Morning Notes

Standards of Learning Test participation drops in Alexandria — “At ACPS, 60 percent of eligible students participated in the spring 2021 SOL tests. In past years, the school division had participation above 98 percent. The SOL pass rates for ACPS for all participating students were 57 percent for reading, 82 percent for writing, 44 percent for history and social science, 39 percent for mathematics, and 43 percent for science.” [Patch]

Fire Department trains at The Birchmere — “Recently, AFD conducted a multi-company drill at the Birchmere on Mount Vernon Avenue. Regular training, communication, and familiarization with their coverage areas keeps our first responders well prepared to respond during emergency situations in the City.” [Facebook]

Today’s weather — “Mostly sunny in the morning then increasing clouds with some scattered thunderstorms later in the day. High 92F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%… Variable clouds with scattered thunderstorms (in the evening). Low 73F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 50%.” [Weather.com]

New job: Restaurant manager — “Restaurant AGM responsibilities include, managing day to day operations, guest satisfaction, payroll and supervising restaurant staff performance. To be successful in this role, you should be familiar with restaurant operations and have a good understanding of what makes a great guest experience. You should also be available to work weekdays including weekends and holidays.” [Facebook]

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