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KGHS Summer School Information

posted Apr 17, 2018, 11:17 AM by Terri Morrison

Dates and Location

The summer school program will be held at King George High School May 29 – June 27, 2018.  The student hours for summer school will be 8:00 AM – 12:30 PM. Summer school will meet Monday through Thursday.


Registration for summer school will be in the KGHS counseling office. Payment may be made with cash, check or money order. The registration deadline is Thursday, May 24, 2018. The cost of tuition for a repeat credit course is $200 for KGHS students and $250 for out-of-county students.


A student whose vacation plans will conflict with summer school should not enroll. If a student misses more than one day during the summer school session, the student will not receive credit for the course. A total of two (2) tardies or two (2) early dismissals will be counted as a one day’s absence. All school rules apply during summer school and failure to follow them will result in disciplinary action, including suspension or dismissal from summer school. No tuition refunds will be provided if a student is dismissed from summer school for attendance and/or disciplinary concerns.

Course Offerings

The courses listed below are for repeat credit only. (Failing a course and wanting to retake that course again constitutes repeat credit.)

 English*       Math*       Science*        Social Studies*          Foreign Languages (check with counselor for available courses)                                  

 Electives (Only available electives will be offered. The counselor will select elective with student.)

 * End of course SOL tests are required as needed


Bus transportation to/from KGHS will not be provided. Students will be expected to make their own transportation arrangements.


One Night Only Screening: SUICIDE The Ripple Effect

posted Apr 16, 2018, 11:15 AM by Terri Morrison

Several organizations are partnering to host a screening of the new documentary “Suicide: The Ripple Effect” on Monday, May 21st at 7:30 p.m. at Regal Cinemas (Route 3), 3301 Plank Road, Fredericksburg. 



To reserve your tickets: https://gathr.us/screening/reserve/22887 

“Suicide: The Ripple Effect” is a feature length documentary film and MOVEMENT, focusing on the devastating effects of suicide and the tremendous positive ripple effects of advocacy, inspiration and hope that are helping millions heal and stay alive. 

The film highlights the journey of Kevin Hines, who at age 19, attempted to take his life by jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge. Today Kevin is a world-renowned mental health advocate, motivational speaker and author who travels the globe spreading a message of hope, recovery and wellness. 

The film chronicles Kevin’s personal journey and the ripple effect it has on those who have been impacted by his suicide attempt and his life's work since. In addition, the film highlights the stories of individuals and families who are utilizing their personal tragedy to bring hope and healing to others.

The local screening is being hosted by Be Well Rappahannock, Mary Washington Healthcare, Mental Health America of Fredericksburg, Rappahannock Area Community Services Board, Rapphannock United Way, The Community Foundation of the Rappahannock River Region | Robert Cullen O'Neill Fund, and Trinity Yoga Therapy.



Trailer: https://vimeo.com/247262698


William R. Harvey Leadership Institute: July 8 - 14, 2018

posted Apr 16, 2018, 9:51 AM by Terri Morrison   [ updated Apr 16, 2018, 10:16 AM ]

Hampton University's High School Leadership Summit is designed for rising high school Juniors or Seniors to focus on "The Leader Within." This week long, residential program provides students the opportunity to establish a plan for after graduation through several exciting and challenging workshops.

Workshop Topics Include: Developing a Personal Brand/Social Media Style, Determine Your Leadership Style, Entrepreneurship, Personal Finance.

Registration deadline: May 4, 2018.

For more visit www.li.hamptonu.edu   757-728-6698

Building a Resilient Community: Understanding Trauma & Adverse Childhood Experiences

posted Apr 10, 2018, 10:50 AM by Terri Morrison

Local organizations are partnering to bring international speaker and trauma expert Dr. Allison Sampson Jackson, LCSW, to Fredericksburg for a community town hall on Wednesday, April 18, 2018. The event, “Building a Resilient Community: Understanding Trauma and Adverse Childhood Experiences” will be held at the John F. Fick, III Conference Center located at 1301 Sam Perry Boulevard, Fredericksburg, VA 22401. The interactive program begins at 6:30 p.m. and light refreshments will be served at 6:00 p.m.


Mary Washington Healthcare, Rappahannock Area Community Services Board, and Rappahannock United Way are partnering to host and sponsor the event.


Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) impact the mental and physical wellness of youth and adults. ACEs take the form of physical, emotional, and/or mental trauma. By creating a trauma informed community, we can build individual and community resilience. We can work together to prevent what is predictable and foster a community of wellness.


“Traumatic childhood experiences can have lasting impacts on individuals, but we know that healing is possible. Relationships and connections help restore the brain that has been changed by toxic stress,” shared Jane Yaun, Executive Director, Rappahannock Area Community Services Board. “We can create a supportive environment that promotes healing, compassion and respect. Everyone has a place at the table for this work, and we encourage the community to come together to learn more and to help.”


