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Roanoke Valley Transition Expo

posted Feb 5, 2016, 6:37 AM by bcps web

When: March 15, 2016
Time:  3:00-6:00
Where:  Roanoke County Central Office 

Inclement Weather Make-up Days

posted Jan 27, 2016, 9:02 AM by bcps web   [ updated Jan 27, 2016, 9:03 AM ]

The inclement weather make-up days are as follows: 
Tuesday, February 16 
Monday, March 14 
Friday, March 25 

Important Cancellation Notice- January 20, 2016

posted Jan 20, 2016, 9:45 AM by bcps web   [ updated Jan 20, 2016, 9:55 AM ]

Due to incoming weather today, all afternoon school activities have been cancelled.

Reminder: January 18, 2016

posted Jan 17, 2016, 12:27 PM by bcps web   [ updated Jan 17, 2016, 12:27 PM ]

No School for Students/Teachers: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 

Financial Aid Webinars for students, parents, and counselors

posted Jan 13, 2016, 9:29 AM by bcps web   [ updated Jan 13, 2016, 9:29 AM ]

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.).

Webinar #1

Financial Aid 101: Federal student aid programs and the FAFSA

Thursday, January 21 at 5:30PM

Register now at

Webinar #2

How to Complete the FAFSA Tutorial

Thursday, February 11 at 5:30PM

Register now at


Super FAFSA Project Virginia is a FAFSA completion initiative brought to you by ECMC and SCHEV.

Important Dates:

posted Dec 12, 2015, 11:33 AM by bcps web   [ updated Dec 12, 2015, 11:34 AM ]

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

Reminder: November 25, 2015

posted Nov 24, 2015, 6:51 PM by bcps web   [ updated Nov 24, 2015, 6:51 PM ]

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!

Happy Veteran's Day

posted Nov 11, 2015, 11:16 AM by bcps web   [ updated Nov 11, 2015, 11:41 AM ]

Today we give thanks our service members and to remember the sacrifices they have made. Many schools are honoring Veteran's today. Enjoy slideshow below highlighting a few of the day's events.

Veteran's Day 2015

Central Academy- Marines' Hymn

Reminder: November 3, 2015

posted Nov 2, 2015, 1:50 PM by Beth Allen   [ updated Nov 2, 2015, 1:51 PM by bcps web ]

No School for Students: Elementary Parent/Teacher Conferences (12:30- 6:30) ; Middle & High School Teacher In-Service 

BTEC welding lab wins matching grant through Governor's Competition for Talent Solutions

posted Oct 30, 2015, 12:15 PM by bcps web   [ updated Oct 30, 2015, 12:16 PM ]

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 981-3140

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