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Now Offering 

Professional Development, Trainings, & Consultations

As part of our school wellness promotion initiative, we are happy to assist other schools in embracing a culture of wellness to promote academic success.  

If you would like additional information on our services, contact Holly Jenkins at hjenkins@rappahannockschools.us

Recent Presentations

  • October 6, 2018- American School Health Association Annual Conference- Indianapolis, IN

  • November 9, 2018- Virginia Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance Annual Conference, Virginia Beach, VA

  • November 15, 2018- Virginia School Boards Association Annual Convention- Williamsburg, VA

  • January 5, 2019- International Academic Forum on Education Conference, Honolulu, HI

  • March 14, 2019- Women Education Leaders in Virginia Annual Conference, Charlottesville, VA

  • March 14, 2019- Napa Valley Student Wellness Conference, Napa, CA

  • April 18, 2019- Southeastern School Behavioral Health Conference, Myrtle Beach, SC

  • April 29, 2019- Weight of the State Conference, Richmond, VA

  • July 2019- Virginia School Boards Association Conference on Education, Richmond, VA

  • July 2019- Virginia Association of Teachers of Family and Consumer Sciences Professional Development Institute, Virginia Beach, VA

  • October 3, 2019- National Wellness Institutes' National Wellness Conference, Kissimmee, FL

  • June 14, 2021- LFCC Education Consortium, Warrenton, VA

  • April 1, 2022- National School Boards Association National Conference, San Diego, CA

  • April 29, 2022- SHAPE America National Conference, New Orleans, LA

  • September 15, 2022- Student Mental Wellness Conference, San Diego, CA

  • November 3, 2022- National Conference on Child Health and Well-Being, Chicago, IL.

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Above- Jackie and Mandi had the honor of representing the C2BF team at the 2019 VSBA Conference on Education and had the opportunity to meet with Governor Ralph Northam.

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Above- On behalf of the C2BF team, Holly presented at the IAFOR International Conference on Education.

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Above- Holly, Jermey, and Jackie presented at the Student Mental Wellness Conference in San Diego.

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Above- The C2BF Team had the great honor of meeting the First Lady of Virginia, Ms. Pamela Northam, during the Weight of the State Conference on April 30th. 

Awards & Recognition
2017-  VSBA Food for Thought
The Commit to Be Fit program was presented an award by Governor McAuliffe as the recipient of the 2017 Virginia School Board Association’s Food for Thought Competition for wellness/physical activity. 
2019- Dr. Shannon Grimsley receives WELV 2019 Rising Star Award
RCPS Superintendent, Dr. Shannon Grimsley was presented with the Women Education Leaders in Virginia (WELV) 2019 Rising Star Award on March 15th at the 20th Annual WELV Conference in Charlottesville. 
2019-  RCHS named Virginia Living Top Schools 2019
In the October 2019 edition of Virginia Living Magazine, RCHS was recognized as one of the Virginia Living Top Schools 2019 for the Neuronasium.  
2019-  RCPS receives Local Food Hub's Trailblazer Award
Rappahannock County Public Schools was honored to be the recipient of Local Food Hub’s Trailblazer Award on Thursday, October 17th in Charlottesville, VA as a part of the Community Food Awards Ceremony. The RCPS Director of School Nutrition and Commit to Be Fit’s Nutritionist, Amanda Butler, accepted the award on behalf of the school division. Butler, along with our amazing cafeteria staff, has been integral in increasing the amount of fresh, locally sourced foods served in the RCPS cafeterias.
2022- RCES receives 2022 Virginia School Breakfast Award
RCES was one of five schools selected in the state of Virginia as a 2022 Virginia School Breakfast Award winner.  The selection was made based on a rubric that emphasized expanding student access to breakfast, focusing on the nutritional quality of foods offered, and serving more scratch-cooked local foods.  Thank you to all of our amazing cafeteria staff for providing healthy breakfasts and ensuring our students are nourished and ready to learn each day.

2024- RCHS receives 2024 Virginia School Breakfast Award
RCHS was presented with the 2024 Virginia School Breakfast Award by Ms. Huong Lam from the Virginia Department of Education - VDOE during National School Breakfast Week on Thursday, March 7th. The school was selected for this recognition after reintroducing the Second Chance Breakfast offering, which increased student participation by 50-60% and helped to combat absenteeism and tardies. Additionally, the cafeteria staff were recognized for reducing the sodium and sugar content of breakfast meals by offering fresher options that incorporate local produce. RCHS students have enjoyed inventive menu items such as the fun fruit breakfast pizza (topped with bananas, strawberries, or blueberries), tasty fruit parfaits, and refreshing smoothies such as the Apple Crisp Smoothie.  Thank you to Julie Banks and the remarkable cafeteria stay for all that you do to provide healthy and delicious meals for our students and staff.

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