King George County

College Boot Camp

Categories: King George County | 2017

College Application Boot Camp at King George High School offers rising seniors assistance with completing college applications, writing essays and personal statements, financial aid preparation, and planning for scholarship application submissions. This innovative program has been implemented in King George County for five years under the leadership of Robin Mitchell. Essay writing guidance is offered by an English teacher and school counselors. In conjunction with Boot Camp, College Application Boot Camp for Parents gives parents the opportunity to gain insights and support for the entire college application and financial aid process. Over 300 seniors and 150 parents have benefitted from this program.  One of the greatest academic benefits is that students can tackle these time-consuming tasks prior to the start of the school year for a less stressful senior year.  Seniors are better able to focus on classwork because the applications and essays are complete or nearly complete.

Contact

Robin Mitchell
Director of School Counseling
rmitchell@kgcs.k12.va.us
540-775-3535 ext. 3206


No Kid Hungry Initiatives

Categories: King George County | 2017

King George County Schools Food Services Coordinator, Anita Davis, has implemented several nutrition initiatives to ensure healthy food choices for students using grant funding through the Virginia Department of Health.  The Summer Feed initiative provided 15,831 free hot meals to  students 18 and younger. The Dine on Us program has served over 16,560 free  dinners to students since August 2016. In addition, Davis’ innovative breakfast options like Breakfast in the Classroom, helps to keep the flow of instruction by giving students a healthy start in the morning in the classroom. Second Chance Breakfast at the middle and high schools offer breakfast after first block. Ms. Davis reports at 7% increase in students eating breakfast from 15-16 to 16-17. She notes, “Students need good nutrition to keep their minds mentally alert at school.” These initiatives have provided thousands of students the chance to enjoy healthy food choices in school.

Contact

Carolyn Anita Davis
Coordinator of School Nutrition
adavis@kgcs.k12.va.us
540-775-8643


Road to School Desegregation Video Partnership

Categories: King George County | 2017

King George County Schools was pleased to partner with the Ralph Bunche Alumni Association in the commission of the video, The Road to School Desegregation. This video documents the historical significance of the opening of Ralph Bunche High School in King George County and was shown at a public preview at the September 26th School Board Meeting at the Dahlgren Campus of UMW. The video supports curriculum found in 6th grade U.S. History 1865 to Present, middle school Civics and high school End of Course U.S. History. Project coordinator, Claudette Jordon, worked closely with Kristine Hill, Supervisor of Curriculum and Instruction and other staff to help with the final product. The partnership with the Ralph Bunche Alumni Association has brought to life the historical events leading to integration in King George County Schools and has been a valuable resource for teachers and students in King George.

Contact

Kristine Hill
Supervisor of Curriculum & Instruction
khill@kgcs.k12.va.us
540-775-8615