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Education

  • Graffiti threat leads to lockdown at JFHS

    Bedford County Sheriff’s Office School Resource Officers are investigating a threatening message found on a restroom wall at Jefferson Forest High School Monday around 1:50 p.m.

  • Individual affiliated with Thaxton Elementary diagnosed with TB

    An individual affiliated with Thaxton Elementary School has tested positive for tuberculosis (TB).

    The division was notified by the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) at approximately 3:30 p.m. Friday following positive laboratory test results. A joint letter from Bedford County Public Schools and the Department of Health will be sent to all parents at Thaxton Elementary on Monday, October 13 that provides additional details regarding this situation.

  • Redistricting plan unveiled

    Bedford County Public Schools has released a proposed redistricting plan for students in the Staunton River attendance zone affected by the closing of Body Camp Elementary for the 2015-2016 school year.

  • Board won't reconsider closing Body Camp Elementary

        An attempt to get the Bedford County School Board to revisit plans to close Body Camp Elementary School—and possibly Thaxton Elementary—failed due to lack of support during Thursday night’s meeting.

  • Redistricting proposal for Body Camp students released

    Bedford County Public Schools has released a proposed redistricting plan for students in the Staunton River attendance zone affected by the closing of Body Camp Elementary for the 2015-2016 school year.

  • YOVASO moves to middle school

        YOVASO, an organization that has been in Bedford County high schools, is moving to the middle school level. YOVASO stands for Youth of Virginia Speak Out. Its purpose is to get teens involved promoting traffic safety to their school mates.

        A large YOVASO event for middle schoolers was held at Jefferson Forest High School, Friday, with JFHS YOVASO members serving as youth leaders for the middle school students. They led sessions on peer leadership and successful youth traffic safety programs.

  • Bedford professors teach criminology at LC

        Criminology is rapidly becoming one of the most popular majors at Lynchburg College, and two of the four professors teaching it live in the Thaxton area.

  • Decision delayed

        The Bedford County School Board voted to delay making a decision on whether to close Thaxton Elementary School Thursday. A vote could come by the end of this year, after staff has a chance to craft a plan for where students from that school would be redistricted to attend.

  • School decision could come Thursday

        The first time Thaxton Elementary School faced being closed by the Bedford County School Board, Kelly Harmony helped lead the effort to keep that school open.
        That volunteer effort worked and no schools that year were closed.
        Now Harmony is a member of the school board, but her stance has remained constant; she doesn’t want any community schools to be closed.

  • Don't close our school

        A public hearing, held last week at Liberty High School’s auditorium on the question of whether to close Bedford Primary School or Thaxton Elementary School, was a polite affair. The crowd only filled the front of the auditorium and nearly all the speakers spoke on behalf of Thaxton.
        “We understand what a very difficult decision you have ahead of you,” commented Sarah Mayhew.