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Reminder: School Board Meeting on Feb. 6th!
02/01/2023
The New Kent County School Board will hold its regular meeting on Monday, February 6, 2023, in the New Kent County Administration Building. Closed Session begins at 5 p.m. and the Regular Meeting begins at 5:30 p.m. The meeting will be available virtually on the NKCPS YouTube channel. The meeting agenda is available on BoardDocs.
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Team New Kent Store Open!
01/30/2023
A fully operational Team New Kent store is now open, enabling our community to purchase spirit wear. The store will only be open until February 13, 2023. The best part of the store is that all proceeds will go towards the first-ever Team New Kent Scholarship, which will be awarded to a New Kent High School senior this year who demonstrates the Team New Kent spirit. More details about the scholarship are forthcoming. CLICK HERE to go to the Team New Kent store!
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I'm Determined Summit Application Open
01/24/2023
The 2023 I'm Determined Youth & Family Summit application is now open! Youth with disabilities who are 14-18 years old are encouraged to apply before February 12, 2023. The summit will be held June 13-15, 2023, at James Madison University. Up to 50 youth who are Virginia residents will be invited to attend. For more information, CLICK HERE.
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Special Education Advisory Committee Seeks Input
01/19/2023
The New Kent County Public Schools Special Education Advisory Committee seeks input from parents of students with disabilities regarding inclusive practices. Please CLICK HERE to access the "Inclusive Practices in Successful Schools: Assessing Progress and Future Steps" online survey form. This form will be available through January 31, 2023. Please only complete the form if you are a parent of a student or students with disabilities. The form is not restricted to one response, as the SEAC recognizes that you may have students at multiple schools. Please complete it as many times as needed.
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NKPS Partners with State on Federal Grant Work
01/12/2023
On December 29, 2022, the U.S. Department of Education awarded the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) the five-year, $15 million federal grant for Virginia’s Comprehensive Approach to Recruitment and Retention of School Mental Health Professionals. New Kent County Public Schools Department of Exceptional Education and Students Services is collaborating with the Virginia Department of Education office of Student Services as a partnering division in this grant award to increase the number of qualified mental health service professionals providing school-based mental health services to students.
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Teacher of the Year Winners Announced
01/11/2023
On Friday, January 6th, division and school leaders surprised the building Teacher of the Year winners. On Wednesday, January 11th, the Division Teacher of the Year, Mr. John Aughenbaugh of New Kent High School, was announced and recognized. He will represent New Kent County Public Schools at the state level of the competition. See information about all of our winners below:
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NKCPS on VHSL Sportsmanship Honor Roll
01/06/2023
The Virginia High School League recognizes member schools that made the 2022-2023 Fall Sportsmanship Honor Roll, including New Kent County Public Schools. The 178 schools recognized had no player or coach ejections or programs placed on warning status. "We are extremely proud of all the players, coaches, administrators, and fans who worked very hard to make this happen," said VHSL Executive Director Dr. John W. "Billy" Haun, Ed.D. "Each school and community should be proud to be on this honor roll. We feel it's the VHSL's highest honor. Sportsmanship reflects positively on the individuals, schools, and communities." "VHSL activities are an extension of the classroom, and teaching sportsmanship is an essential part of the education process. In addition, sportsmanship is one of the greatest skills we can instill in our student-athletes," continued Dr. Haun. "Let's celebrate this fall's VHSL Sportsmanship Honor Roll. And say thank you to the student-athletes, school staff, and community members of these schools recognized during the fall season and challenge all our member schools to be on the winter honor roll."
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ESSER III Now Available in Updated Template
12/21/2022
The NKCPS ESSER III Spending Plan has been updated on the website to reflect new requirements from VDOE. To view the plan CLICK HERE.
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Acree Selected for GEM of the Year Award
12/19/2022
Irvin Acree, a custodian at New Kent High School, was selected by our partner SSC Services for Education for their employee recognition program called GEM (Great Employees make Magic). Acree was chosen as New Kent's GEM of the Year, the Regional GEM of the Year, and the Division GEM of the Year. There are only four Division GEM award winners selected out of SSC's more than 10,000 employees nationwide for both the Higher Education and the K12 Division of SSC. District and school leadership attended a holiday gathering for NKCPS SSC employees at the high school on Monday, December 12, where Irvin was presented with his award. "We are so very proud of [Mr. Acree] and his recognition. It is well deserved; he's simply THE BEST!" stated NKCPS Chief Administrative Officer Haynie Morgheim.
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Nichols Named 2022 Superintendent to Watch
12/15/2022
Dr. Brian Nichols Named 2022 Superintendent to Watch by NSPRA Dr. Brian Nichols has been selected as a 2022 Superintendent to Watch by the National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA). Nichols joins just 24 other superintendents nationwide who were selected for the honor in recognition of their innovative and effective use of technology to engage and inform the school community, and to expand two-way communication and outreach efforts. “I am humbled and honored to be selected. I am proud to be the superintendent of such a dynamic division with an incredible team of teachers and staff,” stated Nichols. Nichols showcases the work of Team New Kent through various media forms and by being a constant advocate for the county and his team. “This year’s honorees understand just how important effective communication is in building trust and relationships with families, employees, students and community members in their districts,” said NSPRA Executive Director Barbara M. Hunter, APR. “These emerging leaders have proven to be dedicated champions of innovative communication efforts to advance their district’s success.” NSPRA had a record number of nominations this year—nearly 60—and many exceptional candidates, making the selection process very competitive. Since the 2015-16 school year, NSPRA has recognized 127 school district leaders as Superintendents to Watch. Honorees must have fewer than five years of experience as a superintendent and must demonstrate dynamic, fast-paced leadership with strong communication at its core. Visit www.nspra.org/superintendents-watch to learn more about this award. About NSPRA As the leader in school communication, NSPRA serves more than 2,500 members who work primarily as communication directors in public school districts and education organizations throughout the United States and Canada. NSPRA provides high quality professional development programming through on- demand learning, an annual National Seminar, webinars, online forums and resources. For more information, visit NSPRA’s website at www.nspra.org.
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Trojan Alumni Spotlight
12/05/2022
NKHS is starting the Trojan Alumni Spotlight and looking for alumni who are willing to help kick off the Trojan TV morning announcements. We are looking for videos that showcase your career. Recording Tips: Length: 45 seconds-1 minute Steady recording Decent lighting Mindful of noise Simple, clutter-free background Wear professional clothing--consider company shirts Content to Consider (First 4 + 2 More): State your name. Share your graduation year. Tell about your career title. Be sure to add line at the end, "Please Stand for the Pledge." What do you like about your job? What two skills do you use the most? What training was required for your career? Where did you go for training? Share simple advice. Send phone recording to Mrs. Spiak: [email protected] CLICK HERE for a video example.
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NKCPS Wellness Challenge: 12/1-5/31
11/30/2022
NKCPS has initiated a Wellness Challenge program using Burnalong that will run from 12/1/22-5/31/23. NKCPS employees who complete the challenges are eligible for raffle prizes. See the flyer below for more information. Not signed up for Burnalong yet? Visit our For Staff: Virtual Wellness: Burnalong webpage for more details.
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