Two-Year Associate Degree Program – Agricultural Technology @ Virginia Tech

Greetings from the Agricultural Technology Program in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Virginia Tech!  We would like to invite you and/or your students to our Ag Tech Open House on March 1, 2014 on the Virginia Tech campus.   This is a great opportunity for prospective students and educators to learn more about the unique education that Ag Tech can provide in the fields of   Landscape & Turf Management    or   Applied Agricultural Management.

Please register online at by February 25th.  The attached flyers have more information about the Open House and the Ag Tech Program in general.  Feel free to post these flyers in your classrooms or make them available to interested students or administrators.

Recruitment Flyer 2014


  • ·         Admissions requirements for Ag Tech are posted at:   There are no admissions test requirements (including SAT) for our Program. 
  • ·         Typically, 95 percent of our graduates are employed in their fields of interest within six months after graduation.


CGS PTO College Forum-All Students Invited


Anxious about the college admissions process?
Come to an informative, candid discussion about
Selective College Admissions
Thursday, March 6
7 – 8:30 p.m.
Learn about college admission directly from admission professionals at selective private and public institutions in the Commonwealth. Experts from the College of William and Mary, University of Richmond, University of Virginia, and University of Mary Washington will share insights into the following topics:
 The College Search
 The Selective Admissions Process
 The Power of the College Essay
 Financial Aid and Scholarships
This program, co-sponsored by the Commonwealth Governor’s School (but not JUST for CGS students), is designed for college-bound high-school students and their parents and will be held on the Fredericksburg campus of the University of Mary Washington in George Washington Hall, Dodd Auditorium. Parking is available in the George Washington lot, Double Drive, and along College Avenue. Visit the UMW website for directions.
No registration is required. The event is free and open to the public. Questions? Call 540/654-2000 or email


Kohl’s to honor more than 2,300 youth with nearly $400,000 in scholarships and prizes
MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis., February 3, 2014 – The Kohl’s Department Stores(NYSE: KSS) Kohl’s Cares Scholarship Program will award nearly $400,000 in scholarships and prizes this year to more than 2,300 young volunteers who have made a positive impact in their communities. Nominations for kids ages six to 18 will be accepted January 31 – March 14 at Kohl’s is encouraging parents, teachers, neighbors and friends to nominate outstanding youth, in celebration of their time, energy and passion to helping others.

Scholarships for Local Students – All Processes Now Online!


The Community Foundation has nearly $140,000 to offer area seniors!

The Community Foundation’s Scholarship Program is made up of 38 different scholarship funds established by generous individuals and families that want to assist our area young people by advancing education. We’ve added 6 new funds since last year!
To learn about these opportunities, students should visit our website  .

Spring SAT Prep Course Offered at CHS

The spring SAT prep course will begin on Tuesday, February 4.The course will be offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays after school until the Saturday, March 8, 2014 test date. The application has more details.  If you are interested in participating, please see Dr. Burruss in the guidance office for an application.  She can be reached at 804-633-9886 ext 16 or at .

Chesapeake Bay Gov. School Information Session Reminder

Just a reminder that there will be a Chesapeake Bay Governor’s School information session held on Thursday, January 6, 2014 at 5:00 pm in the CHS Library. This session is geared toward current 9th graders who are interested in applying to CBGS for the 2014-2015 school year (middle school students are encouraged to attend too). Students and instructors from CBGS will be present to answer questions, and applications will be made available at the information session as well. Interested students and parents are encouraged to attend.

Financial Aid Workshop Reminder 1/9/14 at 6:00 pm

Just a reminder that the Financial Aid Workshop is scheduled for this Thursday, January 9, at 6:00 pm in the CHS auditorium. If you are planning to attend college–no matter what grade you are in–you and your parents are invited to attend. There will be lots of great financial aid information shared. A representative from Germanna Community College’s Financial Aid office will be present to provide an overview of the financial aid process (no matter where you want to attend).

UVA High School Visitation for Engineering, Feb 22, 2014

The Society of Women Engineers at the University of Virginia invites high school sophomores and juniors to apply for a place in our High School Visitation Program, taking place February 22, 2014. The program gives young women a comprehensive look at engineering fields and at UVA’s engineering curriculum through informative speakers and hands-on design activities. The program is designed to benefit participants with all levels of engineering experience. We particularly target those students who are not yet familiar with the field but may be interested in applying to engineering schools or pursuing an engineering career. Applications must be postmarked by January 24, 2014.If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at Thank you for your time!

Applications can be obtained in the CHS School Counseling office. 

Sarah Watson & Nicole Williams

High School Outreach Co-Chairs, UVa SWE

UVa Society of Women Engineers