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Education

  • 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.

  • School board hires architect

        The Bedford County School Board took another step toward making a new middle school in the Liberty zone a reality.
        Thursday night, the school board voted unanimously to hire Moseley Architects to design the new middle school and the competitive gym at Liberty High School.
        “I am very confident they will do an outstanding job on this project,” commented School Board Chairman Gary Hostutler.

  • Club Z! offers tutoring option for local students

    Jennifer Whitt always loved to teach.

        So it is natural when she decided to get back into the work force after raising her children she would return to the education field. Last September she launched her tutoring business, Club Z!, based in Forest.

  • Middle school project moving forward

        The Bedford County School Board will soon be ready to hire an architectural firm to design the new middle school and the competition gym for Liberty High School.
        The number of firms applying for the job has  been whittled down to the final four, which a committee from the school board will interview Thursday. A company will be presented to the entire school board next month for final approval.

  • School system unveils new App

        The new App for the school district is available for both android phone and iPhones. Key features include providing at-your-fingertips access to lunch menus, calendar events and the latest news for both the school and the district.