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MCPS Schools Once Again Fully Accredited

August 16, 2017

The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) released official results of state testing today, and Middlesex County Public Schools (MCPS) continues to shine.  Virginia public schools administer 29 state assessments each year, tests that are based on the the Commonwealth’s Standards of Learning (SOL).  The results of these assessments, along with graduation rates, provide the framework for Virginia’s school accountability system and the VDOE’s School Quality Profiles.

Once again, all MCPS schools have met the state’s benchmarks and achieved full accreditation.

“We are extremely proud of this accomplishment,” noted superintendent Dr. Peter Gretz, “but the state tests are singular measures of proficiency. We want our students’ learning to move far beyond those minimum standards.”

The division has embodied a philosophy that by focusing on what’s ultimately best for students and pursuing an engaging, relevant instructional model, student performance on the SOL tests will continue to excel.

“Our students need to be practicing 21st century disposition skills such as creativity, communication, and collaboration,” Gretz continued. “We will be seeking more opportunities for students to engage in project-based experiences that require these essential skills. We’re confident that by focusing on deeper learning and skill building, SOL achievement will come as a byproduct of that great instruction.”

A comprehensive report of student achievement data including a deep analysis of specific student subgroup performance will be presented during a school board meeting this fall.

Congratulation MCPS Odyssey of the Mind!

March 6, 2017

MCPS Odyssey of the Mind Teams competed and triumphed in Louisa on Saturday, March 4. Two middle school teams both earned first place distinctions and advance to the state championship held in Northern VA in April! The MES team, with many first year OMers, had a solid showing and came in second place.

The team challenges were:

  • Middlesex Elementary completed the Division 1 problem, “It’s Time Omer” (coached by Stephanie Shelton) 2nd place
  • SCW had the Division 2 problem “It’s time Omer” (Coached by Kathy Ruark) 1st place
  • SCW had division 2 problem “A Superhero Cliffhanger” (Coached by Claire Evans) 1st place

Outstanding work, OM Teams!


MCPS Odyssey of the Mind Teams in Louisa March 4, 2017

The state tournament will be held Saturday, April 1, 2017 at John Champe High School located at 41535 Sacred Mountain St., Aldie, VA 20105.

MHS Named Blue Star School

September 26, 2016

Please join us in congratulating Middlesex High School on once again being named a Blue Star School by the W!SE Financial Literacy Certification Program. This honor is the result of at least 80% of the school’s financial literacy students achieving at least an 85% pass rate on the W!SE Financial Literacy Certification Test.

In a statement W!SE officials expressed their appreciation to the exemplary teachers at MHS, and other exceptional teachers across the Commonwealth: “We at W!SE are both grateful for and impressed at the accomplishments of Virginia’s educators as they relate to teaching personal finance.”

Well done MHS!

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