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Education

Shenandoah administrators, teachers ready for opening day

Students will be heading back to Shenandoah County's public schools on Monday. “I'm always excited at this time of year," said Superintendent Mark Johnston. "We have so many positive things happening in Shenandoah County Public Schools.  I can't wait for our students to get ...

Unity Project today, public asked to come out

Some Central High School students are asking the community to come together today for kindness and harmony through the Unity Project,  a walk scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. today at the Shenandoah County Fairgrounds “The ultimate goal of spreading kindness and building unity is to decrease ...

New year, new strategy, accreditation probable

WOODSTOCK – To a roar of applause, Superintedent Mark Johnston began the Shenandoah County Public Schools Convocation ushering in a new academic year with an announcement. “For the first time in five years Shenandoah County Public Schools will open the 2018 school year with our schools ...

E. Wilson Morrison Elementary School will participate in free meals program

FRONT ROYAL — The Warren County School Board voted on Wednesday to approve E. Wilson Morrison Elementary School's participation in a program that would provide free breakfasts and lunches to all students in the school. Under the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s community eligibility ...

Warren School Board considers questionnaire on funding increases

FRONT ROYAL — The Warren County Public Schools may send out a questionnaire to community members in order to gauge support for increasing district funding, amid concern from district officials about teacher retention figures. During a retreat of the Warren County School Board on Wednesday, ...

Warren County schools work on improving instruction

FRONT ROYAL — During a retreat of the Warren County School Board on Wednesday, district officials discussed efforts to improve instruction. Shortly into the retreat,  board members heard from a representative of Bloomboard, a company that the board agreed to pay to provide services to some ...

School administrator anticipates school accreditation

After several years,  it looks possible that all Shenandoah County Public Schools could be fully accredited before the end of the fall. North Fork Middle School and W.W. Robinson Elementary School both were denied accreditation last year for not meeting all benchmarks. Previous accreditations ...

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 ...