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Survey warns of alcohol, drug use

At a “Teen Summit” last month at the high school, school and community prevention officials released the results of a survey of sixth- through 12th-graders last spring that indicated that alcohol and drug use in […]

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Mexican standout

Parents of Rappahannock High seniors attending last weekend’s Senior Banquet — a dinner and local tradition at the school paid for and served by teachers and staff, with decorations handled by parents — pretty much […]

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Harris named new athletic director

Rappahannock public schools yesterday offered the job of athletics/activities director to Jamie Harris, a physical education teacher who made an impressive debut in his first year coaching varsity wrestling and softball teams at the high […]

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RCHS track team finishes with flourish

After a lengthy season that began in mid-March, the RCHS coed varsity track team earned plenty of bragging rights.
The team’s final meet of the season was on May 12 at George Mason High School. Several Panthers came away with accolades and awards on Mustang turf. […]

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RCHS’ baseball season ends with losses

In a disappointing trio of games, Rappahannock County High School’s varsity baseball team lost last Thursday to Manassas Park, Friday to Clarke County and again to Manassas Park in the first District playoff on Monday. […]


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Rapp students win $60K in scholarships

When Janet Jenkins stepped up to receive her Rappahannock County Retired Teachers’ Association Scholarship on May 13, loud applause in the Rappahannock High School auditorium greeted her accomplishment.

She plans to pursue a career in teaching at Lord Fairfax Community College where she will join students less than half her age.

Jenkins’ education was interrupted by a few decades. She’s held many jobs at both the county elementary and high schools while raising two children who are currently enrolled in the schools. Her dream of going to college is one of many made possible by the generosity of Rappahannock County citizens. This year, local donors awarded more than $60,0000 to 23 graduating seniors and to Jenkins.

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Roops graduate together

Chris and Emily Roop received degrees from Liberty University in Lynchburg on May 15. Emily Taylor Roop, a 1999 graduate of Rappahannock County High School, received an Ed. S Degree (education specialist-education leadership). Her husband […]


One ‘Little Shop,’ one big hit

“Little shop, little shop of horrors . . . bop sh’bop . . . little shop of terror . . .” The mammoth undertaking of a full-length musical production surfaced in the seemingly innocent and most unlikely of places – the Rappahannock County High School auditorium!

Last weekend, in a two-night sensory extravaganza (May 7-8), the RCHS drama club collaborated to produce Howard Ashman’s and Alan Menken’s classic, “Little Shop of Horrors.” […]

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School board: $150K pledge

The Rappahannock County School Board voted Tuesday to dedicate $150,000 in next year’s budget — and in its budgets for the following nine years — to paying off whatever debts may be incurred to fix energy and environmental problems at the county’s schools. […]

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Earth Day commemorated with pledge, mural

In celebration of the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, as well as the 40th anniversary of Rappahannock League for Environmental Protection (RLEP), students from Hearthstone School and Belle Meade School in Sperryville united last week for a two-day collaboration to illustrate a mural for a new “world pledge” entitled “Earth Allegiance.” […]

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JP baseball takes field three times

The Rappahannock Junior Panther Boys Baseball team took the field for three games this season. Head coach L. B. Settle, an RCHS alumnus, and assistant coach Donald O’Meara led the boys to a 1-2 record. […]