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The 3rd of 3 new May 2013 rezoning maps (PDF) seems to reflect the proposed closing of Clark Springs Elementary School, and also redraws the East End a little. Under Option C, a portion of Fulton would be rezoned into Bellevue Elementary (a school occasionally mentioned for closing due to under-enrollment).
VIA: Church Hill People’s News / http://chpn.net/news/2013/05/15/proposed-zoning-expands-draw-for-bellevue-elementary_27475/
This week Bellevue Elementary is participating in National Teacher Appreciation Week. With activities throughout the week, Bellevue students are taking the time to recognize their teachers. The students appreciate the vital role their teachers play in ensuring they receive the quality education they need to become the leaders of the future. Bellevue teachers bring creativity, patience, dedication, and positivity their job. Thank You!
I would love to be able to share the good news from all of the neighborhood schools, drop a line to email@example.com if you can help keep us up on what’s happening at one of our other area schools.
VIA: Church Hill People’s News / http://chpn.net/news/2013/05/08/bellevue-elementary-celebrates-teacher-appreciation-week_27415/
Michael M. sent in these photos via Southside’s Elkhardt Middle School:
It was a project at the school and the teachers picked various places in Richmond to show off their signs. One other we’re aware of was Main Street Station.
VIA: Church Hill People’s News / http://chpn.net/news/2013/05/08/r-i-c-h-m-o-n-d_27409/
VIA: Church Hill People’s News / http://chpn.net/news/2013/05/06/can-your-local-business-help-the-bellevue-yearbook_27369/
FBLA and cheerleaders of MLK are collecting gently used shoes today at the school (1000 Mosby Street) from 9 am until 1 pm. Trying to raise money to take the kids to New York in June. Clean out your closets and bring us the shoes u don’t wear – help us out!! Thanks!!
VIA: Church Hill People’s News / http://chpn.net/news/2013/05/04/shoe-drive-fundraiser-today-at-mlk-middle-school_27356/
Bellevue Elementary begins its first School Safety Patrol program this week. The initial group of safety patrol members include fourth and fifth graders. Members are selected based on grades, attendance, and good citizenship.
The Safety Patrol, in conjunction with faculty supervision, will be responsible for helping to enforce school policy, serve as mentors, and function as role models. The induction ceremony held Friday (4/12) was attended by Safety Trainer Carrie Lindenfeld of Richmond Public Schools Department of Safety and Security.
VIA: Church Hill People’s News / http://chpn.net/news/2013/04/18/bellevue-begins-school-safety-patrol_27098/
CBS 6 obtained a number of photos showing buckets in several classrooms at Fairfield Court Elementary, placed to collect what’s leaking from the ceiling inside that East End school.
“’Basically, he says it`s nasty,” said Lakecha Lewis.
VIA: Church Hill People’s News / http://chpn.net/news/2013/04/11/fairfield-court-es-is-leaking-something-nasty_26949/
Woodville’s Rosalind Taylor was one of four principals in the region to win the R.E.B. Award for Distinguished Educational Leadership:
Rosalind Taylor, Woodville Elementary School
Taylor, who leads a school in one of the area’s poorest neighborhoods, was honored for insistence that Woodville students strive for the same standards as their suburban peers, her nomination says. “She is tireless in her efforts to acquire additional resources for the school, resulting in more than 40 community partnerships, 100 volunteers and monthly workshops to engage families.”
VIA: Church Hill People’s News / http://chpn.net/news/2013/03/27/woodvilles-principal-taylor-wins-r-e-b-award-for-distinguished-educational-leadership_26697/
Our mission: Big Brothers Big Sisters is a nonprofit organization that works to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.
Our need: We have two site-based mentoring programs in the Church Hill area, at Chimborazo Elementary and George Mason Elementary. At Big Brothers Big Sisters, we are continually looking to expand our programs and recruit more volunteers, as there is an insatiable number of youth who can benefit from our programming. It has been especially difficult to recruit site-based mentors for Chimborazo and George Mason, because of the schools’ locations and distance from volunteer reservoirs, like corporations and universities. We are looking for people who can mentor for one hour per week, during lunchtime.
I know there are many students at George Mason and Chimborazo, hoping for Bigs in their lives, and this could be a great way to find each one of them a caring adult!
Mike Yeomans (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Military Mentoring Coordinator, big brother
Virginia Mentoring Partnership, AmeriCorps VISTA
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Richmond & Tri Cities
1707 Summit Ave, Suite 200 * Richmond, VA 23230
Tel: 201 919 4424 Fax: 804 261 4941
VIA: Church Hill People’s News / http://chpn.net/news/2013/03/06/big-brothers-big-sisters-seeking-volunteers-for-chimborazo-and-george-mason_26490/
The RTD has a follow-uo on the budget approved by the new Richmond School Board this week:
“That’s the difference this year, this board has already decided what’s going to happen,” said Donald L. Coleman, the 7th District member and one of two holdovers from the last board. “I don’t want anybody out there to have any false hope. Two schools are going to close.”
