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Westmoreland County Superintendent Search Public Hearing Rescheduled, March 5

Posted on March 3, 2015 at 4:58 pm

February 25, 2015 – The Westmoreland County School Board recently began the process of hiring a new superintendent. The first task of the board is to seek public input on desired qualities of the new division leader. The original public hearing was postponed twice due to inclement weather.  The board has rescheduled the public hearing for Thursday, March 5, 2015 at 6:00 pm at the Washington and Lee High School

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  • Rappahannock Community College hosts air quality presentation

    Posted on February 27, 2015 at 2:57 pm

    A representative of the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), Alison Rockwell, came to Rappahannock Community College on February 11 to make a preliminary report on the NCAR project WINTER: Wintertime Investigation of Transport, Emissions, and Reactivity. The project, based at Langley Research Center in Hampton, was initiated at the beginning of February, and will continue through March 15. It uses a C-130 research aircraft—a “flying laboratory”—to study the variations

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  • Washington and Lee High School musician hopes to turn passion into career

    Posted on February 25, 2015 at 11:15 am

    Jeremy Saunders

    The Drum Major for the Washington & Lee High School band in Montross has musical aspirations that go beyond his current status as Drum Major and bass guitar player with the school band. Jeremy Saunders, an 11th grader, is committed to continuing his education in the musical field and is looking for sponsors to help him achieve his dream of becoming a serious musician. Being involved with music has been

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  • Washington and Lee Eagles win Conference #43 Forensics Tournament

    Posted on February 18, 2015 at 12:14 pm

    Washington and Lee High School’s 2015 Conference tournament-winning Forensics team.

    The Conference 43 Forensics meet was held at Washington and Lee High School on Wednesday, February 11. The Washington and Lee orators took first place honors in this event, followed by Northumberland. Earning honors at this event and the right to proceed to the Regional Meet at West Point High School on Saturday, March 7th were the following: Washington and Lee: First place: Original Oratory-Jacob Daiger; Extemporaneous Speaking-Lamar Johnson; Impromptu-Alec

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  • Rappahannock Community College student from Westmoreland County and coach attend Orion launch event

    Posted on February 13, 2015 at 12:55 pm


     “It was fantastic—to be so close, to feel the building of the excitement as the scheduled launch time approached,” says Katie Zanette, one of Rappahannock Community College’s career coaches, who, with student Brittany Thompson, traveled to Florida for the test flight of NASA’s Orion deep-space craft. “The control room discussion was piped into our viewing area. We were as close as any civilian is ever going to get.” Zanette learned

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  • Washington District Elementary School’s Jason Scherm: a resource to count on

    Posted on February 11, 2015 at 11:55 am

    Jason Scherm

    It was a calling that Jason Scherm has had since middle school. “I knew I wanted to be a teacher from 8th grade, just working with the students,” he said. “I worked with children growing up through middle school. I was a babysitter, I worked at a daycare when I got out of high school. I always knew I wanted to be a teacher.” Today, the Washington District Elementary math

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  • Washington District Elementary School’s Math Night equals entertainment

    Posted on February 11, 2015 at 11:46 am

    Students participate in various entertaining mathematics activities at Washington District Elementary’s Math Night.

    There was a buzz in the air on Monday, February 2 when over 150 students as well as parents and guardians descended on Washington District Elementary School. Those in attendance were treated to stellar singing performances by the Pre-K and Kindergarten students. The Pre-L students had created a video presentation to go with their song about fire trucks. The kindergarten students had a great time singing about brushing your teeth

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