In preparation for the 2019-20 school year, access the supply lists for PreK-eighth grade below!
For the summer of 2019, the Sunshine Food Bus will make rounds throughout the county beginning on June 10th through August 2nd. The attached flyer has more information about routes and times (PDF). Meals this summer served off the Sunshine Food Bus will be free of charge to all students under age 18. Meals can also be purchased by adults.
The Food Bus is a converted, former GCPS bus that was decommissioned. The work has been taken on by students in our CTE program at Goochland Tech. Donations from a number of community partners provided the equipment that will allow for food service inside the bus.
Our summer plans aside, there’s more opportunities for the bus to play a role in our education and school nutrition program in the coming years. The bus can be used to give our culinary students new experience, it can supplement the school nutrition program during the day, and it can provide support for school events in non-traditional ways.
Congratulations go to Annelice Reid of Randolph Elementary who won $50 for naming our Food Bus. The food bus project planning goes back at least a year – as a joint project between our CTE program and school nutrition program. We converted an older, de-commissioned school bus with food prep equipment. The bus will be run by students and by school cafeteria staff.
Monday: Assorted Deli Sandwiches, BBQ Sandwich or Meal Breaks® Chicken Salad Meal
Tuesday: Ranch Chicken Wrap, Hot Dog w/chili sauce, Meal Breaks® Hummus Meal or Chef Salad
Wednesday: Assorted Deli Sandwiches, Nachos or Meal Breaks® Chicken Salad Meal
Thursday: Deli Wrap, Grilled Cheese Sandwich, Meal Breaks® Hummus Meal or Chef Salad
Friday: Assorted Deli Sandwiches, Hot sandwich Choice or Meal Breaks® Chicken Salad Meal
Look out for the bus this summer! For questions about this initiative, please contact Lisa Landrum, Supervisor of School Nutrition Services (firstname.lastname@example.org).
On Tuesday, June 11, ahead of our normal school board meeting, the Sunshine Food Bus dedication will take place at the County Administration Building, beginning at 6:00 PM. Food will be provided for attendees to this event. Please RSVP, and we hope to see you there!
Our spring Climate Survey is open and we’re looking from input from parents and community members across the county. If you haven’t already, please provide us a few minutes of your time to complete this year’s survey.
The leadership team relies upon this information annually that impacts student programs, hiring, budget development, and more. We believe one of the reasons we’re so successful is that we listen to and respond to the needs of our community in our work to inspire the next generation to make a positive impact.
Monday, June 10 – Thursday, June 13 8:30-11:30AM Students will have the opportunity to choose from a variety of mini-course including drawing, drama, watercolor, vocals, and more! All mini-courses will be designed and delivered by our own GCPS fine arts teachers. Who? Students who have just completed grades 2, 3 & 4 Camp Fee: $50 Transportation available; registration information forthcoming
Monday, June 17 – Friday, June 21
8:30-11:30AM (M-Th); 8:30-3:30PM (F)
This is our eighth consecutive summer STEM Camp, and it promises to be the most exciting yet! Join us for a fun-filled week of hands-on STEM activities, including labs and a trip to the Science Museum of Virginia, supported by our own energetic GCPS teachers and subject matter experts.
Who? Students who have just completed grades K-12 Camp Fee: $120 Transportation available; registration information forthcoming
In partnership with Goochland County Public Schools, the Goochland YMCA offers youth programming from the conclusion of our summer enrichment opportunities through 6:00 p.m. (Full days on Fridays.) Who? Students who have just complete grades K-9 Monday – Friday, until 6:00 p.m. Cost: $126.75 weekly for members; $145.50 weekly for non-members Financial assistance is available. GCPS will provide transportation from school division enrichment programming to the Goochland YMCA. Registration: https://www.ymcarichmond.org/camps/ The Goochland YMCA Extended Day program is also available during Goochland County Public Schools’ traditional academic summer school program: June 24-July 18. For additional information, please contact Devin Peregoy at PeregoyD@ymcarichmond.org or (804) 801-8072.
Today, February 13, 2019, Mr. Norm Hyde, producer of the program Real Virginia visited students at Goochland High School and collected footage. Also visiting were Dr. Sandy Curwood, Virginia Department of Education’s school nutrition boss, and her associate, Ms. Trista Grigsby, who is the farm to school specialist for Virginia.
Students in Mr. Danny Allen’s agriculture class produce food that is used in the school cafeteria program. Ms. Lisa Landrum is our supervisor of school nutrition services.
Join us on March 2, 2019 at the Goochland Recreation Center for an event organized by the Goochland Minority Student Achievement Advisory Committee in coordination with GCPS and the Goochland Minister’s Conference of Goochland & Vicinity.
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Goochland County Public Schools will host, in coordination with the Goochland Chamber of Commerce, Goochland County Office of Economic Development, and Reynolds Community College a Business and Education Roundtable on March 6, 2019 at the Goochland High School Learning Commons from 8 AM until 9:30 AM.
If you are interested in attending this event, please RSVP using the form below!