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News & Announcements
Colonial Heights Students Win/Place in Art Show
Two Colonial Heights students won First and Second Place in the 2013 Virginia Regional Arts Contest. sponsored by the Virginia School Boards Association. First Place in the show was awarded to Tess Shortell, a student at CHMS and Second Place to Heather Colletti, a student at Lakeview Elementary. Congratulations to these talented young artists!
Colonial Heights Staff Members Recipients of SVRTC Awards
Staff members from Colonial Heights Public Schools were honored at the 2013 Southside Virginia Regional Technology Consortium (SVRTC) Awards Banquet at Longwood University on March 27th, 2013. Three staff members were selected by Colonial Heights Public Schools to receive awards, including Colonial Heights High School English teacher Ms. Diana Campbell, who received the district's Technology Teacher Award. Mrs. Julie Bowles received the Colonial Heights Technology Support Award, and Mrs. Debbie Walwer received the Colonial Heights Instructional Support Award.
Dr. Mark Webster, the district's Director of Technology, was selected by the SVRTC as the consortium's recipient for the 2013 Technology Leadership Award. This award was a competitive award, with Dr. Webster selected from the nominations received from the various school districts. SVRTC is a consortium whose membership includes 25 school districts in Southside and Central Virginia. SVRTC is sponsored by the Longwood University Institute for Teaching through Technology and Innovative Practices.
Colonial Heights Students Winners in the "Design an Ad 2013"
The Colonial Heights Middle School Drama class, taught by Ms. Courtney Rice, had two winners in the "Design an Ad 2013" for the Petersburg Progress-Index," Erickah Rogers, 7th grade, and Dakota Lucas, 7th grade. Erickah designed an ad for Virginia Motor Speedway and Dakota designed an ad for the Colonial Heights Chamber of Commerce. Congratulations Erickah and Dakota!
On behalf of the school division, ARAMARK is conducting a web-based student survey. The intent of the survey is to better understand the customer needs and incorporate this into the cafeteria offerings. The customer service surveys will be open through April 30th.
Please take a few minutes to share your input. Please click on the ViewPoint button to start your survey!
Benson Yang Colonial Heights Schools Division Spelling Bee Champion
On Thursday, January 24, 2013 at North Elementary at 7 p.m., Benson Yang entered Round 14 to receive his championship word. Benson spelled "bungalow" successfully and is the 2013 Colonial Heights City Schools Division Spelling Bee Champion. He has held the title of Lakeview Spelling Bee Champion for three years! Benson will represent our school division at the Richmond Times-Dispatch Regional Spelling Bee on Saturday, March 9th at 1 p.m. at the Library of Virginia. Good luck Benson!
All school champions will be honored during the March School Board Meeting on Tuesday, March 26, 2013. The school champions are:
Benson Yang - 4th grader at Lakeview Elementary
Juliana Restom - 4th grader at North Elementary
Preston Trull - 5th grader at Lakeview Elementary
Helena Moffet - 7th grader at Colonial Heights Middle School
Register as a Blood Marrow Donor - Find a Hero for Ryan and Others
Ryan Bell, a fourth grader student at Tussing Elementary School, has been diagnosed with aplastic anemia, a possibly fatal blood disorder that could be treated by a bone marrow transplant. You could be a hero for Ryan or others. Register on January 26th at Tussing Elementary School to help Ryan and others Delete Blood Cancer.
Find a Hero for Ryan and Others
Saturday, January 26th, 10:00 am - 4 pm, Tussing Elementary School - Cafeteria
5501 Conduit Road, Colonial Heights, VA 23834
CHHS Student Brendan Cutrer Accepted into US Army All-American Marching Band
Congratulations to Colonial Heights High School student Brendan Cutrer for earning a spot in the US Army All-American Marching Band! A special assembly was held on Tuesday, December 4, 2012 honoring Brendan Cutrer's achievement. Officers from the US Army and members of the Army All-American Marching Band were present, and also there to honor Brendan were representatives from the school division including Superintendent Dr. Joseph O. Cox, Jr. and Mr. Kyle Flohre, the high school band director.
The School Board and Colonial Heights Public Schools honored ten recent retirees for their years of dedicated service at the School Board meeting on November 13th. Dr. Joseph O. Cox, Superintendent, presented each of the retirees with a resolution and pin, and described the accomplishments and work of the retirees over their careers. The Superintendent and School Board thanked the retirees for their years of dedicated service to the school division and the students of Colonial Heights.
