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District Announcements
Important Notice: Teacher Work Day January 27

StafforCounty Public Schools has a teacher work day/professional day scheduled for Tuesday, January 27, 2015. There will be no school for students on this day.  

Should the forecasted inclement weather cause schools to be closed on Monday, January 26, 2015, the day students return to school will still be an early release day for all students.  Middle and high school students will take their exams on the first day students return. The teacher work day/professional day scheduled for January 27th will be revised to follow the day students return to school.  Please continue to check this website for updated information.
Stafford County Public Schools Schedules Redistricting Public Hearings

Elementary School Redistricting Public Hearing

The public hearing for comment on the redistricting plan that may affect Widewater, Moncure, Hampton Oaks, Kate Waller Barrett, Winding Creek, Garrisonville and Park Ridge Elementary students will be held on Wednesday, January 28, 2015, at 7 p.m. at North Stafford High School.  The changes are recommended to reduce the overcrowding at Widewater Elementary and potential overcrowding at Winding Creek Elementary in the 2015-16 school year and future years.

Middle School Redistricting Public Hearing

The public hearing for comment on the middle school redistricting plan that may affect Rodney Thompson, H.H. Poole, Stafford, Shirley Heim and AG Wright Middle School students will be held Thursday, January 29, 2015, at 7 p.m. at Colonial Forge High School.  The changes are recommended to reduce the overcrowding at Rodney Thompson Middle School, the projected overcrowding at Shirley Heim Middle School and the underutilization of Stafford Middle School beginning in the 2015-16 school year.

Parents are encouraged to attend the public hearings to receive a presentation of the recommendations and share comments regarding the proposed changes.  Written comments may be submitted to Pat Druash at pdruash@staffordschools.net.  All comments received will be shared with the school board members.  News Release 14-33
  • North Stafford High School is located at 839 Garrisonville Road, Stafford 22554.
  • Colonial Forge High School is located at 550 Courthouse Road, Stafford 22554

2015 Stafford County Public Schools Teacher Job Fair

The SCPS Teacher Job Fair is one of our biggest hiring events of the year. The fair will be held at Mountain View High School, 2135 Mountain View Road, Stafford, Virginia  22556 on Saturday, March 7, 2015. Doors open at 8:00 a.m. and interviews will begin at 8:30 a.m.  Click here to complete the online registration.   The deadline for registration is March 3, 2015.
B101.5’s December A+ Teacher of the Month

B101.5’s morning team, Chris and Dee, visited Mr. Jeff Jones’s World Geography class at H. H. Poole Middle School to present him with the December A+ Teacher of the Month award. Mr. Jones was nominated for the award by student Mya Dyson. Congratulations, Mr. Jones!


 
2015 Commonwealth Governor’s School Applications

The 2015 Commonwealth Governor’s School applications are now available. Return your completed application to your Gifted Education Resource Teacher or to the district supervisor by Tuesday, February 13, 2015. Links to the application packet are provided below.
Discovering Stafford Schools with Superintendent Benson

Technology (or Not), Great Teachers Make the Difference!
 
Superintendent Benson visited Ms. Papas’ Algebra class at H. H. Poole Middle where students were learning to solve systems of linear inequalities with two variables and Mrs. Barney’s and Ms. Ramsey’s 4th grade class at Hampton Oaks Elementary School.  Students were learning about the importance of the charters of the Virginia Company of London in establishing the Jamestown settlement and the first representative legislative body in English America. Check out the Superintendent’s Blog to see what is happening in the classrooms.

 
TEXTBOOKS UNDER CONSIDERATION FOR ADOPTION AVAILABLE FOR PUBLIC REVIEW
All teachers and interested parents are encouraged to review textbooks under consideration for adoption and to complete an evaluation rubric.
 
Locations to review Business and Marketing (6-12), ESL (9-12), World Languages (8-12) and IB Sciences will be at the Alvin York Bandy Administrative Complex in the Professional Development Center, Room 16 located at 37 Stafford Avenue, Stafford, VA and England Run Library, 806 Lyons Blvd., Fredericksburg, VA 22406.  Completed rubrics will be forwarded to the appropriate textbook committee.  For detailed information on specific textbooks under consideration, please click here.
With Winter Months Here, It's Time to Re-Register for the New Stafford Alert System

Stafford upgrades Community Emergency Alert System using a new vendor, Everbridge. Users will still receive alerts about different emergency-related situations including severe weather, natural disasters, traffic incidents and government and school closings. The new system will also offer Reverse 911, which sends automated phone calls to groups of people living in a specific geographic area, and enhanced mapping to allow messages to be sent to subscribers within defined or ad-hoc areas of the county. In addition, the new system will allows users to customize the alerts they want to receive and also lets them choose how they want to receive alerts whether by text message, email and landline.   Additional information can be found on the Stafford County website here.  If you have not re-registered for the new system, please register now.
Compensation Task Force Presentation to School Board

The Compensation Task Force presented their report to the School Board Tuesday evening.  The proposal is a market model and the presentation and additional information is linked below.
Student Accommodation Report 2014 - 2015

The Student Accommodation Report (SAR) provides an annual comprehensive look at the school facility use to include review of building capacity, student membership, and attendance boundaries. Click here to view the report.
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