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Holiday fun at Botetourt Elementary School (12/22/2020) - Twins Riley and Gemma Clark give each other a hug at Botetourt Elementary, where both are members of the first grade. They were decked out in elf attire. This laminated…
School Briefs (12/22/2020) - Rebecca Thompson Rebecca Thompson recently passed the Virginia State Bar examination. Thompson graduated summa cum laude from the University of Richmond School of Law in May. She is also a…
Donations sought for sending GHS students to Girls State (12/22/2020) - The American Legion Auxiliary Unit #75 of Gloucester is accepting donations to help send Gloucester High School delegates to the 2021 ALA Girls State to be held in June at…
Dr. Harvey to retire from Hampton University in 2022 (12/22/2020) - After 43 years at the helm of Hampton University, Dr. William R. Harvey announced this week that he plans to step down as president in June 2022. Harvey arrived on…
School board recognizes media, business honor roll recipients (12/16/2020) - The Gloucester County School Board named Gazette-Journal reporter Kim Robins to the Virginia School Boards Association’s 2020 Media Honor Roll. The board also named WXGM radio to the Media Honor…
THMS fifth graders receive surprise gift (12/16/2020) - The fifth grade students at Thomas Hunter Middle School, Mathews, received a special surprise from their teachers last Wednesday, Dec. 9. Between the hours of 8-11 a.m. and 2-4 p.m.,…
Appointments made at Gloucester schools (12/16/2020) - The Gloucester County School Board made three appointments during its Dec. 8 meeting. Appointed to support services positions were Justin Ashberry of Mathews, Robert Miller of Dutton, and Delany Timberlake…
Mathews schools: Return to in-person instruction Jan. 19 (12/16/2020) - Mathews County Public Schools plans a return to in-person instruction on a hybrid model, beginning on Jan. 19, 2021. School board members gave superintendent of schools Nancy Welch the go-ahead…
Combined elementary/middle school being considered (12/16/2020) - Faced with declining enrollment and the associated loss of state revenue, the Mathews County School Board is looking at a proposal to consolidate its elementary and middle schools. Under a…
The Main Idea Scoot (12/9/2020) - Bethel Elementary School language arts teacher Danielle Butler placed cards with short passages or groups of works throughout the school’s courtyard and students were challenged to read each one and…
Sorority gift (12/9/2020) - Recently, Iota Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc., Epsilon Eta Chapter, Gloucester, donated treats, snacks and beverages to the Boys and Girls Club of Gloucester. Shown here are chapter members Sharon Washington,…
Gloucester, Mathews receive school security grants (12/9/2020) - Gloucester and Mathews public school systems will each benefit from part of the $12 million in state School Security Equipment Grants announced Friday by the Virginia Department of Education. The…
Mathews board to hold work session on budget (12/9/2020) - The Mathews County School Board will hold its first work session on the 2021-2022 budget at 4 p.m. Tuesday in the Harry M. Ward Auditorium at Mathews High School. The…
Deadline Tuesday for TOGA middle school essay contest (12/9/2020) - Middle school students only have a few more days to enter the Tidewater Oyster Gardeners Association essay contest.Tuesday is the deadline for this year’s TOGA contest, which features increased cash…
Every Kid Outdoors program now open to fifth graders (12/9/2020) - From now until Aug. 31, 2021, fifth graders across the United States can take their families to national parks, forests and wildlife refuges, and various other public lands and waters…
Gloucester to return to remote learning for 2-week period (12/9/2020) - Gloucester Public School students will all return to remote learning for two weeks after the winter break in a measure designed to help avoid a COVID-19 surge after the holidays.…
School board to meet tonight about COVID-19 (12/8/2020) - The prevalence of COVID-19 in local schools will be one topic addressed at the Gloucester County School Board's meeting at 5:30 p.m. tonight (Tuesday, Dec. 8) in the T.C. Walker…
Thrifty Spot celebrates 10-year anniversary (12/2/2020) - The Thrifty Spot in Mathews will celebrate its 10-year anniversary on Saturday. Mathews special education teacher Stacie Martone took over as the Thrifty Spot’s coordinator four years ago when the…
Peasley recognizes the ‘Pride of the Pride’ (12/2/2020) - In the midst of so many changes this school year, Peasley Middle School has chosen to recognize its students who have risen to the challenge of maintaining academic standards. The…
Planting time (12/2/2020) - he Gloucester Daffodil Club, in collaboration with Gloucester County Public Schools and Brent & Becky’s Bulbs, sponsored the planting of 1,980 “Carlton” daffodils at the entrance to Page Middle School…
Special ed group meets virtually Tuesday (12/2/2020) - The Special Education Advisory Committee for Gloucester County Public Schools will meet virtually at 6 p.m. Tuesday. Topics will include a presentation on “Routines and Procedures in Virtual Learning.” The…
GREA to hold holiday Zoom meeting today (12/2/2020) - In spite of the obstacles COVID-19 has placed in the way of maintaining social contacts and organizational relationships, the Gloucester Retired Educators Association has pressed on. The group set up…
RCC president visits (12/2/2020) - Gloucester Ruritan Club president Lou Serio presented Dr. Shannon Kennedy, president of Rappahannock Community College, a club mug for her presentation to the organization’s November meeting at Olivia’s on Main.…
Middle Peninsula RACE spreading the word about opportunities (11/24/2020) - The Middle Peninsula Regional Career Adult and Career Education (RACE) is spreading the word that enrollment is underway, according to Danielle Robinson, Regional Program Planner. Members were out in Mathews…
Petsworth Turkey Trot (11/24/2020) - Petsworth Elementary held its annual Turkey Trot on Nov. 18. Parents signed up for timeslots to bring family members and the event attracted 79 student runners, 58 family runners and…