Shenandoah County

Students seek expansion of dual enrollment program

From left, Kinsey Wilk, 17, of Fort Valley; Alexandra Kahl, 17, of Basye; and Tyler Hinkle, 17, of Quicksburg, recently made a presentation to school administrators on why the county's dual enrollment program needs to be expanded.  Kaley Toy/Daily

May 27, 2016

MOUNT JACKSON – Massanutten Regional Governor’s School students explain to Shenandoah County educators why expanding course offerings at the college level is important for high school students, giving them the opportunity to earn the governor’s scholars certificate and associate’s degree, saving time and money before moving on to college.

Students work on energy savings solution for school

May 26, 2016

MOUNT JACKSON – A group of Massanutten Regional Governor’s School students in Mount Jackson spent the past school year researching the viability of installing solar panels outside the school in order to create energy savings for the school.

Board declines to update plan

May 24, 2016

WOODSTOCK – Shenandoah County leaders chose Tuesday not to adopt a change to a local planning document.

Ready, set, fight fires

Shenandoah County firefighter/EMTs Bryan Greer, left, and Wesley Meadows attack the fire from the Kidde Fire Trainer outside the Shenandoah County Government Center in Woodstock on Thursday. The vehicle will be used to train regional firefighters in the counties of Shenandoah, Page, Frederick and Warren, as well as Winchester.  Rich Cooley/Daily

May 19, 2016

WOODSTOCK – Fire trainers from the area gathered at the Shenandoah County Government Center Thursday to train on a newly acquired training prop. The prop, funded by a regional grant secured by the Virginia Department of Fire Programs, is essentially a mock car that is used to train firefighters on the management of vehicle fires.
The prop will be shared between Page, Frederick, Shenandoah and Warren Counties.

School Board votes at disciplinary hearing

Jeremy Raley

May 16, 2016

WOODSTOCK – The Shenandoah County School Board on Monday upheld recommendations by Superintendent Jeremy Raley for the expulsion of three students involved in an incident on a school bus carrying members of the Strasburg boys’ JV and varsity basketball teams.

A stellar year for Central

Central High School Principal Melissa  Hensley chats with students inside the hallway of Central High School on Friday. Hensley has been recognized as Virginia's 2016 Outstanding High School Principal of the Year.  Rich Cooley/Daily

May 15, 2016

WOODSTOCK – Central High School Principal Melissa Hensley has been named Virginia’s 2016 Outstanding High School Principal of the Year.

VDOT to hold hearing on Monday

May 10, 2016

The Virginia Department of Transportation has invited the public to comment on projects recommended for funding through the state’s new scoring process.

Bright Beginnings

Miles Williamson, 5, left, and his preschool classmates sit on the carpet as teacher Amanda Marston reads a book to them at W.W. Robinson Elementary School in Woodstock.  Rich Cooley/Daily

May 6, 2016

WOODSTOCK – It’s not all fun and games at Shenandoah County preschool programs, where students work hard to prepare for kindergarten.