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Westmoreland County Public Schools names new superintendent

Posted on May 21, 2015 at 8:00 am

Dr. Michael Perry was selected as the next superintendent of Westmoreland County Public Schools at yesterday’s school board meeting. His new position will be effective July 1, 2015. Perry is currently the superintendent of Hertford County Public Schools (NC), a position he has held since 2012. With three decades of experience in education, Perry’s career has included serving as an assistant superintendent, executive director of student services, executive director for

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  • Maniac Magee takes over Washington District Elementary School

    Posted on April 23, 2015 at 5:57 pm

    Mason Burkton with his Maniac Magee project.

    As part of the All School Read program, students at Washington District Elementary School have all been reading Jerry Spinelli’s novel “Maniac Magee.” Written by Spinelli in 1990, the novel explores themes of racism and homelessness. It is a story about an orphan boy who is looking for a home in a fictional town in Pennsylvania. As the story unfolds, Jeffrey  “Maniac”  Magee becomes a local legend for his feats

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  • Washington District Elementary students win state awards for scenario writing

    Posted on April 9, 2015 at 12:29 am

    William Luzier and Conner Benson are state award winners in scenario writing.

    Undertaking the writing of a 1500-word scenario that is set at least 20 years in the future and must adhere to certain topic areas sounds like a task you would undertake in a college writing course. For several fourth and fifth graders at Washington District Elementary School, it is a task that they work on for months as part of the gifted and talented program. This year, two of the

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  • Westmoreland County Museum & Inn at Montross Kids Day

    Posted on March 27, 2015 at 9:13 pm

    Westmoreland County Museum and the Inn at Montross are hosting an artists’ reception tomorrow March 28, 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. open to both the students and the community to highlight our local talent.  Some of the fun activities include: hula hoops, volleyball, and face painting behind the museum, “Take your kid’s photo with the Easter Bunny” at the Inn at Montross, art creation on Bridget’s Bouquets windows, and Montross Library’s sidewalk

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  • One week left to prepay college tuition

    Posted on March 24, 2015 at 1:41 pm

    Enrollment for Virginia529’s Prepaid Tuition Program Closes March 31 The deadline to enroll in Virginia’s prepaid college tuition program is fast approaching. With Virginia529 prePAID (prePAID), parents, grandparents and other loved ones can purchase defined benefit contracts, for newborn children through ninth graders. The prePAID program is designed to cover the normal full-time undergraduate tuition and fees assessed to all students at a Virginia public university. “Our customers find that

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  • Fairy tales meet real life in Colonial Beach High School play

    Posted on March 20, 2015 at 11:15 am

    Group photo of play cast members

    In the world of drama, the show must go on, even when everything is not quite how you would like it. In essence, that is what English teacher and Drama coach Jen McLaughlin said as she introduced the Colonial Beach High School Play, “The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon.” According to McLaughlin, the group started practicing in January, but bad weather kept delaying their practice schedule. Then, on the night of the

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  • Courtney Garrett, Miss Virginia, visits with students at Washington District Elementary School

    Posted on March 19, 2015 at 11:16 am

    Courtney Garrett (second from left) with Washington District Elementary School first grade students Autumn Dove, Lucian Henderson and Leah Straughan.

    Courtney Garrett, Miss Virginia 2014, arrived at Washington District Elementary School on Friday, March 13, with little fanfare wearing normal street clothes. Once she donned her sparkling crown and Miss Virginia sash however, it was like a princess was born. As Garrett sat at a lunch table surrounded by duly impressed kindergarteners and first graders who had been selected for the honor of having lunch with Miss Virginia, starry-eyed fifth

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