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48 new students at Ware Academy (9/23/2020) - Ware Academy has 48 new students and six new faculty and staff members for the 2020-2021 school year. The school also has 51 students on its waiting list for preschool…
Public service project (9/23/2020) - Recently, the Abingdon Ruritan Club donated Little Free Libraries to Abingdon, Achilles and Bethel Elementary schools. Members built and decorated the libraries as one of their public service projects. Little…
Gloucester Rotary awards scholarships to 4 students (9/23/2020) - Gloucester Rotary Club recently awarded college scholarships to Caitlyn Green, Olivia Rich, Alexandria Riva and Farren Winter. All 2020 graduates of Gloucester High School, they each received a $1,000 scholarship.…
HII awards 10 new scholarships for 2020-2021 (9/23/2020) - Huntington Ingalls Industries announced last week that the HII Scholarship Fund, now in its fifth year, has awarded 100 new scholarships for the 2020-2021 school year. Additionally, the fund renewed…
Bill guaranteeing free meals to students advances to Va. Senate (9/23/2020) - The Virginia House of Delegates passed a bill this month to provide free school meals for 109,000 more public school students in the commonwealth. House Bill 5113, introduced by Del.…
Little Free Library (9/23/2020) - Petsworth Elementary School reading specialist Patsy Keener shows off the new Little Free Library recently installed at the school. It was purchased with the help of a $1,000 grant from…
School board recognizes retirees, student artists (9/16/2020) - The Mathews County School Board took time out this week to make recognitions, thanking its retirees and honoring its VSBA student art winners—something the board has not done since before…
Scholarship winner (9/16/2020) - Gloucester’s Devonte Aukai Garcia placed first in vocals in the Lions of Virginia’s James Bland Music Scholarship Competition in Salem last month. Garcia, who was sponsored by the Gloucester Lions…
In remembrance (9/16/2020) - Ware Academy students and staff social-distanced on the front lawn of their campus for a moment of silence, the Pledge of Allegiance and the National Anthem last Friday in remembrance…
School board seeks full court review of Grimm decision (9/16/2020) - The Gloucester County School Board announced last week that it will seek an en banc review in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit of last month’s finding…
NJROTC instructor appointed for GHS program (9/16/2020) - The Gloucester School Board appointed Norris Merkle of Norfolk as a senior NJROTC instructor at Gloucester High School in personnel actions taken during its Sept. 8 meeting. The appointment was…
First day of school (9/16/2020) - The first day of school looked a little different this year, with many students starting the year with online classes. Petsworth Elementary School students Michael Gay, left, and Whitney Wilson…
RCC initiative encourages students to vote (9/16/2020) - Rappahannock Community College’s newest campaign, Voices of This Election (V.O.T.E.), encourages students to vote. The movement is led by a task force educating students on voter registration. RCC will host…
Hayman named Chief Information Officer at RCC (9/16/2020) - Last Thursday, Dr. Jeff Hayman was named Rappahannock Community College’s Chief Information Officer, overseeing the school’s IT team. Hayman holds a Doctor of Science degree in Cyber Security from Capitol…
Macharyas wins first place in mask contest (9/16/2020) - Jeff Macharyas, Director of Communications and Marketing at Rappahannock Community College, has been awarded first place in the “Wear a Mask, Virginia” contest, sponsored by Virginia Capitol Connections magazine and…
Credit union offers financial literacy grants (9/16/2020) - The Hampton Roads Educators Credit Union, Inc., has established a grant program to assist educators teaching financial literacy to elementary, middle, and high school students. Up to 20 teachers will…
YMCA, Boys & Girls Club collaborate to help Mathews students (9/9/2020) - To help students adjust to the new normal of online learning, the Mathews Family YMCA and the Boys and Girls Club of Mathews, with support from the county and county…
Storyteller (9/9/2020) - Savannah Gross, above, a first grader at Achilles Elementary School, took second place among kindergartners for her story, “The Princess,” entered last spring in WHRO’s Young Storytellers Contest. Stories were…
Girl Scouts offer free virtual ‘Animal Dance Party’ series (9/9/2020) - Parents can find out about Girl Scouts with their daughters by attending one of the virtual “Animal Dance Parties” offered this fall. Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast will be…
WHRO continues to broadcast on-air student instruction (9/9/2020) - The Virginia Department of Education and the state’s public television stations will present a second season of “VA TV Classroom” beginning later this month. VDOE and WHRO Public Media, with…
Virtual classes start in Gloucester (9/9/2020) - At a little before 9 a.m. Tuesday, first grade teacher Michele Brake was beginning to let children into her first meeting with them, via Zoom, in her Botetourt Elementary School…
Gloucester to bring students back beginning this month (9/9/2020) - The Gloucester School Board approved a plan Tuesday that would begin to bring students back to county schools this month and have them all back, in a hybrid fashion, by…
Name that school (9/2/2020) - The name has been taken down from Lee-Jackson Elementary School, and the stone marker has also been removed from the lawn in front of the building following the Mathews County…
RCC employee tests positive for COVID-19 (9/2/2020) - Rappahannock Community College received notification on Wednesday, Aug. 26 that an employee tested positive for COVID-19. The employee was most recently on RCC’s Glenns campus on Aug. 20. Contact tracing…
Public schools can continue to serve free meals (9/2/2020) - The U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced Monday that the U.S. Department of Agriculture is extending a suite of nationwide waivers for summer meal programs. This means public schools…