Month: January 2016
Governor Terence McAuliffe declares February “Career and Technical Education Month.” Help us celebrate the success of our program and the hard work of our students and teachers!
Goochland leaders share the GCPS Values Based Leadership journey here:
We are pleased to announce that Governor Terence R. McAuliffe has signed a Certificate of Recognition declaring January 24-30, 2015, as Virginia Principals Appreciation Week. Please join us in acknowledging the tireless efforts of our school principals across the Commonwealth.
The role of the principal as the instructional leader of the school is critically important to maximizing the potential of every learner. Our principals work diligently to help students and teachers excel, and their leadership and hard work are essential to the success of our schools. They deserve all the recognition and praise we can give them.
Thank you Mr. Hopkins, Mrs. McCay, Mr. Gardner, Mrs. Rucker and Mr. Newman!
Recently, Assistant Superintendent of Instruction Steve Geyer spoke to NPR’s John Ogle about Goochland Middle School’s recognition as a National School to Watch.
The Virginia Department of Education recently announced that National School Counseling Week will be recognized the week of February 1, 2016. Sponsored by the American School Counseling Association, the announcement states: “School counselors work with all students to remove barriers to learning by addressing academic concerns, social/emotional issues and career awareness for postsecondary options. Comprehensive school counseling programs help to increase student achievement and are a vital part of the educational process for all students.”
Our team of school counselors is one of the very best.
The Goochland Education Foundation (GEF) recently distributed over $10,000 worth of Food Lion gift cards to Goochland families in need to make sure the children had food over the holidays. After receiving a $5,000 grant from the Richmond Christmas Mother Fund via The Community Foundation, a private donor matched the funds for the 2nd year in a row! Our donors enabled the gifts to be distributed to 188 student families who participate in the Goochland County Public Schools “Brown Bag Program”.
Each family received two $30 Food Lion Cards, which were distributed through the school principals directly to the families before Goochland schools closed for the Winter Break.
“We appreciate so much the Goochland Education Foundation who applied for the grant, Food Lion, and the private donors who made these gifts possible,” remarked superintendent James Lane. “This kind of extraordinary generosity and collaborative work is what makes our community so special. We have a significant number of students that leave our schools and don’t have enough food on weekends or the holidays. This support helps so much.”
Governor Terence R. McAuliffe and the Virginia Council on Women have announced the 5th Annual STEM essay Contest. The Council will award five scholarships (one in each of five regions) to a female junior or senior who will be pursuing a STEM education at an institution of higher education. Essays will be judged by a panel of Council members and women who hold a degree in or work in STEM fields.
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