This free event is appropriate for adults/parents/teachers who are interested in learning more about trauma as a public health concern and how trauma impacts the brain and can lead to at-risk health behaviors. Additionally the town hall will support participants to increase their understanding of resiliency both personally and within the community.


Sophomores - Jostens Class Ring Information

posted Apr 10, 2018, 4:50 AM by Terri Morrison   [ updated Apr 10, 2018, 4:51 AM ]

Our Jostens representative will host a 'class ring information' assembly on Monday, April 30, during IE, for all sophomores.  Ordering days at the high school will be Thursday, May 3, 11 am - 7 pm and May 4, 11 am - 1 pm.  Parents are invited to stop by Thursday, May  after school 2:30 pm - 7 pm  to see samples and ask questions.

Seniors - Jostens Graduation Items Delivered

posted Apr 9, 2018, 11:14 AM by Terri Morrison   [ updated Apr 13, 2018, 4:35 AM ]

If your senior has not yet picked up their graduation items see Mrs. Morrison in the Counseling office.  
Still need to pay?  Go go  jostens.com or call 1-800-567-8367 to pay the remaining balance.

Aim High: Opportunities for Young Women to Lead Our Nation's Defense

posted Apr 9, 2018, 10:10 AM by Terri Morrison   [ updated Apr 9, 2018, 10:14 AM ]

The AIM HIGH SERIES FOR YOUNG WOMEN is an annual knowledge-sharing event for Middle school, high school, and college girls and their families to attend and learn about the potential for supporting one of the world’s largest employers, the U.S. Department of Defense, from attending a military service academy and serving as active duty personnel, to working as civilian staff, a contractor, or as a volunteer. Building awareness and understanding about the large number of opportunities and diverse nature of roles and responsibilities young women might fulfill in this sector of the workforce is a key focus of this program. The format will be a facilitated panel discussion, including a question and answer period, followed by an informal breakout session with light refreshments.

April 21, 2018, Time:  2:00-4:00 p.m. 

Place: St. Margaret’s School , 604 Water Lane, Tappahannock, VA, Community/Technology Center, Margaret R. Broad Dining Room


Dr. Frances C. Wilson LtGen USMC (Ret.), past President of the National Defense University 
LCDR Jennifer Albert USN Reserves, MSAE, USN ‘05, Naval aviator and aerospace engineer CDR 
Christa Almonte USN, USNA ‘99, Naval Attaché Designate to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Sandra Shepard Associate Counsel, Naval Surface Warfare Center 

Visit St. Margaret's School website for more information and register at sms.org/aimhigh

Congressional Art Competition 2018

posted Apr 9, 2018, 6:30 AM by Terri Morrison   [ updated Apr 16, 2018, 9:16 AM ]

Each spring, the Congressional Institute and participating Members of Congress sponsor An Artistic Discovery, a nationwide high school visual art competition that recognizes and encourages artistic talent in each congressional district. Since the pilot competition in 1982, more than 650,000 high school students have participated.

The annual Art Competition is open to all high school students currently living in the First District. Children of service members who are stationed outside the district, but call VA-01 home, may also submit their artwork through the mail. 

The winning submission will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol for one year and viewed by visitors and dignitaries from all over the world.

All artwork must:

  • Be less than 26x26x4 inches, framed with wood or metal (cavasses do not need to be framed)
  • 2 dimensional
  • Not weigh more than 15 pounds
  • Original art (cannot be a copy or interpretation of an existing image)
  • Mediums include: Paintings Drawings Prints (lithographs, silk screen, block printing), Mixed media (use of more than 2 mediums), Collages, Computer-generated art, Photographs.
  • A label on the back of the art with: Student Name, Address, Phone Number, Email Address, Title, Medium

Each student must submit a typed Student Release Form with his or her entry.

All artwork must be submitted in person to one of Congressman Wittman's district offices no later than April 20th , 2018.

POC: Karen Klotz
95 Dunn Drive
Suite 201
Stafford VA, 22554

POC: Christina Whitehouse
6501 Mechanicsville Turnpike
Suite 102
Mechanicsville, VA 23111

POC: Chris Jones
508 Church Lane
Tappahannock, VA 22560

Please do not hesitate to reach out to my Staff Assistant, Katie, with any questions you may have.  You can call the office at 202-225-4261 or e-mail Katie at katie.mazzola@mail.house.gov.  I look forward to seeing all of the great work that will be submitted!

