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Education

  • HES teacher wins McGlothlin Award

        Just being named one of the six of the Blue Ridge region’s best teachers was quite an honor for Jalenda Settles.
        But last week, she was named the best.
        Settles, a fifth-grade teacher at Huddleston Elementary School was selected as one of two winners of the 2015 McGlothlin Awards for Teaching Excellence.
        With the award, she receives $25,000, some of which she will use for international travel to help expand her classroom teaching experience.

  • CVCC teams up with Rec Dept. to offer Archery class

        They’re learning to shoot straight.

        A partnership between Bedford County Parks and Recreation and Central Virginia Community College (CVCC) has made an archery class, as a physical education option, possible for students attending CVCC’s Bedford campus.

  • LHS Theatre to present ‘You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown’

    They come from a variety of backgrounds—athletes, dancers, band kids and nerds.

        But they have one goal: Revive the drama program at Liberty High School.
        This week that goal takes a big step as the Liberty High School Theatre presents “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown.”
        Two performances are scheduled at the school auditorium—Friday, March 27 and Saturday, March 28, both at 7:30 p.m. General admission is $10.

  • 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.

  • Two arrested for setting cars on fire

        Two Bedford County residents have been charged with lighting two cars on fire, in connection with separate incidents at Raintree Village Apartments.
        According to Bedford Police Chief Todd Foreman the police began investigating the car fires after receiving a call on Sept. 17 about a car on fire. Officers arrived to find the car fully involved in fire, he said.
        The Bedford Fire Department put the fire out.

  • LHS students plan dinner theatre

        Two teachers from Liberty High School have teamed up to provide a dinner and a show Sept. 26 at the Sedalia Center.
        Liberty High School Theatre will present “Stand Alone” in the dinner theatre performance, which will feature a collection of female monologues.
        The Theatre and Family and Consumer Science departments teamed together to put on the dinner theatre which will include the show, dinner, dessert and coffee.