Students and faculty at Brookland Middle School know Nicole Short as an amazing teacher and colleague. One student said, “She always exhibits grace and class in the workplace. She’s more than a teacher — she is an administrator, a friend and an amazing person.” Watch at Dr. Amy Cashwell presents her with the yay of the Day award.
On Monday, January 18th, the referral window for Spring Gifted Identification opened for students in grades K-12. Gifted identification referrals will be accepted by the Gifted Resource Teacher from January 18 through January 29th. Please reach out to your Gifted Resource Teacher for more information. Link to Spring 2021 ID Slideshow Video Here
From Central Office:
There are deadlines for requesting a variance, as allowed by HCPS policy, to another HCPS school. The deadline to request a variance for students currently in grades 8 – 11 is February 15, 2021. The deadline for students currently in grades 1 – 7 is March 15, 2021. Students entering kindergarten for the 2021-2022 school year have 30 days from the date of enrollment to request a variance. Students who move after the deadline have 30 calendar days from the date of a move to request a variance.
Three HCPS middle schools offer the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program, which includes a comprehensive curriculum for students who are highly motivated and who have demonstrated the ability to achieve academically.
Application are now being accepted and are available in all elementary and middle school counseling departments. *Private school applicants must contact the IB Programs Office at Tuckahoe MS for an application.
Public Info Session/Virtual Open House Schedule
Thursday, October 15, 2020 – Fairfield MS 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, October 20, 2020 – George H. Moody MS 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 -Tuckahoe MS 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Participation is free! Events happening now through November 4th!
Students are encouraged to participate live so they can ask questions and interact with the college admissions counselors. Visit https://www.strivescan.com/virginia/ to see participating colleges, event dates, register and learn more!
Hello Cub Family,
I’m checking in share some very important information about what the rest of the year looks like for our Cubs. This message is a little long but please read through to the end. This information will also be available on our website, Schoology and my phone call. There are many different messages that have been shared and some confusion but I want to lay it out for you now.
· If you are currently failing a class or would like to continue to improve your grades you will get to do that during our recovery window from April 14th-April 24th at 4:00 pm. The assignments have been posted on Schoology so that you can complete them starting today. These activities will only improve your grades and understanding.
· If you take high school credit classes you are REQUIRED to complete new learning opportunities. This includes Algebra 1, Geometry, World History 1, Earth Science, 21st Century Inquiry and Leadership, Exploring Computer Science, Independent Living, Art 1, Spanish 1, *Spanish A, Spanish B, French 1, *French A, and French B. Your teacher will be providing these experiences through Schoology and they will run from May 6th through June 12th.
o If you are taking Alg.1, Geometry, World History 1, or Earth Science you can get one of your verified credits required for graduation without taking an SOL. If you decide not to stick with us through the end of the year you will have to pass another class and the SOL in that content area in order to graduate.
o If you are currently taking French A and/or Spanish A, while this is not a high school weight bearing course, you will need to know the material in this class to be prepared for French B and/or Spanish B for the 2020-2021 school year. Therefore, you will continue with instruction from May 6th -June 12th.
· If you don’t fall into any of these other categories your grades will end on May 1st and you will be able to continue learning through optional virtual learning experiences that will be posted in May. You will get to keep the learning going from May 4th -June 12.
If you want to know what your Cubs grades look like right now, get them to pull their grades up or you can use the following links to set up your parent portal to see your child’s classes and grades. I am certain there will be lots of questions about specific situations. Our teachers have been reaching out to all of our students that are in danger of having to repeat but if you have questions please reach out through email or Schoology and we will respond when our team returns from Spring Break on Tuesday, April 14th. Please use Spring Break to unplug and on April 14th come back to us ready to learn and grow.
Have a great, safe, and healthy Spring Break and GO CUBS!
There are going to be specific questions that need to be answered during our closure. Just because we will not have the main office open does not mean that no one can help. Our amazing office assistants will be monitoring their email so that they can help route your question to the right person.