Students at Washington District Elementary School celebrated Black History Month by learning about how prominent Black leaders paved the way for others. Each day a video featured a local person that gave a brief presentation on someone who influenced them and their life choices. Located on t…

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Those that eagerly awaited the return to in-person learning can breathe a small sigh of relief. As of the time of this writing (and by the time this is published, assuming that there hasn’t been a spike in Coronavirus cases), students are able to head back to in-person classes at Westmorelan…

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Lancaster and Northumberland 4-H is offering a Microgreens Grow Kit program this winter and is inviting Westmoreland & Richmond County youth to participate.  All are welcome whether you are currently involved in 4-H or not!

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St. Margaret’s School announced that Cathy Sgroi has decided to retire as head of school after dedicating 45 years of her career to the all-girls boarding school. Sgroi began her career as a math teacher and served in many leadership roles through the decades, including head of school for th…

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Since 1970, Rappahannock Community College has been breaking down barriers to education throughout the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula. RCC graduates form the backbone of the local economy—healthcare providers, bankers, lawyers, small business owners and trades-people.

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Montross Middle School does not just celebrate Black History Month for a month. Its innovative teachers and administration have found a way to make students aware of diversity issues and studies throughout the year. Their hard work culminated in the virtual visit on February 18, to Montross …

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Since 1986, the Virginia Associations of Secondary School and Elementary School Principals have requested an annual proclamation from the state’s Governor to recognize their members. This year, Governor Ralph Northam, declared the week of January 24-30, as a week to “recognize the hard work …

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Washington & Lee High School senior, Kylee Rose, has a three-year work experience that most students of her age only dream of. Rose has been working part-time at the Westmoreland State Park in a number of duties. Recently promoted to assistant office manager, she was carrying out a myria…

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A recent survey by the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) showed that most counselors stated that their biggest obstacles this year were getting access to students in a virtual environment and providing counseling while the Coronavirus has proven to be “challenging” or “extremely c…

A scholarship fund has been established by William B. Clopton to benefit graduates of Rappahannock High School who are permanent residents of Richmond County, Virginia.  The scholarship fund will be administered by the Episcopal Church Women of St. John’s Church, Warsaw, Virginia.

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What started as 15 days to slow the spread of the Coronavirus has turned into day 300 of a lockdown in many places. Some schools in parts of the county have shut their doors and gone on remote learning, while others have a hybrid model in place, and yet others have decided that they can teac…

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Rappahannock Community College’s Rappahannock Institute for Lifelong Learning (RILL) recently learned that several students were winners in a national literary competition. Ilona Duncan of Heathsville, Sarah Collins Honenberger and Shari Dwyer both of Tappahannock, were named winners in the …

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It’s been said quite a few times that one should always remember where they’ve come from so they have an idea of where they are going. Through all of the town hall meetings to discuss what the name for the new high school was going to be, there was one thing everybody agreed on: the history …

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The debate is over and the decision is reached. The School Board, after many months of meetings with the public and much spirited debates, along with countless e-mails, letters and discussions, finally decided that the new high school under construction would not carry the old building’s nam…

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During the January 25, meeting, the Westmoreland County Public Schools School Board held their annual organization of the board session. By unanimous vote, Ralph Fallin was reelected to lead the Board for the 2021 term. Iris Lane was elected to the vice-chairman position. Other members were …

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Rappahannock Community College (RCC) continues to offer free tuition and training for residents whose employment status has been affected by COVID-19. The state’s Re-employing Virginians (REV) Initiative program has now been extended through 2021, and RCC navigators are available to walk res…

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Abigail (Abby) Cook is 8-years-old and she is in the third grade at Lancaster Primary School. She and three of her siblings have been attending the Boys & Girls Club for over one year. Math is her favorite subject, and she also loves to draw. Her favorite color is pink and when she grows…

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To call the Coronavirus pandemic a major disruption on education is probably one of the biggest understatements of the decade. Ever since March 2020, schools across the country have closed their doors and attempted to learn remotely, with highly mixed results. When it worked, it worked fine.…

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It’s amazing how much can happen in one year. In the case of Westmoreland County, the site for the new high school has gone, in the span of a year, from a farm field to a construction site, as more and more blocks are set down, more rebar put in place and more concrete is poured. And while t…

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Dr. N. Shane Allen, a 2010 graduate of Washington & Lee High School, earned his Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia (DNAP) from Virginia Commonwealth University on December 11. Dr. Allen is the son of Connie Allen and Mark Allen of Kinsale.

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On February 1 2021, Dr. Bernard “Trey” Davis III will take over as superintendent of Richmond County Public Schools.

