The final official count for GHS Prep this year is SEVEN high school diplomas and ONE GED! Congratulations to all students in the Class of 2015 but a special hug and salute to my seniors.
MADISON VANDER HEYDEN
This is the seniors’ last week of school at GHS. That means it is time for me to make the GRAND yearly announcement!
One more student (who started in March as a junior transfer student) is hustling to finish by this Friday in order to graduate early as well.
Our two ELS students have shown incredible progress with their English skills while also improving science and math skills thanks to Ms Jacqueline Hamilton and Mr Doug Rohrer.
Overall I felt this was a pretty successful year. Two juniors intend to return to PREP next year and graduate, and one freshman and one sophomore are considering a split schedule in order to return to PREP.
We are excited to announce that Goochland County Public Schools is piloting a virtual summer school program for the summer of 2015 offering courses inEconomics/Personal Finance and Health and Physical Education 9. The requirements for these two courses normally offered during the year can be met by participating in this summer school opportunity in Edgenuity, our online curriculum provider.
Students will be accepted into our new summer courses on a first-come, first-served basis. There will be a tuition fee for these courses unlike the summer school credit recovery courses. This program will appeal to students who are academically motivated and may have an interest in freeing up their school year schedule for additional electives.
GCPS staff will regularly monitor each student’s progress in Edgenuity and inform parents and appropriate staff if standards are not being met.
If you and your child have an interest in the program, please contact your student’s school counselor. Some basic requirements and an application for this program are attached.
Nidelson P is my ESL student who is a member of the MJROTC at GHS. I am very proud of all he has worked toward this school year.
Fifteen students recently participated in the Model General Assembly presenting and defending five bills. All five bills progressed and most were successful. Matt Austin and Hunter Glaveskas were nominated to attend the Conference on National Affairs based on their bill presentations, debate skills, and preparation for MGA. Of the 350 students attending the MGA, only 35 were nominated for this honor and two were from Goochland High. Congratulations to the following students who participated in the Model General Assembly: Matt Austin, Hannah Lumpkins, Cary Pillow, Hunter Glaveska, Annie Lorenzo, Alex Herrera, Kyan Brightwell, Sarah Carney, Myles McClenney, Emily Hobbs, Corinne Whalen, Johanna Thorkelsdottir, William Glaveskas, Leah Johnson, and Jonathan Thrasher
If you decided to extend your Spring Break by one day, you missed the lunch time fun at PREP today 🙂
From Mr Newman, GHS principal –
“Attention students who have classes at Goochland Tech. You will not be allowed to drive to and park at Goochland Tech beginning April 13. The county has advised us that no student parking will be permitted. Please help us in cooperating with this directive. Thanks.”
“In recognition of the innovation and success of its Values Based Leadership (VBL) initiative, Goochland County Public Schools (GCPS) has been named a District of Distinction by District Administration. Goochland County was among 62 districts across the nation that were honored in the March 2015 round of Districts of Distinction, the magazine’s national recognition program for K12 school districts…” (more)