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Back To School Information- Secondary

posted Jul 20, 2016, 12:41 PM by Beth Allen

Listed below is Back To School information for Secondary schools. Please contact your child's school with questions. 

Back To School Information ‎(Secondary)‎

Back To School Information- Elementary

posted Jul 20, 2016, 11:39 AM by bcps web

Listed below is Back To School information for Elementary schools. Please contact your child's school with questions.

Back To School Information ‎(Elementary)‎

School Stream/Talent Ed Transition

posted Jun 22, 2016, 11:13 AM by Beth Allen

Botetourt County Public Schools will no longer be using SchoolStream for our online applications after July 15, 2016. We recommend that you retrieve, save and/or print off any information or documents which you have previously uploaded to your account. After our service with SchoolStream is discontinued, you will no longer have access to this information.

The new program we will be using is called TalentEd and you will need to create a new account once it is up and running. We appreciate your patience as we make this transition. We feel confident you will find this new service to be extremely user friendly. If our office can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Graduation Information:

posted May 20, 2016, 9:19 AM by bcps web   [ updated May 20, 2016, 9:19 AM ]

Lord Botetourt High School-
    May 23rd at 7pm, Salem Civic Center

James River High School-
    May 24th at 7:30, James River High School

For more information, please contact school.

BTEC Plant Sale

posted Apr 21, 2016, 3:50 PM by bcps web   [ updated Apr 21, 2016, 3:51 PM ]

The BTEC FFA chapter is holding the annual plant sale on Friday April 29th from 9:30am until 5:00pm andSaturday April 30th from 8:30am until 12:30 pm. The greenhouse will be open during those hours for visitors to stop by and browse the plants. The greenhouse is in the back parking lot of the BTEC campus. 

Customers may also order by visiting the online form  at or downloading a printable order form at the BTEC web site

Safety of Socializing

posted Apr 15, 2016, 11:34 AM by bcps web   [ updated Apr 15, 2016, 11:34 AM ]

A youth led community discussion for rising 9th through 12th grade students and their families about the dangers facing youth both online and in social situations. 

WHEN: April 28th @ 5:30-7:30

WHERE: St. Marks United Methodist

Click here for more information.

Lord Botetourt's Kendel Lively wins Roanoke Region School Librarian of the Year

posted Apr 8, 2016, 3:49 PM by bcps web

On March 15, Botetourt County school librarians attended the Roanoke Region Spring Conference for School Librarians in Roanoke.

Kendel Lively, librarian at Lord Botetourt High School, was recognized for her leadership and vision as the Roanoke Region School Librarian of the Year. She was nominated by her principal, Andy Dewease. Dewease even made a surprise visit to present her award. He shared how he and Lively had worked together as teachers in the social studies department for many years. Then in 2010, they both were given new opportunities in education — he as an administer at Lord Botetourt and she as its new school librarian.

Lively serves on the school leadership team and provides teacher in-services on technology on a regular basis. She created a reading club, Cavs Read, for which students read and discuss books, have author visits or Skype with authors and go out to the elementary schools and read to students on special occasions. She collaborated with Lord Botetourt football coach Jamie Harless and created a program this year called LB Football Reading Buddies.

She is actively involved with the Virginia Association of School Librarians, for which she served on the planning committee for the state conference this past November. In 2014-15, she was a co-director of the Roanoke Regional Conference.

As winner of this award, VAASL will pay for her Fall State Conference registration and banquet fees. The state winner will be announced at the Fall Awards Celebration and receive an engraved crystal award, basic conference registration and $500 for professional development.

Good luck Mrs. Lively!

Virginia's Civil War 150 History Mobile

posted Mar 21, 2016, 4:53 AM by bcps web   [ updated Mar 21, 2016, 4:55 AM ]

Please see attached for more information.  

Inclement Weather Make-up Days

posted Mar 7, 2016, 11:30 AM by bcps web   [ updated Mar 11, 2016, 6:14 AM ]

School will be in session the following days: 
MondayMarch 14th   
Friday, March 25th   

Kindergarten and Preschool Registration

posted Feb 15, 2016, 12:39 PM by bcps web   [ updated Feb 23, 2016, 8:39 AM ]

Make-Up Day for Kindergarten and Pre-K Registration is scheduled for Tuesday, February 23rd from 8:30-6:00.  You will need to supply the following information for registration:
  • Original Birth Certificate (school will copy)
  • Current Immunization Record
  • School Entrance Physical Examination
Proof of Residency
  • Copy of a deed, mortgage, lease, or real estate tax statement of your principle residence in Botetourt County.
  • If you do not have any of the above, you must provide both of the following:-
  • current utility bill; and
  • current bank statement or check stub issued by an employer

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