The GCPS leadership team held their June retreat last Friday. It was a day full of reflection, professional learning, and planning. The group also took some time at the end of the day for some team building; teams of 4-5 worked together to build five bicycles which were donated to Goochland Cares to benefit families in our community.
Goochland County Public Schools and the Pamunkey Regional Library are teaming up again this summer to incentivize elementary-age children to continue to be active readers throughout the summer! Please find additional information and the associated registration form here.
Beginning this spring, we are extending the hours of our preschool and kindergarten registration day. Registration for the 2018-19 school year is set for Thursday, April 19 – and will now take place from 8AM until 7PM. Please find additional information here:
Preschool Registration, English Version (application)
Preschool Registration, Spanish Version (application)
Kindergarten Registration, English Version
Kindergarten Registration, Spanish Version
The Virginia Department of Education recently announced that National School Counseling Week will be recognized February 5-9, 2018. Sponsored by the American School Counseling Association, representatives state: “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 anywhere!
(Their schedules are so full, we couldn’t get all eight of them in the same place at the same time for a photograph!)
(L to R) Dr. Beth Fowler, GHS; Mr. Doug Getter, GHS; Ms. Beth Curfman, GES; Dr. Stacey Rainbolt, GMS; Ms. Sarah Ambrose, RES | Not Pictured: Ms. Kathy Albert, BES; Ms. Ashton Guza, GHS; Ms. Roberta Watson, GMS
Last Saturday morning more than 120 students in grades K-8, 30+ GCPS team members, and dozens of parents and community volunteers arrived at Goochland Middle School for several hours of STEM-inspired challenges. Teams of elementary students designed, built, tested, and redesigned structures made from recycled materials … all with the aim of withstanding the wind tunnels awaiting them in the school’s gymnasium. Meanwhile, teams of middle school students solved escape-room-style puzzles, used coding to program robots, and helped design engineering challenges for the younger participants.
After several days of snow-covered roads, it was a weekend event that brought engaged learning and inspired students back into our schools!