The historic Scrabble School, a Rosenwald School in Castleton, will be the subject of yet another documentary to be released in May 2021, this time in cooperation with Education Week, an independent news organization that has covered education since 1981.
On Monday, April 12, Rappahannock County Public Schools welcomed both A and B cohorts in grades 6-12 for four-day in-person instruction. At the high school, this marked the first time the students had seen their classmates all together since the start of the pandemic.
Now that in-person classes are resuming four days a week in Fauquier and Rappahannock public schools, it might seem that things are almost getting back to normal. But the ripples of the pandemic won’t fade so easily. School counselors and social workers know this is yet another transition fo…
Eden is a junior at Rappahannock County High School. That’s not her real name, but she asked not to be identified. For most of this school year, she has been on a hybrid schedule of two days in school, three at home. Next week, she will start attending in-person classes four days a week.
These are stressful times, and it’s natural for a child to feel anxious in difficult moments. But it’s not natural for that anxiety to be prolonged and interfere with his or her ability to handle everyday situations or cause him or her to avoid things other children enjoy.
Jenna Robey likes to be busy. In addition to finishing her senior year at Rappahannock County High School, she plays on the volleyball, softball and basketball teams, volunteers her time with the Amissville Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department, and, if that’s not enough, she gives haircuts to friends and family.
(The Center Square) – Virginia will be investing another $203.6 million of federal money into child care services, Gov. Ralph Northam announced.
Rappahannock County Public School officials say that in spite of the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, Rappahannock County High School’s historic class of 2021 will have a real live graduation ceremony this spring.
“This is your captain speaking: we’ve reached cruising altitude, please feel free to move about the cabin. We should be touching down in parts unknown in approximately 1 hour.” And so begins the eighth-grade International Club each Friday afternoon.
RICHMOND — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam amended legislation to accelerate the legalization of marijuana possession and home cultivation in the state to July as opposed to 2024.
Prompted by growing concerns about the financial sustainability of Rappahannock County Public Schools, the Headwaters Foundation hosted the second in a series of virtual community conversations about the school budget on Thursday night.
Friday night’s football game started on a somber note, with Austin Clem, Rappahannock Panthers’ lineman, suffering a broken leg in the opening kickoff. The Bath County Chargers handed Rappahannock High School its second loss of the season, finishing the game 27-8.
Serendipity Equine, a local non-profit, debuted its first annual Lucky Horseshoe Student Showcase on March 20. The event allowed students to share their newly-acquired riding and horsemanship skills in front of fellow participants and families.
Last Friday, seven members of the Virginia General Assembly representing Rappahannock and its neighbors wrote a letter to the Virginia Board for Community Colleges opposing the recent decision to change the name of Lord Fairfax Community College.
Last Friday, the Rappahannock Panthers varsity football team lost their first game of the season 28-8 to the Northern Virginia Homeschool Centurions at their home stadium. The Centurions got on the board early with a rushing touchdown on their opening drive. After penalties hurt the Panthers…
In observance of National Agriculture Literacy Week (March 15-19), members of the Rappahannock County High School chapter of Future Farmers of America teamed up with Agriculture Education Instructor Michelle Fincham and Ashleigh Cannon of the Rappahannock County Farm Bureau to read to K-2 students about agriculture.
On March 15, Rappahannock County Elementary School enthusiastically welcomed back all kindergarten through third grade students from cohorts A and B groups for the first time since last March.
On Tuesday afternoon the Wakefield Country Day School Board of Trustees announced that Paul Larner has accepted a permanent position as Head of School for the 2021-22 academic year. The former WCDS board chair stepped in as Interim Head of School in November 2020 after Patrick Finn resigned suddenly in November last year.
The members of the Rappahannock County Public School Board voted unanimously on Monday night to present the county with a proposed budget for the upcoming fiscal year to the tune of almost $13.6 million. The school’s proposal is about $644,359 greater than that of the 2021 budget cycle ending this June 30.
