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Education

  • School employees to receive 2% pay raise as of Dec. 1

        Employees of Bedford County Public Schools will receive a 2 percent pay raise, beginning with the check they receive on Dec. 30.
        At its meeting on Nov. 21, the Bedford County Board of Supervisors approved enough local funds to support the 2 percent pay raise for all employees that the Bedford County School Board approved in the FY 2017 budget. This raise is effective Dec. 1 and applies to all full-time, part-time, substitute, and hourly employees, and will be reflected in the paycheck at the end of December.

  • JF senior receives All-American honor

    By Brandi Mitchell

    JF Intern Writer

        On Tuesday at 1:45 p.m., senior Allyson Gilmour became the seventh Jefferson Forest High School student to join the elite United States Army All-American Marching Band in just six years.
        She was honored for her outstanding achievement in color guard, as well as her qualities of leadership and integrity, before her classmates, teachers, fellow band members and her closest friends and family.

  • Bedford Middle School honors veterans

    Bedford Middle School honored veterans Nov. 11.

  • Board OK’s contract for new school, gym

        The contracts are approved and now it’s finally time to begin construction on a new middle school in the Liberty zone.

        Last Thursday, the Bedford County School Board unanimously accepted the bid of Jamerson-Lewis Construction in the amount of $28,799,365 for the middle school project.
         The board also approved the bid of Blair Construction in the amount of $4,643,750 for the Liberty High School competition gym project.

  • Teens from Desmond Doss volunteer at D-Day Memorial

        A group of teens from Lynchburg’s Desmond Doss Christian Academy showed up, Friday morning to do clean up work at the National D-Day Memorial.

        “Once a month we do a community service project,” said Billy Wright, the school’s assistant principal. “Each November, we try to come up here.”
        The school was named in honor of Lynchburg native Desmond Doss, whose action on Okinawa during World War II is the subject of the movie “Hacksaw Ridge.”

  • Plowing ahead

        People in the Bedford area are going to be treated to some student art this winter, as Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) snowplows hit the road.

  • VDOE: Moneta Elem. misses the mark

        Letters went home Tuesday to parents of students at Moneta Elementary explaining what the next step is now that Bedford County Public Schools has learned the school has been denied accreditation by the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE).
        Seventeen of the district’s 19 schools received full accreditation for this year—Montvale Elementary is only partially accredited—but the district must now take steps outlined by VDOE to address Moneta’s situation.

  • Math Fun Friday

    Moneta Elementary School, with the help of grant money and the Smith Mountain Lake Good Neighbors, is conducting an after school math program to help students learn to like math.

        According to Kathryn Smith, the school’s after school grant coordinator, the after school math program is held every night, with a Fun Friday each week. The Fun Friday is also teaching math. The children play games, but each game involves math. The games are followed by a family meal with Good Neighbors providing the food and families eating together.

  • BSTC cosmetology grad knows the value of the program

    Becky Stanley, owner of Trendsetters, a hair salon in Bedford, feels a debt of gratitude toward the cosmetology program at Bedford Science and Technology Center (BSTC). A 1981 Liberty High School graduate, she also graduated from BTC’s cosmetology program.

  • Liberty HS raising torch of awareness through Project Unify

        Liberty High School’s work with Special Olympics is taking off in a big way.

        Several years ago, when it looked like athletes from Liberty wouldn’t get to compete in a Special Olympics event because of a scheduling conflict, Alicia Schneider was determined she wasn’t going to let that happen.
        So the school hosted its own event for the county’s three high schools. That has become an annual event and schools from outside the area are also now being invited to participate.