We will be hosting an information meeting on our summer virtual programs for students. To learn more, access this online flier about our event on Thursday, April 19, 2018.
Across the area, Thursday, April 19 has been designated as registration day for Kindergarten and pre-Kindergarten students. In Goochland, this takes place at all three elementary schools.
Please see the following flyers for more information.
The Business and Education Roundtable is an event organized by the Goochland County Public Schools in cooperation with Goochland County’s Office of Economic Development and the Goochland Chamber of Commerce to provide dialog and information exchange between stakeholders here in Goochland County.
In the spring of 2017, we first convened to discuss workplace readiness and what was important in terms of skills Goochland graduates would need when they leave high school.
On Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at Goochland High School, we plan to host another event to continue the dialog between members of our education team and community business leaders. The focus of this meeting is to have some of our business leaders share with the group their initiatives with fellow leaders, teachers, and Goochland High School students.
To reserve a spot at this spring’s roundtable, please RSVP below.
March 28, 2018
8:00AM – 9:30 AM
Goochland High School Learning Commons
3250-A River Road West
Goochland, VA 23063
If you have a last minute reservation or cancellation, please contact Ms. Diane Bennett at (804) 556-5601.
Mark your calendars now!
This year’s high school graduation exercises will take place at 3 PM on Sunday, June 3, 2018 at the John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville.
The Goochland County School Board approved new leadership and committee representatives for the 2018 calendar year at its monthly meeting on Tuesday, January 9, 2018.
Mr. John Lumpkins, Jr., District 3, will succeed Mrs. Beth Hardy as Chair of the Goochland County School Board. He began his official duties as chair during the January 9 meeting. This is Mr. Lumpkins’ second term as chair, having previously served in this role in 2015.
Mr. John Wright, District 5, served as the Board’s Vice Chair last year and will continue to serve as the vice chair for the 2018 calendar year. Mrs. Diane Bennett was appointed Clerk of the Board.
Several committee appointments were also named, including:
- Mr. John Wright, Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School Representative
- Mr. John Lumpkins, Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School Alternate
- Mr. Kevin Hazzard, Blue Ridge Virtual Governor’s School Representative
- Mr. Michael Payne and Mr. John Wright, GCPS Facilities Committee
The Goochland County School Board will meet again on Tuesday, January 16, for a budget work session. The public is invited to attend.
Our 6th annual Conundrum Day featuring an exciting children’s engineering challenge will take place on January 20, 2018 at GMS. This free event begins at 8:45 with check-in and ends at 11:30 AM. Students in grades K-8 can participate.
Students must pre-register. Forms are available at the schools and also here online in PDF.
Goochland County Public School Division was recognized as a silver certified “Green School Division” at last month’s Virginia School Boards Association (VSBA) conference in Williamsburg, Virginia. In cooperation with Virginia Municipal League’s GoGreenVA initiative, the VSBA Green Schools Challenge recognizes school divisions that implement specific environmental policies and practical actions that reduce the carbon emissions generated by both the local school division and the broader community.
Superintendent Dr. Jeremy Raley was presented with a certificate from the Virginia School Board Association. It recognized the accomplishment of Goochland County earning 130 Green Points in the VSBA Green Schools competition. “We are excited to be recognized for our efforts to conserve energy and enhance efficiencies in our facilities in Goochland County Public Schools. Our teachers, students, and staff have been strong advocates for responsible energy use at all of our schools”.
The division has created outdoor learning spaces used for environmental education at all three elementary schools, as well as a greenhouse at Goochland High School. A solar flower installed at Goochland High Schools supplements energy conservation, and student-led environmental awareness organizations are forming at both the middle and high school.