Education

Raley: Strasburg boys team probe nearing an end

Jeremy Raley

February 8, 2016

The investigation into accusations of physical misconduct on a bus carrying members of the Strasburg High School’s boys’ varsity and JV basketball teams is nearing a conclusion, Shenandoah County Public Schools Superintendent Jeremy Raley said in a message to parents Friday.

Boundary options for public comment

February 8, 2016

The community will have the opportunity to discuss three Shenandoah County school boundary options at a meeting this Wednesday.

Innovative teaching, technologized

Justin Birckbichler, center, a fourth grade teacher at Hilda J. Barbour Elementary School in Front Royal, assists Olivia Jackson, 9, during a coding class at the school on Thursday. Birckbichler has been  named one of 34 Google innovators from a pool of educators worldwide and will be heading to Google headquarters later this month for an academy session. Rich Cooley/Daily

February 7, 2016

At Hilda J. Barbour Elementary School, teacher Justin Birckbichler is leading a particularly tech-savvy group of fourth graders and working on an Innovation Project designed to empower students’ families.

Schools recognize Internet safety week

Tim Taylor

February 5, 2016

Shenandoah County Public Schools celebrated Internet safety week this week with activities and information for all age groups on the importance of being safe online.

Personnel among school budget needs

January 29, 2016

WOODSTOCK – Instructional personnel needs were among needs discussed at the Shenandoah County Public Schools School Board work session on Thursday night.

Schools consider options after closings

School buses are parked at the Warren County Public School's Transportation Department on Criser Road in Front Royal on Thursday. Public schools in Warren and Frederick counties are closed today due to last weekend's blizzard.  Shenandoah County schools were already scheduled to be closed today.  Rich Cooley/Daily

January 28, 2016

Frederick, Shenandoah and Warren county schools were among many districts that remained closed throughout the week during the aftermath and cleanup of winter storm Jonas.

Slow recovery from winter storm

January 27, 2016

Melting snow and working crews have managed to clear up many roads since the weekend snowstorm hit, but area schools have tried to keep students safe by announcing closures for another day this week.

Committee forms options for boundaries

January 26, 2016

WOODSTOCK – A steering committee has come up with several options for new school attendance boundaries for the county’s public schools.

‘Cosby Show’ actress imparts words of wisdom to students

Phylicia Rashad, known for her role as Clair Huxtable on the NBC sitcom "The Cosby Show," speaks to a group of reporters at Shenandoah University's Harry F. Byrd, Jr. School of Business during her visit to Shenandoah University on Monday. Rich Cooley/Daily

January 25, 2016

WINCHESTER – Shenandoah University students braved the snowdrifts on Monday to listen in as award-winning actress Phylicia Rashad – seen on “The Cosby Show,” in the film “Creed” and many other stage and screen productions – gave a presentation on “The Business of Show Business.”

School Board to consider hiring students

January 19, 2016

A substitute custodian proposal presented to the Shenandoah County Public Schools School Board last week would allow students to work as part-time custodians.

Doing for others: Local students help the hungry

Iona Wildt, 92, of Mount Jackson, empties a cup of rice while Garrett LaJack, 11, of Mount  Jackson, holds a plastic bag to catch the contents in an assembly line at Stonewall Jackson High School on Monday. Volunteers helped package 5,000 meals of beans and rice to benefit Luke's Backpack and the New Market Food Pantry.  Rich Cooley/Daily

January 18, 2016

QUICKSBURG – AmeriCorps VISTA, the White House Rural Council and the Department of Education helped local students package food at Stonewall Jackson High School in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. National Day of Service.

Tough points highlighted at MLK Day campus forum

January 18, 2016

Shenandoah University seized the opportunity on Martin Luther King Jr. Day to take a litmus test of intercultural and race relations with “Navigating Difference: A Campus Conversation About Race and Inclusivity.”