Entries by Betsy Overkamp-Smith

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 […]

Update: Interim LHS Principal Named

UPDATE (8/14/2017): Kimberly Nunnally, Ed.D., will act as interim principal at Lafayette High School for the 2017-18 school year. Anita Swinton has moved to the Central Office as WJCC’s coordinator for student services/hearing officer. Nunnally earned her bachelor’s degree, master’s degree and doctorate from Virginia State University. She previously served as the division’s coordinator for English, reading, language arts […]

WJCC & 5 Schools Earn State VIP Awards

Williamsburg-James City County Public Schools and five individual WJCC schools earned 2017 Virginia Index of Performance (VIP) awards for advanced learning and achievement. The VIP incentive program recognizes schools and divisions that exceed state and federal accountability standards and achieve excellence goals established by the governor and the board. 2017 Board of Education Excellence Awards […]

New School Administrators Named

WJCC’s school-based administrator roster is complete with the School Board’s appointment of two new principals and one new assistant principal. Mark Hudson, currently principal at Phoebus High School in Hampton, has been named as the new principal at Warhill High School. Hudson earned his bachelor’s degree from Howard University and his master’s and doctoral degrees […]

Board Approves New Administrators

The WJCC School Board approved three administrative appointments at their meeting on June 6, 2017: Chief of Staff: Corey J. Murphy, Ph.D. Principal, James Blair Middle School: Ty M. Harris Principal, Bright Beginnings and Preschool Learning: Amy Gulick “I am very pleased that we have attracted these talented educators to fill vital roles in WJCC,” […]