Interdisciplinary Project Event

Join students, teachers, and community members on February 27th from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Caroline High School for our first Interdisciplinary Project event. We will celebrate the grit and perseverance displayed by Caroline residents in their historical fight for education.

Virginia Students Thank Their School Divisions For Commitment to Tobacco- and E-Cigarette-Free Schools

60 Schools in 27 Virginia School Divisions Celebrate Tobacco-Free Spirit Day


On February 14, 2018, join the 24/7 campaign, Y Street and the Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth in celebrating Virginia school divisions with 100% comprehensive tobacco- and e-cigarette-free policies. While all school divisions in Virginia have policies prohibiting tobacco use, only 34 school divisions in Virginia currently have 100% comprehensive policies that prohibit the use, possession, and distribution of tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, by anyone, anytime, anywhere on school property or at school events, including those that are off-site.

Chesterfield County Public Schools, Caroline County Public Schools, Cumberland County Public Schools, Harrisonburg City Public Schools, Henrico County Public Schools, Hopewell City Public Schools, Powhatan County Public Schools, Richmond City Public Schools and Rockingham County Public Schools are proud to be part of the thirty-four. In these 9 divisions, more than 167,000 students are protected from tobacco and e-cigarettes by this policy.


Students across Virginia will lead school-based events for Tobacco-Free Spirit Day to celebrate their tobacco- and e-cigarette-free pride while raising awareness of their division’s comprehensive policy.

Tobacco-Free Spirit Day is part of the 24/7 campaign, an initiative of Y Street, the Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth’s award-winning high school volunteer program promoting a healthy Virginia. The 24/7 campaign partners with divisions across the state to adopt, implement and enforce 100% tobacco- and e-cigarette- free school policies.

Invited : Superintendents and School Board members in Chesterfield, Cumberland, and Caroline counties, see below for event times and locations.


Schools are places where youth learn inside and outside the classroom. While all school divisions in Virginia have a policy prohibiting tobacco use, only 34 out of 132 Virginia school divisions have 100% comprehensive tobacco- and e-cigarette free policies. Tobacco-Free Spirit Day is a chance for students and school communities to thank their divisions for their commitment to 100% tobacco-free schools . School divisions like Chesterfield County, Caroline County, Cumberland County, Harrisonburg City, Henrico County, Hopewell City, Powhatan County, Richmond City and Rockingham County are are sending a powerful message that tobacco and e-cigarettes have no place in the school environment.


Wednesday, February 14, 2018 (see below for specific times for each participating school).


Caroline Middle School

Caroline High School

Celebrating Black History Month

Download printable PDF newsletter.

Black History Month Activities At-A-Glance

Bowling Green Elementary School:

  • Sharing Black History facts during morning announcements
  • Incorporating Black History activities in daily instruction
  • Making books, quilts, and learning songs for the CCPS interdisciplinary project (2/27)
  • BGES Celebrates Dawn, the Community, and Union High School

Lewis and Clark Elementary School:

  • Spotlighting and creating books about influential African Americans
  • Presentation from Uncle Ty-Rone: Dream It, Believe It
  • Showcasing and reading Coretta Scott King Award winning books

Madison Elementary School:

  • PowerPoint presentations on African Americans past and present
  • Reading and writing poetry from famous African Americans
  • Completing biography paper bag projects to share on famous African Americans

Caroline Middle School:

  • Daily announcements include “Today in Black History”
  • Lessons and projects in history, science and weekly Eagle Hour
  • Trivia contests on famous African Americans

Caroline High School:

  • Streaming Black History Month PowerPoints
  • Reading and discussing the Bluford High Series book of choice
  • Daily questions on announcements about Black History Month
  • Black History Month facts posted on the website

Books for Black History Month

  • Elijah by Christopher Paul
  • Dave the Potter: Artist, Poet, Slave by Laban Carrick Hill
  • Goin’ Someplace Special by Patricia McKissack
  • Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson
  • Mine Eyes Have Seen by Bob Adelman
  • He said. She said. By Kwame Alexander
  • Loving vs. Virginia by Patricia Hruby Powell

Black History Community Events

February 2-25, 2018

  • Songs from the Soul: The evolution of African American music from spiritual to jazz to rap. Children’s Theatre at Willow Lawn, Richmond, VA.

February 12, 2018

  • UMW Black History Month Jazz Ensemble Celebration at HCC Digital Auditorium (7:30)

February 13, 2018

  • The Tuskegee Airman at UMW George Washington Hall, Dodd Auditorium (7:30)

February 27, 2018

  • Rise Up for Education Celebration at 
Caroline High School (6:00-8:00)

Free Health Clinic Nov 4-5, 2017 Warsaw, VA

The clinic is open to any regardless of residence or income and is first come, first serve. The clinic is November 4 & 5 at Richmond County Elementary School (361 Walnut Street , Warsaw, VA 22572). Services offered can be found on the flyer and include onsite dental care and glasses. All ages are welcome. More information can be found at

Free Health Clinic Flyer (Printable PDF – English Version)

Clínica gratuita de salud (Printable PDF – Spanish Version)

Solar Eclipse – Monday, August 21, 2017

Dear Parent(s) or Guardian(s) of CCPS Students:

On Monday, August 21, 2017, the moon will pass between the earth and the sun for the first coast-to-coast total solar eclipse since 1918. Millions of Americans in 12 states will be able to watch this solar spectacle that will turn day into night for a few brief minutes. Virginia is among the 12 states that have been declared to be a “best place” to experience this rare phenomenon. Because prime visibility will occur in the Richmond area between the school hours of 1:00-4:00 p.m., Caroline County Public Schools will implement the following schedule modifications and educational opportunities to ensure the safety of our students and staff:

On Monday, August 21:

  • All students will report to school/class at their normally scheduled time.
  • Outdoor recess for elementary students will occur prior to 1:00 p.m.
  • Elementary students will dismiss at 4:10 p.m. to ensure safe travel after the completion of the solar eclipse.
  • Middle and high school students will dismiss at their normal times. Safety tips related to the solar eclipse will be provided to all secondary students prior to departure.
  • Should a parent be concerned about his/her teenage driver being distracted by the eclipse while behind the wheel, a written excuse to depart at 12:00 p.m. must be submitted to the CHS office.
  • All after school activities will remain inside until 4:10 p.m. Please note, the evening activity bus may be delayed by 10-15 minutes due to the altered elementary departure time.
  • While CCPS has instituted appropriate precautionary measures, should a parent elect to keep his/her child home for the day an excused absence will be granted with a parent note. DOWNLOAD: CCPS Solar Eclipse Opt-Out of Viewing Form (PDF)

Schools have planned activities surrounding this “once-in-a-lifetime” educational opportunity. The level of participation will vary by campus. Classroom activities may include integrated instructional activities, watching the live NASA broadcast, and/or viewing the eclipse using school provided official eyewear. Solar eclipse glasses brought from home will not be permitted. Schools selecting to view the eclipse will be sending home a parent permission form.

NASA and The American Astronomical Society have outlined safety measures for viewing the 2017 solar eclipse. Please go to the link provided for additional information:

As always the safety of our students is in the forefront of every decision. Thank you for helping us make the 2017 solar eclipse a safe and memorable educational opportunity for Caroline County Public Schools’ students.

Thank you,

CCPS Instructional Department