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Education

  • Phase III work ready to begin

    HILLSVILLE — Preliminary work for phase III school construction projects could begin as early as today, Monday, with demolition at Carroll County High.
    Schools Superintendent Greg Smith said that contractor New Atlantic has obtained all the permits necessary to begin its tasks at the high school.
    Weather permitting, contractors will prepare to add new classrooms and locker rooms at the field house at the high school by removing the asphalt to the south of the building, in the fenced in area.

  • With clerk's hiring, school projects take step forward

    HILLSVILLE — Carroll County’s “clerk of the works,” who will watch over the phase III school construction projects, will begin his duties Monday.
    A committee of five county and school officials sifted through 21 resumes to choose the clerk, or construction management official, who would coordinate activities at Carroll County High and Intermediate schools.

  • WCC receives $300,000 for scholarships

    An estimated 225 students from Grayson, Carroll and Smyth counties and the City of Galax enrolled in 2012-2013 programs at Wytheville Community College are expected to benefit from Virginia Tobacco Commission funds within three years, according to WCC’s projections.
    This would include five diplomas, 25 degrees, 40 certificates and 40 transfers to a four-year institution.

  • Program lays foundation of building skills

     

  • Fancy Gap fights back against bullying

     

  • Carroll awards bids for school construction

    HILLSVILLE — Updates at two Carroll County schools will proceed without a much-desired auxiliary gym at the high school, for now.
    Unable to get satisfactory cost savings by trimming other items from the Phase III construction plans, the Carroll School Board decided on Thursday to accept the low bids for just the basic work at the high and intermediate schools.
    Low bidders were New Atlantic for the high school and Triad Builders for Carroll Intermediate.

  • Winds of change in Fancy Gap

    HILLSVILLE — Winds of change are blowing at Fancy Gap Elementary School, as educators took a step toward making it a site for alternative energy education.
    James Madison University officials with the Virginia Wind for Schools program had contacted Carroll County educators about the idea, because Fancy Gap actually gets enough moving air to turn a wind turbine.

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  • Program encourages students to walk, bike to school

    The City of Galax has received a $2,000 grant from Richmond-based non-profit Prevention Connections to establish a Safe Routes to School walk at Galax Elementary School.
    A “Walk-to-School Day” event will be held on Friday. Galax Elementary School’s walking Mileage Club will benefit from the grant with incentives, like pedometers, to encourage children to walk.
    Funded by Prevention Connections, the event will publicize the national Safe Routes to School program, which aims to increase physical activity among schoolchildren.

  • Grayson gives more to Fries School

    INDEPENDENCE – Grayson County supervisors voted to provide an additional $70,000 to the county’s school system to complete renovations at Fries School.
    Grayson Schools Superintendent Dr. Elizabeth Thomas was on hand during the board’s regular meeting earlier this month to formally request an additional $87,000 to complete the school’s renovations.