4-H holds conference in Woodstock
February 1st, 2015
WOODSTOCK—More than 80 members of the Virginia “Daughter of the ‘All’ Stars”, an elite 4H organization, convened at the Holiday Inn Express in Woodstock Saturday for their 2014 Midwinter Conference.
Winter weather impact minimal for rest of this week
January 12th, 2015
Fresh off of the winter weather that wrecked havoc last week, area residents were treated to freezing rain overnight Sunday.
January 9th, 2015
Wintry conditions responsible for chilly temperatures and 2 inches of snowfall have had a major impact on residents and area services.
Central High FFA teams awarded national silver rating
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
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.
Area high schools rank among Virginia’s best
November 28th, 2014
Two recent awards for school excellence have made Principal Mike Dorman of Stonewall Jackson High School in Quicksburg both surprised and proud.
State commerce chief speaks at Shenandoah U.
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
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.
Recycling Central combines students, community in effort
October 24th, 2014
A new recycling center in Woodstock will encourage a partnership between area high school students and community members.
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.
R-MA President Forsyth resigns
September 19th, 2014
Maj. Gen Maury Forsyth, president of Randolph-Macon Academy in Front Royal, has resigned.
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.
Sherando students to study real-world use of math, science
September 11th, 2014
Teachers at Sherando High School have a plan for answering some age-old questions this year: Why students should know math and science and when they will ever need this knowledge in the real world.
Groundbreaking planned for new Frederick County school
September 10th, 2014
Frederick County Public Schools has announced it will hold a groundbreaking event on Tuesday for the new Frederick County Middle School at 4611 N. Frederick Pike, Winchester.
BEE Backpacks to inspire flurry of reading this winter
September 10th, 2014
Something fun, free and educational will start buzzing home with Ashby Lee Elementary School students later this year.
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.