CCPS Offers Summer Meal Program

posted Jun 12, 2017, 12:56 PM by Amy Abell

Summer Meal Program Text below

We are excited to announce that RES will be serving a free hot school lunch to any child 18 years of age, or younger, starting today June 12 and continuing through July 28th, Monday through Friday. The only day lunch will not be available will be July 4th. Lunches will be served from noon to 12:30 in the cafeteria. People ages 19 and older may purchase a lunch for $3.25, cash only, exact change appreciated.

To take advantage of this opportunity, please arrive at school by noon and wait at the door on the left side of the building where the buses load and unload. There will be a sign on the door letting you know you are in the right place. The doors will open at noon and you are to report directly to the cafeteria, which will be on your left. All lunches must be consumed on site.

Congratulations English Construction and thank you for your partnership with CCPS!

posted Jun 11, 2017, 7:14 PM by Amy Abell   [ updated Jun 11, 2017, 7:15 PM ]

English Construction picture during awards ceremony. All text in media release below.

PRESS RELEASE – For Immediate Release (June 9, 2017)

 

Some schools and students dream of earning a Virginia state title in sports, forensics, and theatre. What about Career and Technical Education programs and preparing students for the workforce?

On June 8, 2017 the Virginia Department of Education recognized English Construction Company and Campbell County Schools as the Region 5 and State winner of the 2017 Creating Excellence Business & Industry Partnership Award for their revolutionary Heavy Equipment Training Program during the summer of 2016.

Jon Hardie, Principal at the Campbell County Technical Center, notes “It’s an honor for English Construction and Campbell County Schools to receive this award. The real honor was partnering with a company like English Construction that is dedicated not only to their industry, but their community, schools, and future workforce. This would not have been possible without the leadership and vision of Douglas Dalton and the team at English Construction.”

English Construction, like many companies, recognized that their workforce is aging so they approached Campbell County Schools about how they could fill their upcoming employment needs and build interest in youth about careers in the construction field.  Together, Douglas Dalton, Kathy Dowdy, Jon Hardie, and Donnie Wilkerson designed a revolutionary training program for high school juniors and seniors aimed to expose and attract students interested in a career in the construction industry. This was a hands-on training program led by business and industry professionals designed to give students the skills the construction industry values, followed by the opportunity to gain real work experience.

Students had to apply to the training program in a method similar to applying for a real work opportunity, including having references. The Heavy Equipment Training included each student earning their OSHA 10 card (Safety Training) and learning how to properly operate and maintain heavy equipment like backhoes. Instruction was led by Mike Scott, Safety Manager for English Construction, assisted by Roy Wilson, Agriculture Instructor at

William Campbell High School. At the end of the training program English Construction offered paid internships for the remainder of the summer to thirteen(13) deserving trainees. For some of the students this opportunity turned into full-time employment after graduation. Jon Hardie notes, “Nothing is more meaningful than filling a need that business and industry has, while providing our next generation with relevant workplace skills, the opportunity to make personal connections, earn employment, and fulfill their own needs by enjoying the work they do.  Our students got those opportunities through this progressive training program.”


Douglas Dalton notes, “English is fortunate to work with such talented folks as Jon Hardie and Donnie Wilkinson at the Campbell County Technical Center. The focus was always on the students and how best to match their abilities and interest within the construction industry.  If we impressed the students half as much as they impressed us, then we consider it a win-win for everyone.” The Heavy Equipment program was so successful that English Construction has not only committed to a second training program for the Summer of 2017 with Campbell County Schools, but they also are running similar summer programs with Montgomery County Schools and Bedford County Schools. 

Campbell County Schools appreciates this recognition from the Virginia Department of Education and believes that Career and Technical Education programs with Work Based Learning opportunities like the English Construction Heavy Equipment Training will assist students in pursuing their post-K12 endeavors.

