New College Institute declares intention to open Lab School

The New College Institute (NCI) has submitted an Intent-to-Apply Letter to the office of the Secretary of Education, to establish an innovative Lab School to benefit the region’s students.  NCI, already a local leader in experiential learning programs, intends to partner with the regional K-12 school systems, its existing Virginia...

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Virginia’s Sales Tax Holiday is Aug. 5-7

Take a holiday from sales tax August 5 – 7, during Virginia’s Sales Tax Holiday. The holiday begins at 12:01 a.m. Aug. 5 and ends the following Sunday, Aug. 7, at 11:59 p.m. During the sales tax holiday, consumers may buy qualifying school supplies, clothing, footwear, hurricane and emergency preparedness items,...

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Summer Camps to be offered at Reynolds Homestead

The Reynolds Homestead in Critz will offer two weeks of summer camp opportunities for middle grade students in July.  An Art Camp will begin Monday, July 18 and run through Thursday, July 21. Students will explore landscapes and biomes through art in this “Mythical Adventure” themed camp. Art camp is...

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P&HCC, Verizon partner to offer summer program

Patrick & Henry Community College and Verizon are preparing the next generation for a future filled with opportunities. Every student deserves access to a better future. That’s why the two launched the Verizon Innovative Learning STEM Achievers program– an engaging, hands-on program developed to enrich learning through design thinking, 3D...

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Elementary school students earn high marks 

Blue Ridge Elementary School Academic Awards 3rd Grade Academic Awards: Emily Beth Adams, Montana Rae Elaine Cain, Arieanna McKenzie Crews, Lucas Cameron Hall, Jay William Hill, Tanner Wyatt Horton, Diego Rodrigo Ibarra, Matthew Gallegos Morales, Lincoln Garnett Puckett, Tobin Reggie Simmons, Olive Lola-Mae Waycaster.   Principal’s Award: Sadie Jayne Bowman,...

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PCHS releases honor roll for the last 9 weeks 

The following students were named to Patrick County High School’s Honor Roll for the last nine weeks of school:    8th grade: (88 or higher average)            Skye Ayers, Jaxon Ayers-Rosas, Kylei Blevins, Eli Bogle, Devon Booth, Autumn Bowman, Isaac Boyer, Rachel Branch, Reggie Brown, Lilieann Butler, Jayden Callahan, Ethan Casstevens, Brooke...

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Minter named to helm of special, adult education 

Patrick County Public Schools appointed Elizabeth Minter as the Director of Special Education and Adult Education effective July 1.  "I am grateful for the opportunity to serve the students, staff, and families of Patrick County.  I look forward to working alongside the staff and administration of PCPS in order to...

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Teens invited to attend Summer Leadership Retreat

Virginia teens who will start high school in the fall through graduating seniors, are invited to register for the 2022 YOVASO Summer Leadership Retreat “YOVASO Safari: Leading the Pack for Safe Teen Driving” happening at James Madison University (JMU) July 14 – 17.  The four-day, three-night retreat offers a variety...

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Free summer early learning opportunity available for rising kindergarten students

Superintendent of Public Instruction Jillian Balow is encouraging parents of children entering kindergarten this fall to take advantage of a free online summer learning program provided by Waterford.org, a Utah-based nonprofit specializing in early learning. The program provides 20-25 minutes of daily age-appropriate reading, mathematics and science instruction and includes...

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