Special Olympics Meet In the Middle Event

What a success! The participation from our students and families, and the hands on support from our community was amazing.   Athletes, buddies and student volunteers worked hard and had fun. Personnel from the Sheriff’s office and from the Emergency Medical Services were there to support the students and help in multiple of ways. Their hands on efforts could be seen on the field and behind the scenes.  Even in the concession stand, you could see members making things happen.  Many of the CCPS Administrators, faculty and staff were there to help and show their support.

A BIG THANKS TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED AND

HELPED TO MAKE THIS EVENT SUCH A SUCCESS!

Parent Involvement Survey

The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) is pleased to announce that the 2015 – 2016 Parent Involvement Survey for the Anuual Perfomance Report, Indicator 8 is ready for dissemination and and collection.

The collection window for the survey can begin immediately and extend until September 30, 2015.  During the collection window VDOE will engage in a number of technical assistance outreach efforts to parents and parent organizations to ensure that every parent of a child with a disability in the Commonwealth has the opportunity to participate in the survey. VDOE has set a goal of significantly increasing the responses from families who have children with disabilities in Virginia.

Parents will be given a postcard to mail in to VDOE.  If desired, a more detailed survey is available online at the following link:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VDOE2016

Thank you for your ongoing commitment to ensure that we involve each parent in his/her child’s special education program.  If you have questions or need assistance concerning this survey process, please contact Hank Millward at (804) 371-0525, (hank.millward@doe.virginia.gov).

Survey links:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VDOE2016

April is Autism Awareness Month

Please join us at the April 11, 2016 School Board meeting at 5:30 at Caroline Middle School.  Students will have the opportunity to personally invite the school board members to our April 15, (Rain date, April 29),Special Olympics Meet in the Middle event.  Wear your Special Olympics t-shirts!

Additionally, we will recognize April as Autism Awareness month.  Ms. Kessler and Ms. Kuykendall, Caroline Middle School teachers, will share a presentation on services available for students with Autism.

Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC)

Please join the SEAC!  This committee is an opportunity for Caroline County Public Schools staff, families, and community members to join together to enrich the experiences of students with disabilities. Through positive suggestions, organized efforts, and support, we can seek to identify the needs of our students and fill those needs.

Meeting Dates:

September 28. 2015, 4:00 pm

October 19, 2015, 4:30 pm

November 23, 2015, 4:30 pm

April 18, 2016, 4:30 pm

May 16, 2016, 4:30 pm

Meetings take place at the Parent Resource Center which is located behind the central office (the old Bowling Green Elementary School).  For more information, contact Susan Gayle at the PRC 633-7083.

October is Disability History and Awareness Month

At the October 12, 2015 School Board meeting, several students shared their stories of success.  Josh Lindamood was selected to take the SATs in the 6th grade and won first prize in Art at the State Fair.  Joey Frye was voted Prom Prince and won first prize in Art at last year’s State Fair.  Austin Nelson was elected freshman class president.  Alan Rivera was selected for the SEARCH program for the gifted and talented.  Corran Hale is active in Boy Scouts of America and youth missions.  He has attended Mountain Man camp and has served in mission projects in Richmond, Washington, DC, Charlotte, NC and Haiti.  We are so proud of the accomplishments of our students and for the support staff, parents and classmates provide.

For more information on programs supporting student achievement, visit websites such as Project Inclusion, the Center on Transition Innovations, and I’m Determined.