• Board looks at middle school options

        A design committee, consisting of school officials and community and student representatives, met early this month and settled on two possible designs for the new middle school that will be built in the Liberty zone.

  • Hour of Code

        Students at Moneta Elementary School joined millions of students from around the world last week in an Hour of Code, a part of Computer Science Education Week.

  • SRHS raising funds for new sign

        Staunton River High School is looking to replace its school sign with a modern digital sign. And, the new sign won’t cost the taxpayers a thing. The school’s PTSA is spearheading the effort to raise the money to pay for the project.

        The effort is getting close to its goal.
        According to Alvin Gable, chairman of the PTSA committee that’s handling the effort, the PTSA has now raised $16,000 and has $7,000 left to raise to pay for the sign.

  • JF puts another student in All American Band

        It’s getting to be an annual event.

  • Art students partner with Army Reserve Center on project

        A Liberty High School (LHS) art project is drawing attention to the new Army Reserve Center on U. S. 460. The students spent last Thursday afternoon painting some stacked hay bales.

        Melissa Friedwald, who teaches the Art 1, Adaptive Art and Digital Art classes oversaw the project, which was done by her third period Art 1 class.  Friedwald commented that she “usually doesn’t get to do the fun projects.”

  • LHS Theatre to present Interactive Haunted House

        The Liberty High School Theatre Department wants to scare some folks this Saturday.

        And raise some funds in the process.
        For the second year in a row, theatre students from LHS will present an interactive haunted house involving more than 30 actors, dancers, technical designers, and makeup artists – all coming together for an evening of “theatre and terror.”

  • On 4-3 vote, board extends Schuch’s contract

        A motion made by District 3 school board member Dr. John Hicks  to give Dr. Douglas Schuch a new contract, effective until June 30, 2018, passed by a 4-3 margin last Thursday.

  • BCPS moves ahead with personalized learning

        Dr. Douglas Schuch, superintendent of schools, briefed the school board about personalized learning at the school board’s Thursday night meeting.
        According to Dr. Schuch, the goal of personalized learning is to empower students to “take ownership of their own education.”
        It also encourages teachers and students to take risks. This is what “fail forward” a term Dr. Schuch uses frequently, means.

  • Foundation celebrates education efforts

        The Bedford Education Foundation held its annual Back-to-School breakfast, Thursday morning, honoring contributors who have provided the Foundation money for grants.

  • Students wear camo in honor of Tyler Arnett

        Students, faculty and staff at Jefferson Forest High School wore camo, boots and hats to school last Thursday in memory of one of their own who passed away suddenly last week.

        Junior Tyler Blake Arnett, who suffered from cystic fibrosis, died unexpectedly.
        Arnett, 17, loved the outdoors. “He was a very well-liked student,” stated Ryan Edwards, public relations coordinator for Bedford County Public Schools. “Our thoughts are with Tyler’s family during this very sad time.”