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School news for July 11

Paul Larner, the new Chairman of the WCDS Board, secured more than a million dollars in operating capital. And with that largesse, Larner and the Wakefield Board have earmarked $100,000 for scholarships this fall; and twenty-three colleges are participating in the 2019 Virginia Private College Week from July 22-27, offering campus tours and information sessions about academic programs, admissions, financial aid, and student life. […]

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School news for July 4

Wakefield Country Day School’s Carl Liles, Class of 2013, has been named a 2019 Fulbright Scholar; and RCHS was selected to receive the 2019 Board of Education’s Continuous Improvement Award through the Exemplar School Recognition Program. […]

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School news for June 27

Wakefield Country Day School’s Life Skills Program has been honing its students for almost a decade, a practice recently adopted at Harvard University; and Virginia state policy boards for elementary, secondary, and post-secondary education have approved 53 new teacher preparation programs and 25 new degrees that will allow graduates to become teachers by earning only four-year degrees in education. […]

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School news for June 20

RCHS Varsity Softball ended the season with the 2nd place trophy in the Class 1 State Championship Game; RCPS School Board approved the nomination of Karen Sanborn to serve as the Executive Assistant to the Principal at the high school;
and the first Saturday evening in June, upper school students, faculty, families and friends of Wakefield Country Day School gathered for commencement services in the school’s senior garden to honor the Class of 2019. […]

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RCPS hire long-sought social worker

In a closed session of the School Board meeting Tuesday, the RCPS School Board approved the hiring of Kathy Sickler, MSW, LCSW for the position of school social worker. This marks the first time Rappahannock County Public Schools has employed a full-time social worker. […]

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School news for June 13

For the first time in the recent history of the school, Rappahannock County Public Schools sent two teams — girls’ varsity soccer and varsity softball — to state competition in a single season; and sixteen Wakefield Country Day School students took the stage in the Leonard M. Cowherd Auditorium for the last time as middle school students at their much anticipated graduation ceremony. […]

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School news for June 6

Seventy students received diplomas and became RCHS alumni during the 69th Graduation Ceremony held on May 31st; RCHS wrapped up the school year with a morning of fun and games, students (and staff) enjoyed a variety of activities, inflatable obstacles, music, a dunk booth, and ice cream; and WCDS’s ‘Little Owls’ fly away from PreK. […]

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School news for May 30

Graduation is still weeks away, with AP exams finished and projects completed, the final weeks of a WCDS student’s career are spent immersed in an internship designed to help aim each student as they take their next steps; and RCPS’ Spring Sports and End of Year Awards Ceremony was held in recently, all coaches acknowledged the hard work and dedication of each of the athletes. […]

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School news for May 23

Patti Waddell was honored at this month’s RCPS School Board Meeting for her 34 years of service at Rappahannock County Public Schools. Dr. Shannon Grimsley, Superintendent, and Wes Mills, School Board Chair, presented her with a Golden Apple Award, which is a new form of recognition for teachers retiring with 30 or more years in the classroom. […]

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Paul Larner quells storm enveloping Wakefield Country Day

Days before the school’s prior board of trustees had sent a surprising two-page letter to the WCDS community stating that unless a tremendous amount of money could be raised in a few weeks’ time the school would likely have to shut its doors at the close of this academic year. To say everyone was caught off guard is an understatement. […]

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School news for May 16

Six players from the RCHS Scholastic Bowl team recently competed in the Small Schools National Competition Tournament held in Chicago; the Rappahannock Lions Club recently awarded seven $1000 scholarship grants to graduating Rappahannock High School seniors; The WCDS Middle School Choir, Class A placed second at Music in the Parks. […]

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New social worker can’t come soon enough to Rapp schools

In short, that person threatened to cause mayhem at a school commencement exercise scheduled for the immediate future. The Orkney resident wasted little time contacting Virginia State Police, who in turn alerted law enforcement officials in Rappahannock County. […]

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Belle Meade School to welcome primary, elementary students

Beginning in the upcoming 2019-2020 school year, Belle Meade Montessori School — which opened its doors to upper grades a dozen years ago in 2007 and received full accreditation in 2014 — is going to expand its educational services to include primary and elementary students, ages 3 to 11. […]

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School news for May 9

RCHS seniors eagerly walked the red carpet to enter their Hollywood themed banquet; and RCHS Life Skill Workshop Series was offered to ninth through 12th graders throughout the month of April, students were able to learn many skills, including workshops on sewing, self-defense, etiquette, cooking, financial management and banking, resume writing and interview skills, and yoga. […]