Loudoun County Public Schools - Adult Education

LCPS Adult Education Division provides quality adult education programs for Loudoun County residents.

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Virginia Department of Education - VDOE

Show your support for our teachers this week!


GED Testing Service

"Having a high school diploma or #GED opens up so many new opportunities for you! I personally got my GED so I could get hired into my job at Denso. I'll also start college with hopes of getting a degree in accounting!" -Mahala


Loudoun County Government

#Loudoun County has renewed its call for monetary donations to purchase personal protective equipment for local health care providers who face a critical need for PPE as they respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. https://bit.ly/35xv41G


Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce

Today Governor Northam announced Virginia’s plan to “Reopen Virginia” and move into Phase 1 of the Governor’s three phase plan. In order to move into Phase 1, the Governor has extended Executive Order 53 to May 14th. ➡️ What does Phase 1 mean for Loudoun? Read the blog: https://www.loudounchamber.org/what-does-phase-1-mean-for-loudoun-businesses/


Loudoun County Public Schools

Teacher Appreciation Week 2020 is one unlike any other. Loudoun County Public Schools Teachers are not in their classrooms right now, yet their contributions to our community have never been more important. Their virtual work to provide continuity of learning and social-emotional support for students is helping families through one of the most challenging times in our nation’s history. We invite families to email their teachers this week with messages of encouragement and thanks.

For the fifth year, the Virginia Lottery is encouraging students, parents and the general public to send thank-you notes to Virginia's deserving public school teachers during National Teacher Appreciation Week, May 4 – 8. With both students and teachers working hard from home, now's your chance to send a digital thank-you note to show your appreciation. Your favorite teacher could win a Virginia vacation and prizes for your school! Visit https://thankateacherva.com/ to participate.

Recognition for this year’s Loudoun County Teacher of the Year nominees has been postponed due to COVID-19, so we are using Teacher Appreciation Week to highlight the outstanding work done by these nominees.

Michelle Amend, Little River Elementary, Kindergarten Teacher
“Mrs. Amend has had a wide range of experiences with parents and in a multitude of different types of meetings and educational needs. She has served as the team leader for kindergarten for a number of years, the health and wellness ambassador for the school, organizer of the Kindergarten Orientation, the advisor for the Teacher Cadet program (student teachers), and finally as a valued member of our school community. She has the ability to smile through tough conversations, hold fast to the educational principles being presented that are based on data, and to comfort parents to understand the process and needs for the student. Mrs. Amend is consistently student focused – dedicated to doing ‘whatever it takes’ to best assist, support, and encourage all of her students.”—Kevin Murphy, Principal

Scot Braun, Belmont Ridge Middle School, Civics Teacher
“Mr. Scot Braun is an asset to the Belmont Ridge school community. His biggest contribution to the school is his ability to build strong and lasting relationships with everyone he works with. Whether it is with his peers collaborating on lesson design or professional development, or with his students in and outside of his classroom, Mr. Braun lives a life which is dedicated to the people he interacts with. Mr. Braun cares about people and his lasting legacy is to leave a trail of good experiences and good memories wherever he goes and with whomever he meets.”—Felicia Lewis, Dean

David Stephenson, Farmwell Station Middle School, Business Education Teacher
“David Stephenson is one of those teachers that epitomizes what we want from all teachers. He inspires his students through building relationships with them that make school relevant and enjoyable. In our school he teaches every single student in his keyboarding class at one time or another. As a result, students talk to him daily as they walk through the halls whether they have class with him or not. He provides opportunities for students to connect with the real world in his Young Entrepreneur’s Club and through additional activities after school such as Shark Tank contestants presenting their ideas to local business judges. He makes learning meaningful and exciting! “—Sherryl Loya, Principal

Steven Bills, Stone Bridge High School, English Teacher
“Mr. Bills is a leader in education due to his superior content knowledge and his dedication to his students. Writing is thinking and the students that he serves all demonstrate their thinking with their amazing writing ability. Mr. Bills has led the Stone Bridge Writing Center to be one of the leading writing centers at the high school level in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Our students are highly prepared for the rigor of college writing because of the excellent work of Mr. Bills.”—Timothy Flynn, Principal

Megan O’Brien, Brambleton Middle School, Social Science and Global Studies Teacher
”Ms. O’Brien is an innovative teacher who is grounded in providing her students with authentic opportunities to interact with the Civics curriculum. She has led school wide service-learning activities to embed the importance of service into our students’ lives. She led this work by creating service-learning opportunities for 1500 students throughout Northern Virginia. Students worked with Arlington Cemetery, Boulder Crest Retreat, nursing homes, and our very own Brambleton Community. She is a collaborator, creator, critical thinker, contributor, and communicator in all aspects of her professional journey. As a teacher leader, she navigates change in her department with grace and a collaborative spirit.”—Renee Dawson, Principal

