Weekly Update from Principal Ventura, 11/19/2023

Weekly Update from Principal Ventura, 11/19/2023

Greetings Tiger Family, 

This is your Principal Mr. Ventura with your weekly update. Here are some important reminders about the school schedule for the week of November 20. 

Early Dismissal 

Tuesday, November 22, is an early dismissal day. Students will be dismissed at 12:00 p.m. 

Thanksgiving Holiday 

In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, school will be closed on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. Remember, attendance matters because you matter! But if you need to be absent, use the link on our website to inform us. 

 Attendance Link 

UMW Academy of Technology and Innovation  

All rising 9th-grade students have the opportunity to apply for the UMW Academy of Technology and Innovation regional lab school for the 2024-2025 academic school year. For more information, please use the link attached to this email. 

UMW Academy of Technology and Innovation 

Superintendent Catlett Seeks Scientists Writing Contest 

Attention, 8th grade students and families! Please consider participating in Dr. Catlett’s Seeking a Scientist writing contest. Winners will receive a one-year digital and print subscription to Nat Geo Kids magazine and be entered in a drawing for an iPad. Use the link attached to the email for more information. 

Writing Contest Link 

Reading Makes Cents Reading Program 

W-GMS is participating in the Reading Makes Cents reading program. This challenge is sponsored by Virginia529, who will be awarding 14 lucky students with over $500 to put towards their college savings. See Mrs. Moore in the library for more information.  

Reading Makes Cents Flyer 

ESSA Letters 

Parents and guardians, in accordance with the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), if you would like more information about specific teachers’ professional qualifications, please see the appropriate letters linked in this email. 

Dr. Avington   

Mr. Coghill  

Ms. Dowdy 

Mr. Greene  

Mr. Jimenez  

Mr. Lamar  

Ms. Smith  

Ms. Swain 

Thank You 

This Thanksgiving, I want to express my sincere gratitude to our wonderful school community. Your dedication, support, and enthusiasm make Walker-Grant a special place. Wishing you all a joyous and grateful Thanksgiving!  

Thank you for taking the time to review this information to prepare for the week of school ahead. 

Go Tigers!