Schools CLOSED for Monday, December 10, 2018

Due to the wintry weather, Caroline County Public Schools will be closed on Monday, December 10th, 2018. 12 month employees are Code 3.

Please note that Caroline High School History SOL testing will take place on the first day students return to school.

Additionally, the School Board meeting scheduled for Monday, December 10th will be postponed until next Monday, December 17th.

Superintendent Meet and Greet at All Schools Art Show

We would like to welcome Dr. Sarah Calveric, Caroline County Public Schools new superintendent. Join us this Saturday, December 8th from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. at the Caroline County “All Schools Art Show. Dr. Calveric will meet and greet students, families and community members, while they enjoy free cookies and art work. The art show will take place at 114 Main Street in Bowling Green. Remain on Main Street for the Bowling Green Parade where each school and Central Office will display their holiday spirit. Additionally, CCPS invites you to attend Dr. Calveric’s formal introduction at the December 10th School Board meeting at Caroline Middle School at 5:30.

Caroline County School Board Appoints New Superintendent

The Caroline County Public School Board will recognize Sarah B. Calveric, Ph.D. as the next Superintendent of Caroline County Public Schools at its regularly scheduled meeting on December 10, 2018. Dr. Calveric has served as the Assistant Superintendent of Instruction for CCPS since 2016.
School Board Chairman, George Spaulding stated, “I am honored to have worked with my fellow School Board members in selecting Dr. Calveric to be our next superintendent. Dr. Calveric’s experience as an educator and her extensive leadership across many aspects of Caroline County Public Schools as Assistant Superintendent of Instruction will enhance her success in guiding CCPS to even greater achievement. When Dr. Calveric began employment with CCPS in 2016, she charted a course with the instructional leadership team that resulted in CCPS schools moving from 40% fully accredited to 80% fully accredited in two years. I believe she will capitalize on previously established student and staff relationships while simultaneously forging new, collaborative partnerships with the greater Caroline community. I look forward to continuing to work with Dr. Calveric in this new capacity and am excited for the energy, knowledge, and expertise she brings to the position.”
Dr. Calveric began her career in Hanover County Public Schools in 1997, where she served as a special and general education teacher at the elementary and middle school levels. In 2002, she began her 11-year career as an elementary assistant principal and principal. In 2013, Dr. Calveric was named Director of Human Resources for Spotsylvania County Public Schools, where she worked collaboratively with colleagues and stakeholders to oversee leadership development, mentoring, recruiting and retention, feedback and evaluation, human relations, employee wellness, and numerous interdepartmental projects. As Assistant Superintendent of Instruction, Dr. Calveric has been instrumental in the development of Caroline’s five-year strategic plan, Pathways 2022, the crafting of the CCPS K-12 Profile of a Graduate, recruiting and retention efforts, leadership development, and numerous instructional initiatives such as increased school accreditation, the 1:1 Chromebook initiative, professional development, program analysis and development, and resource acquisition and allocation. Dr. Calveric also serves as an adjunct associate professor at University of Richmond, where she teaches Data for Decision Making to aspiring educational leaders. She is also a member of the VASCD Board of Directors as the Region III representative.
Dr. Calveric holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary and Special Education from the State University of New York at Geneseo, a Master’s Degree in Administration and Supervision from Virginia Commonwealth University, and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Virginia Commonwealth University.

Dr. Sarah Calveric
Dr. Sarah Calveric

Inclement Weather

Good morning, Caroline families! CCPS has been closely monitoring the weather conditions slated for our region later today. Due to increasing intensity and possible tornadic activity, we will be conducting an early dismissal. Caroline High School and Caroline Middle School will dismiss at 12:30 p.m. and the elementary schools will depart at 1:45 p.m. Please note, all evening activities have been cancelled. As always, safety remains our first priority. We appreciate your support. Be safe!

