Bacon Open House

CCPS Innovative Teacher of the Month

October 2022

Bacon District Elementary

Principal: William Pettus

Teacher: Tonya Reed

Mrs. Reed, an experienced first-grade reading teacher, is this month’s Innovative teacher award winner. Mrs. Reed has returned to school to earn her Master’s degree as a Reading Specialist and is putting her new knowledge and techniques into practice in her classroom. Her students are challenged to grow as readers and writers with daily instructional activities that empathize skill development. Mrs. Reed is a great example of a dedicated professional who is willing to grow and learn so that her students can. 

Central Middle School

Principal: Jessica Pillow

Teacher:  Shannon Evans

Mrs. Shannon Evans is this month's innovative teacher award recipient. Mrs. Evans is always looking for exciting ways to get students engaged in her Science lessons.  Recently, Mrs. Evans was doing an experiment with surface tension using a penny. Mrs. Evans was able to use technology through the use of the document camera to project the experiment onto the Active Panel. This allowed the students throughout the room to easily see the entire experiment and actively participate. Congratulations Mrs. Evans! 

Eureka Elementary

Principal: Brian Hamilton

Teacher: Shelly Schrader

The recipient of the Innovative Teacher Award for October at Eureka is Mrs. Shelly Schrader. Mrs. Schrader is in her 8th year of teaching 4th grade math. During this time, Mrs. Schrader has constantly sought out new ways of presenting material to her students to assist them in understanding and recalling the concepts. She uses lots of mnemonic devices and other tricks to help her students recall steps and processes involved in completing mathematical computations and solving problems. She has created and researched different activities and games she can use in her classroom to help her students stay engaged while getting additional practice with feedback as they work. She also levels the activities and games so students can work at their ability level and gradually increase their ability to work with more complicated and difficult computations and problems. Mrs. Schrader is also always looking for new technology to help engage her students in learning. Mrs. Schrader started using Prodigy Math at Eureka a few years ago. She has also more recently started using 99math to provide students with opportunities to practice math computational skills while gathering data to aid her in planning instruction and differentiating learning for students. Mrs. Schrader has done all of this while also willingly sharing what she finds and how she teaches with others to benefit all of the students in our building, not just hers.

Phenix Elementary

Principal: Danny Richardson

Teacher:  Lisa Bradley

A veteran educator with instructional experience in New Mexico and Virginia, Mrs. Lisa Bradley continues to be an innovative teacher leader in the classroom.  Her integration of instructional technology coupled with her excellent relationship skills and wonderful instructional practices are why Phenix Elementary School is proud to present her with the Innovative Educator award for the month of October.


Principal: Erin Davis

Teacher: Kristin Barton

Randolph-Henry High School would like to recognize Kristin Barton as the October recipient of the Innovative Teacher Award. Mrs. Barton teaches English 10 as well as our Dual Enrollment English courses through Southside Virginia Community College.  She plays an active role as a senior sponsor at R-HHS by helping to coordinate important events such as the senior trip and graduation. Mrs. Barton is a highly innovative teacher. In fact, last year she received an award from the Southside Regional Technology Consortium for her use of technology in the classroom. This year, Mrs. Barton taught a lesson on the Victorian Era where she recreated a traditional Victorian-style tea party for her students. In addition, Mrs. Barton’s students took a field trip to the Wolfswood Faire for a fun-filled day of activities related to Macbeth and medieval times. To accompany a unit on Shakespeare, students also visited the American Shakespeare Center in Staunton, Virginia. Next month, Mrs. Barton’s students will visit the Poe Museum as well as the Valentine Museum. Her lessons create a truly immersive experience for students as they seek to read and understand works of literature from various eras. We commend Mrs. Kristen Barton for all of the opportunities that she provides to students in her literature classes.

Below is information about the Federal Communication Commission’s (FCC’s) Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP). This program provides support for households with their internet costs. You are likely eligible if your household’s income is below 200% of the Federal Poverty Line, or if you or someone you live with currently receives a government benefit like SNAP, Medicaid, SSI, WIC, Pell Grant, or Free and Reduced-Price Lunch.
To determine your eligibility select the link below:

The FCC’s Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) allows qualifying households to reduce their internet costs by up to $30/month ($75/month on Tribal lands). is a simple, easy-to-use website with details on how households can sign up for ACP and find participating providers in their area. Several companies additionally committed to offer ACP-eligible families at least one high-speed plan for $30/month or less, with no additional fees and no data caps. This means that if households apply their ACP benefit to one of these plans, they would have no out-of-pocket cost for internet.

Eligibility status questions should be directed to Ms. Christine Powell at 434-542-5151 or at [email protected].

Below are after-school remediation programming dates for the 2022-2023 school year.

September: 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22, 27, 29 

October: 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27 

November: 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 29

December: 1, 6, 8 

January: 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26, 31

February: 2, 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23, 28

March: 2, 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23, 28, 30

April: 4, 6, 18, 20, 25, 27 

May: 2, 4, 9, 11

  Please click here for Remediation Bus Routes       


This is a reminder that the wireless hot spots are set up at each elementary school and at the School Board Office parking lots. The network is open twenty-four hours, seven days a week, and is intended for students and the community to use until further notice. 

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