‘Renewed purpose’ theme of 2023 Convocation for school employees


~ Press release provided by Page County Public Schools

LURAY, Aug. 18 ― On Friday, all employees of Page County Public Schools joined together at Luray High School for Convocation ceremonies to kick off the 2023-2024 school year.

Dr. Antonia Fox, Division Superintendent, spoke of having a renewed purpose for the school year. She encouraged everyone to find a sense of purpose, foster positive relationships with students and each other, and to believe in themselves.

PCPS celebrated individual school successes, as well as heard from division Teacher of Year, Valerie Ferrell of Stanley Elementary School, who talked about what she believes it takes to make a difference in students’ lives, while sharing stories of others whose lives have been impacted by a teacher such as administrators, custodians, bus drivers, secretaries, nutritional services workers.

Mr. David Cale, Principal of Page County High School, also spoke about the impact a student can have. Ethan Rodriguez, a PCHS graduate was awarded the Outstanding School Citizen Award for the Class of 2023.

The event was also attended by school board members, county representatives, and law enforcement agencies around the county.

PCPS is looking forward to an exciting and successful school year.

For more information about Page County Public Schools,

visit https://www.pagecounty.k12.va.us/o/pcps



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