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National Bullying Prevention Month
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Cyberbullying is bullying – unwanted, repeated, aggressive, negative behavior – that takes place over digital devices such as cell phones, tablets, and computers. Cyberbullying can happen over email, through texting, on social media, while gaming or sharing content, and via messaging.

Online behavior can be hard to decipher, and cyberbullying is often so complicated that many students might not identify negative behavior that happens while using technology. Preparing youth to engage with online behaviors of all kinds can help foster a healthier relationship with what they may encounter.

Please view these Cyberbullying resources located on the Technology Department's web page that help adults start a conversation about cyberbullying with kids and teens.

 

- Documents provided by breezeline and Pacer.

Student standing in front of a monster truck
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Kinsley English is a 3rd grader who drives Lady Luck Mini Monster Truck. She competes with Team Kid KJ throughout the east coast. She is also one of the youngest female drivers in the sport. Her favorite trick to do with her mini monster truck is donuts. Throughout the summer, Kinsley competed on the Renegade Monster Truck Tour against some of the front runners of the sport and held her own in her rookie session. She has won a freestyle event. Kinsley hopes for more competition wins heading into the 2024 season.

The back of a monster truck turning on dirt track
Monster truck in air over a dirt mound

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If your student is doing amazing things please email Mr. Thrift @ bthrift@richmond-county.k12.va.us

Yellow school bus with a red brick building in background
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Attendance has been increasingly the focus of attention among school divisions and educators. According to research1, regular attendance is a significant factor in a student’s success:

  • Chronic absenteeism correlates to low academic achievement.
  • Absenteeism is a powerful predictor of dropout rates.
  • Absenteeism has been linked to poor outcomes later in life.

Chronic absenteeism is defined as missing ten percent or more of the academic year for any reason, including excused absences, unexcused absences, and suspensions. Based on a 180-day school year, that means approximately 18 days per year or 2 to 3 days per month.

 

https://www.doe.virginia.gov/programs-services/student-services/attendance-school-engagement

 

In the event your child is absent from school, please provide a hard copy note to our front office for documentation of excused.

A student on a horse barrel racing
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Student Spotlight

Mackenzie Ponte is a 6th grader who competes in barrel racing, goat tying, and breakaway roping with the Virginia Junior High School Rodeo Association as well as the National Barrel Horse Association. She is your current 2022-2023 Junior High barrel racing state champion and is currently competing to retain her title for the 2023-2024 season.

 

List of accomplishments:

2x NBHA youth world qualifier

1x 2024 Jr Patriot Hooey qualifier

2023 Region #6 Future Fortunes 4D Champion

2022-2023 VJHSRA Barrel Racing State Champion

 

Mackenzie just started her season and hopes to retain her title for the 2023/2024 season as well as earn the Goat Tying championship to compete at Nationals in June of 2024 in Des Moines, Iowa. Mackenzie is also starting her pro barrel racing career and hopes to earn her Junior Pro Card by 2024!

A student riding on the side of a horse
A student racing a horse around a barrel