School Days-Fall 2012
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WHATS INSIDE: Wilder holds community rally | Pg. 3 1st day fun | Pg. 5 Spotlight on: Henrico County School Board | Pg. 8 The We Give Books ReadMobile makes a pit stop at Longdale Elementary Kindergartners at Longdale elementary smiled and cheered when they heard the good news that The We Give Books ReadMobile was giving them all free books to read. After a fun and animated story time with the Director of Elementary Education, Dr. Michelle McQueen Williams reading Ladybug Girl and the Bug Squad, students participated in an interactive activity where they all became members of the Bug Squad and took the Bug Squad oath. The Oath was led by School Board Member Lamont Bagby of the Fairfield District. Students were then given their very own books, which sent them into a frenzy of excited laughs and applause. "It was such an honor for Gail Jones to select my Longdale kindergarten students for this wonderful opportunity," said Andrea Prisco, the Principal at Longdale. "My students were so excited to participate in the event and take home a free book to share with their parents. It is so important to instill a love of reading in our younger students since for some of them this is their first learning experience." Nationwide, students from 50 schools will receive a special visit and free books from The We Give Books campaign. The We Give Books campaign is a major effort by the Penguin Group and the Pearson Foundation to equip families, classrooms and libraries with print and online books for children. A digital library with hundreds of great children's books is also available for teachers and families to access for free at www.wegivebooks.com. 2 October 2012 school days Improve Your Child's Grades With 1 FREE WEEK* OF TUTORING! With One-On-One Tutoring In Your Home! � All Subjects � PreK-Adult � Reading � Writing � Math � Science � Phonics � Reading Comprehension � LD/ADD � Diagnostic Testing � Study Skills � Affordable Rates � Certified Teachers � Flexible Schedules A new year, a new level of excellence Dr. Patrick Russo Superintendent of Schools R *Call For Details! 804-423-2004 www.clubztutoring.com W elcome to the 2012-13 school year! We are excited to have this year underway and to welcome back more than 48,500 students and nearly 6,600 employees, as well as parents and community members. Even though last year was a year of historic budget reductions, Henrico County Schools continued to move forward. The reasons for the following awards and recognitions are because of the outstanding staff that we are fortunate to have teaching and working with our children! We were named a best community for music education for the 13th consecutive year, the only school division in the nation to win the award every year since it began; Dumbarton Elementary School's Library was named Virginia's School Library of the year; Deep Run and Godwin High Schools were named to Newsweek's Top High Schools in America list; and 14 of our teachers went the extra mile and earned their National Board certification this school year, and two of them attended a forum at the White House. This illustrates that even with continued economic challenges, HCPS will provide each student with the best education possible! Although our students faced tougher Standards of Learning tests in the 2011-12 school year, 97 percent of Henrico County Public Schools are accredited. I must apologize for the disruptions in the implementation of our new transportation system. Our goal was to provide a more effective and efficient pick-up and drop-off system but we encountered some obstacles that impacted our commitment to our students, parents and community. I can assure you our transportation department and other staff have worked hard to correct these problems and next year's opening will run much more smoothly and will be trouble free. Henrico Schools have continued to partner with members of the community to address closing the achievement gap, or as we now call it our Excellence with Equity Initiative. After receiving helpful feedback from our stakeholders at two community meetings and the Community Priorities Workshop last year, HCPS has added parent liaisons at 10 of our schools, with a plan to add another 14 schools next year, to help encourage and ensure strong parental involvement. We were also able to bring in Harvard Professor Dr. Ronald Ferguson to speak with Henrico County parents, teachers, administrators and community members about the challenges of education and how we can best tackle our Excellence with Equity gap. In the past few years, we have implemented plans of action that focus on improving safety and discipline in our schools including expulsion posters, site-based visits, consistency regarding dress code and cell phone use, as well as student mentoring programs. I am pleased to say that because of these action plans, we have seen some very positive results. We not only have seen our dropout rate go down, but also have seen a decline in the number of short-term and long-term suspensions, as well as the number of expulsions across the division. As you can see, we are off to a running start for another great school year and I look forward to partnering with each of you to reach our goals. As always, thank you for your continued commitment to excellence and your support in reaching our vision of being The PREMIER school division in the United States! Sincerely, School Safety Tips for Parents T raveling to and from school every day can be