Category Archives: Friday Updates

School Nutrition Employee Appreciation Week Coming Soon…

School Nutrition Employee Appreciation Week is May 6-10, 2013.  Please join us in recognizing the important contributions that school nutrition employees provide to the success of Virginia’s students.  Celebrate the professional commitments made every school day by school nutrition employees … Continue reading

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Robotics, snakes, football, musicals – what’s with this place?

To say the least, it’s been an eventful week in the life of our schools. On the forefront of our minds and hearts has been the healing and recovery of our friend and colleague who suffered inexplicable violence earlier this … Continue reading

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Student Engagement & the Battle for Each Other

Randolph Elementary students recently took what they learned at Jamestown (Read Mrs. Gordon’s account here) and brought it to a full-on STEM activity. Using engineering, research, cooperative problem-solving and a project-based approach, RES teachers Rowan and Ferguson took engaged learning … Continue reading

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“They Notice Me”

Beginning with the moving Veterans Day events held at GMS and GHS Monday morning, our scholar performers really took center stage this week in Goochland. It was a fitting time to experience Scot Mitchell’s induction into the U.S. Army All-American … Continue reading

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Veterans Day: Let’s All Lead Sacrificially

Please see these two important posts from our new superintendent, Dr. James Lane, and make a habit of reviewing his blog often throughout the week: Click here for an important budget survey. We need you to hear from you. What … Continue reading

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Black Collar Workers, Ben Franklin & the Art of Forgiveness

Visionary Leadership & Engaging Instruction What a great, great week in our schools. Just this morning I was privileged to hear Bruce Watson, our Director of CTE, address the Goochland Rotary Club regarding how Career & Technical Skill preparation is … Continue reading

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Because of Them, A Better World

GREAT NEWS As mentioned last week, several of us recently enjoyed an engaging presentation at the University of Richmond with Yong Zhao. Read Director of Secondary Instruction, Tom DeWeerd’s account here of Yong’s message and learn how he’s keeping kids … Continue reading

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Is Your Main Thing the Main Thing?

Wonderful week in the life of our schools. Monday brought a variety of opportunities for professional development and collaboration. Several of our teachers enjoyed another outstanding session with Chuck at the Science Museum – we continue to be thrilled with … Continue reading

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Thinking of Ourselves Less

Please join me in congratulating our Lady Bulldog Volleyball players and their coach, Jennifer Erixon. Both the Varsity and JV teams are undefeated, 13-0! Both are currently ranked number 1 in our district as well. The next home games are … Continue reading

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Becoming Who We Are…

What an amazing week in the life of our school division. Yesterday’s demonstration of the Civil War Cavalry riders of the Dahlgren Raid was explosive. All fourth & fifth graders were treated to a live display of horseback military tactical maneuvers and personal … Continue reading

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