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Education

  • Teachers wear black to push for educational support

        They came dressed in black.
        Their goal: to protest budget cuts in education as well as other actions by the General Assembly they feel are undermining public education across the Commonwealth.

  • TJES students raise $10,000 for AHA

        When it comes to jumping, students at Thomas Jefferson Elementary School really take the task to heart.

  • Take Your Family to School

    Last Thursday, parents of students at Bedford Primary School went back to the classroom.

        And it was a lot of fun!
        Thanks to a $1,000 grant from the National PTA, the school’s PTA was able to fund the event with close to 300 signing up to participate.
        Bedford Primary Principal Lisa Dellis was pleased with the turnout and the opportunity to strengthen support for the school’s students with parents and the community.

  • Technology in the classroom

        It’s a brand new world for students today.

        Smart boards have replaced chalk boards; iPads are now just as important as notebooks.
        Last Thursday, parents of students at Bedford Middle School had the chance to observe just how technology is changing the way their children learn.

  • Mentoring program expands

        A teen mentoring program sponsored by the local American Association of University Women (AAUW) has expanded.

  • SSL: Don’t take this message lightly

        SSL. Maybe you’ve seen it posted at an a Centertown business.

  • Forest Elem. student is county’s top speller

        Bedford County’s county-wide spelling bee proved that spelling bees are not just for girls. A total of 17 children, one from each elementary school and middle school, competed and three of the final four contestants were boys.

        In the end, Henry Armfield, a fifth grader from Forest Elementary School, and Aaron Plattus, a seventh grader from Bedford Middle School, dueled for three rounds before Armfield claimed the championship. Plattus, the county spelling bee runner-up, will serve as the alternate.

  • Board looks ahead as budget discussions loom

        By delaying the release of a proposed budget, and by speaking with numerous civic and school groups, the Bedford County School Board and school administration officials hope that this year’s budget process will be less controversial than it has been the past couple of years.
        Those past budget discussions led to clashes between the public and the school board and administration—as proposals to close schools created acrimony—and between the school board and the board of supervisors over funding for the school system.

  • School board discusses drug testing, English class

        From drug testing to English classes, the Bedford County School Board looked at a variety of issues during its meeting last Thursday.
        During an informational item on the code of student conduct, District 6 board member Kelly Harmony suggested that the school board look at how much it would cost to test student athletes—and others involved in extracurricular activities—for drug use.

  • New SRO is ‘03 grad of Liberty High School

        Liberty High School’s (LHS) new school resource officer (SRO) Daniel Clark is now in his second month on the job. The high school is also familiar territory for the 2003 LHS graduate, although he’s now seeing it from a different perspective.

        “I’ve always been interested in law enforcement,” Clark said.
        He started working at the county dispatch center a year after graduating. Clark said that helped him get his foot in the door. He became a sheriff’s deputy in 2007.