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Education

  • Moneta Elementary plows new ground in personalized learning

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

  • On 4-3 vote, board extends Schuch’s contract

        A motion made by District 3 school board member Dr. John Hicks  to give Dr. Douglas Schuch a new contract, effective until June 30, 2018, passed by a 4-3 margin last Thursday.

  • LHS Theatre to present Interactive Haunted House

        The Liberty High School Theatre Department wants to scare some folks this Saturday.

        And raise some funds in the process.
        For the second year in a row, theatre students from LHS will present an interactive haunted house involving more than 30 actors, dancers, technical designers, and makeup artists – all coming together for an evening of “theatre and terror.”

  • Foundation celebrates education efforts

        The Bedford Education Foundation held its annual Back-to-School breakfast, Thursday morning, honoring contributors who have provided the Foundation money for grants.

  • BCPS moves ahead with personalized learning

        Dr. Douglas Schuch, superintendent of schools, briefed the school board about personalized learning at the school board’s Thursday night meeting.
        According to Dr. Schuch, the goal of personalized learning is to empower students to “take ownership of their own education.”
        It also encourages teachers and students to take risks. This is what “fail forward” a term Dr. Schuch uses frequently, means.

  • 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.

  • Students wear camo in honor of Tyler Arnett

        Students, faculty and staff at Jefferson Forest High School wore camo, boots and hats to school last Thursday in memory of one of their own who passed away suddenly last week.

        Junior Tyler Blake Arnett, who suffered from cystic fibrosis, died unexpectedly.
        Arnett, 17, loved the outdoors. “He was a very well-liked student,” stated Ryan Edwards, public relations coordinator for Bedford County Public Schools. “Our thoughts are with Tyler’s family during this very sad time.”

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • The fundraiser will have to wait

        Spence White and his wife Niki were supposed to spend the evening of Oct. 19 behind the counter of Rita’s serving up ice cream and other treats to students as part of a fundraiser.
        Plans have changed.
        Now the couple will be the guests of Gov. Terry McAuliffe at the Governor’s Mansion for a banquet in which Virginia’s Teacher of the Year will be named.