|Camp Out, Rock Out, Knock Out Homelessness Awareness Event Huge Success - |
The Camp Out, Rock Out, Knockout Homelessness Awareness Event on November 9 and 10 was well attended and raised more than $2,700 in donations and stocked the shelves at the Treasure House, which provides items to students and their families in need. This event would not be possible without the dedicated volunteers and businesses as well as the support of our community. A special thank you to Wal-Mart Southpoint for being a collection site. Donations can still be dropped off at the Treasure House located behind Massaponax High School.
|School Board, Board of Supervisors & Sheriff Visit Schools - |
School Board members, Board of Supervisors, Sheriff, Superintendent and leadership staff embarked on a three-day bus tour to visit all schools. A variety of programs will be highlighted during these visits. The visits took place on October 29 and November 8. The next visit is planned forDecember 3.
School Visit Schedule
|Impact Aid Forms Due By November 15 - |
On October 3rd, Impact Aid Forms will be sent home with your child. If your child did not bring an Impact Aid form home you may download the form below.
Under the Impact Aid Program, each locality is compensated for federally connected children who impact a school district’s financial base because of military bases, federal installations, or federal activity within and surrounding their locality.
If you are a parent in military service or if you are employed on federal property, by completing an Impact Aid form for each child in your household, you will enable Spotsylvania County Public Schools to receive additional revenue assistance through the Impact Aid Program, which helps support educational programs for our students.
Please return the completed form to your child’s school - November 15, 2013 (this is a new date).
Impact Aid Form
Impact Aid Form SPANISH
Please note all information on this form is confidental.
|October Superintendent's Art Award - |
The October award for outstanding visual art goes to Mohamed Salman. Mohamed is a fifth grader at Salem Elementary School. Mohamed’s artwork will hang in Dr. Baker’s office during the month of October.
|New K2 Virtual Pilot Program Offered This Fall - |
The Spotsylvania County Public Schools Virtual Pilot Program is a K-2 online academic program for students who have been home-schooled for the previous academic year, have not been enrolled, or were not eligible for enrollment in Spotsylvania County Public Schools during the previous academic year.
To learn more or to enroll for the 2013-14 school year, please email K2Virtual@spotsylvania.k12.va.us or call 540-834-2500 ext. 1125.
|Division Teacher of the Year - Tara Hefner Selected as Region III State Finalist - |
Tara Hefner, a second grade teacher at Courtland Elementary School and Spotsylvania County Public Schools’ (SCPS) 2013-2014 Division Teacher of the Year, was notified she was selected as the 2014 Region 3 Teacher of the Year during a surprise visit by SCPS Superintendent Dr. S. Scott Baker and School Board Chair Amanda Blalock on September 19, 2013.
Mrs. Hefner is in her fifth year of teaching. She has taught in Spotsylvania County Public Schools since 2011. Mrs. Hefner was selected from division teachers of the year from the northeastern and Northern Neck area of the state. Mrs. Hefner will be honored along with the other 7 finalists in Richmond on October 11 at the Board of Education and Department of Education’s banquet and awards ceremony. Virginia’s Teacher of the Year, chosen from the eight regional teachers, will be announced that evening.
We are extremely proud of her accomplishment.
|VA Special Education 2013 Survey - |
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) requires each state to submit a special education State Performance Plan (SPP) and Annual Performance Report (APR) to the U.S. Department of Education. One of the indicators in the Performance Plan requires states to report: Percent of parents with a child receiving special education services who report that schools facilitated parent involvement as a means of improving services and results for children with disabilities.
Click to begin survey
|Congratulations to the Teachers of the Year - |
Each year, Spotsylvania County Public Schools participates in the Teacher of the Year program coordinated statewide through the Virginia Department of Education. All public and accredited nonpublic schools are able to participate in the Virginia Teacher of the Year Program to honor teachers who represent the best in teaching in Spotsylvania County Public Schools, the Commonwealth of Virginia, and across the nation. For more than 40 years, Virginia has participated in the National Teacher of the Year Program, a project of the Council of Chief State School Officers. The program is open to all teachers in pre-kindergarten through grade 12 who possess a current, renewable Virginia teaching license, including school librarians, guidance counselors, and reading specialists. The Human Resources Department is pleased to have coordinated this process with our site principals. From this group of nominees, the 2013 Division Teacher of the Year will be selected. Later this spring, we will announce and recognize the New Teachers of the Year from the elementary, middle, and high schools levels, and the Mentor Teachers of the Year from elementary, middle, and high school. Click here for a list of the Teachers of the Year for each school.
Please help out our student families in need. Current needs are:
- Socks and underwear (all sizes)
- Feminine hygiene items
- Shampoo & Conditioner
Items may be dropped off at the Treasure House in the brown drop box outside.The Treasure House is located in a classroom-style trailer behind Massaponax High School near the football field.
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