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Education

  • Bill would allow Carroll buses to use 52 South

    WYTHEVILLE — The question of whether Carroll County school buses will use U.S. 52 south instead of Interstate 77 has been transported to the Virginia General Assembly’s 2013 session.
    Del. Anne B. Crockett-Stark (R-Wytheville) has submitted House Bill No. 1416 for consideration, a simply worded proposal that would exempt Carroll’s buses from the weight limits that keep commercial trucks off the south U.S. 52 corridor.

  • Galax schools settle suit

    By SHAINA STOCKTON
    Staff

  • Homeschoolers seek permission to play

    A homeschool educator believes public schools should work with parents to allow homeschooled students to take part in sports and other extracurricular activities at public schools. The Galax School Board opposes a bill that would allow this, but homeschoolers and public school officials aren't too far apart in their opinions.

  • Carroll teachers of the year to get better awards

    HILLSVILLE — Future teachers of the year will receive more than an award inscribed with their name, Carroll County School Board members decided at their December meeting.
    Certain classroom and educational stipends for the teachers to use will commence with the 2012-13 teacher of the year, Becky Isom.
    School officials invited Isom to the meeting to collect her now-inscribed award and voted on the enhancements to the recognition as she watched.

  • Carroll looks at Virtual Academy test scores

    HILLSVILLE — Scores for math in the Virtual Academy of Virginia reflected a trend of lower-than-usual math results in the latest round of Standards of Learning testing.
    Carroll County Public Schools helps with the online academy run by the private company K12.
    The virtual school’s report card posted by the Virginia Department of Education shows that online students missed benchmarks in math and history scores.

  • Grade structure unchanged at St. Paul

    HILLSVILLE — Just like parents and community members requested, St. Paul School’s grade structure of pre-kindergarten through seventh will remain the same, the Carroll County School Board members decided at their meeting Dec. 11.
    At the same time, on a motion by member Joey Haynes, the school board affirmed that parents have the option to send their sixth- and seventh-graders to the Carroll County Middle School if they want.

  • Federal, state cuts looming for schools

    INDEPENDENCE – Cuts in federal education from both the federal and state level once again loom over local educators as they begin the process of developing next year’s school budget.
    Grayson Superintendent Kevin Chalfant provided the school board with a brief update on budget needs and priorities for the 2013-14 school year during the board’s regular meeting last week.

  • Galax opposes homeschool athletes proposal

    School system is against bill allowing homeschoolers to participate in public school activities

  • Isom named Carroll's top teacher

    WOODLAWN — Carroll schools’ county-wide teacher of the year has taught at Woodlawn since beginning her career.
    Becky Isom will also be the last teacher of the year to come from the school that’s scheduled to be closed after the completion of grade realignment, when construction work wraps up at Carroll high and intermediate.
    Surprised in class by school and division administrators, Isom reacted that Woodlawn’s a good school full of good teachers.

  • CCHS yearbook places first in state

    HILLSVILLE — Strong student performance on the Carroll County High School Cavalier Classic yearbook sparked a “three-peat,” with the publication earning statewide awards.
    It’s the third time in a row that the yearbook staff has brought back honors in the Virginia High School League competition, chosen from among 1,000 total entries in three classes, says teacher and advisor Shannon Dalton.
    The book, titled “Spark,” won first place and the students won many awards for their work.