As we come to the conclusion of another great school year, we would like to take time to thank all of the parents of CCPS students for trusting in us to provide a quality education for all.
As our budget process is finalized for the 2013-2014 school year, we are moving forward with our plans for the renovations and additions to Caroline High School and Madison Elementary School. Please check the CCPS website for timelines and updates for both of these projects. Project timelines are posted at the end of this message, also.
The Caroline County Teacher of the Year announced on May 8th was Rebecca Schieber. Congratulations! Nominees from each school are as follows: Bowling Green Elementary- Stephani Harrison, Lewis and Clark- Jenna Coyle, Madison Elementary- Michelle Mack, Caroline Middle School-Rebecca Schieber, Caroline High School- James Britton. We are very proud of each of these teachers for their dedication and outstanding performance.
Caroline County Public Schools also recognizes a Novice Teacher of the Year. Each school’s nominee has taught three years or less. The following are the nominees for Novice Teacher of the Year: Bowling Green Elementary- Tyler Jodon, Lewis and Clark- Kelly Smither, Madison Elementary- Nicole Kravits, Caroline Middle School- Jessica Lowden, Caroline High School-Lane Catlett. The Caroline County Public Schools Novice Teacher of the Year announced on April 23rd was Tyler Jodon. Congratulations!!!!
Caroline County Public Schools recognized a Support Staff of the Year. Nominees came from each school, maintenance, custodians, transportation and the school board administrative assistant staff. The following were the nominees for Support Staff of the Year: Donna Brown(BGE), Brenda Hackett (LCES), Deborah Haynes (MES), Gwendolyn Green (CHS), Rose Bohmann (SBO), Joyce Childs(Maintenance), Kathleen Brown (Cafeteria), Bessie Napier (LCES) William Harrell (CMS) and Ellis Sims (Transportation). The Caroline County Public Schools Support Staff of the Year announced at the April 23rd Recognition Banquet was Donna Brown a paraprofessional at Bowling Green Elementary. Congratulations!!!!
We also want to recognize our retirees who have dedicated many years to the students of Caroline County Public Schools. The following employees are retiring: Geneva Boone, Deborah Ernst, Gail Facer, Linda Olson, Gilda Robinson, Victoria Purdy, Helen Terrell, Beryl King, Gracie Taylor, Gracie Wright Cathy Burke, Gwendolyn Durrett, Suetta Gladfelter, Kenneth Paige, Robert Payne, Bessie Nappier, Linda Taylor, and Mervin Waller. We wish them many years of an enjoyable and healthy retirement.
We would like to take time to say congratulations to the Caroline High School graduating class of 2014. We wish them great success in their future endeavors. Many of these students are moving on to college. We commend their desire and drive to extend their education and learning. Some of the colleges to which these students have been accepted include: Air Force Academy, University of North Carolina, Clemson University, Radford University, Lynchburg College, University of South Caroline, North Caroline State, University of Virginia, Ferrum College, George Mason University, Longwood College, Penn State Harrisburg, Christopher Newport University, James Madison University, Virginia Wesleyan College, West Virginia University, and Chowan University.
Many of our schools have a summer reading program that they encourage the students to take part in during the summer. We would like to stress the importance of students reading over the summer. This keeps their minds fresh, active, and constantly learning. Please encourage your child to visit the library and find books that interest them. Set aside 15-20 minutes each day of quiet time for your child to read.
We hope that all of our Caroline County Public Schools families have a safe, restful, and enjoyable summer. We will look forward to seeing the shining faces of our returning students in August.
Caroline County Public Schools Renovations/Additions Timelines
Caroline High School Track Re-surfacing
The track re-surfacing design for Caroline High School is scheduled to be completed by May 7 and submitted to the County planning for review. It will be advertised on May 13 in the Caroline Progress, Freelance Star and Richmond Times and Dispatch. The delay in bidding is a result of a 3 week delay in obtaining the survey due to severe and extended winter weather. The bid package will allow interested contractors 14 days to provide a bid for the track project. Bids will be received on May 27 and will be presented to the Caroline School Board for approval at a special called meeting. Once awarded, work will begin on the track beginning June 2 and must be 100% complete by August 1, 2014.
Madison Elementary School Additions
The building design package for Madison Elementary is now approximately 85% complete. There was a 3 week delay in obtaining the survey for the existing property due to severe and extended winter weather. In addition, the purchase of the property, that was anticipated to be complete in April, is not scheduled to be finalized by the County Attorney until mid-May. Due to the delays noted above, the project bid schedule has had to be pushed back by approximately one month. Subject to School Board approval, the project will be advertised for bids on June 11. Bids will be received on Thursday July 10 and will be presented to the Caroline School Board for approval on July 14. Once awarded, work will begin on the project in late July. The project will be complete by August of 2015.
Caroline High School Additions and Renovations
The overall design package is scheduled to be complete by early August. Subject to School Board approval, the project will be advertised for bids on August 13. Bids will be received on September 11 and will be presented to the Caroline School Board for approval at a special called meeting. Once awarded, work will begin on the project in late September. The project will be complete by August of 2016.