daunting for students, but together we can make this the safest school year possible! Please review these safety tips with your children, and feel free to learn more by visiting the Safety and Security page on the HCPS website: henrico.k12.va.us/SafetySecurity. or at the bus stop. On the Cover Layla Willis, a kindergartner at Greenwood Elementary School. Teach children never to bend down in front of the bus to tie their Make sure your emergency conshoes or pick up objects. The driver tact information is always up to date. might not see them. Teach your child his or her phone If your child walks to school, number, address, and the contact inwalk the route with him or her, pro- formation for a few other responsible viding safety awareness tips along the adults in case he/she cannot reach way. you. Teach children to arrive at the bus stop early, stay out of the street, Help children form a walking watch for cars, and wait for the bus team from the neighborhood, so Have a SAFE and happy to come to a complete stop before they are not walking alone. approaching the street. school year! Teach children not to go near the Be prepared to show a photo ID car of a stranger if the stranger calls when picking up children from school them over to the car. Ensure that children who ride their bikes to school wear helmets. school days A Wilder Middle hosts community rally to unveil new school theme and get students and parents excited for school s parents and students pulled up to Wilder Middle School on August 30th, they were greeted by a swarm of teachers and administrators wearing bright green shirts and big smiles. Rather than just having another run-of-the-mill fee night, Wilder staff made it something to remember. A pristine Delorean sat out front to entice students to come "Back to School" and a faculty member was dressed up as "Doc" from the famous Back to the Future trilogy. The school was spotless and sparkling after receiving a summer makeover and was ready to receive more than 1100 guests for this special event. "There was a huge amount of preparation for this event including a redesign of our foyer entry and library area as well as a lot of painting, cleaning, landscaping, and general repairs," said Wilder Principal Sharon Pope. "For the event itself, we gathered 250 pre-made bags filled with school supplies and prepared meals for all in attendance. With the preparation and work of so many county employees outside our building as well as every faculty member, we opened our doors and were very pleased with the flow of the event and our ability to greet and meet the needs of all who came out. It was truly an energy-charged atmosphere with smiles and laughter filling the two-hour event." While students and parents ate, B.O.M.B.S.Q.U.A.D., a local step team, danced to oldies and encouraged kids to come to school, do their homework, and do their best. Then, the Wilder community got a real treat when Rev. Lance Watson of Saint Paul's Baptist Church spoke to them about the new Wilder theme--Got Hero? ALL in at W.M.S. The "ALL" stands for act. learn. lead. Rev. Watson received a standing ovation from students, parents and dignitaries from all over Henrico. "The L. Douglas Wilder Middle School Community Rally was an important event to mark a moment in time where everyone with high interest in the success of our school would come together as a gesture of support to kick off what we believe will be a phenomenal school year for our students," Pope said. "We had business partners, faith-based partners, a local step team, and home owners association members all joining with our parents, students, and faculty." And as a final treat, at the tail end of the event, the school's namesake, former Governor L. Douglas Wilder, had a meet and greet with parents, students and Wilder staff. act. learn. lead. October 2012 3 chool k to s during c a b ," e Futur der MS to the tside of Wil Aug. 30th. k c a on ou A "B an sat ly held Delore munity Ral m the Co Former Gove rnor L. Dougl as Wilder vis Wilder Middl e School du ited ring the sch community ra ool's lly. 4 October 2012 school days Deep Run High School CIT students get a leg up in real-world experience T his summer, instead of sleeping in and hanging out with friends during the week, rising seniors in the Career and Information Technology (CIT) Program at Deep Run High School had internships. As a part of the CIT curriculum, students are required to work 200 hours at an IT-related internship. Some worked for Genworth Financial or Luck Stone, while others worked for small companies or non-profit foundations, but they all had one thing in common--these students all got to experience what a real-world office atmosphere is like, and got to apply skills they learned throughout the school year. Not only that, but now they have something extra to put on their college applications and resumes, which can be quite an advantage in the competitive college application process and job market. "The point of the internship is to provide real-world experience for students. They really do give students a huge leg up on their peers," said Lynne Norris, the chairperson for CIT. Hannah Goode worked at Dominion Digital, and she learned the entire process of how the company works on each project it carries out. "I learned what to expect in the business world instead of just using what I learn in school," Goode said. "The companies that they are working with are allowing them to do meaningful work and are giving them meaningful tasks that contribute to the company," Norris