• 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.

  • GCHS Homecoming Court 2011


  • 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.

  • School board makes more reductions to Phase III


  • Grayson schools accredited


    INDEPENDENCE — Steve Cornett, director of instruction and assessment for the Grayson County School System, gave the school board some welcome news at its Oct. 10 meeting.
    Cornett said all schools in the system are fully accredited and met all Standards of Learning (SOL) standards for the 2011-12 school year, as set by the Virginia Department of Education.
    It was the second consecutive year for the accreditation, which was based on data from the 2010-11 school year.