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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. […]


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. […]

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Bynum sees proposed Schools Connector trail as beneficial to children’s safety

In a note to district constituents reminding them of last night’s (Wednesday’s) School Safety Forum at the high school auditorium, during which Superintendent Dr. Shannon Grimsley and sheriff and EMS personnel were to address parents and answer questions, Bynum stated “the trail would provide an alternate exit from school in case of a closure of Rte 211.” […]

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School news for Sept. 27

Panthers get new athletic director; RCPS’ perfect 600 SOL students recognized; images from WCDS Family Carnival; and Joyce Harman has brought her photographic exhibit of these starry nights taken in the county to Hearthstone School for the month of September. […]

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A ‘Fantastic’ camp for kids with cancer

The Camp is called “Camp Fantastic,” once a year cancer doctors and nurses gather more than a hundred youngsters who have been diagnosed with one form of the disease or another, and offer them a week at camp — away from their parents and from day-to-day pressures facing a sick kid. […]

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Head Start gets jump start by CCLC

The district is calling the program “First Step,” and the memo includes the stipulation that CCLC seek alternative funding for future years — most likely from People Inc., the county’s designated community action organization, which funds Head Start-like programs in other Virginia jurisdictions. […]

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School news for Aug. 30

“The kids were super excited to spend time outdoors collecting leaves,” said teacher Becky Ernest, leader of the young explorers. Once the group gathered the leaves, the class worked in pairs or trios to sort the needles and leaves into two collections, coniferous or deciduous, and this led them to discuss the different tree characteristics. […]

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School news for Aug. 23

Rapp county schools announce the debut of three new logos — for the public schools, the elementary and high school; and Wakefield faculty members became students again as they attended summer workshops and classes to enhance their teaching. […]

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Not your father’s Rappahannock classroom

Rapp students pedal their way through class in the neuronasium, an active classroom based from the latest brain research that shows a link between movement and learning by increasing attention span, strengthening memory, and boosting brain function. […]