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 […]
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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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,” […]
At their May 16, 2017, Regular Meeting, the WJCC School Board approved an FY18 Operating Budget and a Five-Year Capital Improvements Plan (CIP). Due to funding constraints, both budgets required adjustments from those the Board approved in March. Final budget documents will be posted on the division’s Finance webpage. In the interim, details about the Board’s […]
The WJCC School Board approved the appointment of two new leaders of instruction for the school division at their work session on May 2, 2017. Jeffery Carroll, Ph.D, and Scott Thorpe were each named as Assistant Superintendents of School Leadership, effective June 19, 2017. Currently, Carroll serves as principal of Warhill High School, and Thorpe […]
Congratulations to (from left to right) Middle School Teacher of the Year Jaclyn Beck (TMS), Elementary School & WJCC Teacher of the Year Lauren Efird (RBES), and High School Teacher of the Year Kristin Cosby (JHS)!
WJCC Public Schools has earned national recognition in the Digital School Districts Survey Awards – an award program recognizing exemplary use of technology by school boards and districts. WJCC placed 6th in the Top Ten of Mid-Size School Districts and is one of only five Virginia school divisions to earn recognition. The Digital School Districts […]
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