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Gordon-Barbour Elementary School

Locust Grove Middle School 

 The Destination Imagination program encourages teams of learners to have fun, take risks, focus and frame challenges while incorporating STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics), the arts and service learning. Our participants learn patience, flexibility, persistence, ethics, respect for others and their ideas, and the collaborative problem solving process. Teams may showcase their solutions at a tournament.

Below you will find links with more information about forming a team. This program is open to all school age children.

Getting Started and Signing up.pdf

Rising Stars ages 4-7.pdf

Challenge Overview for ages 8 and up.pdf

Piedmont Dental Clinic will be visiting Gordon-Barbour Elementary on Friday, October 24th and will return in December and April. If you would like to sign your child(ren) please click on the link below for the forms.

Dental Forms.pdf


Opening Doors Through Partnership


A FREE conference for families and professionals supporting people with disabilities

PEATC will be presenting our "Transition and the IEP" workshop


DATE: 27 September 2014 – 09:00am to 3:00pm

LOCATION: Fauquier High School, 705 Waterloo Rd, Warrenton, VA

Sponsored by the Fauquier County Public Schools Parent Resource Center (



Strengthening Partnerships between Parents and Professionals.

A nationally known speaker, author, and advocate, Ms. Fialka reflects with sensitivity, humor, and compassion on the challenges facing parents and professionals as they seek to build successful working relationships on behalf of children with disabilities.


ACTIVITIES: Advocacy workshops and information booths by local disability support organizations.


ALL PARTICIPANTS should register individually.


(No need for children to register if attending with parent)


To Register click HERE


PEATC Cordially Invites You to Our September Webinar-

ADHD and Executive Functions: Tips, Tools, and Solutions for Academic Success by Ann Dolin M.Ed.


Please join The Parent Educational Advocacy Training Center (PEATC) and NOVA/DC CHADD as Ann Dolin, President and Founder of Educational Connections (EC) Tutoring, discusses Tips, Tools, and Solutions for Academic Success. This presentation will cover organization, tools to tackle distraction, procrastination, study skills, and more!


About the Presenter:

Ann Dolin is a former Fairfax County, VA public school teacher with over 20 years of teaching and tutoring experience. Ann's undergraduate degree is in Child Psychology with Teacher Certification for grades 1-8. She received her M.Ed. in Special Education from Boston College. 

After leaving Fairfax County Schools in 1998, Ann founded Educational Connections Inc. as its only employee with the goal of providing individualized one-to-one instruction based on each student's learning style. Today, her company employs over 200 tutors, serves the Washington metropolitan area, and has worked with over 8,000 students. Ann is a recognized expert in education. She sits on the board of CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder) and the International Dyslexia Association. She has delivered hundreds of presentations focusing on academic achievement and parenting issues. 


DATE: Tue, Sep 23, 2014




Access PEATC Trainings from the Comfort of Your Own Home, Anytime You Want!


Did you miss a PEATC Training or Webinar you were hoping to attend? Would you like to check out some examples of the Workshops PEATC offers? Would you like to brush up on your Special Education Advocacy and related subjects knowledge? No fear, PEATC's On Demand Trainings are here! 


You can access several PEATC hosted Workshops, Webinars, and Trainings from the comfort of your own home through our PEATC YouTube Channel 


You can find many helpful On-Demand Workshops such as our "Preparing for Your Student's Return to School" Workshop


To access our On-Demand Trainings CLICK HERE  You can also access our On-Demand Trainings through our website,, under the "Trainings and Workshops" Tab



September PEATC Press


It's September and time to think about Transitions


Tips for Putting Plans in Place

At every age and stage of the Special Education Journey


Our September issue of the PEATC Press has great information for the various ages of transition our children will journey through.


Transition planning should be a part of the Special Education process from start to finish, and PEATC is here to be a partner along the way.


You'll also find our Parent Engagement calendar with suggestions for enjoying this time of transition into Fall!


To access the September PEATC Press, CLICK HERE





PEATC is coming to a city near you with trainings, workshops, and other events. Click HERE to see what is coming up in the next few months


As always, thank you for being a supporter of PEATC, whether you use our services personally or pass our information on to others, we value you. 

Quick Links:

To view our Training Calendar and Community Calendar 

To Donate (any amount is appreciated) 

To Contact us


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Be a  ​WATCH DOGSWATCH DOGS (DADS OF GREAT STUDENTS) volunteer by giving just…1 hour or 1 day or more during the 2014-15 school year.

WATCH DOGS* Volunteers perform a variety of tasks including monitoring the school entrance, assisting with unloading and loading busses and cars, monitoring the lunch room, or helping in a classroom.

* For more information go to and click on WATCH D.O.G.S.*

If you are a dad, grandpa, uncle, or father figure interested in inspiring children, reducing bullying, and enhancing the educational environment at GBES by becoming a WATCH D.O.G.S. Volunteer, contact Mrs.Kessler, GBES School Counselor or contact me at 540 661-4500 or  I will follow up with all interested volunteers. Our Kick-Off Event Pizza Night will be held in Sept., 2014.

Click on the link below to see WATCH DOGS program at Orange Elementary School

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Gordon-Barbour Elementary School

Grades K-5
500 W. Baker St.
Gordonsville, VA 22942
Phone: 540-661-4500
Toll Free: 866-803-8636
Fax: 540-661-4499
Cafeteria: 540-661-4498

Katrina Richardson, Principal
Phone Extension: 2242

School Start Time: 8:25 AM
School End Time: 3:03 PM

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Gordon-Barbour History

The Gordonsville Female Institute was actually the first school built on the same site
as the present facility; it was constructed in 1878 and was a girls' school. Orange County bought the building in 1910 and converted it in to a public school in 1914.

Originally known as Gordonsville High School, it housed both secondary and elementary school students. In 1952, the high school students were moved to Orange County High School and Gordonsville Elementary School served students in grades one through seven.

In 1965, that structure was razed and the present building was constructed; the elementary schools at Gordonsville and Barboursville were combined to form Gordon-Barbour Elementary School.​