Rappahannock County School Board candidate Rod Osborne, who is challenging incumbent Larry Grove in the Stonewall-Hawthorne District, apologized Tuesday for vulgar posts made on Facebook last year.
The numbers of students and staff quarantined in Rappahannock County Public Schools surged last week after just a few student cases of the virus resulted in more than two dozen new close contacts who were required to stay home.
The Headwaters Foundation announced on Thursday that now-former Executive Director Lynnie Genho stepped down from the role Sept. 1, citing the need to attend to her family.
The Rappahannock County School Board on Tuesday reflected on the system’s return from summer break, which in the past was described by school officials as “tumultuous” with more than 30 students testing positive for the coronavirus in the first days back after masks were made optional and the highly infectious delta variant tore through the country.
Wakefield Country Day School is pleased to announce the establishment of a WCDS Polo Team in conjunction with Liberty Hall Equestrian Center in Rixeyville.
A last-minute write-in challenger has emerged to face first-term incumbent Rachel Bynum in the Rappahannock County School Board Piedmont District race that was previously uncontested.
Superintendent ‘exhausted by the push and pull of political divisiveness that has caught us in the crosshairs of public ire’
Rappahannock County Public Schools on Monday announced that the schools will switch to virtual learning for the remainder of the week while officials work to create a new system to mitigate spread of COVID-19 as the virus has created a flurry of cases within the schools since the academic ye…
Rappahannock County High School switched to virtual learning Monday, Aug. 23, and the preschool will be quarantined until Aug. 30 as more students test positive for COVID-19.
The staffer was last on school grounds Friday before developing symptoms and receiving a positive test sometime over the weekend, according to a news release from the schools.
A student at Rappahannock County High School tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday, marking the first reported student case of the virus on the high school campus and bringing the school system's total case count to five.
Another sixth-grade student at Rappahannock County Elementary School tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday alongside a high school sports coach, bringing the system’s total case count to four — all identified within the first full week back from summer vacation as the highly infectious d…
Rappahannock County Elementary School temporarily shifted to virtual learning on Tuesday to conduct contact tracing in what the district described as an “overabundance of caution” after another student tested positive for COVID-19.
The Wellness Center began providing mental health counseling to students two days a week during the 2020-21 school year through a partnership with Health Connect America, a behavioral health treatment service with an office in Culpeper. But this year, students can go to the Wellness Center for much more.
Within just 18 weeks, students have the opportunity to learn the skills and technologies to fill the nearly 7,600 open software developer positions in the state of Virginia. LFCC Workforce Solutions Professional Development and Continuing Education is responding to the growing need for skilled software developers in the workforce with a fast-track solution. LFCC is filling the IT education gap by offering Front End Bootcamps powered by Promineo Tech, which start Aug. 17.
A year ago, Shannon Grimsley was facing the unfathomable. Another school year was about to begin, but one under the perilous cloud of COVID. Could she, as superintendent of Rappahannock County Public Schools (RCPS), and her teachers and staff keep kids safe in the midst of a pandemic?
A student at Rappahannock County Elementary School tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday, the first day back from summer vacation, as the delta variant surges pediatric infections across the country.
Masks will be indefinitely mandated inside Rappahannock County Public Schools starting on Friday for students, staff and visitors after the state on Thursday passed down an order requiring them in all K-12 settings.
“I want every student that walks through the doors of this high school … to be prepared to do one of three things. I want them to be prepared for employment on a job. I want them to be prepared for enrollment into university. I want them to be prepared for enlistment in the United States armed services,”
COVID-19 cases are rising precipitously statewide as the highly infectious delta variant rips through unvaccinated populations, leading public health officials, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), to recommend that Rappahannock County residents should strongly consider dusting off their masks.
The Rappahannock County School Board on Wednesday at a special meeting held in the elementary school gymnasium opted to not mandate universal masking in classrooms for the upcoming school year, instead maintaining its previously established stance of strongly recommending the practice.
