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 The Best Job in the World

In his final weekly message, outgoing Superintendent Scott Elder reflects on his 33-year career at APS and bids farewell.

Posted May 24, 2024

 More to Celebrate at APS

In his weekly message, Superintendent Scott Elder congratulates students and educators for several recent big wins.

Posted March 15, 2024

 The Innovative Work Happening at APS

In his weekly message, Superintendent Scott Elder takes a look at the APS Education Foundation’s Best in Class nominees.

Posted March 8, 2024

 Our TOPS Model Schools Will be Continuing Into Next Year

In his weekly message, Superintendent Scott Elder discusses the work underway to preserve programs making a difference for students.

Posted March 1, 2024

 Next Year's Calendar and the New Graduation Requirements

In his weekly message, Superintendent Scott Elder discusses the school calendar approved by the board on Wednesday and new graduation requirements that have been signed into law.

Posted February 23, 2024

 It’s Budget Time

In his weekly message, Superintendent Scott Elder discusses this year’s budget process.

Posted February 16, 2024

 Hope for the Future

In his weekly message, Superintendent Scott Elder recognizes this year’s Selfless Seniors.

Posted February 9, 2024

 We’re Halfway Through the Legislative Session

In his weekly message, Superintendent Scott Elder provides an overview of some of the education-related legislation that APS is monitoring.

Posted February 2, 2024

 Parent Involvement Key in Efforts to Improve Student Outcomes

In his Friday message, Superintendent Scott Elder delves into the voice and engagement guardrail.

Posted January 26, 2024

 Helping Our Students Succeed Through Expanded Tutoring

In his weekly message, Superintendent Elder discusses the district’s expanded partnership with Paper to provide 24/7 tutoring services for students.

Posted January 19, 2024

 New CrisisAlert System is Being Rolled Out

In his weekly message, Superintendent Scott Elder updates staff on the new Centegix alert system.

Posted January 12, 2024

 We Have a lot to be Proud of, Despite our Challenges

In his Friday message, Superintendent Scott Elder reflects on the important work APS employees do each and every day.

Posted December 15, 2023

 Don’t Forget to Chime in on Next Year’s School Calendar

In his weekly message, Superintendent Scott Elder urges staff to take the survey on the 2024-2025 school calendar.

Posted December 8, 2023

 Counting the Blessings in My Life

In his weekly message, Superintendent Scott Elder reflects on the things he’s grateful for this Thanksgiving.

Posted November 17, 2023

 The Long Shadow of the Pandemic

In his weekly message, Superintendent Scott Elder discusses the latest graduation rates and proficiency results.

Posted November 3, 2023

 Even More to Celebrate at APS

In his weekly message, Superintendent Scott Elder congratulates teachers and staffers for their statewide awards.

Posted October 27, 2023

 Investing in Our Schools

In his weekly message, Superintendent Scott Elder discusses the importance of the upcoming mill levy ballot question.

Posted October 20, 2023

 Addressing the Needs of Our Students

In his weekly message, Superintendent Scott Elder invites APS employees to do what they can to help students struggling with basic necessities.

Posted October 6, 2023

 Now’s the Time to Prioritize Your Health

In his weekly message, Superintendent Scott Elder asks employees to prioritize their wellbeing and to take part in next week’s Employee Wellness Fair.

Posted September 29, 2023

 A Lot to Celebrate at APS

In his weekly message, Superintendent Scott Elder congratulates the district’s 39 National Merit Semifinalists, the Albuquerque High Student who aced an AP exam, and Monte Vista Elementary for being named a Blue Ribbon School.

Posted September 22, 2023

 Tackling Chronic Absenteeism

In his weekly message, Superintendent Scott Elder discusses the district’s efforts to curb chronic absences and the progress being made.

Posted September 15, 2023

 We Welcome Your Feedback on the New Strategic Plan

In his weekly message, Superintendent Scott Elder discusses the public rollout of Emerging Stronger.

Posted September 8, 2023

 Superintendent’s Cup Brings People Together to Make a Difference

In his weekly message, Superintendent Scott Elder discuses the important work being done by the APS Education Foundation and how it's benefiting students.

Posted August 25, 2023

 Cybersecurity Takes Center Stage at White House Summit

In his weekly message, Superintendent Scott Elder discusses his trip to Washington, D.C., and the need to do everything possible to safeguard school IT systems.

Posted August 18, 2023

 Turning the Page on Poor Student Outcomes

In his weekly message, Superintendent Scott Elder calls for all APS employees to work together to ensure that students have every opportunity to succeed.

Posted August 11, 2023

 Welcome Back!

In his first message of the new school year, Superintendent Scott Elder extends a warm welcome to new educators and to school staff who are returning from summer break.

Posted July 31, 2023

 Grateful to Everyone Who Made 2022-2023 School Year a Success

In his weekly message, Superintendent Scott Elder reflects on the school year that’s ending and the important work ahead.

Posted May 19, 2023

 Ready to Take on the World

In his weekly message, Superintendent Scott Elder thanks all the teachers and APS staff who helped the Class of 2023 in its journey to graduation.

Posted May 15, 2023

 Providing Our Educators With Another Tool to Deal With Campus Emergencies

In his weekly message, Superintendent Scott Elder discusses a new crisis alert system that will be deployed at APS schools.

Posted May 5, 2023

 A Hero Among Us

In his weekly letter, Superintendent Scott Elder thanks the school custodian who saved a choking student.

Posted April 28, 2023