Laurel Ridge prepares for annual 5K

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Laurel Ridge Community College is getting ready for their annual 5k run or walk to benefit student scholarships.

The 5k will begin at 9 am at the Student Union Building on Saturday, September, 16.

Registration is now open with a link available here 

Early registration ends September 1st but you can register up to 8:40 am on race day.

Awards will be given to the top three males and females in each of the 8 age groups ranging from 10 and under to 70 and over.

Due to the multi-surface course, no pets or strollers are allowed.

After the race, participants are invited back to the Student Union Building for refreshments.

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I’m Determined Mini Summit

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The I’m Determined Mini Summit will be held on Saturday, October 15th from 8:30 a.m. to noon at Robert E. Aylor Middle School. The youth and parent mini-summit is geared toward students receiving special education services. I’m determined  is a state- directed project funded by the Virginia Department of Education which focuses on providing direct instruction, models, and opportunities to practice skills associated with self- determined  behavior. Registration is required by October 1.Contact Sue Boyce, 540-662-3889 ext. 88129, with questions.

Registration form is available here :  Division News / I’m Determined Mini-Summit (frederickcountyschoolsva.net)

 

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LFCC offers drone programs for females

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An email from Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) to become Laurel Ridge Community College Public Relations Coordinator Sally Voth there is new programming to encourage women to become drone pilots.

The programs will launch with webinars, summer camps and a drone day starting Mon. Mar.21.

There are also 10 scholarships available for women to enroll in drone course at the school this fall.

Today only about 7 percent of certified drone pilots are women according to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

LFCC hopes to help boost those numbers by offering these new programs and classes.

To find out more click here.

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LFCC launches a drone operation course

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Lord Fairfax Community College to become Laurel Ridge Community College announced in an email from Public Relations Coordinator Sally Voth the launch of a drone program.

The course will include classes on Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approved commercial operations and exam preparation.

Additional course instruction will include maintenance, mission planning, hands on flying and more.

The course will train students to become professionals in a growing industry.

Registration opens March 28 with more information available at lfcc.edu/drones.

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WPD and FBI host a violence mitigation session

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A social post from Winchester Police Department (WPD) invite citizens to join Chief John Piper in a virtual training opportunity.

WPD along with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Richmond Office are partnering with faith based leaders and offering a virtual training session on mitigating violence Feb. 10.

This session will bring awareness, conversations and preparedness to mitigate violence that has devastated communities.

Registration for the event must be made by February 8 at this link.

More information on the event is available by contacting the WPD at (540) 662-4131.

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Registration for the City of Winchester Citizen’s Academy is now open

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Registration for the City of Winchester’s Citizen’s Academy is now open.

According to a Winchester social media post this is a chance for citizens to see the inner workings of local government.

Citizens will also meet staff and officials as well.

This is also a chance to tour various facilities not regularly seen by the general public.

The program for 2022 has a new format and starts Jan.19.

Where the program begins in Jan. space is limited.

Sign up is now open at winchesterva.gov/insight.

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