Education

School Board approves course changes

December 8, 2016

WOODSTOCK – The Shenandoah County School Board approved course changes and the meeting calendar, and heard presentations on the Capital Improvement Plan, English learners and Every Student Succeeds Act at its Thursday night meeting.

Interests sparked at biomedical expo

Alyssa Thorpe, 13, left, and Kristianna Rodriguez, 13, center, look at a radiology display hosted by Biomedical Science Academy students Garrett Estep, 15, a Stonewall Jackson High School student, and Mayia Rodriguez, 16, right, a Central High School student. Central HIgh School hosted the first of three biomedical expos to be held in Shenandoah County schools this week.  Rich Cooley/Daily

December 7, 2016

WOODSTOCK – The Biomedical Sciences Academy class of 2019 held expos at the Shenandoah high schools to showcase why others should join the program.

Board to discuss major projects, course offerings

December 5, 2016

The Shenandoah County School Board will discuss the Capital Improvement Plan and Every Student Succeeds Act at its Thursday night meeting. The board also will vote on course offerings and the 2017 School Board schedule.

Complete survey to help schools

December 3, 2016

Shenandoah and Frederick County Public Schools are asking students, parents, staff and community members to take an online survey, sharing their viewpoints about educational issues, including digital learning and the use of technology for future ready schools.

Special Olympics seeks local volunteers

December 2, 2016

WOODSTOCK – Information on becoming a volunteer for the Area 4 Special Olympics was presented during a Thursday afternoon meeting at the Shenandoah County Public Schools office.

Whetzel named region’s School Board Member of the Year

Karen Whetzel

November 25, 2016

Shenandoah County School Board Chairwoman Karen Whetzel was awarded the Virginia School Boards Association’s Regional School Board Member of the Year in honor of her boardmanship qualities and active involvement in promoting student achievement.

PASS urges School Board to create needs-based budget

November 17, 2016

The Parents’ Alliance for Strong Schools Board of Directors sent a letter to the Shenandoah County School Board urging them to create a school budget based on the division’s needs and to not give into pressure to downsize the budget.

Board accepts budget calendar, hears presentations

November 11, 2016

WOODSTOCK – The Shenandoah County Public Schools School Board accepted the budget calendar and heard presentations on unified sports, grants and progress on the calendar for the next school year’s calendar during a meeting on Thursday.

Board accepts long-term facilities plan

November 10, 2016

WOODSTOCK – The Shenandoah County Public Schools School Board accepted the proposed long-term facilities master plan at a Thursday night meeting.

Board to decide upon facilities, budget calendar

November 7, 2016

The Shenandoah County School Board will chose whether to accept or not accept the long-term facilities master plan and vote on the budget calendar at Thursday night’s meeting.

More voices speak out against Sherando mascot

November 2, 2016

A number of Native Americans from different tribes spoke to the Frederick County School Board on Tuesday about reconsidering Sherando High School’s warrior mascot.

Central principal honored to represent state

Melissa Hensley

October 24, 2016

Central High School Principal Melissa Hensley is honored to have represented Central High School, Shenandoah County Public Schools and the state of Virginia as a national finalist for the Principal of the Year award.

Students collect water for flood victims

Robby Phillips, 17, left, of Woodstock, and Ashley Funkhouser, 16, of Edinburg, stack cases of water outside the gymnasium area at Central High School on Friday. The pair are members of the Shenandoah County Biomedical Science Academy, which collected 200 cases of water for the town of Luckworth, North Carolina.  Rich Cooley/Daily

October 22, 2016

WOODSTOCK – Students of Shenandoah County Public School’s Biomedical Sciences Academy spearheaded a fundraising event to collect water for residents affected by the flooding after Hurricane Matthew hit the area.