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KGHS Theater Presents "Charlotte's Web"

posted Oct 22, 2018, 4:57 AM by Terri Morrison   [ updated Oct 22, 2018, 5:02 AM ]

Based on the book by E.B. White. Adapted by Joseph Robinette.

Dates: October 24 - 27, 2018

Time: 7:00 pm 

Location: KGHS Auditorium

Tickets: $8 each.  Purchase in advance at www.eventbright.com

Dinner: 5:30 pm, cost $5

Summer Residential Governor's Schools

posted Oct 16, 2018, 7:58 AM by Terri Morrison

Summer Residential Governor’s Schools provide gifted high school juniors and seniors with intensive educational experiences in visual and performing arts; humanities; mathematics, science, and technology; or through mentorships in marine science, medicine and health sciences, or engineering.

Each Summer Residential Governor’s School focuses on one special area of interest. Students live on a college or university campus for up to four weeks each summer. During this time, students are involved in classroom and laboratory work, field studies, research, individual and group projects and performances, and seminars with noted scholars, visiting artists, and other professionals. In the three mentorships, students are selected to work side-by-side with research scientists, physicians, and a variety of other professionals. A director and a student-life staff provide supervision of students 24 hours a day, throughout the program.

Student Nominations

Nominations may be made by teachers, school counselors, peers, or by the students themselves. A school or division selection committee chooses the nominees from each school or division and forwards the nominees to a state committee. Consideration is given to students’ academic records, test scores, extra-curricular activities, honors, and awards, creativity, original essays, and teacher recommendations. Students applying for the Visual and Performing Arts Summer Residential Governor’s School participate in a statewide adjudication where they audition or present portfolios for review before a pair of professionals in the specific arts field. Because of the limited number of residential placements available, not all students who are nominated by their schools can be accepted for participation.

2019 Academic Programs

  • Agriculture
  • Humanities
  • Mathematics, Science & Technology
  • Medicine & Health Sciences
  • Engineering
  • Marine Science

2019 Visual & Performing Arts Programs

  • Dance
  • Instrumental Music
  • Vocal Music
  • Theatre
  • Visual Arts

More information about each program and application are available at http://www.doe.virginia.gov/instruction/governors_school_programs/summer_residential/

Lee-Jackson Educational Foundation Scholarship Program

posted Oct 11, 2018, 9:21 AM by Terri Morrison

The 2018-2019 Lee-Jackson Educational Foundation Scholarship Program is now available for Virginia public, private, and home high school juniors and seniors.  $42,000 in college scholarships are available for participating students this year.

Eighteen scholarships will be awarded to Virginia high school juniors and seniors submitting outstanding original, analytical essays on any aspect, positive or negative, of the career, character, or legacy of General Robert E. Lee and/or General "Stonewall" Jackson.  

Scholarship funding is available as follows:

·        The Foundation will award one $2,000 scholarship and one $1,000 scholarship to students whose essays are judged to be the first place and second place winners in each of Virginia’s eight public high school regions.

·        In addition, the Foundation will award one $2,000 scholarship and one $1,000 scholarship to private school or homeschooled students whose essays are judged to be the first and second place winners from this sector.

·        First place winners from each public school region and the first place winner from the home/private school sector will be judged together as a group by a panel appointed by the L-JEF board to determine the first, second, and third place winners overall from the Commonwealth of Virginia.  Bonus scholarships of $10,000, $4,000, and $1,000 will be awarded to these three students.  The third place winner overall in Virginia will receive a total award of $3,000, the second place winner will receive a total of $6,000, and the first place winner in the Commonwealth of Virginia will receive a total award of $12,000.

A $1,000 award will be given to a school in each of the nine judging sectors in the name of the high school teacher or advisor who sponsors the most participating students in that sector. Advisors must sponsor a minimum of 50 participating students to be eligible for this award.

All application instructions, selection procedures, deadlines, and reporting forms are located on the Lee-Jackson Educational Foundation website at http://www.lee-jackson.org/.  

The deadline for students to submit applications and essays to their high school principals (parent or guardian for homeschool students) is February 1, 2019.  

Winners will be announced May 15, 2019.  

If you have questions or need additional information, please contact Stephanie Leech, Scholarship Program Coordinator for the Lee-Jackson Educational Foundation, at leejacksonfoundation@yahoo.com.

Ledo Pizza in Dahlgren - Job Openings

posted Oct 8, 2018, 6:28 AM by Terri Morrison

Ledo Pizza is hiring for all positions!  Grill, pizza makers, dough rollers, dish, runner, counter cashier.

For more information call 540-625-2063

C-Span's Student Cam - Student Documentary Competition

posted Sep 26, 2018, 6:46 AM by Terri Morrison

Topic: What Does It Mean To Be American?
Grades 6 - 12      Deadline: January 20, 2019

This year, C-SPAN is asking students to create a 5-6-minute video documentary on the theme: “WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE AMERICAN? Choose a constitutional right, national characteristic, or historic event and explain how it defines the American experience." Students are asked to evaluate how this right, characteristic or event is upheld in our society or challenged by current events. Rights or characteristics may include aspects of democracy, opportunity, liberty, justice, equality, diversity, unity, individualism, other rights, guiding principles or shared values.

Completed videos must be submitted to www.studentcam.org by Jan. 20, 2019.

The C-SPAN Education Foundation awards 150 student and 53 teacher prizes, totaling $100,000 in cash. All student winners will receive cash prizes ranging from $250-$5,000, and teachers who are listed as faculty advisors will have a chance to win cash prizes of up to $750.

For more details about the competition, FAQs, teacher testimonials and past winning videos, please visit www.studentcam.org. If you have any questions, email the C-SPAN Classroom team at educate@c-span.org.