2018 Memo to Art Teachers with rules and deadlines
2018 Congressional Art Competition Checklist
2018 Art Competition Student Release Form

April Scholarships Deadlines

posted Mar 29, 2018, 11:25 AM by Terri Morrison   [ updated Apr 16, 2018, 9:17 AM ]

**NEW**Busch Family Scholarship 2018 - Deadline: April 18, 2018
The Busch Family is offering a scholarship to a graduating senior from either Stafford High School or King George High School intending to pursue an education in any accredited community college, junior college, technical, vocational or trade school. The scholarship is intended to cover one year of the cost of tuition, fees, and books at an accredited community college, junior college or trade school and will have a maximum value of up to $3,500 per semester for a total of up to $7,000 per year. Upon successful completion of first year, applicant may re-apply for second year funding. Application available below and in the Counseling office.

NAACP John T. Steward Memorial Scholarship - Deadline: April 19, 2018
Established to honor the memory of Mr. John T. Steward, a native of King George County and active member and leader of the NAACP, by awarding deserving students a donation to support their continuing education. Essay required. Application available below and in the Counseling office.

InFirst Federal Credit Union - Deadline: April 20, 2018
InFirst Federal Credit Union will be awarding two scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each. Graduating high school seniors who have a membership with InFirst FCU are encouraged to apply. Winners will be chosen based on criteria, including academic achievements, recommendations, extra-curricular activities, volunteer work and job experience. Essays required. See application which is below or in the Counseling office.

King George PTSA 2018 Scholarship - Deadline: April 20, 2018
The King George PTSA is offering a $500 scholarship to a graduating King George High School senior who is pursuing further education at any accredited college, university, technical, vocational, or trade school.  The scholarship will be paid directly to the educational institution upon the awardee’s confirmed enrollment. If applicant withdraws from the institution, the remaining monies will be returned to the King George PTSA scholarship fund. Applicant must show evidence of being accepted at an institution of higher learning and must be a 2017-2018 member of KGHS PTSA by November 15, 2017. Application available below and in the Counseling office.

King George "Theatre of Purpose" Scholarship - Deadline: April 20, 2018
This scholarship is awarded annually to support King George High School Drama Club seniors who are continuing their education at a university, college or vocational school. This scholarship, established in 2010, is presented in the name of the King George High School Drama Club. This scholarship is intended to encourage the pursuit of learning for an individual or individuals who demonstrate merit. This is a one-time gift for each chosen graduate. The number of scholarships and the amount awarded each year will be determined by the funds available during that particular year. SELECTION CRITERIA: The applicant will be selected by the Scholarship Committee based upon the following criteria: Graduating senior at the King George High School. Has participated in a minimum of two (2) theatre productions. Completed application, submit a typed, 750-1000 word essay. “What I learned by being part of the King George Theatre Department” , and one (1) letter of recommendation/reference from a teacher or another adult (not a family member) (e.g. minister, supervisor/manager, etc.) who has inspired you to further your education and who is familiar with your abilities and accomplishments along with their contact information. Application available below and in the Counseling office.

William Walton Math Memorial Scholarship: Deadline: April 20, 2018
This scholarship, given in memory of KGHS Math teacher William Walton, will be awarded to graduating senior(s) who are successful in Math and plan on seeking a STEM degree. Application available below and in the Counseling office.

Walker-Grant Alumni Association Scholarship - Deadline: April 23, 2018
The Walker-grant Alumni Association will award two (2), one-time, $1,000 scholarship ($500 per semester) to graduating seniors. The scholarships are awarded for one year of full-time undergraduate study in any accredited institution of higher learning, including two-year junior or community college, vocational schools, or four-year colleges. Grants are available for books and other school necessities and will be awarded based upon the availability of funds and need. Application available in the Counseling office and the link below.

Ratcliffe-Owens-Sumner Unit 89, A.L.A. Scholarship - Deadline: April 25, 2018
This scholarship is offered to graduating seniors who will be entering either the nursing or other health related field. Application available below and in the Counseling office.

Richard Cottrell DDS Scholarship - Deadline: April 26, 2018
The scholarship is offered to graduating seniors at King George High School who are wishing to attend a two-year or four-year college or university majoring in Chemistry, Biology, or Health Sciences. Dr Cottrell is seeking academically strong, well-rounded, and highly motivated students. Award amount is $1,000. Application available below and in the Counseling office.

Karen Wallace Friedman Memorial Scholarship - Deadline: April 27, 2018
The Karen Wallace Friedman Memorial Scholarship is a scholarship offered to all outstanding high school seniors attending King George High School. Preference will be given to seniors pursuing a career in Education, Cancer Research, or have been personally affected by cancer. Total amount awarded will be at least $7,500. Total disbursement will be awarded annually upon college or university concurrent enrollment. Application available below and in the Counseling office.

