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The inclement weather make-up days are as follows:
Due to incoming weather today, all afternoon school activities have been cancelled.
No School for Students/Teachers: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Super FAFSA Project Virginia has partnered with the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Federal Student Aid to offer two free webinars. Please see details below and the attached flyer.
Both webinars are FREE and OPEN to all Virginians (students, parents, counselors, access providers, etc.).
Financial Aid 101: Federal student aid programs and the FAFSA
Register now at http://tinyurl.com/SFPWeb1
How to Complete the FAFSA Tutorial
Register now at http://tinyurl.com/SFPWeb2
Super FAFSA Project Virginia is a FAFSA completion initiative brought to you by ECMC and SCHEV.
December 18th: End of 2nd Nine Weeks / 1st Semester
December 21st: No School for Students: Teacher In-Service Day
December 22nd-31st: No School for Students/Teachers: Winter break
January 1st: No School for Students/Teachers: Winter Break
January 4th-5th: No School for Students: Teacher In-Service Day
January 6th: Report Cards for 2nd Nine Weeks
Schools will dismiss two (2) hours early tomorrow (Nov. 25).
Also, schools will be closed Thursday and Friday.
We hope you have a happy and safe Thanksgiving holiday!
No School for Students: Elementary Parent/Teacher Conferences (12:30- 6:30) ; Middle & High School Teacher In-Service
Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced the winners of the first Governor’s Competition for Talent Solutions on Wednesday, Oct. 28.
The Botetourt Education Foundation was a winner. The grant is a $200,000 match for the funds already raised for the Botetourt Technical Education Center's new welding lab to be applied toward work force development.
Bob Patterson, chairman of the Botetourt Education Foundation, was effusive in his praise for the efforts of Botetourt school division's Brian Austin, Jim Bradshaw, Altec's Brian Price, Pete McKnight, a local developer and Dr. John Rainone and Gary Keener of Dabney S. Lancaster Community College.
"These people raised the funds that got the lab started and complete enough to use," Patterson said. "It is one of the finest welding labs in the commonwealth. Del. Terry Austin, Sen. Tim Kaine and Commonwealth Secretary of Commerce Maurice Jones were integral in their assistance.
"As chairman, I can say I am fortunate to have such good board members and associates. This grant seemed tailor made to our situation. It required a school system, private industry, a 501(c)3 corporation and a high education facility to work together. We had all of them.
"It speaks well for the future of our welding program, including future work with the American Welding Society and perhaps it will even bring people here on a tourist level."
By Cathy Benson email@example.com 981-3140