Entries by WJCC Public Schools

Parent Academy: Positive Discipline – Register Today

Learn to be firm yet kind when disciplining 5-12 year old children. This workshop offers techniques that work to establish strong relationships while raising responsible, thoughtful children. Based on the Positive Discipline program by Jane Nelson, Ph.D. Presented by Michele Tryon, CCLS of CHKD Wednesday, March 20, 2019 – 6:00 p.m. James Blaire Middle School […]

International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program Open House

INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE PRIMARY YEARS PROGRAM OPEN HOUSE Tour James River Elementary School and learn more about our inquiry-based, international, and multicultural focus on learning! THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28 • 6-7PM JAMES RIVER MEDIA CENTER James River is an authorized International Baccalaureate World School offering the Primary Years Program which focuses on developing inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young […]

School Board Elects New Leadership

During its annual organizational meeting January 8, the Williamsburg-James City County School Board elected Lisa Ownby (Powhatan District-JCC) as Chair, Julie Hummel (City of Williamsburg) as Vice-Chair and Jim Kelly (Jamestown District – JCC) as Parliamentarian. In addition to these three leadership roles, the Board elected members to the following boards and committees: WHRO – […]

Here Comes the Bus app gives families access to important information and real-time bus tracking

Beginning Jan. 2, 2019, parents can use a free mobile app to know where their child’s bus is located and when it will arrive at the neighborhood bus stop. The Here Comes the Bus app uses GPS data in a customizable map to show parents and guardians where the bus is and how close it is to your child’s bus stop before and after school. Additionally, parents/guardians can receive push […]

WJCC Schools students took part in a “STEM Girls’ Night In” at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland

Talk about a sleepover that was out of this world! Recently, more than two dozen WJCC Schools students took part in a “STEM Girls’ Night In” at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland. The overnight, hands-on learning experience offered the young women a chance to talk with scientists and engineers and to learn about the work […]

J. Blaine Blayton Elementary named 2018 Purple Star School for support of military families

The Virginia Department of Education and the Virginia Council on the Interstate Compact for Military Children recently awarded J. Blaine Blayton Elementary School (JBBES) with a Purple Star designation for its commitment to meeting the needs of children from military families. JBBES is one of the first schools in Virginia to earn the honor. To […]

Lafayette Art Teacher Wins Award for Sculpture

Lafayette High School art teacher, Shainna Grant, won an Award of Excellence for her ceramic artwork, A Hidden Strength, at Williamsburg Contemporary Art Center’s 2018 Juried Art Show. The exhibition was open to all Virginia artists, and of the about 230 pieces that were submitted, only 78 artworks from 56 artists were selected for display. […]