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Education

  • After 40 years, school bids teacher goodbye

        Patricia Hogue wasn’t the only one reaching for tissues when the staff and children of Otter River Elementary School surprised her with a special assembly Tuesday morning.

        Her fellow teachers could be seen dabbing their eyes.
        Hogue is retiring at the end of this year after 40 years as an elementary school teacher. Her entire career was spent in Bedford County Public Schools — the last 35  at Otter River Elementary.

  • Downey to seek 2nd term

        District 1 school board member Richard Downey has decided to seek reelection to the school board. Downey was first elected in 2011.

  • School board shifts funds, principals

    Although $1 million was stripped out of the school division’s maintenance fund in this year’s approved budget, the school board was able to replace $300,000 of  that by transferring money from the transportation fund, in action the school board took Thursday. The money became available due to savings on fuel costs.
        Some costs will go up next year. The school board raised tuition for non-resident students by $170 per year.

  • Student Advisory Council gives input to school board

        Bedford County Public Schools has a student advisory council composed of student representatives of all three high schools and all three middle schools.

        The group’s purpose is to relay the concerns of students to the school board. The advisory council meets several times during the year and makes a presentation at a school board meeting at the end of the year.
        The students on the 2014-2015 council made their presentation at Thursday night’s school board meeting.

  • Student Advisory Council gives input to school board

        Bedford County Public Schools has a student advisory council composed of student representatives of all three high schools and all three middle schools.

        The group’s purpose is to relay the concerns of students to the school board. The advisory council meets several times during the year and makes a presentation at a school board meeting at the end of the year.
        The students on the 2014-2015 council made their presentation at Thursday night’s school board meeting.

  • Students learn why texting, driving is bad

        Students at Liberty High School and Staunton River High School got a chance to experience how dangerous texting while driving is, without actually killing themselves or anybody else.

  • 600 turn out for YOVASO Color Run

        To say Saturday’s YOVASO Color Run was a success would be akin to saying Bill Gates has a little money – both are woefully understated.

  • White named Teacher of the Year

        Spence White remembers, as a student, resenting teachers who didn’t care whether they made their classes interesting or not.

        That’s certainly not been a problem for students in his Cavalier Theatre classes at Jefferson Forest High School.
        White,   the   director  of Cavalier Theatre since 2010, was to be named as Bedford County Public School’s Teacher of the Year for 2016 during a ceremony Tuesday evening in Boonsboro.

  • BSTC to hold Benefit Car Show

        Last year, Bedford Science and Technology Center’s (BSTC) automotive technology program held a benefit car show for one of its own.

        Luke Arrington, a senior, was diagnosed with cancer last year.  The benefit car show, which was pulled together on short notice, drew 76 entries. It was such a success that Mark Mathia, the program’s instructor, decided to make it an annual event, benefiting a different local charity each year.

  • School board adjusts its budget

        Bedford County’s school board adopted an adjusted budget at a Monday night work session that had been called for that purpose.
        The school board’s original budget called for a $2.6 million increase in local funding but the supervisors, last month, increased the local transfer to the public school system by $735,000. The purpose of Monday’s work session was to make the school budget fit within available funds.