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Education

SCPS supporting formation of coalition

The Shenandoah County Public Schools system is supporting the formation of a coalition of school districts that will serve as an advocacy group for stressed school divisions. The School Board Thursday night voted unanimously to approve supporting the formation of the “Small and Rural Schools ...

SCPS seeking public input into budget

Shenandoah County Public School officials are seeking public input into the drafting of its 2018-2019 school year budget. A public hearing will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday to allow Superintendent Mark Johnston to hear from citizens as he begins to develop his proposed school budget. The ...

Familiar faces retain leadership of School Board

The Shenandoah County Public School Board reappointed Karen Whetzel as its board chairman on Wednesday night. She has been a member of the board for nine years, three of them as its  chair. Whetzel spoke of an anonymous quote she felt was appropriate. “We don't always need to be what we ...

New LFCC president ready to take command

Kimberly Blosser is hoping to stay awhile when she takes over as the new president of Lord Fairfax Community College in February. “Because of my personal experience, and the difference community colleges make in students' lives, affirms for me that this is where I want to spend the rest of ...

Year in Review: Accreditation a major issue for local schools last year

Accreditation proved to be a major issue for Frederick, Warren and Shenandoah county schools. All three of the districts had schools that failed to meet the Virginia Department of Education’s full accreditation standards. In Warren County, Ressie Jeffries Elementary School had its ...

LFCC names new president

Lord Fairfax Community College has one of its own to lead it. Kim Blosser has been selected as the school's next president as announced Tuesday by Glenn DuBois, the Chancellor of Virginia's Community Colleges, in a news release. Blosser works as the school's vice president of academic and ...

LFCC president takes a look back at her tenure

Lord Fairfax Community College President Cheryl Thompson-Stacy walked down the main hall of the renovated Fairfax Hall. Some people see the newness of the hall, the fresh looking white paint, windows and additional rooms. Thompson-Stacy sees the students. “We have good kids. They work hard ...

Project Lead the Way students scrape through peanut butter woes

FRONT ROYAL — Megan Mills, Dylan Miller and Nicholas Herring—all seniors in the Project Lead the Way engineering program at Blue Ridge Technical Center—began the semester by brainstorming problems in the world. “Each one of us came up with 100 problems,” Mills said. Of those, the ...

Shenandoah schools weigh course changes

Shenandoah County Public Schools is proposing adjusting its course offerings for next year “We are working to (make) the curriculum more about learning and less about grades. This puts students at the center of learning,” said David Hinegardner, Director of Middle and Secondary Education ...

Shenandoah County Public Schools employee wins state award

The Virginia Society for Technology in Education  has named Tim Taylor, Shenandoah County Public Schools Supervisor of Instructional Technology, as its 2017 Outstanding Leader of the Year. “I am humbled by it,” Taylor said. "The work they do in the schools is a team effort," Taylor said ...

Board mulls effect of failed accreditation

Shenandoah County School Board members discussed the impact of  failed accreditation at two schools during the board's Monday meeting. The School Board heard the requirements the Virginia Board of Education imposed on North Fork Middle School and W.W. Robinson because the two schools failed ...

Legislators, officials go to school

"What the best and wisest parent wants for his child, that must we want for all the children of the community. Anything less is unlovely, and left unchecked, destroys our democracy,” - John Dewey.   MOUNT JACKSON  - Virginia public schools opened for the school year with about ...

Shenandoah public chools recognized for LIFE Program

Tucci Learning Solutions recently recognized Shenandoah County Public Schools with a national award for a program designed to help people with disabilities live an independent life after high school graduation. The school system's LIFE (Learning Independence for Everyday) program won the ...

School chiefs react to accreditation changes

Shenandoah and Warren County public school superintendents are reacting positively to recent changes the state has made to its school accreditation process. “This has been long awaited from the many years when the only thing used to determine school accountability was test results, and ...

Shenandoah school land valuable, not forgotten

Almost nine years later, 70 acres of land purchased for about $2.6 million by the School Board and county supervisors in 2009 remains untouched and vacant, despite a shortage of space and crowded class sizes in several of the Shenandoah County schools. The land is an asset and has not been ...

Frederick County schools discuss needed projects

Frederick County Public Schools would like to rebuild Aylor Middle School and build a new high school. The project is included in the proposed five-year $259 million 2019-2023 Capital Improvements Plan that was adopted by the School Board on Nov. 9. The plan moves forward to the Frederick ...

$15.4M list of improvements submitted

Shenandoah County Public Schools has a list of $15.4 million in improvements that need to be made over the next five years. The division's proposed five-year Capital Improvement Plan for 2019-2013, submitted to the School Board last week,  includes $2.4 million in new requests from ...

Shenandoah schools crowded but within state rules

A class size report discussed at Thursday's Shenandoah County Public Schools meeting shows the county schools are crowded but are still within state regulations. “Yes. They are crowded,” Superintendent Mark Johnston said. The study shows that the district elementary schools have the ...

Job fair to be held Tuesday

Lord Fairfax Community College will host its second annual career and internship fair 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday in the Corron Community Development Center on the Middletown Campus. The event is open to both Lord Fairfax Community College students and the public at large in the schools ...