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Students Take Air Force JROTC Course to New Heights Students fly

Eight King William High School students took their Air Force JROTC course to "new heights" on March 10th and 11th.  These cadets, ranging from 9th to 12 grade, flew a Civil Air Patrol (CAP) airplane with an instructor pilot.  Combined, the students racked up eight total flying hours, flew about 180 miles, completed eight take-off and landings, and performed basic flying maneuvers in the flight training area.  This "hands-on" STEM activity literally put the airplane in the students hands and they learned how to make shallow turns, climb, descend, and use the combined flight controls of the yoke (steering control) and rudder pedals.  This experience will further their understanding of flight and hopefully spark an interest in flying.  For as one student said, "That was awesome...I want to become a pilot now more than ever."

Inclement Weather Delay

Due to inclement weather, the schools will be closed today, Friday, March 2, 2018. Employees follow Code 6.

Letter to Parents

Letter to Parents 2-23-18

KWHS Senior Receives Brotherhood Sisterhood Youth Award PJ Upshaw

KWHS Senior, Preston Upshaw III received the Brotherhood Sisterhood Youth Award. He is desribed  as "...a mature, level headed, hard-working student, an active musician, and an excellent role model." Congratulations PJ!

Air Force JROTC Cadets Attend Military Ball Military Ball

King William High School Air Force JROTC cadets and guests attended the annual "804" JROTC Military Ball hosted by Atlee High School, VA.  Approximately 140 students from four local high schools were in attendance to enjoy the camraderie and the evening's social activities.  A military ball is a time-honored tradition where units get together to interact and socialize in an informal dinner and dancing event.

KWHS Welcomes Ms. Stephanie Vermeire

Vermeire, S.

Ms. Vermeire is a native of Gloucester County, where she has lived since she was two years old. She attended William and Mary, earning a degree in history and certification for 6-12 Social Studies Education; and she later earned her Masters in Educational Leadership and Administration. She comes to King William with years of experience both in the classroom and as an administrator. Ms. Vermeire enjoys spending time with her family, with whom she remains close, and loves playing with her nieces and nephew. If she's not enjoying time with her family or close friends, Ms. Vermeire can usually be found reading--Jane Eyre and Harry Potter are among her favorites! Ms. Vermeire is a self-described "life-long student" and loves learning new things. She is excited to join the King William family and continue to gain experience and knowledge as part of the KWHS team!

Students Begin Career Exploration Program Career Exploration

The students in Donna Campbell’s class have begun a career exploration program lead by former KWCPS teacher, Stephanie Brown. This is a six week program where students will evaluate their interests to find jobs suitable to them and explore these jobs virtually. This program is run by the Department of Rehabilitative Services, who works with schools to prepare students for work after graduation and gives support through the Pre-Employment Transition Services program



The HHMS renovation is underway. Construction crews have begun demolition of the school board offices and will then begin the construction of what will be the 6th grade wing. Starting TOMORROW, Wednesday January 24th,  the access road from Rt. 30 to AES will be closed until further notice.  Therefore, all traffic coming to and from AES will need to use Acquinton Church Road.  We realize that this is an inconvenience for our families and we appreciate your patience as we make much needed improvements to the HHMS facility.

Inclement Weather Closing

Due to inclement weather conditions, King William County Schools will be closed on Thursday, January 18.  Employees should follow Code 2.

School Calendar Adjustments

Due to the recent inclement weather and loss of instructional time, the school calendar is being changed to the following:

KWHS and HHMS students will NOT have exams.  (DE students will still have exams for those courses.)

January 23rd will now be a normal school day for all students.
January 24th will now be a normal school day for all students.
January 25th will now be a normal school day for all students.
January 26th will now be a normal school day for all students.

Future Cavalier Night Rescheduled


Future Cavalier Night

Due to the weather forecast for snow this evening, we have rescheduled the game to Thursday, January 11th Boys’ Basketball vs Maggie Walker
Junior Varsity @ 5:30PM
Varsity @ 7:00PM

(this is a change from Jan. 3rd)



This holiday season at King William High School, the National Honor Society [NHS] and [DECA] sponsored “Christmas Dreams,” a service project in which students and staff collected various items to donate to children ages 0-18 living in King William County and the Town of West Point.

Students put their presents and monetary gifts into bright red stockings that were placed in each classroom. At the front of the school was a Hat, Mittens, and Scarves Tree, brightly lit and decorated with the colorful, warm donations. Beside the tree, a box was filled with larger toys and assorted items.


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Inclement Weather Closing

Due to inclement weather, King William County Schools will be closed on Friday, January 5, 2018.  Employees follow Code 6.

KWHS Students Attend VSUP-VaSCL Student Leadership Conference KWHS Students

Five students from King William High School participated in the VSUP-VaSCL Student Leadership Conference, held in Charlottesville on November 16, 2017.   The theme "Living Local, Going Global", focused on Global Citizens.   While continuing to explore the "Profile of a Virginia Graduate", the focus this year was narrowed to "Community Engagement and Civic Responsibility."

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November's Issue of the Cavalier Chronicle

NHS Roadside Cleanup Roadside Cleanup

Members of the King William High School National Honor Society as well as parent and teacher volunteers spent their Saturday, October 28, 2017, picking up litter along a two-mile stretch of Route 30.  The group collected over 22 bags of trash during the recent clean-up.  The NHS adopted a portion of the roadway over thirteen years ago and has been cleaning it diligently ever since.

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Rally for Allie Cheerleaders

The King William High School Cheerleaders will be joining forces with Allie to help aid in the cost of the many medical treatments she faces. They will be selling Krispie Kreme Doughnuts for $8.00 a dozen and selling “Rally for Allie” jerseys for $20.00. All proceeds will go to the family to help with medical and financial issues. In addition, “Rally for Allie Night” will be held at the King William High School basketball game on December 8th, where Allie will become an official member of the KWHS Cheerleading Team.