said. "The students are amazed at what they get out of this." "It's something that other people haven't done and it gives you insight into the future and what it will be like to work for a company," said Thomas White, who interned at Acision in Glen Allen. One student even helped create software that might be used by HCPS. Shravan Ravishankar spent his summer internship at eTelic, an information technology firm, collaborating with a student from Maggie Walker to create a working prototype of an online application system for students applying to the county's high school specialty centers. "We got into code, fixing everything up, and making the site look nice." Ravishankar said. "What we have is a functional prototype." Ravishankar and his fellow intern, Jack Palen, are planning to schedule a presentation to HCPS officials in order to demonstrate the prototype. The online system could replace the paperbased system used by 3,700 students per year as well as hundreds of teachers and administrators who submit transcripts and recommendations for eighth-grade applicants to the county's high school specialty centers. Mukul Paithane when referring to the prototype Ravishankar and Palen created. "It is remarkable that these two bright students built this complex, data-driven software application in only four weeks, and with minimal programming. Jack and Shravan were able to use their limited time focusing on analyzing a real-world `business problem' and developing a practical solution to replace a paper-based application process, saving time and money for everyone involved." Ravishankar, Palen and the management of eTelic Inc. estimate that an automated system could save students, teachers and administrators as many as 20,000 total hours per year, not to mention printing and paper costs would also be substantially reduced. "We worked together very well and actually had a lot of fun as well designing and creating the new system," Ravishankar said. "Both of us will take this business experience and build upon it in the coming years, so it truly has been a win-win situation for everyone involved." According to Norris, these students are going into college having a summer of experience that a lot of college students aren't even graduating with, which is something that she says, is invaluable. Ravishankar "I learned how to wake up, get dressed, go to work and how to get through the day," Ravishankar said. "Sometimes you think, `Why am I here, I could be at the beach with friends,' but then you realize this is better for your future." According to Norris, companies are amazed at what the student's potential really is, the skillsets that they bring are really above and beyond what the companies expect. "Normally this type of software program would take an experienced programmer working full time up to six months to create," said eTelic president I HEF grant uses technology to get students organized n its first grant cycle of the 20122013 school year, The Henrico Education Foundation (HEF) funded 21 grants totaling just more than $42,000, one of which will impact 410 of Tucker's new ninth-graders. This grant funded staff training in utilizing some of the newest online organization and remediation tools for students who are new to the demands of high school. "The students in ninth grade struggle academically more than any other grade level," said Jonathan Morris, an assistant principal at Tucker High School. Morris worked with Andrea Lund, Tucker's technology resource teacher, to design the project. During the summer, 20 Tucker High teachers participated in a day packed with learning about new online resources as well as innovative methods to get students up to speed and motivated to learn. These methods included an online cloud, flipped classrooms, creation of Google websites and more. "This grant is a year-long promotion of the amazing and fairly-new resources and tools that are available to enhance learning that are out there online," Morris said. "As part of the promotion we are dealing with teacher and staff development and with students as well. We did a lot of training on Google Docs and Google Sites, which are huge. We also did a lot of exploration into flipped classroom instruction." Throughout the school year, Tucker will also give students incentive to utilize online tools to the fullest. Three students will be rewarded for maintaining the most organized and functional website during a "Best Website Contest." "We hope the promotion of websites as well as the `Best Website Contest' will get students to be organized online and will motivate them to use their computers as an organizational tool not just an access tool or a productivity tool," Morris said. "We are particularly excited about this teacher development grant as it has the potential to impact students through their high school years and beyond," said HEF's program manager, Paula Roop. "The grant, focused initially To learn more about grants given through HEF, go to the foundation's website at: on teacher training, is a new direction for our grants program and is made possible through a grant from State Farm Insurance." henricofoundation.org school days October 2012 5 Smiles and high-fives Weeks ielle n a D High and eman . d e r u F o f f h y Me lasses alls o Kenned own the h st day of c d r walk l on the fi o o h c S Saivion T uc Principal, H ker high fives Lak e e the bus o rb Monroe, as he w side's alks off n the first day of sch ool. e up quietly as y Elementary lin da la ol H at ts Studen the hall. they walk down