Louisa County

Jouett STEAM Lab Resource

Categories: Louisa County | 2017

In 2015-2016, Jouett Elementary School created a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) Lab to give space for STEM-based learning projects and activities. But this year, the school’s leadership took that a step further and added STEAM as part of the weekly Resource rotation schedule. As a result, every student spends at least an hour each week engaged in problem-based learning. As a result, STEAM concepts and the 5Cs of communication, critical thinking, collaboration, creativity, and citizenship and being woven into the very fabric of the school’s education program. The additional Resource time was made possible by the re-assignment of an Instructional Assistant to the lab, the support of core content teachers and the Resource teachers (Music, Art, Physical Education, Library), and the excitement our students show in the lab every day. 

Contact

Justin Grigg
Principal, Jouett Elementary School
griggjs@lcps.k12.va.us
5408723931


Louisa County High School Hometown Homecoming

Categories: Louisa County | 2017

Our new superintendent’s theme of “TeamLCPS” means that all of our students, teachers, and staff share a common mission. Our community is also a key piece of TeamLCPS. To demonstrate that concept, Louisa County High School turned its annual Homecoming parade into a community event held in downtown Mineral, Virginia.  In addition to Homecoming Court floats, this year’s parade featured entries from the school board, middle school groups, all of our elementary schools, local youth groups, area businesses, local service clubs, and every fire company in the area. The result was an amazing night that showed all of us united around a single goal–supporting our students.   The TeamLCPS concept has been emphasized in a number of other ways, including spirit days, an employee recognition program, and even an app. The Hometown Homecoming Parade set the stage for success and will continue to help our students for years to come. 

Contact

Lee Downey
downeylc@lcps.k12.va.us
5408945436


Trevilians Elementary School Economic Play Center

Categories: Louisa County | 2017

Career readiness doesn’t start with industry-certification focused high school classes. It doesn’t begin with a middle school career inventory. The beginning of career exploration is play, and the new Trevilians Elementary School Economic Center offers our youngest students the chance to do exactly that in a semi-structured learning environment.  Constructed this school year with a generous grant from Dominion, the Play Center features a variety of stations creating life and work situations for students to engage in their surroundings and each other. Our youngest Trevilians students venture in to learn about work as well as their other lessons.  Whether a child receives the role of the builder who needs to visit the doctor, a doctor who needs to go to the grocery store, the grocer who needs a house built, or any other role, the dramatic role play integrates planning for adulthood as part of the everyday learning process.  

Contact

Gary Black
Principal, Trevilians Elementary School
blackgj@lcps.k12.va.us
5409671108