Entries by Betsy Overkamp-Smith

High School Redistricting Off the Table

At tonight’s School Board meeting, the board determined that there will be no further discussion on redistricting high schools for the 2018-19 school year. High schools will maintain their current attendance boundaries in 2018-19. The Board asked for minor tweaks to middle school redistricting options, and also asked for the drafting of a middle school […]

Redistricting Community Dialogues Set

WJCC will hold two Community Dialogues to provide information about the redistricting process and to give the community an opportunity to review and give feedback on draft boundary maps. We will hold two sessions each night — one on middle school maps and one on high school maps. Participants are welcome to attend one or […]

WJCC Awarded Security Equipment Grant

A $90,971 School Security Equipment Grant has been awarded to Williamsburg-James City County Public Schools to purchase and install additional security equipment at Laurel Lane Elementary, Matthew Whaley Elementary and Stonehouse Elementary schools. WJCC was awarded grants in previous years to make improvements at Clara Byrd Baker Elementary, D.J. Montague Elementary, James River Elementary, Norge […]

Vue Issues

WJCC Families, as you may have noticed, we’ve been having some technical issues with Synergy (aka Vue). Today, emails from Synergy were released inadvertently when a setting was changed in the system. You’ll know you’ve received one of these emails if it’s a bunch of code and very little actual content. And, unfortunately, it’s possible […]

All WJCC Schools Earn Accreditation

All WJCC schools have earned full accreditation as a result of student performance on Standards of Learning tests. Today’s announcement from the Virginia Department of Education marks the 12th year in a row of full accreditation for all WJCC schools. Only 13 of Virginia’s 132 school divisions have maintained all-school accreditation for the last six […]

2016-17 SOL Results Released

WJCC students remain high achievers on Standards of Learning exams with overall pass rates of 82 to 87%, as detailed in the Virginia Department of Education’s release of Standards of Learning test results for the 2016-17 school year. Statewide, scores remained relatively flat, and WJCC all-student pass rates in English reading, English writing, history, math […]