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Education

  • Eclipse captures focus of nation

        The weather cooperated. A thunderstorm didn’t move in until late afternoon and the Bedford area had a clear view of the sun when the moon began to drift across it.

  • Extreme makeover

        Riding the wave of a renewed enthusiasm and excitement for the school, the Staunton River High School community has come together providing some major upgrades to the school.    

  • Viewing the solar eclipse on Monday

        Students and staff in Bedford County Public Schools will be able to view the solar eclipse Monday thanks to donations from a number of individuals and businesses to purchase proper eyewear.

  • Back to school

        School starts Monday for Bedford County Public Schools and various school division department heads presented the school board, Thursday night, with reports on the school division’s readiness for the new school year.

  • YMCA program introduces gardening

        The Bedford Area Family YMCA has planted a garden.

  • Early College

    This year marks the 10th year of the Early College program, which allows rising high school juniors to enroll as students at Central Virginia Community College (CVCC).

        The students graduate from CVCC with an associate’s degree a couple of weeks before they get their high school diploma from their base high schools. They take the college courses in lieu of the regular junior and senior year high school classes.

  • Oakes to be new principal at HES

        The Bedford County School Board has appointed Traci Oakes as the new principal of Huddleston Elementary School.
        Announcement of the appointment was made during Thursday’s meeting of the board.
        Oakes most recently served as assistant principal at Goodview Elementary School for the 2016-2017 school year. Prior to that she spent 21 years working for Franklin County Public Schools.

  • New contract

        On a 5-2 vote Thursday night, the Bedford County School Board agreed to a three-year contract for school superintendent Dr. Douglas Schuch.
        The one year remaining on his current contract was terminated and he was then offered the three year contract extension through June 30, 2020.

  • LHS student makes the most of her summer

        Hannah Steele isn’t wasting a moment of her summer.

        From competing in an international competition with teen scientists from around the world, to spending three weeks studying at the University of Barcelona, to leading her own classes promoting science to young girls, the rising senior from Liberty High School is making the most of every moment she has this summer.

  • Learning about WWII

        The National D-Day Memorial held its annual D-Day Camp last week. The day camp, designed for children in the upper elementary school grades, used hands-on activities to teach children about World War II.