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Education

  • 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.

  • Morris will be new principal at Goodview Elementary

        Goodview Elementary will have a new principal when students come through the school’s doors in August.
        Kim Morris has been appointed the new principal of Goodview. Morris has served as the division’s supervisor for special education since 2015. She has been employed by Bedford County Schools since 1999 and served Forest Middle School in a variety of capacities leading up to 2015, which included life science teacher, reading specialist and assistant principal.

  • Principal disputes demotion

        For seven years Aprille Monroe has served as the principal of Huddleston Elementary School.

        Last Thursday, that changed when the Bedford County School Board voted to reassign her to a teaching position. Monroe claims the demotion was in response to an email she sent last August to Central Office personnel concerning a video highlighting the school system’s accomplishments through personalized learning.

  • They rocked the SOL's

    Less than a year ago, Moneta Elementary School learned it would have to face being denied accreditation by the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE).

        Last month, on the last day of school, the school’s staff, students and community celebrated the fact that they had Rocked the SOLs and appeared to be headed to full accreditation.

  • Zimmerman retiring from Goodview

        Eddie Zimmerman has been a part of educating students in Bedford County for more than four decades.

        Once school ends this week, that will change.
        Zimmerman, the only principal students and teachers have known at Goodview Elementary, is retiring after 43 years of service to this county.

  • School board adopts $102M budget

    ounty School Board met to trim its budget to fit within the amount provided through the funding sources it relies on.
        School board members unanimously adopted a $102 million budget that includes $36 million in local funds.
        The trimming process was not as traumatic as it has been in previous years. This is because, as District 3 Supervisor Steve Wilkerson noted after a board of supervisors meeting last month, the school board got 72 percent of what it asked for in its request for increased local funds.