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  • Wellness Wednesday: Stretch

    Posted by Emily Smith on 6/9/2021 10:50:00 AM
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  • Feature Friday: Agriculture and Natural Resources Program

    Posted by Emily Smith on 6/4/2021 11:45:00 AM

    Agriculture and Natural Resources Program:  Taking a Greener Route to Success

    Interested in taking a greener route to the Agriculture and Natural Resources Program?  Stafford County Public Schools (SCPS) has the perfect program to build your skills!

    Open to high school students starting their sophomore year, the Agriculture and Natural Resources Program introduces students to a career in Horticulture, Greenhouse Plant Production and Management, and Landscaping. Though held at North Stafford High School, students at any SCPS high school may enroll in the program.

    By completing an Agriculture and Natural Resources Program, students can earn an industry credential while in the program and hands-on experience with floriculture, greenhouse operations, landscape design, nursery plant production, and turf management. 


    The Agriculture and Natural Resources curriculum features the use of soil and other plant-growing media where students experience identifying, propagating, and growing horticulture plants in the greenhouse and land laboratory. Students also learn the operating procedures of a nursery and greenhouse, maintain nursery crops,  and plan, design, and execute a landscape.

    Upon completion of the Agriculture and Natural Resource Program, students will have a work-based learning experience in the field. Agriculture program students collaborate on service learning projects where they address issues in the community with agriculture science solutions.  A CTECS Workplace Readiness credential may be earned while in the agriculture program. Students may continue developing their knowledge through a secondary education program, college, or university. Students also have the opportunity to go to work right after high school as an apprentice or an intern. 

    If you would like more information about the Agriculture and Natural Resources program, contact your school counselor for more information.


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  • Wellness Wednesday: Spend Time Outside

    Posted by Emily Smith on 6/2/2021 12:00:00 PM

    With summer just around the corner, SCPS encourages families to make plans to enjoy the outdoors with family. Spending time outdoors is one of the fastest ways to improve health and happiness. #SCPSStrong

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  • Wellness Wednesday: Mental Health Awareness Month

    Posted by Emily Smith on 5/26/2021 10:30:00 AM
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  • Wellness Wednesday: Shadow Drawings

    Posted by Emily Smith on 5/19/2021 11:30:00 AM

    Stafford County Public Schools Wellness Wednesday Maintaining Mental and Physical Wellness at SCPS

    This Wellness Wednesday, we challenge you to create shadow drawings. Creating art allows us to disconnect from stress, express inner thoughts, and even meditate. Shadow drawing is a fun, outdoor, art activity that teaches kids about the sun and helps them practice drawing! All you need is a little sunlight and drawing supplies! #SCPSWellnessWednesday

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