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Espinoza seeking Gloucester School Board seat (9/15/2021) - Karen Espinoza has announced her candidacy for the Petsworth Magisterial District seat on the Gloucester County School Board. A native of Newport News, she moved to Gloucester in 2013. Espinoza,…
Parker seeks return to Gloucester School Board (9/15/2021) - Anita Parker, who has been a resident of Gloucester and the Petsworth district for 35 years, is seeking re-election as the Petsworth representative on the Gloucester County School Board. Parker…
New flags (9/15/2021) - Gloucester American Legion Post 75 recently donated two new state and American flags to Peasley Middle School to replace its older, faded flags. From left, Post 75 Children and Youth…
Ware Academy welcomes 175 students (9/15/2021) - Ware Academy welcomed 175 students to campus for the 2021-2022 school year on Wednesday, Sept. 8. “Ware Academy had a very successful year last year because of the transparency and…
Children First co-parenting class to be held Sept. 21 (9/15/2021) - Children First, a virtual co-parenting class, is being offered from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 21, by the Prevention, Health and Wellness Division of the Middle Peninsula-Northern Neck Community Services…
Special Ed Advisory Committee to meet Tuesday (9/15/2021) - The Special Education Advisory Committee for Gloucester County Public Schools will meet virtually at 6 p.m. Tuesday. The meeting is open to the public. For a link to the meeting,…
Gloucester’s enrollment at 4,923 (9/15/2021) - Gloucester County Public Schools had 4,923 students enrolled as of Tuesday, 10 days into the 2021-2022 school year. In comments made during Tuesday’s school board meeting at the T.C. Walker…
Marching Blue Devils (9/8/2021) - The Marching Blue Devils, led by Drum Major Tatianna Braxton, walk onto Ken Brown Field on Friday night in full uniform to perform during the Mathews-Northampton varsity football game. In…
RILL class examines issues surrounding end-of-life care (9/8/2021) - Philosopher and bioethicist Peggy Battin will lead a presentation and discussion through the Rappahannock Institute for Lifelong Learning (RILL) on issues surrounding end-of-life care. The class will be held on…
Latimore to give virtual talk on ‘Continued Struggle’ (9/8/2021) - The Middlesex County Museum and Historical Society, Inc., is sponsoring a virtual talk by Dr. Carey Latimore IV at 4 p.m. Sunday. The topic will be “The Continued Struggle: African…
Genealogy lecture series begins Sept. 23 (9/8/2021) - The Lancaster Virginia Historical Society will hold a six-part lecture series, “Genealogy Research Topics, Tools, and Tips,” offered in-person at the Lancaster Community Library in Kilmarnock and virtually by Zoom…
Her bus is coming (9/1/2021) - Five-year-old Amelia Dawkins, the oldest child of Karen Dawkins, is all smiles as she waits for the bus to take her to the first day of school at Bethel Elementary.
Gloucester, Mathews have successful start to school year (9/1/2021) - Gloucester and Mathews school systems both began the school year on Monday with a happy and successful start.According to Dr. Walter Clemons, superintendent of Gloucester public schools, both students and…
Media Honor Roll (9/1/2021) - The Mathews County School Board has named Charlie Koenig, editor of the Gazette-Journal, who has covered the board for many years, to the Media Honor Roll maintained by the Virginia…
Personnel appointments made for Gloucester schools (9/1/2021) - The Gloucester School Board made several appointments for the 2021-2022 school year during its special meeting on Aug. 23. Appointed to special education teaching positions were Lisa Greer of Hayes,…
Entries sought for youth poster contest (9/1/2021) - “Healthy Forests, Healthy Communities” is the theme for this year’s national youth poster contest sponsored by the National Association of Conservation Districts. Entries will be taken from all Gloucester, Mathews…
Back in the classroom (9/1/2021) - It was back to school as (almost) normal on Monday for Mathews Elementary School students as they got off their buses to begin the day and the 2021-2022 school year.…
School Brief (9/1/2021) - Middlesex County Public Schools is one of 19 Virginia school districts to receive funding to replace diesel school buses with clean energy vehicles. Middlesex will receive $512,346 for the purchase…
$1.3M in attorney fees awarded in Grimm suit (9/1/2021) - The Gloucester County School Board has agreed to pay about $1.3 million in attorney’s fees and costs associated with the Gavin Grimm lawsuit. Grimm, a transgender former Gloucester High School…
Gloucester prepares for in-person year ahead (8/25/2021) - Gloucester County Public Schools is at hard work preparing for a return to in-person learning five days a week for all students beginning Monday, with more than 60 new teachers…
Mathews to begin school year with a step toward mindfulness (8/25/2021) - Mathews County Public Schools held its annual opening day convocation last Wednesday, Aug. 18 at the Harry M. Ward Auditorium at Mathews High School, the focus being on personal wellness…
G-J podcast features MCPS this week (8/25/2021) - This week’s episode of the Gloucester-Mathews Gazette-Journal’s podcast, “Before the Bylines” focuses on the upcoming school year at Mathews County Public Schools. In this episode, podcast host Melany Slaughter interviews…
Drew seeks York District seat on school board (8/25/2021) - Carlton L. Drew has announced his candidacy for the York District seat on the Gloucester County School Board. The seat is currently held by Elisa Nelson, who is seeking reelection…
School Brief (8/25/2021) - Eaden Sill, a 2021 graduate of Rappahannock High School, is a winner of the Community Transportation Association of Virginia’s (CTAV) 2021 CTAV Scholarship. Sill was one of two CTAV Scholarship…
RILL offers ‘Shoreline Studies’ class (8/25/2021) - Rappahannock Community College’s Rappahannock Institute for Lifelong Learning is offering a class for those who want to learn more about our changing and shifting shorelines. “Shoreline Studies” will be held…