Wednesday, April 17, 2013
In annual Washington Post Challenge Index that ranks difficulty of high schools locally and nationally, Alexandria's high school is in the top half.
T.C. Williams High School is ranked 74th among 176 Washington-area high schools on an annual "Challenge Index," according to Washington Post education reporter Jay Mathews. Alexandria's public high school ranked higher in Virginia than it did among regional counterparts: T.C. Williams was ranked 44th when compared to 100 other high schools in Virginia. On the national list, T.C. Williams was ranked 634 out of 1,925 ranked high schools. To see the full list, click here. Since 1998, Mathews has ranked Washington-area public high schools using the Challenge Index, his measure of how effectively a school prepares its students for college. The formula: Divide the number of Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate or other college-level…
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Student's suicide last year sparked drive to bring suicide awareness and prevention program to high school.
One in four children in high school today is clinically depressed. Alexandria City Public Schools Superintendent Morton Sherman knows this firsthand—his own daughter, Rachel, attempted suicide in high school. “From a family point of view, we struggled a long time as a family, with guilt and questions, and was it our fault?” Sherman told the T.C. Williams High School PTSA Monday night. “… We as a country do not deal with this in a candid and forthright way, like we should.” Now, Sherman said, Rachel is doing “terrific,” is a principal at a preschool program and has two children of her own. His comments came as part of a presentation on a new program to de-stigmatize depression and suicide prevention, “More than Sad.” Seniors at T.C. …
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Titans wide receiver Landon Moss will join the Coastal Carolina football team in the fall.
T.C. Williams High School senior Landon Moss is headed to Coastal Carolina University to play football. Moss, who is listed at 6-foot-4 and 195 pounds, signed his letter of intent with the Conway, S.C., school on Wednesday’s National Signing Day. “Officially a Coastal Carolina Chanticleer!!” Moss tweeted early Wednesday. The All-Patriot District receiver is one of 30 players in the Chanticleers’ 2013 recruiting class. “I think we’ve got a really, really good recruiting class,” Coastal Carolina football coach Joe Moglia said. “If a freshman is good enough to start, he will start. But, he has to earn that right in camp.” Check out highlights of Moss playing for the Titans. Alec Grosser, who played quarterback for the Titans in the fall, …
Friday, January 25, 2013
Event will be held Feb. 11 at T.C. Williams.
Democratic Rep. Jim Moran is hosting a student financial aid workshop at T.C. Williams High School that will include presentations, panel discussion, question and answer session as well as informational booths. "Making College Affordable: Financing Your Education," in concert with the U.S. Department of Education, Sallie Mae, Federal Trade Commission and the Virginia Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators, will be from 7 - 9 p.m. Feb. 11.
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 …