School Board votes at disciplinary hearing

Jeremy Raley

May 16, 2016

WOODSTOCK – The Shenandoah County School Board on Monday upheld recommendations by Superintendent Jeremy Raley for the expulsion of three students involved in an incident on a school bus carrying members of the Strasburg boys’ JV and varsity basketball teams.

A stellar year for Central

Central High School Principal Melissa  Hensley chats with students inside the hallway of Central High School on Friday. Hensley has been recognized as Virginia's 2016 Outstanding High School Principal of the Year.  Rich Cooley/Daily

May 15, 2016

WOODSTOCK – Central High School Principal Melissa Hensley has been named Virginia’s 2016 Outstanding High School Principal of the Year.

Bright Beginnings

Miles Williamson, 5, left, and his preschool classmates sit on the carpet as teacher Amanda Marston reads a book to them at W.W. Robinson Elementary School in Woodstock.  Rich Cooley/Daily

May 6, 2016

WOODSTOCK – It’s not all fun and games at Shenandoah County preschool programs, where students work hard to prepare for kindergarten.

School Board asked to prioritize expenditures

April 27, 2016

WOODSTOCK – Schools Superintendent Jeremy Raley told School Board members Wednesday evening that they need to reconsider next year’s budget, “knowing that we are faced with a significant reduction of over $2.6 million from what you approved in your budget. It’s not going to be an easy task.”

Fire damages Edinburg grocery store

A pile of burned insulation rests outside the front of Larkin's Grocery at Columbia Furnace west of Edinburg on Monday afternoon. A fire Sunday night damaged the store interior and has forced the store to close. Rich Cooley/Daily

April 25, 2016

EDINBURG – Flames shooting out of the bottom of a drink cooler at Larkin’s Grocery Store startled co-owner Sunny Singh on Sunday evening.

Making an Impact

Central High School teacher Rowdy Hoover, left, gives student Josh Unger, 18, the task of drilling screws to support the sides of a compost structure behind the school. Agriculture, science and special education students built the structure with grant money from     Dominion Power. It will be used to compost cafeteria food waste.  Rich Cooley/Daily

April 22, 2016

WOODSTOCK – Central High School students began building a composting site behind the school to reduce the school’s food waste on Friday.

Public speaks up for coaches, students

Satchell Roller, 14, of Toms Brook, addresses the Shenandoah County School Board about the December bus incident at Thursday night's meeting in Woodstock. Rich Cooley/Daily

April 14, 2016

WOODSTOCK – Community members voiced their concerns to county School Board members and a crowd wearing purple Thursday night about the handling of the investigations into an incident on a school bus returning from West Virginia with the Strasburg High School boys’ junior varsity and varsity basketball teams and their coaches last December.

Service, race mark 100 years of JROTC

April 14, 2016

Students are gearing up for a record-breaking run and community service contributions in honor of the 100th anniversary of worldwide JROTC units.