Caroline County School Board Begins Negotiations for New Superintendent

The Caroline County Public School Board voted unanimously at its regularly scheduled meeting on October 8, 2018, to move into contract negotiations with Sarah B. Calveric, Ph.D. to become the next Superintendent of Caroline County Public Schools. Dr. Calveric has served as the Assistant Superintendent of Instruction for CCPS since 2016. The appointment is contingent on contract negotiations. George Spaulding, School Board Chairperson stated, “The Board had 5 excellent candidates, but selected Dr. Calveric due to her ability to keep the momentum moving forward for CCPS.”
Dr. Calveric began her career in Hanover County Public Schools in 1997, where she served as a special and general education teacher at the elementary and middle school levels. In 2002, she began her 11-year career as an elementary assistant principal and principal. In 2013, Dr. Calveric was named Director of Human Resources for Spotsylvania County Public Schools, where she worked collaboratively with colleagues and stakeholders to oversee leadership development, mentoring, recruiting and retention, feedback and evaluation, human relations, employee wellness, and numerous interdepartmental projects. As Assistant Superintendent of Instruction, Dr. Calveric has been instrumental in the development of Caroline’s five-year strategic plan, Pathways 2022, the crafting of the CCPS K-12 Profile of a Graduate, recruiting and retention efforts, leadership development, and numerous instructional initiatives such as increased school accreditation, the 1:1 Chromebook initiative, professional development, program analysis and development, and resource acquisition and allocation. Dr. Calveric also serves as an adjunct associate professor at University of Richmond, where she teaches Data for Decision Making to aspiring educational leaders. Additionally, she is a member of the VASCD Board of Directors as the Region III representative.
Dr. Calveric holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary and Special Education from the State University of New York at Geneseo, a Master’s Degree in Administration and Supervision from Virginia Commonwealth University, and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Virginia Commonwealth University.

Dr. Sarah Calveric
Dr. Sarah Calveric

CCPS 18-19 Accreditation Updates

The following information provides accreditation highlights for all CCPS schools. Strengths (+) and growth opportunities (-) for each building are noted.

BOWLING GREEN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
+Accredited for 18-19
+All Academic Achievement Indicators Exceeded State Standard (Math, English, and Science)
-Achievement Gap Group Performance for Students with Disabilities in English and Math
-Chronic Absenteeism (36.62% of students missed 10% or more of the 17-18 school year)

LEWIS AND CLARK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
+Accredited for 18-19
+All Academic Achievement Indicators Exceeded State Standard (Math, English, and Science)
+ Chronic Absenteeism (19.15%)
+Math Achievement Gap Group Performance for All Gap Groups
-English Achievement Gap Group Performance for Students with Disabilities

MADISON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
+Accredited for 18-19
+All Academic Achievement Indicators Exceeded State Standard (Math, English, and Science)
+Math Achievement Gap Group Performance for Economically Disadvantaged and Black Students
-Achievement Gap Group Performance for Students with Disabilities in English and Math
-Chronic Absenteeism (39.5% of students missed 10% or more of the 17-18 school year)

CAROLINE MIDDLE SCHOOL
+Accredited with Conditions for 18-19
+ Academic Achievement Indicators Exceeded State Standard (Math and Science)
+Chronic Absenteeism (19.26%)
-English Academic Achievement
-English and Math Academic Achievement
Group Performance for Students with
Disabilities and Black Students

CAROLINE HIGH SCHOOL
+Accredited for 18-19
+All Academic Achievement Indicators Exceeded State Standard (Math, English, and Science)
+Chronic Absenteeism (19.73%)
+ Achievement Gap Group Performance for Hispanic Students
-Achievement Gap Group Performance for Students with Disabilities in English and Math
-Dropout Rate (7.97% – Level 2)
-Graduation and Completion Index (87.4% – Level 2

Caroline Moving in the Right Direction
On September 27, 2018 the Virginia Department of Education released accreditation results for schools across the Commonwealth. Caroline County Public Schools celebrates an increase in school accreditation with 4 out of 5 CCPS schools accredited and one school accredited with conditions. Caroline County Public Schools has a lot to celebrate based on the 17-18 SOL results. All buildings met with success in the academic achievement indicators of math and science. In the area of mathematics, the three elementary schools all scored over 82%, while Caroline Middle and Caroline High School exceeded the state target. All schools demonstrated success in science by exceeding the state target. In the 2018-19 school year, students with disabilities and chronic absenteeism will be a division focus. Each school has crafted a School Wide Plan that address specific areas of growth in each content area. The individualized School Wide Plans will encompass student specific goals, strategies, and assessment tools to drive quality instruction and enhance student achievement. Collaborative efforts between the central office team and school leadership will allow CCPS to progress monitor growth and provide the professional development needed for continue success.

For more information: Additional information regarding the Standards of Accreditation can be accessed at the Virginia Department of Education website at Accreditation. School accreditation ratings and pass rates are located on the newly updated Virginia School Quality Profiles at School Quality.