Category archives for: Education

New Principal Named for Evendale Elementary School

Elizabeth Mistretta has been named the new principal at Evendale Elementary  School. Mistretta has spent the past three years working as the assistant principal at Evendale. She succeeds Sue Ellen Gossard who accepted an elementary instructional  supervisor position with Frederick County Public Schools last month. Gossard had  served as the principal at Evendale Elementary since […]

Department of Education Extends Waiver for Virginia Public Schools  

The US Department of Education today approved Virginia’s request for a one-year extension of the commonwealth’s Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) flexibility waiver. The waiver — originally approved in 2012 — grants Virginia schools relief from No Child Left Behind-era sanctions and requirements. “Today’s decision to extend the flexibility waiver allows Virginia and its […]

Virginia Earns Top Special Education Rating

Virginia is one of only 18 states and territories earning a “meets requirements” designation under the US Department of Education’s (USED) new results-driven accountability model for rating state compliance with the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Previously in rating states, USED focused on procedural requirements such as timelines for student evaluations, due process […]

Evendale Elementary Begins Search for New Principal

Evendale Elementary School will have a new principal for the 2014-15 school year. Principal Sue Ellen Gossard is leaving the position she has held for the past eight years in order to accept a position as an elementary instructional supervisor with Frederick County Public Schools. Gossard says, “I’ve truly enjoyed my tenure as the principal […]

Superintendent Announces Several Administrative Appointments in Frederick County Schools

Superintendent Announces Several Administrative Appointments Frederick County Public Schools Superintendent David Sovine announced a number of administrative appointments during the School Board meeting held on June 17. The appointments include: Juliette Burke Myers has been named the Director of Middle and Secondary Instruction effective July 1. Dr. Myers succeeds Dr. Jim Angelo who will become […]

Evendale Elementary School to Get New Principal

Evendale Elementary School will have a new principal for the 2014-15 school year. Principal Sue Ellen Gossard is leaving the position she has held for the past eight years in order to accept a position as an elementary instructional supervisor with Frederick County Public Schools. Gossard says, “I’ve truly enjoyed my tenure as the principal […]

Two New Elementary School Principals Appointed in Clarke County

Incoming Superintendent of Schools Dr. Chuck Bishop has announced the appointment of Dr. Amy Angelo as the new Principal of Boyce Elementary School and Mrs. Nicole McGowan as the new Principal of D.G. Cooley Elementary School. Born and raised in Erie, Pennsylvania, Dr. Angelo earned her BA in psychology and teacher certification in special education from […]

High Schools in Frederick County Prepare for Commencement Exercises

Nearly 900 seniors will receive their diplomas next week as Sherando, James Wood and Millbrook High Schools hold their commencement exercises. Sherando High School kicks off graduation season with its ceremony at Arrowhead Stadium on Wednesday, June 4 at 7 p.m. The rain date is Thursday, June 5 at 7 p.m. James Wood High School’s […]

Clarke County Baccalaureate and Commencement Schedule

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The Clarke County Community is gearing up for graduation ceremonies for the class of 2014. Events are as follows: The senior baccalaureate service, sponsored by the Clarke County Ministerial Association, is Sunday, June 1 at 5:00 p.m. in the auditorium at Clarke County High School. Senior Recognition Night follows at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium […]

Local Team Excels at Statewide Student Auto Skills Contest

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On May 3, Sherando High School seniors Connor Watson and Samuel Leisch represented the Dowell J. Howard Center at the 2014 Virginia Student Auto Skills Contest at the Virginia Aviation Museum in Richmond. The team of Watson and Leisch placed fourth in the state in the very demanding competition. Each team had 90 minutes to […]

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