CCPS is in the process of finalizing the school system’s budget and we continue to ask for your support in our quest to build an adequately funded budget which provides the education that your child deserves. The additional State funds of $730K and Federal funds reduction leaves us with a projected shortfall of $1.583M. Our request to the Board of Supervisors for an additional $1.5M is much needed to support the educational needs of the students. Please attend the Board of Supervisors meetings at the Caroline Community Services Building on May 14th, May 28th and June 11th to show parent and community support for the CCPS budget requests.
In addition to our budget requests for the 2013-2014 school year, we are in the process of making plans for the renovations and additions to Caroline High School and Madison Elementary. These are needed due to growing enrollment and safety concerns. Students at these schools deserve adequate facilities that foster a safe environment and support strong instruction. Community support is greatly needed for these projects.
The School Board voted at the April 15th meeting to move forward with school uniforms. A committee has been formed and the first meeting will be held in May to discuss a uniform policy for both students and staff. We appreciate your support as we move forward with this transition which will help minimize disruptive behavior, promote respect for oneself and others, build school/community spirit, and more significantly, help to maintain high academic standards.
The Caroline County Teacher of the Year announced on April 23rd was Courtney Lander. Congratulations! Nominees from each school are as follows: Bowling Green Primary-Jessica Pollard, Bowling Green Elementary- Rebecca Eastman, Lewis and Clark- Courtney Lander, Madison Elementary- Shelly Beale, Caroline Middle School-Mary Beth Firmin, Caroline High School- Kent Flippen. 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 Primary-Kisha Garrick, Bowling Green Elementary- Jillian Hupp-Pola, Lewis and Clark- Melody Dockett, Madison Elementary- Matthew Moderacki, Caroline Middle School- Shamika Carey, Caroline High School-Jana Leonard. The Caroline County Public Schools Novice Teacher of the Year announced on April 23rd was Kisha Garrick. Congratulations!!!!
May 5th-11th is Teacher Appreciation Week which is dedicated to all the teachers in Caroline County. Our teachers exemplify the professional standards by motivating, challenging and engaging students in the learning process. Caroline County teachers stand firm on their commitment to education and have a standard of excellence when teaching the Virginia Standards of Learning and providing an enriched academic learning environment.
May 8th is dedicated to recognizing School Nurses. School nurses work greatly to enhance the educational process for students by helping them to meet their individual healthcare needs through assessments, delivery of intervention services, provision of emergency care, and by appropriately managing acute and chronic illnesses. School nurses work closely with parents, educators, and school administrators to ensure that students in Caroline are furnished with a healthy and safe environment for learning.
We would like to take time to say congratulations to the Caroline High School seniors who have been accepted to colleges. We are very proud of their desire and drive to extend their education and learning. Some of the colleges to which these students have been accepted include: Mary Baldwin College, Roanoke College, University of Charleston, Norfolk State University, St. John’s University, Wingate University and St. Augustine’s University.
CCPS would like to recognize Kayla Loescher, a fourth grade student at Lewis and Clark Elementary, for her accomplishment as the winner of the Caroline County Spelling Bee Champion and for representing Caroline County Public Schools in the Free Lance Star Regional Spelling Bee.
Congratulations to the following CHS students for their CTE (Career and Technical Education) awards and accomplishments:
- FCCLA- Tyler Sinlock, 1st place Fashion Construction, qualifying her for Nationals in Nashville , TN
- SkillsUSA- Tyler Hubble, 3rd place, Regional competition
- SkillsUSA- Tyler Hubble, 4th place, State competition
- SkillsUSA- Josh McLain, 3rd place, State competition, $7000.00 in scholarships
- JROTC- Cadet Tamarya Cook was selected to attend the Youth Leadership Conference in Yorktown, VA this June
- JROTC- Cadet Bo Hayes, selected to attend American Legion Girl’s State Conference at Longwood this June
- MOS Certifications- Johanna Burton, Rebecca Calhoun, Brandi Jackson, McKenna Lambert, Paige Simulcik, Tyler Sinlock, Brandon Sprint, Samantha Stambaugh, Taylor Verne, Nathanael Hall
- WISE Financial Certification- Labria Arrington, Jessica Arthur, Brittany Gardner, Sam Gotschalk, Coda Kehl, Summer Rakes, Sierra Richardson, Dylan Roberts, Thomas Rock, Tyler Shiflett, Quinterra Smith, Kelly Thorne, Jazmine Allan, Aaliyah Bynoe, Makayla Cassell, David Chewning, Jaron Clipper, AJ Derricott, Traquan Garnett, Mason Hall, Destiny King, Lauren McNamee, Casandra Stepanovich, Tyler Thomas, Reggie Twisdale,
- OSHA Certification- Josh Zelenick, Jonathan Brown, Keyshawn Johnson, Oliver Johnson, Kevin Maddox, Jaquan Monroe, Calab Stephens, Taylor Adair, Austin Borow, Cortez Carroll, Austin Chenault, Malik Dixon, James Eubanks, Brandon Fedder, Ryan green, Malik Herndon, Terrell Johnson, Aaron Lewis, Mark Loving, James McClure, Joshua McKinney, Darrin Parrish, Candice Roberts, Hunter Sylvia, Brian Wilson, Odyson Balaga, Devron Brown, Tra Clark, Chris Conner, Matthew Hart, Robert Hewitt, Brnadon Johnson, Joshua Lancto, Cory Lewis, Dwandre Parker, Gary Wents, Cameron Bailey, Lane Guy, Kendrick Harless, Jonathan Large, Kyaer Lee, Joshua McLain, Logan Plummer, Blake Settle, Markel Smithers, Lane White, Brandon Wright, Lavell Wright
- SkillsUSA Safety Certification- Josh Zelenick, Samuel Perks, Collen Crabtree, Bradford Cantrell, Candice Roberts, William Howard, Brandon Brooks, Luke Price, Rory Smith, Michael Wilkins, Devante Garner, Matthew Carter, Demonte Fields, Lance Sullivan, Timothy Hellem, Jerry Shipman, Connie Scheneman