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Weekly Update from Principal Joe Gabalski


The next Saturday Learning Seminar is scheduled for November 17th.  We have posted a signup genius on our website if you would like to help with this effort. Parents please note that we are opening the testing window in December for SOL retakes. To prepare for this we will have teachers here during the Saturday Learning Seminar who are coming to work with students on preparing for the SOL’s. Students who are eligible to retake an SOL will receive a letter from us early next week. We will be posting more information about this on our website and on class group section of Schoology.

On Tuesday and Wednesday the Center Stage vocal ensemble will be performing at the School Board Association meetings that are being held in Williamsburg, Virginia. On Wednesday, November 14, there will be a Winter Sports meeting. This will be held in the auditorium at 7:00 pm. On Thursday there will be a Guitar concert at 7:00 pm in auditorium and we will have students participating in the Honors Choir event at the Homestead from Thursday to Saturday. On Friday evening at 6:30 we will host the Lounge 7.0. We have  poets, musicians, actors and dancers all performing. On Saturday there is a “Saturday with the Superintendent” taking place at Haydon Elementary School and this is at 10:00 am and we encourage you to attend that.

On Saturday evening we have four students who were selected to attend a special event with Michelle Obama, the former First Lady. This will take place in Washington, DC. Our students will be participating in a “Meet and Greet” event with her and we are excited for our students who were selected to participate and to hear Ms. Obama speak.

Finally, a reminder that Monday is the observance of Veterans Day and the school division will be closed.


Thank you all and have a great weekend.