Botetourt County Public Schools will be in session on Friday, March 7, 2014. This day was originally scheduled as an in-service day for teachers but will now be used as an instructional day due to the persistent inclement weather. Kindergarten registration will take place during normal school hours.
Please contact your child’s school if an alternate time is needed.
Botetourt County students are making the grade and a difference
You may remember Richard Henegar, Junior. He's a collision repair guy who went out of his way to help a discriminated against college student. His thoughtfulness earned him a spot on "Ellen."
"On the plane ride back I said, 'I'm going
to do something with this 15-minutes of fame.I'm going to do something
positive and every year I want to overhaul a deserving recipient's
vehicle for free," says Henegar of Quality Auto Paint and Body.
That's where his "Quality Cares" program was born.
year, with the help of students from Botetourt Technical Education
Center, they're rehabbing a van from the Roanoke Rescue Mission.
"When this van came to you, what was this like?" asks the reporter
"It was- it was bad," says BTEC student Miguel Mejia. "But, now we're working on it and it's getting better."
Everyday students get a little closer to getting this van back on the road for the kids at the mission.
While the progress is exciting, the bigger picture is getting their motors running.
think it's actually really good on a helpful part, because some people
aren't really fortunate," says BTEC student Michael Helms.
The interior of the van has been stripped, while the exterior is getting a re-do.
The goal? That kids at the mission will have something safe to ride in, with some unexpected surprises built in.
and BTEC had hoped to deliver the van back to the Rescue Mission by the
first week in April, but with all the snow and snow days, the project
has been delayed by about 2 weeks.
In the event of inclement
weather on the scheduled Kindergarten Registration day of Wednesday, February
12, 2014, Kindergarten Registration will be rescheduled to Friday, March 7,
2014 during normal school hours.
Please contact your child’s
school if an alternate time is needed.
STEM-H applications will be accepted through March 3, 2014. Follow the link below to download and submit your application electronically.
The STEM-H parent/student information meeting will be held Monday, February 3, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. in Greenfield Education and Training Center's lecture hall. Parents and students can get more information regarding the STEM-H programs and
the application procedure for 2014-15.
When: February 12, 2014 at 2:00-6:00 P.M.
Where: At Your Child’s School
Who: Any child who is five years of age by September
The following items are
needed to register your child for kindergarten:
· Original Birth Certificate
· Social Security Card
· Proof of Address
child will need a Comprehensive Physical Examination and required immunizations
prior to entering school but this is not required in order to register your
you have questions, please contact your child’s school.
· Breckinridge: 473-8386
· Buchanan: 254-2084
· Cloverdale: 992-1086
· Colonial: 977-6773
· Eagle Rock: 884-2421
· Greenfield: 992-4416
· Troutville: 992-1871
End of 3rd Six Weeks/1st Semester
January 16th/17th: End of 3rd Six Weeks/1st Semester- No School Students/Teacher Inservice
January 20th: No School for Students/Teachers: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
January 27th: Report Card for 3rd Six Weeks
Sixth grade students at Read Mountain Middle School have partnered up with the international community at Hollins University to create a dynamic project. Through joint efforts of Holly Graham, Eric Woodard, and Angela Myers, sixth grade English teachers at RMMS, and Jeri L. Suarez, Associate Dean of Cultural & Community Engagement, students were given an opportunity to begin a pen pal relationship with a student who currently attends Hollins University as an international student.
RMMS students wrote letters about themselves and their culture to these students. They then each received a hand-written letter answering various questions along with describing key components of their culture from the international students.
On November 15th, 2013, they then had the opportunity to learn first-hand information about the cultures of Germany, Mexico, Japan, and Jamaica. These four students: Carmen Hermann of Germany, Priscila Montoya of Mexico, Shiori Makino of Japan, and Melissa Wilson of Jamaica shared fantastic presentations about important features of their cultures. This has been a very beneficial opportunity for RMMS students to learn about cultures around the world.
Submitted by Angie Myers of RMMS
Sponsored by: Botetourt County Craig County, Roanoke County/City, Salem
These schools are hosting a Transition Expo to provide students, parents, and school staff the opportunity to learn about transition resources for individuals with disabilities.
WHEN: March 18, 2014
WHERE: Roanoke County Administrative Building
Vendors booths for parents, students, and teachers.
Light refreshments will be served.
30+ Community Agencies.
Breakout Sessions may include: Waiver information, Simulated College Experience, Autism, and DARS.