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Education

  • Outreach connects high school, elementary students

    In the Students For Students program, GHS students read to and interact with students at GES, help them with homework and provide positive role models.

  • Technology keeps Galax students engaged

    Galax teachers are using the same technology that kids use for recreation to keep them interested in learning.

  • Drug bust a $10,000 boost for ag classes

    An illegal Grayson County marijuana operation has forfeited around $10,000 of its equipment to local agriculture classes.
    Authorities zeroed in an on what they called the “largest indoor marijuana operation in Grayson history” last year after the suspects stole electricity to grow their crops.
    The complaint filed by Appalachian Power Co. led to law enforcement going to the address and discovering that the stolen power was being used to run the operation.

  • Speakers say leave St. Paul School's grades alone

    CANA — Family members not only don’t want to lose any more grades from St. Paul, several speakers at a Tuesday public hearing asked for classes and programs to be restored to the Cana school.
    As Carroll School Board Chairman Brian Spencer recapped at the beginning of the meeting in the St. Paul gym, the effort is well underway to close Woodlawn School, move the sixth and seventh grades to the intermediate school and the ninth grade to the high school.

  • Day care centers aim to improve

    Eight day care centers in Carroll and Grayson have enrolled in a two-year continuous improvement course with Smart Beginnings to boost educational successes for their children.
    The day care centers have volunteered to start with a wide-reaching assessment of their programs, followed by mentoring to increase the benefits they can provide to their kids, said Trudy Golding of Smart Beginnings Twin County.
    She coordinates the local Virginia Star Quality Initiative and reports that participants will include:

  • Nelson reaches for the stars in NASA program

    HAMPTON – Grayson County High School student Brooke Nelson spent a week of her summer planning a mission to Mars.
    Nelson was one of 48 rising high school seniors selected to take part in the Virginia Aerospace Science and Technology Scholars (VASTS) academy. The academy was held June 23-29 at NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, and was hosted by NASA Langley in partnership with the Virginia Space Grant Consortium.

  • Grayson schools meet benchmarks, fall short of full accreditation

    INDEPENDENCE — Division-wide, Grayson County met all state testing objectives, but fell one school short of full accreditation.
    The Annual Measurable Objectives (AMOs) represent the percentage of students within each subgroup in the lowest-performing schools that must pass state Standards of Learning (SOL) tests in reading and mathematics in order to reduce by half the gaps separating those students from their peers in the highest-performing schools within six years.

  • What is a college degree worth?

    Virginia students and parents now have a new source of information about the potential economic value of a college degree.
    It’s long been clear that higher education translates into higher income. But how much difference does it make which school you choose? And which major?
    Potential answers to those questions are now available online.
    A huge database that went online Oct. 4 reveals wages earned by recent Virginia college graduates, broken down by school and major.
    A few samples of what you can learn:

  • All Galax schools fully accredited

    City schools met SOL standards this year, though math scores dipped after a new test was introduced.

  • CCHS renovations continuing

    HILLSVILLE  — Contractors on the Carroll high and intermediate expansion projects have moved to interior finishes for the most part, a good sign for completing construction on schedule, according to the clerk of the works.
    Dennis Cole updated both the Carroll School Board and supervisors at their September meetings.