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With this month’s meeting to discuss what to name the new high school postponed due to concerns about the Coronavirus, now seems to be a good time to take a look back at early November and see just how that particular meeting went. Featuring Washington & Lee Alumni, this meeting actually…

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Last week, the Westmoreland County School Board switched from their hybrid education model back to all-virtual. The reasoning behind this was explained at an emergency meeting the School Board held with the Three Rivers Health District, citing an increase in the rates of community transmissi…

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A small group of dedicated students have taken on the herculean task of creating this year’s Washington & Lee High School yearbook. Traditionally, a yearbook is a culmination of activities that take place over the year in a school. Since the Coronavirus has transformed the way education …

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Aubree Coles is seven years old and in the second grade at Lancaster Primary School.  Timika Croxton, who works with elementary school-aged children at BGCNN’s Kilmarnock program site, says that  Aubree attends Willie Chapel Baptist church where she active in youth activities. “When she grow…

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A new flame has been lit at Rappahannock High School. Matthew Nanny is the new agriculture teacher at RHS. He comes to this school year from Texas and has some big ideas for the FFA chapter. Many local school systems have elected, over the years, to eliminate the agricultural education progr…

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One of the biggest problems when the schools all went to virtual learning over concerns over the Coronavirus, aside from the inherent difficulties of learning through a computer screen, was internet access to begin with. To alleviate the problem in Westmoreland County, the School Board had a…

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The Coronavirus may have caused a lot of people to shut things down, only to tentatively reopen, but fortunately for Westmoreland County, the same has not happened for the construction crew from Branch Builds over at the new high school. And it has gotten to where the beams, blocks, and reba…

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Dr. Bernard “Trey” S. Davis, III has been appointed the next superintendent of Richmond County Public Schools at the recent school board meeting. His new position will be effective February 1, 2021. Dr. Davis is a native of the Northern Neck and was a 1988 graduate of Northumberland High Sch…

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While the primary focus to most people who pass through eastern Montross is likely going to be the rapidly growing new high school, the recreational center just behind grows ever closer to completion as well. A primary focus for the Westmoreland County Board of Supervisors at this month’s me…

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On November 10, Superintendent of Northumberland County Public Schools, Dr. Holly Wargo took to Facebook to announce that a staff member had tested positive for COVID-19. Since then, two more staff members have tested positive, resulting in the cancellation of in-person learning from Novembe…

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About 80 percent of Richmond County students are now enrolled in the hybrid program, which provides in-person learning for half the student body one week and the other half the next week. And the success seen so far is making RCPS something of a model.

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Rappahannock Community College (RCC) is offering free tuition and training for residents whose employment status has been affected by COVID-19. Residents must act by December 14, 2020 to take advantage of this exciting opportunity that is funded through the state’s new Re-employing Virginian…

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Another month has passed, and the Westmoreland County School Board has held another meeting with regards to picking a name for the new high school currently under construction. Back in September, the guests had been local pastors. October’s meeting, meanwhile, was current and former teachers…

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Anti-Bullying Awareness Week runs from the 11-15 of November. In this article, Need2Know Books looks at the effects that social distancing and lockdown measures have had on children as social media dependency and online screen time increases, creating more opportunities for cyberbullying. Fo…

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Education across the country was thrown into a tailspin when the Coronavirus pandemic got into full swing. With an incomplete picture as to how the virus behaved, almost the entire nation went into lockdown in an effort to slow the spread. 

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Dr. Michael D. Perry, Superintendent of Westmoreland County Public Schools, proudly presented his school board members with a plaque and certificates for being named a VSBA (Virginia School Boards Association) Master Board at the October 19, school board meeting. The first school governance …

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The Boys & Girls Club Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Margaret Socey and LaTasha Yerby-Lee have been selected to receive the 2020 William H. Knull, Jr. Award for their service to the Northern Neck community through their decades-long dedication to the youth of Lancaster an…

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Doctor Richard Williams, the Director of the Three Rivers Health District, shapes a large amount of the Coronavirus-related projects in the area. In August, his findings and projections were a large part of what led to the sudden change from a hybrid learning model to an all-online program a…

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The Richmond County Public Library at Rappahannock Community College in Warsaw has recently digitized and published several local history books that are now available to all for free online, even without a library card. Links to each book can be found on the library’s web site at https://rcp…

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Recently, Lancaster and Northumberland County 4-H received 1700 new books to distribute to youth thanks to Virginia 4-H and The Molina Foundation. Books ranged from bathtub books for infants to fantasy novels for middle and high school students.  

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Each October, schools throughout Virginia and nationwide promote awareness of school bullying. According to the Virginia School Board Association (VSBA) students who experience bullying are at an increased risk for depression, anxiety, sleep difficulties, lower academic achievement and dropp…

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The School Board moved to offer in-person learning to students in grades PreK-12 on a hybrid schedule of two days a week. The goal is that the “Green” group will begin on October 22, and the “Gold” group will begin on October 26. The board will continue to monitor COVID-19 and its impact on …

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Carl Perez sent the following message to be shared with Northumberland County students, teachers, staff and community:

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Although the Rappahannock Community College campus buildings remain temporarily closed to all but RCC students and employees during the COVID pandemic, the Richmond County Public Library located within RCC’s Warsaw campus remains eager to serve the Richmond County community. First, by offeri…

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Lydia R. Wallace, a senior at Washington & Lee High School was named a semifinalist by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NNMC) for 2021.  Ms. Wallace is the daughter of Dr. & Mrs. Daniel and Linda Wallace.  NNMC released the names of approximately 16,000 semifinalists on Se…

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The Richmond County Public Library at Rappahannock Community College’s Warsaw campus announces that Morgan Weaver has become the 11th child at the library to complete the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program. Morgan is the daughter of Richard and Michelle Weaver of Dunnsville and they, al…

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Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, all 4-H programs were moved to a virtual format, which included live programs using Zoom and hands-on activity kits that youth could do as a family. Virginia 4-H saw a need for virtual programming for teens in the area of healthy living. Thanks to funding from N…