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Education

  • New school will be major topic at meeting

        Steps to constructing a new secondary school in the Liberty Zone continue to fall into place, but the biggest question—just what kind of school will be built—still has to be answered.
        Members of the Bedford County School Board are hoping that a meeting next Thursday, Jan. 30, with members of the board of supervisors will bring clarification to that question.

  • JFHS student marches with All-American band

        Amanda Arnold, a Jefferson Forest High School (JFHS) senior, was selected for a special honor for high school band students.  She was one of 125 high school band students from all over the United States chosen for the US Army All-American High School Marching Band.

  • JF band director receives national honor

        Jefferson Forest High School band director David Webb got a big pre-Christmas present at the end of last year—he was named a John Philip Sousa Legion of Honor Laureate.

        The John Philip Sousa Foundation is a non-profit foundation dedicated to the promotion of international understanding through the medium of band music, according to the Foundation’s website. Webb said that the Foundation annually inducts between six and eight high school band directors from across the United States into its Legion of Honor.

  • Schools to open on two hour delay tomorrow

    Bedford County Public Schools spokesman Ryan Edwards announced that the county's schools will open on a two hour delay Wednesday morning. The decision was made due to forecasts of low overnight temperatures and high winds.

  • School canceled Tuesday

    Bedford County Public schools will be closed Tuesday due to low temperatures and high winds.

     

    “We don't want kids at bus stops,” said Ryan Edwards, the school division's spokesman.

    Edwards said the weather forecast calls for temperatures to drop down to two degrees with 30 mph winds. This would produce of wind chill of minus 15 degrees.

  • Board looks at facility fees

        The D-Day Memorial Foundation, law enforcement and fire and rescue departments will likely receive some sort of break from having to pay to use one of Bedford County’s schools for a function.
        During last Thursday’s School Board meeting, members discussed the facilities use policy and heard from a representative of the D-Day Memorial Foundation requesting an exemption to mirror its partnership with the city of Bedford, prior to reversion.

  • Helping one of their own

        Goodview Elementary School is helping one of its own, a family that has taken a double-barreled hit.

  • LHS finds messy way to fill the Food Bank

    A canned food drive at Liberty High School (LHS) received an enthusiastic response from the students. They brought 1,385 cans to school. The teens had an incentive.  The drive included an election in which the students could decide which faculty members would get a pie in the face on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving.

  • Stewartsville students run, learn about health

        Friday morning turned out to be perfect for Stewartsville Elementary School’s 5K run.

  • Mother, daughters attend classes together at CVCC

        Not too many mothers go to school with their daughters, but that’s what happened to Angelika Gutierrez, a county resident, and her daughters Ariel Gutierrez and Jillian Branch. All three recently attended Central Virginia Community College’s (CVCC) Bedford campus at the same time.

        Angelika had originally started taking classes when Jillian was a baby, but the combination of classes and family were just too much and she quit.
        “Jillian got me to go back to CVCC,” Angelika said.