North Fork to the Bay students canoeing on the Shenandoah River
Professional Development On the Water: North Fork to the Bay
Posted on 04/28/2017
Searching for a course that would earn recertification points for her teaching license, Ms. Ashley found From the North Fork to the Bay, a fun, free, and “out of the box” professional development course sponsored by Friends of the North Fork of the Shenandoah River through a Chesapeake Bay Trust grant. Ms. Ashley recounts her “experience of a life-time” in On the Water, a feature article which appears in the April 2017 VEA Journal   more
Deputy Frazier with PMMS FCCLA Officers
Peter Muhlenberg Middle School FCCLA Chapter Wins National FACTS Award
Posted on 04/27/2017
The PMMS FCCLA Chapter received the National FACTS Award in recognition of their seatbelt safety awareness program.  more
Triplett Tech Students Compete in SkillsUSA Events
Posted on 04/26/2017
Fifteen Triplett Tech students will compete in the State SkillsUSA competition on April 28, 29.  more
Triplett Tech Career Fair
Triplett Tech Hosts Career Fair
Posted on 04/20/2017
More than 25 area businesses came to Triplett Tech giving students an opportunity to network with area employers and to interview.  more
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Three Shenandoah County Programs included in Showcase Directory
Posted on 04/19/2017
Cyber Literacy and Physics, NFMS Net Zero Science Lab, and Unified Champion Schools - Special Olympics are included in the 2017 Showcase Directory.   more
Megan Smith at National Unified Conference
Megan Smith Named NSV/Arc Educator of the Year
Posted on 04/07/2017
Megan Smith, Special Education teacher at CHS, has created opportunities for her students to be ready for employment and for life. Her Fitness Mentorship class, Champions Together! program, and Special Olympic offer opportunities for her students to forge friendships with others.  more
Cohan reading to his little sister Eloen
Moore Educational Trust Will Continue to Support Dolly Parton's Imagination Library
Posted on 03/29/2017
The Board of Directors of the Moore Educational Trust has voted to continue to support the Dolly Parton Imagination Library. Grants for $10,000 will be awarded for five years beginning in 2017.  more
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Local Students Win Regional Awards in VSBA Art Competition
Posted on 03/20/2017
Unity Neff and Georgina Perez Torres, both Shenandoah County students, placed second in their categories at the Virginia School Boards Association contest. Articles includes photos of artwork and interviews with these student winners.  more
ALE's collection of donated pet food for the Humane Society
Ashby Lee Elementary School Loves Animals
Posted on 03/16/2017
Ashby Lee Elementary School recently held fundraisers for the Humane Society of Shenandoah County and for the Vicki Lutz Dog Rescue. Awards to the students included a visit from Ms. Lutz's therapy dogs.   more
Emma Nicholas, Dana Jones, and Savannah Horton
MRGS Students Earn Silver Medals at Regional Science Fair
Posted on 03/10/2017
Science projects developed by three students from the Massanutten Regional Governor's School (Mt. Jackson) have earned silver medals and other singular recognitions at the Shenandoah Valley Regional Science Fair held on March 7, 2017.  more
Helen Moore
2017 Moore Educational Trust Banquet
Posted on 03/09/2017
Helen Moore left her estate, valued at 3 million dollars, to benefit the students of Shenandoah County Public Schools. The Moore Banquet recognized both the 2016 and the 2017 Grant recipients.  more
Teresa Martilik, Daniel Morel, Zah Lineberry, and Megan Smith
Central HS Students and Teachers Present at National Special Olympics Unified Conference
Posted on 02/27/2017
Students from Mrs. Martilik's Sports Medicine Class have teamed with Mrs. Smith's students to promote the physical activity and peer relationships of students with disabilities at Central High School to encourage more active, health-conscious, and social futures.  more
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Public Invited to Assist with Secondary Social Studies Materials Adoption
Posted on 02/16/2017
Community members are invited to participate in the selection of resouces for secondary social studies courses.   more
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SCPS Announces 2017 Moore Grants
Posted on 02/08/2017
Fifteen SCPS teachers and other staff members have received $127,628 from the Moore Educational Trust to support instruction and professional development benefitting students and teachers..   more
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February is School Board Appreciation Month
Posted on 02/01/2017
Gov McAuliffe has decared February 2017 as School Board Appreciation Month. Our school members share responsibility for a budget of $68 Million  more
Writer marathon at Covered Bridge
Donna Shrum and NFMS Students Focus on Writing and Community
Posted on 01/26/2017
Ms. Shrum's Grade 8 students are focusing on writing and local and global communities. Writing marathons, To Kill a Mockingbird, and communication with students from other states will be a part of their English class during 2016-17.   more
Russell Kohrs, Savannah Horton, and Dana Jones stand in front of their poster at the AAS meeting Jan 2017
MRGS Teacher and Students Present Astronomy Research
Posted on 01/25/2017
Russell Kohrs and 2 students from the Governor's School completed research that is important to NASA and is available online from Harvard and Caltech.  more
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Business/Education Roundtable Convenes
Posted on 01/19/2017
The Business/Education Roundtable convened on January 10, 2017. Junior Achievement was the main topic on the agenda.   more
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Virginia State Police Visit Triplett Tech
Posted on 01/18/2017
On December 20, 2016, Trooper Derrick Mauck and four members of the VSP Bomb Squad came to Triplett Tech to talk to students in the Criminal Justice Course. They brought a robot and the BCI Bomb Squad Truck with them.  more
Triplett Tech students and staff Surround Eliana
