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Education

Students organizie Unity Project, looking for community support

Students of the Shenandoah County BioMedical Sciences Academy at Central High School are organizing what they are calling the Unity Project to promote kindness and harmony. The first event is a walk to begin at 9 a.m. Aug. 4 at the Shenandoah County Fairgrounds to remember all the victims who ...

Strasburg High School teen walks twice for graduation

Callie Stead will graduate from two schools this week that she said have shaped her to be a leader and to work for achievement. Stead, 18, walked in Triplett Tech's 53rd annual ceremony Thursday, and will join 141 graduation candidates in the 59th commencement ceremony for Strasburg High ...

Little Libraries sprouting in Woodstock

Shenandoah County Public Schools and the Town of Woodstock have partnered to launch seven Little Libraries, complete with children's books. The Little Libraries are located near apartment complexes where many students live. The Little Libraries will be dedicated at 6 p.m. today with school ...

Board seeks more administrative help at grade school

FRONT ROYAL — The Warren County Public Schools Board passed a measure Wednesday that will give E. Wilson Morrison Elementary School one principal and two assistant principals. Prior to the meeting, E. Wilson Morrison had one principal and one assistant principal. During Wednesday’s ...

‘I am here to learn’: Research internships provide hands-on experience

Annabelle Palmer is an 18-year-old senior studying at the Massanutten Regional Governor's School for Environmental Science and Technology and Science. Her home school is Central High School where she is on track to be valedictorian for Central's 2018 graduating class As part of her studies ...

Seniors showcase their Capstone projects

WOODSTOCK - Megan Freiwald, a senior at Central High School, is one of 11 students in the Biomedical Sciences Academy who took part in its first Capstone Program. “Capstone? It created this family. We were the first people to go through the program,” Freiwald said about the program. The ...

Stonewall graduation candidate: ‘High school is what you put into it’

Abbigail Simon will think of success and the hard work required during the past four years as she walks in Stonewall Jackson High School's commencement ceremony on Friday. She is one of 122 graduation candidates this year. “These four years have been such a phenomenal transformative ...

A path to fitness: Sandy Hook students work off energy on new track

STRASBURG – Students at Sandy Hook Elementary School on Tuesday morning could not wait to take a break from class to try out the school's new outdoor track. Third-grader Kolbie St. Amand said she has run on the track every day since it opened on Friday. “Me and Nana walk the track,” ...

More than a thousand students to graduate from LFCC on Saturday

Lord Fairfax Community College will see more than 1,100 students graduate at its 47th commencement exercise on Saturday. One of those students is Emily Hammersley, who along with her brother, is a first-generation college student. “I am so excited. My whole family is excited,” Hammersley ...

Ashby Lee teacher named division’s Teacher of the Year

QUICKSBURG – On Monday morning, Kathryn "Katie" Tusing, a second grade teacher at Ashby Lee Elementary School,  walked among students who sat on the classroom floor in pairs as they filled in a math worksheet, looking for similarities and differences in sequences of numbers that are written ...

Warren County High School senior is film competition finalist

FRONT ROYAL — Jacqui Ris, a senior at Warren County High School, has plans to become a director or cinematographer. She said she’s an intern with Mirandum Pictures and is going to study film at Virginia Commonwealth University next year. While she played a role in some other film making ...

Triplett Tech students advance to national competition

Triplett Tech will see three students move on to national competition after they took first places awards in the 54th Annual Virginia SkillsUSA Conference in Virginia Beach on April 21. "We are so proud to have these top-notch students who have demonstrated the highest skill level to compete ...

Warren County schools division approves budget

FRONT ROYAL — The Warren County School Board has approved a $56 million operating budget for the 2019 fiscal year. During a School Board meeting Wednesday,  Superintendent Greg Drescher noted that the district had received $634,000 less from the Warren County Board of Supervisors than the ...

Warren County Schools shift surplus funds toward teacher raises

FRONT ROYAL — The Warren County School Board moved to enact a budget measure that, if approved by the Warren County Board of Supervisors, would raise teacher salaries by 2 percent next year. In a five-minute special meeting on Wednesday, the School Board agreed to spend $381,661 out of its ...

Joining the workforce: Triplett Tech students meet recruiters at job fair

MOUNT JACKSON - Triplett Tech opened a path for its students to join the workforce when it hosted its second ever job fair Tuesday. One business at the event was M.C. Dean Building Intelligence, a worldwide company based in Tysons Corner. William Lilley, a recruiter for M.C. Dean, was with ...

Stonewall Jackson FFA team going to national competition

The FFA meats judging team from Stonewall Jackson High School has advanced to the National FFA meats competition. The team made up of Faith Dellinger, Mindi Freed and Lindsay Zirkle with coach and FFA teacher Tarinda Showman placed first in the Block & Bridle State Meats Judging Career ...

School division looking at ways to cut $675,000 from proposed budget

WOODSTOCK - Shenandoah County Public Schools is attempting to find ways to cut $675,601 from its budget. The budget reduction is necessary following last week's Board of Supervisors meeting in which board members chose not to fully fund the division's. The supervisors budgeted $27.77 million ...

Central students join national walkout

WOODSTOCK - On the 19th anniversary of a mass school shooting in Colorado, and about 90 minutes after a new attack in Florida, students at Central High School walked out of classes Friday to protest gun laws they believe are too weak, part of a nationwide event involving more than 2,500 ...

Warren County Public Schools to have special meeting on budget adjustments

FRONT ROYAL — The Warren County Public Schools Board is set to have a special meeting on Wednesday to discuss adjustments to the school budget. During a work session on Wednesday,  Superintendent Greg Drescher said that the Warren County Board of Supervisors is set to provide enough money ...

Randolph-Macon students show off self-published books

FRONT ROYAL — Between the end of Christmas break and the middle of March, Bernie Luan and his freshmen English peers at Randolph-Macon Academy designed and created their own books. Luan, a history buff, honed in on the part of Dalian, China, where he grew up, telling about the Japanese and ...