• Bedford’s Teachers of Tomorrow scores national honor

        The  Teachers for Tomorrow program at Bedford Science and Technology Center (BSTC) earned an honor last month when students participated in the Future Educators Association (FEA) National Conference held in Baltimore, Md.

        Four Bedford County students along with Shawn Horrell, the Teachers for Tomorrow instructor, participated. This was the Bedford program’s first trip to the event, and the first time the students entered a project in the FEA National Competition.

  • School Board looks at adding club sports

        The club lacrosse team at Jefferson Forest High School will have to fall under guidelines set by the school system if a proposal to implement a club sports policy is approved by the Bedford County School Board.
        Assistant School Superintendent Dr. Cherie Whitehurst told board members Thursday that a policy is needed to provide guidelines for that program and any other club sports that might be implemented in the future.

  • 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.