St. Ambrose School in the News
Virginia Public Schools Want Better Protections on Their Campuses
NBC News 4 report on Thursday, January 31, 2013. The news reporter is David Culver, St. Ambrose Class of 2001.
See “Virginia Private Schools Want Better Protections on Their Campuses” on the NBC Washinton web site.
Who needs Catholic schools? A principal reflects on their unique blessings.
Catholic schools are an investment in the future. In the Arlington Diocese, we are blessed to have many excellent schools. Our standards are high, and our leadership strong. We need our Catholic schools.
See “Who Needs Catholic Schools?” in the January 23, 2013 issue of the Arlington Catholic Herald
School Safety Takes Top Billing- Mrs. Dalmut speaks on school safety
The top priority of every school, public or private, is safety — including those in the Arlington Diocese. Barbara Dalmut, principal of St. Ambrose School in Annandale, said that in the wake of Sandy Hook, the school has reviewed lockdown procedures to make sure everything is in place. Doors are locked to control access; cameras cover the doors. A general awareness, among everyone at the school, needs to remain in the forefront so things don’t get lax, Dalmut said.
See “School Safety Takes Top Billing” in the January 23, 2013 issue of the Arlington Catholic Herald
Hooked on crocheting – Students create blankets for wounded soldiers
St. Ambrose School in Annandale has found a way to make sitting still with needle and yarn attractive enough so that 30 students from grades three to eight annually take part in Crochet USA. The program runs the entire school year and the group produces six or more blankets to give to wounded warriors at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Md. They meet once a week for about an hour to work their magic.
See “Hooked on Crocheting” in the August 24, 2011 issue of the Arlington Catholic Herald.
St. Ambrose School Named a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence
St. Ambrose School in Annandale and St. Theresa School in Ashburn recently received Blue Ribbon School of Excellence awards from the U.S. Department of Education. They were the only nonpublic schools in Virginia to receive the award, which was given to 254 public and 50 private schools nationwide.
See “Two diocesan schools earn Blue Ribbon award” in the September 15, 2010 issue of the Arlington Catholic Herald.
Mrs. Cummins named Diocesan Middle School Teacher of the Year
The recent Catholic Business Network banquet honored the Diocese of Arlington’s teachers of the year, including, Mrs. Patricia Cummins, St. Ambrose School’s Spanish Teacher.
See “Teachers, Students, Volunteers Honored” in the Arlington Catholic Herald.
This year’s honorees are pictured with our Parochial Administrator Fr. Andrew Fisher and Principal Barbara Dalmut: (front row) Mrs. Dalmut, Maria Llamas, Mrs. Cummins; (back row) Father Fisher, Winston Llamas, Mike and Martha Sansaver, Brian Cummins, Bill and Carla Yaglou.
A parent volunteer captures students’ memorable moments
St. Ambrose School sixth grade boys (and Mr. Farrell, one of their teachers) recently had their hair shaved in support of a classmate who is undergoing chemotherapy.
See “Bald for Beau” in the Arlington Catholic Herald.
Enrollment Committee Produces Excellent Results
The St. Ambrose School Enrollment Committee was featured in a recent Catholic Herald article, “The Battle to Boost Enrollment” about the Diocese of Arlington’s Enrollment Management Workbook and marketing plan to put best practices in place.