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Education

  • Maybe there’s enough

        “It’s not as much money as we expected but it’s certainly a doable amount,” Bill Cram, an M. B. Kahn representative told the school board at a special called meeting last week.
        Kahn is the company the school board hired to oversee the construction of the new middle school in the Liberty attendance zone.

  • Hostutler: $38M might not be enough

        Bedford County’s supervisors voted, last week, to set a maximum price tag of $38 million on the construction of a new middle school in the Liberty attendance zone.

  • Closed schools declared surplus

        The school board unanimously voted, with no discussion, to declare Body Camp Elementary School and Thaxton Elementary School surplus and turn them over to the Bedford County Board of Supervisors. The resolution declares them surplus effective Aug. 1.

  • Claytor Nature Center day camps are back

        After a one year hiatus, Claytor Nature Study Center day camps are back. The center is offering week-long summer day camps each week, starting May 30 and running through July 1.

        According to Dr. Greg Eaton, the center’s director, the camps are divided up into two age groups. Nature Makes Sense for rising first graders to rising third graders and Virginia Safari, for rising fourth graders through rising sixth graders.

  • Liberty zone wants gym comparable to Staunton River, Jefferson Forest

        School board members made no decision on a site for Liberty High School’s new gym, Monday night, after a public hearing on the gym.

  • VSBA gets musical preview, up-close look at personalized learning

    The Virginia School Board Association’s Southern Region held its annual meeting at Jefferson Forest High School (JFHS) Thursday night.

  • School board chooses option for middle school design

    The architects and consultants working on plans for the new middle school in the Liberty zone now have direction as to what that school should look like, following Thursday night’s meeting of the Bedford County School Board.
        During a briefing on the progress  of the design of the school, board members unanimously agreed to go with a more traditional look for the school -- one that incorporates a similar look to the front of the current Bedford Middle School.

  • Top spellers!

        In the seventh and deciding round, she guessed.

        Through the first six rounds, Faith Peerman felt good about the words she had to spell – scrabble, macaroni, cauliflower, iguana, spherical and incorruptible. But in the seventh round, not so much.
        “I guessed,” she said with a smile.
        And she won.
        Peerman, a fifth grader at New London Academy is the 2016 Bedford County Spelling Bee champion.

  • 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.”

  • Moneta Elementary plows new ground in personalized learning

    Moneta Elementary School has taken the lead in personalized learning for Bedford County Public Schools.