Health and Healthcare

Nurse aide training offers path into health care

Ashlyn Connelly knew from a young age that she wanted to work in health care. Her mother is a nurse and she still remembers the look on her face when she came home after a hard day on the job. Rather than be dissuaded, Connelly learned from that experience the importance of connecting with people — and she hasn’t forgotten it. […]

School/Education News

Three college courses coming to Rappahannock

The first three courses will be U.S. history, public speaking and music appreciation. Each are worth three credits and will last for 16 weeks. The college chose those classes because all count as credit toward a general education degree and the first two allow for dual enrollment with the high school. […]


Saluting students and faculty

As the 2017-2018 school year drew to a close, Businesses of Rappahannock presented the Rappahannock County Elementary School student body with new U.S. and Virginia flags for their auditorium. Students from the 7th grade graduating class and RCES Principal Ben Temple (center) attended the presentation. […]


Until we meet again

“Have a great summer!” shouted staff of the Rappahannock County School Board, who stepped outside last Thursday to wave goodbye to students setting off for a summer’s vacation filled with building sandcastles, catching fireflies, picking berries and eating corn on the cob. […]

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School news for May 31

Volunteers for the Rappahannock County Public Schools were honored in a special reception this past week. The salute featured a performance by the chorus, a banquet, and a recognition of all volunteers in attendance. A resounding thank you went out to everyone who has given their valuable time and resources to help the students throughout the year. […]

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A moving baccalaureate service

Dave Naser, RCHS teacher and baccalaureate sponsor, began by addressing the audience and sharing a beautiful musical solo. Rev. Jeffrey Light of Novum Baptist Church, who served as masters of ceremonies, opened the service with the invocation. […]


A concert to remember

Rappahannock-based Kid Pan Alley songwriters Paul Reisler and Cheryl Toth wrote and composed songs with the young high school band members. The accomplished, Col. John Bourgeois, the former conductor of “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band, stepped in and arranged the music for the band. […]


On the count of three . . .

Hats off to organizers of the annual Relay for Life, held Saturday at Rappahannock County Elementary School in honor of those who have battled cancer. Participants were treated to a full day of events and entertainment, not the least being the Bus Pull. […]

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School News for May 17

Former Rappahannock County Administrator John McCarthy sees off local Lord Fairfax grads; RCHS nurse aids complete clinic experience; elementary students take a dig at having a green thumb; and Wakefield’s lacrosse phenom, Manoa Weber, scores the winning goal, and four more. […]

Fire and Rescue

American Red Cross proclaims three Rappahannock High students ‘Heroes’

The impact of the collision caused the driver to lose control of the bus, which flipped onto its side and came to a grinding halt in the middle of both eastbound lanes. The three older high school students — Moore, Ochoa and Guerreo — immediately came to the aid of the younger children. […]

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School news for May 10

The school year is winding down but RCHS students are ramping up the academic awards and accolades. Two students selected for Governor’s Schools program; five into Honor Society and many saw and conquered their National Latin Exam. […]

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Rapp nurse aide students inspired by Dr. Patch Adams

According to CNA student, Jacklyn Humphries, “We learned about Dr. Patch Adams while covering patient directed care. To show the importance of being respectful and attentive, our teacher showed us the 1998 film ‘Patch Adams.’ His perseverance to encourage a more personalized environment inspired us.” […]