Pathways to Excellence
Superintendent’s Forum – Dr. B. Asks for Community Assistance

Dr. Scott A. Burckbuchler held a Superintendent’s Forum on 6/29/15 where he gave an overview of the condition of our schools and the plan we are following to improve them. In his comments, he asked the community for assistance and called for the creation of the Essex Community Partnership for Educational Excellence (ECPEE). This advisory and action committee will be made up of a cross-section of our community. Dr. Burckbuchler looks forward to this opportunity for partnerships as we serve the needs of our students. If you would like to nominate yourself or others or have any suggestions, questions, etc., please email ecpee@essex.k12.va.us or call 804-443-4366. You can access Dr. Burckbuchler ’s comments by clicking here

Application for ECPEE click here.

ECPS Live Streams EHS Graduation

Essex County Public Schools will stream the 2015 Essex High School Senior Graduation live on Google Hangouts. The event will start June 13th 2015 at 9:00 A.M. You can access the stream by clicking here.

2014-2015 SPECIAL EDUCATION PARENT INVOLVEMENT SURVEY

All parents of school-aged children and youth who receive special education services in Virginia’s schools are encouraged to complete the Virginia Department of Education’s annual Parent Involvement Survey. This survey is not intended to measure satisfaction with the special education program. It is designed to determine whether or not the school facilitated parent involvement. The English and Spanish versions of the survey have been combined into one survey with both languages.

If you are unable to take the survey online, please contact the Essex County Special Education Department at 804-443-3959 and they will provide paper versions for your use. All paper versions of the survey will include a pre-addressed, postage-paid return envelope. All responses will be sent directly to the Virginia Department of Education.

The survey will be available until September 30, 2015.

Please CLICK HERE to take the survey. 

May 4th – 8th is Teacher Appreciation Week!

A very special THANK YOU to our teachers for your hard work and dedication to our students!

May 4th – 8th is School Nutrition Employee Week!

We celebrate our School Nutrition Employees this week for their hard work in planning, preparing, and serving hundreds of nutritious meals every day! THANK YOU for all you do!

May 6th is School Nurse Appreciation Day!

THANK YOU to our School Nurses for always taking care of our health needs making sure we are safe, healthy, and ready to learn!

Kindergarten Registration

Please CLICK HERE for the flyer.  Make sure you bring ALL of the documents with you to registration.

Please CLICK HERE for the required documents.

Student Uniform Survey

We would like to hear your opinion. This link is for a survey to gather the community's opinion on a school uniform/dress code. This is an important survey for all stakeholders in Essex County.

Please click on the link and complete the brief, 10 question survey. CLICK HERE

Thank you for taking the time to share your opinion on this topic.

March School Board Meeting

It is "Music and Art in Our Schools Month" and student's art was displayed and several students were honored at the school board meeting. From Tappahannock Elementary, the Art Teacher, Mrs. Joyce Crown-Wilkins, recognized Waverly for his excellent art work. Mrs. Jacy Atkins, Essex Intermediate School's Art Teacher, recognized Carolyn Andrews.

Mrs. Teresa Harris, the Music Teacher from Tappahannock Elementary School, had her students perform a play! They did an awesome job!

Mr. Wormley's students from Essex Intermediate and Essex High School sung different selections and Mr. Loveless' band students were recognized for their performance at their recent competition.

A former student, Mr. Ronnie N. Sidney, came to the School Board Meeting to recognize some of his former teachers. He started with a quote from talk show host, Mr. Steve Harvey - "Behind every success story are others helping to make it happen."  Mr. Sidney attended ECPS from kindergarten thru 12th grade and he is a 2001 graduate. He recently graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a Master's Degree in Social Work and is presently an Outpatient Therapist at the Warsaw Counseling Center. 

The teachers he recognized are pictured above and they are as follows:
Mrs. Kurzack, Mrs. Shipp, Mrs. Smith, Mrs. Tobey, and Mr. Wright. There were a few others that he recognized and he also gave them a special gift to let them know that they made an impact on his life.

PK Screening - 2015-2016

The Virginia Preschool Initiative Screening (PK Classes) will be held the week of March 23-27, 2015 at Tappahannock Elementary School. Appointments will be taken starting March 2, 2015. Please call 443-5301 to set a screening appointment if your child will be 4 years old by September 30, 2015.
Please CLICK HERE for the list of documents you have to bring with you.

Budget Calendar Narrative for FY2016

Please CLICK HERE for the updated budget calendar that is based on input from the November 10th School Board Meeting. 

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