of professional development and orientation, our new teachers learn the ropes of our division and learn strategies that they can use in the classroom.

And last, but not least, all ACPS employees gathered in the Ting Pavilion for a convocation to kick off the new school year. Our staff heard from several speakers, including Albemarle County officials, fellow ACPS teachers, and Kevin Sauer, UVA Women's Rowing head coach.

I think the message to our employees from our convocation also applies to all members of our community: "We make a difference every day." Whether it's for a friend, a family member, or someone else in our community, we all make a difference in someone's life every day. Let's strive to always make a positive impact.

Wishing you a great school year to come,

Dr. Matthew S. Haas, Superintendent

In Case You Missed It

A lot has happened this month! Here's what we think is important to know:

This Month's Video Highlight

Students Return for the First Day of School!

Upcoming Events

Did you know?

Albemarle High School has broken two new records this year! For the first time since its opening in the 1950s, AHS is a minority-majority school and has an enrollment of more than 2,000 students.