A Ramp for Eliana: Students and Community Come Together to Help a Child
Posted on 12/23/2016
Triplett Tech students provided the labor to build a handicap ramp for a three year old child. Community organizations and churches contributed funded the project which was initiated and coordinated by A Small Hand  more
William Woodward
William Kenneth Woodward, III -- A Scholar and A Gentleman
Posted on 12/21/2016
William Woodward, a senior at CHS and the Governor's School, has earned numerous academic honors including perfect scores on 2 sections of the ACT.  more
Dr. Mark Johnston, Superintendent of Schools, welcomes everyone to Legislative Breakfast
Breakfast for Legislators and Educators
Posted on 12/20/2016
On December 14, 2016 SCPS hosted a breakfast for area and state legislators and leaders of SCPS. Dr. Johnston presented budget and other priorities for the school division. Tours of Triplett Tech were offered as well.  more
Emilee Hetrich and Jeremiah Haun
Students "Fire Up Their Feet" at Signal Knob Middle School
Posted on 11/30/2016
School nurse Kristi Martinez has SKMS students and staff including more physical activity in their day.  more
Melissa Hensley
Central High School Principal Melissa Hensley Nominated for National LifeChanger of the Year Award
Posted on 11/30/2016
A colleague has nominated Melissa Hensley, principal of Central High School, for the National LifeChanger of the Year Award. Ms Hensley is Virginia's Principal of the Year and was selected as one of only three finalists for the national principal of the year recognition. In 2015, under Ms. Hensley's leadership, Central HS was named a Blue Ribbon School, a national recognition.  more
Regional School Board Members of the Year 2016
Karen Whetzel Named Valley Region School Board Member of the Year
Posted on 11/22/2016
Karen Whetzel, Chairman of the Shenandoah County School Board, has been named the Valley Region School Board Member of the Year by the VSBA.  more
CHS Journalism Class works on next issue
The Falconer
Posted on 11/18/2016
The CHS Journalism Class has published The Falconer, a newspaper created by students for students. The Falconer is available online and in print.  more
PMMS Students worked on activity kits  with pre-school children.
The BIG Give was a BIG Success
Posted on 11/01/2016
Peter Muhlenberg Middle School presented their seventh annual BIG Give on October 10. This event provides an opportunity for students to give back to their community.   more
Alyssa Stanley
Triplett Tech's Collision Repair and Refinish Course Receives Accreditation from National Automotive Foundation
Posted on 10/26/2016
Triplett Tech received notification on October 24, 2016, that, following a rigorous evaluation, the school's Collision Repair & Refinish program has received accreditation from the National Automotive TechniciansEducation Foundation.  more
Water for Lumberton
Biomedicaal Students Help North Carolina Flood Victims
Posted on 10/21/2016
SCPS Biomedical Academy students collected and delivered water to Lumberton, NC, following flooding from Hurricane Matthew  more
Sherry Heishman
Sherry Heishman, VA's Outstanding Agricultural Education Teacher
Posted on 10/19/2016
,Sherry Heishman, who has taught agricultural education classes at CHS, has been recognized at the state and national level . Two of her former students who are now ag educators for SCPS and Melissa Hensley, Principal at CHS, highly praise Ms. Heishman and her teaching.   more
Satchel Roller at Todd Gilbert's Desk
Why Don't You Become a Page? Satchel, Sarah Grace, Heather, and Abbey Encourage You to Apply NOW!
Posted on 09/20/2016
Working as a Page in VA's Senate or House of Delegates provides a valuable experience for young teenagers. Recently, Satchel Roller, a sophomore at SHS worked for Delegate Todd Gilbert in VA's House of Representatives.  more
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SCPS Opening Day Convocation -- WOW!
Posted on 09/06/2016
SCPS employees were welcomed back with an opening day convocation that featured performanced by students.  more
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Derek Ritenour Selected National Agriscience Ambassador
Posted on 08/20/2016
Derek Ritenour. who teaches at Peter Muhlenberg MS,is one of only twenty-four applicants to be selected to join 345 other outstanding agriscience educators nationwide. These teachers will bring innovative instruction to the classroom.  more
Triplett Tech Summer Academy 2016
Triplett Tech Hosts Summer Academy
Posted on 08/20/2016
Deciding what to be when you grow up is a big deicision. Triplett Tech offered SCPS seventh and eighth graders a little help with this big decision. They had the opportunity to enroll in week-long Triplett Tech courses.  more
VA FFA State Officers
Ashley Yanego is Virginia's FFA State President
Posted on 06/30/2016
Ashley Yanego, a graduate of SHS, has been selected the 2016-17 State FFA President. Ashley has dreamed of being a state officer since middle school.   more
Melissa Hensley
Melissa Hensley, VA's Principal of the Year, Advances to National Event
Posted on 06/28/2016
Melissa Hensley, who is Virginia's Principal of the Year, has been selected as one of three finalists for National Principal of the Year. Award will be announced in October at NASSP Convention.  more
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Posted on 06/27/2016
On June 20 & 21, SCPS educators met for the third annual Instructional Challenge & Innovation Symposium to share innovative teacher methods and new technology.  more
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February is School Board Appreciation Month
Shenandoah County Public Schools will join 132 other school divisions throughout the state to celebrate School Board Appreciation Month in February  more
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SCPS Students Join Forces with National Organizations to Give Back to Community
Shenandoah County students and parents teamed with federal organizations to observe Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service  more
North Fork Middle School Net Zero Science Lab
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SCPS Employees Honored at Staff Excellence Banquet