George Mason Elementary School

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  • My name is Mrs. Kimberly Cook and I am excited to be the new Principal of George Mason Elementary. I am honored to have been selected to lead such an amazing school.  I am entering my 25th year in education and I truly believe that all students can and will learn.  I am an advocate for students and families and I will work diligently to raise the bar on the teaching and the learning at George Mason.   I plan to get to know each student by name and need and I look forward to partnering with you to ensure success for all.  I will encourage the students every day and I will help to build a school climate in which every child feels a sense of significance, belonging, and fun. 

    I look forward to partnering with you this school year.  We all know that it takes a village to raise a child.  I encourage you to come in and meet with me to discuss your hopes and dreams for your child this year and beyond.  Children with involved parents have better academics, better attendance, and better behavior.   September is Attendance Awareness month and we want to have 100% of the students attend school every day in September.  I encourage you to make this a priority for all George Mason students in grades K-5.   

    The 2019-2020 School Year is going to be a wonderful year of learning.   Let’s Go Jaguars!!!

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  • Parents + Attendance = Student Success

    The PASS docket, a new RPS and Richmond Juvenile Court initiative, aims to lower chronic absenteeism across the division by connecting students and families with wraparound supports while enforcing school attendance through the legal system.

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  • Seven RPS Teachers Honored with the 2019 R.E.B. Awards for Teaching Excellence

    Seven Richmond Public School teachers were recently honored with the prestigious R.E.B. Awards for Teaching Excellence during a ceremony at the Virginia Museum of History and Culture.

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  • RPS Launches New Crossing Guard Pilot Program

    “While the focus is on the safety of our students and families, we are also very intentional about creating safe and loving school environments through this pilot,” said RPS Superintendent Jason Kamras. “Each crossing guard from the program works at that school, so they are already familiar with the school community, which empowers them to continue to build on their relationships with students and families.”

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  • Home Visits Initiative Builds Trusting and Meaningful Relationships with Families

    "Our parents are experts on their children. We believe that parents and teachers are co-educators, each just as important as the other,” said Dr. Shadae Harris, RPS Chief Engagement Officer. “All families have the ability to assist their child in their academic success and high impact family engagement strategies, such as home visits, can happen in everyone's home.”

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  • RPS Administrators Attend Trauma-Responsive Leadership Training

    “In alignment with Dreams4RPS, this training is a significant step for our division in ensuring that our teachers, support staff, and administrators have the skills necessary to effectively and compassionately serve all of our students who may have been impacted by trauma,” said Harry Hughes, RPS Chief of Schools. “Through a thorough understanding of trauma-responsive practices, coupled with our deep care and commitment to our students, we can work together to minimize the impact that this stress has on their lives so that they can focus their minds on learning.”

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  • RPS Announces 2019 Athletic Hall of Fame Class

    "It is an honor to celebrate the rich legacy of RPS athletics,” said Stefanie Ramsey, RPS Coordinator of Health, Physical Education, and Athletics. “Each of these outstanding athletes represents the best in RPS and in their own lives and communities. We are thrilled to recognize each inductee this evening for their dedication and achievements.”

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  • RPS’ Power Scholars See Gains in Reading and Math

    “In alignment with our strategic plan, Dreams4RPS, we are committed to working with the City and our partners to provide high-quality out-of-school-time options for our students,” said RPS Superintendent Jason Kamras. “Power Scholars is a great example of what our students are capable of when they have access to rigorous and exciting opportunities and the tools they need to succeed. I’m grateful for this collaboration with the YMCA, BellXcel, and Walmart and we’re excited to begin planning for Power Scholars 2020.”

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  • One Richmond One Book Kick-Offs at Elementary Schools Across the City

    “It’s critically important to have parents, guardians and caretakers be actively engaged in the lives of their children, and the One Richmond One Book program inspires that engagement through the joy of reading,” said Mayor Levar Stoney, who read at four Richmond elementary schools in support of the program last year. “I’m absolutely thrilled our students, families, and schools will have the opportunity to read and share three more books together again this school year.”

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