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Redesigning Our Future - July 7 - 11, 2020

posted Jan 21, 2020, 5:12 AM by Terri Morrison

A National Environmental Summit for students 14-17 years old.

Dates: July 7 - 11, 2020

Three leading organizations - the Center for the Environment at Catawba College, Rocky Mountain Institute, and Environmental Working Group are partnering to provide an opportunity for young environmental leaders.

Learn critical thinking skills - Delve into your individual interests - Work with college professors and environmental leaders - Build relationships with like-minded individuals - Explore Catawba's 189-acre ecological preserve - Experience college life.

* The cost to attend is only $490, but financial aid is available on as-need be basis.
* Apply before May 1, and enjoy a further $90 discount. Applications close July 1.
* Cost includes meals, housing, and activity costs for the entire week.
* The summit will be held on the Catawba College campus, Salisbury, NC.
* Contact us on: centerforenv@catawba.edu - 704.637.4727


Rising 9th Grade Night (current 8th graders)

posted Jan 17, 2020, 12:12 PM by Terri Morrison

Parents of rising ninth graders are invited to attend an orientation session
at King George High School on February 5th beginning at 4:30 PM.

4:30-5:15 pm: What you need to know before you go!
HS Auditorium Join us for an informative workshop on pre-college planning
and opportunities available to you in King George. This
workshop is intended for parents and students in grades 8-10.

5:30-7:00 pm: Freshmen Orientation
HS Auditorium 8th grade parents and students will have an opportunity to meet
counselors, administrators and teachers.
Students will also have an opportunity to tour the high school
while parents attend an information panel with school staff.

KGHS Theater Presents "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

posted Jan 17, 2020, 4:39 AM by Terri Morrison


King George High School Proudly Presents: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory based on the book by Roald Dahl and dramatized by Richard R. George.

The show runs Wednesday January 22 through Saturday January 25 at 7:00pm for $6.00.

Children 6 and under are free. Tickets are sold at the door but can be bought in advance at www.eventbrite.com 

BBQ or hot dog dinner before the show is an additional $5.00 and begins at 5:30 pm

If you have questions, please contact director Katrina Wynes kwynes@kgcs.k12.va.us
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Virginia PTA Citizenship Essay

posted Jan 16, 2020, 9:06 AM by Terri Morrison   [ updated Jan 16, 2020, 9:08 AM ]

Virginia PTA is committed to promoting a sense of citizenship and responsibility in the lives of our children – tomorrow’s leaders. To demonstrate the value that Virginia PTA places on good citizenship, we are proud to sponsor, support, and encourage Virginia students to write an essay for the 2020 Citizenship
Essay Contest. This year’s selected theme is “What Does It Take To Be A Good Citizen?”

WHO CAN ENTER?
All Virginia students in grades K through 12 presently enrolled in schools with active PTA/PTSAs in Good Standing may enter. A non-graded Special Writer Division is available and limited to students whose physical, cognitive, or mental health challenges meet ADA guidelines. Qualifying students entering this division create their own essay but may receive non-artistic accommodation and assistance from an adult.

CRITERIA:
In all categories, adherence to the theme as it relates to CITIZENSHIP, originality, clarity, thought and skill in standard written English will be judged. The theme must be used as the essay title and may not be altered in any way.

Students in grades 9 through 12 must write a minimum of 750 words, typed and double-spaced, in Times New Roman 12-point font with 1” margins.

Application is available below and in the Counseling office.  Deadline: January 30, 2020

King George - Caroline 4-H Seeking Camp Counselors

posted Dec 17, 2019, 7:26 AM by Terri Morrison

King George – Caroline 4-H Junior Camp is seeking camp counselors!  Applicants must be at least 14 years old by January 1, 2020, and attend the mandatory trainings. 

The dates for the camp are June 7-11, 2020.

More information and the 4-H Camp Counselor application is available in the Counseling office. 

Deadline to apply is January 17, 2020.

2020 Hamilton Award

posted Nov 19, 2019, 9:52 AM by Terri Morrison   [ updated Nov 19, 2019, 10:06 AM ]

The Hamilton Award recognizes high school juniors for their academic, personal, and service achievements. Every year, they select up to 35 students nationally to enter their five-year, no cost empowerment program.

