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Education

  • 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.

  • Grayson schools to hold open houses

    All Grayson County Schools will hold an Open House on Thursday, Aug. 12, 2-6 p.m.
    This is an opportunity for parents and students to receive information about the school year, meet teachers, and receive schedules.
    The opening day for students is Monday, Aug. 16.
    For more information, call Central Office at (276) 773-2832 or (276) 236-9971.

  • School Menus

    Week of Aug. 5-11

    Alleghany County Schools

    Chef salads or salad bars offered at all schools

    Thursday: LUNCH – Hot dog on bun or pork BBQ on bun, chili, chopped onions, carrot cole slaw, potato wedges, baked beans, blueberry cobbler, milk.
    Friday: LUNCH – Spaghetti, chicken rings, tossed salad, corn, roll, watermelon, milk.
    Monday: LUNCH – Pizza or manicotti, tossed salad, mixed fruit, blueberries w/topping, roll, million dollar cookie, milk.

  • Grayson schools to open Aug. 16

    Grayson County Public Schools will open one week later than anticipated as completion of the turning lanes for the new Grayson Highlands School looms.
    Division Superintendent Dr. Elizabeth Thomas requested the delay at a special called meeting July 26.
    “The school board approved revisions of our 2010-11 school calendar,” Thomas told the newspapers, meaning that the opening of school all opening activities will be moved ahead seven days.

  • Virginia's Back-to-School sales tax holiday begins Aug. 6

    RICHMOND – Gov. Bob McDonnell on Tuesday announced the state’s fifth annual tax-free back-to-school shopping period, which will take place Friday, Aug. 6 through Sunday, Aug. 8.
    The state’s three-day sales tax holiday is intended to relieve the financial burden on families preparing for their children to return to school.

  • Grayson schools' opening may be delayed

    Grayson County Public Schools may start a week later than originally planned because of a turning lane project at the school and unseasonably hot temperatures.
    The Grayson County School Board was expected to meet Monday and take action on the proposal.
    Dr. Elizabeth Thomas said that administrators would request during the meeting that the school board approve a delay.

  • Ribbon cutting to be held at Grayson Highlands School

    Grayson County Public Schools is inviting the public to join the Grayson County School Board, Grayson County Board of Supervisors and honored guests to a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Grayson Highlands School beginning 3 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 3.
    Grayson’s newest school, located in western Grayson, is situated off Route 16 in the Grant community.

  • School board names Greear as personnel director

    Judy Greear has been hired as the Director of Personnel and Operations for the Grayson County School System.
    Greear was appointed by the Grayson County School Board at it’s meeting July 12.
    She replaces Chad Newman who resigned last month to accept the job as principal of Sheffey Elementary School in Wythe County.
    Greear has been principal of the Independence Middle School for the past two years.
    An advertisement appeared in last week’s edition of Declaration seeking applications for the job. The deadline to apply is July 21.

  • School should open by August

    If all goes as planned — though nothing has so far — the new Grayson Highlands School will open Aug. 9 for the beginning of the 2010-11 school year.
    Board members received the update on the school from Maintenance Supervisor Roy Anders during its regular meeting July 12.
    Anders said construction of the turning lanes to the school — which were holding up the project — started last week, and the contractors have a projected finishing date of four weeks.