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Education

Changes proposed for school division’s southern campus

WOODSTOCK -- Some students on the southern campus of Shenandoah County Public Schools could be transferred this fall to other schools in a move to alleviate overcrowding. Division administrators would like to reconfigure grade levels for Ashby Lee Elementary, North Folk Middle and Stonewall ...

Warren County awarded breakfast grant

The two Warren County middle schools have received grant funding to help them make changes to their breakfast program. Both Warren County Middle School and Skyline Middle School were awarded $5,000 to start a so-called “breakfast after the bell program.” According to Claire Mansfield, the ...

Bus driver placed on leave after incident involving child

A Shenandoah County Public Schools bus driver has been placed on administrative leave after an incident last week involving a child on her bus. The incident occurred Thursday and, according to two parents who had children on the bus, allegedly involves the driver dragging a first-grader to a ...

Man faces drug charges after incident near school

Authorities say students boarding school buses to leave W.W. Robinson Elementary School in Woodstock on Monday afternoon witnessed a person having a medical crisis outside of the school. A parent waiting to pick up a child noticed the driver of another car shaking an unresponsive man in the ...

Moore Educational Trust grants announced

Shenandoah County Public Schools announced the recipients of the 2018 Moore Educational Trust grants. This year 14 grants totaling $134,000 were awarded The Moore grants are an invaluable funding stream that supports school programs that otherwise would not be offered, said Shenandoah County ...

School News

Honor roll Students of Robert E. Aylor Middle School in Stephens City: SIXTH GRADE ALL A: John Arellano Arellano, Gavin Aufdenberg, Tristan Bardelli, Rylie Benson, MaKenna Blair, Kiari Bloom, Anna Borst, Riley Boyden, Evan Burrell, Kathryn Bryant, Hanna Cadd, Rosemary Cavalier, Gabriel ...

School Lunch Menu

This is the Shenandoah County school lunch menu for Jan. 29-Feb. 2: Monday Breakfast: mini maple waffles, fruit, juice, milk. Lunch K-5: cheese pizza, fries, green beans, peaches, strawberry cup, milk. Lunch 6-12: cheese pizza or stuffed shells, breadstick, fries, green beans, peaches, ...

Honor Roll

The Stonewall Jackson High School has announced pupils who have been named to the All-A honor roll for the first semester. Ninth grade: Julia Biller, Rachael Burch, Samuel Clark, Jeremy Clem Jr., Benjamin Cook, Eliana Dellinger, Isabell Dellinger, Rebecca Diehl, Sarah Eaton, Kylene Franklin, ...

SCPS supporting formation of coalition

The Shenandoah County Public Schools system is supporting the formation of a coalition of school districts that will serve as an advocacy group for stressed school divisions. The School Board Thursday night voted unanimously to approve supporting the formation of the “Small and Rural Schools ...

SCPS seeking public input into budget

Shenandoah County Public School officials are seeking public input into the drafting of its 2018-2019 school year budget. A public hearing will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday to allow Superintendent Mark Johnston to hear from citizens as he begins to develop his proposed school budget. The ...

Familiar faces retain leadership of School Board

The Shenandoah County Public School Board reappointed Karen Whetzel as its board chairman on Wednesday night. She has been a member of the board for nine years, three of them as its  chair. Whetzel spoke of an anonymous quote she felt was appropriate. “We don't always need to be what we ...

New LFCC president ready to take command

Kimberly Blosser is hoping to stay awhile when she takes over as the new president of Lord Fairfax Community College in February. “Because of my personal experience, and the difference community colleges make in students' lives, affirms for me that this is where I want to spend the rest of ...

Year in Review: Accreditation a major issue for local schools last year

Accreditation proved to be a major issue for Frederick, Warren and Shenandoah county schools. All three of the districts had schools that failed to meet the Virginia Department of Education’s full accreditation standards. In Warren County, Ressie Jeffries Elementary School had its ...

LFCC names new president

Lord Fairfax Community College has one of its own to lead it. Kim Blosser has been selected as the school's next president as announced Tuesday by Glenn DuBois, the Chancellor of Virginia's Community Colleges, in a news release. Blosser works as the school's vice president of academic and ...

LFCC president takes a look back at her tenure

Lord Fairfax Community College President Cheryl Thompson-Stacy walked down the main hall of the renovated Fairfax Hall. Some people see the newness of the hall, the fresh looking white paint, windows and additional rooms. Thompson-Stacy sees the students. “We have good kids. They work hard ...

Project Lead the Way students scrape through peanut butter woes

FRONT ROYAL — Megan Mills, Dylan Miller and Nicholas Herring—all seniors in the Project Lead the Way engineering program at Blue Ridge Technical Center—began the semester by brainstorming problems in the world. “Each one of us came up with 100 problems,” Mills said. Of those, the ...

Shenandoah schools weigh course changes

Shenandoah County Public Schools is proposing adjusting its course offerings for next year “We are working to (make) the curriculum more about learning and less about grades. This puts students at the center of learning,” said David Hinegardner, Director of Middle and Secondary 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 ...