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Richmond County schools exceeding in Niche

Posted on May 13, 2015 at 10:20 am

Richmond County Superintendent Greg Smith said he is proud of an exceptional ranking that his school district recently earned. A national school system ranking website known as Niche.com gave Richmond County Public Schools the highest ranking among public school systems in the Northern Neck. Niche.com, which was originally developed to rank colleges, has evolved to rank K-12 school systems as well as entire communities.  Part of Niche.com’s mission statement is

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  • Richmond County community members express concern over possible budget cuts to schools

    Posted on May 13, 2015 at 10:08 am

    There were tears, singing voices and concerns at the public hearing on the proposed 2015-16 Richmond County budget as citizens spoke out against the stated possibility of JROTC and other support systems being eliminated from Richmond County Public Schools. The budget, as advertised by the Richmond County Board of Supervisors, proposes to keep real estate taxes the same, raise personal property and machinery/tools taxes and cut the local share to

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  • Tenth grader from Rappahannock High School joins Rappahannock Community College honor society

    Posted on May 6, 2015 at 10:27 am

    John Lee Grindstaff receives congratulations from The Honorable Mike McKenney.

    At the tender age of four, John Lee Grindstaff informed his mother that raccoons were nocturnal animals and explained the difference between nocturnal and diurnal mammals.  At the age of seven, he volunteered to help Bonnie at her week-end job at an auction house.  When he was paid ten dollars for his services, he donated the money to a fundraiser that his mother was working on at the time. John

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  • Middle schoolers ‘think outside the sink’ with field day and activities at Belle Isle State Park

    Posted on April 29, 2015 at 3:19 pm

    Richmond County Intermediate School students start their work on water quality monitoring.

    Middle school science teacher Patty Ptucha has incorporated a fresh new program into her academic curriculum. Through Think Outside the Sink (TOTS), sixth grade students from Richmond County Intermediate School embraced the opportunity to learn and explore the concepts of conserving water as well as protecting the Chesapeake Bay and Rappahannock River. The initiative is a part of the organization ‘A River Runs Through Us,’ which has local community organizations

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  • Field of Flags: Rappahannock High School JROTC holding fundraiser to honor men and women in armed forces, past and present

    Posted on April 29, 2015 at 2:22 pm

    Rappahannock High School’s Junior Reserve of the the Corps students will honor military service men and women of the Warsaw-Richmond County area with their “Field of Flags” fundraiser beginning May 1. High school junior Logan Dodge called it an honor to recognize the country’s veterans as well as honor the fallen ones who had served in war. “All the veterans who have died, they have done all that they can,”

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  • St. Margaret’s student is a STEM essay scholarship winner

    Posted on April 22, 2015 at 10:30 am

    Paige Haley, far right, placed third in the annual STEM Essay Contest.

    First Lady of Virginia, Dorothy McAuliffe, and the Virginia Council on Women announced the winners of the 4th annual STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Essay Contest for high school junior and senior girls.  Paige Haley, a senior at St. Margaret’s School who plans to attend the College of William & Mary in the fall, placed third in the contest, receiving a $5,000 scholarship.  In her essay about wanting to

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  • 4-H Program, Westmoreland County and Montross Middle School: Call for volunteers, May 1

    Posted on April 17, 2015 at 12:35 pm

    The 4-H program of Westmoreland County is partnering with Montross Middle School to offer a financial literacy program called Reality Store  to 8th grade students during their career unit.  The Reality Store program culminates with a simulation event that requires help from the community.  Community volunteers are needed to person the stations that represent life’s daily expenses.  No experience necessary, all training provided on the morning of the event.  We would

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