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Schools are closed today, November 26. We wish everyone a safe and enjoyable Thanksgiving break!


What's Your Idea?

Every year the school division plans ways to make our schools better. We would like to add new programs to help our students be ready for careers and college. These programs cost money and the school system does not always receive enough money to meet all of its needs. A question we ask ourselves is this: what can we do differently? What should we stop doing or change so that we can start doing new things? Can we stop spending money in one area to direct that spending to other areas? In fact, one of the goals written by our school board is about this:

*Strategically align resources to support the mission, vision, and goals to achieve efficiencies of operations and success.

Now we want to ask you that question. What can we do differently to save money so that those dollars can be spent on new ideas? What are your ideas?

If you have an idea, we’d like to hear from you. It can be something you know that works at another school division, something that you’ve seen in another business, or an idea you’ve come up with that you think might help us do our jobs better and spend less time and effort on our tasks. Click here to access a form where you can submit your idea.  Responses will be collected until Friday, December. 12th.


Caught Being Green!

Are you being green? Have you seen others being green? We want to hear about it.
What are you doing to save the earth? How are you saving energy? Are you reducing your carbon footprint? How are you incorporating these ideas into your teaching and daily practices? We’d like to hear about new practices or about things you've been doing on an ongoing basis.

This is your opportunity to share your story or tell about the actions of fellow students or colleagues.

Click here to access the form and share your story. We’d love to hear from you and see photos of  what you are doing!


Special Education Advisory Committee Meeting Dates
11/19/14, 12/12/14, 01/14/15, 02/11/15, 03/11/15, 04/08/15 and 05/13/15
All meetings begin at 4:30 p.m. in the Special Education conference room


Shenandoah County Public Schools uses the SchoolMessenger Notification System to provide timely communication to parents/guardians regarding school closings, delays, early dismissals, attendance, general interest activities, and campus/division emergencies. In order to enhance our ability to accurately deliver that information, we kindly request that you manage your contact phone numbers through your PowerSchool Parent Portal account. Click here for instructions on how to manage your contacts. 

Belief Statements
Great communities come from great schools; therefore, we believe.....

  • All decisions are based on the best interest of our students.
  • Meaningful learning occurs only in the presence of meaningful relationships.
  • Measures of success are unique and individualized for each learner.
  • Continuous growth and improvement is expected for everyone.
  • Problem solving is an essential skill.
  • An atmosphere of respect must exist.
  • The education of our children is an investment of time, labor, and resources in our future.  
Did you know that all nine schools in Shenandoah County have been awarded full accreditation for thirteen consecutive years?  Did you know that one out of four students take an Advanced Placement and/or Dual Enrollment class?  To read more about interesting facts about our school division, check out our Fast Facts.

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Mission:
The Mission of Shenandoah County Public Schools is to prepare each student for a future of life-long learning. We believe that:

  • The success of Shenandoah County Public Schools rests with how well we prepare our students for the future
  • All members of the learning community are valued and respected
  • A work environment must encourage and support trust, mutual respect, open communications, and risk taking
  • Processes which allow for continuous improvement and problem solving are essential
  • The education of all members of the learning community is a shared responsibility.

Vision:
The Vision of Shenandoah County Public Schools is to be the first choice for education by:

  • Producing individuals who have the skills, ability, and attitudes to succeed as productive citizens and develop a mindset of life-time learning
  • Demonstrating high standards and expectations for all school personnel
  • Maximizing the utilization of school resources
  • Fostering goals and values that will be embraced by those whom the school division touches
  • Recognizing superior performance
  • Comparing favorably with Virginia standards.

Belief Statements
Great communities come from great schools; therefore, we believe.....

  • All decisions are based on the best interest of our students.
  • Meaningful learning occurs only in the presence of meaningful relationships.
  • Measures of success are unique and individualized for each learner.
  • Continuous growth and improvement is expected for everyone.
  • Problem solving is an essential skill.
  • An atmosphere of respect must exist.
  • The education of our children is an investment of time, labor, and resources in our future

The Comprehensive Plan is designed to provide a vision for the future of the Shenandoah County Public Schools.  The Comprehensive Plan reflects involvement from various stakeholders including the School Board, Superintendent, staff, principals, teachers, parents, and citizens.  This document aligns with the Standards of Quality as outlined in the Code of Virginia.  It is rooted in local school board philosophy and is aligned with all division planning documents, specifically the School Board’s approved technology plan. 

The Plan is submitted pursuant to § 22.1-253.13:6 of the Code of Virginia.  This document is a comprehensive, unified, long range plan based on data collection, analysis, and evaluation.  The development process is a continuous cycle involving staff and the community.

The Shenandoah County Public Schools Comprehensive Plan is divided into five different sections including:  1)Culture, Climate, and Community 2)Building from the Start:  Infant, Toddler, and Preschool Years 3)Teaching and Learning 4)Leadership and 5)Employee and Organizational Success.  The full plan can be viewed at the following link: 

Comprehensive Plan 2012 - 2018

School Board Goals 2014 - 2015

Student Opportunity and Achievement
Empower student learning in an interdisciplinary environment where rigorous academic concepts are coupled with real-world lessons that make connections between school, community, and work, enabling students to be competitive in a global economy.

Effective Communication
Model transparency in external and internal communications to ensure understanding of the excellence of SCPS and the purpose, rationale, and success of new and existing initiatives.

Staff Excellence
Attract, retain, and develop high quality teaching and support staff to ensure staff pride and commitment, leadership and organizational excellence.

System Efficiencies
Strategically align resources to support the mission, vision, and goals to achieve efficiencies of operations and success.

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