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Education

Voices of change: Area students remember victims of gun violence

Students at area high schools established a united voice for school safety as they participated in National Walkout Day on Wednesday morning. The walkout at Sherando High School, initially scheduled outdoors but was held in the auditorium due to student choice for safety, was lead by ...

Parents, school officials discuss plan to address overcrowding

QUICKSBURG – School administrators met with parents and concerned citizens Tuesday evening at North Fork Middle School to answer questions and discuss a plan to reconfigure grade levels to address overcrowding. Division leaders would like to reconfigure grade levels for Ashby Lee Elementary, ...

Area students may participate in National Walkout Day

Students in area schools are having discussions with school administrators about taking part in the National Walkout Day on Wednesday. The walkout, school officials say, will last for 17 minutes and will be held to remember the 17 people killed in the Parkland, Florida school shooting on Feb. ...

LFCC’s video simulators creating job opportunities for students

  In a recent 90-day period, Lord Fairfax Community College had more than 1,000 job openings posted by area companies for truck drivers and heavy equipment operators. The college is fast-tracking work force programs to arm graduates with driving skills and experience gleaned partly ...

Shenandoah County officials tour southern campus schools

QUICKSBURG – Members of the Shenandoah County School Board and the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday visited the schools in the southern campus. They heard about how school administrators at those schools are welcoming and preparing for the possibility of a transition of grades. The ...

School Lunch Menu: FEB. 17

This is the Shenandoah County school lunch menu for Feb. 19-23, 2018: Monday NO SCHOOL Tuesday Breakfast: Egg & cheese on English muffin, fruit & juice choices, choice of milk. Lunch K-5: Salisbury steak w/gravy, breadstick, mashed potatoes, broccoli, pears, choice of ...

Schools get attention on tour

Local leaders on Friday continued their tour of Shenandoah County Public Schools by visiting Signal Knob Middle School, Sandy Hook Elementary School and Strasburg High School. Not participating in Friday's tour were Shenandoah County Board of Supervisors Vice Chairman Dick Neese, Chairman ...

Board holds hearing on school budget, one person shows

Only one person attended Thursday night's Shenandoah County Public Schools board hearing held to allow for questions on the proposed budget. Holly Dood was at the hearing to hear what would be discussed but she had no specific questions herself. She has a child who is a student at Central ...

Policy changes proposed in light of school bus incident

WOODSTOCK – Changes in school policy to make school bus travel safer will go before the Shenandoah County School Board on March 15. “The students need to behave themselves and we expect our drivers to be professional at all times,” said schools Superintendent Mark Johnston. A recent ...

School division reports high graduation rates

Shenandoah County Public Schools has a four-year graduation rate of 96.3 percent. That is a higher percentage, schools Superintendent Mark Johnston said,  than the regional average of 93.7 percent and the state average of 91.1 percent. “Our graduation rate in Shenandoah County Public ...

Shenandoah schools seek raises, better efficiencies with proposed budget

WOODSTOCK- Shenandoah County Public Schools is asking for more money in an effort to be competitive in the face of a growing teacher shortage, growing enrollment and students with greater needs. Superintendent Mark Johnston proposed a $67.4 million budget to the School Board Thursday for the ...

Changes proposed for school division’s southern campus

WOODSTOCK -- Some students on the southern campus of Shenandoah County Public Schools could be transferred this fall to other schools in a move to alleviate overcrowding. Division administrators would like to reconfigure grade levels for Ashby Lee Elementary, North Folk Middle and Stonewall ...

Warren County awarded breakfast grant

The two Warren County middle schools have received grant funding to help them make changes to their breakfast program. Both Warren County Middle School and Skyline Middle School were awarded $5,000 to start a so-called “breakfast after the bell program.” According to Claire Mansfield, the ...

Bus driver placed on leave after incident involving child

A Shenandoah County Public Schools bus driver has been placed on administrative leave after an incident last week involving a child on her bus. The incident occurred Thursday and, according to two parents who had children on the bus, allegedly involves the driver dragging a first-grader to a ...

Man faces drug charges after incident near school

Authorities say students boarding school buses to leave W.W. Robinson Elementary School in Woodstock on Monday afternoon witnessed a person having a medical crisis outside of the school. A parent waiting to pick up a child noticed the driver of another car shaking an unresponsive man in the ...

Moore Educational Trust grants announced

Shenandoah County Public Schools announced the recipients of the 2018 Moore Educational Trust grants. This year 14 grants totaling $134,000 were awarded The Moore grants are an invaluable funding stream that supports school programs that otherwise would not be offered, said Shenandoah County ...

School News

Honor roll Students of Robert E. Aylor Middle School in Stephens City: SIXTH GRADE ALL A: John Arellano Arellano, Gavin Aufdenberg, Tristan Bardelli, Rylie Benson, MaKenna Blair, Kiari Bloom, Anna Borst, Riley Boyden, Evan Burrell, Kathryn Bryant, Hanna Cadd, Rosemary Cavalier, Gabriel ...

School Lunch Menu

This is the Shenandoah County school lunch menu for Jan. 29-Feb. 2: Monday Breakfast: mini maple waffles, fruit, juice, milk. Lunch K-5: cheese pizza, fries, green beans, peaches, strawberry cup, milk. Lunch 6-12: cheese pizza or stuffed shells, breadstick, fries, green beans, peaches, ...

Honor Roll

The Stonewall Jackson High School has announced pupils who have been named to the All-A honor roll for the first semester. Ninth grade: Julia Biller, Rachael Burch, Samuel Clark, Jeremy Clem Jr., Benjamin Cook, Eliana Dellinger, Isabell Dellinger, Rebecca Diehl, Sarah Eaton, Kylene Franklin, ...