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Education

  • CCHS grad has fast track to the future

    HILLSVILLE — Hannah Thomas is well on her way to getting a doctorate in pharmacy after recently earning her arts and sciences associate degree from Wytheville Community College.

    A week after the 18-year-old picked up her two-year degree at WCC, she received her Carroll County High School diploma in graduation exercises in the gym last Saturday.

    Her commitment to her educational goal means Salem College will recognize her as a junior after Thomas continues her studies there in the fall.

  • Student fees rise and fall in Carroll

    HILLSVILLE — School meal prices will rise again, even as some student fees get lower or go away entirely, the Carroll County School Board discussed at its Tuesday meeting.
    “We have new guidance on these so they were looked at extremely carefully this year,” explained Tammy Quesenberry, school finances director. “A couple of the fees were removed, and we reduced a few of those. The fees for core subject areas such as PE and English were removed entirely and we reduced art and electronics.”

  • Woodlawn staff says goodbye to school

    WOODLAWN — Preparations for the closing of Woodlawn School have been going on for several weeks.
    Paintings have come down from the main hallway walls, a little red wagon has carted out boxes of documents as the clearing begins and the staff has started to sort through the items they’ve accumulated on their desks and in their offices over the years.

  • CCHS could see heating and cooling improvements

    HILLSVILLE — Seeking funding for replacing the heating and air conditioning system at Carroll County High School came up at the county supervisors' meeting Monday, during a school construction update.
    Taking action to replace the more than 40-year-old system arose at the end of Clerk of the Works Dennis Cole’s report, though there’s not much left to report on as Phase 3 improvements at the high and intermediate schools are down to going over the warranty items with contractors and other finishing touches.

  • Carroll pulls plug on virtual school

    HILLSVILLE — Carroll County educators have pulled the plug on the first statewide virtual school after mounting concerns.
    Few local students taking advantage of the service and demands on the school system’s staff time are two factors that eventually short circuited the program known as the Virtual Academy of Virginia, according to Schools Superintendent Strader Blankenship.
    “Out of that 350 students, only five were Carroll County students,” he said.

  • Carroll pulls plug on virtual school

    HILLSVILLE — Carroll County educators have pulled the plug on the first statewide virtual school after mounting concerns.
    Few local students taking advantage of the service and demands on the school system’s staff time are two factors that eventually short circuited the program known as the Virtual Academy of Virginia, according to Schools Superintendent Strader Blankenship.
    “Out of that 350 students, only five were Carroll County students,” he said.

  • Livestock team to represent state at national 4-H event

    HILLSVILLE — The first representatives from Virginia going to nationals from the livestock quiz bowl are members of the Carroll County 4-H Club.
    With their knowledge tested about pigs, sheep, goats and cattle in the state quiz bowl while facing teams from clubs in Montgomery and Augusta counties, the Carroll team came out on top, according to coaches Tammy Vass and Kay Williams.
    “We are the first team in the state to go to this contest,” Vass told The Gazette. “Also, we are representing the state of Virginia.”

  • FIRST CLASS: Grads form bond, remember lost classmate

    The first students to graduate from a Master's degree program through Averett University at Crossroads Institute formed a close bond as they worked through challenging classwork and coped with the loss of a classmate.

  • Crossroads offers new degree programs

     

  • Grayson to refinance $18M of school debt

    INDEPENDENCE – Grayson County will seek permanent financing through the Virginia Public School Authority for debt associated with school construction, following a public hearing earlier this month.
    Supervisors heard no comments during the hearing, in which County Administrator Jonathan Sweet proposed the issuance of an estimated $18 million general obligation school bond.
    Sweet prefaced the public hearing by noting that the $18 million was borrowed for construction of Grayson Highlands School in the western part of the county and remodeling of Fries School.