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New GHS club spreads random acts of kindness (2/12/2020) - A new afterschool program, The Do Something Different Club, began this year at Gloucester High School. The goal of the club is to do random acts of kindness as well…
6th graders take virtual field trip to WWII museum (2/12/2020) - Nationwide, teachers are now able to take their students on virtual field trips to museums and historical sites across the country thanks to the National WWII Museum. Thomas Hunter Middle…
Botetourt to host parent workshop on childhood anxiety (2/12/2020) - Childhood anxiety is the topic of a parent workshop on Tuesday, Feb. 25 in the Botetourt Elementary School library. The evening begins with a pizza dinner at 6 p.m. followed…
rcc_winner_2 RCC research paper award winners (2/12/2020) - Rappahannock Community College Library Coordinator Dan Ream has announced the winners of the college’s Fall 2019 RCC Student Research Paper Awards. First prize was awarded to Nicole Shannon of North…
joint_meeting_mathews Supervisors, school board members review budget proposal (2/5/2020) - Members of the Mathews County School Board and Supervisors gathered over dinner Tuesday night to discuss the school board’s proposed $16.73 million budget for 2020-2021. Following a catered dinner in…
Special ed committee to hold session on Medicaid expansion (2/5/2020) - The Mathews County Special Education Advisory Committee will hold an information session on Medicaid expansion at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 20, at the Thomas Hunter Middle School library. Light…
No significant changes made following budget hearing (1/29/2020) - Following a brief public hearing Tuesday night, the Mathews County School Board opted to make no significant changes to its draft 2020-2021 budget. The school board will sit down with…
ware_reaccreditation Ware Academy earns reaccreditation (1/29/2020) - Ware Academy in Gloucester was recently reaccredited by the Virginia Association of Independent Schools, according to Ware’s Head of School Dawn Fleet. Fleet said the VAIS is recognized at the…
teacher_trips_2020 Lee-Jackson teacher to lead summer educational, mission trips (1/29/2020) - Learning doesn’t just take place within the confines of the classroom. And nobody knows that better than Amy Ashberry. After leading youth in numerous mission trips, the kindergarten teacher at…
Local students win TOGA essay contest (1/29/2020) - Ben Goetz, an eighth grader at Page Middle School, was named the winner of the Tidewater Oyster Gardeners Association Middle School Writing Contest. Goetz took home the top prize of…
GHS may do away with valedictorian, salutatorian (1/22/2020) - The Class of 2020 valedictorian and salutatorian may be the last Gloucester High School students to have those scholarly designations. Matt Lord, the GHS Director of Counseling, told the Gloucester…
auto_winner_1 A Skills USA sweep (1/22/2020) - Gloucester High School automotive technology students Garret Ivey, Nick Robbins and Luke Teller (top to bottom) swept first, second and third place, respectively, at the HRADA Skills USA regional high…
water_down GHS students win One Act competition (1/22/2020) - The Gloucester High School Theater Department took first place in the Jan. 18 VHSL Region 5A One Act competition. Led by drama teacher Clint Alexander, the cast competed against a…
Jan. 9 declared RCC Founders Day (1/22/2020) - Exactly 50 years to the day after the first meeting of the Rappahannock Community College board, Jan. 9, was officially recognized as Founders Day for the community college that serves…
virginia_teen_contest_2020 GHS sophomore wins Junior Miss Virginia Teen 2020 title (1/22/2020) - Makayla Calloway, a sophomore at Gloucester High School, was crowned International Junior Miss Virginia Teen 2020 on Jan. 5 at the competition site in Woodbridge. Calloway will advance to the…
RCC to celebrate 50 years with open house Saturday (1/8/2020) - Rappahannock Community College will hold a number of celebrations next year to mark 50 years of service to the community, including an open house at the Glenns campus on Saturday.…
Two local educators receive financial literacy grants (1/8/2020) - Two local educators were awarded grants from the Hampton Roads Educators Credit Union. Sally DiSpirito of Thomas Hunter Middle School in Mathews and Jackie Outten of Gloucester High School received…
melissa_mason_steps_down Mason steps down from Mathews School Board (1/2/2020) - Melissa Mason bid farewell to her colleagues on the Mathews County School Board during the board’s Dec. 17 meeting, as she prepares for her new role as a county supervisor.…
Workshop on parenting a strong-willed child to be held at Botetourt (1/2/2020) - Parenting a strong-willed child is the topic of a parent workshop scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 14, in the Botetourt Elementary School library. The workshop begins with a quick pizza dinner…
ware_academy_patriot_pen Ware students win Patriot Pen contest (1/2/2020) - Ware Academy and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8252, Gloucester, conducted an award ceremony honoring Patriot Pen winners and the Teacher of the Year. The ceremony was held on Dec.…
Poster contest winner (12/26/2019) - Page Middle School seventh grader Zoey Berezansky holds her first place-winning poster in the Tidewater Soil and Water Conservation District’s annual poster contest. Zoey received a $25 gift card for…
career_day_2019_2 MHS Race to Success (12/26/2019) - Mathews High School held its Race to Success career, technical and college readiness events on Dec. 12 throughout the school. During the event, seniors participated in mock interviews with local…
achilles_sci_fair_1 Achilles science fair (12/18/2019) - Achilles Elementary School held its annual science fair Nov. 18 with fifth graders working independently and fourth graders working in teams. Above, from left, are the top fifth grade winners…
Mathews school board looks to build on gains in 2020-2021 budget (12/18/2019) - In 2019, after years of budgets that included little or no increase in employee pay, the Mathews County School Board was finally able to give its teachers and other staff…
‘SNOW!’ musical (12/18/2019) - Petsworth Elementary first graders presented the musical program “SNOW!” on Dec. 16 under the direction of music teacher Ashleigh Lewis. With Lewis, above, are program participants, from left, Hadli Sellers,…