"Our American Story": Digital Student Contest

posted Sep 25, 2018, 8:22 AM by Terri Morrison   [ updated Sep 25, 2018, 8:27 AM ]

WHRO Public Media, in conjunction with American Evolution commemorates the 400th anniversary of key historical events that occurred in Virginia in 1619 that continue to influence American Democracy, Diversity and Opportunity. 

"Our American Story" is a digital student contest for 8th - 12th grades designed to foster creativity, cooperative learning, critical examination and discussion among our country's next generation of leaders.

Students create their own team, choose one of three video prompts (Democracy, Diversity or Opportunity) as the inspiration for the project and unleash their creativity. What they create is up to them--an original dance, play, documentary, a visual arts piece.

For more information on the contest and how to enter  http://www.americanevolution2019.com/education/ouramericanstory/

Deadline: November 30, 2018

2019 International Aviation Art Contest

posted Sep 21, 2018, 5:59 AM by Terri Morrison

The contest's theme is "my dream to fly" and is open to students ages 6-17.  The artwork must be mailed to the Department of Aviation and must be postmarked  by January 19, 2019 to be judged at the state level.  Artwork is judged, at least in part, for its creative use of this year's theme in relation to the aviation world.
Age Group categories listed on brochure. Available here and in the Counseling office.

For more information visit www.doav.virginia.gov      Deadline to apply: January 19, 2019

S.E.A.P. - Science & Engineering Apprenticeship Program

posted Aug 23, 2018, 6:32 AM by Terri Morrison

The Science and Engineering Apprentice Program (SEAP) is a Department of Navy program designed to give high school students interested in science and engineering disciplines exposure to real-world laboratory research. Apprentices are competitively selected and assigned to a participating laboratory to pursue scientific experiences with a scientist or engineer who mentors the student for eight continuous summer weeks.

Program Requirements

§  Must be a U.S. citizen

§  Must have completed at least Grade 9. Graduating seniors are eligible to apply

Program Highlights

§  8 week summer program

§  Returning students receive a $3,800 stipend

§  New students receive a $3,300 stipend

§  Depending on the research topic a 15 year old may be considered at this lab

§  Each student must secure their own transportation. Due to the secure nature of the Naval Facility, individuals without access will not be permitted on base. Therefore, students must be able to drive themselves or carpool to work with someone with base access.

§  Students are encouraged to take advantage of the "Interests" section of the SEAP applications. This field allows you to specify your areas of interest within science and/or engineering

How to Apply

Interested students should visit the SEAP website  (https://seap.asee.org/) for details and application procedures.


Deadline to apply online is October 31, 2018.

College, University & Vocational Rep. Visits to KGHS

posted Jul 23, 2018, 6:29 AM by Terri Morrison   [ updated ]

Juniors and seniors interested in attending any of the following information sessions should sign up in the Counseling office to attend. List will be updated as visits are scheduled.

Sept. 11 - Navy Information Presentation 
Sept. 19 - Germanna Community College
Sept. 26 - Mary Baldwin University 
Sept. 28 - University of Mary Washington (General Info Session)
Oct. 10 - Virginia Commonwealth University
Oct. 4 - Richard Bland College of William & Mary
Oct. 12 - Catawba College, North Carolina
Oct. 15 - Christopher Newport University
Oct. 17 - Massachusetts Maritime Academy 
Oct. 18 - Radford University
Oct. 19 - Stevenson University, Maryland
Oct. 22 - University of Lynchburg
Oct. 23 - Longwood University
Oct. 24 - Old Dominion University
Oct. 25 - Savannah College of Art & Design, Georgia
Oct. 26 - University of Virginia
Oct. 29 - Virginia State University On-Site Admission (seniors)
Oct. 30 - Bridgewater College
Nov. 9 - University of Mary Washington On-Site Admission (seniors)
Mar. 20, 2019 - Germanna Community College

Virginia Space Grant Consortium STEM Opportunities

posted Jun 25, 2018, 7:31 AM by Terri Morrison   [ updated Aug 23, 2018, 6:19 AM ]

Available for middle school to high school students. All programs are FREE to all Virginia students.

The four programs and their subjects are as follows:

Building Leaders for Advancing Science & Technology (BLAST) - Three day residential program for 8th and 9th grade students focusing on hands-on interactive STEM activities taught by faculty and staff from University of Virginia, Virginia Tech, or Old Dominion University.  www.blast.spacegrant.org  
Application Opens: November 2018. 
Contact: Tysha L. Sanford, Ed.D. Education Program Specialist, VSGC, tsanford@odu.edu  757-766-5210 (phone) 757-766-5205 (fax)

Virginia Space Coast Scholars (VSCS) - Program for 10th grade students focusing on the missions flown or managed by NASA Wallops Flight Facility on Virginia's Eastern Shore, with a Summer Academy program at NASA Wallops Flight Facility. vscs.spacegrant.org  Free Online STEM program for Sophomores with 2.7 GPA or higher. 
Contact: Kristen Manning, Education Program Specialist, kmanning@odu.edu 

Virginia Aerospace Science and Technology Scholars (VASTS) - Program for 11th or 12th grade students focusing on NASA's human spaceflight missions and the Journey to Mars, with a Summer Academy program at NASA Langley Research Center. vsgc.odu.edu/VASTS/
Application Opens: August 15, 2018.
Contact: Ian Cawthray, Education Program Specialist, icawthra@odu.edu

Virginia Earth System Science Scholars (VESSS) - Program for 11th or 12th grade students focusing on NASA's Earth System Science missions, with a Summer Academy program at NASA Langley Research Center. .vsgc.odu.edu/VESSS
Application Opens: August 15, 2018
Contact: Joyce Corriere, STEM Education Program Specialist, joyce.h.corriere@nasa.gov  or jcorrier@odu.edu

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