Ms. Pace helps student Quanye Veney with an interactive activity on the first day of school at Ratcliffe Elementary. Kindergartne rs Carson Landry Har ris, sit ou Peters, Kaylen Mu ir, and tside for Trail Elem a snack at entary. Colonial Ms. Ha ll's stu dents li them th st e rules in her cla en in as she te ss at Fa irfield M lls iddle. are School le d id M . day olfe s at R he first Student gym class on t active in kick off a new year 6 October 2012 school days AAA and HCPS partner up to inform and educate inexperienced teen drivers at "IDRIVE" D rivers education students from all over Henrico County gathered in a crowded room at the Richmond International Raceway Complex (RIR) to hear speakers and receive instructions about the day ahead. They waited with anticipation for the multiple interactive activities they would participate in, but first, they heard from speaker Tim Groover. He instructed them to close their eyes and imagine getting a ride home from school with a friend, hopping in the back seat, talking about classes and listening to music. He painted the picture of a rainy, but otherwise carefree day. But then Groover's story took a turn for the worst, he asked the audience to imagine the friend driving home losing control of the car on the slippery road, and then overcorrecting, crossing over into oncoming traffic, and colliding with a school bus. The scenario Groover asked students to imagine was what happened to his daughter Brittany. Brittany wasn't wearing her seat belt, she slid from one side of the car to the other with brute force and was then rushed to the hospital in an ambulance. Groover saw her on the way to the operating room and told her everything was going to be OK. No sooner than she got to the OR, she flat lined and couldn't be revived. She was only 15. Students looked around at each other in disbelief. The magnitude of the story sunk in, and many came to the realization that they were not just at RIR to have fun, but to learn things that could potentially save their lives. "This is not your ordinary teen driver event," said Martha Mitchell Meade, Manager of Public and Government Affairs for AAA Mid-Atlantic. "We believe this could be one of the most comprehensive and multi-faceted and impactful teen driving events ever held in this area." Students got a taste of what it was like to be a truck driver and have cars surrounding them that they couldn't see, they saw what an airbag could do to a baby carrier, drove golf carts around (and often into and over) cones while looking down at their phones, and even got to wear goggles that impaired their vision to that of a drunk person. While all of these things were interesting and exciting, it was obvious that kids were learning something as well. "AAA was thrilled with the two-day event," Meade said. "When we looked at the faces of so many of the students and heard their comments, we really felt like we had made a difference. That is a feeling that makes us all sleep better at night." Top left, Drivers Education students participate in an interactive "race" themed trivia game to increase their chances of winning door prizes. Bottom left, Jenny Davis of Freeman High School looks into the mirror of an 18-wheeler during a demonstration of blind spot dangers. Making Connections CLCs provide new resources to students and parents in the Rolfe community R olfe Middle School Principal Andy Armstrong and his staff have taken to the streets as they introduce Community Learning Centers (CLCs) in six apartment-community common areas near Rolfe in order to better serve students and their families. The Rolfe staff is going door to door to let parents know about the resources they have at their disposal as well as the ones that Rolfe will be offering them this school year. "With outreach we want to make a connection between the parents and the school. (Some parents) don't have the resources as far as transportation or Internet or just knowing how to do things and there's a disconnect," said Tess Short, the director of counseling for Rolfe. "This way we come to them." The Centers will include information about HCPSlink, SchoolSpace, ex- well as other agencies available to support students. "I love that they are doing this, especially the tutoring," said Cynthia Yarbrough, a parent who will benefit from the learning centers. "Transportation is really hard sometimes and a lot of times childcare is a problem too. I can't leave (my children) to go to Andy Armstrong ( far right) and counselors from Rolfe Middle meetings at the school and School handed out flyers and talked to parents at Oakland Village things like that so this will just make it a lot easier. It's Apartments. awesome." tracurricular activities, and will also host Armstrong is using a 2011 R.E.B. on-site tutoring staffed by Rolfe teachers Grant to start up the Community Learnin the evenings several times a month. ing Center program. He plans to put The staff at Rolfe has also reached out textbooks in the centers, make sure there to community agencies and individuals is access to internet and computers for to help them to provide information to both parents and students and fund the families about medical care, nutrition, as tutoring sessions. "It's an investment for me as someone who has worked as a teacher and administrator in this community to give back to parents because we know how much interest they have in their child's success," Armstrong said. "We want to ensure that time and place don't prevent parents from getting involved. We want to bring resources