Your Dollar Did This....
Pre-algebra students pursue their individual mastery goals using whatever tools they need in the "gamified" classroom setting. Their teacher stands by to help out as needed. Thanks to 100 percent participation in the Belltower Annual Giving Fund, students can access a wide variety of support materials in this quest.
The Head's Heads Up
Imagine a snowflake in one hand and a grain of sand in the other--these two powerful images represent the balance necessary for children to develop a healthy vision of themselves and a clear vision of their place in the world.
Now, although I use the image of a snowflake, I'm not talking about the term "precious snowflake" that has become a derogatory descriptor of children who can't tolerate any discomfort or adversity without melting down! Rather, the snowflake metaphor refers instead to the concept of the uniqueness of individuals. Our children are each unique in their struggles, gifts, talents, temperaments, and how they respond to the world around them.
It's powerful to see each person as he or she truly is and reach them at that place with what they need. As parents and educators, we need to respond to each child at times differently in our attempts to grow and shape them into the best versions of themselves. Children do need to know what makes them special, but it is equally essential that they be able to celebrate and recognize the uniqueness of others. Our goal is to help children find that balance.
A self-concept that is guided solely by their own uniqueness would make our children unbearable to be around! Therefore, our children must also carry the image of the grain of sand: We are no more special than a grain of sand. In other words, we are but the same as billions and billions of others. Whether in a family, in a classroom, on a team, in play, or just in interactions with others, healthy children understand that others have gifts and needs that must take precedence over their own at times.
There are some great resources for parents to keep this balance in mind and I highly recommend all three of these books:
- The Blessings of a Skinned Knee by Wendy Mogel (The snowflake and sand imagery comes from this book.)
- NutureShock by Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman
- Raising Resilient Children by Robert Brooks and Sam Goldstein
If video is more your speed, here are a few youtube videos that hit on these principles that have been helpful to many:
What's Happening on the Halls?
Head of School recipients for the Second Marking Period
Most Improved Student
Kayla Wills, fifth grade
Jackson Latell, sixth grade
Callie Souders, seventh grade
Robert Cunningham, fifth grade
Jackson Pyles, sixth grade
Calista Nelson, seventh grade
Adair Stanley, eighth grade
Head of School List Second Marking Period
Fifth Grade: Anna Carey, Robert Cunningham, Lucas Edwards, Lorry Manetz
Sixth Grade: Leyton Dew, Layla Leo, Ap Pollard, Jackson Pyles
Seventh Grade: Claire Beitel, Spencer Cammarata, Andrew Fulmer, Ryleigh Hornsmith, Calista Nelson, Callie Souders
Eighth Grade: Larkin Denton, Rebecca Meberg, Adair Stanley, Elizabeth Stanley
Extended Day Olympics
The extended day program competed in a wide variety of "Olympic" events of their own this week, starting with catching candy canes with their mouths! Olympians have also competed in cup stacking, marshmallow tossing, cotton ball scooping and the popular cookie on the forehead challenge. The winners of each event will participate in medal ceremonies, and all who complete will have a ball. The torch arrived via first graders who are doing a literature study of the Olympics and recreated this evocative tradition for extended day!
Send out that Osprey Welcome!
Chesapeake Academy is happy to announce that pre-k 3&4 had a new student join the class on
Monday, February 5
. TyAri Henderson (nickname
) and her mother, LaTore Middleton, live in White Stone and are excited to be at CA.
Please join us in welcoming Ari and LaTore to the Chesapeake Academy community!
CA Welcomes Nina Thompson to the Foreign Language Team!
Chesapeake Academy is delighted to welcome Ms. Nahazla (Nina) C. Thompson to the foreign language team in the Middle School. A native Spanish speaker, Thompson also speaks Italian, French, and Portuguese. Thompson will be teaching seventh grade Spanish.
Ms. Thompson began her career in Santiago, Chile at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs where she served as the social secretary for the Minister. She worked at both the Yugoslavian and Venezuelan embassies in Santiago, serving as executive secretary to the Ambassador and the Consul, respectively. Thompson taught conversational Spanish at Rappahannock Community College as well as Spanish for Business Supervisors, and she has worked as a translator and as an interpreter in several settings. Academic Dean, Dr. James Hall comments, "Mrs. Thompson brings a wealth of cultural experience in Spanish speaking countries in addition to her fluency in Spanish to enrich this course. This will be quite an asset at this small school with a huge classroom!"