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The KWHS Chapter of the National Honor Society Holds Induction Ceremony NHS Induction

The King William High School Chapter of the National Honor Society held its annual Induction Ceremony on Monday, October 23, 2017.  The ceremony was led by the NHS president and NHS advisor, Mrs. Kimberly Hicks. 

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KWHS Seniors Give Back seniors

King William High School seniors participated in the first annual Cav Care Day, a day to give back to the community. Over 80 seniors were dispersed throughout the community to volunteer their services. Students spent the day at Cool Spring Primary School reading books to K-2 students, helping teachers with various duties, and assisting students with daily tasks.

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Introducing the Cavalier Chronicle

Feed Virginia Day of Action - September 29, 2017

King William County Public Schools will offer ALL students FREE BREAKFAST on Friday, September 29, 2017. Please review the attached flyer for further information - CLICK HERE

KWHS Students Introduce the Cavalier Cafe Cavalier Cafe

New in the 2017-18 school year, the General Studies classroom, led by Ms. Campbell, has implemented “The Cavalier Cafe.” This cafe is currently selling coffee, tea, and hot chocolate. The Cavalier Cafe is being used to teach skills such as: taking orders, filling orders, communicating with customers, counting money, and making and balancing a budget.

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School Nutrition Program Update

The new MyPaymentsPlus Program is up and running.  We apologize for the inconvenience.

Bridging Communities Senior Recognitions

Here is the information regarding internships and job placements for the KW Diesel & HVACR students:

James Eyer - Received State Certification for NOCTI Diesel Technology; Interned and hired by Carter Caterpillar- Williamsburg
Trey DuVall - Received State Certification for NOCTI Diesel TechnologyInterned at Essex Concrete and hired by Westin Diesel
Hugh Townsend - Interned at James River Equipment and will work on the family farm
Charles Mitchell - Received State Certification for NOCTI HVACR; Interned at ETEC Mechanical and hired by ETEC Mechanical

Bridging Communities Summer 2017 Student Offerings

Bridging Communities 2017 Summer CSI Academy Flyer

Bridging Communities 2017 Summer STEM Academy Flyer

Bridging Communities 2017 Summer CSI Academy Student Application

Bridging Communities 2017 Summer STEM Academy Student Application

Powder Puff Game

Returning Student Registration Returning Student Registration

Complete the returning student registration this summer and make open house a breeze!

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Air Force JROTC Cadets Attend Summer Leadership Camp JROTC Cadets

Air Force JROTC (AF JROTC) Cadets from King William County prepared for the upcoming school year with their annual summer Leadership/Orientation Camp.  New Cadets, under the guidance of King William High School Air Force Instructors Col (ret) McNulty and CMSgt (ret) Winstead, were paired with upper-class cadets for a program orientation which gave them an opportunity to work together as a team, build individual leadership skills, and have a great start to their new school year and high school JROTC experience.

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Former KWHS Soccer Player Justin "Hutch" Hutcheson Remembered Boys Soccer Team

By Gene Campbell
The late Justin Lucas "Hutch" Hutcheson, former goal keeper for the King William Cavaliers Boys Soccer Team, still brings thrills to the minds of his teammates when you mention his 28 stopped shots as goal keeper against undefeated George Mason to protect a 1-0 victory for the Cavaliers in 2008.  The win enabled the undefeated Cavaliers to claim the Tidewater District Championship and move on to the State Final Four at Radford that year.

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French Students Celebrate April Fool's Day April Fool's

In France, one of the most popular celebrations of the year is April Fool's day.  There, it is called "Poisson d'avril," and children and adults all cut out paper fish and surreptitiously tape them on others throughout the day.  French students at KWHS enjoyed the day as they played the "fish" trick on classmates and teachers.  All in good fun.

DECA and FFA Participate in Relay for Life DECA and FFA

King William's DECA and FFA clubs came together on Saturday, May 6th to "Give Cancer the Boot". Both clubs came together to participate in the King William Relay for Life. Relay for Life was held at Hamilton-Holmes Middle School where ten teams came together to raise over $17,000 to donate to the American Cancer Society

Freshman Class Receives First Aid and CPR Training First Aid

During the month of April, all ninth grade Physical Education/Health students are participating in First Aid and CPR (with AED) training taught by the King William Fire Chief, along with a team of assistants. First Aid and CPR training, including the use of AEDs is a new high school graduation requirement for all students beginning with this year’s freshman class.

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NHS Sponsors MDA March Madness MDA March Madness

The King William High School National Honor Society sponsored MDA March Madness to celebrate the NCAA Tournament and raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Teachers donated money to have their classroom doors decorated with their favorite basketball teams. The National Honor Society will be sending a check in the amount of $225.00 to the MDA.

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King William's Teen Action Team Teen Action Team

King William's Teen Action Team traveled to Studio Two Three in Richmond on April 12th for a screen-printing workshop. They were guided through the process as they printed posters, t-shirts and tote bags galore! They can't wait to go back with Charles City's Teen Action Team later this month.

KWHS Cadets Defy Gravity AF JROTC

On March 25th, six KWHS JROTC students were given an opportunity to fly in and pilot a Cessna-182 at Richmond Executive Airport.  As part of the AF JROTC program, they have learned about flight dynamics and this gave them exposure to actually flying the airplane with a Civil Air Patrol instructor.  It was a great experience for all as their flights included flying to West Point, over the High School, Petersburg, and then returning to Richmond.  Well done all!