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Friday, December 23, 2022

The Virginia Daily Education News is a daily update (Monday through Friday) of education news throughout Virginia. Links are created to various media outlets throughout the state. Click the underlined headlines to view the articles.


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The VSBA Daily News will be on hiatus until Monday, January 2, 2023. Happy Holidays Everyone!

Fairfax County internship program gives students chance at pharmacy career

It's not every day you see high school students filling your medications at the pharmacy.

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South River Elementary gives donations to RHSPCA

GROTTOES, Va. (WHSV) - On Wednesday students at South River Elementary School in Grottoes got a visit from the Rockingham-Harrisonburg SPCA before their winter break. Students had been bringing in donations for the RHSPCA for the last month. On Wednesday the school welcomed a volunteer from the shelter to collect all the donations and talk with students about the SPCA's work.

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Man arrested for stealing school bus

PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ) - A man was arrested Wednesday morning, accused of stealing a school bus. Matthew Heuple, 34 of Hurt, is charged with one count of grand larceny and one count of driving a motor vehicle after forfeiture of his license. He is in the Pittsylvania County jail.

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Schools will allow county to use facilities

INDEPENDENCE - The Grayson County School Board has approved an agreement between the school system and the Grayson County Board of Supervisors, offering use of facilities in exchange for financial assistance to complete the construction, renovation and rehabilitation of the Grayson County High School and related facilities.

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Keller is city school system's 2023 Teacher of the Year

WINCHESTER - Handley High School's Jeff Keller has been named the 2023 Teacher of the Year for Winchester Public Schools. Keller, who was leading an Advanced Placement U.S. History class on Wednesday morning when school system officials visited his classroom and surprised him with the award, has been teaching at Handley for 15 years.

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Class acts: Meet Chesapeake school division's teachers of the year

The Indian River High School auditorium was nearly at capacity when Chesapeake City Schools celebrated its annual Teacher of the Year awards ceremony Dec. 1. Themed "To Infinity and Beyond: Our TOY Story" the event focused on shining a light on all of the teachers of the year from each of the city's 48 schools

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Henrico's teacher of the year focuses on classroom kindness - The Henrico Citizen

In kindergarten teacher Cristina Lynn's backyard, a flock of 12 chickens - the grown-up chicks from an egg-hatching project her kindergarten class held last year - live in a coop. Lynn, who has taught kindergarten at Shady Grove Elementary School for her entire 18-year teaching career, said that the project was one of the most fun she has ever done [...]

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Massanutten Technical Center administrator spreading cheer as resident 'Elf on the shelf'

HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) - At Massanutten Technical Center (MTC), every day feels like a holiday, thanks to MTC's resident 'Elf on the Shelf' Mr. Tinker Claus, also known to students and staff as Assistant Director Chris Dalton.

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Travels with Sparty: Aylor Middle School mascot logs 110K miles with United Airlines

Nearly four months and 110,000 airline miles later, Sparty returned home to Robert E. Aylor Middle School in Frederick County on Tuesday morning. The stuffed spartan - a nod to the school's Spartans mascot - arrived riding in a homemade United Airlines plane attached to a skateboard.

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Security sensors approved for Osbourn High School in Manassas

High-tech security sensors are coming to Osbourn High School in Manassas. The city's School Board voted last week to award a four-year, $435,735.39 contract to New Jersey-based Alliance Technology Group for security sensors to be placed at the building's main entrance and one side entrance.

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Don't miss these upcoming VSBA Events

Orientation for New Board Members, Superintendents, Chairs and Vice-Chairs, January 31, 2023

There are few elected/appointed positions as important to the future of our communities as a school board member. As election season wraps up and new educational leaders prepare to take their seats on boards of education across the state, VSBA is here to help them optimize the effectiveness of their governance teams.

2023 VSBA Capital Conference, January 30-31, 2023

This year’s two-day Capital Conference will kick off with a budget and economic outlook for 2023 with the latest update on the Commonwealth’s financial picture. After the budget presentation there will be a conversation between Former Virginia House of Delegate Chris Saxman and Dr. Bob Holsworth with their perspectives on the landscape of Virginia politics in 2023 and beyond. Following this session, attendees will hear from VSBA’s own, J.T. Kessler and Stacy Haney on the happenings at the Capitol for the 2023 Virginia General Assembly.

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