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Shenandoah County Public Schools announced on Tuesday evening that it will require masks be worn at all times while inside school facilities, even in instances when 6-foot distancing is maintained, beginning today.

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The Shenandoah County School Board approved switching to a new health care provider last week as a result of Anthem's ongoing discussions with Valley Health. The two have not been able to reach an agreement for next year, so Shenandoah County Schools is switching to Aetna Insurance.

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WOODSTOCK – Shenandoah County Public Schools Superintendent Mark Johnston announced his retirement on Thursday night at the School Board meeting. The retirement, which was approved by the board at the meeting, takes effect July 1.

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Shenandoah County Public Schools bus transportation has been a big issue as the schools switched to a hybrid schedule in October, but the division’s administrators say they are making progress.

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Prospective students who are interested in attending Massanutten Military Academy for its educational program but are turned off by the thought of enduring the military school experience now have another option.

The Shenandoah County Education Association recently announced three mini-grants to new SCEA members.

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The Warren County Public Schools division plans to start looking for another health care provider next month in case Anthem and Valley Health do not agree on a new contract.

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As the Lord Fairfax Health District reported another 32 COVID-19 cases on Monday, Shenandoah County Public Schools announced the third temporary school closure in the last four days.

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Shenandoah County Public Schools switched from all-virtual to the hybrid method of learning on Monday and Superintendent Mark Johnston said that he felt “things went very well.”

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WOODSTOCK – When it was first announced in July that the Shenandoah County Public Schools division was going to be using a hybrid model for the reopening of schools, Pastor George Bowers Sr. wanted to do something for his church and the community. So he decided to help out parents by allowin…

WOODSTOCK – The Shenandoah County School Board voted unanimously to approve the selection of the committee to decide the renaming of Stonewall Jackson High School and Ashby Lee Elementary School and the renaming of the mascot at North Fork Middle School.

WOODSTOCK—The Shenandoah County School Board responded to a petition filed on behalf of more than 100 parents requesting a trial by jury to determine whether the board acted inappropriately in its decision to rename two local schools and change the mascot at another.

WOODSTOCK – Shenandoah County Public Schools Superintendent Mark Johnston said Thursday that there will be some students returning to school over the next few weeks and they are hopeful the hybrid model will begin by Oct. 19.

WOODSTOCK – The Shenandoah County School Board on Thursday night approved the process of renaming two schools and a mascot at a third school.

The coronavirus pandemic likely pushed enrollment at the Seton Home Study School in Front Royal, an admissions official said Thursday.

Karen Caspersen, who has been a Lutheran pastor for 25 years, had a teacher friend who shared how frustrating her job could sometimes be even though she loved what she was doing. So Caspersen, who also has two sons who are teachers, decided she wanted to do something for teachers in the community.

Shenandoah County Public Schools announced on Thursday afternoon that Cynthia Herr will be the acting principal at Peter Muhlenberg Middle School while Morgan Saeler is "out of the building."

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WOODSTOCK – Members of the community voiced their opinions about the renaming of Stonewall Jackson High School and Ashby Lee Elementary School at Thursday's Shenandoah County School Board meeting.

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WOODSTOCK – Shenandoah County School Board member Marty Helsley spoke for 22 minutes on Thursday on the board's decision last month to rename schools. At times, Helsley broke down in tears as he spoke.

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WOODSTOCK – Some area residents who are upset about Shenandoah County Public Schools going all-virtual the first nine weeks of school spoke out about the decision at Thursday's School Board meeting.

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The Shenandoah County School Board will meet on Thursday and one of the agenda items is to discuss the process of renaming two schools and coming up with a new mascot for a third school.

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More than 100 parents banded together and filed a legal position to prevent the Shenandoah County School Board from moving forward with its decision to rename two schools and a mascot.

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STRASBURG – Sandy Hook Elementary School Principal Robin Shrum understands that things will be different if students return to in-person classes on Aug. 31, but she and her staff are determined to make the best of it.

Kathryn Staton, a technology teacher at Ashby Lee Elementary School, recently became one of only 750 educators around the world to be a certified International Society for Technology in Education Educator.

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Cynthia Walsh couldn't help but get emotional as she talked on Wednesday evening. The Shenandoah County School Board member has children in school and she said at the meeting she was torn over whether the schools should come back on Aug. 31 using a hybrid or an all-virtual method.