Fancy Party Honors Old Grey Mare Editors!
Pre-kindergarten 3&4 celebrated the volunteer editors from the class's Old Grey Mare Publishing Company with a Fancy Party!
These stalwart volunteers help pre-k 3&4 peeps draft, illustrate, and produce their own unique books. Designing every aspect of the celebration, students enjoyed a rainbow friendship cake and donned their individual versions of fancy dress that ranged from tiaras to capes!
Students contributed creative cookies to a cookie exchange shared with editors and special friends.
Hat tip to parents who found unique and creative ways to bring student visions for their cookies to life!
"Little Red Hen" Showcases Growing Talent!
"Projection, clarity, timing, delivery....find your mark and make it!" Students are accustomed to these sorts of directions from theatre director Ms. Robin Blake who pours her talents into the dramatic portion of Chesapeake Academy's Fine and Performing Arts Program. "Theatre is not a curricular filler! The play
is the thing
! The thing that inspires confidence, rehearses collaboration, encourages problem solving....the thing that creates community and provides a vehicle for all manners of growth! I am so excited to be able to share this passion with students from across the grades at Chesapeake Academy!" explains a proud Robin Blake on the heels of another dramatic success. Last week, Chesapeake Academy second and third grade students presented the ubiquitous folk tale, "The Little Red Hen" to the assembled school community and their parents. Performed as a musical, the folk tale was staged with minimal props and used a projected backdrop to create a sense of place.
The narrators (Jimmy Hodsden, Jacob Hodsden, Parker Brown, Izzy Dew, Valerie Edmonds, and Isabelle Fries) got the ball rolling, setting the scene and contextualizing dramatic events.
The title role of the Little Red Hen was seamlessly presented by Delaney Bowman; and the herald of the barnyard, the Rooster, was ably played by Liam Hubbard. Three barnyard characters, a dog (Evan Hinton), a cat (Khloe Hohensee) and a pig (Alex Fulmer) provided levity to keep the plot rolling.
Not to be outdone, the chicks (Logan Brent, Khloe Ridgell, and Ingrid Carey) operated as foils to the industrious little red hen, sleepily taking the easy way out whenever possible.
No musical delights without a well-coordinated chorus, and this chorus did not disappoint! Eliza Leo, Baylen Miller, Will Weddle, Brooks Parker, Quenton Harding, Joshua Hall, Ryann Kenner and Lyla Porter kept their cues, knew their words and provided a lilting harmony to the show. Several theatre-goers commented on their harmonic prowess!
Callie Souders, Student Reporter and Theatre Critic from the sixth grade enthused, "This musical really brought this folktale to life! This play was filled with happy, cute songs and dances. It definitely brightened everyone's days and reminded us to be kind and help others when they need it." Head of School Julie Duvall Keesee sums it up, "The songs were great, and the kids really nailed the timing, so this theatrical piece rocked along, keeping the audience laughing and smiling all the way through! What a lovely gift to the school community from these actors and their director!"
Math is All Around Us Magic Unfolds Again!
The Lower School continues this month in their Math is All Around Us challenge by writing an imaginary sequel to the children's best-selling book,
Math Curse by John Scieszka. In the original book, the main character's life is turned into a
nightmare of mathematical proportions, all originating from the teacher's rather innocent statement, "Y
ou know, almost everything in life can be considered a math problem." Our first through fourth grade students will be collaborating to create exciting stories of math problems abounding in a world reimagined as equations, probabilities, and statistics.
"Teachers greatly influence how students perceive and approach struggle in the mathematics classroom. Even young students can learn to value struggle as an expected and natural part of learning, as demonstrated by the class motto of one first-grade math class: If you are not struggling, you are not learning. Teachers must accept that struggle is important to students' learning of mathematics, convey this message to students, and provide time for them to try to work through their uncertainties. Unfortunately, this may not be enough, since some students will still simply shut down in the face of frustration, proclaim, 'I don't know,' and give up. Dweck (2006) has shown that students with a fixed mindset--that is, those who believe that intelligence (especially math ability) is an innate trait--are more likely to give up when they encounter difficulties because they believe that learning mathematics should come naturally. By contrast, students with a growth mindset--that is, those who believe that intelligence can be developed through effort--are likely to persevere through a struggle because they see challenging work as an opportunity to learn and grow."
Brush Those Pearly Whites!
