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3 teachers appointed in Gloucester (10/7/2020) - The Gloucester School Board made several appointments for the current school year during its special meeting last Thursday. Molly Martin of Gloucester Point was appointed as a math teacher at…
School Briefs (10/7/2020) - Brooke Cheatham of Gloucester has been named to the spring 2020 dean’s list at The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina. The recognition requires 12 or more semester hours and a…
Back in the classroom (9/30/2020) - Children in preschool and kindergarten began returning to Gloucester Public Schools this week. On Monday, Bethel Elementary School principal Eileen Kersmarki, above, presented kindergartner and birthday boy Easton Gillett with…
Montessori opens doors (9/30/2020) - Gloucester Montessori School children returned to school on Sept. 8. The school, which serves children ages 16 months through sixth grade, currently has 38 students and is still accepting enrollments.…
Parents create Ginney Point Academy as school solution (9/30/2020) - In July, the school situation for the fall semester at Mathews County Public Schools was still unknown due to the COVID-19 pandemic and parents Isabelle Behnam and Julie Fielding began…
School board meets today (9/30/2020) - The Gloucester County School Board announced Tuesday that it will hold a special meeting beginning at 5 p.m. Thursday in the T.C. Walker Education Center. The meeting’s open session is…
Toys for Tots campaign kicks off in Middle Peninsula (9/30/2020) - While COVID-19 has shuttered countless businesses, forced families to remain isolated in their homes, closed schools and left millions out of work, the local Toys for Tots campaign still plans…
RCC named ‘Great College to Work For’ (9/30/2020) - Rappahannock Community College has been named a “Great College to Work For” for the sixth consecutive year and has achieved Honor Roll status in the program a total of three…
Sandridge appointed to RCC board (9/30/2020) - Two new members and two reappointed members of Rappahannock Community College’s local board have begun their terms of service; among them is Donald Sandridge of Gloucester Point. Sandridge was appointed…
RCC receives grants to boost enrollment (9/30/2020) - The River Counties Community Foundation and the Virginia Foundation for Community College Education awarded grants of $12,500 and $45,000 respectively to support Rappahannock Community College’s community-based efforts to increase college…
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…