The End of the Year is Near!

We are excited to welcome May to Goochland County!  It is a great time to be outside in our beautiful community.  Come out and see our baseball, softball, soccer, tennis, and track teams in action at both the middle and high schools as they compete for another season of district and regional championships.

In our division, this is a time to celebrate and reflect on our accomplishments for the 2016-2017 school year as we count down to only four weeks left in the school year.  Our first “Celebration of Excellence” held on Tuesday was a great success.  We recognized the best of our employees who do the work every day to make GCPS a division of distinction in the Commonwealth.  Check out our Facebook page for details and pictures from the evening, including our Teacher of the Year Mrs. Jennifer Gates and each school nominee, our Employee of the Year Ms. Nikki Harris, our Team of the Year from the Preschool Program, and our five retirees who have served over 125 years in GCPS.

We will continue to celebrate our successes in the weeks ahead.  Our biggest celebration, of course, will take place at the Goochland High School Class of 2017 Commencement at the John Paul Jones Arena on the campus of the University of Virginia on Sunday, June 4 at 3:00.  Seniors, let’s finish your GHS experience strong as we prepare to send you off into your next chapter in only 4 weeks!

Be on the lookout for communication from your child’s school about upcoming events such as field days, concerts, and end of the year ceremonies.  SOL testing is taking place in all schools this month, and AP testing has begun at the high school.  Please be sure your child gets plenty of rest and a good meal before coming in for testing each day.

Congratulations to Mrs. Anne Moore, CTE teacher at Goochland Middle School.  Mrs. Moore was selected as a winner of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching in 2016, and has just been selected as one of only 10 PAEMST winners nationwide to be selected as a National STEM Ambassador!  Read about it here: http://www.nsta.org/about/clpa/ambassador.aspx  Thank you Mrs. Moore for representing GCPS!

Our Goochland County School Board will meet this Tuesday, May 9, beginning with a policy workshop at 5:30 and open meeting at 6:30.

Continue to stay up to date with our division’s events by liking our Facebook page and following us on Twitter (@glndschools) and Instagram (@goochlandschools).  Stay current with all of the great things happening in our schools at our division leadership blog at http://leadership.goochlandschools.org.  I look forward to seeing you at GCPS events in the near future!

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