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The third annual Rachel’s Challenge Community event is scheduled for Dec. 5 at Lord Botetourt High School.
This event is sponsored by the Friends of Rachel Clubs from each Botetourt County secondary school. It will take place in conjunction with the boys’ basketball game between James River and Lord Botetourt.
The pre-game activities will be held in the Lord Botetourt High School cafeteria and auxiliary gym from 5 to 6:30 p.m. All pre-game activities are free and open to the community and will include a cornhole tournament, airbrush tattoos, face painting, hair braiding, bungee racing and more.
If you are interested in participating in the cornhole tournament, contact Summer Underwood at email@example.com.
Regular admission fees will apply for admittance to the basketball game.
Submitted by Susan Albert
On November 25, 2015 Colonial Elementary alumni, faculty, friends, students and
staff came together to celebrate the school's 75-year history of public
We thank those who were a part of the celebration, and everyone who has helped us achieve our successes over the past 75 years. Colonial Elementary remains committed to its mission of educating and preparing the the next generation of leaders for many more years to come!
See slideshow below of the events of the day.
Botetourt County Public Schools (BCPS) is seeking qualified applicants for the position of a Nurse's Aide Teaching Assistant. The teaching assistant will be required to accompany nursing students from Botetourt Technical Education Center (BTEC) to off‐site locations within Botetourt County as they participate in clinical activities on Monday—Thursday mornings. The position will pay $25.00 per hour. The approximate number of hours required throughout the year is 145. Interested applicants should complete the online "Support Staff" application provided through the BCPS website:
Qualifications: Must hold RN license.
(NOTE: This is not a School Nurse position)
Questions? Contact Lisa Barnett @ 540-473-8216
Please join us!
Lord Botetourt High School
OVER 60 Vendors
Free Admission, Concessions, Bake Sale, Raffles, Door Prizes
There was something special happening with this team from the start of Patriot Pride workouts to the final game against Northside Middle School. It was a combination of hard work, determination and team spirit on the part of the players and the excellent coaching staff.
If you were in the football stands on the afternoon of Thursday, Oct. 16, for the game against Northside Middle School, then you know that the excitement expressed throughout the game was unbelievable.
For those of you who weren’t there, you missed the game of the 2014 season. It is rare to attend a middle school football game and feel like you are at a high school state championship; this game had it all. Memories were made on the field that night for every one of the CAMS football players. These young boys will always remember the game that put them at the top of the district. But the memories are not just based on that final win, it was so much more.
From the start, the coaches worked tirelessly keeping these boys motivated and looking forward to the next game (Head Coach Nixon and assistant coaches Miller, Firebaugh and Witt). All of these coaches were role models for character on and off the field.
Thank you, parents, for supporting and encouraging your child throughout the season. Thank you, CAMS administration, including Mr. McClung, principal; Mr. Pendleton, assistant principal; and Mrs. Wolfe, athletic director. A special thanks goes to Ms. Vicky for being an outstanding team mom.
As the boys shout before the start and end of each game: Go Patriots!
Submitted by Susan Albert
A CALL TO RECOGNIZE KINDNESS IN OUR COMMUNITY
ANNOUNCING THE 3rd ANNUAL
The third annual Rachel’s Challenge Community event is scheduled for December 5th, 2014, at Lord Botetourt High School. This event is sponsored by the Friends of Rachel Clubs from each Botetourt County secondary school. It will take place in conjunction with the boy’s basketball game between James River and Lord Botetourt. In 2012, the first community event for Rachel’s Challenge took place prior to the annual meeting of these two teams. During halftime, Richard Henegar, Jr., a Lord Botetourt High School graduate, was named the original recipient of our community award. After hearing the story of a Radford University student who had been the victim of a hate crime, Richard took it upon himself to fix and remodel the young man’s vandalized car. This was Richard’s own personal act of kindness. Because of his desire to help individuals, Richard started a non-profit organization, Quality Cares, whose mission is to restore one vehicle per year for a person or organization in need. Richard Jr. is currently working on a project for Goodwill’s Reality Check program.
We are now seeking nominees for the Richard Henegar, Jr. Act of Kindness Community Award, named in honor of our first recipient. Nominees should be individuals who, through their actions, demonstrate kindness and compassion towards an individual, a group of individuals, or the community.
If you would like to nominate someone for this award, please write a short narrative that summarizes this person’s act of kindness and the impact it had on the individual(s) or community. In your submission, please include your name and telephone number, as well as the contact information for the person you are nominating.
You can submit nominations by mail, email, or fax to:
c/o Read Mountain Middle School
182 Orchard Hill Drive
Cloverdale, VA 24077
All nominations should be in by November 18th 2014
Please contact Summer Underwood if additional information is needed.