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December 2016

One of the biggest issues confronting the Arlington County School System is overcrowding - especially in the Middle and High Schools.

To help us better understand this issue, we hosted Reid Goldstein, School Board Representative at our December Association meeting. We've provided here, for your information, a copy of the presentation that he delivered during our meeting.

Presentation by Reid Goldstein, School Board Member, Dec 2016

Schools Serving Our Neighborhood

The public schools serving our community are:
Discovery Elementary School
Williamsburg Middle School
Yorktown High School

About Discovery Elementary School

Discovery Elementary School is a community for students, of students, and by students. It is the people, not the building: Our children, our professional educators and support providers, our families, and our network of colleagues and partners work together to ensure that every individual child’s needs are met and that all children fulfill their potential and achieve what they choose.

We are deeply committed to age-appropriate, research-based child development practices, and to the principles and best practices of standards-based instruction and assessment in a healthy, environmentally-conscious public school setting.

We were founded in 2015 and neighbor Williamsburg Middle School, serving northern Arlington County, Virginia.

At Discovery Elementary School, children are challenged and encouraged to reach their highest potential through researched-based instructional practices. A rigorous academic curriculum is complimented by a focus on social and emotional wellness. Discovery Elementary School’s uniqueness evolves as committed staff, families, and members of the community model collaboration, communication, creativity and critical thinking.
[This information is taken from Arlington County's Public School Website at:]

About Williamsburg Middle School

Williamsburg Middle School is the middle school serving the residents of the Old Dominion neighborhood. Learn more about the Williamsburg and the middle school community.

Among the issues under discussion at Williamsburg recently, is the change from 7 period scheduling to Block scheduling. On November 11, 2016, Williamsburg hosted a community forum to discuss the benefits and disadvantages of Block Scheduling vs the current "7 period" bell schedule.

You may learn more about Block Scheduling at Arlington County's website.

About Yorktown High School

The Mission Statement for Yorktown High School says:
We believe that we are a community of learners engaged in the process of systematically building connections to knowledge, to each other and to the world.We believe in working together to validate knowledge and give meaning to community, citizenship, career, leadership, integrity and civility beyond success in school.

We Believe Students Will:

  • Develop appropriate knowledge and skills to live as productive citizens in a changing world
  • Become intellectual risk-takers who strive to reach their highest potential;
  • Use technology to acquire information, communicate with others and demonstrate learning;
  • Understand their changing roles in society by working effectively and cooperatively with peers, staff, parents and the community;
  • Seek to deliberately promote and support the worth and dignity of themselves and others;
  • Be flexible problem-solvers who seek understanding so they can apply a variety of skills to an array of situations;
  • Be active and lifelong learners who reflect on the experiences and make necessary adjustments;
  • Demonstrate moral and ethical habits in their lives