Good Wednesday morning, Alexandria!
☀️ Today’s weather: Expect mainly sunny conditions and a high near 50°F accompanied by a northwest wind blowing at 16-18 mph, gusting up to 29 mph. Overnight, the skies will remain clear and the temperature will drop to around 34°F, with the northwest wind continuing at a slightly lower speed of 7-11 mph.
🚨 You need to know
Students using the bathrooms at Alexandria City High School (ACHS) for some mid-day vaping will have to find a new location: Patch reported that Alexandria City Public Schools (ACPS) has installed new detection systems in the school bathrooms.
ACPS said in a release last Friday that the new detection systems are fully operational at ACHS King Street, Minnie Howard, Chance for Change and Satellite campuses and that administrative staff have been trained on system operations. ACPS also changed its policy on marijuana last month to align with Virginia law.
According to the release:
The vape detection systems work as follows:
- Vape detection systems are able to confirm smoke from vaping, cigarettes and/or marijuana.
- When smoke is detected, an alert is sent to administration with the specific restroom location in which smoking is occurring.
- Administration and/or school security officers will respond to the alert.
It is important to reiterate that smoking is prohibited on all ACPS campuses and that vape cartridges are considered to be contraband, per ACPS policy. Any student discovered to be smoking or vaping on school grounds will be subject to appropriate consequences per the Student Code of Conduct. This measure was implemented to promote positive indoor air quality and to eliminate smoking within the facility. Smoking within a facility not only negatively impacts indoor air quality, it is also a fire hazard and a health concern. Vaping poses a serious health risk to students whose bodies and brains are still developing; students may not be aware of what is in the vape they are smoking or the danger they could place others in when sharing vapes.
These measures are part of our continuous efforts to ensure the safety, well being and security of our students and staff.
📈 Tuesday’s most read
The following are the most-read ALXnow articles for Oct 31, 2023.
- Petition to cancel ACPS classes the day after Halloween raises nearly 1,200 signatures (5977 views)
- Lost Dog Cafe hosting special adoption event this weekend for a litter of puppies (1470 views)
- Police investigating ‘suspicious death’ after teen shot in West End apartment (1270 views)
🗞 Other local coverage
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- Want to Volunteer in Alexandria? Check this Current Hotlist of Interesting Opportunities
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- Friends of Guest House Graduation Ceremony Takes Place at Good Shepherd in Alexandria
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- Vape Detection Systems Installed At Alexandria High School Campuses
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- Up Cycle’s Lexi Keogh Takes Helm at Project Knitwell
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- Fatal Shooting Of 15-Year-Old Investigated In Alexandria
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- Photos: Del Ray Crowns Halloween Winners
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- Public Art Embedded in the Streets in Old Town North
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- Zoning for Housing/Housing for All Moves Forward
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📅 Upcoming events
Here is what’s going on today in Alexandria, from our event calendar.
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It’s been a busy week in Alexandria. Just days after Alexandria’s City Council voted unanimously to ditch single-family-only zoning, Mayor Justin Wilson announced that he would not be running for…
The days of digging through archives by address to find a historical report on a building in Alexandria could, themselves, be a thing of the past. Anyone can now easily…
Friends of Guest House needs pajamas and cozy socks for their female residents who are transitioning back to the community from prison. Realtor Maureen Clyne started the annual effort four years ago…
A 4 BD/2.5 BA home with a gas fireplace, patio and a large landscaped yard is included in Just Listed.
Get ready to Shake, Rattle and Roll with this one-of-a-kind, high-octane rockabilly concert experience! Rockabilly Rumble is the all-new, musical experience celebrating the southern rock music that exploded on the scene in the 1950s. Organized by Alexandria City High School Alum and pro-musician Sam C. Jones, this band of world-class performers will have you dancing in your Blue Suede Shoes all night long with songs made famous by Bo Ridley, Carl Perkins, Roy Orbison, Buddy Holly, Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley and more. Relive their most popular hits, along with some forgotten gems. “Rockabilly Rumble” is a dance-worthy, foot stomping evening you’ll never forget!
This show is 21+ only.
YOU MUST HAVE A VALID PHYSICAL ID. A PICTURE OF YOUR ID IS NOT ACCEPTABLE.
Unwrap the magic of Black Friday and Small Business Saturday all weekend at Current Boutique! Dive into luxury with exclusive deals on pre-loved designer treasures, celebrating sustainable fashion with every purchase. Whether in-store or online, indulge in guilt-free glamour and support local businesses. ✨🛍️👗
💥 Sale: 25% off everything & 50% off tall boots
📅 Date: Friday November 24 – Sunday November 26