It is so hard to believe that we are now finishing our sixth week in school! Summer was very reluctant to let go, but the cooler temperatures this morning lead me to believe that Fall is finally here. The great start to our school year has now become a routine of great things happening every day in our division, both in our classrooms in all of our schools during the day and at our extracurricular activities outside of normal school hours. Every time that I visit a school campus, I see our students engaged in multiple authentic learning opportunities and our dedicated staff working to provide students with an exceptional and individualized experience. All of this great work is supported by our parents, citizens, and volunteers who have dedicated their time and energy to make an investment in our community’s future. Team Goochland continues to shine in many ways!
Our student athletes continue to excel on the field, on the court, and on the cross country trail. The Bulldogs and Eagles have had a very strong start to the fall sports season. Congratulations to our student athletes and thank you to our parents, coaches, and community who support our programs. Remember to check in with our athletics on Twitter at @GoochlandSports and @gmsathletics for updates, and come out and enjoy this beautiful weather while supporting our teams!
The drama department at Goochland High School has been working hard this fall to prepare for its performance of Little Shop Of Horrors. Mark your calendar and plan on supporting our thespians for three performances (Friday October 13 at 7 p.m., Saturday October 14 at 7 p.m., and Sunday October 15 at 2:30 p.m.). Adult tickets can be purchased online in advance.
Next week, we will be hosting an informational meeting for parents and students who are interested in attending the Blue Ridge Virtual Governor’s School and the Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School. Students and parents in grades 4 through 8 are encouraged to attend to learn more about these opportunities. This meeting will take place on October 5th in the Goochland High School auditorium beginning at 6:30 p.m.
There’s a lot going on in our food service department! During the week of October 2, we will be celebrating Farm to School Week with menus that include locally sourced products and a sampling of various locally grown items prepared in collaboration with our culinary arts program. The following week of October 9 is National School Lunch Week-thank you to our dedicated food service professionals for prepare warm and healthy meals that provide needed nourishment to our student’s growing minds and bodies!
Did you know that you can get our school lunch menus sent directly to your google calendar? There’s no need to worry any more about what’s for lunch. Click here to view the daily lunch menu. Then click the + Google Calendar button to add it to your own personal google calendar.
This past Tuesday, our long term facility master plan steering committee held its last meeting to finalize its recommendation that will be shared with the Goochland County School Board. This recommendation will be presented on October 10 at 6:30 p.m. in Room 250 of the County Administration Building and is open to the public. This recommendation represents great ongoing dialogue that has taken place not only at this meeting, but throughout this process that started in June. Thank you to our committee members and citizens who have been involved in this process. A copy of the presentation that was shared with the committee this past Tuesday can be found on our project website.
In addition to the October School Board meeting, we will be hosting three different Town Hall meetings in collaboration with our partners on the Goochland County Board of Supervisors. This schedule is as follows:
- District 1, Monday, October 16, 7:00 p.m. at the Fire Station 6, 4810 Three Chopt Road, Louisa
- Districts 4 and 5, Tuesday, October 17, 7:00 p.m. at Hermitage, 1248 Hermitage Road, Manakin-Sabot
- Districts 2 and 3, Monday, October 30, 7:00 p.m. at the Co. 5 Firehouse, 2710 Fairground Road, Goochland
Hope to see you at our many upcoming events in the next few weeks! Keep in touch with all of the excellence taking place in our division by liking our facebook page and following us on twitter (@glndschools) and instagram (@goochlandschools). Have a great weekend!