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Education

  • Real-world education

        The students were creating their own worlds.

        The Bedford Middle School contingent sat down to create those worlds through Minecraft, a video game about placing blocks to make about anything you can dream up.
        It’s something they do every week as part of their 21st Century After School Program run through the Bower Center for the Arts. And on Monday, the students had new computers to use—complements of the Bedford Science and Technology (BSTC) Computer Systems Technology class.

  • Budget season begins

        People packed the school board’s Thursday night meeting for a public hearing on the school division’s budget for the next school year. Most of the speakers, including representatives of the Bedford County Education Association (BCEA), called for teacher pay raises.
        “I do teach for the love of children and learning,” said Peggy Terrell.

  • Taking flight

        Soar Dunk, an inspirational acrobatics team from Liberty University, paid a visit to Forest Elementary’s gym last week for a character assembly.

        “We get to travel around and give encouraging messages wherever we go,” said Evan Apon, a member of the team.

  • School board will vote on JF fundraiser to purchase artificial turf at another meeting

        After a lengthy public hearing on the school budget Thursday, the Bedford County School Board got down to its slated business for the evening’s agenda, which included numerous financial concerns for this budget year.

  • Morgan leaving SRHS; Cornett to serve as acting principal

        The leader of Staunton River High School will be heading north soon.
        Dr. Michelle Morgan has accepted an administrative position with Fairfax County Public Schools, placing her closer to loved ones, according to a news release from the school system.
        Dr. Morgan has served as the school’s principal since 2010 and has been with Bedford County Public Schools since 2005. She is a graduate of Staunton River High School.

  • Budget work begins

        The first public hearing on the upcoming school budget will be held this Thursday, Feb. 5, in the school board conference room, at 7 p.m.
        This year’s budget season is likely to be much like the past few, as the board has to crunch dollars and make decisions on raises, technology upgrades, healthcare premiums and school operations. There will be plenty of decisions the school board will have to make when it comes to spending the dollars it will receive.

  • LHS students show determination to raise funds for a new sign

    By Olivia Watts

    SCA Reporter

        The Liberty High School student body continues to raise money for a new digital sign for the front lawn.

  • Hostutler elected School Board chairman

        On a 4-2 vote Thursday, District 4 representative Gary Hostutler was reelected chairman of the Bedford County School Board for the upcoming year.
        The vote took place during the board’s organizational meeting.

  • Redistricting plan changed to work with parents' requests

        Bedford County’s school board adopted a zoning plan, Thursday night, that distributes students from Thaxton Elementary School to other schools after it closes at the end of this school year. The decision was made after a public hearing.

  • BSTC installs Honor Society officers

        Bedford Science and Technology Center (BSTC) installed its National Technical Honor Society officers for the current school year.