Hamilton Award winners receive:
* $500 scholarship
* Annual Leadership Conferences
* College Application Guidance
* Scholarship & Financial Aid Assistance
* Individual & Group support
* Peer Mentorship Across Cohorts
* Professional Network
* Internship Opportunities

Curriculum built around five pillars:
Transition: High school to college, college to career
Heritage: Understanding United States history is vital to claiming personal, political, and social power.
Empowerment: Knowledge and confidence to pursue and attain ambitious goals
Financial Literacy: Understanding budgets, debt-management, saving, and informed investing
Leadership: Development of character and a commitment to public service in the face of adversity.


Deadline: January 29, 2020

Pathways Flight Academies

posted Oct 22, 2019, 9:07 AM by Terri Morrison   [ updated Jan 9, 2020, 10:44 AM ]

The United States is facing a shortage of airline pilots and aviation workers. In response, Virginia Space Grant Consortium, in partnership with the Commonwealth of Virginia, Liberty University, Averett University and the Virginia Department of Aviation, is providing high school students the opportunity to experience a free, two-week, intensive, residential flight academy. Students will undertake ground and flight training that can culminate in their first solo flight!

Students will immerse themselves in the field of aviation and discover exciting career opportunities while learning to fly.

Eligibility: Students must have at least a 3.0 GPA, be U.S. citizens, Virginia residents and 16 years old by the start of the Academy. They must also be able to pass an FAA flight physical exam.


For more information contact the Virginia Space Grant Consortium, Ian Cawthray, Program Coordinator, 
vsgcpfa@odu.edu, 757-766-5210

B.L.A.S.T. - Building Leaders for Advancing Science & Technology

posted Oct 22, 2019, 7:51 AM by Terri Morrison   [ updated Oct 22, 2019, 8:00 AM ]

The Building Leaders for Advancing Science and Technology (BLAST) program offers an exciting, on-campus summer experience designed to increase student interest and curiosity in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

Blast provides a residential opportunity to current 8th and 9th grade students with at least a C+ grade average and a desire to explore STEM opportunities.

Faculty members lead hands-on activities and demonstrations that seek to motivate and inspire students for STEM studies and careers.

BLAST is FREE of charge for students who are selected to participate, but transportation to and from the universities is the responsibility of each family.

The program is a partnership between the Virginia Space Grant Consortium, Old Dominion University, the University of Virginia, Virginia Tech and the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Applications open November 15, 2019!

Visit BLAST

Summer 2020 Sessions:

Session 1- ODU: June 28 - July 1

Session 2- VT: July 5 - July 8

Session 3: UVA: July 12 - July 15

Contact information: 
Tysha L. Sanford Batts, Ed. D.
Education Program Specialist, VSGC
tsanford@odu.edu
757-766-5210
fax: 757-766-5205

2020 Summer Residential Governor's Schools

posted Oct 11, 2019, 10:59 AM by Terri Morrison   [ updated Dec 18, 2019, 5:04 AM ]

Summer Residential Governor’s Schools (SRGS) provide current gifted high school 10th and 11th graders with intensive educational experiences in:

·        Humanities

·        Agriculture

·        Mathematics, Science and Technology

·        Medicine and Health Science

·        Mentorships in Marine Science

·        Mentorship in 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.

Timeline for Applying to SRGS:

All Applications are Due to the Counseling Department 

All remaining SRGS Applications deadline: February 3, 2020 -->  Humanities, Agriculture, Mathematics, Science and Technology, Medicine and Health Science, Mentorships

 

For more information visit the Virginia Department of Education’s website at:

http://www.doe.virginia.gov/instruction/governors_school_programs/summer_residential/

Video about Summer Residential Governor’s Schools

·         https://www.radford.edu/content/gov-school/home.html

PTSA Reflections Contest - "Look Within"

posted Sep 25, 2019, 8:25 AM by Terri Morrison

Each year, over 300,000 students in Pre-K through Grade 12 create original works of art in response to a student-selected theme. The theme for the 2019-2020 program year is Look Within. Students submit their completed works of art in one or all of the available arts categories: Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography, Visual Arts.

For more information, see attachment below.  Information and application also available in the Counseling office.

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