Youth Programs

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. […]

Youth Programs

New 21st century badges for Girl Scouts

Girl Scouts of Virginia Skyline Council announces that 30 new badges are available exclusively for girls ages 5 to 18 for modern times such as cybersecurity, environmental advocacy, mechanical engineering, robotics, computer science, and space exploration. […]

Youth Programs

Plowing the way forward

Through the 4H projects, kids learn to track feed amounts and outlays, calculate monthly costs and monitor market values for livestock. The goal is to learn about budgeting and money management as well as how much work and expense farming involves. […]

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. […]

School/Education News

RCHS post-season

A few RCHS athletes progress to Bull Run District teams and four students accepted into MVGS, a gifted program for Math, Science, and Technology; and honors from WCDS’ Spring Athletic Awards Ceremony. […]

School/Education News

School News for May 18

RCHS’ varsity track takes the headlines again on the strength of their outstanding performances at last week’s Bull Run District Track Championship; and updates on softball, baseball and soccer teams. WCDS wins grant to build an in-school film studio. […]

School/Education News

School news for May 11

Students at Wakefield Country Day School have been stepping outside of the classroom and taking in all that mother nature has to offer; and of the 1,046 Lord Fairfax Community College’s Class of 2017, 12 are from Rappahannock County. […]

School/Education News

School news for May 4

Rappahannock County High School student Julia Estes named state ‘Athlete of the Year’; RCHS seniors awarded over fifty scholarships with a total value exceeding $125,000.00; and Jessica Olena Thorne wins DAR Good Citizen award. […]


Alice in Promland

Student Deanna Abdullah sparkles on the dance floor of the Rappahannock County High School Junior-Senior Prom held this past Saturday. The theme was Alice in Wonderland and students were treated to a whimsically decorated gym. […]

School/Education News

The headwaters of Headwaters

Can you guess what grassroots movement started in 1993 was responsible for the creation of several new and important programs in Rappahannock County’s public schools? The First Thursday Education Support Group. […]

School/Education News

School news for March 23

Three RCHS students received awards for college credit hours earned while simultaneously completing their high school curriculum; WCDS senior earns student/athlete scholarship; and four WCDS Latin students won first place in Level I competition at UVA Classics Day. […]


School news for Feb. 23

Big congrats to Rapp Varsity Wrestling, coming home from the state tourney in Salem with one new State Champion and seven other state placers; and Saturday (Feb. 25) the Scholastic Bowl teams travels to Williamsburg for the State finals. […]