Entries by WJCC Public Schools

What’s included in the Superintendent’s budget proposal for FY20?

At the Feb. 19 School Board meeting, Dr. Olwen Herron presented the superintendent’s budget proposal for fiscal year 2020. Aligned with the school division’s strategic plan, Elevate Beyond Excellence, the budget plan both responsive to the needs of students and competitive in terms of compensation for WJCC Schools employees. You can read Dr. Herron’s remarks […]

Approved 2019-20 Academic Calendar is available now

At its February 19 meeting, the School Board approved the academic calendar for the upcoming 2019-20 school year. The calendar includes 180 instructional days, designated time for staff professional development, and early release days for exams and parent-teacher conferences. Families and staff should note an adjustment to the operating schedule for March 3, 2020. On […]

All WJCC Public Schools & Offices will open two hours late Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Based on current forecasts and conditions, all Williamsburg-James City County schools and offices will open two hours late Wednesday, February 20, 2019. All Bright Beginnings Preschool classes are cancelled. In addition, morning Learning Lab and GED classes will begin at 11 a.m. On two-hour delay days, transportation will not be provided for the following student […]

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 […]