Letters to the Editor

Recognizing the positive

During the past week we attended three Rappahannock High School events: a scholarship ceremony with awards totaling $125,000; a Quiz Bowl Team taping for It’s Academic in D.C.; and the Drama Club’s final performance of The School of Rock. […]

School/Education News

School news for May 4

Rappahannock County High School student Julia Estes named state ‘Athlete of the Year’; RCHS seniors awarded over fifty scholarships with a total value exceeding $125,000.00; and Jessica Olena Thorne wins DAR Good Citizen award. […]

Crime & Courts

Student who allegedly threatened to ‘blow this place to pieces’ on Columbine anniversary appears in court

Under tight security and a blanket of privacy, a 17-year-old former student of Rappahannock County High School — charged with conspiracy to possess a firearm on the property of the high school — appeared in Rappahannock County Juvenile Court yesterday. […]

School/Education News

School news for April 27

“School of Rock” musical performance this weekend, two standout athletes celebrate their collegiate signings; spring shower create scheduling issues and updates on soccer, track, softball and baseball teams. […]

Crime & Courts

Affidavit: Students plotted to ‘blow this place to pieces’ on Columbine anniversary

At least two male students of Rappahannock County, Virginia, High School counted down the days until last Thursday — the anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting massacre — when according to a court affidavit they plotted to “make Columbine look like a joke” and “blow this place to pieces.” […]

School/Education News

The difficult decision to resume classes

Feeling reassured by what he’d been told, Blair by Monday afternoon “felt I had no reason not to have school. The sheriff’s office was decisive and detailed. I was incredibly impressed with the quality of Sheriff Compton’s investigation.” […]

School/Education News

The headwaters of Headwaters

Can you guess what grassroots movement started in 1993 was responsible for the creation of several new and important programs in Rappahannock County’s public schools? The First Thursday Education Support Group. […]

School/Education News

School news for March 23

Three RCHS students received awards for college credit hours earned while simultaneously completing their high school curriculum; WCDS senior earns student/athlete scholarship; and four WCDS Latin students won first place in Level I competition at UVA Classics Day. […]

School/Education News

School budget hearing moved to Tuesday

Due to snow, the Rappahannock County School Board postponed its regularly scheduled March 14 monthly meeting — which was to include a public hearing on the 2018-2019 school budget — to 6 p.m. Tuesday (March 21) in the high school auditorium. […]

School/Education News

School news for March 16

Congratulations to Senior Kayla Robey of RCHS and future student athlete at Shenandoah University; and WCDS announced that all seventeen seniors have been accepted to college — the tradition of 100 percent acceptance continues unbroken. […]