Last year, the rezoning committee recommended closing the chronically under-enrolled John B. Cary and J.B. Fisher elementary schools. It also suggested combining programs at Bellevue and George Mason elementary schools.
VIA: Church Hill People’s News / http://chpn.net/news/2013/03/01/coleman-two-schools-are-going-to-close_26430/
After years of violence and a seemingly endless cycle of despair in a part of town that is home to four large public housing complexes and some of the most concentrated poverty on the East Coast, much good is happening in Richmond’s East End these days.
But change has taken decades, and there are still deep-rooted social challenges in that part of the city, particularly in schools.
The problem in the East End is that while middle-class families are moving in, the majority of school-age children live in poverty, and many come from homes where parents cannot or will not involve themselves in schools. The city school population as a whole has a poverty rate of 70 percent; in the East End, some schools are closer to 100 percent.
VIA: Church Hill People’s News / http://chpn.net/news/2013/02/24/poverty-and-education-in-the-east-end_26377/
Richmond’s First Baptist Church spent at day at Anna Julia Cooper Episcopal School in Richmond’s East End as part of the church’s year-long, every-member mission trip, KOH2RVA – bringing the Kingdom of Heaven to Richmond, Virginia. Church staff and church members assisted in painting, yard clean-up and school beautification on Martin Luther King Day, January 21, 2013
VIA: Church Hill People’s News / http://chpn.net/news/2013/02/09/mlk-day-at-anna-julia-cooper-episcopal-school_26200/
Congratulations to to the MLK Boys Basketball team on a great season! The MLK Titans play for the championship this Tuesday at George Wythe High School.
VIA: Church Hill People’s News / http://chpn.net/news/2013/02/09/mlk-boys-basketball-set-for-championship-game_26255/
Named as “Title I Distinguished schools”, Bellevue Elementary and Broad Rock Elementary are the 2 Richmond Public Schools among the 46 statewide honored today by the the Virginia Board of Education for raising the academic achievement of economically disadvantaged students. The awards are based on student achievement on state assessments during the 2011-2012 and 2010-2011 school years.
Thirty-seven of Richmond’s 48 schools are listed as Title I schools. Title I is the largest federally funded program developed to provide additional educational services to help disadvantaged students meet state academic standards. Title I schools implement schoolwide or targeted assistance programs to ensure academic success for eligible students. Title I funds may be used for a variety of services and activities, primarily to supplement instruction in reading and mathematics.
VIA: Church Hill People’s News / http://chpn.net/news/2013/01/17/bellevue-elementary-lauded-as-title-i-distinguished-school_25909/
Richmond Public Schools officials have announced the start of the district’s Open Enrollment process for the 2013-14 school year. This process provides more options for Richmond parents by allowing students the opportunity to attend schools outside of their zoned school.
The Open Enrollment window for the 2013-14 school year will begin February 1 and will end February 15 at 4:30 p.m. Parents interested in having their child attend a school outside of their “zoned school” must complete an application during this time frame.
Students who apply via the Open Enrollment process are placed in a lottery for each grade level at each chosen school. Key factors that determine placement include how many out-of-zone spaces a school has, as well as the number of lottery applicants.
Parents whose children are currently in Open Enrollment have been asked to submit an Intent to Return Form through January 31, 2013.
“The district’s Open Enrollment process provides more opportunity for Richmond-based parents to secure an educational environment that is the best fit for their child’s social and academic needs. Although the process is intensive, we try to make it as seamless as possible,” said Harry Morgan, director of pupil personnel.
Four informational sessions will be held in the upcoming weeks to assist parents with the Open Enrollment process:
January 16—12:30 p.m.
3333 Cheverly Rd.
January 17—12:30 p.m.
3000 East Marshall St.
January 23—5:30 p.m.
Ginter Park ES
3817 Chamberlayne Ave.
January 24—5:30 p.m.
Mary Munford ES
211 Westmoreland Ave.
The application process to attend one of Richmond’s specialty schools, Richmond Community High School, Open High School and Franklin Military Academy, is unique to each school. For details regarding the application process, parents must contact the individual specialty school or visit each school’s website.
For questions concerning the district’s Open Enrollment process, contact the district’s Office of Pupil Personnel Services at 780-7811 or 780-7780.
VIA: Church Hill People’s News / http://chpn.net/news/2013/01/15/rps-open-enrollment-meetings-announced_25875/
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