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Spirit Week at GHS!

Homecoming is here & the Bulldogs will run to victory in just a few hours. Take a look at these wonderful displays of Bulldog Pride taken from the halls of the high school this morning: Special thanks to Connie Foreman … Continue reading

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Exciting Time to Be a Student

What an exciting time to be a student. Incredible tools, an ever-widening planet that can fit in the palm of your hand, the ability to reach across a continent to learn with someone from another culture. Absolutely amazing. I’m eager … Continue reading

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Preparing Our Students for Academic Success

I thoroughly enjoyed this event last Thursday evening at Goochland High School. Our presenters were thoughtful in their treatment of two comprehensive and vital subjects: readiness for kindergarten and pathways to graduation. Among other things, two “nuggets” stuck for me. … Continue reading

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What is Truth?

I thoroughly enjoyed hearing Howard Gardner speak at University of Richmond. I’ll admit it was my first Harvard lecture. His talk was driven by the content of his newest book, Truth, Beauty, and Goodness, Reframed. The title, alone, should provoke … Continue reading

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The “New Normal”

Interesting “quick-shot” article about leadership here – one passage in particular caught my attention. The principal of an elementary school in Joplin, MI, a community recently devastated by tornado, writes this: “Somehow, we reach a ‘new normal’ and we move … Continue reading

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Transportation Survey

We are asking that all parents complete & return the transportation survey that came home last week. Your accurate response by June 15 will help us make best use of our resources and potentially reduce transportation costs. If you have … Continue reading

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2010-11 Tuition Reimbursement Gone…

I have received numerous questions since the recent news broke regarding the depletion of this year’s tuition reimbursement funds. I want to give you some things to think about as you respond to that news. Certainly nothing will alleviate the … Continue reading

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Workday at BES!

My wife and I had a wonderful time at BES this past Saturday for the Courtyard Workday. There were about 50 people – teachers & community members – who came to donate their time & elbow grease. The result is … Continue reading

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GCPS Benefits Fair a Huge Success!

What a tremendous turnout to yesterday’s employee Benefits Fair in the GHS cafeteria. With 30 vendor organizations represented, well over 100 staff members in attendance, and Sandra Barefoor-Reid giving away door prizes every 15 minutes – there was a lot … Continue reading

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Benefits Fair November 19

We’re excited about the Benefits fair on November 19 from 3:30-6:00 in the GHS cafeteria. We have a wonderful list of participating vendors who are ready to talk with you about services & financial opportunities that can help you stretch … Continue reading

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