Dental hygiene students from Virginia Commonwealth University visited CA to promote good d
ental health. Introduced by Anne Kornegay of the Northern Neck Free Health Clinic and accompanied by two members of a local Rotary International chapter, these dental hygiene students did a wonderful job of getting their important message across. Strong choppers are a vital first step to a healthy lifestyle. Thank you, to all involved!
RINGO leads to Reading Widely!
On January 31, the first round of Ringo projects for the second semester were presented in fourth grade. RINGO is a reading rubric used to help students choose outside reading books. RINGO challenges students to explore new genres of books and then once a semester create a presentation of their books. Here we see Thomas Emery proudly holding what he presented to the class about his book.
Tales From the Brothers Grimm Keeps Audience Guessing!
Regaling classmates and parents with a delightfully rambunctious compilation of fairy tales adapted from the
Tales of the Brothers Grimm,
seventh graders showed off their ever-evolving skills in presentation and delivery. Hitting their marks with precision, delivering punchlines in perfect time, and obviously enjoying the results, seventh graders had their audience gasping and giggling with this readers' theatre performance.
Narrators Ryleigh Hornsmith and Stewart Hollingsworth kicked off the performance with a witty repartee to set the scene and keep the audience apprised of swift shifts. Appearances by Rumplestiltskin (Spencer Cammarata), the Prince (Landon Reihs), Princess (Callie Souders), the Enchantress (Claire Beitel), a Dirt Merchant (Andrew Fulmer), Rapunzel (Calista Nelson), Hansel (Joness LaSalle-Bryant) and Gretel (Callie Souders), the Witch (Jarett Platsis) and the Devil himself (Joness LaSalle-Bryant) twisted these traditional tales in unexpected and edgy ways, engaging the audience and leaving them ready for more. This performance gets rave reviews!
Sign-Up for Award Winning CA Summer Camps!
Ages 4-6, June 18 through August 17, cost $275 per week
"Tell Me A Story" of summer fun! Spearheaded by Chesapeake Academy teachers Susan May, Hillary Smith, and Katie Parker, this camp springs from outstanding children's literature and quickly engages children in a wide variety of related trips, activities, and experiences. Camp Chesapeake is the perfect place for campers to explore new concepts, discover new interests, and meet new friends. This full-day program for children ages 4 to 6 nurtures campers' curiosity and offers a wide variety of experiences on and off campus--weekly trips, arts and crafts, silly competitions, games, and more! Each week spins off a different children's book, so no two weeks are the same.
CAMP CHESAPEAKE Ages 7-13
BUILDER'S BOOT CAMP: June 25 through 29, cost $300
Catching the maker's movement wave with hands-on fun, problem solving, and skill building, campers develop competence and confidence with real-life tools while creating age-appropriate building projects.
Want to build a catapult, box car derby vehicle, jelly bean dispenser, or your own musical instruments? Come to camp and see a creative project spring to life from your own hands!
I SCREAM FOR ICE CREAM: July 2, 3, 5, and 6, cost $225
On a quest for the best....ice cream, glace, gelato, sorbet, or sherbet ! This camp will take campers on the road every day, exploring the region looking for the best frosty concoction we can find--and sampling the recreational wonders of the Northern Neck along the way! Along with sampling the wares at local ice cream shops, each day will include other fun activities like putt putt at Bethpage, swimming, and hiking. The
coup de gras
will be unique new flavors of iced delight developed and created by campers!
FARM TO TABLE: July 9 through 13, cost $275
This is far more than a cooking camp! Campers travel to local farms and oyster companies and visit with fishermen and other food source locations to see first-hand where our food comes from. In between picking berries and catching crabs, campers will learn how to prepare delicious meals with local foods with the advice of touted local chefs. An exciting and delicious week is guaranteed!
SPORTS CAMP: July 16 through 20, cost $275
Love to compete? Campers enjoy action-filled days of sports and sports-related activities that emphasize the
-damentals. This recreational program emphasizes sport-specific basics, fitness, teamwork, sportsmanship, and strategy. Campers acquire skills through daily practice and gain confidence in their abilities as they each discover their individual potential. Sports include soccer, lacrosse, volleyball, basketball, and more.
