Education

Warren schools plant Tower Gardens

Meredith Miller, left, an A.S. Rhodes Elementary fourth grade teacher, and Niki Wymer, a member of the Front Royal Rotary Club, assemble the lights on a Tower Garden being installed at Hilda J. Barbour Elementary School in Front Royal on  Monday. The Front Royal Rotary Club donated $6,000 and Solodex donated $1,700 to fund the project, which allows the school to grow herbs and vegetables indoors. Nine of the units were purchased for Warren County schools.   Rich Cooley/Daily

September 26, 2016

Warren County students will be helping to grow small school crops of vegetables and herbs using new Tower Gardens that will be set up at every school.

Schools chief creates blog for division

September 22, 2016

Shenandoah County Public Schools Superintendent Mark Johnston created a blog to inform the public about what is happening in the school division and in public education.

Grant to fund new SU certificate program

September 15, 2016

Shenandoah University will be developing curriculum this year for a new certificate program in line with a $10,000 grant from the Interfaith Youth Core and the Teagle Foundation.

Many schools approaching accreditation benchmarks

September 14, 2016

The Virginia Department of Education released the accreditation status for schools throughout the state for 2016-2017. These accreditation ratings are based on achievement results from 2015-2016.

Skyline teacher named regional Teacher of the Year

Students surround Heidi Trude, center,  after she was surprised with winning the District 4 Teacher of the Year award Tuesday morning at Skyline High School.   Rich Cooley/Daily

September 13, 2016

Warren County Public Schools administration surprised Skyline High School teacher Heidi Trude Tuesday morning by announcing that she’s been named the state’s Region 4 Teacher of the Year.

Teachers cite reasons for leaving division

September 13, 2016

Linda Hodges, supervisor of human resources for Shenandoah County Public Schools, said teachers leaving their jobs in the schools were asked to fill out an exit survey on why they chose to leave.

Christendom details $40 million campaign

September 12, 2016

FRONT ROYAL – Christendom College leaders have announced a comprehensive campaign that will raise a new chapel on campus and provide financial support for the college and its students.

Skyline to continue improvement plan programs

September 7, 2016

Skyline High School will continue its three-year school improvement plan with remediation programs on the tails of a significant jump in SOL scores last school year.

Students start new school year today

Matt Britton, physics teacher at Strasburg High School, demonstrates a computer-programmed robot that he plans to introduce to his high school's physics class this year. Britton, who also teaches statistics and geometry, participated in the  school's open house last Tuesday. Rich Cooley/Daily

September 6, 2016

Shenandoah County Public Schools begins the new school year today, and Superintendent Mark Johnston said he’s excited for the return of students and the introduction of some new programs.

Teachers receive warm welcome at convocation

New Shenandoah County Public Schools Superintendent Mark Johnston joins students from the county high schools with his trumpet during the opening of the divsion's convocation on Friday at Central High School in Woodstock. Rich Cooley/Daily

August 26, 2016

WOODSTOCK – Shenandoah County School Board Chairwoman Karen Whetzel welcomed teachers back for the 2016-17 school year and thanked them for their commitment to providing the best education possible to Shenandoah County students during the district’s convocation on Friday.