Tag: High School

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By Stefanie Jackson – Local organization Eastern Shore Healthy Communities, in cooperation with the Roseland Theatre in Onancock, presented the documentary “Paper Tigers” May 23, the story of how one high school turned itself around, reducing the number of suspensions given to students and supporting their academic success. “Stressed brains...
By Stefanie Jackson – At Arcadia High School, two alleged threats of violence made recently by students prompted local members of the activist group, Virginia Organizing, to speak at the March 19 Accomack school board meeting to raise awareness of a bill passed by state legislators that may help...
Story by Stefanie Jackson and Photos by Della Jordan – Arcadia High School students recreated a “wax museum” by posing as figures of black history at the school Feb. 5. in honor of Black History Month. The students treated the Accomack school board to a performance before their meeting and public hearing...
By Stefanie Jackson –  Northampton supervisors approved a budget appropriation of $65,000 Monday night for a complete investigation and analysis of Northampton High School’s structural and operational issues. The contract was awarded to Waller, Todd and Sadler Architects, of Virginia Beach. The firm will provide a second opinion of the high school’s...
By Stefanie JacksonOn Tuesday night, the Accomack school board learned about the latest requirements under the state Standards of Accreditation (SOA) and the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and the heavy impact those requirements will have on local public schools.Director of Accountability and Curriculum Sandy...
By Stefanie JacksonA Northampton budget appropriation request for $33,426 to start immediately needed repairs on the high school’s auditorium walls prompted objection from one supervisor Dec. 11.Northampton schools will combine the funds with $65,116 left over from cafeteria wall repairs made about three years ago, for a...
By Stefanie Jackson At Chincoteague High School, two rooms inspected earlier this month were found to have elevated levels of mold and required professional cleaning. Room D6 contained a 3,147 count of penicillium/aspergillus per cubic meter and Room D9 had an 11,147 count of...
By Stefanie Jackson-  A presentation on Accomack schools’ success implementing Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) in its elementary and middle schools escalated into a debate over whether the school division should continue with plans to implement the program at the high school level. Coordinator of Student Services Chester Hall...