School/Education News

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.” […]

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School News for May 3

It’s been a pretty busy week; It’s Academic team competes for over ten years; over $128,000 worth of scholarships were awarded to RCHS students; colors ran for 5k; seniors take a look back in time and WCDS students had a whale of a time. […]

School/Education News

Dozens of residents voice support for Rappahannock teachers’ salary increase

The $367,000 in additional funding requested by schools Superintendent Shannon Grimsley would provide teachers with a 2 percent salary increase, maintain high quality staff while also hiring two teachers, reduce class sizes, increase educational programs, and support long overdue facilities and capital improvements. […]

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School News for April 26

RCHS Drama Club performance of A Chorus Line can do that; Panther pep rally rouses; planting seeds with elementary school students; Rrrrrr is for recycle in pirate terms; and WCDS soccer gets agricultural. […]

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State transportation board recommends full grant funding for Schools Connector Trail

The Virginia Commonwealth Transportation Board recommended full grant funding of $815,871, a 1.2 mile ADA accessible multi-use biking and walking trail. When built, the schools connector trail will run between the Rappahannock County High School and Elementary School. […]

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School news for April 19

The unique theme for Saturday night’s 2018 Rappahannock County High School Prom was “Yule Ball”; and the Rappahannock County High School Drama Club this weekend will be performing A Chorus Line. […]


Pre-prom lesson about living

This Saturday night, Rappahannock County High School will host its Prom and After-Prom, an exciting well-deserved night of celebration, especially for graduating seniors who will be moving on with their lives. Lives being the key word. […]

Adult Education

RappU, Rapp public schools awarded PATH grants

All told, PATH awarded nine grants for projects focused on safety, children’s wellness and family activities. The total granted for these new programs is $72,629, leaving the Make it Happen program with approximately $150,000 in available funds for the year. […]


Emergency tower, schools’ crisis plan on public safety agenda

The likely location for the tower, which will also be discussed at Monday’s Board of Supervisors’ meeting, would be a site that AT&T had been interested in several years ago. Other items on the agenda include updating the RCPS’ Crisis Management Plan, including a related planned “drill.” […]

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Playwright Douglas Griffin’s ‘Art’ on stage

The Wakefield Country Day School Players performed their premiere production of “Art: The Lesser Love,” a play actually written by WCDS senior Douglas Griffin. The original production delighted the audience in a grand party of poetry, philosophy, and a dashing competition for love. […]

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Explaining ‘guns’ in a headline

“Rapp students stage walkout over guns” — was not reflective of the specific RCHS event. Rather, the headline reflected the purpose of the RCHS affiliated National School Walkout in protest of “gun violence. […]


Steeped in history

The 12-day adventure included touring cathedrals, castles, landscapes, galleries, quaint villages, and historic homes. There was even a medieval banquet replete with a sword fighting demonstration. As Youngquist described the experience, “memories that will last a lifetime.” […]


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. […]

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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. […]