RCPS Division Newsletter
On September 13th, students who received a perfect 600 SOL score were recognized by the School Board and Superintendent with a certificate of achievement. Join us in congratulating the following students: Evangeline McCracken (Grade 3 Reading), Joshua Keating-Losievsky (US & VA History-Dual Enrollment), Kyle Deal (Science 5), Cayden Kidwell (VA Studies), Mason Comer (Grade 8 Writing), Carmen Pond (Grade 8 Writing), and Maeve Ciuba (End of Course Writing).
Additionally, teachers who had a 100% pass rate in their SOL class were recognized by the School Board and Superintendent at the School Board Meeting. Join us in congratulating Sallie Shackelford (Geometry-Fall), Scott Stephens (Math 8-Fall), Timothy Stockdale (US/VA History-Spring & Fall),
Greg Czekaj (Biology-Fall), and Dave Naser (Algebra II-Spring).
Pictured Below: Tim Stockdale accepted certificates of achievement from Mr. Mills, Chair, and Dr. Grimsley.
SOL Data Update
Start with Hello Week
During the week of October 3rd, RCPS participated in Sandy Hook Promise’s “Start With Hello Week” by focusing on creating a culture of inclusion and connectedness. On Monday, RCHS peer mentors visited elementary school students during lunch. The younger students immensely enjoyed having the opportunity to meet and talk with the high school students. Check out the happy smiles!
Photo by Dani Pond
Laser Printing in STEAM
Recently, RCES students wrapped up the laser printer unit in middle school STEAM. The students learned how to use an internet-based program to design a variety of items like ornaments, puzzles, pictures, and boxes. They then used the classroom Glowforge laser printer to engrave and cut out their projects.
Photos by Bethany Bostic
Hispanic Heritage Month
To celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, RCES students had an opportunity to sample a tasty Hispanic treat, Dulce de Leche. Ms. Viviana, Ms. Bullard, and the Commit to Be Fit team visited each classroom to allow students to sample the caramel and cracker snack. It was a hit with each grade level, and multiple students asked us to share the recipe with their parents!
Farm to School Week
The week of October 3rd was Farm to School Week! Rappahannock County Public Schools celebrated the Crunch Heard ‘Round the Commonwealth with apples from Thornton River Orchard & Market in Sperryville. Students at both schools had an opportunity to taste four varieties: Braeburn, Granny Smith, Red Delicious, and Fuji. At the elementary school, students voted for their favorite after sampling all four types. Granny Smith won the popular vote!
Fit Kids Clinic
Valley Health and Rappahannock County Public Schools have partnered together to bring video telehealth into our schools. If your child gets sick at school, it's not always easy to leave work. Telehealth makes it easier. With your consent, a nurse will use video telehealth technology to connect your child with a provider at Valley Health. In most cases, your child can be diagnosed without leaving school or you having to leave work. Conditions treated include: asthma, allergies, cough, colds, flu, ear aches, sore throats, fever, headaches, head lice, pink eye, and skin irritations. The nurse will be onsite in the elementary school clinic each weekday from 8 am- 3:30 am when school is in session.
Be sure to check out our video to learn more about our Fit Kids Clinic! This video (and more) can be found on our Parent U page.
For more information and to enroll, visit www.valleyhealthlink.com/schools. Please note, registration does not obligate you to use the service.