and information to their community." TUTORING will be provided at the following locations on the following days (times to be announced): Henrico Arms/Williamsburg Village: 1st Monday of the month Oakland Village/Woodlands: 2nd Monday of the month Millers Glenn: 3rd Monday of the month Audobon Village: 4th Monday of the month *** school days October 2012 7 School Supplies Challenge benefits students in need at 41 schools Q&A Interview with a stand-out giver� Heath Lindvall our community where children are the beneficiaries because a lot of us who work here have young families. One of the biggest motivators at COF is challenging folks to competitions. We often motivate each other through our competitiveness. We are a positive group of associates at Capital One and we focus on blue skies here. We look at needs in our community and react positively by meeting the challenges set forth. We were able to support four schools again this year, which makes me very proud! I nstead of seeing tightening purse strings this year during HEF's SS Challenge, pockets remained deep even with a struggling economy. Community partners geared up with enthusiasm to provide notebooks, paper, markers and more to schools and students in need. "A lot of our students and their families can't afford to get the supplies they need for the beginning of the school year and we received a lot of things that will be able to help many kids out," said Rebecca Ozmore, the school counselor at Sandston Elementary. Rather than seeing a drop in partnerships, The Henrico Education Foundation gained 11 new SS Challenge partners to reach a total of 35. "We know how tight it is with the budget especially, so helping out the schools is a great thing to do and you can really see the impact with all the kids in need," said Taylor Robertson from the Community Relations Department at Patient First. Patient First was a first-time donor this year, and Greenwood Elementary was the lucky school who received boxes full of supplies. "It's always great, especially to see the kid's face when they open their backpack and we've filled it with all the school supplies they need," said Greenwood's Counselor Dale Dixon. "And the parents are freely giving hugs out and thanking everybody. It's just a wonderful experience." All in all, the 2012 School Supply Challenge benefited 41 schools and there were many happy students, parents, and teachers to boot. "Although many of our project partners continue struggling with a weak economy, it is clear that the Henrico community remains strongly committed to helping students have the tools they need for academic success," said HEF's Program Manager Paula Roop. "Several of our community partners have also committed to providing additional school supplies later in the year to further help families meet their students' needs." Q. Why do you think the Henrico Education Foundation is so important? I think HEF is important because it allows deserving children an opportunity to have basic supplies that most of us, frankly, take for granted! A. Q. How A. has the SS Challenge project grown over the years? What have you seen change/improve? Q. What is your title at Capital One? A. Senior Manager of Process Management. Q. How long have you been working at Capital One? A. A. 16 years in October! Q. How long have you been donating your time to HEF for the SS Challenge? Since 2008, I have run the supply drive for Richmond Capital One, so five total years. We have grown our engagement by supporting more schools than ever before and have improved the effort by making it more efficient. Also, in 2012, we used the HEF link (http://henricofoundation. org/) to make online donations and then had a great group of co-workers, family and friends help us shop for the supplies with that money resource. About 10 of us were very organized and efficient in our shopping. We had a local schoolteacher for Henrico County come with her daughter, my wife and kids came as well. We also had multiple COF associates shop with us, too! The Byrd Middle School PTA gave Fair Oaks students a trunk full of supplies for the start of the school year. Q. Can you tell me a little about what you A. asked people to do for your birthday this year? The staff at Ratcliffe Elementary graciously accepted tons of school supplies from Capital One during the SS Challenge. I turned 40 years old this year and we held a party at our local pool. In lieu of gifts, I asked attendees to donate school supplies for the Henrico Education Foundation. We were able to get over $250 worth of supplies from those donations alone! Q. What do you think makes the people at A. Capital One so excited and engaged about the SS Challenge? How do you motivate people to give? Associates at Capital One are anxious to serve our community in many ways and for many reasons. First, COF encourages us to participate in volunteer activities as part of our "Do the Right Thing" core value set. We are excited to play a part in Rebecca Ozmore, the school counselor at Sandston Elementary, unpacks a box full of backpacks that were donated by Grove Avenue Baptist Church for students in need. 8 October 2012 school days Spotlight On: Henrico County School Board 0 P.O. BOx 2312 ile Road M e in N 20 38 20 nia 23223-04 Henrico, Virgi 04) 652-3600 (8 September 13 , 2012 Diana D. Winston Chair Three Chopt District hool board r the entire sc ow I speak fo ill be starting this year , kn ns I . ia ol rd ho ua sc G w s and ren back to System. We ployees. 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