Week of October 28, 2014


Pep Rally and Field Day, including commons decoration, will be held on Friday, October 31. That Friday will also be a class colors dress-up day (for points!). Class presidents are asked to recruit classmates to participate in the events.

The Pep Rally will start at 1pm, with Field Day festivities following (outside, weather permitting) immediately afterward, probably about 2pm. At the end of the day, the Spirit Stick will be awarded to the winning class. In the event of rain or polar vortex, an abbreviated field day will be held in the gym; detailed schedules for the afternoon are available from Mr. White.


Please submit entries for the PTA 2014-15 Reflections Program. This year’s theme is "The world would be a better place if...”. Entries are accepted in the following categories -
  • Visual Arts,
  • Photography,
  • Dance Choreography,
  • Film Production,
  • Musical Competition, and
  • Literature.

Complete information is available at the Virginia PTA website (http://www.vapta.org/arts-in-education/reflections.html). Contact PTSA Reflections Chair, Uma Vissa (umavissa@gmail.com) with questions. This year's deadline for entry submission is Monday, November 3. Please give entry packets to Ms. Valenta Williams at the Front Office.

Virginia Aerospace Science and Technology Scholars (VASTS) is a NASA-based program for 11th-grade students interested in aerospace-related science, technology, engineering and/or math. The course focuses on space mission design and human space flight. This interactive online learning course can lead to a one-week residential Sumner Academy at NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton for qualified students. Interested students can visit http://www.vasts.spacegrant.org for more information. Application deadline is November 2, 2014.

Virginia Space Coast Scholars is a NASA-based STEM program for 10th-grade students interested in NASA's space and Earth and airborne science-related missions. This free program features two key elements: 1) and online science, technology, engineering and math learning experience; and 2) a seven-day residential Summer Academy at NASA Wallops Flight Facility. Interested students can visit http://vscs.spacegrant.org for more information. Application deadline is November 2, 2014.

The Children's Museum is offering the Snow Queen Scholarship opportunity for interested high-school junior young ladiesThe purpose of the Snow Queen is to serve as a role model for young girls exemplifying internal beauty and character while reflecting and celebrating the museum’s commitment to inspiring creativity and individuality. The Snow Queen duties include a 25-hour community service obligation. Interested students can pick up an application packet from Ms. Davis in the Counseling Department or visit www.ChildrensMuseumofRichmond.org. Applications must be submitted to the Children's Museum on or before Friday, November 7th.

The High School Diplomats (HSD) program brings American high school students together at Princeton University for a ten-day cultural and educational exchange program with students from Japan. Current sophomores and juniors are encouraged to apply and Japanese language familiarity/experience is not a pre-requisite. For more information about HSD, please visit www.highschooldiplomats.com. Application deadline is January 7, 2015.

The Cochrane Summer Economics Institute is a five-week work/study program for rising high-school seniors. The program provides an introduction to economics, business, networking, and a variety of job/career choices through a combination of classroom work, community service, and internship experience. Starting on December 1, applications will be available at www.powellinfo.org. Application and essay must be submitted by January 16, 2015.


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