Category archives for: Education

Indian Hollow Elementary Gets New Principal


Sharon Cooley has been named the new principal at Indian Hollow Elementary School. Cooley has been serving as the interim principal at Indian Hollow since January 31. Prior to being named the interim principal at Indian Hollow Elementary, Cooley spent five years as an assistant principal at James Wood Middle School. She began working with […]

Two Days Added Back to School Calendar To Make Up for Lost Instructional Time

The Frederick County School Board amended the 2013-14 school calendar during its meeting on March 18 in order to make up additional instructional time lost due to inclement weather. The change means all schools will hold classes on Monday, March 31 and Tuesday, April 1. Those days were originally scheduled as days off for students […]

Middletown Student Featured in Kids Book by Former NFL Player

Children’s author and former NFL player Tim Green released his new book “New Kid” earlier this month. Middletown Elementary School student Drew Franchok was selected to be featured as the ace pitcher in the opening of the book. In Franchok’s honor, Green has donated books to Middletown Elementary which will be distributed to every fifth […]

Superintendent Recommends Make-up Days for Frederick County Schools

On March 18, the Superintendent of Schools will present the School Board with a recommendation on how to make up some of the additional instructional days missed due to inclement weather. School officials say that the recommendation will be to hold classes on Monday, March 31 and Tuesday, April 1.  These days were originally scheduled […]

Spring Show at Lord Fairfax Community College March 15th and 16th

Lord Fairfax Community College will hold its Spring Show with performances on Saturday, March 15, and Sunday, March 16 at the College’s Middletown Campus.  There are two performances on the 15th, 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m., and one on the 16th at 2:00 p.m. in the McCoy Theatre.  The show includes music, dance, and skits […]

Frederick County Implements New Entry System in Elementary Schools

A new buzz-in entry system will be implemented at each of Frederick County’s 11 elementary schools beginning Monday, February 3. The new system is part of a number of security enhancements  that have been undertaken by the school division over the past year.  Schools Superintendent David Sovine says, “Frederick County Public Schools is committed to […]

John Handley High School Thespian Society to Present Hymn to the Chesapeake

On Wednesday, January 22 at 7:00 p.m. the John Handley High School Thespian Society will present a readers’ theatre production of Hymn to the Chesapeake. The students are presenting a multi-media production of Robert P. Arthur’s work. Theatre teacher, Mr. Larry Lovelady’s students will perform using music, poetry and dance and A. Aubrey Bodine’s great […]

LFCC Holds Super Saturday Event on College Financial Assistance

Do you need financial assistance in order to attend college? Join other college-bound students and their parents at Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) for Super Saturday. Offered for the ninth year in the Shenandoah Valley, Super Saturday is sponsored by the Virginia Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators and hosted at LFCC’s Middletown Campus. The event […]

Perdue Provides $5,000 Grant to Agriculture in the Classroom

RICHMOND—The Virginia Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom recently received a $5,000 grant from The Arthur W. Perdue Foundation and will use the money to fund educational initiatives during the 2013-2014 school year. The Arthur W. Perdue Foundation is the charitable arm of Perdue Farms and is funded through the estates of Arthur W. Perdue […]

FFA Members Eligible for Monty’s Plant Food Company Scholarships

Louisville, Ky.— Monty’s Plant Food Company, a Louisville, Kentucky-based manufacturer of plant and soil enhancement products for the agriculture, industry, is now accepting applications for five, $1,000 college scholarships.  The awards will be made in conjunction with the National FFA Organization to high school seniors who are members of FFA. To be eligible students must […]

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