Community News & Events: March 13

The New Market Library will hold the following programs:
• Books and Babies story-time: 10 a.m., Friday for ages birth to 3 years.
• Preschool story time: 10 a.m., Friday for ages 3-5. The theme will be Shamrock Shenanigans.
Information: 740-8589.

Radio club
The Shenandoah Valley Amateur Radio Club will meet at 7:30 p.m. on Friday at 2921 Grace St., Winchester.

Mt. Hermon United Methodist Church will hold a spaghetti dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday at 3821 Orkney Grade, Mount Jackson. A free-will offering will be accepted to benefit local missions.

Bowman Library in Stephens City will host a game night tournament from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Friday for middle- and high-school students to rotate throughout electronic, card and computer games. Chaperons present and snacks will be provided. Information:

April 1 is the deadline to apply for one of two $1,000 scholarships being awarded by the Shenandoah County Retired Teachers Association for either a college junior or senior from Shenandoah County who has declared an education major OR to someone currently working in education in Shenandoah County who wishes to continue his/her education.
Applications are available in the guidance office at area high schools. Information: Margaret Figgins at 459-4433 or

Moore Grants
Shenandoah County School Superintendent Dr. Mark Johnston honored both 2016 and 2017 Helen Moore Grant recipients during a banquet on March 1 at Triplett Tech. This year’s recipients along with their projects and the amount they received are:
• Ashby Lee Elementary: Kat Staton, Code to Learn, $1,362.81.
• Central High: Patrick McCarthy, The Falconer, Technology for Central’s News Source, $8,394.95.
• North Fork Middle: Donna Shrum, A Writing Marathon & Book Publishing, $4,461; John Woods, Net-Zero Science Lab, Pointing the Rising Generation to a Sustainable Future, $14,020.
• Peter Muhlenberg Middle: Rebecca Coffman, Classroom Innovation, $19,741; Melissa Ferebee and Todd Coughenour, to attend the National Association of School Psychologists convention, $6,646.
• Sandy Hook Elementary: Carol McFarland, A Little Dash of Joy, $899.97 and A Little More LittleBits, $700; Heather Montgomery, Sensory Garden, $6,500.
• Signal Knob Middle: Mariah Lutz, to attend a conference on Autism, $2,125.22.
• Stonewall Jackson High: Cindy Wilkins, Robotics, $1,852.57.
• Strasburg High: Melissa Lewis, 3D/Augmented Reality Learning Lab, $21,077.33.
• W.W. Robinson Elementary: Cheryl Morgan, Project-Based Learning Mentoring Program, $4,575.24; Rebecca Coffman and Valerie Fawley, Virtual Reality, $30,973; Deborah Diner and Cheryl Morgan, visit to High Tech Elementary in San Diego, $4,298.91.
Further information about Moore Grants is available at

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