CHS Employment Training special project

The students from the CHS Employment Training Program assisted the PTRC with preparing gift bags to be distributed to the seniors within the community at the Annual Gala on December 13, 2019 at CHS.

Jessie Rollins with three volunteers from Caroline High School.
A volunteer showing a sample of the bags used.

You’re A Star!

A Star Teacher, Megan Seigfried stands next to her principal, Cynthia Heckstall, holding her You're A Star award and some treats.
The December Award Winner for Bowling Green Elementary is teacher, Megan Seigfried. She stands with her principal, Cynthis Heckstall with her award and a treat.

Megan Seigfried (BES) has filled the shoes of department chair with gusto.  She demonstrates great leadership and support to her special education department and building administration.  Additionally, she provides individualized instruction to meet the needs of students in her classroom.

A Star Teacher, Steven Tucker stands next to Jim O'Reilly holding his You're A Star award and some treats.
The December Award Winner for Caroline Middle School is teacher, Steven Tucker. He stands with a coordinator, Jim O’Reilly holding his You’re A Star award and some treats.

Steven Tucker (CMS) shows energy and enthusiasm as a new Caroline Eagle.  He is eager to collaborate with his colleagues, provides tutoring support to his students, and is making great effort to meet special ed expectations.

A Star Teacher, Theresa Duggan stands next to her principal, Josh Just, holding her You're A Star award and some treats.
The December Award Winner for Caroline High School is teacher, Theresa Duggan. She stands with the principal, Josh Just and a coordinator, Jim O’Reilly holding her You’re A Star award and some treats.

Theresa Duggan (CHS) shows consistency in her work habits and has for many years.  She is always prepared for meetings, takes great pride in integrating feedback into her IEPs, and has positive relationships with her students.

Holiday Trees, Wreaths and Garlands

ON SALE NOW

Sale to Benefit Adults with Developmental Disabilities

Holiday greenery—trees, wreaths, and garlands—and poinsettias can be purchased through Dec. 21 at 601 Lafayette Boulevard (the former Roxbury Mills Farm and Garden Center), Monday through Friday from noon to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Poinsettias can also be ordered online at www.rappahannockareacsb.org.

RAAI is a part of the Rappahannock Area Community Services Board. Founded in 1970, RACSB provides public mental health, developmental disability, substance abuse and prevention/early intervention services to the residents of the City of Fredericksburg and the counties of Caroline, King George, Spotsylvania and Stafford. To learn more, visit www.rappahannockareacsb.org.

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Full Life Ahead

Hosted at the Parent Teacher Resource Center

A picture of literature on display, some every day, and some specifically for the event.
Visit the Parent Teacher Resource Center for more information.

               On November 7, 2019, Caroline County Public School’s Parent Teacher Resource Center hosted a “Full Life Ahead” Transition workshop.  Susan Gayle, PTRC Special Education Coordinator, and Melissa White, Special Education Transition Coordinator, welcomed thirty educators, parents, grandparents, and students with a two-hour workshop.  This workshop provided the attendees with a framework for success as they transition from middle school to high school or from high school to adult life.

               The CCPS Special Education Department and Virginia Department of Education supplied participants with a workbook and guide to assist with transition goals and expectations.  This workshop is funded through a grant Caroline County’s Parent Teacher Resource Center secured in 2018.  The resources purchased have enabled the PTRC to offer this workshop 1-2 times each school year.

               The “Full Life Ahead” workshop aligns with the CCPS Strategic Plan Pathways 2020 as we prepare students to be successfully employed, enlisted or enrolled.

Mrs. White, Transition Coordinator and Mrs. Gayle, PTRC SPED Coordinator are seated together, smiling.
Mrs. White, Transition Coordinator and Mrs. Gayle, PTRC Special Education Coordinator.

Presentation on Behavior Management Stratagies

For Principals Roundtable

Pictures of Mrs Keener and Mrs. Gray standing in front of whiteboard speaking about behavior management stratagies.

Behavior Support Coordinator, Darlene Keener, and Special Education Coordinator, Charlene Gray, presented to  Principals Roundtable on the value of tiered interventions when working with teachers and students on behavior management strategies.  Through collaboration, consistency, and fidelity across the tiers, we see a reduction in disruptive student behaviors.