DPS Parent Post
September 30, 2022
Renovation Update: Construction agreements signed for GW & Johnson
On September 22, the School Board Chair signed the interim agreements for the renovation of George Washington High School and a new G. L. H. Johnson school building.
An agreement with English Construction will allow for more comprehensive plans and preliminary designs to be created for the renovated George Washington High School campus, which is set to include a new performance gym, an updated CTE building, and more.
An agreement with Branch Builds will allow for more comprehensive plans and preliminary designs to be created for a brand new elementary school on the Johnson campus, which would allow for the former Johnson school to be used as swing space as renovations continue.
REMINDER: Early Dismissal on October 7, Fall break October 10-14
Friday, October 7 will be an early release day for students so that parent conferences can take place in the afternoon. Schools will reach out to parents to schedule conferences. Please note the early dismissal schedule below:
Middle Schools and RISE 11:10 a.m.
Elementary Schools 11:40 a.m.
High Schools and Pre-K 12:15 p.m.
Please note that October 10-14 is fall break for students. We will welcome students back on October 17.
Planning for the 5th Annual STEAM Night is underway!
Organizers are already planning for this year's STEAM Night (with a new + C for Computer Science and Community!) If you're interested in being involved, either with donations or as a participant, contact email@example.com or visit the STEAM + C Night website!
Our schools are celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month this month!
Check the school calendar to see what fun activities your child's school has planned.
Partner Spotlight: Danville Church & Community Tutorial Program
For more than 10 years, the Danville Church & Community Tutorial Program has served Danville and Pittsylvania County with many tutoring sites around the region, allowing for students to receive tutoring help they need to achieve academic excellence. To learn more about DCCTP, become a tutor, or sign your child up for tutoring, visit dcbtp.com.
Spotted at DPS: A look at what's happening in our schools!
DPS Students visit the Career Choice Expo
Reading at Forest Hills
Fifth grade leaders at Forest Hills visit the library for kindergarten story time!
Tiny Tidbits: Small bits of news from DPS!
- The GW Varsity Football Eagles to take on Patrick County in a rescheduled game on Monday, October 10 at 7 p.m. at Averett University. The white tickets given to patrons at the cancelled game will allow you to enter the game on the 10. Those seeking a refund may call the bookkeeper at GW and must provide proof of purchase.
- Congratulations to the GWHS NJROTC Drill Team for winning second place overall at the Bassett High School 10th Annual Drill Competition held on Saturday, September 24. GW competed against five other high schools and won the following accolades: first place unarmed squad (JV), first place unarmed squad (varsity), first place armed squad, second place armed individual, second place unarmed platoon, second place overall.
- Thank you to former NBA star and Danville native Johnny Newman and his wife Velvet for adopting the whole fourth grade at Woodberry Hills! We appreciate your generosity and support.
Important Upcoming Events
October 7 - Half Day/Parent Conference Day
October 10-14 - Fall Break for students
October 11 - National Night Out
October 12 - Renovation Feedback Session at Gibson
View the district calendar here, and remember to keep up with school-based events by regularly checking their websites and social media.
School Attendance Awareness Month
September is School Attendance Awareness Month. Danville Public Schools is committed to reducing chronic absenteeism and addressing factors that cause students to miss school. With our High Fives for Attendance Campaign, we're aiming to get the whole Danville community involved in this effort. As you see our students in the community, give them High Fives, reminding them to be in school five days per week. Let your children know how important it is to be present and engaged!