Tara Ballenger, Emerick Elementary, Second Grade Teacher
“Ms. Tara Ballenger inspires dreamers to become doers. She comes to school each day with the best attitude and loves each student that walks through her doors. She finds the best in each child and makes them feel loved. Her creativity leads to excitement in her classroom daily. She is a true gift to education.”—Dawn Haddock, Principal



Today is Giving Tuesday Now, a global day to come together – from a safe distance.

We see the hard work you put in, day in and day out, and we wanted to take today as an opportunity to share good vibes with the world.

Tell us about the little wins, the strength or skills you have earned through recent trials – tag @ProLiteracy and use the hashtags #ProLiteracy #SupportAdultLiteracy and #GivingTuesdayNow.


Loudoun County Government

See #Loudoun County's daily COVID-19 report: Monday, April 13, 2020.
✔️New rental assistance program
✔️Route 9 closure coming up
✔️Governor Northam updates


Loudoun County Public Library

Western Loudoun: We're extending our Wi-Fi signals at Lovettsville, Middleburg & Purcellville libraries for in-car use! 📶 Signals are available 24/7 from anywhere in the parking lots to access information about COVID-19 and complete any other type of essential online business, such as ordering groceries or other household supplies. Please stay in your vehicle or maintain a distance of approximately 6 feet from others.

whro.org 04/14/2020

State Superintendent Announces Launch Of 'VA TV Classroom' By Virginia Public Television Stations

whro.org Four Virginia public media stations will broadcast teacher-led classroom instruction into homes across the state beginning Monday, April 13.

uscourts.gov 04/14/2020

Online Tools Make Civics Accessible to Teachers, Parents, and Teens

We really liked this resource for those teaching civics. It comes to us directly from the source. We hope you enjoy the series, and become a fan of the US Courts. https://www.uscourts.gov/news/2020/03/25/online-tools-make-civics-accessible-teachers-parents-and-teens?utm_campaign=usc-news&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

uscourts.gov In communities forced to quarantine because of the coronavirus (COVID-19), social studies teachers are venturing into the distance learning space and parents are seeking ways to keep homebound teenagers constructively occupied. A series of U.S. Courts online civics resources can help fill this void,...

lcps.org 03/12/2020

Loudoun County Public Schools / Overview


Loudoun County Public Schools are closed for the remainder of the school year 2019-2020. Our office is also closed.

All Adult Education classes have transitioned to online classes with the exception of Enrichment Classes.

We apologize for the inconvenience; however, given the rapidly evolving situation with the COVID-19 virus, we are making this decision out of an abundance of caution.

Please visit the LCPS website, www.lcps.org for updates. Thank you for your support and understanding.


businessinsider.com 03/09/2020

7 science-backed reasons you should make art, even if you're bad at it

Who knew!? Even adults should be doodling. https://www.businessinsider.com/why-you-should-make-art-even-if-youre-bad-2016-6?fbclid=IwAR03pRvrOWHHn3LYdgUmiPrs_aB_6hbHqymYqLh_APU0xcpfr8UhErdxaxI&IR=T%3Futm_source%3Dfacebook&utm_medium=referral&utm_content=topbar&utm_term=mobile&referrer=facebook

businessinsider.com Artistic pursuits aren't just fun — scientific research shows that they're actually strengthening your brain.


Dear Adult Education Community, Voice Over is back! Check out the details below. This class might be for you.

climate.nasa.gov 02/24/2020

Earth 360: The call of science

Take a look at our planet as our scientist see it! Absolutely beautiful. https://climate.nasa.gov/climate_resource_center/earth-360?utm_source=The+Hechinger+Report&utm_campaign=74ee41c72d-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_FOL_2019_07_03_04_22&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_d3ee4c3e04-74ee41c72d-322695941

climate.nasa.gov Join NASA Earth scientists for a 360-degree view of our planet as they head into the field to study ice in Greenland and coral reefs in Hawaii.

websiteplanet.com 02/21/2020

Are You Talking Aloud? Or Is Talking Allowed? Watch What You Write, to Make Sure it's Right

Read these tips to improve your English Language Comprehension.

websiteplanet.com Homophones, they are everywhere. Words that look the same and/or sound the same can easily be confused. For example, if

sciencealert.com 02/20/2020

Without These Basic Math Skills, Study Finds You Can't Make Effective Life Decisions

This article explains why we must pay attention to the numbers!! Very informative.

sciencealert.com Almost a third of American adults don't have the math skills necessary to make effective decisions about their health and finances.

lcps.org 12/10/2019

Instructional Programs / Adult Education

Dear Adult Education Community,

We are so pleased to announce our new Spring 2020 Catalog is ready to view! Download you copy today at: www.lcps.org/adulted

lcps.org Registration for General Education Classes.  Registration Starts January 6th, 2020 .  Dowload your copy below.  To enroll click on: Online Registration 


Tenemos clases de Ingles! Registro comienza en Noviembre. Llama para hacer tu cita.


