Education

School staff openings at average levels

June 30, 2016

Shenandoah County Public Schools has 52 open positions that need to be filled before the start of the next school year. Warren and Frederick county schools also have vacancies.

Central principal a national finalist

Melissa Hensley

June 28, 2016

Central High School Principal Melissa Hensley continues a pattern of success as one of three finalists contending for National Principal of the Year.

Board chair: Raley’s plans ‘not surprising’

June 28, 2016

Karen Whetzel, chairwoman of the Shenandoah County School Board, said that prior to last Wednesday’s board meeting Superintendent Jeremy Raley was being considered for positions in other school divisions.

Raley resigns from schools

Jeremy Raley

June 22, 2016

The Shenandoah County Public Schools School Board accepted the voluntary resignation of Superintendent Jeremy Raley, effective June 30, at a Wednesday night meeting.

A year in America

Teresa Funkhouser, left, looks on as Karin Miyamoto,  a 4-H foreign exchange student from Japan, packs her bags for her return home on Saturday. Miyamoto attended Strasburg High School and lived with the Funkhouser family in Toms Brook the past year.  Rich Cooley/Daily

June 16, 2016

Karin Miyamoto has spent the pst year experiencing the differences between American and Japanese culture through a foreign exchange program.

PASS grades supervisors on education support

June 15, 2016

Today marks the last day of school in Shenandoah County, and for the second year in a row, the Parents’ Alliance for Strong Schools has issued an end of year report card to grade county supervisors on their support for education.

Stonewall Jackson High School Class of 2016

Elizabeth Moomaw, 18, of Orkney Springs, smiles at the crowd while looking over her diploma during commencement ceremonies Saturday night at Stonewall Jackson High School. There were 101 seniors receiving diplomas. Rich Cooley/Daily

June 12, 2016

Elizabeth Moomaw, 18, of Orkney Springs, smiles at the crowd while looking over her diploma during commencement ceremonies Saturday night at Stonewall Jackson High School. There were 101 seniors receiving diplomas. Rich Cooley/Daily

Strasburg High School Class of 2016

Strasburg High School graduates toss their caps at the end of graduation ceremonies Saturday morning at the school. There were 151 seniors receiving diplomas. Rich Cooley/Daily

June 12, 2016

Strasburg High School graduates toss their caps at the end of graduation ceremonies Saturday morning at the school. There were 151 seniors receiving diplomas. Rich Cooley/Daily

Strasburg senior is ready for a new beginning

Strasburg High School senior Haley Copeland, 18, of Strasburg,  just finished her year as president of the Virginia FCCLA and is looking forward to starting at James Madison University this fall.  Strasburg seniors will graduate Saturday.  Rich Cooley/Daily

June 9, 2016

STRASBURG – Strasburg High School senior Haley Copeland is looking forward to life after high school, though she admits she’s already had some exciting dream-making moments.

Central grad looks to future

Gracie Bailey, 17, of Woodstock, sits in front of a computer in government class at Central High School recently. Gracie, a senior,  will graduate on Friday.  Rich Cooley/Daily

June 8, 2016

WOODSTOCK – Looking forward to graduation on Friday, Central High School student Gracie Bailey said she hopes her work with the FFA might turn into a life-long career.

Shenandoah County FFA chapters receive donation

Robert “Bobby” Grubbs, owner of Grubbs Chevrolet, far right, recently donated funds to Shenandoah County FFA students for their trip to the Washington Leadership Conference.  Also pictured, from front row left, are Hannah Orndorff, of Strasburg High School; Jessica Miller, of Stonewall Jackson High School; Jenna Kibler, of Central High School; and Jacob French, of Central High School. From back row left, are Faith Funkhouser, of Stonewall Jackson High School; Joseph Foltz, of Central High School; Nathan McDonald, of Strasburg High School; and Isaac Rhodes, of Central High School. Courtesy photo

June 7, 2016

WOODSTOCK – Grubbs Chevrolet in Woodstock has presented a check for $2,439 to Shenandoah County high school FFA students to attend the Washington Leadership Conference in Washington, D.C., this summer. The amount also covered expenses from last year’s trip.

Hula-Hoop-A-Looza shakes up some fun

Makhi Cotes, 9, a second grade student at Sandy Hook Elementary, spins his fitness ring during their Friday morning Hula-Hoop-A-Looza. Ferguson, a plumbing supply manufacturer, made the fitness hoops out of recycled plastic tubing and donated one to each student. Rich Cooley/Daily

June 4, 2016

STRASBURG – Sandy Hook Elementary School was full of energy Friday morning as kids received hula hoops from Ferguson Enterprises for a Hula-Hoop-A-Looza.