Grant for Tuition Scholarships for Licensed High School Teachers to be Considered Faculty to Teach Dual Enrollment

Grant for Tuition Scholarships for Licensed High School Teachers to be Considered Faculty to Teach Dual Enrollment: 

The criteria for the grant was revised during the Special Session of the General Assembly. No longer do teachers need to be enrolled in a teacher preparation program to be eligible for the tuition scholarships. School divisions may apply to the VDOE no later than February 5, 2021. The grant application is attached below as a separate Word document for your convenience. 

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Digital Tools to Help English Learners-January 14

Digital Tools to Help English Learners-January 14

The Institute for Student Achievement presenters will demonstrate digital tools to use with English learners in the virtual or blended classroom. Participants explore the use of apps to promote EL’s speaking, reading, and writing skills and ways to use these tools to differentiate. The theme of social-emotional support for ELs will be interwoven. Register today!

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GMU School of Education Webinar Series

GMU School of Education Webinar Series
George Mason University is hosting a series of free webinars for Virginia Teachers on various topics to support instruction. Click on the session links for more information: 
Jan. 7:  Creating and Maintaining a Community of Learners at a Distance
Jan. 12:Math Routines and Rich Tasks for Distance Learning
Jan. 13:Engaging in Authentic Community-based Mathematics Modeling Tasks for Grades K-8: Leveraging Students’ Multiple Knowledge Bases
Jan. 13:Five Tips for Better Digital Classroom Accessibility
Jan. 14:Rethink Your Coaching Practice to Equitably Lead Mathematics (Virtually) Anywhere
Jan. 14Teaching for Global Competence Using Global Thinking Routines

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Basic Computer Course

The link below is the registration link for the Basic Computer Course being offered. We would like to offer this course to ISS Monitors, Safety Monitors, Teacher Assistants, and Maintenance.


Location: CCAPTime: 5:00 PM – 8:00PM

Choice 1: 1/25, 1/26, 1/28
Choice 2: 2/1, 2/2, 2/4

Registration Required: Interested staff contact Denise Russell, 757-925-6754

*This course is offered as a part of the Wellness Grant.  Bus Drivers, Cafeteria Staff, and Custodians will be receiving Wellness Grant purchased Chromebooks for attending/completing three consecutive sessions. 

Granted incentives are not eligible items for distribution to other staff.


You can also register staff by using the shared link below.

Basic Computer Course Registration

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Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation Teacher Institute-Due April 30

This free institute is for upper elementary and middle school teachers from July 12 – 15 at Jamestown Settlement, Williamsburg. The focus will be on 17th century Virginia history and cultures that converged at Jamestown. Participants will explore primary sources and collaborate with fellow teachers to develop lessons and performance tasks to use in the classroom. Earn professional development credits. Applications and accompanying materials due April 30.

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Shared Services Distance Learning Course Offering@Paul D. Camp

CAMP Community College has a long list of online classes that are offering this spring semester.  Please search the college website “Shared Services Distance Learning” to see a list of great online courses.  You may also contact me at alawrence@pdc.edu.  

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2021!!! HAPPY NEW YEAR MMW BAND AND BOOSTERS

Please be sure to keep your instruments clean at all times.

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Geometry Videos for Week #16 (1/5 + 1/6 + 1/7 + 1/11)

HL Theorem



Congruent Figures/Triangles

SSS, SAS, ASA, AAS Congruent Triangles



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Geometry Test (3rd of 2nd Quarter)

“Congruent Triangles and Figures Test”

(1st Block Due: Tuesday January 12th) 

(2nd/6th Blocks DUE: Wednesday January 13th)

(3rd/5th BLOCKS DUE: Tuesday January 12th)

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Geometry Work for 1/7 and 1/11



1. Problem of the Day

2. Notes: HL Theorem

3. Congruent Triangles and Figures Test

(1st Block Due: Tuesday January 12th) 

(2nd/6th Blocks DUE: Wednesday January 13th)

