Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Iesha Kenney, a 15-year-old at Minnie Howard, earned victory in international boxing tournament in Finland on May 4.
Minnie Howard student Iesha Kenney was recognized at City Hall Tuesday night for her victory in an international boxing tournament earlier this month in Finland with the USA Junior World Team. Kenney, who is a straight-A student at Minnie Howard and also plays violin in the orchestra, won a unanimous decision over Elizabeth Dillion of England on May 4 in Pirkka, Finland, while representing the United States. “I was in Finland for three days,” the 15-year-old said. “The competition was two days. Prior to that, I was in training camp [in Colorado Spring, Colo.] for a few weeks. ... In the tournament, I was in one bout and won 5-0.” Kenney, who boxes in the 132-pound weight class, got involved at the boxing program at Charles Houston …
Thursday, January 3, 2013
Several new Alexandria City Public Schools board members were sworn-in Wednesday evening, along with two re-elected members.
A swearing-in ceremony took place Wednesday evening for incoming school board members Kelly Carmichael Booz, William (Bill) Campbell, Karen Graf, Patricia-Ann (Pat) Hennig, Stephanie Kapsis, Justin Keating and Christopher (Chris) Lewis, along with re-elected members Marc Williams and Ronnie Campbell. Alexandria Circuit Court Judge Nolan Dawkins officiated the event at the Minnie Howard campus of T.C. Williams High School. Mayor Bill Euille congratulated the new board members, saying there are challenges ahead. (See attached video.) The ceremony was followed by a Alexandria City School Board meeting. At that meeting, Karen Graf of District A was elected School Board chairwoman and Justin Keating of District B was elected vice chair.
Monday, December 3, 2012
T.C. Williams High School Principal Suzanne Maxey's proposal to eliminate student rankings is moving forward.
The proposal to eliminate class rankings offered by T.C. Williams High School Principal Suzanne Maxey is moving forward. A public discussion on the issue will take place at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Minnie Howard auditorium, 3801 Braddock Rd.. The community discussion will center on eliminating class rankings within Alexandria City Public Schools beginning with the current 9th grade class. Maxey told the School Board in September student rankings don’t accurately measure student potential and don’t consider some things that students cannot control, such as what their peers are doing. Fairfax and Montgomery counties don’t rank students while Loudoun and Prince Williams counties do. Some Arlington high schools rank and some don’t.
Monday, December 19, 2011
Officials from the public school system fielded questions from irate adult education students and teachers at a Saturday morning meeting.
Officials from the Alexandria Public School system hosted a spirited discussion Saturday morning to allay citizen concerns that they do not plan to dissolve adult learning and related programs, but conceded they mismanaged the communications process. “Why are you making changes for adult education when you do not possess experience with adult education,” educator David Miller asked Deputy Superintendent Madye Henson at the Minnie Howard event. He pointed to the table where he sat and said “People at this table have experience with adult education. Why haven’t you included us in the process of change?” The audience clapped. That summed up a lot of the concerns expressed during the meeting—the community was not in large part vehemently …
Friday, July 8, 2011
City offering residents free play time without a permit at three parks
Alexandria is offering free community open play days throughout the summer at three of the city's synthetic turf fields. Beginning Saturday, July 9, residents are encouraged to visit the fields to play soccer, Frisbee, lacrosse, touch football and do some all around exercise without the usual city permit. Participants must provide their own equipment and wear tennis or turf shoes. No pets, smoking, alcohol or music are allowed on the fields and children must have a chaperone. Additionally, pick-up games will have enforced time limits. Staff monitored activities are available at: The city generally requires use of its athletic fields by permit only and are available on a first come, first serve basis. Alexandria's City Council approves …