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Inclement Weather
Essex County Public Schools and administrative offices will be closed Friday 2/27/2015 due to inclement weather. This closing includes all students and all employees.



Superintendent's Public Forum

Essex County's Superintendent, Dr. Scott Burckbuchler, will be holding a Superintendent's Public Forum on Monday, March 2, 2015, at 7:00 p.m. in the Essex County School Board Room. 

February School Board Meeting

The School Board recognized students and sponsors from Essex Intermediate School Newsletter Committee at the February 9th School Board Meeting. Ms. Amber Syndor and Ms. Tiffani Nash (not pictured) are the sponsors for the newsletter. The students that are responsible for the newsletter are as follows: Makayla Brown, Emily Atkins, Michalah Beck, and Sophia Delano. Thank you for your hard work!

Tappahannock Elementary School's Preschool teachers were recognized for coordinating an assembly and social for parents and community members - Ms. Sherry Higgins, Ms. Carlie Muldowney, Ms. Pamela Booth, and Ms. Danielle Thompson. Their assembly was videotaped and is on our YouTube channel if you'd like to see it - http://youtu.be/twQcgIFmzEY  Great job!

Essex High School recognized Mark Herring and Christian Diaz for their outstanding performance in the Scholastic Bowl Conference 43. The Scholastic Bowl pits four-person teams in a test of knowledge in English, Science, Social Studies, Science, and other miscellaneous areas such as current events, entertainment, the arts, and sports. We are very proud of Mark and Christian's achievement!

Hannah Gross was recognized for being selected 1A - All State Volleyball 2nd Team. The football team was also recognized for Group 1A East Runner Up and 1A East Region Finalist. A lot of the team members could not be present because they are on the Trojans Basketball Team and had a conflict with their schedule. ECPS is proud of all you for a great season!

A.A. Milne once said, "Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart." The community members that have supported our Trojan Football Team have done this for our students at Essex High School. At the school board meeting we recognized these wonderful gentlemen and let them know that they are appreciated. Thank you Mr. Corey Beazley, Mr. James Beazley, Mr. Joey Reinhardt, and Mr. Larry Schools. They have coordinated the dinners once a week for the Trojan Football team and these dinners included steak, pasta, and even fried chicken. Once again, we'd like to say "Thank you" for all that you do for Essex High School.

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.

Regional Chess Tournament

Area high schools participated in the Chesapeake Bay Governor's School Regional Chess Tournament - please CLICK HERE for more details.

Feb 2015 - School Board Appreciation Month

The Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia, Mr. Terence R. McAuliffe, has recognized February 2015 as School Board Appreciation Month. This year's theme of "Student Focused Leadership" reflects the top priority of local school board members as they advocate for public education. Please read the "Certificate of Recognition" by clicking here.

Special Education Advisory Committee

Everyone is welcome to attend the Special Education Advisory Committee Meeting on February 26th. This meeting will help you understand how to work with the school division to better help the needs of your child if he/she is receiving special education services. CLICK HERE for the flyer.

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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