Tag: Accomack schools

By Stefanie Jackson – Accomack County Public Schools celebrated 26 retirees and their years of service at an event May 27 at Sawmill Park in Accomac. Eight teachers and school staff members attended and received commemorative plaques in person. Marlene Harmon, an Arcadia High School teacher who is retiring from...
By Stefanie Jackson – Accomack school board Chairman Paul Bull broke protocol Tuesday night to sign a memorandum of understanding (MOU) between Accomack County Public Schools and the Chincoteague Police Department (CPD) before a vote could be taken to approve the MOU, allowing the department to meet an application...
By Stefanie Jackson – The Accomack school board voted 6-3 Tuesday night in favor of reopening schools to students two days a week starting Monday, Jan. 25, following a two-week period in which all students were required to learn remotely due to an increase of COVID-19 cases in the...
By Stefanie Jackson – Nandua Middle School art teacher Sarah Clark is the first person from Accomack to be recognized as a Virginia Art Education Association teacher of the year. “It puts Accomack County on the map for art education,” Clark said of the award. She is now eligible to...
By Stefanie Jackson – A Nandua Middle School student spoke to the Accomack school board last week to raise awareness of mental health issues in teens and what the school board can do to help. Ciara Onley described a typical school day for a teenager. “You walk into school. To...
By Connie Morrison — Arcadia Middle School building is closed to staff and students from Oct. 27 through Nov. 9 "for proper sanitization procedures," according to message posted to the school's Facebook pagee. "All students should check their email accounts today for further information and letters will be sent home...
By Stefanie Jackson – Accomack schools Director of Special Education Jennifer Annis recently announced “excellent news” that the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) determined dozens of  noncompliance errors it found last year on student IEPs (Individualized Education Plans) have been corrected. “But the most important part of that is my...
By Stefanie Jackson – Two Pungoteague Elementary School teachers made history at their school when they started a successful club for one of their favorite subjects. Principal Brian Patterson remembered his reaction when new teacher Alisha Gagliardi approached him last year about starting a history club with fellow teacher Bonnie...
By Stefanie Jackson – A parent of a former Chincoteague student informed the Accomack school board Tuesday night about the unfairness of the manner in which its policies are enforced regarding out-of-zone students. “I do believe that schools should not be permitted to pick and choose which out-of-zone students...
By Stefanie Jackson – Accomack school board member Audrey Furness announced Tuesday night that she will not run for re-appointment, and her term will expire June 30. She had four words of advice for the school board: “Hard work pays off.” It’s a message she has also used to inspire many...