FRONT ROYAL – The Warren County School Board has appointed Christopher Ballenger, an Oklahoma transplant to Virginia, to serve as the next Warren County Public Schools superintendent.

Shenandoah County Public Schools announced additional information on Tuesday afternoon about the reopening of schools.

Shenandoah County Public Schools Superintendent Mark Johnston said in an email to The Northern Virginia Daily that he does not believe the name of a school matters when it comes to schools, including Stonewall Jackson High School.

Announcing plans to reopen schools with social-distancing requirements, Gov. Ralph Northam said Tuesday that staff will need to implement sweeping changes in how schools allow for education during Phases Two and Three of the state’s reopening plan.

The Warren County School Board unanimously approved a CARES Act grant application to the Virginia Department of Education at Wednesday's night's School Board meeting.


Their final months as high school students likely will be etched into the minds of Strasburg High School’s seniors for quite some time. Members of the Class of 2020 made sure the memories they made over the past four years are preserved for years to come.

The Shenandoah County Public Schools division is putting together a group that will explore the division’s options regarding the start of the 2020-21 school year as COVID-19 continues to cloud the picture surrounding the reopening of schools across the state this fall.

The Shenandoah County School Board approved the division’s budget for fiscal year 2020-21 on Thursday, though it did so under a cloud of uncertainty brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.

When Shenandoah County Public Schools Superintendent Mark Johnston showed up in the driveway of Dagan Stephens’ Fort Valley home at the end of last week, the career and technical education teacher thought to himself that he was about to receive either some really good news or really bad news.

Massanutten Military Academy continues to provide its students with an education despite the COVID-19 outbreak that prompted the school to shut down its Woodstock campus in mid-March.

It won’t be the traditional graduation ceremony the Class of 2020 certainly anticipated when it began the 2019-20 school year, but seniors in the Shenandoah County Public Schools system will still have their chance to walk across a stage and receive their diplomas in person upon their gradua…

The U.S. Department of Education has given Virginia permission to cancel federally mandated Standards of Learning tests during the 2019-2020 school year, according to a Monday news release from the Virginia Department of Education.

Karen Miranda was with her 8-year-old daughter Aida Gutierrez, a third-grader at Sandy Hook Elementary School, at a recent art fair showcasing student art throughout the school over a two-day period.

Virginia Superintendent of Public Instruction James Lane announced Tuesday that high school seniors who were on track to earn a diploma later this spring will be able to graduate, despite the closure of schools for the remainder of the year.

Virginia’s Standard of Learning testing is likely to be canceled this year after the U.S. Department of Education said Friday that it would waive mandatory testing requirements.

Warren County Interim Superintendent Melody Sheppard announced Wednesday at a Warren County School Board meeting that the school division will close through April 13, with students returning April 14.

The spread of COVID-19 continues to impact local colleges, forcing the cancellation of commencement ceremonies for Virginia's 23 community colleges.

Shenandoah County Public Schools announced Monday afternoon that its schools will close schools until Monday, April 13, reopening Tuesday, April 14.


FRONT ROYAL – An error led to heartbreak one day and then to tears of happiness the following week for Randolph-Macon Academy senior Citlaly Sosa.

FRONT ROYAL – Warren County Public School Board members on Wednesday awarded a contract to Syntax Communications to run cable in A.S. Rhodes Elementary School.

FRONT ROYAL – Warren County School Board members heard some good news when they were updated on the proposed fiscal year 2021 $61.5 million operating budget at a Wednesday night budget work session.

WOODSTOCK – The Shenandoah County Public Schools chief says the division might not need to ask for as much local funding for the next fiscal year as it has in previous years.

WOODSTOCK - Gina Stetter, director of special education for Shenandoah County Public Schools, recently gave a presentation to the School Board about the school division's special education data report to the state about the children served through special education.

MOUNT JACKSON  – Monday is World Teen Mental Health Day and to bring awareness to those in the Shenandoah County Public Schools to "Just Ask," students and administrators on Monday filmed segments with the message to be made into a video.

Members of the Shenandoah County Public School Board heard some good news Thursday night at a budget work session.

The Warren County School Board heard updates on the proposed 2021 fiscal budget during its work session on Wednesday.