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A Screening of "Little Green Men"

Five years ago a Frederick County Public Schools student, Alec Snider of Sherando High School, made a pulsar discovery, which is a particular type of star.

Then shortly after that a Shenandoah County Public Schools student, Cecilia McGough of Strasburg High School, co- discovered a pulsar.

At the time, there was a documentary being made about the Pulsar Search Collaboratory and our student, as well as the Frederick County Public Schools student, is a part of that documentary.

It is now complete and being shopped to entities such as PBS. In the meantime, they are going to the various locations where students have made discoveries and conducting free screenings.

In an effort to honor the commitment to science by Shenandoah County Public Schools and Frederick County Public Schools a screening is being held on Saturday, December 17, 2016, at 1:00 p.m. at the Woodstock Community Theater in Woodstock, Virginia. Click here to download the flyer for more information
Speak Up Survey The Speak Up Project for Digital Learning, facilitated by 
Project Tomorrow®, gives education stakeholders the opportunity to share their viewpoints about key educational issues, particularly concerning digital learning and the use of technology to support future ready schools. Each year, findings are summarized and shared with national and state policymakers. Speak Up is both a national research project and a free service to all schools and districts. There are surveys for students, parents, educators and the community. Click here to access the surveys. The survey is open until January 13, 2017.

Budget Calendar for FY18
Love and Logic Course Information for Dec 2016 - Jan 2017

The Virginia Department of Education released
(VDOE link) accreditation ratings for all schools in the state. Click on the VDOE link to see SCPS Division results.

Dr. Johnston has a blog to share information and receive feedback on various topics that impact our school division. Check it out by clicking here!


Long-Term Facilities Master Plan Final Report

Long-Term Facilities Master Plan Recommendations Presentation


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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 in 2015, Shenandoah County Public Schools ranked 7th out of 131 Virginia school divisions in On-Time Graduation Rates? 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 Division Goals 2016 - 2017

Student Opportunity and Achievement
Create a systemic culture of deeper learning where students are empowered to learn in an interdisciplinary environment where rigorous academic concepts are coupled with authentic experiences that provide students with the skills needed to be future-ready in a global economy.

Effective Communication
Ensure proactive external and internal communications to foster a community-wide dialogue and understanding regarding initiatives to promote the excellence of SCPS and the role of the school division in preparing students to be connected, globally aware citizens.

Staff Excellence
Attract, retain, develop and support high quality and diverse staff to support organizational excellence.

System Efficiencies
Critically analyze current and emerging best practices to strategically and equitably align all resources to support the division's beliefs while achieving efficiencies of operations and the utilization of facilities to accommodate changing instructional programs, including relief for overcrowding.

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