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student earning their OSHA 10 card (Safety Training) and
learning how to properly operate
and maintain
heavy
equipment
like backhoes.
Instruction
was led by Mike Scott, Safety
Manager for English Construction
,
assisted by Roy Wilson, Agriculture Instructor at
William Campbell High School.
At the end of the training program English Construction
offered
paid internships for the remainder of the summer
to thirteen(13)
deserving trainees
. F
or
some
of the students
this
opportunity
turned into full-time employment after graduation.
Jon
Hardie
notes,
Nothing is more meaningful than filling a need that business and industry has,
while
providing our next generation with relevant workplace skills, the opportunity to make
personal connection
s
,
earn employment
,
and
fulfill their
own need
s by enjoying the work they
do. Our students got those opportunities
through this progressive training program.
Douglas Dalton notes, “
English is fortunate to work with such talented folks as Jon Hardie and
Donnie Wilkinson at
the
Campbell County
Technical Center
. The focus was always on the
students and how best to match their abilities and interest within the construction industry. If
we impressed the students half as much as they impressed us, then we consider it a win-win for
everyone.
The
Heavy Equipment
program was so successful that English Construction has not
only committed to a second training program for the Summer of 2017
with Campbell County
Schools
, but
they
also
are running similar summer
programs
with Montgomery County
Schools and
Bedford County Schools
.
Campbell County Schools
appreciates this recognition from the Virginia Department of
Education and
believes that
Career and Technical
Education
programs with
Work Based
Learning opportunities like the English ConstructionHeavy Equipment Training will assist
students in pursuing their post-K12 endeavors.

I AM..... Cory Angell a 2009 Graduate of Campbell County Public Schools

posted May 30, 2017, 8:39 AM by Amy Abell

I AM Cory Angell BIO and Photo PDF below

Attention all rising 10th, 11th, and 12th graders- Summer SAT PREP

posted May 26, 2017, 12:12 PM by Amy Abell   [ updated May 26, 2017, 12:13 PM ]

OAKES TEST PREP LOGO

Attention all rising 10th, 11th, and 12th graders.  Campbell County Schools and Oakes Test Prep will be providing free SAT Prep for students during the Summer to help prepare students for upcoming SAT and PSAT tests.

Where: The Summer workshops will be held from 9:30 to 11:30 at the Rustburg High School Media Center

When: July 11th, 13th, 18th, and 20th. 

Topics to be covered: topics will include Grammar, Reading, Math without using a calculator, and Math with a calculator.

Students are encouraged to attend as many workshops as possible. Each workshop will present different material. 

 

If you have any questions about the workshops, please call (434)426-1204 or email Oakestestprep@aol.com.

WILLIAM CAMPBELL COMBINED SCHOOL EDUCATOR SPONSORED BY GEORGIA-PACIFIC TO ATTEND KEYSTONE SCIENCE SCHOOL

posted May 19, 2017, 7:17 AM by Amy Abell   [ updated May 19, 2017, 7:18 AM ]

WWCS Teacher Drew Bullock receives award from GP representative
Full Press Release below
:

WILLIAM CAMPBELL COMBINED SCHOOL EDUCATOR

SPONSORED BY GEORGIA-PACIFIC TO ATTEND KEYSTONE SCIENCE SCHOOL

 

STEM Program Helps Teachers Bring Environmental Issues to Life

                                                                                                                  

Campbell County, May 18, 2017– Drew Bullock, a 6th grade Life Science and High School Biology teacher at William Campbell Combined School has been selected by Georgia-Pacific to attend Keystone Science School’s 2017 Key Issues Institute: Bringing Environmental Issues to the Classroom, this summer in Silverthorne, Colorado.  

Held every June and July, the Key Issues Institute program brings together K-12 educators from around the world for a highly interactive four and a half-day workshop. The program is designed to help teachers of all subjects bring environmental issues and STEM-based learning (science, technology, engineering and math) to the classroom. Teachers learn to present scientific concepts in an unbiased way to their students while discovering ways to boost their students’ critical thinking skills.  Drew Bullock is one of 14 teachers sponsored to attend Key Issues Institute from Georgia-Pacific’s facility communities in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Pennsylvania, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and Wisconsin. “Georgia-Pacific is committed to being environmentally responsible, and an investment in our teachers is an investment in our communities,” said Ashley Wright, Plant Manager, of Georgia-Pacific’s Brookneal OSB Plant. “We’re proud to support this unique learning opportunity at Keystone Science School, which gives teachers creative tools to bring environmental learning to life.”

