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Education

School board member questions salary for new position

WOODSTOCK – A Shenandoah County Public Schools Board member raised concerns Thursday night about the promotion of a principal into a newly created position. The School Board approved the transfer of Todd Lynn, principal at North Fork Middle School, to a new position, supervisor of student ...

Recent Triplett Tech graduate places in national competition

A recently graduate of Triplett Tech student placed second at the National SkillsUSA Leadership conference. Logan Roberson took second in electrical construction wiring at the event. “I was happy. I am glad I placed,” Roberson said. “I was as prepared as you could be for not knowing ...

Area professor named regional coordinator of honors society

  Jenni VanCuren, an assistant English professor at Lord Fairfax Community College, has been named the Virginia/West Virginia regional coordinator for Phi Theta Kappa (PTK), the international honor society for two-year colleges. She had previously been the associate regional ...

Warren County Public Schools moves away from potential calendar change

FRONT ROYAL — Warren County Public Schools is backing away from a proposal that would shorten the length of summer break from 10 weeks to six or seven weeks. In a work session of the Warren County School Board on Wednesday, Melody Sheppard, the district’s superintendent, said that the ...

A new gymnasium for Sandy Hook Elementary

Sandy Hook Elementary School is getting its new auxiliary gym. “I was super excited but I did not believe it," Principal Robin Shrum said. "We have been asking for it for 12 years. I said I would not believe it until they broke ground. Crews came last week and took out the playground ...

School division sees boost to budget

Additional school funding in Virginia's  budget could allow Shenandoah County Public Schools to hire more staff. That was the message Shenandoah County School Board members heard at Thursday night's meeting. When the state budget was adopted May 30, the schools found that projected state ...

Triplett Tech’s Summer Academy underway

Triplett Tech is hosting its second Summer Academy for prospective students to take a look at the school and check out a class they are interested in. The academy runs from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. through the remainder of this week. Anyone interested can call Triplett Tech at 540-477-3161 to see if ...

Warren County High School senior prepares to study nursing

Tracy Vo, 18, has wanted to be a nurse since about sophomore year in high school. At the time, the brother of the Warren County High School senior class president, Richard, was in the nursing program at Blue Ridge Technical Center. “Ever since then, I’ve just been inspired by him, and ...

Sherando High School senior sets eyes on future in architecture

STEPHENS CITY — Michael Berry, 18, has already graduated from Lord Fairfax Community College with an associate’s degree. On Friday, he’ll have a high school diploma to go with it. During his time as a student at Sherando High School, Berry played soccer as a goalkeeper and attended ...

Students organizie Unity Project, looking for community support

Students of the Shenandoah County BioMedical Sciences Academy at Central High School are organizing what they are calling the Unity Project to promote kindness and harmony. The first event is a walk to begin at 9 a.m. Aug. 4 at the Shenandoah County Fairgrounds to remember all the victims who ...

Strasburg High School teen walks twice for graduation

Callie Stead will graduate from two schools this week that she said have shaped her to be a leader and to work for achievement. Stead, 18, walked in Triplett Tech's 53rd annual ceremony Thursday, and will join 141 graduation candidates in the 59th commencement ceremony for Strasburg High ...

Little Libraries sprouting in Woodstock

Shenandoah County Public Schools and the Town of Woodstock have partnered to launch seven Little Libraries, complete with children's books. The Little Libraries are located near apartment complexes where many students live. The Little Libraries will be dedicated at 6 p.m. today with school ...

Board seeks more administrative help at grade school

FRONT ROYAL — The Warren County Public Schools Board passed a measure Wednesday that will give E. Wilson Morrison Elementary School one principal and two assistant principals. Prior to the meeting, E. Wilson Morrison had one principal and one assistant principal. During Wednesday’s ...

‘I am here to learn’: Research internships provide hands-on experience

Annabelle Palmer is an 18-year-old senior studying at the Massanutten Regional Governor's School for Environmental Science and Technology and Science. Her home school is Central High School where she is on track to be valedictorian for Central's 2018 graduating class As part of her studies ...

Seniors showcase their Capstone projects

WOODSTOCK - Megan Freiwald, a senior at Central High School, is one of 11 students in the Biomedical Sciences Academy who took part in its first Capstone Program. “Capstone? It created this family. We were the first people to go through the program,” Freiwald said about the program. The ...

Stonewall graduation candidate: ‘High school is what you put into it’

Abbigail Simon will think of success and the hard work required during the past four years as she walks in Stonewall Jackson High School's commencement ceremony on Friday. She is one of 122 graduation candidates this year. “These four years have been such a phenomenal transformative ...

A path to fitness: Sandy Hook students work off energy on new track

STRASBURG – Students at Sandy Hook Elementary School on Tuesday morning could not wait to take a break from class to try out the school's new outdoor track. Third-grader Kolbie St. Amand said she has run on the track every day since it opened on Friday. “Me and Nana walk the track,” ...