School News

Objections voiced to Sherando mascot

Dennis Paige, dressed in his Warrior attire, leads Sherando's 2016 graduates into Arrowhead Stadium for commencement ceremonies earlier this year.  Rich Cooley/Daily

July 31, 2016

FRONT ROYAL – Sherando High School has celebrated Warrior victories in athletics for years, but one man has asked school administration to start looking at the school’s mascot with a more critical eye.

Area high school seniors take part in Bank Day

Austin Schlenter, 18, of Strasburg, listens as First Bank's CFO Shane Bell speaks Tuesday during Bank Day, held at First Bank's Operations Center in Strasburg. Twenty-one area high school seniors participated in the event.   Rich Cooley/Daily

March 15, 2016

STRASBURG – First Bank in Strasburg hosted an educational workshop Tuesday for local high school students in commemoration of Bank Day. Students learned everything from how banks function to how to manage money.

Bus incident investigation draws criticism

Area residents – many wearing purple, Strasburg's school color – showed up at Thursday's Shenandoah County School Board meeting to offer opinions on the boys' basketball program and the alleged assault on a team bus.  Kaley Toy/Daily

February 12, 2016

WOODSTOCK – Shenandoah County School Board members and schools Superintendent Jeremy Raley were lambasted Thursday night by area residents and an attorney representing one of six students charged with assault or battery by mob in an alleged assault on a school bus carrying the Strasburg High School junior varsity and varsity basketball teams in December.

4-H holds conference in Woodstock

Kayla Eppard, center, 4-H All Star state president, works on a project during a conference in Woodstock on Saturday.  Henry Culvyhouse/Daily

February 1, 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.

Big chill

Cody Miller, 14, left, and Daniel McMullan, 15, right, walk across the snow- and ice-covered walkway on South Holliday Street in Strasburg on Thursday as temperatures hovered around the 20-degree mark. Shenandoah and Warren county schools were on a two-hour delay Thursday due to the cold weather.  Rich Cooley/Daily

January 9, 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

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 8, 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 2, 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 18, 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 6, 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 30, 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 26, 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.