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2014-15 School Year

1st Day of School is ****September 2nd****

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School Board Meeting
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Colonial Heights High School
Technical Center
Regular Closed Session 6:00 pm
Regular Open Session 7:30 pm

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Top of PageColonial Heights Public Schools: Fully Accredited for 12th Year in a Row

Colonial Heights Public Schools has been identified as one of thirty-six of Virginia's one hundred thirty-three school divisions that has been fully accredited for the current school year.  Schools are required to meet pass rates of 70% in math, science, and history and a rate of 75% in reading in grades 3-11.  In addition, school divisions must attain a point value of 85 or greater on the Graduation Completion Index.  Colonial Heights High School had a Graduation Completion Index score of 95.5.  2013-2014 is the twelfth consecutive year that all schools and the division have been fully accredited.

Top of PageKindergarten Registration Begins April 10, 2014 @ 6:00 pm
Kindergarten Registration Starts April 10Children who are five years old by September 30 can start kindergarten this fall!  But first, they need to be registered. Please contact your residentially zoned school to make an appointment and receive a registration packet. Find out who to contact and what to bring to your school.   You may also contact the School Administration Office for more information at 524-3400 and press '11'.

We look forward to seeing all of our new students this fall!
Top of PageCongratulations Colonial Heights High School Competition Cheerleaders!


Colonial Heights Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Joseph Cox joins the 2013 All-Conference and All-Regional Competition Cheerleaders.  Congratulations ladies!
Top of PageRecognition of Colonial Heights Public Schools Retirees


Thirteen employees of the Colonial Heights City school division retired during the 2012-2013 school year.  At their meeting on November 19, 2013, the School Board presented a resolution to each of the retirees to recognize their years of service to Colonial Heights Public Schools.

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Top of PageMath Comes Alive at Lakeview Elementary!


Elementary teachers recently dressed as dominoes to encourage students to think flexibly about numbers and to reinforce the relationship between addition and subtraction! Kudos to our creative teachers.
Top of PageSchool boards seeking to revamp state testing
The following article appeared in the Petersburg Progress-Index on October 29, 2013.

Colonial Heights joins 27 others calling on lawmakers for change
Top of PageSchool Board Recognizes Teachers of the Year

At their meeting on Tuesday, October 22, 2013, the School Board recognized each of the recipients of the Teacher of the Year Award for the 2013-2014 school year. Dr. Cox, Dr. Douglas, and Mrs. Napier announced and welcomed the selected division candidates. Congratulations to all of these exemplary teachers!

The Colonial Heights High School Teacher of the Year is Mr. Bill Ryan. Mr. Ryan teaches earth science and GIS and has worked in the division for 35 years. The Colonial Heights Middle School Teacher of the Year is Mrs. Carolyn Crinkley. Mrs. Crinkley teaches 6th grade math and has worked in the division for 19 years. The Lakeview Elementary School Teacher of the Year is Mrs. Marde Mott. Mrs. Mott is a speech pathologist and has worked in the division for 4 years. The North Elementary School Teacher of the Year is Mrs. Kathy Young. Mrs. Young teaches 5th grade and has worked in the division for 23 years. The Tussing Elementary School Teacher of the Year is Mrs. Cindy James. Mrs. James teaches 5th grade and has worked in the division for 33 years.

Mrs. Marde Mott was selected as the Colonial Heights Division Teacher of the Year!

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Top of PageSchool Board Holds Community Forum at Colonial Heights High School


The School Board held a Community Forum at Colonial Heights High School on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 in the high school cafeteria.  Members of the School Board sought community input and ideas to provide the best education possible for students, and to help advance school improvement efforts. The format of the event asked participants to present input concerning "What we do well," and "What we can do better."  The event had a great turnout involving parents and members of the school community. Refreshments were served, courtesy of the Colonial Heights High School PTO.

Top of PageVirginia Retirement System (VRS) Retirement Plan Information
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VRS Retirement Plan Comparison Guide - http://varetire.org/pdf/publications/vrs-plans-comparison.pdf

Top of PageColonial Heights Public Schools Welcomes New Faculty and Staff
These photographs from the New Employee Orientation were take by Ms. Karen Olivares from the Virginia Education Association.




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Top of PageSuperintendent's Message

As Superintendent I look forward to following Colonial Heights students in their career as Colonial Heights "Colonials!" I hope that you and your families will be active participants in our many programs, working hard academically and giving your best in all that you do!

Sincerely,

Dr. Joseph O. Cox, Superintendent


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