Red Nose Day 2017

Check out Stonehouse First Graders in support of Red Nose Day, Thursday May 25, 2017.

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Red Nose Day is a fundraising campaign run by the non-profit organization Comic Relief Inc., a registered U.S. 501(c)(3) public charity.

Red Nose Day brings people together to have fun, raise money and change the lives of kids who need our help the most.

Red Nose Day launched in the US in 2015, dedicated to ending child poverty, both in the US and in some of the poorest communities in the world. The money raised by Red Nose Day in the US has benefited programs for children and young people in all 50 states and in 25 countries internationally.

Globally, Red Nose Day has raised over $1 billion since its launch in the UK in 1988.

Relay for Life 2017

The 2017 Williamsburg Relay for Life was held at Warhill High School on May 20th from noon to midnight. Our “Stonehouse Striders” team, with 17 participants, and the support of our entire school, raised $7,889 toward our goal of $8,000! We were the top fundraising school, and the fifth fundraising team overall. This year’s relay total was $171,027. Thanks to all who participated, donated, and encouraged their classes to participate in our fundraising efforts!

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SES Volunteer and Support Staff of the Year

We are proud to announce that Patricia McElroy is the SES Volunteer of the Year!  Mrs. McElroy has volunteered at Stonehouse two morning per week for the past ten years with a pure heart!  She is the epitome of what a WJCC-Schools volunteer should be; dedicated, efficient and committed to helping our most fragile school population on becoming successful lifetime learners and reach their full potential.  She quickly establishes rapport with even our reluctant learners.  Her positive attitude, frequent praise, mixed in with some grandmotherly attention and advice win over the children’s hearts.  She has become an expert tutor helping each child achieve success. Mrs. McElroy will take on any task.  She recently organized our extensive book library.  She uses every minute to help in any way possible.  Our teachers respect and admire her. Thank you Mrs. McElroy for helping develop independent readers and being an ambassador for student success!

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We are thrilled to announce that Marisa Broaddus is Stonehouse Support Personnel of the Year!  Ms. Broaddus possesses the knowledge and skill set to work with students of all ages, grade levels, and across content areas.  Ms. Broaddus always has a positive attitude that enables her to effectively work with children who struggle with a variety of academic, behavioral, and emotional needs.  Her patience and kindness toward students with disabilities is unmatched!  Her compassion and caring for her students and their struggles is evident not only to her colleagues, but to the students as well.  You need only to observe her interactions with students on a daily basis to see the difference she makes in their educational experience. When Ms. Broaddus walks into the classroom, her students’ eyes light up because they know they can count on her and that she believes in them. She does whatever is needed without complaint to reach her students and help them be successful – and she does so with a smile. Ms. Broaddus is an inspiration to all!

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WHRO Young Storytellers

Congratulations to third grade student Mariana Gaten for coming in first place in her grade level in the WHRO Young Storytellers Contest! Her story, One Inch Tall, is imaginative and funny! She was interviewed and recorded on TV reading her story earlier this week. Her interview and reading will air on WHRO (channel 15) on Sunday, May 28th at 5:30 p.m. Way to go Mariana; we are so proud of you!

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4th Grade Travels to Richmond

Fourth graders enjoyed their trip to Richmond! They visited the Maggie Lena Walker house, Virginia Historical Society, and Civil War Museum. They also got to take a canal cruise to learn about the area’s history and take a driving tour of Monument Avenue. Special thanks to 4th grade teacher Renaye Roberts for coordinating the trip, the PTA for their generous mini-grant, and all who supported our carnival Pizza Sale!

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4th Grade Performs with Virginia Symphony

This year Stonehouse’s fourth graders performed with The Virginia Symphony!  As part of the Carnegie Link Up program, fourth grade students actively participated in a concert designed just for the students.  They played four songs with The Virginia Symphony while learning about melodic patterns.

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