Dear Adult Education Community, our English Language Learners Program will open registration soon! Check out the details, here



Thank you to The Library of Congress for awarding ProLiteracy the David M. Rubenstein Prize for outstanding and measurable contribution to increasing literacy levels.


biz.loudoun.gov 09/05/2019

You Probably Drive Past Your Dream Job Every Day - Loudoun County Economic Development, VA

biz.loudoun.gov You’re still wasting hours commuting, which has been linked to poor physical and mental health. You deserve better: a new job in Loudoun County.


Virginia Department of Education - VDOE

As schools across the Commonwealth get settled into the new academic year, @GovernorVA urges motorists to do their part to keep Virginia’s students safe #BacktoSchoolVA2019

Click here for more on the importance of #SchoolBusSafety: http://bit.ly/2m0oazj

utdailybeacon.com 09/05/2019

GED to PhD: Tennessee Doctoral Fellow Marcia Chavez on her educational journey

utdailybeacon.com High school graduates are often expected to follow a certain path: College. But what happens to those who are unable to earn their high school degrees?


Loudoun County Government

The #Loudoun County Government Center’s Harrison Street entrance will close to the public effective Sept. 9, 2019. Visitors will enter the building through the main entrance located on the courtyard side opposite the parking garage. Details here: www.loudoun.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=5167


GED Testing Service

Ease your back to school jitters by being completely prepared. Buy GED Flash and get 50% off GED Ready for the same subject. Master your skills with practice questions and follow them up with a practice test! Offer ends August 31st!


Rust Library

Great news: Kanopy streaming video service is now available from Loudoun County Public Library! You get to choose 10 titles per month from a collection of 30,000 indie films, documentaries and classics. Plus: There’s an entire site just for kids and over 5,000 Great Courses with unlimited viewing! Just enter your library card number to get started.

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Loudoun County Government

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in effect through 10:00 p.m. tonight, Wednesday, August 21, 2019, for #Loudoun and the region due to the potential for damaging thunderstorms. The primary threat will be damaging winds. Details here: http://bit.ly/2Z4mR4S


Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce

In partnership with the The Official Loudoun County Public Schools Community School Initiative, supporting children and teachers at Title 1 schools in our community, we are collecting school supplies at the Business @ Breakfast event on August 8th, or you are welcome to drop-off supplies at the LCCC office by August 16th. 📓🖍✂️ Supplies needed: Crayons, Binder Dividers, Paper (all kinds), Dry-erase markers, Notebooks, and Backpacks for Middle/High School aged kids. Thanks for your participation! Register for the Breakfast here: https://www.loudounchamber.org/events/businessbreakfast-8-2019/

fredericknewspost.com 08/03/2019

At FCC, father and daughter reach education milestone together

fredericknewspost.com Stefanny Ramirez, 20, took the stage at Frederick Community College on Monday night clad in a black robe and cap and wearing what looked like 5-inch nude-colored high heels. She


GED Testing Service

Summer is almost over. If you haven’t gotten a head start on your GED, your time is running out! Today is the last day to snag 25% off GED Live online courses. Hurry before it’s too late! https://ged.com/study/ged_classes/

bookriot.com 08/03/2019

The Most Popular Library Books In The US, January-March 2019

bookriot.com These are the most popular liibrary books across the country in the first part of 2019 and it's quite an interesting spread!

mashable.com 08/03/2019

This math equation is dividing the internet, and no one can agree on an answer

mashable.com 1 or 16? You'll need to show your work on this one.

qz.app.do 08/03/2019


qz.app.do Think you know your social studies? Take our quiz and test your knowledge!

loudountimes.com 08/03/2019

Loudoun County to host region's first Special Olympics

loudountimes.com Loudoun County is set to host the region’s first Special Olympics in the fall of 2020.


Inova Blood Donor Services

It is critical for all eligible donors to make time to donate and encourage others to donate. Sign up at inovablood.org. Thank you for your support!

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