Join our CHS family in participating in the 2014 Celebrate My Drive Campaign! This is a contest in which participants will make a safe driving or safe passenger commitment from Oct. 15-24. We are in desperate need of Driver’s Education vehicles and other materials. Winning this grant will significantly improve our program!
Students, teachers, parents, family and friends please go to www.celebratemydrive.com and register under Caroline High School to commit to drive safely.
Participants age 14+ register under a valid email address once every 24 hours.
Virginia Student Training and Refurbishment program (VA STAR) students refurbish surplus hardware from state agencies or private companies. Once refurbished, these computers are donated to families and organizations that need a computer. Students in the VA STAR program can earn IT repair certifications and skill sets that can develop into well-paying jobs. The program is administered through Prince William County Public schools and its SPARK Education Foundation.
VA STAR is providing $4,000 to initialize an after school program at Caroline High School and another $4,000 to initialize an after school program at Caroline Middle School. VA STAR is providing old computers for these programs.
After the first year, VA STAR is providing $2,000 annually for an after school program at Caroline High School and another $2,000 annually for an after school program at Caroline Middle School.
The after school program will begin in November and sign up forms will be available in the CHS and CMS main offices.
This year during the State Fair of Virginia the students in Mr. Gravatt’s agriculture classes as well as the FFA worked diligently to turn an ordinary round bale of hay into a corn combine. The theme of the competition was down on the farm. The students worked very hard and put many long hours of thought and sweat into their blue ribbon winning creation. I am very proud of how the students worked together and how the project turned out. It is the first blue ribbon the students have received at the state fair in quite some time. The round bale combine will also be on display at the Caroline agricultural fair’s fall fun festival on October 25, 2014.
All parents, teachers, and caregivers are encouraged to participate in celebrating Read for the Record, October 21, 2014. Read for the Record is a national campaign designed to encourage hundreds of thousands of children and adults to read the same book on the same day, October 21, 2014.
The ability to read is the foundation of literacy. Everyone is encouraged to set aside time to read to a child on October 21, 2014, and be a part of Read for the Record.
The Read for the Record Web site can be accessed at http://www.readfortherecord.org. On this Web site, you can register to read to a child, obtain information on the selected book, and find out ways you can share your involvement with friends, family, and your community.
The fourth week in October has been designated as “Read Aloud to a Child Week” in the Senate Joint Resolution 409 (2001). In recognition of this, the Virginia Department of Education, in collaboration with Read To Them, a Virginia nonprofit family literacy organization, encourages all parents, teachers, and caregivers to join in celebrating Read Aloud to a Child Week, October 19-25, 2014.
Senate Joint Resolution 409 (2001) states, “Reading, the foundation of literacy, enables an individual to employ critical thinking and problem-solving skills proficiently to obtain employment and function in society, pursue personal goals, and develop his knowledge and potential.” It further states, “…children who are read aloud to by loving and caring parents, relatives, and other adults are more likely to have higher reading skills, become productive members of their community, less likely to drop out of school and create disciplinary problems, and experience greater school success.”
The Read To Them Web site can be accessed at http://www.readtothem.org. On this Web site, you can find pledge sheets, teacher/parent letters, and tips for celebrating Read Aloud to a Child Week. Please join us as we participate in this week of reading aloud to children. Please contact your child’s school for additional ways to participate.