Monthly Archives: August 2013

‘Emergency Medical Technician I’ Course Off to a Great Start for GHS Students

The GCPS community is grateful to Chief William MacKay and Deputy Chief Eddie Ferguson, Goochland Fire and EMS, for their partnership and support in bringing Emergency Medical Technician I to our high school this fall. This morning’s lesson focused on … Continue reading

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Byrd Elementary’s Community Day a Great Success

Thank you to the BES PTA and the entire Byrd school-community for an amazing ‘Community Day’ event on Saturday.

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2013-14 Instructional Council

The Goochland County Public Schools Instructional Council held its first meeting of the new school year last week. The Council began its work last fall, as a forum for engaging more stakeholders in division discussion and decision making. Membership includes … Continue reading

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Measuring Individual Student Growth

August 23, 2013 Dear Families of Students in Grades K-8, On behalf of our entire GCPS team, I hope this finds everyone having had a successful and positive opening week of school. The intention of this letter is to communicate … Continue reading

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Opening the 2013-14 SY

It’s been an amazing couple of weeks in our school division as we prepare for Monday with our students. During my time in the schools over the past few days, I’ve had the opportunity to talk to many of our … Continue reading

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Teachers in Space …

One of the awesome features of blogs is the ability to network and promote the readership of other blogs. Ms. Kelli Bratton, GHS science teacher, has recently written a post about an effort that glows with creativity and engagement.

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A Day Full of Positive Energy – 6th & 9th Grade Orientation

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NTA: Day 3 – Science Museum of Virginia

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Regional Ed Leadership Cohort Forming Through JMU

Last spring Goochland County Public Schools hosted a graduate/licensure program informational meeting with James Madison University and the University of Virginia. One of the opportunities discussed was the potential of JMU’s Educational Leadership program being offered on-site in our area … Continue reading

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Day 1 of New Teacher Academy

And this was the last hour of the day … We welcomed about two dozen new teachers to GCPS today. For some it’s the very beginning of a career as a professional educator (and life after undergraduate/graduate school) – for … Continue reading

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