• JF unveils Cyber SWAT team

    In an effort to reach students at the elementary and middle school grade levels, the Safe Surfin’ Foundation has tapped local high school students as the best messengers to preach Internet safety to their younger peers.

  • The project is underway. Liberty Middle School breaks ground

        Members of the Bedford County School Board, Bedford County Board of Supervisors, M.B. Kahn Construction and others gathered for a groundbreaking ceremony Thursday for the new middle school in the Liberty zone.     Liberty Middle School is slated to be open in Aug. 2018 with actual construction expected to begin in the next couple of weeks.

  • School employees to receive 2% pay raise as of Dec. 1

        Employees of Bedford County Public Schools will receive a 2 percent pay raise, beginning with the check they receive on Dec. 30.
        At its meeting on Nov. 21, the Bedford County Board of Supervisors approved enough local funds to support the 2 percent pay raise for all employees that the Bedford County School Board approved in the FY 2017 budget. This raise is effective Dec. 1 and applies to all full-time, part-time, substitute, and hourly employees, and will be reflected in the paycheck at the end of December.

  • JF senior receives All-American honor

    By Brandi Mitchell

    JF Intern Writer

        On Tuesday at 1:45 p.m., senior Allyson Gilmour became the seventh Jefferson Forest High School student to join the elite United States Army All-American Marching Band in just six years.
        She was honored for her outstanding achievement in color guard, as well as her qualities of leadership and integrity, before her classmates, teachers, fellow band members and her closest friends and family.

  • Bedford Middle School honors veterans

    Bedford Middle School honored veterans Nov. 11.

  • Board OK’s contract for new school, gym

        The contracts are approved and now it’s finally time to begin construction on a new middle school in the Liberty zone.

        Last Thursday, the Bedford County School Board unanimously accepted the bid of Jamerson-Lewis Construction in the amount of $28,799,365 for the middle school project.
         The board also approved the bid of Blair Construction in the amount of $4,643,750 for the Liberty High School competition gym project.

  • Teens from Desmond Doss volunteer at D-Day Memorial

        A group of teens from Lynchburg’s Desmond Doss Christian Academy showed up, Friday morning to do clean up work at the National D-Day Memorial.

        “Once a month we do a community service project,” said Billy Wright, the school’s assistant principal. “Each November, we try to come up here.”
        The school was named in honor of Lynchburg native Desmond Doss, whose action on Okinawa during World War II is the subject of the movie “Hacksaw Ridge.”

  • 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.

  • VDOE: Moneta Elem. misses the mark

        Letters went home Tuesday to parents of students at Moneta Elementary explaining what the next step is now that Bedford County Public Schools has learned the school has been denied accreditation by the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE).
        Seventeen of the district’s 19 schools received full accreditation for this year—Montvale Elementary is only partially accredited—but the district must now take steps outlined by VDOE to address Moneta’s situation.

  • Plowing ahead

        People in the Bedford area are going to be treated to some student art this winter, as Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) snowplows hit the road.