The Colonial Beach School Board, at its regular June meeting, presented six employees with plaques for the years of service to the school system.
Five of the employees have worked with CBPS for more than 30 years. The sixth employee honored was Betty Lou Conklin. She is retiring after eight years with the school system and many more with Woodland Academy.
Superintendent Kevin Newman thanked Shawna Gonzalez, 34 years; Bev Horner, 37 years; Ronnie Peyton, 39 years; Kathy Greenlaw, 39 years; and Wanda Reed for her 40 years of service. Two students were recognized, but were not there, for receiving over 200 stickers in the elementary school Drifter Pride program, Brooklyn Delane and Adrian Martinez.
Athletic Director Jeremy Jack presented his final report to CBPS as he moves on to his next adventure. School board chair, Tim Trivett, vowed that the Drifters would defeat Jack’s team in the August 25 football opener.
In Drifter sports this year 71 girls and 70 boys participated. This is a large percentage of the school membership. Next year the Virginia High School League (VHSL) goes back to playing by district instead of conferences. CBHS will return to the Northern Neck District.
CB Elementary School principal Michele Coates reported that her students had surpassed the original goal of 4,000 positive office referrals by enormous amounts. They ended the year with 5,675 positive referrals.