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Education

  • Grayson names new school chief

    UPDATED 6/26/12:

  • Galax foundation awards scholarships

    The Galax Foundation for Excellence in Education recently awarded the following scholarships to Galax High School graduates for the 2011-2012 school year:
    • The Elizabeth Stanford Scholarship and The Twin County Community Hospital Foundation Scholarships Healthcare Field & Margie Vaughan — Chantasy Diontrae Cottrell
    • The Estate of Henry Lindsay Memorial Scholarship — Dante Lamar Ravanell
    • The Rose Thomas Smith Memorial Scholarship — Darius Juwan Brown

  • Grayson to name new school chief

    INDEPENDENCE — The Grayson County School Board will hold a special called meeting Monday to appoint a new superintendent for the school system.
    The meeting in the Grayson County Courthouse Boardroom will begin with a closed session at 5:30 p.m., followed by an open session beginning at 6 p.m.
    At that time, the new school chief will be introduced. Light refreshments will be served after the meeting.
    Division Superintendent Dr. Elizabeth Thomas is leaving June 30 after serving in the position for the last six years.

  • Grayson school board honors Thomas

     

  • 22 apply for Carroll school chief job

    HILLSVILLE — Carroll County Public Schools has received a total of 22 applications in its superintendent search, including 15 from Virginia, according to a news release.
    The school board recently began a superintendent search after Greg Smith decided to resign his position to take over the leadership of Richmond County schools. He will depart at the end of June.

  • Carroll attracts 22 superintendent candidates

     HILLSVILLE — Carroll County Public Schools have received a total of 22 applications in its superintendent search, 15 from Virginia, according to a news release.

    The school board recently began a superintendent search after Greg Smith decided to resign his position to take over the leadership of Richmond County schools. He will depart at the end of June.

  • CCHS earns national recognition

    HILLSVILLE —  Before closing its doors on the 2012 academic year, Carroll County High School educators learned of a nationwide recognition for student achievement.
    U.S. News magazine did a statistical analysis of high schools and awarded Carroll high a “bronze” ranking in a website feature called “Best High Schools,” at usnews.com/education/best-high-schools.

  • CCHS cafeteria expansion won't require new bids

    HILLSVILLE — Officials have been able to negotiate with the contractor for Carroll County High School to get a cafeteria expansion without putting the project out to bid.
    Clerk of the Works Dennis Cole, who oversees the Phase III construction work at the high and intermediate school for Carroll, reported that negotiations with New Atlantic reduced the price for the cafeteria work by about $41,000.

  • Carroll High damaged by water leak

     

    HILLSVILLE — Water spilled out of the Carroll High School doors into the parking lot and collected up to four inches in the first floor overnight Wednesday when the facility's main line sprang a leak.

    Custodians discovered the problem when they returned to work Thursday morning, according to schools Superintendent Greg Smith and Clerk of the Works Dennis Cole.

  • GHS begins track, football field upgrades

    Galax City Public Schools will begin a $356,200 construction project on Tuesday, making upgrades to the high school football field.
    As part of the school system’s 5-year capital project plan, the Galax School Board approved a bid of $296,200 from DCI/Shires Inc. and a $60,000 bid from DCI/Shires of Bluefield, W. Va., for upgrades to the athletic field and track at GHS.