Quite the Taste

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The “2017 Taste of Rap­pa­han­nock” was held Satur­day evening in the barn of Mount Vernon Farm in Sper­ryville, ben­e­fit­ting Head­wa­ters in its mis­sion to foster ed­u­ca­tional ex­cel­lence in Rap­pa­han­nock County. A lively and gen­er­ous crowd in ex­cess of 200 is seen here en­joy­ing a pre-din­ner per­for­mance by Rap­pa­han­nock County High School stu­dent vo­cal­ists Sophia Her­nan­dez and Kirsten Dalle Luca. The to­tal amount con­trib­uted this year has not yet been com­piled by or­ga­niz­ers, but “We think we are headed for a record.”

Next Step, Ca­reer and Col­lege Ac­cess Pro­gram part­ners with the Guid­ance De­part­ment at Rap­pa­han­nock County High School and pro­vides chil­dren with valu­able ca­reer and col­lege ac­cess in­for­ma­tion. Pro­gram Di­rec­tor: Kathryn Habib

Our Starfish Men­tor­ing Pro­gram is vi­tal to chil­dren in our com­mu­nity. It pro­vides trained men­tors for chil­dren who would ben­e­fit from an­other car­ing adult in their lives. Our mentees at­tend sum­mer camp com­pli­ments of Head­wa­ters. Pro­gram Di­rec­tor: Anne Si­mon

READ is a part­ner­ship pro­gram with Rap­pa­han­nock County El­e­men­tary School and pro­vides a tar­geted, cur­ricu­lum-driven tu­tor­ing pro­gram in read­ing for stu­dents in the pri­mary grades. Pro­gram Di­rec­tor: Dianne Handy

Af­ter School En­rich­ment is an­other pro­gram ben­e­fit­ting Rap­pa­han­nock El­e­men­tary School. It pro­vides a safe, healthy al­ter­na­tive to time af­ter school, with a nu­tri­tious snack, out­door ac­tiv­i­ties, home­work help and en­rich­ment op­por­tu­ni­ties. Pro­gram Di­rec­tor: Brooke Lange

Ed­u­ca­tional En­rich­ment Grants con­tinue to help teach­ers with ex­tra sup­port they might need for their class­rooms or for spe­cial projects. Th­ese grants can also fund work­shops and field trips for county teach­ers.

The RCPS Farm-to-Ta­ble Pro­gram is sup­ported by Head­wa­ters with a gen­er­ous bud­get. Head­wa­ters cur­rently main­tains a court­yard gar­den at RCES and funds in­no­va­tive sci­ence projects, sum­mer camps, and en­vi­ron­men­tal projects as well as a green­house, raised beds, and a hoop house that all ben­e­fit RCHS stu­dents.

BY JOHN MCCASLIN

Head­wa­ters’ mis­sion is to foster ed­u­ca­tional ex­cel­lence in Rap­pa­han­nock County by cul­ti­vat­ing the co­op­er­a­tive spirit and re­sources of the whole com­mu­nity to ben­e­fit all stu­dents.

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