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.

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Shenandoah County Public Schools is one of nine school divisions honored by the Virginia School Boards Association for Excellence in Workforce Readiness during a recent virtual awards ceremony.

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If there is a COVID-19 case in Shenandoah County Public Schools this year, the Virginia Department of Health will give guidance as to whether schools need to be shut down.

STRASBURG – Cheyenne Estep and Paige Hiserman each had a goal to become state officers of the Family Career and Community Leaders of America and now they've accomplished it.

STRASBURG – Strasburg High School's Family Career and Community Leaders of America chapter won a national award with the help of some elves.

Shenandoah County Public Schools Superintendent Mark Johnston and Gabby Ryman, assistant superintendent of teaching, learning and innovation, put three more videos on YouTube late Tuesday afternoon describing what schools will look like at the elementary, middle and high school levels this f…

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Virginia Republicans are asking Gov. Ralph Northam to withdraw his guidelines for schools to follow regarding reopening this fall and letting them prioritize getting kids into school five days a week.

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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.

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

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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.