Music programs short of funding

February 1st, 2015

Those who have attended regular public meetings of the Shenandoah County School Board could easily conclude that music is important to the county’s public schools.

A study in everything

Dillon Campbell, 17, captain of Skyline High School Academic Team, answers a question during a recent team practice. The team recently won the  Conference 28 tournament and ranks No. 2 in the region. The students have advanced to the Region 3A East Tournament that will be held Wednesday. Rich Cooley/Daily

January 30th, 2015

FRONT ROYAL — This Skyline High School after-school club meets four days a week and challenges students to learn all they can about everything. The team recently came in first place in the Virginia High School League Conference 28 Tournament.

Educational gaps highlighted at work session

January 30th, 2015

WOODSTOCK — Closing the achievement gap between low-income and middle-income students is among the budget concerns highlighted at a Shenandoah County School Board work session this week.

School Board makes case for increasing budget

January 29th, 2015

A Wednesday night joint session between the Frederick County Board of Supervisors and School Board members resulted in some questions but few disagreements so far about the 2016 fiscal year budget, said Steve Edwards, coordinator of policy and communications for schools.

Board makes bus radios an urgent request

January 27th, 2015

WOODSTOCK — The topic of student safety in Shenandoah County was paramount Tuesday night during a joint session between the Shenandoah County School Board and the Board of Supervisors.

Making music together

Azusa Stephens, left, and her son Hideshiro, 1, of Winchester, sit with Miho Sato, a music therapy teacher with The Community Music School of Piedmont, and her son Saul, 5, during a recent class at Trinity Lutheran Church in Stephens City. Rich Cooley/Daily

January 25th, 2015

STEPHENS CITY — A new school in Stephens City is part of an effort to share music with more people.

Schools announce winter storm closures, postponements

January 23rd, 2015

In anticipation of a winter storm due to enter the region this evening, public schools in Page and Shenandoah counties have announced plans for an early dismissal today. Shenandoah County Public Schools closed at 1 p.m. today, and Page County at 1:30 p.m. All evening events have been canceled.

Jazz session

Grammy-award winning musician  Wynton Marsalis teaches fourth graders during a workshop at John Kerr Elementary School in Winchester on Thursday.   Rich Cooley/Daily

January 22nd, 2015

WINCHESTER — It isn’t every day a famous composer comes to your school.

Raises top Warren School Board budget priorities

January 22nd, 2015

FRONT ROYAL — When the Warren County School Board convenes in February to discuss its budget for the 2015-16 school year, salaries for all district employees will top its list of priorities.

The ‘Cold’ facts

Gavin Grove, 6, of Front Royal, a kindergarten student at A.S. Rhodes Elementary School, shows his windshield artwork  to his teacher Amanda Rutherford at school on Thursday. Grove misunderstood a  school announcement last week reminding students to dress warm the next day for the severe wind chill factor. Rutherford made it a teachable moment and  developed a  windshield factory during class to demonstrate the wind chill factor. Rich Cooley/Daily

January 16th, 2015

FRONT ROYAL — Six-year-old Gavin Grove arrived home last week excited to return to school the next day.

Morning snow closes Warren, Page schools

January 14th, 2015

Early morning snow has caused Warren County Public Schools to turn an initial two-hour delay into a snow day. Page County Public Schools are also closed today, and Clarke County Schools announced a two-hour delay this morning. Other area schools opened at their normal times.

Board to discuss improvements

January 13th, 2015

WOODSTOCK — Budgeting funds for the coming school year isn’t as easy as determining what schools need the most.

College website easier to navigate

January 12th, 2015

Lord Fairfax Community College in Middletown has announced a new website that allows a more user-friendly experience for students and staff.

Board votes for second design, new school buses

January 9th, 2015

FRONT ROYAL—The Warren County School Board voted unanimously to approve a second alternate add-on space to the auditorium design of the county’s new middle school, as well as the purchase of two school buses Thursday evening.

Residents implore board to keep date

January 8th, 2015

WOODSTOCK — At its meeting Thursday night, the Shenandoah County School Board considered starting the next school year a week earlier, and the community showed up in force to oppose the idea.

Vote to include request for new school design

January 7th, 2015

FRONT ROYAL — At its Thursday night meeting, members of the Warren County School Board will vote to consider a second alternate add-on space to the building design they have yet to approve for the county’s new middle school.