2015 Southern States / John Deere Financial Scholarships Announced

For more than 11 years, Southern States Cooperative has partnered with John Deere Financial to provide competitive financing programs for Southern States customers. In 2013, the two companies established a scholarship fund available to rising college sophomores pursuing an associate’s degree focused on agriculture. Applications for the 2015 academic year will be accepted from November […]

Mountain View Christian Academy Brings Home 1st Place Victory from VACA State Championship

On Saturday, October 25th, 2014, Mountain View Christian Academy’s Middle School and Varsity Cross Country teams ran the VACA State Cross Country Tournament at Faith Christian Academy in Roanoke, Virginia. Making history for the Mountain View Christian Academy, the middle school girls placed 3rd, the middle school boys placed 2nd, the varsity girls placed 2nd, […]

Shenandoah County Agriculture Educator Named 2015 Virginia Teacher of the Year

Jaclyn M. Roller Ryan, an agricultural education teacher at Signal Knob Middle School in Shenandoah County was named 2015 Virginia Teacher of the Year Friday evening in Richmond. Ryan was selected from eight Virginia Regional Teachers of the Year announced in September. She will be the commonwealth’s nominee in the Council of Chief State School […]

James Wood High School Names New Soccer and Softball Coaches


James Wood High School has named two new coaches for the 2014-15 school year. Brian Sullivan has been named James Wood’s new boys’ soccer coach while Todd Baker has been named the school’s new softball coach. Sullivan is a math teacher at James Wood who also has served as an assistant boys’ soccer coach for […]

Greenwood Mill Elementary School Gets a New Principal

Jennifer Muldowney has been named the new principal at Greenwood Mill Elementary School. Muldowney has spent the past two years working as the assistant principal at Armel Elementary School. She succeeds Kristin Waldrop who was recently named the principal at Peter Muhlenberg Middle School in Shenandoh County. Waldrop had served as the principal at Greenwood […]

New School Year Approaches and Bus Schedules are Being Distributed in Frederick County

Frederick County Public Schools will begin the distribution of school bus schedules for the 2014-15 school year on Wednesday, August 6. The bus schedules will be mailed to all students who will attend Frederick County Public Schools this year. The schedules will include the student’s name, the school they attend, the location of their morning and afternoon bus […]

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 […]

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