Local school districts make changes for new year

As many of our local students begin their return to school, this year a few districts have made some major changes.

Winchester Public School students began classes today which also marked the beginning of the expanded walk zones for some of their schools.

Motorists should be aware of these changes and travel cautiously near campuses.

Frederick County Public Schools will start the year differently with the addition of a transition day for students entering preschool, kindergarten, sixth grade, and ninth grade.

Those groups will begin on Monday, while the rest of the students will start on Tuesday.

The transition day also allows bus drivers to become better acclimated to their new routes before the first day.

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Nearly 500 bookbags donated by the community

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Local State Farm agents and community organizations are coming together to prepare kids to head back to school with a bookbag and school supply drive.

The total number of bookbags collected reached almost 500 with 270 coming from the Rotary Club of Warren County.

Another 200 backpacks were donated by the Kiwanis Club of Front Royal.

The Salvation Army, MDUB Chauffeur Services and other volunteers also helped to get these bookbags and supplies ready for local children who are getting ready for the school year.

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SCSO collects for back to school again

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Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office is stuffing the bus again this year.

They will be collecting school supplies like writing utensils, notebooks, bookbags and the like.

Officials will be stationed at Woodstock’s Walmart Friday Jul. 9 through Sunday Jul. 11.

Collections will take place from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each of those days.

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WPS are prepared for return to in-person learning

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Winchester Public Schools prepare for expanded in person learning.

On Friday Daniel Morgan Middle School received a visit from 10th District Representative Jennifer Wexton.

The representative toured the school to see and hear how the school is prepared for a safe return to in-person learning.

Wexton saw and declared that the school is well prepared to welcome students back to school today Mon. Apr. 12.

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