NORTHERN NECK EXPLORERS: July 23 through 27, cost $275
Find adventure by foot, bicycle, and paddle! Campers enjoy all of the great outdoor activities the Northern Neck has to offer. Daily journeys throughout the region include fishing, swimming, kayaking, biking and more. Each day of the Northern Neck Explorers camp has unique destinations that highlight the region's geographical and historical highpoints.
MYSTERY TOUR: July 30 through August 3, cost $400
Each day of this camp has completely unique destinations and activities. Adventure and mystery are at the heart of this one of a kind camp, which combines creative exploration with an exciting daily road trip. Journey with friends to five different surprise destinations throughout the week. All activities and park entrance fees are included. This is for the true adventurer!
MUSIC MANIA CAMP, Ages 8 through 11: August 6 through 10
Barbara Hays, Chesapeake Academy Music Teacher, believes everyone has music in them! This half-day camp will bring it out! Vocal warm-ups, fun songs, singing in harmony through rounds and partner songs, rhythm activities using body and instrument percussion, creative movement and dramatics all culminate in a closing performance that showcases all this talent and gives every child a chance to shine.
Writing and Math Labs Drive Skills Deeper!
Fourth and fifth graders have been placed into their new Writing and Math Lab groups for the second semester.
Writing Lab students are challenged to explore the world of writing through research on topics of their choice for Brain Buckets, and they also have the opportunity to further develop their work from their Writer's Workshop class.
Students in fifth grade are working on weekly writing prompt challenges, and fourth graders are creating their own books. Students also have the option to develop their typing skills through challenging games designed to increase students' awareness of the keyboard.
During the second semester of Math Lab, math students will have an opportunity to explore coding and logical and lateral thinking problems, as well as enhance their current skill levels with extra practice through educational websites and classroom games.
Coding and Connecting Counts!
First graders join the fourth and fifth grade students for a Math Lab on the last Tuesday of every month for some fun with coding! The older students introduced first graders to
back in December with the annual "Hour of Code" activity. Coding together allows for collaboration and problem solving across grade levels and gives the younger middle schoolers an opportunity to be be leaders/teachers.
Sixth Grade Fantasy Study
Literature and Writer's Workshop are stretching imaginations! Sixth graders are exploring fantasy in their genre study, using Terry Pratchett's Wee Free Men as a central text and also reading novels from A Wrinkle in Time to The Phantom Tollbooth individually. At the center of this study, students are moving to an understanding of fantasy beyond "we know it when we see it."
Is one ghost enough to create a fantasy novel?
Can it be a fantasy novel if it only has human characters?
To bring analysis and creation together, students are applying their newfound knowledge to create their own fantasy worlds. They are fleshing these spaces out, using maps, artifacts, and plot diagrams before they begin writing stories about their worlds. Tolkien would be proud!
"Since when," he asked,
"Are the first line and last line of any poem
Where the poem begins and ends?"
Play Paves the Way to Spanish Vocab Mastery!
Fifth-grade Spanish students have fun taking turns drilling each other on vocabulary flash cards. Sometimes, the simplest things work so well!
New Activity Periods Explore Student Interests!
Terrific Techie--Tech Guru Kim Dynia has tasked participants with making an animation that teachers could use in their classrooms. This animation could be a character from a book, an illustration for a science concept, a mnemonic for a math problem--the sky is the limit. These animations will be created with Keynote or Google Slide.
Fun & Sports--
Winter never has enough opportunities to get blood pumping! Coach York will have participants shaking a leg and doing a variety of sports and games in this popular activity period.
Bob Ross was The Boss!--
Rembember that "funny little cloud"? Bob Ross taught a generation of cable watchers to paint, embracing their mistakes and having fun! Hillary May Smith is channeling this curly-haired artiste and, given her enthusiasm, participants should have a ball!
Who Done it?--
The forensics group had to decipher a cryptogram on the first day of this activity period in order to photograph the crime scene! Students collaborate each week using various scientific methods and labs to determine who committed the murder! These sleuths are on it!
Never Bored Board Games--
"Luck be a Lady"....named Martha Rogers! Ms. Rogers will be hosting a board game strategy session--who knew there was so much math involved!
Fifth graders are planning and staging the school's Artstravaganza, selecting music and organizing all the event details! Authentic learning in action coached by Sonja Smith.
TED Talks: Ideas Worth Spreading
Do you have an idea worth spreading? Seventh graders do! After watching a variety of TED Talks ranging from "How to use a paper towel" to "What adults can learn from kids" students analyzed how the speakers used ethos, logos, and pathos to convince the audience to believe their idea.
