Friday, January 11, 2013
Students in the Leadership Class have put together Titans Care spirit towels, made possible by a donation from The Motley Fool, and on sale at this weekend's basketball games.
Fans at the T.C. Williams basketball games this weekend will be waving spirit towels as part of a fundraiser for Sandy Hook Elementary School. The Titans Care towels are being sold Friday and Saturday night at the T.C. Williams home games for $5. It’s part of a fundraiser for the Connecticut school’s memorial scholarship fund hosted by the University of Connecticut. The fund was created to help give the gift of higher education to siblings of the children killed at the school last month and to the children of the staff members who were killed. Community partner The Motley Fool paid $1,600 for the 2,000 towels. T.C. Williams graphic teacher Bobby Trout had his students print them in class, according to T.C. Williams teacher and project …
Thursday, December 13, 2012
T.C. Williams hosts Saturday competition, which attracts cheerleaders from around the Washington metropolitan region.
Enjoy the performances of local and regional cheerleaders this weekend at the annual Holiday Invitational Cheerleading Invitational. The event takes place on Saturday at T.C. Williams High School and features Alexandria teams from Charles Barrett, Cora Kelly and Mount Vernon elementaries as well as Nannie J. Lee and Charles Houston recreation centers. Tickets, which range in price from $2 to $10, may be purchased in advance at Charles Houston, Cora Kelly and William Ramsay recreation centers and at the Lee Center/Recreation Services division office.
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.
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Digital gaming event is designed to engage students while teaching them new skills sets.
Old Town Alexandria-based federal contracting firm Carney is hosting its sixth annual JAMtech at T.C. Williams High School Saturday in an effort to introduce students to technologies used in developing digital games and applications. JAMtech participants are eligible to apply for Carney’s internship program, which runs throughout the school and during the summer Carney programmers and digital artists will share their skill sets with more than 50 students from 17 high schools in the metro area. At the end of the day, which runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., students will showcase online games they built during the event to parents, teachers, students and others. “As these students look to their future, we want them to know they don’t have to leave…
Saturday, November 10, 2012
The third annual event features more than 45 vendors.
T.C. Williams High School is hosting a craft fair at its main campus on Nov. 17. More than 45 vendors will display their wares from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Several T.C. groups are also participating. Academy of Finance is selling lunch, Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) will sell knit items, Fashion Club will sell baked goods and the Leadership Class will sell T.C. gear. The school's jazz band will perform holiday music beginning at noon. A portion of the vendors' fees will go to Joining Hearts and Hands, an organization that builds schools and promotes economic and social improvements in Kenya and Tanzania.
Monday, October 22, 2012
T.C. Williams earns second straight win.
The T.C. Williams High School football team topped Annandale 52-7 on Saturday for a big homecoming win at Parker-Gray Stadium, according to The Washington Post. Tailback Dealo Robertson led the Titans’ ground attack with 175 yards on 22 carries and two touchdowns. Quarterback Alec Grosser completed 15 of 22 passes for 214 yards and three touchdowns. Grosser also scored a rushing touchdown in the second quarter. Receiver Julius Cooper caught five passes for 106 yards, including scoring receptions of 21 and 25 yards. The Titans’ defense also scored twice—Rashawn Jackson returned an interception 60 yards for a score and Timothy Garvin returned a fumble 20 yards for a touchdown. The win, the second straight for the Titans, moved the …
Monday, October 8, 2012
T.C. Williams falls to Woodson on the road.
The T.C. Williams football team fell to W.T. Woodson 28-21 on Saturday in Fairfax, according to The Washington Post. The loss was the fifth consecutive defeat for the Titans, who fell to 0-3 in the Patriot District and 1-5 overall. Dealo Robertson led the Titans with 164 yards on 24 carries and a touchdown. Quarterback Alec Grosser completed 21 of 36 passes for 147 yards and two touchdowns in the loss. Napolean Augustine rushed for 148 yards and two touchdowns on 23 carries to lead the Cavaliers (1-5, 1-4 Patriot District) to their first win of the season. The Titans return to action on Saturday when they play host to West Springfield (5-1, 3-0 PD) at Parker-Gray Stadium. Kickoff is at 1 p.m.
Monday, October 1, 2012
Principal Suzanne Maxey put forward the idea and says more input is needed.
T.C. Williams High School is considering abolishing student rankings, citing data that it can foster “unhealthy competition” among students. Principal Suzanne Maxey told the school board last month that student rankings don’t accurately measure student potential and takes things into account that students cannot control - such as what their peers are doing. “We believe having seen it, it fosters unhealthy competition among kids,” Maxey said, noting that rankings between students can fall to 100th of a point. “The only two people who win are the [valedictorian] and [salutorian] while others have made tremendous strides,” she said, adding that it's important to encourage excellence and think about more than just the top one and two. …
Saturday, September 15, 2012
T.C. Williams football suffers second consecutive loss.
The T.C. Williams High School football team fell on the road to Robinson 40-21 on Friday night, according to The Washington Post. Tailback Joe Wilson scored six touchdowns for the Rams (1-2). Titans quarterback Alec Grosser threw three touchdown passes to receiver Landon Moss, connecting on tosses of 35, 16 and 5 yards, according to Twitter reports. The game was the home opener for Robinson and the first game played on the school's new synthetic turf field, according to Burke Patch. The Titans (1-2) return to action on Sept. 22 when they host South County at Parker-Gray Stadium. Kickoff is at 1 p.m.
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Public radio co-hosts take their program to Alexandria high school to discuss education, poverty and other issues.
T.C. Williams High School hosted "The Poverty Tour" with Tavis Smiley and Cornel West on Thursday morning, with some students participating in the production of broadcasting the program. Smiley is host of public television late night talk show Tavis Smiley, and West is an author of 19 books who made his film debut in The Matrix. Smiley and West have been going on a road trip across the country in an effort to “highlight the plight of the poor people of all races, colors, and creeds so they will not be forgotten, ignored, or rendered invisible during this difficult and dangerous time of economic deprivation and political cowardice," reads the mission of the show. The duo took its tour to Alexandria City Public Schools, which has the highest…