The Rappahannock County Board of Supervisors last week became the first and only county governing body to denounce the regional college board’s decision to “abandon” the name of Lord Fairfax.
The members of the Rappahannock County Board of Supervisors, which met Monday in two public sessions, spent the better part of five hours listening. Its actions were sparse and not much related to the usual business of local governance — ordinance amendments, budgeting, planning and the like.
The Salem Education Foundation, Inc. is offering nine scholarships totalling over $20,000 to seniors graduating from high schools in Rappahannock and Culpeper. Since being founded in 1999 solely for the purpose of distributing scholarships, the foundation has awarded $170,719 to local students.
Rappahannock County Public Schools welcomed Dr. James Lane, state superintendent for the Virginia Department of Education, for a special visit to the elementary school on Friday, Feb. 26.
By state mandate, Rappahannock County is responsible for providing 79.996% of the funding for its public education budget. Only eight school divisions in the commonwealth pay a greater percentage; Arlington, Alexandria, Bath, Fairfax City, Falls Church, Goochland, Highland and Surry counties all pay an even 80% of their education expenses.
Delegate Michael Webert has sponsored a resolution in the Virginia General Assembly this week to commend Rappahannock County High School Principal Jimmy Swindler for his many years of service. Swindler will retire at the end of this school year after a 20-year career as a teacher, athletics director and school administrator.
RICHMOND — The Virginia General Assembly passed legislation in an effort to expand broadband internet access to low-income students across the commonwealth.
“So happy for you, but it’s a large loss for the community.” One Rappahannock resident’s response to this newspaper sums up the many heartfelt reactions to word this past week that Rappahannock County High School Principal Jimmy Swindler will be retiring at the end of the academic year.
It’s budget season for the Rappahannock County Public Schools, and at Tuesday night’s joint meeting between the School Board and the County Board of Supervisors local officials had a candid conversation about the school division’s declining enrollment.
Rappahannock County Public Schools is notifying students, families, and staff that schools and offices will be opening on a “two-hour delay” tomorrow, Tuesday, February 16, due to the forecast for inclement weather overnight and into tomorrow morning.
According to independent research conducted by the Commonwealth Institute for Fiscal Analysis, the budget proposed by the Virginia House Appropriations Committee last week would disproportionately cut funding to school districts with the highest share of students of color.
Rapp Nature Campers of all ages are once again planning for their summer of exploring the habitats around Singing Creek in southern Rappahannock. Due to uncertain pandemic conditions, the summer sessions during this 36th year of camp in 2021 will be greatly modified as follows:
On Tuesday night the Rappahannock County School Board decided on a schedule to bring its public school students back into the classroom for instruction four days a week.
During a staff meeting today (Thursday, Feb. 4), Rappahannock County High School Principal Jimmy Swindler announced that he will be retiring at the end of the contract year.
Rappahannock County Schools has notified students, families, and staff that schools will be closed for students and staff tomorrow, Tuesday, February 2, due to inclement weather. Offices will open at 10 a.m. Distance learning will not be conducted Tuesday; however, students are encouraged to…
“I would like to save my money so I can save for something bigger that I don't have enough money to buy right now.” So says Paisley Reha, a first grader in Rappahannock County Elementary School. She is one of 123 students so far who have personal savings accounts.
There’s a new (familiar) face at Rappahannock County’s 4-H program. Stepping into the role as Rappahannock’s youth development educator, which has been vacant for the past year, Amissville native Autumn Rodman is bringing a fresh approach to connecting with the county’s kids.
Students at Rappahannock County High School will resume in-person classes today, Jan. 21, after an isolated outbreak of COVID-19 was identified on Monday. RCPS Superintendent Shannon Grimsley sent a message out to families earlier this week notifying them that the isolated outbreak was identified in association with the wrestling team.
News sent to the homes of high school students this evening from Rappahannock County Schools Superintendent Dr. Shannon Grimsley is not what parents and guardians wanted to hear: