WOODSTOCK — No weapons were found during a recent search of the home of a male W.W. Robinson Elementary School student who on March 1 allegedly threatened to hurt other students of the school, said Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office Maj. Kolter Stroop.
George Hummer, who became superintendent of Frederick County Public Schools earlier this year, will embark on a "listening tour" beginning next week as he continues to execute his three-part entry plan, according to a school division media release.
Warren County Public Schools plans to cut 17 of the temporary, grant-funded employees hired during the COVID-19 pandemic.
WOODSTOCK — W.W. Robinson Elementary School Principal Robin Shrum recently was placed on administrative leave, Shenandoah County Public Schools Superintendent Melody Sheppard confirmed on Thursday.
FRONT ROYAL — The Warren County School Board seeks changes to a state education lobbying group’s legislative stand on school choice, religious exemptions and student discipline.
Chairwoman Dr. Kristen Pence and board members Antoinette Funk, Andrea Lo and Melania Salins voted in favor of accepting Superintendent Christopher Ballenger's recommendation to hire Vincent Gregg as the next director/principal of the Blue Ridge Technical Center. Member Ralph Rinaldi did not…
WOODSTOCK — The Shenandoah County School Board on Thursday approved the appointments of two principals and one assistant principal.
WOODSTOCK — After airing grievances, including those about state politicians, the Shenandoah County School Board eventually voted 4-2 on Thursday to initially approve a potential 6% teacher pay increase for the new budget year.
Among recent actions approved by the Warren County School Board were updates to the Leslie Fox Keyser Elementary School renovation project and the appointment of Shamika McDonald as director of Special Services.
WOODSTOCK — Fifty-five juniors and seniors from the United States/Virginia history and government classes at Central High School recently explored much of the state in a new light.
Discussing the proposed Fiscal Year 2024 budget at Wednesday’s School Board meeting, Warren County Superintendent Chris Ballenger said the numbers are preliminary but optimistic.
FRONT ROYAL — At a recent evening retreat, the Warren County School Board considered a new division logo and discussed legislative positions it wants to take to the Virginia School Boards Association.
FRONT ROYAL — At a recent evening retreat, the Warren County School Board discussed ongoing renovations at Leslie Fox Keyser Elementary School and took one of what will be many tours of the facility this winter and spring to see the progress so far.
School newsThe following students at Robert E. Aylor Middle School were named to the all-A honor roll for the second quarter:
FRONT ROYAL — The criminal justice program at Blue Ridge Technical Center wants to do more than teach high school students the basics of criminal justice — it also wants to give them skills for life.
WOODSTOCK — Increased teacher salaries and higher healthcare costs for all employees represent some of the top items in Shenandoah County Public Schools’ proposed fiscal year 2024 operating budget.
Students rolled through their physical education classes Tuesday at Ressie Jeffries Elementary School on bicycles supplied by All Kids Bike, a national movement aiming to teach kindergarteners to ride.
At a recent meeting of the Warren County School Board, board members approved funding for a robotic field painter for the county’s high school athletic fields.
Warren County residents can weigh in on the superintendent’s proposed Fiscal Year 2024 budget during a public hearing at the School Board’s 6:30 p.m. meeting tonight.
WOODSTOCK — The Shenandoah County Public Schools’ proposed list of capital projects for fiscal year 2024 includes a student ridership tracking system for the division’s buses.
FRONT ROYAL — Discussing the need for more substitute teachers in area schools, the Warren County School Board recently considered the costs of moving the hiring of substitute teachers in-house instead of using educational staffing company ESS.
WOODSTOCK — With an eye on potential growth in the overall student population, Shenandoah County Public Schools Superintendent Melody Sheppard shared details with the School Board on Thursday about the hundreds of area homes that are either being proposed or developed.
George C. Hummer was named the 15th superintendent of Frederick County Public Schools on Tuesday, closing a months-long chapter when the division was conducting a search for its next leader.
