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HHMS Holds Junior Beta Induction Ceremony

The Junior Beta Club at Hamilton-Holmes Middle School welcomed forty-two new members during its Induction Ceremony on October 30.  Mrs. Beverly Young, Principal of HHMS, and sponsors, Ms. Ann Chatos and Mrs. Karen Groover, spoke with the students about this accomplishment and the responsibilities of being a Beta Club member. Officers of the Junior Beta Club presided over the ceremony.   

Early Release - November 3 and Teacher Workday on November 4

Students will be released at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, November 3 and schools are not in session for students on Tuesday, November 4 because of a scheduled teacher workday.  The schools resume normal operating hours on Wednesday, November 5, 2014.


Pursuant to School Board Policy BDB, there will be a “called meeting” of the King William County School Board on Monday, November 10, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. in the School Board Office Conference Room.  The agenda will include a strategic work session to discuss facility plans for the school division.  The agenda will include a closed session pursuant to Code of Virginia 2.2-3711 (A) (1) Personnel, (A) (2) Student Discipline, and (A) (7) Legal Matters.  

Students Practice Real-World STEM Skills

STEM professionals, such as scientists, technologists, mathematicians, and engineers, must be able to measure accurately. In this PLTW lesson, students had a chance to perfect their precision measuring skills.  Students made Skimmers glide across the schools foyer using cereal and shoe boxes. 

Student Creativity Shown in 6th Grade Projects

Mrs. Galgano's and Mrs. Tupponce's 6th grade Advanced English class put its own spin on the Bridge to Terabithia novel. The students created and built a model of their own fantasy world.  

CSPS and AES Teachers Participate in Professional Development

Teachers from Cool Spring Primary and Acquinton Elementary participated in Number Talks and Reading professional development after school on Wednesday, October 29.  The teachers in both schools continue their research of high yield strategies that make a difference for children as they learn.

King William Theatre Players are the VHSL Conference 33 Champions

For the second consecutive year, the King William High School Theatre Players won the VHSL Conference 33 Champions.  The group performed 'The Eumenides' on Saturday, October 25, 2014 in Nandua.  King William advances to regional competition on November 15, 2014 in Nelson County.  Winter Haigler, Safia Nizami, Rachel Groover, and Kendra Ellis all won Best Actor awards for the Furies and Kendra Ellis won a second Best Actor award as Clytemnestra.  The ensemble won a rating of Superior from all judges.

KWHS Inducts New Members into National Honor Society

The King William High School Chapter of the National Honor Society (NHS) held its annual Induction Ceremony on Monday, October 27, 2014.  The NHS inducted eleven new members.  Total membership in the NHS is currently 26 students.  

CSPS Celebrates Read Aloud Week

During the week of October 19-25, 2014 Cool Spring Primary School celebrated Read Aloud to a Child Week.  In an effort to promote reading aloud at home, students kept a reading log for each night someone read to them for twenty minutes. All students who turned in the completed reading log were treated to a read-aloud by Principal Rachel Ball on Friday. 

KWHS Teacher to Serve on Curriculum Development Committee

King William High School’s Marketing and Finance Teacher Mrs. Suzanne Campbell was selected to serve on the curriculum development committee for the 2014 Finance Cluster Economics and Personal Finance and Finance (6120, 6121). 

Students Will Earn Associate's Degree or General Education Certificate from RCC

Fifteen King William High School students will complete the necessary credits to earn their associate's degree or general education degree through Rappahanock Community College this year.

AES Students Participate in Red Ribbon Week

Healthy lifestyles are essential for all people to lead happy and healthy lives. It is important that students learn about healthy lifestyles as part of the character education program in the school setting.  Acquinton Elementary School will observe National Red Ribbon Week the week of October 27 – 31, 2014. 

Teachers from CSPS, AES and HHMS Participate in MAP Training

Teachers from Cool Spring Primary, Acquinton Elementary and Hamilton-Holmes Middle participated in a 1/2 day workshop conducted by a representative from the Northwestern Evaluation Association (NWEA) on using the Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) assessment instrument.  


Competition Cheer Wins! Headed to Regionals

The Girls' Competition Cheer Team took first place last night in the conference tournament followed by Bruton and Arcadia High Schools.  They will travel to Rockingham County for the Regional Tournament. 

HHMS Students Visit VMFA

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, which houses over 33,000 works of art, welcomed Art 8 students from Hamilton-Holmes Middle School in early October. 


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