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Education

  • 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.

  • Board to take look at facilities use policy

        As the result of a citizen’s comment at a recent board meeting questioning the costs of using a school facility, the Bedford County Board of Supervisors will review its facilities use policy at the upcoming Dec. 5 meeting. The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at the School Board Office Conference Room.

  • Students look beyond themselves to help others

    Television was full of scenes of devastation after a powerful typhoon struck the Philippines two weeks ago. Photos from the hard-hit city of Tacloban looked much like World War II photos of Pacific islands after they had been shelled by battleships.