Isle of Wight schools getting ready

Published 11:30 am Friday, August 19, 2016

Whether you want to believe it or not, only a little more than two weeks remains before the start of public school on Tuesday, Sept. 6.

Before that, though, there’s lot of preparation on both sides. Teachers are anticipated to return soon and ready their classroom and lesson plans. Parents and students are likely shopping for new clothes and supplies.

Speaking of which, the schools listed in the Isle of Wight County Public School website ( have their individual greetings and instructions about school supplies and procedures.

• “It’s going to be a great year at Windsor Elementary School,” Principal Ellen Couch writes on the school’s site. “I look forward to seeing the students and families as we celebrate the start of the 2016-17 school year.

“We are going to be “Digging Deeper” into learning this year and it is an exciting time to be a student in IWCS!!! We also have a new reading series for grades K-2 through American Reading Company.”

Open House will be on Thursday, Sept. 1, from 2 to 7 p.m.

• Hey, Bulldogs! If you need to know what’s what at Carrsville Elementary for the coming year, visit the website at

“I will work diligently to provide a safe and nurturing learning environment for all children,” writes Principal Clint Walters of Carrsville Elementary. “I look forward to developing strong relationships with you and your student this year. Indeed, ‘Our Future is Bright!’”

The Kindergarten screening is scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 25, from 1 to 4 p.m. Open House will be on Thursday, Sept. 1, from 2 to 7 p.m.

• At the Georgie D. Tyler Middle School site, Principal Jessica Harding welcomes everyone back with a commitment to educating the students:

“This promises to be a year filled with golden opportunities for all of our students as we strive to embark on this journey into deeper learning with a pledge to you, our students and parents, that this will be a year of engaging, meaningful and rigorous work in our classrooms, combined with a plethora of activities to encourage our Titans to be involved and stay connected!”

The open house for Titans is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 1, from 2 to 7 p.m.

• Windsor High School will have its Open House on Wednesday, Aug. 31, from 6 to 8 p.m., during which students can get class schedules, tour the building, meet teachers and even buy parking spaces if needed; these are each $100 for the year. An orientation for freshman and other new students is scheduled earlier for 2:30 to 5:30 p.m.

You can access each school at and go to their respective sites.