What’s happening?

IB freshmen, Ryan Henry and Madhur Choudhury won third place at Debate Regionals in the Public Forum Category on Saturday, March 17.  The students now advance to Super Regionals at Hampton High School. Good luck!

Read the RTD article on IB senior Matthew Whelan and other teammates on their performance at States.  Way to go!

Congratulations to the following IB Tigers on placing in the Scholastic Writing Competition: Ryan Henry, Claire Jun, Zainab Rahman, Anaya Surve, Minnie Zhang.

Congrats to the following IBers for placing at the Regional Scholastic Art & Writing Competition: Adelle Blankinship, Jack Lacy, Zoe Manring, Patrick Yuson

Calling all IB students! Join the Scholastic Bowl Team. See the flyer for information on the December meeting.

What do HCPS IB students have to say on being “principled?” Just watch! Principled video

Mathnasium is looking for high school students who are strong in math and have an interest in tutoring. See the flyer for information.

A big congratulations to Cross Country runner and IB junior, Ben Wasik, for qualifying for States, held on Friday, November 10 at Great Meadows. Way to go!

Pilot Pen along with director Shonda Rhimes are looking for student overachievers to offer a $12500 educational grant. Do you help to make a difference in others’ lives outside of the classroom? If so, the next grant winner could be you! Essay submissions are due by December 31, 2017 click the link for additional grant information

If you were unable to attend the MYP Parent Meeting, here is the presentation

Support the JRT Swim Team by eating at Chick-Fil-A on Parham. ALL. DAY. LONG. Chick Fil A Spirit Night

During Summer 2017 IB sophomore, Allie S., volunteered with Global Leadership Adventures to help build compost toilets in Ghana.



IBMA is soliciting t-shirt designs. Submit yours by October 20 to https://tinyurl.com/ibmatshirtcontest  See Mrs. Harper with any questions.

VCU Dental Scholars is accepting applications for its after-school program. Visit DHSD.VCU.EDU or call 827-0982 for more information and to apply.

Towson University in Maryland wants you to know they guarantee 30 transfer credits for IB diploma holders.  Learn about their policies here

The VMFA needs volunteers to help with an event to celebrate the art of Latin America on Saturday, September 16. See the flyer for more details and other upcoming events.

The Richmond Folk Festival is looking for volunteers during the weekend of October 13-15.  Enjoy some great live music while helping this major Richmond event come together.  Contact Diane Muska at dianerichmondfolkfest@gmail.com or (804)229-2550 to sign up.

Apply to take a course at Richmond’s MathScience Innovation Center. Nanoscience: Small Doors Open Big Futures is taught over three days in August.  The course includes anticipated field trips to 4Wave–the industry leader in thin film nanotechnology material science and products,  VCU depts of Biology, Physics, and Engineering, plus hands on nanoinstrumentation from Penn State. The students will engage in many hands-on activities geared toward this innovative, cutting edge science.  Workforce development and career opportunities will also be addressed.  Visit mymsic.org  for more information.  Submit a completed  application to:

ATTN: Yvonne Pfluger

2401 Hartman Street
Richmond, VA 23223
804-343-6525 x231
FAX: 804-343-6529

Congrats to the Tucker Tennis Team on their win over Freeman!


Check out a few short videos about the DP and how it fits into college preparation and acceptance.     http://blogs.ibo.org/university-applications/



New research from the IB on the Diploma Program is now available.  See the link below for more http://www.ibo.org/globalassets/digital-tookit/brochures/1510-dp-infographic-en.pdf?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=New%20resources%20for%20the%20new%20year&utm_content=New%20resources%20for%20the%20new%20year+CID_f7b013a3299e48a82f8ee4e9383f1b86&utm_source=IBA%20email%20marketing&utm_term=DP%20infographic

IB has a new webpage dedicated to helping parents understand the programs offered by IB World Schools. http://www.ibo.org/en/information-for-parents/?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=IB+Global+News+8++2015++English&utm_content=IB+Global+News+8++2015++English+CID_00a98c367649bb217610ac583216a0ca&utm_source=IB%20Newsletters%20Email%20marketing&utm_term=Visit%20the%20parents%20page  The IB has also published a helpful document that outlines university recognition policies.  Here is the spreadsheet for the US: US schools

I posted this PPT last year, but it merits another look.  Click the link to see a PowerPoint by Rich La Valley, a parent from Fairfax County and a statistician, entitled “Does the International Baccalaureate Programme Prepare Students for College?”  http://www.ibmidatlantic.org/IB_Prepare.pdf

Click this link for yet another article that praises an IB education! http://mailbuild.ibo.org/t/ViewEmail/r/5663CCE056C9E192/016D6D0E21FB189562AF25ACF5E3F0AC

Click here for an article from IB World magazine that explores the impact of IB programmes on students: article

IB students promote cultural diversity at JRT: 

The newest edition of HCPS “School Matters” contains a special highlight of the International Fashion Show lead by our IB students in November 2010.  “School Matters” airs daily at 6am, 12 noon, 6pm and 10pm and will be available for two weeks on Comcast  Cable Channel 99 and Verizon Channel 38.  You can also access the story by clicking on the link listed  below.  The image can be viewed full-screen by clicking on the button next to volume control.