School News

Central High FFA teams awarded national silver rating

Lexus Ryman, 17, of Edinburg, left, a student at Central High School, and her teacher Sherry Heishman, right,  sort through fruit orders that arrived at the school on Monday for their fundraiser for the agriculture department. Heishman received  the national FFA agriscience teacher of the year award last month. Rich Cooley/Daily

December 8th, 2014

Members of Central High School’s chapter of the National FFA Organization achieved one of their best ratings ever at the national convention and expo in Louisville, Kentucky, Oct. 30-Nov. 1.

After school program helps students Spring Forward

Retired teacher Margaret Gochenour, left, a Hamburg Ruritan member, works with  Jesse Lemon,9, of Edinburg while Elliott Hogge, center, president of Ruritan National, looks over his  shoulder during the after school tutoring and enrichment program at Zion Lutheran Church in Hamburg. Rich Cooley/Daily

December 2nd, 2014

EDINBURG–For children around the area, like in any part of the country, school can be tough. Take for example Hunter Wakeman, 11, from Peter Muhlenberg Middle School. About five years ago, Wakeman was having trouble with his reading assignments.

State commerce chief speaks at Shenandoah U.

Maurice Jones.

November 18th, 2014

WINCHESTER—The Virginia Secretary of Commerce and Trade said the commonwealth is strong economically however it will need to diversify in order to meet future demands.

Shenandoah schools address issues at forum

Tom Crosby

November 6th, 2014

STRASBURG – At a Thursday evening question and answer venue at Signal Knob Middle School in Strasburg, Shenandoah County School Board members Sonya Williams-Giersch and Irving Getz fielded concerns about overcrowding and increased instances of drug use in recent years.

R-MA to analyze non-STEM course

September 30th, 2014

FRONT ROYAL — Cadets in a fourth-year high school advanced math class at Randolph-Macon Academy now have one less problem to solve. Previously stuck taking courses some viewed unnecessary to their intended career paths, students now have another choice.

Security grants to help with school safety

September 26th, 2014

School districts in Shenandoah, Frederick and Clarke counties have planned for greater security measures at schools thanks to grant money awarded by Gov. Terry McAuliffe.

Christian academy pilots remedial program

September 19th, 2014

STEPHENS CITY — A remedial math and reading program at Shenandoah Valley Christian Academy is only five days old but has already sparked the enthusiasm of new test takers.

Signal Knob teacher is tops in region

September 17th, 2014

STRASBURG — Shenandoah County Public Schools’ Teacher of the Year now has a new title: Virginia Region 4 Teacher of the Year.

Constitution Day presents high school opportunity for lessons

September 15th, 2014

At Stonewall Jackson High School in Quicksburg, Wednesday’s Constitution Day and Citizenship Day couldn’t be wrapped up in a single lesson. The national observances inspired a week of contests and discourse from students led by government teacher Holly Hoover.

Rotary donation to fund E. Wilson Morrison playground

September 9th, 2014

A recent donation to E. Wilson Morrison Elementary School will fund fitness and fun for Warren County children. The $9,000 donation that George Karnes, president of the Rotary Club of Linden, presented to Principal Lori Layman at a Tuesday morning presentation will go to new playground equipment at the school.

Military Academy updates courses

September 4th, 2014

WOODSTOCK — In a small room at Massanutten Military Academy in Woodstock, a woman wearing a lacy blue skirt and red lipstick has died. Beside her on the floor behind crime scene tape is a spilled glass of liquid, a phone off the hook and a substance that didn’t agree with her.

Christian schools excited to begin

September 4th, 2014

Changes are in the air for area Christian schools in the 2014-15 school year. Student numbers are up and academic programs are expanding at Eukarya Christian Academy, Riverfront Christian School, Shenandoah Valley Christian Academy and the new Legacy Christian Academy.

LFCC unveils exciting changes

September 3rd, 2014

Exciting changes at Lord Fairfax Community College for the 2014-15 academic year will help the community college compete with other higher education institutions around the country.

SOL scores: Improvements and trouble spots

August 27th, 2014

The results of the 2013-14 Standards of Learning tests released Wednesday by the Virginia Department of Education indicate improvements and trouble spots for area schools.