Dr. Geyer and I had the opportunity to talk with WCVE’s John Ogle, promoting the upcoming Minority Student Achievement forum and discussing the way we see this important conversation dovetailing into our strategic planning process.

Hear the news interview here.

Monday night, October 21, Goochland County Schools are inviting faculty and staff to hear a discussion on the campus of J. Sargent Reynolds Community College and learn more about minority student achievement from an expert at the University of Virginia.

I hope to see you there!

We are humbled to help spread the word of this opportunity to support a GCPS family currently facing some personal adversity. Community members have teamed up with with All American Softball and is hosting the “1st Annual Homerun Derby” to benefit this family.

 

The GYAA player is a student in our middle school and has demonstrated tremendous success both on and off the field.

Please see these remarks from a member of the organizing community group: 

This past Spring the student’s father was diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer at the young age of 41. As you can imagine, this was such heartbreaking news for our “softball family” and lies heavily on each one of us. He went through his 1st round of chemo during All Stars this past Summer but still managed to to never skip a beat to help with whatever was needed let alone to miss one of the tournament games. Shortly after the State Tournament, he went in for his 1st scan after he had received his 1st round of chemo only to learn this nasty disease had progressed.
Michael is currently receiving a 2nd, stronger round of chemo that seems to be taking a toll on him this go around. But again, doesn’t skip a beat when it comes to watching his “Lady Bug” in one of her travel tournaments this Fall.
Goochland is very excited to be teaming up with Kerri Cobb with All American Softball, to be hosting their “1st Annual Homerun Derby” to benefit the Sims family!
Thank you for your participation!

We are honored to host legendary retired Marine Corps Colonel, Wesley L. Fox, to be our guest speaker for the inauguration ceremony of the Goochland High School Marine Corps JRROTC Program. Colonel Fox resides in Blacksburg and received the Medal of Honor for heroic actions and service during the Vietnam War. He is the author of Marine Rifleman, a first-hand account of his experiences serving the military, and spent eight years post-retirement serving the Virginia Tech community as deputy commandant of cadets.

The event will be held September 10, 2014 and will officially commemorate the establishment of this excellent opportunity for Goochland students.

Colonel Wesley L. Fox will speak at Goochland High School September 10, 2014

This announcement is far in advance of the ceremony, but we wanted to be sure the community was aware. We will continue to communicate more details regarding this event.

Colonel Fox received the Medal of Honor in 1971.

We offer special thanks to GCPS CTE Director, Bruce Watson, and Colonel Joe Waddle and the area Marine Corps League (James M. Slay Detachment) and American Legion Post 215, Goochland, VA for working diligently to see this opportunity come to fruition in such a fitting way!

 

 

 

We would like to join Mrs. Yearout-Patton, GCPS Teacher of the Year, in thanking some very special volunteers for taking time to support our seniors at Goochland High School. Members of the BOS, Registrar, Electoral Board, and Treasurer took time to meet with the seniors last week to discuss local government. These lessons  and opportunities will encourage students to be engaged citizens and perhaps become future civic leaders. What a testament to our supportive local government and county leadership. Thank you for this continued partnership.

The 2013 Goochland County Fall Festival, presented by Goochland Parks, Recreation & Facilities is scheduled for Saturday, October 26th from 12-4pm at the Goochland Sports Complex.  The event will feature Michelle Nixon & Drive with a meet & greet with the band at 12pm and a free concert at 2pm.  Mark your calendar to see the History Mobile exhibit, enter the Liberty Mutual Bike Rodeo, climb the U.S. Army Rock Wall and enter the First Annual Best Apple Pie Contest!  Festivities will include a petting zoo, pony rides, pumpkin painting, make & take activities, bounceables plus carnival games!   The ever popular Halloween Costume Contest begins at 1:30pm.

Download the Fall Festival Flyer Here

Admission is free and volunteers are needed!  Shifts of 12-2pm and 2-4pm are available. Please contact the Recreation Division at (804) 556-5854 or visit us online on the County website  Rain date is scheduled for Sunday, October 27th from 2-6pm.

Download a Volunteer Application Here

Come start your holiday shopping early this year and support local businesses and the GHS senior class. Whether you’re a parent, citizen, or business owner, we hope you will participate in this year’s Holiday Bazaar at Goochland High School.

View the Brochure Here

The event will benefit the All Night Graduation party at Goochland High School, a profound gathering for seniors to celebrate the monumental occasion of their graduation in a fun, safe environment.

In addition, the community and local vendors can come together in a mutually supportive manner.

Please email Gina Saunders or give her a call at 338-1513.