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Education

  • GHS Homecoming Court 2010

     

    Galax High School's homecoming will be held Sept. 24.

  • Federal funds keep teachers working

    Carroll County, Grayson County and Galax educators say federal assistance will keep teachers working.
    The federal Education Jobs Fund was signed into law on Aug. 10 and provides $10 billion nationally, with provisions similar to the State Fiscal Stabilization Fund under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. The purpose is to provide additional funding to states for the support of local teacher salary and related costs at the early childhood, elementary and secondary levels.
    It is expected that Virginia will be awarded the funds by Oct. 1.

  • Scout builds climbing wall

    Cory Wyatt, 18, of Mouth of Wilson has built a 16-by-9-foot climbing wall at Grayson Highlands School as an Eagle Scout Project.
    Wyatt organized the project, including securing all the materials, planning and coordinating more than a dozen other Scouts and friends and family.

  • FMS principal delivers on promise

    INDEPENDENCE — Last November, Fries Middle School Principal Elizabeth Brown stood before the Grayson County school board as the leader of the only school in its division that was not fully accredited.
    “We’re going to make it this year,” Brown said during the meeting nearly a year ago. “I just know it.”

  • Schools to sell surplus property

    HILLSVILLE — The Carroll School Board will accept sealed bids on about four acres behind the former Hillsville elementary school on Oak Street, and the proceeds will go towards school improvements.
    The school board made the decision at Tuesday's meeting, after holding a public hearing during which no citizens spoke.
    This involves three pieces of land, consisting of tracts of 1.861 acres, 2.09 acres and .25 acres, according to information from the school board.

  • 'Everyday Math' family nights to be held

    HILLSVILLE — Carroll County Public School students are learning math using a different, more exciting way this year.

  • White: WCC has no plans to leave Galax

    HILLSVILLE — The Wytheville Community College president has denied that the college is moving out of the area, calling it a false rumor.
    WCC President Charlie White took time out of his appearance in front of the Carroll Board of Supervisors Aug. 10 to assure county officials that WCC isn't leaving the Twin Counties.
    He's not sure where the rumor is coming from, but the talk is that the community college no longer wants to remain in the educational and business development facility in Galax known as the Crossroads Institute.

  • Math class teaches real world skills

    HILLSVILLE — Just back to school, fifth-grade math students at Hillsville Elementary practiced writing out “six to the fourth power” exponentially, and third graders estimated the money they would need and calculated the change they’d get back while buying school supplies.

  • Renovations won't improve older spaces

    HILLSVILLE — Most of the funds for the Phase III schools construction project will go toward adding new spaces to Carroll Intermediate and High schools.
    Not much will be left over to improve the older spaces.
    Carroll School Board members seemed worried during a presentation at their Aug. 10 meeting that some important renovation work would be left out of the $26.7 million project.

  • Most schools meet AYP targets

    It was a tough year for Virginia schools, as the state as a whole failed to meet Adequate Yearly Progress targets for the 2009-10 school year, according to data released Aug. 12 by the Virginia Department of Education.
    No local school divisions met the criteria, either, though the majority of individual schools did in the City of Galax and Carroll and Grayson counties.