Shenandoah County

School Lunch Menu: FEB. 17

This is the Shenandoah County school lunch menu for Feb. 19-23, 2018: Monday NO SCHOOL Tuesday Breakfast: Egg & cheese on English muffin, fruit & juice choices, choice of milk. Lunch K-5: Salisbury steak w/gravy, breadstick, mashed potatoes, broccoli, pears, choice of ...

Schools get attention on tour

Local leaders on Friday continued their tour of Shenandoah County Public Schools by visiting Signal Knob Middle School, Sandy Hook Elementary School and Strasburg High School. Not participating in Friday's tour were Shenandoah County Board of Supervisors Vice Chairman Dick Neese, Chairman ...

Board holds hearing on school budget, one person shows

Only one person attended Thursday night's Shenandoah County Public Schools board hearing held to allow for questions on the proposed budget. Holly Dood was at the hearing to hear what would be discussed but she had no specific questions herself. She has a child who is a student at Central ...

Chronic wasting disease cases on the rise

The region has seen a recent spike in the number of deer with chronic wasting disease. According to the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, tests for chronic wasting disease came back positive for 14 deer in Frederick County and two deer in Shenandoah County. Those figures are up ...

Local leaders tour schools

Shenandoah County Public Schools is showcasing its schools to county leaders in a series of tours. Wednesday morning saw members of the Shenandoah County Board of Supervisors and members of the Shenandoah County School Board visiting staff and students at Central High School, W.W. Robinson ...

Policy changes proposed in light of school bus incident

WOODSTOCK – Changes in school policy to make school bus travel safer will go before the Shenandoah County School Board on March 15. “The students need to behave themselves and we expect our drivers to be professional at all times,” said schools Superintendent Mark Johnston. A recent ...

School division reports high graduation rates

Shenandoah County Public Schools has a four-year graduation rate of 96.3 percent. That is a higher percentage, schools Superintendent Mark Johnston said,  than the regional average of 93.7 percent and the state average of 91.1 percent. “Our graduation rate in Shenandoah County Public ...

Extension launches survey to better understand area needs

To better understand the needs of people in the Northern Shenandoah Valley, the Virginia Cooperative Extension is gathering feedback in a novel way: through an online survey. “We have not really undertaken a survey like this, as extensively as we're trying to do this year, in quite some ...

Shenandoah schools seek raises, better efficiencies with proposed budget

WOODSTOCK- Shenandoah County Public Schools is asking for more money in an effort to be competitive in the face of a growing teacher shortage, growing enrollment and students with greater needs. Superintendent Mark Johnston proposed a $67.4 million budget to the School Board Thursday for the ...

Judge nixes ‘confession’ in sexual battery case

WOODSTOCK – A judge ruled Friday that a teenager’s sexual battery case may move forward without the defendant’s recorded statements. Domingo Reynoso-Bautista, 18, appeared in Shenandoah County Circuit Court where he stands charged with aggravated sexual battery of a child under the age ...

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 ...

Shentel reports strong 2017 financials and new TiVo products

Shentel had a rosy end-of-year report for 2017. The company acquired a million new customers through its expanded relationship with Sprint, the stock price grew by more than a quarter, and the company reported continued development in the old nTelos service area. Chief operating officer ...

County to consider sealant plant for industrial park

WOODSTOCK – Shenandoah County leaders plan to consider a permit for a pavement sealing business set to open near Mount Jackson. The Planning Commission recently recommended that the Board of Supervisors approve a special-use permit for a sealcoat mixing facility. The commission also ...

Domestic assault incident sends two to hospital

WOODSTOCK – Shenandoah County authorities charged a Maurertown man Tuesday in a domestic assault incident that left one person with severe head injuries. Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested Phillip Houston Moore, 48, of 1760 Sugar Hill Road, Maurertown, and charged him ...

School bus driver is back to work

A Shenandoah County Public School bus driver is back to work driving a school bus after an investigation into an incident at the end of January involving a child on her bus. The incident, according to two parents who had children on the bus, allegedly involved the driver dragging a ...

Icy weather closed some schools this week

Tuesday's inclement weather prompted school closings for some area school districts. Frederick and Shenandoah county public schools closed for the day as ice coated the roads. Warren County Public Schools called for a two-hour delay. “Today marked the fourth day this school year that ...

Northam endorses unfreezing of Dominion Energy utility rates

Gov. Ralph Northam endorsed a major overhaul of electric utility regulations Monday, stating the changes will restore customer protections and spur the development of a modern, resilient electric grid. The governor supported legislation to repeal and replace a controversial 2015 law that ...

Board hears update on sheriff’s HQ, 911 center

WOODSTOCK – Shenandoah County taxpayers would cover the cost for a new emergency communications center whether or not it moves to the Sheriff's Office future home. The Board of Supervisors heard updates Tuesday about the project that has begun to design and build a new headquarters on county ...

Judge sentences couple for making meth in 2013

WOODSTOCK – A New York couple has received suspended prison sentences for running a methamphetamine laboratory in Shenandoah County in 2013. Wayne Allen Shillingburg and Valerie Ann Hall, of Millport, New York, appeared in Shenandoah County Circuit Court on Monday for sentencing. Each ...

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 ...