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Rappahannock students win prestigious writing competition

Two Rappahannock County students received awards at the University of Virginia Fralin Museum of Art’s Writer’s Eye 2018 competition. The awards were presented Sunday in Charlottesville. Roxie Beebe-Center of Woodville won a third place award in the middle school (grades 6-8) prose category for “By the Motel Pool.” She attends Grymes Memorial School in Orange. […]

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School news for March 21

Hearthstone’s middle school students will use drama, photography and art to share stories of kindness, creativity and courage from their March 6th service trip to Puerto Rico; while accompanied by a Virginia State Police trooper, students had the opportunity to drive a State Police golf-cart simulator through an obstacle course of cones; and over on the West Coast, Holly Jenkins presented at the 2019 Napa Valley Student Wellness Conference. Like her teammates in Charlottesville, she presented each of the program’s three key areas: cafeteria, classroom, and community. […]

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Grimsley crowned Rising Star

Rappahannock County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Shannon Grimsley was presented with the Women Education Leaders in Virginia 2019 Rising Star Award March 15th at the 20th Annual WELV Conference in Charlottesville. The award is presented to a woman educator who demonstrates the traits of an outstanding leader, strong commitment to students, inspires other women educators. […]

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School news for March 14

Seniors from regional high schools, including two in Rappahannock, were recognized at the March Meeting of the Culpeper Minutemen Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution; RCES students participated in Read Across America Week from March 4-8; and last week’s ceremony marked the end of the WCDS winter sports season. […]

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School news for March 7

Thanks to a Headwaters’ grant, all RCPS seventh grade students were invited to participate in the 4-H State Capitol Day trip.; elementary students experienced the annual “Reality Store” and “Market Day” events; and Salem Ruritan Club will award three $1,500 scholarships this year, one each to graduating seniors at Rappahannock County High School, Culpeper County High School and Eastern View High School. […]

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School news for Feb. 21

While students were out of school on Presidents Day, Rappahannock County Public Schools staff participated in a Professional Development Day; the RCHS PRIDE Variety Show was held on Valentine’s Day 2019; and Belle Meade students gear up for Grease the musical. […]

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School news for Feb. 14

The RCES gym was filled with lots of cheering, dancing, and (of course) RUNNING during the Boosterthon Fun Run;
Several RCHS students attended the Night to Shine event at Open Door Baptist Church in Culpeper; and Wakefield CDS community celebrated customs and cultures from a sampling of countries around the world at their International Day fair. […]

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GED prep comes to Sperryville

Classes have begun at RappU in Sperryville on Monday and Wednesday evenings, where several Rappahannock residents are working with a teacher to learn the skills and content necessary to pass the GED. Once they pass the GED, they will increase their earning potential and be eligible for community college. […]

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School news for Feb. 7

WCDS fourth and fifth grade students hosted a Business Day Emporium offering special goods and services to staff, faculty, and lower school classes; and JMU over the decades has welcomed numerous Rapp students to its Harrisonburg campus. Now the university is pleased to announce the following Rappahannock students have made the dean’s list for its fall 2018 session. […]

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School news for Jan. 31

Panthers Scholastic Bowl ended their VHSL season last Saturday, taking 3rd place out of 8 teams in the Regional tournament in Danville; and RECS students and staff ended the school day on Wednesday with a fun, energizing pep rally to kick off the PTO’s Boosterthon Fun Run festivities. […]

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School news for Jan. 24

Rappahannock Electric Cooperative is now accepting applications for its 2019 Community Scholarship program, offering one-time $1,000 to current college students, current high school seniors and students applying to or enrolled in a trade school; and Wakefield CDS 4th grade hockey crew is now preparing for a final match. […]

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School News for Jan. 14

An all-star group of Wakefield Country Day School graduates visited Assembly last week to share their first impressions of college; and parents and students grades 6-12, as well as community members, are welcome to attend the Rappahannock County Public Schools Safety Summit, to be held Feb. 20, at the RCHS auditorium. […]

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College scholarships available from Northern Piedmont Community Foundation

Recognizing that many students forego a college education given the cost, the Northern Piedmont Community Foundation (NPCF) remains focused on expanding its scholarships — including renewable funds — to local youth. It has a success story that merits boasting. In 2017, NPCF managed 27 separate funds and awarded more than $133,000 to college-bound seniors. […]

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School news for Jan. 10

Commit to Be Fit was honored to be invited as speakers at an international academic forum in Honolulu, Hawaii; Panther Scholastic Bowl team on the march; Wakefield CDS earn prizes in creative writing and results from their pursuit to send an Owl to the annual National Geographic Bee Championship. […]