An app created by LHS and JHS students was named “Best in State” in the Verizon Innovative App Challenge!!!

Pictured (from left to right): Noah miller (LHS), Dominic Abbondanzo (LHS), Tim Felbinger (JHS), David Thames (JHS), Joshua Peterson (LHS)

The Governors School for Science and Technology Programming team has been named a Best in State winner of the Verizon Innovative App Challenge for developing an application concept called Math-IO.  The team has won a $5,000 award for GSST and a 16G LG G Pad tablet for each team member.

In addition, the team is now in the running to be named a Best in Nation winner.  Prizes for Best in Nation winners are an additional $15,000 award, in-person training from the MIT Master Trainers to turn their concept into a working app, and an all-expenses-paid trip for each team member and a parent or guardian to the national Technology Student Association conference in Nashville this summer.

Also, for the first time this year, Best in State winners are encouraged to compete for the Fan Favorite award.  One team will be chosen through crowd voting to win all the same prizes as the Best in Nation winners.   To vote, text mathio2 to 22333.

Fan Favorite Voting:

http://appchallenge.tsaweb.org/vote/6345

View winning Video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QOU6XeuCc38

 

Senior Reminder

Daily Announcements for Monday, January 11, 2016

The following colleges will be here this week during AEP; Virginia Tech Corp Cadets on Tuesday, January 12th and the college of W&M on Wednesday, January 13th.  Sign up in the counseling office at least one day in advance of the visit.  You cannot attend without a pass.  If you have any questions please see Mrs. Pottle in the counseling office.

Varsity and Junior Varsity athletes who played on a fall sports team – the Fall sports awards ceremony will today at 6:00 pm in the auditorium.  Remind your parents and please be on time. 

Attention students who took the ASVAB – you will receive passes for Tuesday, January 12th to be excused at 1:00 pm to report to room 313 to have your results returned and interpreted.

Lafayette MC wins grant

Congratulations to media specialists Monica Schauffler & Amy Wallisch for winning an Innovative Learning Grant from the WJCC Schools Foundations. The grant will be used to purchase two 3D printers for the library.

Daily Announcements for Friday, January 8, 2016

The library will be closing at 2:30 today, have a great weekend.

If you did not receive a student ID, it may be because you have an overdue library book.  Please bring all overdue books to the Media Center in order to receive your student ID. 

Ring in the New Year with Lafayette’s Bayport Credit Union Branch, open up a new account with us today.  Have an existing a Bayport account, you can also access your account here at school.  Stop by the Bayport desk during your lunch to find out more information.

Interested in the Corps of Cadets at Virginia Tech?  Then come visit with 2 Lafayette grads and learn about the program on Tuesday, January 12th during AEP.  Also, a Lafayette grad will be here on Wednesday, January 13th during AEP to talk about the College of William and Mary.  Sign up for both of these college visits in the Counseling Office, see Mrs. Pottle if you have any questions.

Earlier this week, the boys’ and girls’ track team won the second Bay Rivers District meet.  The girls scored 125 points and the boys scored 144 points.  They remain undefeated.  The girls were led by; Delaney Savedge, Brooke Crookston, Summer Chambers, Alexis Brender-Brandis, Selena Jones, Carson Pokorny and Carly Seay.  The boys were led by; Mike Tyler, Derrick Abson, Liam Bonga, Rashawn Smith, Noah Cane, Tyler Jump, Hezekiah Grimsley, Luis Merced, Damonte Dickson, Queshon Sharpless, Knowledge Wallace, Keelan Hendricks, Marcos Piggott and Vince Roselli.  Way to go Running Rams!

Daily Announcements for Thursday, January 7, 2016

Attention student drivers – renewal of parking passes for the Spring semester is Tuesday, January 19th – Wednesday, January, 27th.  Take your Fall parking pass along with the $50 fee to Mrs. Weaver.  First time applicants please see Mrs. Weaver for a parking pass application.  You must have a valid parking pass by Monday, February 1st to park on school grounds.

Ring in the New Year with Lafayette’s Bayport Credit Union Branch, open up a new account with us today.  Have an existing a Bayport account, you can also access your account here at school.  Stop by the Bayport desk during your lunch to find out more information.

Auditions for the spring musical The Wizard of Oz run through Thursday, January 7th after school in the auditorium.  If you have any questions please see Mrs. McCorry in the Black Box Theatre room 623.

 

Daily Announcements for Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Attention Spanish honor society members – please come by room 302 to sign up for tutoring hours.  This is especially important for seniors who would like to earn an honor cord.

Ring in the New Year with Lafayette’s Bayport Credit Union Branch, open up a new account with us today.  Have an existing a Bayport account, you can also access your account here at school.  Stop by the Bayport desk during your lunch to find out more information.

Are you interested in attending VMI…then come meet with John Gaston on Thursday, January 7th during AEP.  John graduated from Lafayette last year and is a freshman at VMI.  Sign up in the Counseling Office, see Mrs. Pottle if you have any questions.

Auditions for the spring musical The Wizard of Oz runs through Thursday, January 7th after school in the auditorium.  If you have any questions please see Mrs. McCorry in the Black Box Theatre room 623.

Attention Seniors – do you need help finishing up your college applications? Your counselors are here to help.  We will be in the computer lab this Friday, January 8th, during AEP.  Sign up in the Counseling Office if you’d like to come, see Mrs. Pottle if you have any questions.

 

Lafayette sent four players to All-Star football game.

Four Ram football players represented Lafayette at the 757 All-Star game in Norfolk, on saturday December 19,2015.  The all-star players are Tyrek Graham (Stony Brook), Trey Neville (US Military Academy), Cheyton Pine (Pitt), and Joey Kraegenbrink.

Sleighbell 5K

The Sleighbell 5K is always a highlight for WJCC schools, and Lafayette was well represented by The Fantastic Twelve. Lafayette’s staff saw this as an excellent opportunity to shed some unwanted pounds before the holiday. This was the second year in a row that Rams participated as a staff.

Daily Announcements for Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Attention student drivers – renewal of parking passes for the Spring semester is Tuesday, January 19th – Wednesday, January, 27th.  Take your Fall parking pass along with the $50 fee to Mrs. Weaver.  First time applicants please see Mrs. Weaver for a parking pass application.  You must have a valid parking pass by Monday, February 1st to park on school grounds.

Attention Spanish honor society members – please come by room 302 to sign up for tutoring hours.  This is especially important for seniors who would like to earn an honor cord. 

Ring in the New Year with Lafayette’s Bayport Credit Union Branch, open up a new account with us today.  Have an existing a Bayport account, you can also access your account here at school.  Stop by the Bayport desk during your lunch to find out more information.

Are you interested in attending VMI…then come meet with John Gaston on Thursday, January 7th during AEP.  John graduated from Lafayette last year and is a freshman at VMI.  Sign up in the Counseling Office, see Mrs. Pottle if you have any questions.

Auditions for the spring musical The Wizard of Oz start today and run through Thursday, January 7th after school in the auditorium.  If you have any questions please see Mrs. McCorry in the Black Box Theatre room 623.