 At Key Issues Institute, teachers work in teams to solve “real-life” scenarios such as investigating the source of a town’s health epidemic, testing water quality of a nearby river and building a sustainable cable-car model. Teachers bring home lesson plans designed to engage students, and lab kits to apply what they’ve learned to their local classrooms. The Institute also coordinates ongoing support from other educators and instructors online.

 Since 1997, Georgia-Pacific has sponsored more than 200 teachers from its facility communities across the country to attend Keystone Science School.

  

About Georgia-Pacific

Based in Atlanta, Georgia-Pacific and its subsidiaries are among the world’s leading manufacturers and marketers of bath tissue, paper towels and napkins, tableware, paper-based packaging, office papers, cellulose, specialty fibers, non-woven fabrics, building products and related chemicals. The company employs approximately 35,000 people directly, and creates nearly 92,000 jobs indirectly. Founded in 1958, the Georgia-Pacific Foundation has four key investment areas: education, community enrichment, environment and entrepreneurship. For more information on the Georgia-Pacific Foundation, visit gp.com/gpfoundation.

About Keystone Science School

Since 1976, Keystone Science School has taught scientific principles and leadership skills to young people, teachers, and community members through engaging hands-on field experiences. The School was founded on the belief that leaders should approach decision-making with a healthy respect for scientific inquiry, collaboration, and civic engagement. Our programs prepare future leaders to address the increasingly complex issues our society faces. For more information, visit  www.KeystoneScienceSchool.org.

 

 

Press Release: Brookville Middle School Sinkhole

posted May 17, 2017, 11:13 AM by Amy Abell

PRESS RELEASE – For Immediate Release (May 17, 2017)

 

Brookville Middle School Sinkhole

 

Tuesday afternoon, May 16, 2017, at approximately 4:00 PM, a sinkhole was discovered in the front parking lot of Brookville Middle School.  Since the sinkhole was near the bus lane and the storm water drain pipe runs underneath the bus lane, it was determined to be unsafe to use.  As a result, school was closed on Wednesday so alternative plans could be developed for student drop-off and pick-up.  This is the fourth sinkhole in the Brookville complex in the past year.  Plans were already in place to make the needed repairs this summer when school ended, and bids for this project are actually due on Thursday, May 18, 2017.  Below is information regarding the alternate traffic plans that will be utilized for the remainder of the school year:

VDOT has closed Bee Drive to thru traffic. Car riders at Brookville Middle must arrive between 7:00 AM and 7:20 AM via Enterprise Drive. Cars will not be permitted on Bee Dr. between 7:20 AM and 7:45 AM (this includes TES Discovery Program). Buses will then unload in front of BMS starting at 7:20 AM.

In the afternoon, car riders for BMS will not be released until 3:15 PM. No cars will be permitted to enter Bee Drive prior to 3:15 PM. This includes car riders at TES.  After the second load of buses departs, cars will be permitted to enter Bee Drive for BMS and TES. We have included a map via email, and it is also available on the Campbell County Schools website.  We need your cooperation with this change. Please understand that cars will not be permitted on Bee Dr. between 7:20 AM and 7:45 AM and 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM.  Please adhere to this schedule because at no time will cars be permitted to park along Bee Drive, Enterprise Drive, Laxton Road, or Timberlake Road.  Law enforcement will be present to assist with traffic. Thank you.

Morning Arrival:

Car riders 7:00 AM to 7:20 AM

Buses only 7:20 AM to 7:45 AM

Afternoon Dismissal:

Buses only 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM

Car riders 3:15 PM


Traffic flow map of Brookville Middle- described in text

I Am Kate Tweedy a 2012 Graduate of Campbell County Public Schools

posted Apr 28, 2017, 6:14 PM by Amy Abell   [ updated Apr 28, 2017, 6:14 PM ]

I Am Kate Tweedy Poster PDF below
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