As a reminder, this week is shortened for the Thanksgiving holiday. GCPS schools will be closed Wednesday through Friday to observe the holiday. We would like to wish everyone a happy Thanksgiving! We hope that each member of our Bulldog family is able to spend quality time with loved ones and friends as we celebrate and give thanks.
Archives for November 2019
The Goochland Christmas Mother has asked Goochland High School to donate jars of peanut butter and canned meats for families in need. Students, please bring supplies to your Bulldog Block classroom by Monday, November 25th. The Bulldog Block that brings in the most cans and jars will win a free donut party during the first week of December. Let’s show off our kind Bulldog Spirit by donating to make a difference!
Goochland High School’s STEM Day on November 6th was a huge success! What is STEM Day, you say? STEM Day is a chance for students to learn more about Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, and its relevance, through a team-based project or challenge. All STEM Day activities involved collaboration between two teachers (a science or CTE teacher with an English, history or foreign language teacher) and focused on development of critical life skills such as teamwork, communication, critical thinking, creativity and problem solving. While each pair of classes completed a different project, the projects all allowed students to learn about specific STEM concepts and see how those concepts connect to other content areas and are relevant to our everyday lives. Check out the amazing collaborations between content areas HERE that provided rich learning experiences for our students. A big thank you to our STEM Day leads, Ms. Desmarais and Ms. Borgie, for putting this all together!
Does your child’s anxiety or perfectionism cause you concern? Is he or she stressed about grades, homework, acceptance to a program or university? Does your child have trouble getting along with others of the same age? Students of all ages appear to be experiencing the effects of increasing pressures and demands from all directions. Parents and educators worry about how to help children navigate their world. Join us on Wednesday, November 20th from 6:30-7:30 pm in the GHS Auditorium to hear from a nationally recognized and highly acclaimed expert on this topic. Dr. Tracy Cross has presented hundreds of times around the world, and now he’s coming to Goochland. Don’t miss him! Click HERE for more information about this event and our special guest.
Parents, we need your feedback! Goochland County Public Schools is interested in hearing your voice concerning possible future offerings in the Career and Technical Education Department. As this affects offerings for years to come, we would like to hear from parents who have students at all grade levels. Please take a moment to complete this brief survey. Your opinions are important to us as we continue to strive to meet the needs of all of our students and the community.