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Education

  • JF Cyber SWAT team combats Cyberbullying

    By Emily Scruggs
    Intern Writer
    news@bedfordbulletin.com

        “Think before you act and think before you post.” warned Jefferson Forest High School senior, Cayman Morris, at the first ever peer-to-peer educational presentation presented by JFHS’s Cyber S.W.A.T. Team.

  • 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.

  • High school seniors explore career interests

        The future is terrifying for nearly every teenager.

  • Autumn on Stage

        The Liberty High School Theatre Department, under the direction of Shayna Crews, continues to expand its offerings.

        This Tuesday, Nov. 15 at 7 p.m., the department will present Autumn on Stage which will feature a one-act play and choreographed selections performed by the Liberty High School Dance Ensemble. The presentation will be held in the LHS auditorium.
        The one-act play, “Girl Town,” is the school’s entry for the 2016 VHSL One-Åct Play competition.

  • BSTC cosmetology grad knows the value of the program

    Becky Stanley, owner of Trendsetters, a hair salon in Bedford, feels a debt of gratitude toward the cosmetology program at Bedford Science and Technology Center (BSTC). A 1981 Liberty High School graduate, she also graduated from BTC’s cosmetology program.

  • Math Fun Friday

    Moneta Elementary School, with the help of grant money and the Smith Mountain Lake Good Neighbors, is conducting an after school math program to help students learn to like math.

        According to Kathryn Smith, the school’s after school grant coordinator, the after school math program is held every night, with a Fun Friday each week. The Fun Friday is also teaching math. The children play games, but each game involves math. The games are followed by a family meal with Good Neighbors providing the food and families eating together.

  • School board OK’s money for track, baseball field upgrades

        After hearing from two speakers asking that more money be spent to improve the three county high schools’ tracks, the Bedford County School Board voted Thursday to spend an additional $133,000—$1.2 million in all—for the upgrades.
        Jerome Loy, a former county teacher and track coach, and Joe Curcio, the Staunton River track coach and state meet organizer, both asked that the JF track, during the upgrades, be made into an eight-lane track. This would allow the county to host a state meet in the future.

  • Liberty HS raising torch of awareness through Project Unify

        Liberty High School’s work with Special Olympics is taking off in a big way.

        Several years ago, when it looked like athletes from Liberty wouldn’t get to compete in a Special Olympics event because of a scheduling conflict, Alicia Schneider was determined she wasn’t going to let that happen.
        So the school hosted its own event for the county’s three high schools. That has become an annual event and schools from outside the area are also now being invited to participate.

  • Supporting education

        The Bedford Area Education Foundation held a breakfast, Thursday, to showcase what it is doing for the county’s schools and what the schools are doing.

        The Education Foundation was started in 2001 with the goal of raising private donations to provide funds for grants to county teachers. The idea is to supplement what the school division provides. During its 15-year history, the Foundation has given $275,500 in grants. During the last school year, the Foundation made $19,368 in grants.

  • Hall of Fame

        First Sergeant Lennie Hutton, who started as Bedford Science and Technology Center’s JROTC instructor this year, was just recently inducted into the Army’s Drill Instructor Hall of Fame.