Students, Staff, and Board Members Presenting at VSBA Conference
Henry County Public Schools was selected to present at the Virginia School Board Association's (VSBA) Conference this past November. The title of our session was, "Transforming the High School Experience." Magna Vista Principal, Mrs. JaMese Black, Mrs. Favero, the director of the Warrior Tech Academy, Warrior Tech Facilitators (Brooke Hankins and Josh Bocock) and Warrior Tech students lead the presentation. The presentation was well received by all who participated. I was most impressed by the students. Each of the Warrior Tech students described how Warrior Tech has impacted their learning. The students shared how they have changed for the better during their past couple of years in the program. They talked about how they have learned to work with others, advocate for their own learning, communicate more effectively, and take on new challenges. It was also exciting to hear the facilitators (teachers) talk about how Warrior Tech has had such a significant impact on their teaching practices. It is clear that Warrior Tech and programs like this will help prepare our students for their future. More importantly, we are helping our students develop skills that cannot be measured on any standardized test. We are preparing our students for life!