Monthly Archives: November 2013

ASCD’s “Tapping into the Power of Gratitude”

As many of us prepare to reflect on all that we’re thankful for, the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development recently published a timely article by Sarah McKibben, one that ties gratitude – long considered a “soft skill” – with … Continue reading

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Advance College Academy Informational Meeting a Success

GCPS hosted a very successful informational meeting for families last week focused on the new Advance College Academy (ACA) program being developed for Goochland High School students in partnership with J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College. The partnership is an example … Continue reading

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JMU: Educational Leadership Regional Cohort Forming

Informational Meeting – Goochland Middle School – Library Media Center – Wednesday, December 11 at 4:30PM

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GHS Students Participate in State Leadership Conference

The Virginia School-University Partnership Student Leadership Conference – “Leaving A Legacy” – took place this past week in Charlottesville, and Goochland High School was well represented. Nine of our student leaders spent the day working with peers from across Virginia … Continue reading

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iPad Learning Exhibition at GES

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Virginia’s Secretary of Education Works with Leadership Team

Dr. Javaid Siddiqi, Virginia’s Secretary of Education, visited our division earlier this week as part of a school leadership initiative from Governor Bob McDonnell focused on instructional innovation and student engagement. Dr. Siddiqi was joined by Mrs. Anne O’Toole, a … Continue reading

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“Maximizing Individual Potential through Science, Civics, and Service…”

Those were the words Mrs. Jennifer Gates, third grade teacher at Randolph Elementary School, opened with at Tuesday evening’s School Board meeting. Mrs. Gates’ lead-in was in reference to something special happening between her class and Mrs. Erin Yearout-Patton’s senior … Continue reading

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First College Admissions Panel a Tremendous Success

The school division hosted an informational evening for families this week designed to provide support and insight into the college admissions process. What made the event special was that the panel serving as the program’s centerpiece was comprised of nine … Continue reading

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Classroom Instruction Following Election Day

I had the opportunity this morning to spend 30 minutes listening to a group of 7th graders discuss yesterday’s election with tremendous confidence, background information, and historical context. Mrs. Creasey designed today’s lesson on the heels of an analysis of … Continue reading

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