Education

University honors middle school music teacher

December 21st, 2014

Wendy Whitford, band and orchestra director at North Fork Middle School in Quicksburg was recently recognized with James Madison University’s Outstanding Music Educator Award for alumni.

Board assesses community survey

December 18th, 2014

FRONT ROYAL — A new superintendent for Warren County Public Schools should be a good communicator and have people skills.

Riverfront class builds new student opportunities

Jordan Bailey, 16, uses a Bluetooth laser projection keyboard to log onto a tablet while Julia Turner, 14, looks on.  Josette Keelor/Daily

December 14th, 2014

FRONT ROYAL — The information technology classroom at the Riverfront Christian School in Front Royal looked like an emergency room for computers as students pried open Windows XP machines, removing and cataloguing various parts for later.

Preliminary search reveals no black mold at school

December 12th, 2014

An extensive visual search of W.W. Robinson Elementary School in Woodstock has turned up no evidence of black mold, according to Superintendent Jeremy Raley. Shenandoah County Public Schools still waits on the results of a test by a third party company.

Laying the foundation

Will Akers, 16, of Strasburg, looks over his book in Spanish I class at Legacy Christian Academy in Stephens City.  Rich Cooley/Daily

December 9th, 2014

STEPHENS CITY — Students from Legacy Christian Academy in Stephens City were delayed in getting to class Tuesday, after rain and ice made roads difficult to navigate. But by midmorning, all was right at the school.

Central High FFA teams awarded national silver rating

Lexus Ryman, 17, of Edinburg, left, a student at Central High School, and her teacher Sherry Heishman, right,  sort through fruit orders that arrived at the school on Monday for their fundraiser for the agriculture department. Heishman received  the national FFA agriscience teacher of the year award last month. Rich Cooley/Daily

December 8th, 2014

Members of Central High School’s chapter of the National FFA Organization achieved one of their best ratings ever at the national convention and expo in Louisville, Kentucky, Oct. 30-Nov. 1.

After school program helps students Spring Forward

Retired teacher Margaret Gochenour, left, a Hamburg Ruritan member, works with  Jesse Lemon,9, of Edinburg while Elliott Hogge, center, president of Ruritan National, looks over his  shoulder during the after school tutoring and enrichment program at Zion Lutheran Church in Hamburg. Rich Cooley/Daily

December 2nd, 2014

EDINBURG–For children around the area, like in any part of the country, school can be tough. Take for example Hunter Wakeman, 11, from Peter Muhlenberg Middle School. About five years ago, Wakeman was having trouble with his reading assignments.

Inspired to innovate

Emily  Brandon, statistics teacher at Strasburg High School,  inspects dice as her students play Liar's Dice on Thursday. The game was part of Innovation Day at the school.  Rich Cooley/Daily

November 20th, 2014

STRASBURG – Imagine using a canal system to travel around town. Think of the money saved by using water-powered electricity, or the health and environmental benefits of planting a rooftop garden.

State commerce chief speaks at Shenandoah U.

Maurice Jones.

November 18th, 2014

WINCHESTER—The Virginia Secretary of Commerce and Trade said the commonwealth is strong economically however it will need to diversify in order to meet future demands.

Shenandoah U. to host Entrepreneurship Week

November 17th, 2014

Shenandoah University is participating in Global Entrepreneurship Week this week by hosting a series of business mixers and lectures open to the public and students.