Seventh graders took their newfound knowledge into action and created their own powerful, short speech about an idea they want others to know more about, such as "Chesapeake Academy Should Go Paperless!" or "What Can We Learn from Our Dreams?". Since the five-minute speeches were mostly persuasive, body language and tone were important during the delivery of their idea. Check out some of their speeches below to see if you are convinced that their idea is worth spreading!
Seventh Grade Furniture Building Project
Seventh grade pre-algebra students are using ratios, proportions, and scale in a
design project! After examining various pieces of
and measuring chairs around the school, students went to the drawing board to design their own unique
items. Some everyday items have been revamped for better storage, perfect comfort, or even aesthetic appeal. The process of this design requires students to use technology both old and new--from pencil and paper to the basic CAD program--to represent their ideas accurately and beautifully. Authentic learning rocks!
Proportions and Ratios Make Critical Consumption a Snap!
Today the eighth graders considered how they can use proportions in real life. Using cross products, students figured out that drinking a 20 oz. coke is the same as downing 16 sugar packets. The students then used math to compare the sugar content--measured in packets--in Mr. Pibb, Mountain Dew, Powerade, Schwepps Ginger Ale, and pink lemonade. After eating pop tarts, graham crackers, and oreos, students calculated the equivalent sugar packets they could have swallowed instead. Hopefully, the eighth grade will think carefully next time they choose a snack!
Dynia to Present at VAIS Festival of the Arts in April
Kimberly Dynia has been selected as a presenter for the Virginia Association of Independent Schools Festival of the Arts in April. Dynia will discuss using NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) as a catalyst for engaging and encouraging young writers. Her topic titled,
Inner Critic, Be Gone: A Month of Writing Dangerously,
gets at the heart of those issues that block so many emerging writers. How do you craft a delightfully complex plot? How do you ensure your characters will not run amok? How can turning the solitary act of writing into a social affair enliven and enlighten the process? Dynia will explain how NaNoWriMo can keep kids involved in the writing process from conception to completion...of a published copy they can hold in their hands and share with friends! We are so proud of this rock-star teacher who is representing Chesapeake Academy at the Virginia Association of Independent Schools!
Closing the Gap with STEM Competition for Girls!
According to the U.S. Department of Commerce Economics and Statistics Administration, "Our science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) workforce is crucial to America's innovative capacity and global competitiveness. Yet women are vastly underrepresented in STEM jobs and among STEM degree holders despite making up nearly half of the U.S. workforce and half of the college-educated workforce. That leaves an untapped opportunity to expand STEM employment in the United States, even as there is wide agreement that the nation must do more to improve its competitiveness."
The U.S. Department of Labor estimates that by 2020 there will be more than 1.4 million computing-related job openings. At current rates, only about 30% of those jobs can be filled with bachelor's degree grads in computer science. Chesapeake Academy Head of School Julianne Duvall Keesee comments. "Girls represent a valuable, mostly untapped opportunity to meet these workforce needs, and they are likely to bring the innovations, solutions, and creations that best represent their demographic of the population. This is a solution waiting to happen, but getting girls into STEM careers requires some significant adjustment of what has been traditional thinking about education."
"The question of how to close this gap is on great minds across the nation," comments Chesapeake Academy Academic Dean Dr. James Hall, "Engaging, authentic early STEM experiences for young girls, targeted development of persistence in problem solving and critical thinking, good mentoring from great role models, and ample opportunities for practice and exploration form the core Chesapeake Academy's response to this worldwide issue. We actively encourage our girls to recognize the strengths they bring to problem solving in the sciences, and we coach consistently toward a growth mindset. This approach is effective with our students, and we want to share what is working for us with the broader community."
Chesapeake Academy is excited to host Girls, Gizmos, and Gadgets, a STEM competition for girls in fourth and fifth grades in the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula region. Held on the Chesapeake Academy campus in Irvington, VA on
March 3, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., the event will feature ten teams of girls competing in five 45-minute challenge tasks. Chemistry, mathematics, logical reasoning, building and design, and physics
challenges require girls to question, collaborate, collect and analyze data, create and evaluate conclusions, redirect, reboot, and regroup to refine solutions.
Each of the five challenges will be scored by three independent female judges using a rubric designed specifically for each task. Judges drawn
from local high school science programs, governors' schools, and colleges will
award points for each task. There will be a winner for each challenge and an overall winner for the event. Prizes will be awarded.