**The GFWC Woman's Club of King George Arts Award: **Deadline EXTENDED: April 27, 2018
This $1,000 award will be given to senior who has demonstrated outstanding talent and execution in the ARTS. [Art, Drama or Music] Any interested senior can pick up an application from the Counseling office to be submitted to his/her teacher who will make a recommendation. Any teacher in these fields may recommend a student of his/her choice for the award.  A sample of the student's Artwork, as well as a detailed description of the student's Art, Drama, or Music ability can be submitted. Applicants should be planning to continue his/her education in the ARTS.  Application available below.

The Viking Hunt Club's Percy Harvey Sr. Memorial Scholarship - Deadline: April 27, 2018
The Viking Hunt Club, in memory of Percy Harvey Sr., is offering this $500 scholarship to a senior at King George High School. This scholarship is intended for the student who plans to continue his or her education. Application is available below and in the Counseling office.

SGT Nicholas C. Mason Memorial Scholarship - Deadline: April 28, 2018
This Fund is intended to promote, perpetuate and encourage the qualities SGT Mason exhibited as an active student, a volunteer, a soldier, and as a citizen. One or more scholarships will be awarded to graduating seniors with plans to attend Colleges, Universities, Business or Trade Schools.  The total sum of all scholarships awarded will be a minimum of $5,000. Scholarships will be paid directly to the Educational Institutions upon the Awardee’s confirmed enrollment. Application available below and in the Counseling office.

AMVETS National Scholarships - Deadline: April 30, 2018
AMVETS annually awards scholarships to veterans/active military, their sons, daughters or grand-children. A son, daughter or grandchild of a deceased veteran is also eligible. Awarded on the basis of academic excellence and financial need, the scholarships go to deserving high school seniors, high school JROTC students and veterans pursuing a higher education. Six $4,000 scholarships for high school seniors ($1,000 a year of a four-year undergraduate program or at an accredited technical/trade leading to certification or a degree; one selected from each district). One $1,000 scholarship for a JROTC high school senior entering any undergraduate program (no regard for district boundaries).   Apply online at http://amvets.org/scholarships/

Dahlgren Lions Scholarship - Deadline: April 30, 2018
The Dahlgren Lions Club will offer a scholarship(s) to graduating seniors from King George County who will be attending a college or university. This scholarship is intended as assistance to a highly qualified and motivated student, who may have difficulty with the heavy financial burden of a college education. The amount of the scholarship will be not less than $1,000 and will be sent directly to the college/university to be applied to the student’s account. Essay required. See application for details. Application available in the Counseling Office and the link below.

Military Officers Association of America Potomac Chapter Scholarship - Deadline: April 30, 2018
The Military Officers Association of America (MOAA), Potomac Chapter is offering a college scholarship to a graduating High School senior in the Junior Naval ROTC at King George intending to pursue an education in an accredited college, university, technical, vocational or trade school. The MOAA Scholarship will have a value of at least $1,000 and will be deposited in the student’s account at the institution to which he/she has been accepted.Qualifications: Applicant must be a graduating senior in the NJROTC Unit at King George High School.  Applicant must show evidence of applying and/or being accepted at a learning institution pursuing higher education. Application available below and in the Counseling Office.

Optimist Club of King George Scholarship - Deadline: April 30, 2018
The Optimist Club of King George is offering scholarships to King George County graduating seniors intending to pursue an education in any accredited college, university, technical, vocational, or trade school. The Optimist scholarships will have a minimum value of $1000.00 but may be increased, funds permitting. Scholarship funds for awardees will be deposited in the student’s account at the institution to which he/she has been accepted. Qualifications: Applicant must be a graduating senior from King George County. Applicant must show evidence of applying for and being accepted at a learning institution pursuing higher education.  Application available in the Counseling Office and the link below.

**When indicated to see  "below" please go to the Counseling tab "scholarships, contests & competitions" link to acquire application located at bottom of page.

Academic Honors & Scholarship Award Program Dates

posted Mar 28, 2018, 10:13 AM by Terri Morrison

The William A. Sibley Principal's Honors Award Program will be held Tuesday, May 1 at 8:30 am  in the high school auditorium.  This is an invitation-only event for those full-time students (grades 9 - 12) with at least three subjects per semester and who have maintained a "B" or better in all their classes. In addition, underclassmen awards will be given. Seniors will also receive their honor cords, club cords and CTE (Career & Technical Education) completer recognition.

The Senior Scholarship & Awards Program will be held Wednesday, May 9 at 6 pm in the high school auditorium. Seniors, their family and friends are invited to attend!   Seniors are to arrive by 5:45 pm and line up in the cafeteria to process in at 6 pm. The King George Jazz Ensemble will be performing prior to the awards program at 6 pm.  Community and college scholarships and King George High School Departmental awards will be given. Come and celebrate the class of 2018!

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