GHS U.S. Government teacher, Mrs. Yearout-Patton (“Mrs. EYP”, as she’s known by her students) hosted a live Goggle “Hangout” in which representative Eric Cantor engaged with GHS seniors and answered their specific questions. Joined by superintendent, Dr. Lane, the group enjoyed an involved discourse on several pertinent issues the students had been exploring in Mrs. EYP’s class.

ITRT, Bea Cantor, helped to make the meeting possible by facilitating the live internet event.

John Hendron, Supervisor of Instructional Technology, and Pete Gretz, Assistant Superintendent of Business Operations, were featured presenters at last week’s Virginia ASCD (Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development) Annual Conference in Williamsburg. Their presentation, titled Focused Beyond the Standards, centered on Goochland County Public Schools’ G21 instructional framework and an emphasis on deeper learning.

Their session was one of the most highly attended of the day. One attendee remarked, “It’s clear that Goochland is focused on bringing learning to life for every student.”

Dr. Pete Gretz (left) and Mr. John Hendron presented at VASCD’s Annual Conference. The title of their featured presentation was “Focused Beyond Standards.”

The GCPS Strategic Plan will be shared with the public during the school board’s regularly scheduled meeting next Tuesday, December 10th. The meeting will begin at 6:30 PM.

This comprehensive plan incorporates the division’s identified core values, mission and vision with specific, measurable goals that have been developed over the period of several months in cooperation with the various community and staff committees and advisory councils.

All members of the GCPS community are encouraged to attend the meeting, learn about the plan and be a part of the inspiration.

Please join me in congratulating GHS teacher, Bridget Parker, and her students on the upcoming grand opening of the Big, Bold Bulldog! Students participating in the management of this coffee shop will exercise career readiness skills in a real-world setting.

The shop is open to all Goochland County Public Schools faculty, staff and parents. I plan to grab a cup!

GCPS will continue its commitment to professionals interested in pursuing graduate coursework in Gifted Education. Through our partnership with the University of Virginia’s Curry School of Education we will, once again, offer courses this spring at the significantly reduced rate of $800 per course.

Please visit Curry’s site for more information regarding (1) single course selection, (2) state endorsement, and/or (3) degree attainment in Gifted education.

Our congratulations go out to all of our exemplary student scholar athletes for such wonderful accomplishments this season!

GCPS Fall Athletics Results

  • Golf came in third in the Quad Rivers Conference 34 tournament but place three students in 2 A East Tournament. No one qualified for the state meet at the 2A East Tournament.
  • The competition cheerleaders placed fourth in conference cheer. (The top three went onto 2 A East competition so GHS did not advance.)
  • Girls cross country place second in JRD, third in the Quad Rivers Conference 34, competed in 2A East meet but did not finish in the top four and no one qualified for the state meet.
  • Boys cross country place first in the JRD, first in the Quad Rivers Conference 34, competed in the 2A East meet but did not finish in the top four and no one qualified for the state meet.
  • Volleyball will compete in the Quad Rivers Conference 34 tournament on Thursday and Saturday. The volleyball team went undefeated in the James River District and won the Quad River Conference 34 tournament. They beat Windsor in the quarter finals and lost to Robert E. Lee (Staunton).

Individual Recognitions

All District for James River District:

  • 1st team: Sydney Alvis, Mesa Willis & Josie Summitt
  • 2nd team: Madalyn Ott
  • Player of the Year: Sydney Alvis

All Conference for Quad Rivers Conference:

  • 1st team: Sydney Alvis, Mesa Willis, Madalyn Ott & Josie Summitt
  • Player of the Year: Sydney Alvis

All Region for 2 A East Region:

  • 1st team: Sydney Alvis & Mesa Willis
  • 2nd team: Josie Summitt

Track & Field Highlights:

  • Cary Pillow, a junior, and Jontey Mosley, a freshman, qualified for the State Competition.  Jontey Mosley went on to the USA Track and Field VA Association Junior Olympic CC Championships and qualified for the USA Track and Field National Junior Olympic Championships.

The GHS Football Team finished the season 8-2, Co-Champions of the James River District. The beat East Rockingham and Wilson Memorial in the first two rounds of the 2A East Football Playoffs and lost to Riverheads High School last Friday in the final moments of the game.

All District for James River District:

  • 1st team: Offensive Line: John Creasey; Running Back: David Dyer; Place Kicker: Raleigh Marria; Kick Returner: Jaylen Allen; All Purpose Offense: Jordan Jefferson; Defensive Line: Akia Timberlake; Linebacker: Conner Saunders; Defensive Back: Jordan Jefferson; Punter: Javier Moreno
  • 2nd team: Defensive Lineman: Kyle Perkinson; Linebacker: Jaylen Allen; Defensive Back: Kevin Thomas
  • Honorable Mention: Quarterback: Reid Chenault; Center: Kevin Willis; Offensive Lineman: Brandon Harrison; Running Back: Conner Saunders; Linebacker: Nathan Parrish

All Conference for Quad River Conference:

  • 1st Team: Offensive Line: John Creasey, Running Back: David Dyer; Kicker: Raleigh Marria; Kick Returner: Jaylen Allen; Defensive Lineman: Akia Timberlake; Linebacker: Conner Saunders; Defensive Back: Jordan Jefferson; Punter: Javier Moreno