Thursday, August 14, 2014

Abingdon Will Be The Next Ashlawn

Hey Yupette,

I belong to the Abingdon School PTA and actually live in the immediate neighborhood of Abingdon School. Yes, Abingdon will be the next Ashlawn. Wooded wildlife area between Abingdon School and the Trades Center will be cut down and the open space that's now used as an informal playing field will become a synthetic field dedicated to field sports (soccer). Soccer Moms and Dads want it lighted. Parking lot will be enlarged. Architecture of the school building may or may not resemble Fairlington's colonial architecture. At least half the space in the renovated and expanded school will have nothing to do with education

As of now, nearby residents will not be involved in decision-making for Abingdon School at all. Community representatives will be appointed to the Building Level Advisory Committee by the PTA and civic association. They will do as they are told by APS.

My child will be in middle school after this year, maybe in another school system, so none of this will affect her. However, our neighborhood is going to be 'Ashlawned' for sure. For sure I'm voting for Audrey Clement for School Board. Undecided if I'm going to vote for the school bonds.

Thanks for this blog.

M.H.


23 Comments:

At 14 August, 2014 , Anonymous former Abingdon parent said...

What do you expect from the educated white trash who run APS? Same educated white trash who allowed the Fire Department to burn junk vehicles and set off explosives a hundred yards from Abingdon School just before the old fire academy was replaced by a new fire academy.

 
At 14 August, 2014 , Anonymous Tiffany said...

I realy resent that. As a matter of fact I were a graduate of Pubcrawl Coledge who majored in cherleading and we here at APS are planing a cool new modern campus for Abindon.

 
At 14 August, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes to Audrey Clement for School Board. No to voting for school bonds when we don't know what we're voting for.

 
At 14 August, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Audrey Clement for School Board.

 
At 14 August, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Abingdon PTA - a fashion show with interruptions to complain how run down, dirty, unhealthy, etc., Abingdon School has become and why the school must be immediately replaced by an upscale sports-recreation-entertainment center with classrooms.

 
At 14 August, 2014 , Anonymous Quincy Street said...

Yes, John Chadwick and Scott Prisco want to bulldoze everything on the Abingdon campus....just like Ashlawn.

 
At 14 August, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Residents who live around Williamsburg Middle School were lied to by APS Facilities and Operations Staff when the new elementary school on the Williamsburg campus was planned. They had to go to the County Board to prevent a big lighted synthetic surface soccer field from being constructed near their homes.

 
At 14 August, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't want Abingdon 'Ashlawned'? Call Libby Garvey at the County Board -- 703-228-3130

 
At 14 August, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

People, what can you expect from an APS Superintendent who has a Ph.D. in Recreation and, in fact, views every proposed new school as an opportunity to build a sports-recreation-entertainment center with classrooms?

 
At 14 August, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tuckahoe School is on the Sup's short list of elementary schools to be 'Ashlawned'.

 
At 14 August, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

APS spends hundreds of thousands of tax dollars every year applying for awards to make Coach Murphy look like a rocket scientist to parents and the sheeple taxpayers who are paying $539 million to educate 24,153 students.

APS is so dishonest that it won't admit that taxpayers are paying more than $22,000 per student per year. Do the math.

 
At 15 August, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

It gets worse. Two supposedly hot shot architects, John Chadwick and Scott Prisco, ignored the site plans filed with the County for Ashlawn School and created a mess to the extent that the neighborhood complained to the County Board.

 
At 15 August, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Has DES taken an inventory of the trees on the Abingdon School site?

 
At 15 August, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

How did APS's values get so inverted to the point that synthetic surface soccer fields are automatically approved and nature study centers are put in indefinite hold?

 
At 15 August, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Coach Murphy is NOT a Rocket Scientist.

 
At 16 August, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Doesn't APS have an internal auditor? How about him / her investigating how and why Ashlawn became such a mess?

 
At 16 August, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does this school have any kind of traffic mitigation plan?

 
At 16 August, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Retire Superintendent Murphy along with Sally Baird. He should be CEO of the Soccer Corporation of America.

 
At 16 August, 2014 , Anonymous Buffy said...

Traffic mitigation? What's "traffic mitigation"?

 
At 16 August, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Traffic mitigation is all talk and no action at APS. How much is APS going to enlarge the parking lot when it enlarges Abingdon School?

 
At 16 August, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Traffic mitigation? Check out the nice big state-of-the-art parking lot at Wakefield!

 
At 17 August, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

APS talks traffic mitigation, builds bigger parking lots -- Ashlawn and Wakefield.

 
At 17 August, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes APS is fundamentally dishonest, starting with deceiving Arlington residents about how much APS spends per student per year.

 

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