Education

Shenandoah County Public Schools employee wins state award

The Virginia Society for Technology in Education  has named Tim Taylor, Shenandoah County Public Schools Supervisor of Instructional Technology, as its 2017 Outstanding Leader of the Year. “I am humbled by it,” Taylor said. "The work they do in the schools is a team effort," Taylor said ...

Board mulls effect of failed accreditation

Shenandoah County School Board members discussed the impact of  failed accreditation at two schools during the board's Monday meeting. The School Board heard the requirements the Virginia Board of Education imposed on North Fork Middle School and W.W. Robinson because the two schools failed ...

Legislators, officials go to school

"What the best and wisest parent wants for his child, that must we want for all the children of the community. Anything less is unlovely, and left unchecked, destroys our democracy,” - John Dewey.   MOUNT JACKSON  - Virginia public schools opened for the school year with about ...

Shenandoah public chools recognized for LIFE Program

Tucci Learning Solutions recently recognized Shenandoah County Public Schools with a national award for a program designed to help people with disabilities live an independent life after high school graduation. The school system's LIFE (Learning Independence for Everyday) program won the ...

School chiefs react to accreditation changes

Shenandoah and Warren County public school superintendents are reacting positively to recent changes the state has made to its school accreditation process. “This has been long awaited from the many years when the only thing used to determine school accountability was test results, and ...

Shenandoah school land valuable, not forgotten

Almost nine years later, 70 acres of land purchased for about $2.6 million by the School Board and county supervisors in 2009 remains untouched and vacant, despite a shortage of space and crowded class sizes in several of the Shenandoah County schools. The land is an asset and has not been ...

Frederick County schools discuss needed projects

Frederick County Public Schools would like to rebuild Aylor Middle School and build a new high school. The project is included in the proposed five-year $259 million 2019-2023 Capital Improvements Plan that was adopted by the School Board on Nov. 9. The plan moves forward to the Frederick ...

$15.4M list of improvements submitted

Shenandoah County Public Schools has a list of $15.4 million in improvements that need to be made over the next five years. The division's proposed five-year Capital Improvement Plan for 2019-2013, submitted to the School Board last week,  includes $2.4 million in new requests from ...

Shenandoah schools crowded but within state rules

A class size report discussed at Thursday's Shenandoah County Public Schools meeting shows the county schools are crowded but are still within state regulations. “Yes. They are crowded,” Superintendent Mark Johnston said. The study shows that the district elementary schools have the ...

Job fair to be held Tuesday

Lord Fairfax Community College will host its second annual career and internship fair 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday in the Corron Community Development Center on the Middletown Campus. The event is open to both Lord Fairfax Community College students and the public at large in the schools ...

Voters like Kline for Shenandoah County School Board

Shelby Kline won election Tuesday to the Shenandoah County School Board with 1,281 votes, according to unofficial election results. “Wow. I am pleasantly surprised,” Kline said when informed of the results. She had been out canvassing all day. Kline said she plans to address what ...

Superintendent: Boundary changes helped

Shenandoah County Public Schools Superintendent Mark Johnston is taking issue with a story that appeared in an area weekly newspaper. The story titled “Boundary changes didn't fix problems ” reported on school boundary issues and overcrowding problems in some of the schools. The story ...

Kids see different ‘Worlds of Work’

WINCHESTER   Thousands of students had their passports punched Wednesday and Thursday to a possible glimpse of their future. This is the third year for Worlds of Work Expo, a two-day career event in which about 3,000 seventh grade students from area schools district preview what could ...

Superintendent replies to facilities plan criticisms

The Shenandoah County Public Schools long term facilities plan continues to be one of leading topics this election season. One of the most sharply critical comments about the long term facilities plan was made during a Board of Supervisors meeting. “The School Board’s decision to accept ...

Public questions school board candidates

This is part of a series on the Shenandoah County Public School Board forum in which candidates of the Fifth District seeking a seat on the school board answered questions from the audience. WOODSTOCK – Three candidates seeking to fill the School Board seat once held by Irving Getz ...

School board candidates discuss relationships, facilities plan

This is part of a series on the Shenandoah County Public School Board forum in which candidates of the Fifth District seeking a seat on the school board answered questions from the audience. WOODSTOCK – Three candidates seeking to fill the School Board seat once held by Irving Getz ...

Voters hear from 5th District School Board candidates

This is the first part of a three part series on the Shenandoah County Public School Board forum. WOODSTOCK – Three candidates seeking to fill the school board seat once held by Irving Getz answered questions from some of the 70 people who attended a candidates' forum Thursday evening at ...

Area school districts receive grant for safety equipment

Area schools have received grant money for new school security equipment grants. Gov. Terry McAuliffe on Friday announced $6 million in  security equipment grants to schools in 104 divisions and three regional education programs. The grants will pay for items such as: video monitoring ...

Teacher tries to find hope after Texas flooding

In the midst of death and flooding that left nothing but ruin, a teacher new to the Shenandoah County Public Schools system has found support in the schools. Rebecca Derharoutian is a special education teacher at W.W. Robinson and Central High School. She transferred on July 28 to Virginia, ...