October 20, 2017
Employee of the Week:
North Theatre to Feature
Gretna Middle School has been recognized by the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (DGIF) as a 2017 Virginia Naturally School for its effort in supporting environmental conservation and stewardship. Seventy-two (72) schools in Virginia were honored this year. This is the eighteenth (18th) year that the DGIF has coordinated this effort. Please join me in congratulating the staff and students at Gretna Middle School.
Out Week at Mt. Airy Elementary:
Tunstall High School Messenger Earns First Class Ranking:
Please join me in congratulating Mrs. Adrian Nester, Tunstall High School English Teacher, Anna Catherine Kueng, Editor-in-Chief, contributing reporters Allison Crank, Gavin Draughn, Noah Barker, Amanda Field, and Asa Herndon and others who worked on the Trojan Messenger. This publication earned a First Class ranking from the Virginia High School League (VHSL) in online publications. You may view this publication at www.trojanmessenger.com.
NASA Offers Program for Juniors and Seniors:
NASA is currently recruiting high school juniors and seniors to apply for the Virginia Space Grant Consortium’s Virginia Earth System Science Scholars (VESSS) program. Students can earn up to four (4) (FREE) transferable college credits in GOL 195. If they perform well in the course, they will be invited to participate in a Free Residential Summer Academy hosted at NASA Langley Research Center where they will work with NASA Scientists and Engineers as well as Industry and Academia partners.
The course consists of 7 Modules and a final project which begins December 1, 2017, and concludes April 15, 2018. The course requires one APA paper, a quiz, and one data analysis lab per unit. Students are provided online research reference materials and an online teacher to oversee and grade work.
The deadline for applying to the VESSS program is November 12, 2017. You may click here http://www.pcs.k12.va.us/superintendent/2017-2018/vesss-course-flyer.pdf to view the flyer that provides information about the course, and if more information is needed, the VESSS website is: http://vsgc.odu.edu/VESSS/
BLAST Program Available for Eighth and Ninth Graders:
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