Prince George County

Success Strategies for Life Program

Categories: Prince George County | 2017

The Success Strategies for Life Program is a program that was implemented at our alternative school, Prince George Education Center by Mr. Matt Hall. The program is designed to help students reach their fullest potential by teaching a variety of skills, to include; goal-setting, decision-making, career choices, college choices, test-taking strategies and social skills. Mr. Hall spends one hour every two weeks with our students (grades 6th-12th). During these sessions, he allows students to participate in a variety of activities that relate to the above subjects. We have had this program for 3 years now. Since then, our students have excelled in the classroom and on their standardized test scores. We have seen  dramtic improvement in student attendance and attitude. This is an extraordinary program that is designed for students that may need to be motivated due to external factors that affect their daily lives that  are outside of their control. This program has made a tremndous difference for the students at Prince George Education Center.   

Contact

Matt Hall
School Social Worker/Visiting Teacher
mhall@pgs.k12.va.us
804-733-2700


Watch D.O.G.S.

Categories: Prince George County | 2017

Faculty, staff, students, and parents at David A. Harrison Elementary are ecstatic to implement the Watch D.O.G.S. Program.  Watch D.O.G.S. (Dads Of Great Students) is an innovative father and father-figure involvement program aiming to provide positive male role models for students.  Approximately 210 fathers and father-figures attended our kick-off luncheon on September 22, 2016.  Volunteers signed up to spend days at Harrison during the year; there is a Watch D.O.G. signed up for almost every single day.  A Watch D.O.G.S. daily schedule includes greeting students in the morning, time spent assisting in several classrooms, having lunch with students in the cafeteria, patrolling the grounds to enhance safety and security, interacting with children at recess, and seeing students off in the afternoon.  Since beginning the program, we have seen an improvement in student behavior and interaction; these improvements have proven to have a positive impact on student achievement in the classroom.

Contact

Meghan Burgwyn
Assistant Principal
mburgwyn@pgs.k12.va.us
804-991-2242