Strasburg hosts Veteran’s Day parade

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The Town of Strasburg and American Legion Post 77 are hosting a Veterans Day Parade today starting at 1 pm.

The parade will begin at the Legion and follow N. Holliday and east King Street before ending at the Strasburg Square.

At the Square, a short program will highlight the individual branches with assistance from the Strasburg High School band and Sherando High School’s National Honor Society.

Veterans and Classic Car owners participating in the parade will meet at the Legion at 12:30 pm.

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Safe Halloween option from Sherando’s band

Sherando High School’s Band Boosters and Students are putting on their 15th Annual Safe Halloween Sunday October 30th from noon to 4 pm.

This family friendly event invites you to the haunted hallways of Sherando High School for one of the band’s largest fundraisers.

Last year the safe Halloween celebration welcomed nearly 800 children and their parents which supported the band that just earned their sixth consecutive unanimous Superior rating.

Tickets cost $5 and include access to the Haunted Hallway, a cake walk, moon bounce, Halloween games, and of course, candy.

The event takes place indoors so there is no need to worry about the weather.

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News Maker Rusty Holland on the Walk out of the Darkness

This Sat. Oct. 8 the Walk out of Darkness suicide prevention event will take place in Stephens City.

We spoke to the Director of  Concern Hotline Rusty Holland about that event in our latest news maker.

News makers are brought to you by Warren County Together We are Community.

Rusty tells us about the walk which starts at Sherando High School.

He also tells us about the three fundraisers that have occurred the last month to benefit Concern Hotline including two fairly new annual events.

Rusty also tells us who is behind the walk taking place Sat. Oct. 8 and a lot more.

Register for the Walk out of the Darkness event here.

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Suicide prevention walk coming to Stephens City

Suicide prevention starts with everyday heroes like you.

Join us this year in Stephens City, on Saturday, October 8, 10:00 a.m. at Sherando High School and Park as we walk to fight suicide and raise awareness about mental health.

Be a part of the movement turning hope into action, and create a culture that’s smart about mental health.

Funds raised at the walks will benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

Register for the walk at afsp.org/stephenscity.

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Monkeypox case confirmed at Sherando High School

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Sherando High School sent a letter to families and staff informing them that a person at the school has monkeypox.

The Frederick County Health Department which is in the Lord Fairfax Health District confirmed the Frederick County Public Schools of the case.

Although the person was in school while infectious the health department is not aware of any high risk interaction the individual had with students or staff.

As recommended by the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) the person will stay home and isolate until it is safe to be around others.

In addition the school division is adhering to other recommendations from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to prevent the transmission of monkeypox.

Officials are working closely with the individual to find out if and who they may have had close contact with and if action is required.

Those who have developed any symptoms should remain isolated from both people and pets cover any liaisons and contact their health care provider.

Symptoms include rashes resembling pimples and blisters and may include fever, headache, backache, chills and cold like symptoms.

The school system will provide updates as needed on any and all health concerns.

Questions can be directed to the Frederick County Health Department at 540-722-3470.

The Virginia Department of Health provides additional information on monkeypox here.

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The Shenandoah Valley mourns the loss of a football legend

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The Shenandoah Valley is morning the loss of Legendary football coach Walter Barr.

In a social media post from Shenandoah University (SU) the school calls Barr the father of intercollegiate football at SU.

Barr was a native of Clarke County and the first football coach at SU.

The legendary coach made a football impact at Clarke, Frederick, Loudon Counties as well as the City of Winchester.

The coach not only had success with SU championships but successes with James Wood and Sherando as well as his own success as a player with Clarke County.

Barr passed away Friday at the age of 85 and will be inducted into the SU hall of fame in 2022.

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14th Annual Safe Halloween Event

The 14th annual Safe Halloween Event is being held at Sherando High School.

Sunday October 31st from 12-4 rain or shine.

There will be a cake walk , food, moon bounce, haunted house, and of course candy.

This event is 5.00 per person and under 1 year attendees are free.

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Sherando High School Teacher wins Franklin D. Kizer award

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Sherando High School Science teacher Susan Saylor was recognized last week with the Franklin D. Kizer

Distinguished High School Chemistry teacher award . This award has been presented every year since 1948,

Named for Franklin Kizer an outstanding science educator and dedicated member of the Virginia Section of

the American Chemical Society. Congratulations Ms. Saylor and Thank you for everything you do.

FCPS offers free summer meals

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Frederick County Public Schools (FCPS) offers a free meals program through the summer.

The program is for school aged children but they do not have to be enrolled in FCPS to receive the meals.

Starting Jun. 16 through Aug. 18 students can get a free meal box between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. every Wed..

Each box contains seven shelf stable breakfasts, seven shelf stable lunches and a gallon of milk.

Meal boxes are available at Apple Pie Ridge Elementary, Redbud Run Elementary Schools as well as Shernado High Schools.

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FCPS announce graduation ceremonies

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Frederick County Public Schools announced their high schools will host in person graduation ceremonies.

Millbrook High School’s graduation ceremony will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday,  June 16 at Millbrook Pioneer Stadium.

Sherando High School’s commencement will be held on Thursday, June 17 at Arrowhead  Stadium beginning at 7:00 p.m.

James Wood  High School’s graduation ceremony will be held on Friday, June 18 at 7:00 p.m. at Kelican  Stadium.

The rain dates for each school will be the following day.  

Each ceremony will be held outdoors in order to allow for the greatest number of spectators in accordance with state guidelines.

Each graduating senior will receive 6 admission tickets that can be distributed to family and friends.

Only those with tickets will be allowed in however the ceremonies will be live streamed on the respective school’s Facebook page.

COVID-19 regulations are expected to be adhered to.

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