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Welcome Back to School
Dear Students, Parents, Employees, and Community Members,
The Lunenburg County School Board and I would like to welcome you!!! We believe there is no more important work done in our society than that of educating our children. Our commitment to the community is to promote every educational opportunity and a safe and nurturing environment for all of our students. We are very proud of our school district and the collaborative efforts made in and out of the classroom that impact our students for a lifetime. We believe education is the shared responsibility of the school, home, and community. The shared commitment of stakeholders to foster the development of a student’s physical, social, emotional, ethical, and moral competence will prepare our students to be productive members of our society. It is our belief that a student’s education is a joint effort between the school and home. I invite all patrons to communicate with school staff.
Our focus continues to be on engaged learning which is why our new instructional framework and digital conversion are based on 21st Century learning that is student centered and promotes higher order critical thinking. I am blessed to serve as the Superintendent in a place where the motto is “To Make the Best Better.” We are a community that values maximizing the potential of every student by teachers and staff who truly care about the success of children and one another!! Reflecting on the successes and challenges of this past school year makes me realize that we are on our way to reaching our goals but there is still work to be done. We were met with many challenges but we have made notable gains.
With increased student achievement for all students as our highest priority, we will continue to work diligently in-house with our administrators and instructional staff to make a difference in the lives of all of our students. Our students are really showing progress and we will continue to push for even better results in the 2016-17 school year. The staff continues to transition to deeper implementation of the S.O.L.’s and improved instructional strategies that motivate students to learn while keeping them fully engaged. All professional development days are dedicated to intense learning of the best practice strategies for all staff. Throughout the year, we will continue the practice of assessing the needs of our students and implementing interventions that increase results where needed. We will continue to promote alternatives for gifted students such as honors, advanced placement, and dual enrollment, as well as, alternatives for those that need non-traditional opportunities such as virtual learning and strict discipline learning environments. We truly believe that all of our students have the potential to become productive citizens. The board and I are committed to making sure that every student receives an education that will prepare them for the next level and beyond.
You will not find a more committed school district despite limited resources etc. that provides exemplary service to our students and families. We understand the needs of our students and are determined to provide every opportunity for success. We have many great traditions in our school district which include a well-rounded curriculum, diverse course offerings, successful extra-curriculum activities, and a wonderful, hardworking and dedicated staff. We will continue building partnerships with the community and are adhering to serve our students and look forward to “Making the Best Better” during the 2016-2017 school year. With extraordinary enthusiasm and excitement we look forward to a great school year!!!
Charles M. Berkley, Jr.
Superintendent of Schools
CHS Students Stand Out at Call Me MISTER Summer Institute at Longwood University
R. Alexander and D. Graham, rising seniors at Central High School participated in the Call Me MISTER Summer Institute at Longwood University. Upon their completion of the program Dr. Maurice Carter, Director of the Call Me MISTER Program at Longwood University, had the following things to say to Mr. Berkley, "I wanted to send an email to tell you about two of your high school students who participated in the Call Me MISTER Summer Institute this week. Mr. R. Alexander and Mr. D. Graham are rising Seniors at Central High School. The young men were exceptional and their leadership was exemplary the entire institute. I believe you have two young men who may become educators and return to Lunenburg to teach. Thank you for your support of the program and we look forward to others participating in the Call Me MISTER Program in the future."
Pictured here are R. Alexander and D. Graham and the rest of the students who attended the institute this summer.
Virginia CyberCamp 2016 Being Held at Central High School
The Central High School Virginia CyberCamp 2016 Program, sponsored by a grant received from the Virginia Department of Education, has begun, and students have had an opportunity to participate in two field trips recently. On June 15, students and staff visited the NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) National Weather Service office in Wakefield, VA. Students visited with Mr. Bill Sammler, Warning Coordination Meteorologist. He shared with the group the different storm tracking and radar maps that are used in the facility and gave them a behind the scenes tour of the facility. Students learned that technology drives the predictions/forecasts and that weather events are constantly changing. Cyber security was discussed due to the dependence on technology, and building security was discussed as well.
On June 21, 2016, students visited the First Citizens Bank Data Center in Raleigh, NC, thanks to assistance from Mrs. Tammy Manning, Manager for Business Banking for the Southside Area. Students and staff obtained badges when they arrived to the center, and these allowed them to enter into and exit out of rooms in the center. Students and staff were accompanied by data center staff at all times. Everyone realized very quickly the importance of security for this facility. Students visited with Mrs. Jennifer Rosario, Vice President/Manger-IT Risk Governance Information Technology, Mr. Todd Beadle, Principal Security Architect, and Ms. Jodi Bronson, IT Professional. Students and staff were given a tour of the Technology Command Center and the Data Center and they were also provided with a presentation concerning “Managing a Major Breach”. Mr. Beadle spoke of a past experience with a hacker who breached the Lowes computer system. He told the group a fascinating account of how the breach occurred and what steps were taken to correct the breach as well as to arrest the guilty individuals. Students were informed that First Citizens Bank’s cyber security department hires interns from 5 local colleges and that the field in cyber security will definitely offer job security. They also learned that Cyber Security is a growing field and job growth and outlook is excellent.
During the camp, students are increasing their hands on experiences in STEM activities consisting of curriculum, VEX EDR robotics, Boe Bots, and electrical modules. They are discussing business ethics, conducting research using computers and career planning tools, and exploring job opportunities and career planning paths for cyber security. They are obtaining real world information from their field trips as well as through guest speakers from cyber security related businesses.
The camp is from June 14-29 and students have a fast paced action packed 10 days during this camp. At the culmination of the CyberCamp, recognition will be given to students who successfully complete the program.