You may remember the inspiring collaboration that began last year between RES 4th grade students and GHS seniors. The two groups partnered to build a beautiful courtyard at RES, do some student mentoring and tutoring, and begin work on the GHS courtyard as well.

That partnership has continued to flourish. This month Mrs. Gates and Mrs. Yearout-Patton will be visiting the Executive Mansion in Richmond with their seniors and 4th graders. The teachers have worked through Delegate Peter Farrell who has been most impressed with the professionalism of the teachers and students.

We look forward to sharing pictures and news from the students’ tour later this month!




As we press on through cold & flu season, here are a few helpful resources and reminders to stay healthy:

Complete information about the flu and how to contain and manage it is given at and  The Readiness Emergency Management for Schools (REMS) Technical Assistance (TA) Center also has useful resources and information for addressing infectious diseases as part of a comprehensive emergency operations plan (EOP), including coping with a widespread outbreak at

We encourage you to continue to:

  • Wash hands often with soap and water or alcohol-based hand sanitizer;
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose, or mouth;
  • Avoid close contact with those who are already sick;
  • Get plenty of sleep;
  • Eat healthy food and drink plenty of fluids;
  • Cover your nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing with a tissue or the crook of your arm;

Stay home if ill for at least 24 hours after fever is gone.

This year’s District Spelling Bee will be held at 6:30PM on Wednesday, January 7 in the Goochland High School auditorium. Congratulations to this year’s finalists: Morgan Allen (GMS), Casey Grimm (BES), Hailey Hall (GMS), Mariusz Jablonski (RES), Alexis Johnson (BES), Ben McLemore (GMS), Devyn Powers (GES), Miranda Slayton (BES), Samantha Stern (GES), Brandy Sweigart (RES), Reese Whitlock (RES), and Jack Young (GES).