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Education

  • School Menus (Sept. 23-29)

    Week of Sept. 23-29

    Grayson County Schools
    Breakfast (cereal and toast offered daily)

    Thursday: BREAKFAST – Chicken biscuit, fruit or juice, milk. LUNCH – Chicken fryz or steak and gravy, mashed potatoes, peas, rolls, sherbet, milk.
    Friday: BREAKFAST – Yogurt and toast, fruit or juice, milk. LUNCH – Grilled cheese or ham sandwich, tomato soup, carroteenies, cookie, fresh fruit, milk.
    Monday: NO SCHOOL – TEACHER WORKDAY

  • Dollar General presents grant to GCHS

    Dollar General of Independence Manager Misty Ring presented a $5,000 Literacy Foundation Back-to-School grant to Grayson County High School in Independence on Sept. 24.
    The grant will fund programs, equipment, materials or software for the school’s library or literacy program.
    Connie Morris, librarian at GCHS, and Brett Morris, special education teacher at Providence Elementary School, wrote and submitted the successful grant proposal to Dollar General.

  • Fries principal delivers on promise

    Last November, Fries Middle School Principal Elizabeth Brown stood before the Grayson County school board as the leader of the only school in its division that was not fully accredited.
    “We’re going to make it this year,” Brown said during the meeting nearly a year ago. “I just know it.”
    During a school board meeting Sept. 13, the news came that not only has the middle school made adequate yearly progress — known as AYP — but that preliminary numbers show the school will be fully accredited as well.

  • Board may reinstate lost school days

    Employees of Grayson County School System may be reinstated their five lost days of pay after the county was notified it would receive more than a half million dollars in federal funding.
    School Division Superintendent Dr. Elizabeth Thomas told the board Sept. 13 that the school system will receive $546,000 from the federal government.
    During the budget workshops earlier this year, the school board voted to reduce all personnel’s contracts by five days – reducing everyone’s pay.

  • CATE hosts weekly 'shop night'

    The Grayson County Career and Technical Education Center hosts shop night in the Agricultural Education department shop.
    Shop night will be held every Thursday until May 19 unless Grayson County Schools are closed.  

  • School Menus

    Week of Sept. 16-22

    Grayson County Schools
    Breakfast (cereal and toast offered daily)

    Thursday: BREAKFAST – Pancakes w/syrup, fruit or juice, milk. LUNCH – Spaghetti or PBJ sandwich, tossed salad, corn, roll, pears, milk.
    Friday: BREAKFAST – Sausage biscuit, fruit or juice, milk. LUNCH – Turkey and cheese or BBQ rib sandwich, baked beans, lettuce/tomato, vegetable blend, fruit, milk.

  • Comers Rock School reunion set

    A Comers Rock Elementary School reunion will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 26 at the Comers Rock Community Clubhouse, the original school building which opened in 1927.
    Teachers and students who attended the school are invited to the reception. Attendees are encouraged to bring memorabilia to share with the group.
    The Community Club will furnish refreshments.

  • Dollar General awards grant to GCHS

    The Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded Grayson County High School in Independence with a $5,000 Back-to-School grant. The grant will fund programs, equipment, materials or software for the school’s library or literacy program.

  • AYP results mixed in Grayson

    More than half of Grayson County’s public schools met Adequate Yearly Progress targets for the 2009-10 school year, according to data released Aug. 12 by the Virginia Department of Education.
    Statewide, six of every 10 schools met or exceeded the benchmarks.

  • School opens without ball field, playground

    Grayson Highlands School may have opened Monday, but it opened without a playground or ball field and that worries at least one parent and some school board members.
    Grayson County School Board Vice Chairman Shannon Holdaway said during a meeting Aug. 9 that the school system needs to grade and level land at the school for a ball field.
    Maintenance SupervisorsRoy Anders said that he’s in the process of getting quotes for the cost of the project.