Block by block

Lexi Golden, 10, of Front Royal, assembles her Lego creation as she and her classmates take to the floor during after school Lego Club at E. Wilson Morrison Elementary School in Front Royal.    Rich Cooley/Daily

March 29th, 2015

FRONT ROYAL — Standing in a village of Lego rooms, fifth grade teacher Jill Alicie was unsure of what might happen.

Drescher named as new schools superintendent

Greg Drescher, right, assistant superintendent for instruction with Warren County Public Schools, laughs with Superintendent Pamela McInnis Thursday following the announcement at a special meeting that he will succeed her as superintendent, effective July 1 after she retires this spring.  Josette Keelor/Daily

March 26th, 2015

FRONT ROYAL — Greg Drescher, assistant superintendent for instruction with Warren County Public Schools, was announced the district’s new superintendent at a special meeting Thursday evening.

Above and beyond

Elizabeth Miller, deputy director at Starbase Academy in Winchester, engages with a student after averaging the data from their recent rocket experiment.   Rich Cooley/Daily

March 26th, 2015

WINCHESTER — Susan Corrigan has said that hers is the best teaching job there is.

Healthy competition

Octavio Villegas, 10, a fourth grade student,  makes Awesome Orbs with the help of a food processor. His recipe won first place during the healthy snack competition as part of the Sodexo's 2015 Future Chefs Challenge.    Rich Cooley/Daily

March 23rd, 2015

At Thursday night’s Sodexo 2015 Future Chefs Challenge, Warren County fourth and fifth graders competed to make the healthiest after school snack they could.

Schools announce snow delays, closings

March 20th, 2015

Public schools in Warren, Frederick, Shenandoah and Clarke counties will be closed today. In Winchester, schools have announced a two-hour

Transition game

Former NBA basketball player Norman Nixon speaks during the   annual Shenandoah University Business Symposium held Thursday inside Stimpson Auditorium at Halpin-Harrison Hall. Rich Cooley/Daily

March 19th, 2015

WINCHESTER — More than 100 local business leaders, students and faculty members gathered in the Stimpson Auditorium at Shenandoah University to hear a former NBA player and entrepreneur share the fundamentals of business on Thursday morning.

School Board OKs budget

March 19th, 2015

FRONT ROYAL — At a Thursday night meeting, the Warren County School Board approved its proposed budget for the 2016 fiscal year and scheduled a special meeting at 5 p.m. on March 26, when the board will name a new superintendent.

College, university team on reverse transfer agreement

March 18th, 2015

Through a new reverse transfer agreement, some students at Lord Fairfax Community College in Middletown will be able to transfer a greater number of credits to James Madison University in Harrisonburg. The change allows students to complete an associate’s degree through the community college while knocking out general education courses toward a bachelor’s degree.

School Board approves budget

March 12th, 2015

WOODSTOCK — The Shenandoah County School Board unanimously approved the 2015-16 school year budget that Superintendent Jeremy Raley presented at a Thursday night regular meeting.

Hungry for more help

Lori Glascock holds a backpack used in the Warren County Backpack Program. During the school year, the program sends food home with hungry children to supplement meals over the weekend. During the summer, parents can pick up food each week at area distribution locations.  Josette Keelor/Daily

March 11th, 2015

FRONT ROYAL — When thinking about what they might donate to hungry children, everyone thinks of peanut butter. But program chair Lori Glascock said there’s a lot more that goes into a child’s meal.

Blue Ridge rocks

Shenandoah National Park Ranger Regina Cardwell speaks to this fifth grade science class at E.Wilson Morrison Elementary School on Monday about rocks in the Shenandoah National Park. 
Rich Cooley/Daily

March 9th, 2015

FRONT ROYAL – Asked if they had ever seen Shenandoah National Park, some of Jill Alicie’s fifth graders at E. Wilson Elementary School in Front Royal knew they had. Others weren’t too sure until Park Ranger Regina Cardwell pointed out that Skyline Drive also weaves its way through the park.

School Board proposes plan for preschool classrooms

March 5th, 2015

WOODSTOCK — However possible, Shenandoah County Public Schools plan to add two new preschool classrooms this fall. Despite a decrease in state funding for the classrooms through the Virginia Preschool Initiative, schools could make this effort possible with less overall funding from the county.

Schools, libraries close for winter storm

March 5th, 2015

Public schools in Winchester and the counties of Clarke, Frederick, Shenandoah, Warren and Page will be closed today due to a snowstorm expected to drop 4-8 inches around northern parts of the region.