Middle School Students Win Gold at the Virginia Theater Young People's Conference
Congratulations to the cast and crew of "Once Upon a Mattress" for getting gold at the Virginia Theater Young People's Conference! Morgan Benson and Carole Skrbin were awarded gold medals for their outstanding performances. The middle school students will be performing in this drama production on December 6, 7 and 9 at 7:00 pm at Colonial Heights Middle School.
Colonial Heights Public Schools Meet All Federal Annual Measurable Objectives
Colonial Heights City Schools became one of six divisions in the Central Virginia area to meet all federal benchmarks in the required areas of math, reading, and graduation rate. This is a significant accomplishment for Colonial Heights!
The School Division, School Board, and City Honors Mr. Bill Reade
On Tuesday, October 23rd, the School Board of Colonial Heights, our school division, and the City of Colonial Heights honored Mr. William C. Reade for his 33 years of dedicated service on the School Board of Colonial Heights City Public Schools. A surprise reception was held at Colonial Heights Technical Center in the afternoon, and staff from the school division, School Board members, and representatives from the city including from City Council, attended to celebrate Mr. Reade's service on the School Board. Mr. Reade will be retiring after his current term. Superintendent Dr. Joseph O. Cox, Jr. presented Mr. Reade with a resolution on behalf of the school division and School Board. Major C. Scott Davis presented Mr. Reade with a proclamation on behalf of the City of Colonial Heights, and proclaimed the day "Bill Reade Day." School Board Chair Sandra Coleman presented Mr. Reade with a special gift on behalf of the School Board.
At the evening School Board meeting, Superintendent Dr. Joseph O. Cox, Jr. read the resolution honoring Mr. Reade for his 33 years of service on the School Board, and for many accomplishments over the years benefiting the city and students of Colonial Heights. Mr. Bill Hortz, Principal of Colonial Heights Middle School, presented Mr. Reade with a plaque on behalf of faculty and staff. The School Board thanked and commended Mr. Reade for his 33 years of dedication and service.
Parent Involvement Survey for Parents of Children Receiving Special Education Services
All parents of school-aged children and youth who receive special education services are encouraged to complete the Virginia Department of Education's annual Parent Involvement Survey. This is an opportunity for parents to provide input to help guide
efforts to improve services and outcomes for their children. Your responses will be kept anonymous and never be personally linked to your child. The survey is available in English and Spanish, and will be available from September 15, 2012 through June 30, 2013. This online survey may be found at:
If you are unable to take the survey online, please contact Tracy Lewis, Family Resource Coordinator, at 524-3405, ext. 105 or Tracy_Lewis@colonialhts.net, for a paper survey. All paper surveys include a pre-addressed, postage-paid return envelope, and responses will be sent directly to the Virginia Department of Education.
If you have questions related to the Parent Involvement Survey, please contact Patricia Haymes at the Virginia Department of Education. She can be reached via email at Patricia.Haymes@doe.virginia.gov or by phone at (804) 786-0116.
School Board Recognizes Teachers of the Year
At their meeting on Tuesday, September 25, 2012, the School Board recognized each of the recipients of the Teacher of the Year Award for the 2012-2013 school year. Congratulations to all of these exemplary teachers.
Jim Crinkley, History teacher, was recognized as the Teacher of the Year for Colonial Heights High School
Karen Scott, Math teacher, was recognized as the Teacher of the Year for Colonial Heights Middle School
Florria Barlow, Special education teacher, was recognized as the Teacher of the Year for Lakeview Elementary School
Stephanie Bass, Third grade teacher, was recognized as Teacher of the Year for North Elementary School
Robyn George, Third grade teacher, was recognized as Teacher of the Year for Tussing Elementary School
Mr. James Crinkley was recognized as the Colonial Heights Public Schools Division Teacher of the Year for 2012-2013.
Each year, Superintendent Dr. Joseph Cox personally greets students at each of the five schools in Colonial Heights. He visits classrooms at each school, greets and welcomes students with a handshake, and presents each student with an official Colonial Heights pencil.
Elementary Parent Curriculum Guides have been posted on our website for the fourth marking period. You will find tips and examples to help your child master the curriculum content for grades K through 5. The guides highlight the Standards of Learning that are being taught. Please visit the Parent Curriculum Guides web page to view or download this information, which is available under the menu for Parents & Students.
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!