DPS Parent Post
August 19, 2022
Elementary School Renovation Feedback Sessions
Starting next week and into the fall, we will be having feedback sessions for students, parents, and the community for input on the upcoming construction projects at each school listed below.
Woodberry Hills on August 24 at 6 p.m.
Forest Hills on September 8 at 5:30 p.m.
Park Avenue on September 28 at 6 p.m.
Gibson on October 12 at 6 p.m.
SOL Test scores show DPS students are rebounding from pandemic
The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) released Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) pass rates for the 2021-2022 school year on Thursday afternoon, which showed the state is still feeling the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on education.
High Fives for Attendance Campaign: Make sure your student is in class five days per week!
At DPS, we're launching our High Fives for Attendance campaign to remind students, parents, and the community at large that every student should be in every class everyday. We know that attendance is one of the biggest graduation indicators, and it is hard for children to catch up from missed days. Please join us in our efforts to make attendance a priority this year!
Tiny Tidbits: Small bits of news from DPS!
- On Wednesday, our first cohort of 20 Early College Scholars had orientation at Danville Community College. Twenty students from Galileo and GW will complete their junior and senior years at DCC and graduate with their high school diplomas and Associates Degrees.
- On Wednesday, Woodberry Hills Fifth Graders had 100 PERCENT attendance. Congratulations to those members of the Wolfpack!
- Our GW JV football team won their game last night against William Fleming. The Varsity team plays at William Fleming tonight. Let's Go Eagles!
- Our schools have received some generous donations this week! We would like to thank Tracy Meade from West Piedmont PDC for donating supplies to kindergarteners at Park Avenue, the Danville Professional Women's Association for their supply donation to Woodberry, and the Chatham Rotary Club and Columbia Forest for donating book bags and supplies to our students at Gibson.
Make sure to update your contact information!
Important Upcoming Events
August 22 - Transition Stop Open House at Woodrow at 5:30 p.m.
August 24 - Woodberry Hills renovation feedback session at 6 p.m.
September 5 - Labor Day Holiday