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Education

  • Grayson schools receive grant for special needs students

    INDEPENDENCE — Grayson County Public Schools recently received a grant from United Way Southwest Virginia (UWSWVA) for $5000, to use in inclusive projects for students with special needs.
    The grant money will be used to purchase recreational equipment that can be enjoyed by students with and without special needs in Fairview Elementary School; where they will also soon have an inclusive play area to enjoy together.

  • New opportunities

    INDEPENDENCE — The Grayson Agriculture and Technical Education (GATE) Center’s grand opening last year paved new roads for local programs specializing in agriculture and natural resources; and Grayson County 4-H has already put the extra space they have to good use by reaching out to a demographic they were unable to before: home-schooled students.

  • Project would get runners on track

    By LARRY CHAMBERS
    Staff

    INDEPENDENCE – A big problem for track and cross country teams in Grayson County for many years is that there is no track.
    Grayson Schools Superintendent Kelly Wilmore is working to remedy the problem.
    He reported to the Grayson County School Board at its Aug. 12 meeting that he was still working with architects to come up with a suitable site plan somewhere in the county’s recreation park and surrounding area.

  • School board discusses partnership opportunity with Galax

    INDEPENDENCE — Division Superintendent Kelly Wilmore announced during the Grayson County School Board’s July 15 meeting, that the school system is currently in talks with the Galax Public Schools system to potentially share available classroom space for programs through the high school’s Career and Technical Education (CATE) Center.

  • GCHS Class of 2019

    Grayson County High School’s Class of 2019 graduated with an indoor ceremony in the high school auditorium last Saturday, June 8. Approximately 106 graduates received their high school diplomas; and a number of students were presented with various awards, certifications and seals.
    This year, the top two graduating students were Chloe Sage Cox and Cassadi Brooklyn Perry. WCC graduates were also honored; in addition to 32 Governor Scholar award winners. Honor Graduate certificates were awarded to the top 10 percent of the 2019 graduating class.

  • Culinary artists in the making

    INDEPENDENCE - The high school Culinary Arts Students at the Grayson County Career and Technology Education (CATE) Center have followed a recipe for success this 2018-2019 school year. 

  • Teacher of the Year announced

    INDEPENDENCE — At the May 13 Grayson County School Board meeting, school administrators recognized each of the seven individual schools Teacher of the Year winners, as well as the division winner who is now eligible to compete for the state title in 2020.
    The 2018-19 division winner is Mrs. Lisa Fleming. Fleming is a third grade teacher at Fairview Elementary. She began teaching in Grayson Co. in 2002 at Baywood School. She has 35 years of teaching experience.
    Fleming is now eligible to compete for the title of Virginia Teacher of the Year for 2020.

  • Good Citizenship

    INDEPENDENCE — Grayson County Public Schools recently held their annual Citizenship of the Year awards ceremony in the Grayson County High School auditorium.
    Principals from each school in the division awarded top students for their display of good citizenship throughout the 2018-19 school year.
    “To me, this is probably the most prestigious award we give out all year,” said Kelly Wilmore, Division Superintendent.

  • Legen-dairy

    FAIRVIEW — The Grayson County Farm Bureau recently paid a visit to Fairview Elementary School, where they held a day-long Dairy Day event for the students.

  • Gymnastics clinic hosted in Grayson

    During the weekend of March 22-23, the Flat Ridge Community Center and Grayson County Gymnastics hosted the Southwest Virginia Gymnastics Clinic and Coaches Training. The event included gymnasts and/or coaches from three different gyms: Positively Gymnastics in Lebanon; Peak Gymnastics Training Center, Bluefield, W.Va.; and Grayson County Gymnastics. Gymnasts and coaches received valuable training from top level gymnastics coach, Wes Jones.