At the March 31, 2015, Caroline County School Board Meeting, the members voted to advertise Madison Elementary School and Caroline High School for construction bids. The advertisements will be in the following three local newspapers on April 2, 2015:

Caroline Progress
Free Lance Star
Richmond Times and Dispatch

The School Board’s approval to proceed with advertisement for bids followed a recommendation made earlier in the day by the Caroline CIP Committee to issue the final plans and specifications to contractors for bidding. The CIP Committee met on March 31, 2015, prior to the scheduled School Board meeting and reviewed the status of final reviews by DEQ for both projects. Since DEQ review and approval for both projects appears to be in the final stages, the CIP Committee agreed that it is the right time to proceed with bidding for the projects. Representatives from the School Board and school division, citizens, and the County Building Official were in attendance.

It is expected that construction will begin on both projects this summer.

During the 24 months of anticipated construction, Caroline High School will receive a new roof, new windows, new HVAC, new electrical, new lighting, and restroom and locker renovations. New additions will include a new 2,000 seat gymnasium with team locker rooms, public restrooms, entrance lobby, and concessions area. The new addition across the front of the school will include a new central main entrance and lobby, new secure administration and guidance areas and a new media center that can be accessible to the public after hours. The CTE area is designed to be expanded for a new nursing program, sports medicine program, robotics program, and an expanded culinary arts program.

At Madison Elementary, where construction is expected to be completed in a year, a new secure school entrance and administration area will provide a new look for the school. Also included in this addition are two additional computer labs, a new media center, and four new kindergarten classrooms as well as additional restrooms. The new addition will connect to three separate classroom wings and will incorporate ramps and vertical chair lifts to make the entire building ADA accessible.

Three programs in Caroline were chosen to be presented in the VSBA in its 19th Annual Showcase for Success: the Academic Center at CMS, the NASA STEM Challenge at CMS, and the Sports Medicine Program at CHS.

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Caroline Middle School members of the Virginia Association of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) hosted a luncheon for Caroline County’s School Board. The luncheon was scheduled in February during School Board Appreciation Month, but because of time out due to snow days the luncheon was rescheduled. Along with their adviser Ms. Denise Ewing-Williams, members discussed with the board their plans and activities for the school year and showed how Family and Consumer Sciences education helped their culinary skills and social growth. Superintendent Dr. Killough and Asst. Superintendent Dr. Rebbeca Broaddus were also in attendance.

The Soaring Eagles (FCCLA) have so far this school year attended and competed at the State Fair. One member won ribbons in the T-shirt contest. The chapter is currently doing several fundraising activities to raise money to attend the FCCLA State Leadership Conference in Virginia Beach and donate to Relay for Life here in Caroline County.

Family, Career and Community Leaders of America is unique among youth organizations because its programs are planned and run by student members. It is the only Career and Technical Student Organization with the family as its central focus. Participation in national programs and chapter activities helps members become strong leaders in their families, careers, and communities.

FCCLA: The Ultimate Leadership Experience.
Pictured are: Seated, Dolly G. Lindsay, Director of Education and Federal Programs, Glenda Rinaldi, Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent, Dr. Gregory Killough, Superintendent
Standing is: Mack A. Wright Jr. Dr. Mary A. Wright Jr., Nancy Carson, Dr. Rebecca Broaddus, and Asst. Superintendent.
FCCLA members left to right: Adria Bonner, Jessica Bradley, Morgin Harrie, Jabre Wright and Destiny Schroeder. In second picture FCCLA Adviser Denise Ewing-Williams is pictured in the middle.