Capitol rolls out red carpet for RCES

Forty-three 7th graders from Rappahannock County Elementary School recently participated in the Rappahannock 4-H State Capitol Day Field Trip to Richmond, where they were treated to a meeting with Delegate Michael Webert, who represents Rappahannock County. […]

School/Education News

New spring semester at RappU

The spring Semester at RappU is now open for registration, offering a variety of new courses as well as the return of some of the Sperryville learning center’s most popular subjects including cryptocurrency, floral arrangement, emergency services and hot button political debate. […]

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School news for March 8

Lykes fund grants Rapp 4-H $5,000 for elementary students; RCES students treated to World of Folklore performance; updates on Rapp athletics; and Wakefield students hit the trails on Feb. break. […]

Fire and Rescue

Virginia teenagers may rescue volunteer fire departments

Currently in Virginia, 16- and 17-year-olds can join a volunteer fire department only with parental or guardian consent and proper certification. SB 887, if signed by Gov. Ralph Northam, would allow these teens to join a volunteer fire department and participate in non-hazardous activities such as training exercises without consent. […]

Fire and Rescue

Missing in Rappahannock: young volunteer firefighters

The bill would allow Virginia teenagers, starting at age 16, to become members of volunteer fire and rescue squads, so long as they participate in non-hazardous activities. Beyond that, more dangerous firefighting duties would require both parental consent and proper certification. […]

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School news for March 1

Belle Meade students learn about herbal medicine, botany and making a catapult; Wakefield senior Chris O’Heir of Castleton surpasses 1,000 varsity points; Rapp elementary students held their annual Market Day; and updates on Panther athletics. […]

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School news for Feb. 22

Rapp winter sports athletes continue to garner headlines with post-season successes and accolades; and several Wakefield students honed their diplomacy skills at a Model UN Conference at Johns Hopkins University. […]


School news for Feb. 15

Five Rapp wrestlers head to states in Salem this weekend; The Wakefield Country Day School Unity Club recently welcomed guest speaker and congressional candidate Leslie Cockburn; and Rapp alum on Tech’s dean’s list. […]


Black ice closes schools

Rappahannock County motorists were warned by VDOT Monday morning of potentially treacherous “black ice” following a refreezing of Sunday’s wintry mix. As a result, Rappahannock County Public Schools remained closed for the day. […]


Soccer success

Competitive travel teams at Culpeper Soccer Club (CSC) — Rappahannock County players included — recently completed the fall soccer season in leagues that span Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, D.C. Boasting over 250 players. […]

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School news for Feb. 8

RCHS kicked off Black History Month with a special performance of “Deep River: The Marian Anderson Story,”; Rapp alum Estes on Dean’s List at Tech; Wakefield student wins student/athlete scholarship; and updates on Panther Athletics. […]

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School news for Feb. 1

Jurassic Park visits Wakefield Country Day School; Patch Adams might visit RCHS; Quiz Bowl team readies for “It’s Academic” TV show; and congrats to the National Honor Society inductees. […]

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School news for Jan. 25

Belle Meade students hit the trails and slopes; four RCHS students earn chairs in All-District XIV Band; updates on Panther winter athletics and WCDS student competes for National Geographic Geography Bee. […]

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School news for Jan. 18

Movement and learning applied with Action Based Learning Lab; logo design awarded for “Rapp Tomorrow, Read Today”; updates on Panther winter athletics and Quiz Bowl team regional championship at RCHS on Monday, Jan. 22. […]

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School news for Jan 11

Updates on Panther basketball, wrestling and quiz bowl teams; Wakefield alumni answer questions about college life; and Rappahannock Electric Cooperative accepting applications for Community Scholarship program. […]