December 2018
Positive Events in SCPS!
All Century Learners
SCPS Celebrates Employees with over 25 Years of Service!
SEF Harvest 5 km & Little Pumpkin Mile - November 10
The SEF Harvest 5K & Little Pumpkin Mile took place on November 10, 2018.
Community members of all ages participated in this event.

The funds raised benefit Innovative Teaching Grants and Student Scholarships. Thank you to all who participated.
SCPS Business & Community Partners recognized at the SCPS School Board Meeting

Business and community partners received certificates of appreciation for their monetary donations and volunteer efforts for the SCPS Operation Warm campaign. Students received over 1,200 new coats for winter.

Thank you Outback Steakhouse for providing breakfast for the volunteers. Outback Steakhouse now delivers.

SCPS will accept donations all year to ensure students in need are warm during the winter months.

Please click here to make a monetary donation: Online donation or mail check payable to:
Operation Warm, Inc.
PO Box 822431
Philadelphia, PA 19182-2431
Memo: Stafford County Public Schools
The Stafford School Board recognized Colonial Forge High School student Alex Goshorn on November 13 for enhancing the learning environment in SCPS through his Eagle Scout project.

Alex successfully installed a footbridge on a nature trail at Hartwood Elementary School.
SCPS Participates in Take Your Legislator to School Month
Principal Michael Sidebotham, Delegate Bob Thomas , SCPS School Board Member, Dr. Sarah Chase, SCPS Superintendent Dr. Scott Kizner
Superintendent, Dr. Scott Kizner, SCPS School Board Members, Holly Hazard and Dr. Sarah Chase, Assistant Principal Alissa Fraser, Delegate Mark Cole, Principal Scott Elchenko, SCPS School Board Member Pamela Yeung
Board of Supervisor Jack Cavalier, Superintendent, Dr. Scott Kizner, SCPS School Board Member, Dr. Sarah Chase, Delegate Jennifer Carroll Foy, SCPS School Board Member Pamela Yeung, Principal, Kristen McKinney-Nash
Congratulations Rodney E. Thompson Jr. Middle School, 2018 County Football Champions!
Congratulations Edward E. Drew, Jr. Middle School girls field hockey team on winning the division ch ampionship !
Congratulations to NSHS girls volleyball team, once again, Regional Champions and 5A Runner-Up State Finalists!
Important Dates
Calendar Dates

December 3 - Commonwealth Governor's School Information Night at NSHS or SHS
from 6:30 -8:00 P.M.

December 5 - Elementary School Redistricting Community Meeting at Rodney E. Thompson MS

December 15 - Stafford Christmas Parade

December 21 - Early Release All Grades

December 24 - January 2
Winter Break
All Schools and offices closed

January 10 - Rescheduled College and Career Pathways Night at North Stafford High School from 6 - 8:30 P.M.
School Board Meetings

Tuesday, December 11
School Board Chambers at 7:00 P.M. 

Head Start

Starting in January 2019, Stafford County Head Start/Virginia Preschool Initiative Program will accept applications for the 2019-2020 school year. Head Start is a free, full-day preschool program , and is open to children who are 3 or 4 years of age by September 30, 2019, live in Stafford County, and meet the federal income-eligibility guidelines.  If you or someone you know would like to know more about Head Start, please call (540) 368-2559 for more information.
Business Partners