These are the school bus routes for the school year that starts Wednesday, August 11,2021. Students are urged to be at their pickup points at least 15 minutes early the first day of school. Some bus numbers and route descriptions have been altered from last year, so please be alert for those changes.
Nine-year-old M.J. Gager, of Jeffersonton, has made disc golf her own part-time job, practicing an average of 15 hours a week. Her dedication paid off — she is emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic as a world disc golf champion, with sponsorships to boot.
The Virginia departments of health and education are recommending that public schools require all elementary school students, teachers and staff to wear masks in schools this fall.
At a subdued Rappahannock County School Board meeting on Tuesday, July 13, board members discussed masking guidance for the new school year, an update on the new Wellness Center, and plans for incoming High School Principal Carlos Seward’s transition into his new role.
This summer Rappahannock County Public Schools (RCPS) and the Rappahannock Association for Arts and Community (RAAC) offered an arts workshop for Rappahannock County youth.
The Headwaters Foundation hosted a Summer Chorus concert Friday night at Rappahannock County High School, welcoming more than 200 students, parents, school staff and community members. Highlights included “History Has Its Eyes On You” from the Broadway blockbuster “Hamilton” and a playful ma…
Rappahannock County Public School campers and counselors at the Terrific Thursday Day Camp practiced their horseback riding, stream study and team building this past month. They took a tour of the Graves Mountain Lodge animal farm to see 400-lb pigs and learned about raptors such as owls and hawks. And that’s not all.
Serendipity Equine held its first Youth Horsetopia Clinic last week. During this fully immersive horsemanship experience, young participants learned various skills related to horsemanship and horse care and enjoyed equine-themed crafts and activities — including riding, of course, both in the arenas and along Serendipity’s wooded trails.
It’s been a good year for Panther sports. The Rappahannock County High School varsity softball team traveled to Warsaw, Va. yesterday, June 23, for the Virginia High School League state semifinals after winning the region championship game at home on Thursday, June 17.
Rod Osborne of Castleton announced earlier this week that he has filed an official Declaration of Candidacy with the Rappahannock County Voter Registrar and is running to represent the Stonewall-Hawthorne District on the Rappahannock County School Board. Osborne will challenge incumbent Larr…
At a subdued Rappahannock County School Board meeting on Tuesday night, Superintendent Dr. Shannon Grimsley and Chair Wes Mills recognized teachers and school staff who retired in 2020 and were not recognized at the time because of the ongoing pandemic.
Often when people hear the word “scholarship” they think about money dedicated to the four-year-college bound high school senior. In the four counties that Northern Piedmont Community Foundation serves (Culpeper, Fauquier, Madison and Rappahannock), we want all our residents to know that of the 43 scholarship funds we manage, many of them have universal appeal.
The Scrabble School Preservation Foundation (SSPF) recently held a spring celebration and luncheon at the beautiful Magnolia Vineyards in Amissville. As this was their first opportunity to be together since early 2020 before COVID-19, the group celebrated the past, present and future with 20 board members and guests.
Eighteen-year-old Agustin Garcia Prieto says joining the Sperryville Rescue Squad was the best decision he made this year. The recent Rappahannock County High School graduate has volunteered there for the past two months and is working his way toward becoming a fully independent emergency medical technician (EMT).
RCES students showed their competitive spirit and lots of smiles while enjoying a variety of fun, field day events on Friday, May 21. Organized by Ms. Rhonda Jenkins, the activities included hurdles, flag tag, corn hole toss, softball throw, egg race, two-man toss, sack race, bumper balls, and more!
Early on the morning of May 12, Jenny Kapsa drove to the 4-H Center in Front Royal to get ready for camp. By the time the counselors arrived a little after 8 a.m., a campfire was already crackling away. At 9 a.m., Rappahannock County Public School students poured off their buses for the last day of the Wonderful Wednesday program.