School News

Warren schools plant Tower Gardens

Meredith Miller, left, an A.S. Rhodes Elementary fourth grade teacher, and Niki Wymer, a member of the Front Royal Rotary Club, assemble the lights on a Tower Garden being installed at Hilda J. Barbour Elementary School in Front Royal on  Monday. The Front Royal Rotary Club donated $6,000 and Solodex donated $1,700 to fund the project, which allows the school to grow herbs and vegetables indoors. Nine of the units were purchased for Warren County schools.   Rich Cooley/Daily

September 26, 2016

Warren County students will be helping to grow small school crops of vegetables and herbs using new Tower Gardens that will be set up at every school.

Skyline teacher named regional Teacher of the Year

Students surround Heidi Trude, center,  after she was surprised with winning the District 4 Teacher of the Year award Tuesday morning at Skyline High School.   Rich Cooley/Daily

September 13, 2016

Warren County Public Schools administration surprised Skyline High School teacher Heidi Trude Tuesday morning by announcing that she’s been named the state’s Region 4 Teacher of the Year.

Christendom details $40 million campaign

September 12, 2016

FRONT ROYAL – Christendom College leaders have announced a comprehensive campaign that will raise a new chapel on campus and provide financial support for the college and its students.

Skyline to continue improvement plan programs

September 7, 2016

Skyline High School will continue its three-year school improvement plan with remediation programs on the tails of a significant jump in SOL scores last school year.

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.