The GMS Bullying Prevention Team presented the 2018 Kickoff for Bullying Prevention month. The team dazzled the audience with their theme, “Get On The Bus…Safety Begins With Us…#RESPECT. GHS football coach Alex Fruth delivered the Kickoff message, the team performed their finale to the instrumental version of Aretha Franklin’s “Respect” and former GMS student, Kevin Harris stole everyone’s heart by singing “Defining Me”, a song written by him.
INFORMATIONAL MEETING FOR PARENTS AND STUDENTS Blue Ridge Virtual and Maggie L. Walker Governor’s Schools
How are the Governor’s Schools different from other learning opportunities? Should my 8th grader consider applying to one or both Governor’s Schools? My child isn’t in 8th grade, so what do we need to know to help him or her be ready to apply when the time comes?
GCPS will host a presentation for families of students in grades 4-8 interested in learning more about the opportunities available to our students through Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School for Government & International Studies and Blue Ridge Virtual Governor’s School. Representatives from GCPS, MLWGS and BRVGS will be on-site to present information regarding the two application processes as well as information about the two Governor’s School programs.
Thursday, October 4th Goochland High School Auditorium 6:30 – 7:45 PM
After attending this presentation, if you have questions related to application processes or the Governor’s School programs, please contact Ms. Raye Rector, Coordinator of Gifted and Federal Programs (firstname.lastname@example.org or 804-556-5610).
In February, all core teachers (English, math, science, and social studies) made course recommendations for your child based on the GMS Student Placement Guidelines. You and your child were given the opportunity to select elective courses and were asked to return their initial course request form to the counseling department by February 10th for grade 6 and February 16th for grade 7.
To ensure that you and your child have had an opportunity to make changes to the course requests, Student Course Request forms (white paper) for the 2018-19 school year were distributed on March 27, 2018. At the time of distribution, it was requested that forms be signed and noted with any request for changes.
Our master schedule is built around student requests that are entered into PowerSchool, our student info-mation management system. This information is needed to create a complex master schedule that will provide every student with a full schedule. Making changes after the schedule is built causes conflicts. For these reasons, we are asking that all student course request changes be made prior to June 6.
School counselors, who enter requests will be unavailable after June 6. After June 6, course requests changes must be approved by school administration. Please be advised that there will be no course request changes made on Back To School Night.
It is requested that you speak with your child’s teacher if you are requesting a change in his/her core classes.