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Students Become Archaeologists!

Fourth grade students at Acquinton Elementary became archaeologists during the month of October.  While studying Virginia’s history, students learned how archaeologists discovered artifacts in order to learn everything we now know about life in Jamestown.  

AES Third Graders Attend State Fair of Virginia

Acquinton Elementary’s Third Graders enjoyed an exciting educational experience at the State Fair of Virginia in September.  As part of their trip the students participated in activities in which they answered questions regarding plant and animal life cycles, made models of soil layers and estimated the weight of various pumpkins. They were able to see and pet a variety of animals including rabbits, baby chicks and horses. The children returned with a bag full of educational materials highlighting the expansive uses of agricultural products from Virginia.

Back to School Night at Acquinton

Back to School night is held every year in order to give parents an opportunity to see what their child has been working on during the first few weeks of school.  On October 2nd many Acquinton Elementary School parents took the time to stop by and visit their child’s classroom and resource teachers to see some of their work and to listen to teachers explain what has been happening during classroom instruction.  

KWHS Holds SODA Induction Ceremony

On Thursday, October 2, 2014, King William High School (KWHS) held an induction ceremony for its newly selected SODA members.  Dr. Stanley Waskiewicz, principal, and Michelle Yates, SODA sponsor, attended this special event and congratulated the new members. Following the induction ceremony, a reception was held to honor the SODA members. 

KWHS DECA Places at State Fair Competition

The King William High School (KWHS) DECA Chapter competed at the VA DECA State Fair Competition.  Twenty sections were used with 300 teams from across Virginia competing.  KWHS had three first place teams and one second place team.  The students worked in teams of two to analyze a role-play of an event that could take place in the retail merchandising industry and then interacted with the judge to solve the issue.  The winning teams were first place awards.

Maps On Our Minds

Students in Jennifer Blanton’s first grade class began their Social Studies unit on map skills by visiting the library and analyzing various resources featuring maps.  In the classroom Mrs. Blanton prepared the students by introducing some key geography vocabulary, such as “legend” and “cardinal directions” through guided reading and a poem. 

AES Students Receive Donation of Dictionaries

Fourth grade students at Acquinton Elementary were each presented with a student dictionary during an assembly on Thursday, October 9th.  Mr. Morrison, Mr. Wilson, and Mr. Campbell represented the King William Ruritan Club and distributed dictionaries to students as one of their community outreach projects.  AES students were gracious recipients of the gifts and are thankful for the KW Ruritan's generous donation and support.

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Notice is hereby given that the School Board of King William County will hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. at Hamilton-Holmes Middle School to receive input from employees, parents, residents, and organizations regarding the 2015-16 School Budget. The regular meeting will begin following the public hearing.


King William County Schools is proud to announce that all of our schools received notice that they have received Full Accreditation.  The School Board recognized each principal and school at their meeting on September 16, 2014 and thanked everyone for their dedication to the students of King William County.

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School Board Meetings

The meeting of the King William County School Board will be held on Tuesday, October 21, 2014, beginning at 6:00 p.m. in the atrium at Hamilton Holmes Middle School with a Closed Session and the Regular Meeting immediately following.  The agenda for this meeting will be available for public view on Saturday, October 18, 2014.  To view a copy of the agenda, please click the link provided here.


The King William County School Board does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, disability, or other basis prohibited by state law relating to discrimination in its employment practices or educational programs and activities. In addition, the Board supports equal access to educational opportunities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.

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