Tag: High School

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Greater Augusta Regional Chamber of Commerce Foundation awards 27 scholarships

The Greater Augusta Regional Chamber of Commerce recently recognized outstanding high school senior students from public and private schools in the area.

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Kaine joins bipartisan career technical education effort in Senate

Tim Kaine joined a group of senators introducing the CTE Excellence and Equity Act to support re-designing the high school experience.


Poll: Public sees role for high schools in workforce development

A VCU poll found a strong majority (63 percent) think that high school graduates are not prepared for the workplace but are prepared for college.

Governor McAuliffe announces high school innovation planning grants

Governor McAuliffe announced today that the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) will award five $50,000 high school innovation planning grants to divisions that have proposed bold, innovative programs aimed at building the workforce of the 21stcentury.

High school students apply ag coursework to cattle operation

Vocational agriculture classes are growing in popularity in many public school systems. Some Virginia high school ag programs have a greenhouse or give students the opportunity to raise small farm animals like goats.

Virginia Tech architecture and design summer program offers high school students hands-on experience

Each summer, Virginia Tech’s College of Architecture and Urban Studies opens its doors to high school students from across the country, providing a first-hand look at the disciplines of architecture, industrial design, interior design, and landscape architecture.


Poll finds majority of Virginians favor more high school online learning opportunities

A majority of respondents in a new Virginia Commonwealth University Commonwealth Education Poll support online learning opportunities for high school credit.

Governor McAuliffe announces premiere of Point of Honor pilot on Amazon.com

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced on Thursday the premiere of the pilot episode of Point of Honor on Amazon.com. The series, filmed entirely in Virginia, follows a Virginia family and its courageous struggles during the Civil War.

Come party at the Staunton Public Library!

The Staunton Public Library will celebrate its 20th anniversary at 1 Churchville Avenue on Saturday, January 24, from 2-4 pm.

UNC wide receiver T.J. Thorpe transfers to UVA, eligible immediately

Wide receiver and kick return specialist T.J. Thorpe (Durham, N.C.) has announced he will transfer to UVA for his final year of football eligibility.

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ACLU files federal discrimination complaint against Gloucester School Board for bathroom policy

The ACLU and the ACLU of Virginia filed an administrative complaint with the Department of Justice and Department of Education against Gloucester County Public Schools (GCPS) for adopting a bathroom policy that segregates transgender students from using the same restrooms and locker rooms as their peers.

ACLU responds to Gloucester School Board decision on transgender students

The Gloucester School Board voted Tuesday to accept a policy that will discriminate against transgender students.

ACLU encourages Gloucester schools to reject transgender bathroom policy

The ACLU sent a letter this week to the Gloucester County School Board urging it to reject a proposed policy that would limit school restrooms and locker rooms to “the corresponding biological genders.”

Agriculture education need not wait until middle and high school

Effective education about agriculture begins at a young age, ideally in schools.

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Randy Forbes: What I’m thankful for on Thanksgiving

In what ways do you appreciate being together on Thanksgiving?

Swannanoa: The mysterious mountaintop mansion, its little-known history

Airisun Wonderl will pull back the curtain of mystery that sometimes has hidden the magnificent marble Swannanoa that stands atop the line between Augusta and Nelson counties.

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Community Foundation presents prizes to local educators

The Community Foundation presented 10 prizes totaling $100,000 during the 21st annual Dawbarn Education Awards ceremony.

JMU women’s basketball announces five NLI signings

JMU women’s basketball Head Coach Kenny Brooks announced the signing of five players to national letters of intent on Thursday.

UVA women’s basketball signs three to 2014-2015 recruiting class

UVA women’s basketball head coach Joanne Boyle announced on Wednesday (Nov. 12) that Debra Ferguson, Moné Jones and Shakyna Payne have signed National Letters of Intent.

Coastal Carolina recruit Jeremy Harris shining at Fishburne

Jeremy Harris can score the ball. What Fishburne Military School postgrad basketball coach Ed Huckaby thinks the 6’7” commit to Coastal Carolina needs to work on is his defense.

Augusta County man charged with September burglary of Waynesboro High School

Waynesboro police have charged an Augusta County man with a couple of offenses after he burglarized Waynesboro High School in September.

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Community Foundation establishes fund for Fort Defiance High School

At the initiative of alumnus Scott Kimmel, the Community Foundation of the Central Blue Ridge has created a new endowed fund, to be known as the Fort Defiance High School Foundation.

VMI basketball: Ot, Jon Elmore leave Keydets program

VMI basketball coach Duggar Baucom has announced that guards Ot and Jon Elmore have withdrawn from the Institute and will not be part of the 2014-15 roster.

Game Notes: JMU football on the road at Charlotte

After an off week, JMU football returns to action on the road, traveling to Charlotte, North Carolina to take on the Charlotte 49ers.

UVA women’s basketball picked 10th in preseason ACC poll

The UVA women’s basketball team has been predicted to finish 10th in the official 2014-15 Blue Ribbon Panel Atlantic Coast Conference Preseason Poll and ninth in a polling of the ACC head coaches in results announced Wednesday (Oct. 22) by the conference office.

Agriculture education strengthened through local partnerships

Agricultural education is being taught for the second year at Fluvanna County High School, thanks to a partnership between the school and the Fluvanna County Farm Bureau. The last time the county school system had a similar curriculum was in 1994.

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Applications due Friday for Virginia Film Festival Adrenaline Film Project

The Virginia Film Festival will once again put community front and center in 2014 with the return of its highly popular Family Day and the 11th annual Adrenaline Film Project.

Design public hearing on Tuesday, Oct. 14 for three Route 29 Solutions projects

The Virginia Department of Transportation will hold a public hearing to gather public comment on the major design features of three projects in the Route 29 Solutions package of road improvements.