Students put big bad wolf on trial

Rachel Shafer, 11, left, plays Mrs. Sprat and Raea Crabill, Airi Layman, and Elizabeth Galloway, all 10, play the three little pigs in Sandy Hook Elementary's production of "The Trial of the Big Bad Wolf." Rich Cooley/Daily

April 25, 2016

STRASBURG – Sandy Hook Elementary School students will be in the courtroom April 28 for their play, The Trial of the Big Bad Wolf.

Making an Impact

Central High School teacher Rowdy Hoover, left, gives student Josh Unger, 18, the task of drilling screws to support the sides of a compost structure behind the school. Agriculture, science and special education students built the structure with grant money from     Dominion Power. It will be used to compost cafeteria food waste.  Rich Cooley/Daily

April 22, 2016

WOODSTOCK – Central High School students began building a composting site behind the school to reduce the school’s food waste on Friday.

Students test their robot-steering mettle

Buzzy Johnson, a third grader at Front Royal Christian School, watches his team's Lego robot score points at a robotics competition on Thursday. Rich Cooley/Daily

April 21, 2016

Third graders at Front Royal Christian School demonstrated their robot wrangling skills for friends and family at the class’ first robotics competition on Thursday.

Dead men do tell tales

While presenting to fifth graders at Bass-Hoover Elementary School on Friday, anthropologist Dr. William Bass describes a signature fracture made by a tire iron. Rachel Mahoney/Daily

April 15, 2016

Renowned and “retired” forensic anthropologist Dr. William Bass has visited plenty of schools to speak on a number of subjects, but his visit to Bass-Hoover Elementary School on Friday was special.

Public speaks up for coaches, students

Satchell Roller, 14, of Toms Brook, addresses the Shenandoah County School Board about the December bus incident at Thursday night's meeting in Woodstock. Rich Cooley/Daily

April 14, 2016

WOODSTOCK – Community members voiced their concerns to county School Board members and a crowd wearing purple Thursday night about the handling of the investigations into an incident on a school bus returning from West Virginia with the Strasburg High School boys’ junior varsity and varsity basketball teams and their coaches last December.

Service, race mark 100 years of JROTC

April 14, 2016

Students are gearing up for a record-breaking run and community service contributions in honor of the 100th anniversary of worldwide JROTC units.

Students rally for change

Strasburg High School students line up along South Holliday Street early Wednesday morning to express their feelings about the “walking-on-eggshells” atmosphere at school after several students were disciplined following a Dec. 19 incident on a school bus carrying members of the boys basketball team.   Rich Cooley/Daily

April 13, 2016

STRASBURG – A dozen Strasburg High School students braved the cold weather on Wednesday morning to stage a peaceful rally to demonstrate their thoughts on the charged atmosphere at their school in the wake of a bus incident in which several teens were charged with assault by mob.

Agency clears coaches

April 13, 2016

The Frederick County Department of Social Services has cleared several Strasburg High School boys’ basketball coaches of wrongdoing in an incident that led to the filing of criminal charges against seven students.

First-year winter guard group wins championship

The Shenandoah Valley winter guard, composed of Warren County and Skyline high school students, celebrate their championship win in the Keystone Indoor Drill Association's bronze classification on April 2. From left are Ale Carino, Amanda Weatherholt, Madelynn Burke, Maddy Kurtz, Hayley Barrientez, Scott Ruybalid, Alex Riley, Carmody Maddox, Emma Ontiveros, Justin Bigwood, Ashlynn Trenary and Chase Matchett. Photo courtesy of Ben Lombardo

April 13, 2016

Students on the combined winter guard team for Warren County high schools had plenty of cause for celebration when they took home a championship win from Keystone Indoor Drill Association last weekend.

A memorable night is nigh

Alissa Smith, 16, a Skyline High School junior, holds centerpiece arrangements for tables on Friday afternoon at the Shenandoah Valley Country Club in Front Royal. Students gathered there to decorate the banquet room for their school prom on Friday evening.  Skyline's prom kicks off prom season in the region.  Rich Cooley/Daily

April 8, 2016

The excitement begins this month as area high school students prepare for prom season. Discovering the perfect dress, suit, shoes, accessories and hairstyle is a fun adventure for many students who are nearing the end of their high school years. Discovering the perfect dress, suit, shoes, accessories and hairstyle is a fun adventure for many students who are nearing the end of their high school years.

Proper attire required for area proms

April 8, 2016

Jeans, flip-flops, T-shirts and other casual clothing will be staying at home as area students – dressed to the nines – attend their schools’ biggest party of the year this month and next. Prom season has arrived.

Envirothon looks at invasive species

Strasburg FFA students Ethan Gochenour, 16, left, and Ashley Yanego, 17, had to identify the pest (the emerald ash borer) that left residual damage to a piece of bark during the Envirothon held at Sherando Park in Frederick County on Wednesday.    Rich Cooley/Daily

April 6, 2016

Groups of area high school students endured chilly winds on Wednesday at the Lord Fairfax Soil and Water Conservation District’s Envirothon competition.

Tech center students present to board

April 6, 2016

Warren County School Board members began adjusting to the district’s new BoardDocs system while taking action at their April meeting.

School musical an updated classic

Lindsay Bronston plays Cinderella and Richard Vois plays Prince Topher in Warren County High School's upcoming production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's "Cinderella."  Rich Cooley/Daily

April 6, 2016

Students at Warren County High School have been hard at work putting together their spring performance of a well-known tale in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella.”