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Education

  • CCHS Homecoming Court 2011

     

  • Grayson tops state for AYP

     

  • Galax Homecoming Court 2011

     

    Galax High School’s homecoming game will be held Friday. Homecoming court members include (from left, front) Grace Wilson, Kristin McMickle, Ashley Nale, Allison White, Holly Mays, Hailey Cassell, Harley Brewer, (back) Chantasy Cottrell, Julianna DiGiacomo, Channing Russell, Rebecca Shirey and Jade Webb.

  • Carroll teachers dress for success

    HILLSVILLE — While critiques of a professional attire standard at Carroll County High haven’t been kind so far, administrators plan to stick to their “dress for success” model for faculty.
    CCHS Principal Scott Watson brought the idea up at an Aug. 4 faculty meeting.
    While no division-wide policy exists, an interest has been expressed that teachers and administrators should look professional in the work that they do, he said.

  • Testing benchmarks becoming unobtainable

    As standards continue to rise for Adequate Yearly Progress, the benchmarks are becoming more and more unobtainable, said Galax Schools’ Superintendent Bill Sturgill.
    “No Child Left Behind served as a great platform to encourage high expectations for schools,” said Sturgill. “But benchmarks of 100 percent are unrealistic... By design, No Child Left Behind has ran its course.”

  • Superintendent: Education law unfair, unrealistic

    By TINA E. VAUGHN
    Staff

    INDEPENDENCE — Three of seven Grayson County schools met federal Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) benchmarks, according to 2010-11 data released by the Virginia Department of Education this month.

  • Few schools meet AYP standards

     

  • Carroll school projects ready to bid again

    HILLSVILLE — Final revisions to the phase III construction plan for Carroll high and intermediate schools are complete and the projects are being rebid. At its Aug. 9 meeting, the Carroll School Board heard from Pinnacle Architect’s Randy Baker that the bid specifications would soon be ready to advertise.
    The goal of the construction project is to close the aging Woodlawn school. To do that, educators have to move those students to the intermediate school and the ninth grade to the high school to make room.

  • School land to be sold in September

    HILLSVILLE — Carroll school officials expect to auction off land behind the former Hillsville Elementary School this September, the school board learned Aug. 9.
    Superintendent Greg Smith offered an update on arranging the sale of three tracts amounting to a little less than four acres.
    After about a year of work, Smith said the sale of the property behind the Grover King Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1115 is almost ready to go.

  • Governor's school plan shaping up

    HILLSVILLE  — The Blue Ridge Crossroads Governor’s Academy for Technical Education will be more than just a place of learning, after Twin County educators launch the program, the Carroll School Board heard at its Aug. 9 meeting.
    The STEM academy, spread out among local high schools and the Crossroads Institute, will provide enhanced career specialization and higher education opportunities, said Mark Burnette, who spearheaded getting Virginia Department of Education approval for the effort.