Education

Special Olympics seeks local volunteers

December 2, 2016

WOODSTOCK – Information on becoming a volunteer for the Area 4 Special Olympics was presented during a Thursday afternoon meeting at the Shenandoah County Public Schools office.

Whetzel named region’s School Board Member of the Year

Karen Whetzel

November 25, 2016

Shenandoah County School Board Chairwoman Karen Whetzel was awarded the Virginia School Boards Association’s Regional School Board Member of the Year in honor of her boardmanship qualities and active involvement in promoting student achievement.

PASS urges School Board to create needs-based budget

November 17, 2016

The Parents’ Alliance for Strong Schools Board of Directors sent a letter to the Shenandoah County School Board urging them to create a school budget based on the division’s needs and to not give into pressure to downsize the budget.

Board accepts budget calendar, hears presentations

November 11, 2016

WOODSTOCK – The Shenandoah County Public Schools School Board accepted the budget calendar and heard presentations on unified sports, grants and progress on the calendar for the next school year’s calendar during a meeting on Thursday.

Board accepts long-term facilities plan

November 10, 2016

WOODSTOCK – The Shenandoah County Public Schools School Board accepted the proposed long-term facilities master plan at a Thursday night meeting.

Board to decide upon facilities, budget calendar

November 7, 2016

The Shenandoah County School Board will chose whether to accept or not accept the long-term facilities master plan and vote on the budget calendar at Thursday night’s meeting.

More voices speak out against Sherando mascot

November 2, 2016

A number of Native Americans from different tribes spoke to the Frederick County School Board on Tuesday about reconsidering Sherando High School’s warrior mascot.

Central principal honored to represent state

Melissa Hensley

October 24, 2016

Central High School Principal Melissa Hensley is honored to have represented Central High School, Shenandoah County Public Schools and the state of Virginia as a national finalist for the Principal of the Year award.

Students collect water for flood victims

Robby Phillips, 17, left, of Woodstock, and Ashley Funkhouser, 16, of Edinburg, stack cases of water outside the gymnasium area at Central High School on Friday. The pair are members of the Shenandoah County Biomedical Science Academy, which collected 200 cases of water for the town of Luckworth, North Carolina.  Rich Cooley/Daily

October 22, 2016

WOODSTOCK – Students of Shenandoah County Public School’s Biomedical Sciences Academy spearheaded a fundraising event to collect water for residents affected by the flooding after Hurricane Matthew hit the area.

Parent appointed to state education committee

Christine Germeyer poses with her husband, Jay Germeyer, in front of the White House. Christine Germeyer was recently appointed to the state's Special Education Advisory Committee.  Courtesy photo

October 17, 2016

It’s been a busy few months for Christine Germeyer, chairperson of the Frederick County Special Education Advisory Committee and recent appointee to the same committee on the state level.

Board talks facilities, school improvement

October 14, 2016

WOODSTOCK – Shenandoah Public Schools Superintendent Mark Johnston recommended Thursday that the School Board accept a proposed long-term facilities master plan.