WOODSTOCK — In a recent announcement sent to parents and guardians of students who attend Shenandoah County Public Schools, district officials said they “want all students to meet their full potential in a drug-free, supportive learning environment” and “experience a positive atmosphere free…
Warren County will soon have a chapter of the Boys & Girls Club, and area organizers are excited about the opportunities it will offer children aged 5 to 17 and their families.
From expanding broadband internet access to installing modern water meters and HVAC systems to building new sidewalks to refurbishing community swimming pools, Shenandoah County localities have spent or budgeted much of their federal American Rescue Plan Act money on a range of projects.
FRONT ROYAL — At a Wednesday work session, the Warren County School Board approved using emergency connectivity funds to purchase Chromebooks. The board also heard information about a robot painter for the district’s high school football fields.
FRONT ROYAL — Members of the Warren County School Board and Board of Supervisors’ Joint Budget Committee recently discussed projections for raising money for a possible new elementary school in a few years.
WOODSTOCK — At the Shenandoah County School Board meeting on Thursday, a student who attends Signal Knob Middle School in Strasburg issued a plea for help against bullies.
MOUNT JACKSON — In a mock trial on Wednesday morning, students from Triplett Business and Technical Institute’s criminal justice and health care science programs worked with community experts to determine fault in a fictitious criminal case that resulted in a 16-year-old girl losing several …
Giving parents more control over their children’s education, providing greater tax relief to individuals and corporations and providing more mental health treatment options to Virginians are some of the items Todd Gilbert, speaker of the Republican-controlled Virginia House of Delegates, pla…
At a Wednesday meeting, the Warren County School Board recognized Cynthia Rutherford for saving a student’s life on Dec. 2 when she performed abdominal thrusts on the student after noticing he was choking during Second Chance Breakfast.
WOODSTOCK — Marty Helsley and Dennis Barlow, who served as chairperson and vice chairperson, respectively, of the Shenandoah County School Board last year, will continue serving in those roles in 2023.
Shenandoah School Board revises rules on sexually explicit instructional items; library books may follow
WOODSTOCK — In accordance with a new state law, the Shenandoah County School Board on Thursday adopted a revised policy that includes guidelines on the use of sexually explicit instructional materials.
The Warren County School Board has approved legislative priorities to be submitted to the Virginia Schools Boards Association for potential inclusion at the 2023 Delegate Assembly, one of nine action agenda items passed at its last meeting of 2022, which also included drafting a policy on ho…
WOODSTOCK — Shenandoah County Public Schools recently received a state grant that will pay the bulk of the cost of security upgrades at two middle schools and each of the three elementary schools in the division.
At a recent work session, the Warren County School Board approved all of its action items but will revisit the discussion of the Right Turn Program at its January work session.
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A Shenandoah County Public Schools survey shows support for leaving next year’s calendar unchanged.
The Warren County Educational Endowment has awarded 18 grants for 2022 totaling $65,225 to Warren County Public Schools. The following grant programs/projects, its author, school and grant amounts were approved for funding this year:
A series of salary-related actions were taken at the Warren County School Board's Tuesday meeting.
When Beth McChesney was in school in the fall of 2007, 2008 and 2009, Strasburg High School’s Varsity Cheer Squad made it to the state competition all three years and won the state title twice.
The Shenandoah County School Board and Board of Supervisors held a joint meeting at Triplett Tech on Thursday evening to discuss school accreditation and school improvement.
Warren County Public Schools hopes to get more participation at its Special Education Advisory Committee meetings by offering more daytime options.
Triplett Tech has introduced a new opportunity for students to hear from businesses and industry leaders about various practical work or college-related topics in the "Works of Wisdom Wednesdays Leadership Series," or "WOWW."
The Warren County School Board discussed various personnel vacancies and how to fill them during a recent work session.
Teachers hired by Warren County Public Schools will get paid a lot more now to work after hours with homebound students.
Frederick County School Board Chairman Brandon Monk has announced he is running for state Senate District 1 in November 2023.