9 Early Release
9 Parent Academy
16 Interims Issued
21 SB Meeting
27 School Holiday
8 CCHS Graduation
12-14 Early Release
14 Last Day of School
18 SB Meeting 6:30
Congratulations to our very own Ms. Kristina Williams! Kristina, who is a graduate of Charles City Public Schools and who is currently employed as the Supervisor for Special Education for CCPS was honored as the recipient for the 2019 Mary Lou Wall Award of Excellence for Early Career Special Education Leaders. She received the award at the annual statewide Virginia Council of Administrators of Special Education (VCASE) Conference in Portsmouth, VA, Her nomination packet joined many others from all over the state of Virginia and was selected because of her outstanding, visionary and strong leadership in special education across our division. Her knowledge in the field is extensive and we are very fortunate to have Kristina serving the children and teachers of our division. She is an incredible professional who works tirelessly to ensure that our students identified with special needs have the best instruction and resources available to them every day.
The 2019-2020 School Calendar has been approved by the CCPS School Board.
Next week will be the beginning of SOL Testing here at Charles City Public Schools. Please click here to view a calendar of testing dates.
There will be a School Board Budget Work Session on May 1, 2019 in the CCHS Auditorium. A closed session for personnel will begin at 5:30 p.m. followed by a public session starting at 6 p.m.
Each year, we take time to ask our families and community a variety of questions about our schools, the learning environment, your child’s experiences and your level of satisfaction with our schools and division. This anonymous survey is provided to every family on a hard copy for response.
This year’s survey is completely new, reflecting the goals and objectives for the new Five-Year CCPS Strategic Plan that was adopted by the School Board in July 2018. The information and feedback that you provide to us through this survey is extremely important because it helps us to determine what we are delivering effectively to our learners and their families and what we need to change or improve in order to be more effective.
The results of these surveys are confidential and will remain anonymous. Completed surveys should be returned to your child’s school, where they are sealed and sent directly to our survey company. The company will review the results and provide us with a final report in May/June. The final report will not have any identifying information and gives us the general results based on the number of families who choose to respond. In the past, we have had a strong response rate from our families and we are looking to continue this trend this year.
Please take a few moments to read and respond to the survey questions. All responses should be marked in #2 pencil. When finished, please give your completed survey to your student to return to the main office at their school. All surveys should be completed and returned to your child’s school no later than April 30, 2019.
Students, Faculty and Staff have already completed an electronic survey for each group last month. Their responses and feedback will be included in the anonymous final report that we receive, along with our family responses.
Thank you for your time and responses to our annual family survey! We value your input as we strive to improve our overall school quality. Together, we can educate, empower and engage our students in meaningful ways to improve their community and the world.
Mr. & Miss CCHS - Cameron Vaden and Alontay Adkins
Mr. & Miss 7th grade - Elijah Adkins and Jasmyn Rolland
Mr. & Miss 8th grade - Mitchell Whitehead and Jadan Adkins
Mr. & Miss Freshmen - DelMonta Johnson and Em’Miyah Cotman
Mr. & Miss Sophomore - Keondre Barnes and Alexis Williams
Mr. & Miss Junior - Cristian Stewart and Jamia Jones
Mr. & Miss FBLA - Cameron Vaden and Nijah Johnson
Charles City High School participated in “The Hour of Code”, a worldwide effort to celebrate computer science, starting with 1-hour coding activities. The Hour of Code takes place each year during Computer Science Education Week.
The Hour of Code started as a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify "code", to show that anybody can learn the basics, and to broaden participation in the field of computer science.
CCES students celebrated Computer Science Week by participating in the Hour of Code. The Hour of Code is a global movement by Computer Science Education Week and Code.org reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries through a one-hour introduction to computer science and computer programming. Dr. Gaston even showed off his coding skills by participating with students.
CCES has some exciting news to share!! Teams of our 5th and 6th grade students recently entered the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundations STEM challenge and we are happy to announce that our 5th grade group placed in the top 3 and our 6th graders placed in the top ten. Our fifth graders will get the opportunity to travel to the American Revolutionary Museum in December They will receive a free tour of the museum and compete in the finals competition.
The contest asked students to build a trebuchet of their own design from a list of materials. They were then required to create a video firing the trebuchet and explaining their process, materials, and demonstrating the trebuchet for distance and accuracy. Way to go CCES!!
It is official! The Virginia Department of Education has released final results and they show that for a second consecutive year both CCES and CCHS are fully accredited by the state. Way to go CCPS students and staff!
This morning, the Virginia’s Secretary of Education, Atif Qarni, visited CCES with officials from the Governor’s and Educational Offices, to deliver school supplies for our teachers and students. The Secretary was treated to a tour of CCES and was able to see everything, from our newly-installed playground equipment for greater student equity, to our teacher classrooms. He took time to talk to our teachers and wish them well for the coming school year. Additionally, we had a great opportunity to speak with the Secretary regarding the challenges we continue to work with here in Charles City, as well as some of the possible legislative items that his office and the Governor can support in the upcoming General Assembly Session to assist us in better assisting our students.
Our Central Office has moved! Our new location is at 10035 Courthouse Road, Charles City, VA 23030.
Well….we did it! For the second year in a row, Charles City High School made the top state and national rankings of high schools, maintaining its consistent Bronze Medal Ranking in the nation (within the top 20% of high schools in the country) and moving up to what appears to be 71 in the rankings of top 118 high schools in their statewide rankings in Virginia. The link below should take everyone to the report and overview for the 2018 data:
While this is one ranking and set of indicator criteria, as I shared last year, the national nature and name-recognition that goes with this publication and their annual rankings of high schools, colleges and universities is significant.
Congratulations to our faculty and staff for their continued success. We are pleased to be able to count our high school among the best in the state and the nation!
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