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Education

  • Bedford County Public Schools names teacher of the year finalists

        Three Bedford County teachers have been named as finalists for the 2018 Bedford County Public Schools Teacher of the Year.

        The winner will be announced at a dinner on April 27 at the Boonsboro Country Club.
        Jodi Shirey from Bedford Science and Technology Center, Cheryl Musgrove from Bedford Primary School and Brian Miller from Staunton River High School, have been named as finalists from among Teachers of the Year at each county school.

  • JF Cyber SWAT team combats Cyberbullying

    By Emily Scruggs
    Intern Writer
    news@bedfordbulletin.com

        “Think before you act and think before you post.” warned Jefferson Forest High School senior, Cayman Morris, at the first ever peer-to-peer educational presentation presented by JFHS’s Cyber S.W.A.T. Team.

  • Knight to run for District 4 School Board seat

        Isaiah “Izzy” Knight said for him, parenting means being involved.
        That has led him to announce his entrance into the race for the District 4 School Board seat being vacated by Gary Hostutler.
        After departing Spirit FM, Knight said he decided the best way to spend the quality time his children needed was to start his own business. Now, as owner of multimedia marketing agency The Yummy Potato, his stated his commitment to his community and his children is as strong as ever.

  • County students recognized for their work in the arts

    “What’s your story?”

        That was the theme this year for the PTA Reflections contest, and many talented Bedford County students had stories to share. 
        The PTA Reflections is an arts program that welcomes students from all grades and abilities to participate in the arts through mediums of dance choreography, film production, musical composition, literature, visual arts and photography.

  • Help Save the Next Girl holds local event

    By Chappy Merritt

        Shannon Jurkus, president of the Bedford Middle School chapter of Help Save the Next Girl, arranged for Falon Smith now a senior at Stuart‘s Draft High School to visit Bedford Sunday for a brief discussion with some members of the local chapter.

  • School board gets some good news

    Randy Hagler, Bedford County Schools’ chief financial officer, had some good news for the Bedford County School Board Thursday night.
        The good news is that the budget that came out of the General Assembly contained more money for K-12 education than the senate version of the budget. Hagler had based the school division budget on the Senate version because it was the worst case scenario.
        “We usually budget the worst case scenario,” Hagler said.

  • Students raise funds for heart research

        Sue Moore, the physical education teacher who has organized Thomas Jefferson Elementary Jump Rope for Heart for 17 years, has gone out with a bang.

  • GENTS present Mr. and Miss Liberty

    Liberty High School’s GENTS will present the Mr. and Miss Liberty Contest March 17 at Liberty High School’s auditorium. Seven young men and seven young women will participate.

        It’s a competition, not a pageant.
        “They [the young men] didn’t want to be in a pageant,” Liberty High School Assistant Principal Brian Wilson commented.
        Tyron Staples, a senior and one of the GENTS, added that guys are competitive, so calling it a competition appealed to them.

  • Top principal

    Dr. Kathleen Dills loves her job.

        Every day she generates enthusiasm and optimism as principal at Liberty High School.
        On Friday she was recognized for her work at the school, being named the Virginia Student Councils Association administrator of the year.
        “It’s very humbling,” Dr. Dills said of the honor. “I don’t need to be recognized for this job because I love it very much.”

  • GENTS to mentor 8th graders

        A group of GENTS (Gentlemen Empowered Now Taking a Stand) met with eighth grade male students from Bedford Middle School last week to invite them to be part of an after-school program in which the high schoolers will help prepare them for moving up to high school next year.