CodeRVA Regional High School
CodeRVA Regional High School is proud to announce the opening of the online application system for the 2018-2019 school year. The application system for CodeRVA will remain open until February 23, 2018. Rising 9th graders in 2018-2019 from participating school divisions may apply. Participating school divisions include Chesterfield, Colonial Heights, Cumberland, Dinwiddie, Hanover, Henrico, Hopewell City, New Kent, Petersburg City, Powhatan, Prince George, Richmond City, and Sussex. For information about the application process, student eligibility, and the application, please click here.
Writing on the Wall - ages 12-17
Richmond Young Writers
2707 West Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23220
Sunday, February 25th, 2-5pm
With Caesar, $40
For this workshop, we’re partnering with a nationally-recognized graffiti writer and mural painter to explore the relationship between art and language. Caesar is a master of the succinctly-expressed message, and he’ll be leading participants through a multi-faceted, interactive discussion of how his strategies can be applied to their writing, starting with the power of a single word. Just as there is beauty to be found in the elaborate and massive graffiti productions which take weeks to complete, so it exists in the fast and loose elegance of a 10-second tag done with a marker. To translate this concept into the world of creative writing, we will compare the wandering, lush descriptions of writers like Mark Twain to the elegance and power of lines - and single words - by poets like Louise Glück. Register here!
Service Academy Day 2018
215 East Main Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Saturday, March 24, 2018
10:00am - 1:00pm (Doors open at 9:30am)
Senator Mark R. Warner invites high school and middle school students, their parents, and guidance counselors to Academy Day 2018. Attendees will be provided a comprehensive overview of the United States service academies
and their admission processes. In addition, students will be able to meet with officials from all five academies as well as representatives from ROTC programs, Virginia Tech, and the Virginia Military Institute. Representatives from Virginia Congressional offices will be available to answer questions regarding the application procedures for congressional nominations. Click here for more information!
Archaeology – Spring Break Camp
Henricus Historical Park Rd.
Chester, Virginia 23836
April 2 – 6th, 9 – 4 p.m.
Ages 8 - 12
- Learn archaeology excavation technologies and techniques
- Participate in field laboratory activities
- Sort, clean, repair and identify artifacts
- Work with 400 year old maps; learn to identify the environment of the past
- See how archaeology can help create a “living history museum” like Henricus
- Take a field trip to an active archaeological “dig”
Call 804-318-8797 to Register
2018 Peace Essay Contest
Richmond Peace Education Center
3500 Patterson Avenue
Richmond VA 23221
Deadline April 26
The annual Peace Essay contest sponsored by the Richmond Peace Education is now open for entries. The theme for this year’s contest is “Remembering All of Virginia’s History.” The writing prompt asks students what people or events are not included among Virginia’s monuments? What new monument could help tell a more complete history, and build understanding and respect among all Virginians? They’re asked to describe what a new monument might look like and where it might it be placed. The contest is open to all elementary, middle, and high school students in Virginia. It offers a top prize of $100 in each of four grade divisions: K-2, 3-5, middle, and high school. Seven additional cash prizes are awarded in each division. Teachers are encouraged to use the contest’s writing prompt as they prepare students for the annual SOL writing tests. Click here for more information.
Saint Gertrude High School Summer Camps
3215 Stuart Avenue
Richmond, VA 23221
June 11-15 and June 18-22
Summer is here. Let the fun begin! Register today. June 11 - 15 & June 18 - 22. Open to girls, rising 5th - 9th grade. Offerings: Cooking, Theatre Arts, Sewing, Coding, Robotics, Art, STEAM, Irish Dance, Lacrosse, Field Hockey, Volleyball, Basketball, CPR & First Aid, Knitting & Crochet. To see full camp listings or to register, click here.
From Jump Rope to Stethoscope
Application available: April 2018
Program dates: July 2018
Rolling admissions; apply early
The VCU Pipeline endeavors to increase student diversity within each of the VCU health sciences schools with the purpose of creating a culturally competent health care workforce.
It’s never too early to jump-start a student’s interest in science and health careers. Middle school programs vary greatly and provide exposure to health careers, tutoring, and life-skill development. From Jump Rope to Stethoscope is a community outreach program offered through the VCU Health System Human Resources’ Office of Workforce Development and Strategy to introduce children to the health care field through a wide variety of experiences, including nursing camps, school career days, hospital tours and health care clubs. Click here for more information!
The following list of community events and opportunities are listed as a courtesy and in good faith for OHS families. Events and organizations listed are not affiliated with or endorsed by OHS in any official capacity and we encourage you to look into them to make sure they are the right fit for your family.