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College scholarships available from Northern Piedmont Community Foundation

Recognizing that many students forego a college education given the cost, the Northern Piedmont Community Foundation (NPCF) remains focused on expanding its scholarships — including renewable funds — to local youth. It has a success story that merits boasting. In 2017, NPCF managed 27 separate funds and awarded more than $133,000 to college-bound seniors. […]

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School news for Jan. 10

Commit to Be Fit was honored to be invited as speakers at an international academic forum in Honolulu, Hawaii; Panther Scholastic Bowl team on the march; Wakefield CDS earn prizes in creative writing and results from their pursuit to send an Owl to the annual National Geographic Bee Championship. […]

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School news for Dec. 20

The Rappahannock County High School Drama Club ignited the stage (literally and figuratively) during the VHSL Class 1 State Theater Competition; Rappahannock County Elementary School Third Grade “Market Day” sold some special slime, baked good and holiday ornaments; and The Rappahannock County High School Winter Band Concert performed some holiday classics. […]

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School news for Dec. 13

Governor Northam announced this week that Rappahannock County was one of six recipients to receive grant funding for quality preschool education for at-risk children; CCLC names new executive director; and WCDS shops for Toys for Tots. […]

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School news for Dec. 6

Wakefield CDSLower School Drama Group performed “The Nutcracker Prince;” WCDS Environmental science class planted trees on a Flint Hill farm to help preserve the health of the Rappahannock River and the Chesapeake Bay; and RCHS nurse aide students had their clinical orientation with a tour of the Heritage Hall nursing home in Front Royal. […]

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School news for Nov. 29

Commit to Be Fit hosted its 3rd annual Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving Day; Panther Senior, Brett Midkiff, signs to play baseball for the Mount St. Mary’s University; and Wakefield CDS students head up to the Big Apple and sit in on a New York Times “Page One” meeting. […]

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School news for Nov 22.

Wakefield CDS kicked off a canned food drive for the Food Pantry with themed donation days: Macaroni Monday, Tuna Tuesday, Tutti Fruity Wednesday, Thankful Thursday, and Jeans for Beans Friday; and Macy Lee Montgomery, a senior at Rapp High School, was awarded the 2018 Virginia School Board Association’s Exhibitors Scholarship. […]

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School news for Nov. 15

Rappahannock High School opened its doors to the community for a special Veterans Day program with a flag-planting ceremony and special guest speaker; Wakefield CDS’ Athletic Department hosted its Fall Athletic Awards Ceremony celebrating the end of the cross country, soccer, and volleyball seasons and honoring student-athletes, coaches, and parents. […]

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Teamwork inspiration

This was one of the best trips I’ve experienced,” said 4th grade teacher Amanda Hoffman after watching students work together to solve not only physical challenges but also mental tasks. “One such challenge involved students stacking tires. […]

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School news for Nov. 1

RCPS students wore orange to show support for the anti-bullying Unity Day; created a new mural with over 100 students; and have a lot to cheer about. WCDS students learn fire safety; and take a field trip to Front Royal to learn how fire up a pizza. […]

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Northern Piedmont Community Foundation announces generous educational funds for Rapp citizens

Multiple pieces of good news for those involved in Rappahannock County’s RappU and continuing education. Through the scholarship program at Northern Piedmont Community Foundation, the launch of the RMD Open Scholarship has been announced. […]

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School news for Oct. 25

Head of Wakefield Country Day School, Jessica Lindstrom, received a special invitation to join eleven other school leaders for an hour-long, roundtable discussion with Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos; and Rapp elementary and high school students buddy up to combat bullying. […]

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School news for Oct. 18

Commit to Be Fit presented at the American School Health Association Conference in Indianapolis; Wakefield CDS’ fifth grade students walked playful pups at RAWL; boys and girls in middle school hiked the hollows of Shenandoah; and upper school students explored Renaissance art at the National Gallery in D.C. […]

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Behavioral health services to expand in county, public schools

The Rappahannock school system currently collaborates with the National Counseling Group, which provides therapeutic day treatment services through teleconferencing with psychiatrists (called tele-psych). But recently the NCG has offered to create a satellite office in Rappahannock County and provide services two days a week starting in 2019. […]

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Focus on honor: Among William Lynn’s lasting contributions to WCDS

Today the head of school is Jessica Lindstrom, and sitting on her desk is a sacred container (an owl-shaped cookie jar) known by WCDS students as “The Honesty Jar.” During a given week, when students find any lost coins or bills, they visit Mrs. Lindstrom’s office to deposit the money in the jar and receive a handshake from the head of school, who thanks them for their honesty. […]

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School news for Oct. 11

The Rappahannock County High School 8th grade class recently enjoyed a trip to Verdun Adventure Bound to experience a variety of team challenges; and WCDS recently held its annual 5K Fun Run — a fundraising event for the WCDS Athletics Department — with 25 runners. […]

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Hear ye, hear ye!

Numerous fun-filled events surrounded Rappahannock County High School’s much-anticipated Homecoming Spirit Week, with all festivities overseen by the deservedly crowned Homecoming King Aidan McKiernan and Homecoming Queen Nancy Weghorst. […]

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Empty auditorium for School Safety Forum seen as a good sign

The sheriff revealed that she and her deputies actually train inside the schools “when there is no school in session. My people train, we’re training the teachers, we’re training EMS personnel. So that in the event there is an emergency they will have some type of training to fall back on, have some knowledge of what to expect. […]

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School news for Oct. 4

Rappahannock County Public Schools participated in Start with Hello Week from Sept. 24-28. This nationwide initiative, created by Sandy Hook Promise, was designed to promote a culture of connectedness to prevent gun violence; and check this space next week for complete results of the Wakefield Country Day School annual 5K Fun Run. […]