(3rd/5th BLOCKS DUE: Tuesday January 12th)



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Geometry Work for 1/5 and 1/6



1. Problem of the Day

2. Notes: SSS, SAS, ASA, AAS Notes Day #2

3. SSS, SAS, ASA, AAS Quiz

(1st Block Due: Thursday January 7th) 

(2nd/6th Blocks DUE: Monday January 11th)

(3rd/5th BLOCKS DUE: Thursday January 7th)



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The ESOL Praxis Preparation Workshop

The ESOL Praxis Preparation Workshop is intended for kindergarten through grade 12 educators seeking to add an ESL endorsement to their Virginia teaching license. The virtual training will present and engage participants in research-based instructional strategies for the instruction of English Learners (ELs), while providing preparation for the ESOL PRAXIS subject assessment exam.  

The ESOL Preparation Workshop is offered free of charge to the participant, but please note that the Department will not cover the cost of the ESOL PRAXIS exam.

EducateVA will manage the registration. The deadline to register for the Spring 2021 virtual workshop is January 22, 2021.  To register, call the EducateVA office at 804-523-5671.

The expectation is that participants will take the ESOL Praxis exam upon completion of the workshop. 

For additional questions, please contact Louise Marks, Title III Coordinator, at Louise.Marks@doe.virginia.gov or Nicki Saunders, Title III Specialist at Nicki.Saunders@doe.virginia.gov.

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Geometry Videos for Week #15 (12/15 + 12/16 + 12/17 + 1/4)



Congruent Figures/Triangles

SSS, SAS, ASA, AAS Congruent Triangles



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Geometry Work for 12/17 and 1/4



1. Problem of the Day

2. Notes: SSS, SAS, ASA, AAS Day #1

3. Worksheet “SSS, SAS, ASA, AAS”

(1st Block Due: Tuesday January 5th) 

(2nd/6th Blocks DUE: Wednesday January 6th)

(3rd/5th BLOCKS DUE: Tuesday January 5th)

1st Block — Matching Review Activity–Triangle Inequalities w/Congruent Triangles [+15pts] (Due: Monday, January 4th)

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Geometry Work for 12/15 and 12/16



1. Problem of the Day

2. Notes: Congruent Triangle Figures

3. Worksheet “Congruent Triangle Figures”

(1st Block Due: Thursday December 17th) 

(2nd/6th Blocks DUE: Monday January 4th)

(3rd/5th BLOCKS DUE: Thursday December 17th)



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Geometry Videos for Week #14 (12/8 + 12/9 + 12/10 + 12/14)

Triangle Range Problems

Triangle Inequality #1


Triangle Inequality #2

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Geometry Test (2nd of 2nd Quarter)

Test “Triangle Inequality Rules”

(1st Block Due: Tuesday December 15th) 

(2nd/6th Blocks DUE: Wednesday December 16th)

(3rd/5th BLOCKS DUE: Tuesday December 15th)

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Geometry Work for 12/10 and 12/14



1. Problem of the Day

2. Notes: Triangle Range Problems

3. Triangle Inequality Test

(1st Block Due: Tuesday December 15th) 

(2nd/6th Blocks DUE: Wednesday December 16th)

(3rd/5th BLOCKS DUE: Tuesday December 15th)



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Geometry Work for 12/8 and 12/9


1. Problem of the Day

2. Notes: Angles to Sides in Triangles

3. Triangle Inequality Quiz

(1st Block Due: Thursday December 10th) 

(2nd/6th Blocks DUE: Monday December 14th)

(3rd/5th BLOCKS DUE: Thursday December 10th)



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Register for the Spring 2021 Virtual YMCA

The Spring 2021 Virtual YMCA registration is Open to any SPS Employee interested in an excellent workout with Certified Trainers and Social Interaction via Online Sessions in a Live or Recorded Format. Programming Begins January 11, 2021.

Live Programming: Monday’s and Wednesday’s
Programming Timing: 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

This Form is Due: 3PM, Thursday, January 5, 2021

Registration Form

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