Keesee thanks event sponsors, the Virginia Biotech Association and Bay Internists, for their foresight in contributing to this event focused on encouraging girls to embrace science, technology, engineering and mathematics. "Encouraging girls to recognize their gifts in these traditionally male careers will not only help to erase the impending deficit in these industries, it will also enrich each of these disciplines with their copious talents."
Ready to Purge Your Bookshelves?
Extended Day Program Leader Susan May is in search of great books for all ages (particularly thrillers at this point) for the Little Free Library literacy program through St. Andrews Presbyterian Church. You can support literacy in our community and clear the way for more good reads on your home bookshelves! Win/Win: Go, purge!
Contributions can be left on the blue table in the Wiley lobby!
Student Council Speaks....
In commemoration of Valentine's Day,
February 14, Student Council will sponsor an all-school Valentine's Dress Day! Students can wear their best pink and red outfits, along with their own bottoms, including jeans. All participants are required to donate a dollar to the Northern Neck Food Bank. Student Council's goal this year is to donate $500 dollars and become a food bank champion. Feel free to donate extra if you wish.
Have a great day!
||Ian York, Athletic Director
A season of solid growth and good gamesmanship is over for the JV boys team, but the Varsity teams still have the conference tournament remaining.
(2/13), our girls will play Ware Academy at Ware at
The girls game will be followed by our Varsity boys playing Aylett Country Day School at
If either of these Osprey teams win, they will return to action
(2/15) at Christchurch School. The girls' championship game will be at
followed by the boys' championship game at
Come on out and support these players!
CAPPA will be selling popcorn and water for
at the PALS program on
Saturday, February 24th
. Come see a great show, bring some pocket change, and support CAPPA!
The next open CAPPA meeting will be
Wednesday, March 14 at 8:30 a.m. Come and hear all about what is happening and how you can get involved.
"Instead of worrying about what you cannot control, shift your energy to what you can create."
THE Attitude is Gratitude
- Thanks to Old Grey Mare editors for all they do to help pre-k 3&4 create their own books! And thanks to all those pre-k 3&4 parents who sent cookies for the fancy party to thank the editors.
- Thanks to Anne Kornegay from the Northern Neck Free Health Clinic and to the Rotarians who made our visit with Virginia Commonwealth University's Dental Students possible.
- Many thanks to Grover Branson who has been helping Coach York prepare to get his Commercial Drivers License.
- The Chesapeake Academy faculty pulls together and it makes all the difference! Thanks to all those teachers flexibly helping to cover classes and duty schedules!
"Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?'"
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Don't Miss the Dates!
2/9 Basketball Hosts Ware Academy: JV Boys @ 4:00 p.m., Girls @ 5:00 p.m., and V Boys @ 6:00 p.m.
2/13 ISAC Tournament @ Ware Academy: Girls @ 4:00 p.m., Boys @ 5:30 p.m.
2/14 Science Museum Field Trip, grades six and seven
2/14 Student Council Valentine's Tag Day
2/15 ISAC Tournament Championship Games @ CCS: Girls @ 4:00 p.m., Boys @ 5:30 p.m.
2/16 through 2/19 President's Weekend, no school
2/21 Faculty Professional Development, 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
2/24 Merman, The Magician, 2:00 p.m.
2/24 STEM Summit at Foxcroft, eighth grade girls
2/27 Sheila Arnold Jones, Storyteller at LMS, grades four and five 9:00 a.m.; grades six through eight 1:00 p.m.
2/28 Tag Day
3/1 Richmond Symphony Trip, grades four through eight
3/2 Trustees and Guests Tour, 9:00 a.m.
3/3 Girls, Gizmos, and Gadgets, grades four and five, 10:00 a.m. through 2:30 p.m.
3/3 National History Day Competition
3/7 Dress Uniform
3/9 Student Council Event, TBD
3/14 CAPPA Meeting, 8:30 a.m.
3/14 PALS,Virginia Opera Presents "Billy Goats Gruff"
3/15 Trustees and Guests Tour, 9:00 a.m.
3/23 Third Marking Period Ends
3/27 Mini-Economy Market Days
3/28 Faculty Professional Development
3/28 Tag Day
3/30 Good Friday, No School
Announcement: The 2018-19 school calendar dates have been added to the Google calendar for your long-term planning.