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Education

  • JFHS student marches with All-American band

        Amanda Arnold, a Jefferson Forest High School (JFHS) senior, was selected for a special honor for high school band students.  She was one of 125 high school band students from all over the United States chosen for the US Army All-American High School Marching Band.

  • Board looks at facility fees

        The D-Day Memorial Foundation, law enforcement and fire and rescue departments will likely receive some sort of break from having to pay to use one of Bedford County’s schools for a function.
        During last Thursday’s School Board meeting, members discussed the facilities use policy and heard from a representative of the D-Day Memorial Foundation requesting an exemption to mirror its partnership with the city of Bedford, prior to reversion.

  • LHS finds messy way to fill the Food Bank

    A canned food drive at Liberty High School (LHS) received an enthusiastic response from the students. They brought 1,385 cans to school. The teens had an incentive.  The drive included an election in which the students could decide which faculty members would get a pie in the face on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving.

  • Helping one of their own

        Goodview Elementary School is helping one of its own, a family that has taken a double-barreled hit.

  • Students look beyond themselves to help others

    Television was full of scenes of devastation after a powerful typhoon struck the Philippines two weeks ago. Photos from the hard-hit city of Tacloban looked much like World War II photos of Pacific islands after they had been shelled by battleships.

  • Board to take look at facilities use policy

        As the result of a citizen’s comment at a recent board meeting questioning the costs of using a school facility, the Bedford County Board of Supervisors will review its facilities use policy at the upcoming Dec. 5 meeting. The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at the School Board Office Conference Room.

  • Mother, daughters attend classes together at CVCC

        Not too many mothers go to school with their daughters, but that’s what happened to Angelika Gutierrez, a county resident, and her daughters Ariel Gutierrez and Jillian Branch. All three recently attended Central Virginia Community College’s (CVCC) Bedford campus at the same time.

        Angelika had originally started taking classes when Jillian was a baby, but the combination of classes and family were just too much and she quit.
        “Jillian got me to go back to CVCC,” Angelika said.

  • Stewartsville students run, learn about health

        Friday morning turned out to be perfect for Stewartsville Elementary School’s 5K run.

  • Government classes hear from legislators

        This is “Take Your Legislator to School Month” and Jefferson Forest High School government classes got visits from two state legislators last week. Delegate Scott Garrett, who represents the 23rd District in the House of Delegates came to a morning class. Senator Steve Newman, who represents the 23rd Senate District, came in the afternoon.

  • Student numbers in BCPS drop, so do funds

        Enrollment in Bedford County Public Schools is down even more than had been projected for this school year. That factor, coupled with a projected shortfall in state sales tax funding, has caused the school system to put some spending plans on hold.