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Education

  • Liberty High OM team places 6th

    The Liberty High School Odyssey of the Mind team was excited as they arrived at World Finals to compete with 827 teams from around the country and the world.  

  • JF makes top high school list—again!

    For the second year in a row—and the third in four years—Jefferson Forest High School has been named among Newsweek magazine’s top 2000 high schools in the country.

  • Thaxton teacher named 2014 Teacher of the Year

        Kathy Barton’s journey into teaching wasn’t the traditional path.

        But that’s all the better. In fact, that journey shaped her into the teacher she is today, a résumé which now includes being named 2014 Bedford County Teacher of the Year. She received that honor during a banquet held last week at the Boonsboro Country Club.

  • Public comments on new school sites

        The Bedford County School Board is still looking at the possibility of constructing a new middle school near Liberty High School, but it appears any possibility of building the school on the current LHS site is gone.

  • Donation will pay for OSHA cards

        An $1,800 corporate grant from Lowe’s will pay for Career Safe OSHA cards for students at Bedford Science and Technology Center (BSTC).

  • Studies will look at two sites for new middle school

        The Bedford County School Board will look at two sites to construct a new middle school in the Liberty Zone as the result of action Thursday night.
        The board unanimously approved funding for studies of a site off Wheatland Road near the Bedford Area Family YMCA and for a yet-to-be identified site near Liberty High School, off Va. 122.
        The Wheatland Road site, located south of U.S. 460, is owned by developer George Aznavorian, who has offered to donate between 35 to 40 acres for the school.

  • Finalists named for County Teacher of the Year

        A panel of judges has selected three finalists for 2014 Bedford County Teacher of the Year.
        They are: Kathy Barton, Thaxton Elementary School; Kelly Brown, Liberty High School; and Wendy Singleton, Jefferson Forest High School.
        The overall county winner will be announced during an annual recognition dinner at Boonsboro Country Club next Tuesday, May 14 at 6:30 p.m.
     
    Kathy Barton

  • Driver’s ed fleet has two new vehicles

        Two 2011 Dodge Avengers will be joining Bedford Public Schools’ drivers’ education program.

        According to Dr. Mac Duis, the school division’s director of instruction, the focus of the driver’s ed program has been changed from using a driving range at Bedford Science and Technology Center to over-the-road training. This will provide a more realistic experience to the students.

  • Bedford PD shares bike safety with preschoolers

        The children at the Growing Place, a pre-school run by Bedford Baptist Church, got a recent visit by the Bedford Police Department.

        The effort part of a bicycle safety program and one of the police department’s bicycle patrol officers shows up each year. This time, they got two patrol officers — Joe Dooley and Tim Stanley — along with Lt. Todd Foreman.

  • School Board passes budget

        Employees of Bedford County Public Schools will receive their first significant salary increase in five years—a 3 percent raise—following action Tuesday night by the Bedford County School Board.