Mount Jackson

Students seek expansion of dual enrollment program

From left, Kinsey Wilk, 17, of Fort Valley; Alexandra Kahl, 17, of Basye; and Tyler Hinkle, 17, of Quicksburg, recently made a presentation to school administrators on why the county's dual enrollment program needs to be expanded.  Kaley Toy/Daily

May 27, 2016

MOUNT JACKSON – Massanutten Regional Governor’s School students explain to Shenandoah County educators why expanding course offerings at the college level is important for high school students, giving them the opportunity to earn the governor’s scholars certificate and associate’s degree, saving time and money before moving on to college.

Students work on energy savings solution for school

May 26, 2016

MOUNT JACKSON – A group of Massanutten Regional Governor’s School students in Mount Jackson spent the past school year researching the viability of installing solar panels outside the school in order to create energy savings for the school.

Focus group hones mega site plans

May 20, 2016

MOUNT JACKSON — The Mount Jackson focus group working on the town’s comprehensive plan continued to revise its proposal to the planning commission this week, changing which businesses would need to undergo a public hearing before developing on the new mega site property within town limits and which ones would not.

A memorable night is nigh

Alissa Smith, 16, a Skyline High School junior, holds centerpiece arrangements for tables on Friday afternoon at the Shenandoah Valley Country Club in Front Royal. Students gathered there to decorate the banquet room for their school prom on Friday evening.  Skyline's prom kicks off prom season in the region.  Rich Cooley/Daily

April 8, 2016

The excitement begins this month as area high school students prepare for prom season. Discovering the perfect dress, suit, shoes, accessories and hairstyle is a fun adventure for many students who are nearing the end of their high school years. Discovering the perfect dress, suit, shoes, accessories and hairstyle is a fun adventure for many students who are nearing the end of their high school years.

Area preschoolers shovel dirt, lay bricks

Graciel Tapia, 18, a second-year student at Triplett Tech, shows preschooler Benjamin Myers, 4, of Edinburg, how to lay brick down with mortar. Kaley Toy/Daily

February 24, 2016

MOUNT JACKSON – Preschoolers in Raelyn Hamilton’s class learned what masons do everyday from students in Gary Kibler’s masonry class at Triplett Tech this week.

Galaxies far, far away

Russell Kohrs, a teacher at Massanutten Governors School in Mount Jackson, looks through this homemade loop antenna designed for use in solar observation. Kohrs and his students are working on a project with NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Rich Cooley/Daily

January 17, 2016

MOUNT JACKSON – Russell Kohrs, environmental science teacher at Massanutten Regional Governor’s School for Integrated Environmental Science and Technology, along with two of his students, will be working with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) over the next year.

Council approves rezoning, vision statement

January 12, 2016

MOUNT JACKSON – The Mount Jackson Town Council voted to approve the rezoning of approximately 10 acres of agricultural land to limited industrial during Tuesday night’s meeting.

Preschoolers learn how electricity works

Triplett Tech preschoolers Rhett Hamilton, 4, left, and Hannah Dettmer, 4, center, learn about safety precautions from Jacob Stephens, right, a second-year electricity student. Kaley Toy/Daily

January 6, 2016

MOUNT JACKSON – Preschoolers in Raelyn Hamilton’s class learned about electricity from students in Dagan Stephens’ electricity class at Triplett

Town set to annex land for mega site

December 30, 2015

MOUNT JACKSON – The town’s annexation of 512 acres takes effect tonight but the land’s future development remains uncertain.