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Education

  • Thaxton resident takes her students on a trip back in time

        A group of students at the Community School in Hollins spent much of this spring exploring Bedford’s history, thanks to a Thaxton resident who teaches at the school.

  • The SRHS Golden Class is here

        For the Staunton River High School Class of 2013, it was truly a Golden Commencement.
        Celebrating the 50th graduating class in the school’s history, close to 270 SRHS seniors were urged to not just follow someone else’s trail, but to blaze their own. The commencement was held Saturday evening at the Vines Center at Liberty University in Lynchburg.

  • LHS graduates look back, then ahead

        Three Liberty High School seniors helped their classmates look back at the past, take stock of the present and look ahead to the future as close to 200 seniors participated in the 49th Commencement as the Class of 2013.

  • JFHS seniors find the ‘best way out’

        Following the commencement theme “The best way out is through,” by Robert Frost, some 322 seniors made up this year’s 40th graduating class for Jefferson Forest High School.

        Seniors Sarah Hanson and Brian Leveque brought thoughts for their fellow graduates to think about from that theme during the ceremony held at the Vines Center at Liberty University in Lynchburg.

  • Big Island will keep 6th grade

        Next year’s sixth grade class at Big Island Elementary will be small, and likely combined with some fifth graders to fill out the class.
        Out of the 18 rising sixth graders, six of those have chosen to transfer to Bedford Middle School, leaving only 12 slated to remain at Big Island. But at last Thursday’s Bedford County School Board meeting a proposal to move all of the students to BMS failed.

  • County, students and teachers earn regional awards

        Bedford County Public Schools, and its students and employees, have been recognized on a number of fronts this past week as region honors have been handed out.

        Those have included several awards handed out to Liberty High School educators as well as an award to the school system for its internship program.
        The awards have included:
        • Thomas Fox:  STEM Educator of the Year for the region;

  • 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.