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Education

  • SRHS opened in '63; alumni plan event

        Fifty years ago this year, students from Huddleston High School, Moneta High School and Stewartsville High School first walked through the doors of the brand new Staunton River High School. It was so new, in fact, that it wasn’t completely finished when it opened.

  • Fallout from SOL scores

    Fewer Bedford County schools met federal and state accreditation standards because of lower SOL scores, school officials learned this week.
        Results of both the federal annual measureable objectives (AMOs) and the state accreditation standards were released last week with 12 county schools failing to meet the established standards, though all the schools weren't the same in each accreditation group.
        Math scores are the greatest concern as a result of the testing and had the biggest impact on the county's scores.

  • Habitat for Humanity, school system form partnership to build home

    It was a perfect fit.

  • Board looks to make choice

        Bedford County School Board Chairman Gary Hostutler favors building a new middle school in the Liberty Zone in such a way so that it could eventually become a new high school.

        Hostutler said where the new middle school will be located appears to be down to two sites, the property adjacent to the current high school or property offered to be donated off U.S. 460 at Wheatland Road.
        Hostutler said a site should be decided on “very soon.”

  • Public hearing Thursday on new middle school location

        Bedford County residents can voice their opinions to the Bedford County School Board, on where the new middle school in the Liberty Zone should be located, during a public hearing scheduled for this Thursday, Sept. 5.
        The hearing will be held at 7 p.m. in the School Board Office conference room.
        The Bedford County School Board has studied three possible locations for the new middle school.

  • Bryant in 54th year as bus driver

    For more than five decades James Bryant has been driving students in Bedford County to, and from, school.

  • County SOL scores drop

    Though scores were expected to drop in some categories compared to last year’s scores—because of a new series of tests in science and English—student achievement on Standards of Learning tests for students in Bedford County Public Schools fell below what school officials had hoped.
        In results released last week, average pass rates of Bedford County students dropped in 23 categories for the 2012-2013 testing while increasing in seven; four remained even with results from the 2011-2012 testing.

  • Action on middle school funding urged

        Two new administrators were introduced to the school board at their regular meeting Thursday night.

  • Infosnap allows for online registration

        Parents attending this week’s open houses at one of Bedford County’s schools were introduced to the school system’s newest registration initiative—Infosnap.

  • New guidelines for wellness

        Don’t bother sending energy drinks with your students to school this year—they’re not allowed.
        And don’t send extra food with your child to trade or share with other students—that’s being discouraged.
        If possible, replace cupcakes and other high-calorie school treats sent to classrooms for school parties with more nutritious foods.
        These, and a number of other guidelines, are now a part of the Bedford County Public Schools student wellness policy.