Community News & Events for, July 25

Library programs
Samuel’s Public Library in Front Royal will hold the following programs:
• Friday: 1 p.m., Spinosaurus Encounter. Dr. Dino will have a life-sized spinosaurus for children to hear and see.
• Saturday: 2 p.m., world of Legos, for children 5 and older.

Library program
Children will be creating things with duct tape at 3:30 p.m. Thursday at the Shenandoah County Library in Edinburg. Registration not required. All supplies provided.

Library program
Schultz Theater’s production of “Little Mermaid” will be the program sponsored by the New Market Area Library at 10 a.m. Thursday at Rebel Park. Information: Karen Whetzel, 740-8589.

Story time
Belle Grove Plantation in Middletown will host a free summer story time at 10 a.m. Thursday. The theme will relate to life in the 18th and 19th centuries and the Civil War. Information: www.bellegrove.org.

Harry Potter party
The Shenandoah County Library in Edinburg will host a Harry Potter-themed party at 4:30 p.m. Friday celebrating the upcoming release of the newest book in the series, “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child!”

Children are encouraged to dress as their favorite character, enjoy snacks straight from the kitchens at Hogwarts and play trivia and wizarding games. Information: 984-8200.

Teen program
Handley Library in Winchester will hold Craftnooners from 2 to 3 p.m. for teens to make a unique craft each Friday through July. On Friday teens will have pizza and paint. Information: www.handleyregional.org.

New teachers
Shenandoah County Public Schools has announced the following new positions have been filled:
• Ashby Lee Elementary: Denise L. Silvious-Dellinger, school nurse; Andrea N. Gindlesperger, special education (LD) teacher; Lavonne D. Swank, kindergarten teacher.
• Central High: Christopher J. Hartmann, drama teacher; Carol G. Bonniwell, special education teacher; Gary R. Kalwaytis, custodian.
• North Fork Middle: Karie M. Mallory, English teacher.
• Peter Muhlenberg Middle: Veronica J. Zimmerman, assistant principal; Kara R. Shifflett, school counselor; Melissa D. Williams, sixth-grade math teacher.
• Sandy Hook Elementary: Alyssa C. David, special education teacher; Megan E. Duckworth, early childhood special education teacher; Kaylee N. Bachorski, first-grade teacher; Erika Funkhouser, school counselor; Lindsey (Noel) Holston, fourth-grade teacher; Laura L. Whelan, second-grade teacher; Joseph P. Davis, bus driver;
• School board office: Wade A. Feller, supervisor of transportation; Sandra F. Rinker, special education secretary.
• Signal Knob Middle: Annemarie Noonan, assistant principal (transferred from Strasburg High where she was a social studies teacher); Cynthia W. Lester, seventh- and eighth-grade science teacher; Richard H. Lorton, social studies teacher; Christopher J. Hartmann, drama teacher; Jennifer L. Carter, math teacher; Kimery B. Doyle, English 7 teacher; Tanisha D. France, special education teacher (transferred as a paraprofessional at Peter Muhlenberg Middle).
• Strasburg High: Devin Griffey, school nurse.
• Triplett Tech: Lola (Maureen) Cooper and Rhonda R. Jones, part-time nurse aide instructors.
• W.W. Robinson Elementary: Jordin A. Scott, paraprofessional; Jason A. Perry, music teacher; Joyce Hulse, special education (autism) teacher; Holly Y. Taff , instructional coach (transferred as first-grade teacher at Sandy Hook Elementary); Jamie K. Woodall, reading specialist (transferred as an instructional coach).

Coaching appointments
Shenandoah County Public Schools has appointed six new coaches:
• Central High: Matthew Smith, girl’s tennis.
• Stonewall Jackson High: Steve D. Burkholder, head golf coach.
• Strasburg High: Joel M. Morgan, head golf coach; Corey M. Rice, assistant football coach; Samantha Facemire and Beth McChesney, cheerleading co-coaches.

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