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Education

  • County students recognized for their work in the arts

    “What’s your story?”

        That was the theme this year for the PTA Reflections contest, and many talented Bedford County students had stories to share. 
        The PTA Reflections is an arts program that welcomes students from all grades and abilities to participate in the arts through mediums of dance choreography, film production, musical composition, literature, visual arts and photography.

  • Update: Lockdown lifted at five Bedford County schools

    The lockdown of five Bedford County schools that were placed on lockdown this morning has been lifted, according to Bedford County Public Schools.

    The schools had been placed on lock down while a law enforcement investigation was taking place in the Forest Zone.

    Forest Elementary, Thomas Jefferson Elementary, Otter River Elementary, Forest Middle School and Jefferson Forest High were the schools on lock down.

  • Help Save the Next Girl holds local event

    By Chappy Merritt

        Shannon Jurkus, president of the Bedford Middle School chapter of Help Save the Next Girl, arranged for Falon Smith now a senior at Stuart‘s Draft High School to visit Bedford Sunday for a brief discussion with some members of the local chapter.

  • School board gets some good news

    Randy Hagler, Bedford County Schools’ chief financial officer, had some good news for the Bedford County School Board Thursday night.
        The good news is that the budget that came out of the General Assembly contained more money for K-12 education than the senate version of the budget. Hagler had based the school division budget on the Senate version because it was the worst case scenario.
        “We usually budget the worst case scenario,” Hagler said.

  • GENTS present Mr. and Miss Liberty

    Liberty High School’s GENTS will present the Mr. and Miss Liberty Contest March 17 at Liberty High School’s auditorium. Seven young men and seven young women will participate.

        It’s a competition, not a pageant.
        “They [the young men] didn’t want to be in a pageant,” Liberty High School Assistant Principal Brian Wilson commented.
        Tyron Staples, a senior and one of the GENTS, added that guys are competitive, so calling it a competition appealed to them.

  • Students raise funds for heart research

        Sue Moore, the physical education teacher who has organized Thomas Jefferson Elementary Jump Rope for Heart for 17 years, has gone out with a bang.

  • High school seniors explore career interests

        The future is terrifying for nearly every teenager.

  • GENTS to mentor 8th graders

        A group of GENTS (Gentlemen Empowered Now Taking a Stand) met with eighth grade male students from Bedford Middle School last week to invite them to be part of an after-school program in which the high schoolers will help prepare them for moving up to high school next year.

  • Top principal

    Dr. Kathleen Dills loves her job.

        Every day she generates enthusiasm and optimism as principal at Liberty High School.
        On Friday she was recognized for her work at the school, being named the Virginia Student Councils Association administrator of the year.
        “It’s very humbling,” Dr. Dills said of the honor. “I don’t need to be recognized for this job because I love it very much.”

  • Gerstler named principal at Stewartsville Elementary

        Denise Gerstler has been named as the new principal at Stewartsville Elementary. She takes over for Dr. Susan Mele who recently became a member of the central office staff for Bedford County Public Schools, serving as director of elementary programs.