SCPS announces grant recipients

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Shenandoah County Public Schools announced the recipients of grants for 2024 from the Moore Educational Trust.

In total, nine grants were awarded for nearly $180,000.

Mountain View High School and Massanutten Regional Governor’s School were awarded $65,300 to implement a functional, accessible, and sustainable living watershed laboratory and outdoor learning space at the high school.

This will provide hands-on learning experiences for all grades and field trip opportunities for elementary and middle schools.

$35,000 of funding will support the Shenandoah Education Foundation’s continuation of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library which currently provides over 1,300 children with books per month.

Signal Knob Middle School received $27,625 to construct an outdoor classroom built by Signal Knob FFA and Triplett Tech students.

Some of the other projects included virtual reality learning experiences, support for photography classes, and expanded music instruction.

A full list of awarded grants is available here.

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SCPS takes top honors at the Virginia FFA Convention

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Shenandoah County Public Schools students recently competed and excelled at the 97th annual Virginia FFA State Convention held at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg.

Shenandoah County brought home the top chapter in the state for both high school and middle school categories with Central and Signal Knob earning the honors.

Central competed against 188 chapters around the state for the competition which looks at all activities conducted by the chapter throughout the year.

The contest was divided into three areas including Growing Leaders, Building Communities, and Strengthening Agriculture.

Central won first place in the northern area for Growing Leaders.

Strasburg High School also was named a Superior Chapter with a gold rating and ranked in the top 10% of chapters in the state.

Individual State Winners will represent the Commonwealth at the National FFA Convention held November 1-4th in Indianapolis.

Some of those first place winners include Central’s Tavion Dodson in Poultry Evaluation and Strasburg’s Marketing Plan team of Kerrigan Bauserman, Hannah Fisher, and Tinleigh Rusher.

Bauserman also won first place in Agricultural Sales Proficiency.

To view SCPS press release on the results, click here.

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SCPS announces changes in administration

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Shenandoah County Public Schools announced some changes to administration at schools within the district following a recent School Board meeting.

Principal Ryan Lingle is transferring from Peter Muhlenberg Middle School to Sandy Hook Elementary.

Tara Mason is moving from her assistant principal role at Sandy Hook to become the principal at W.W. Robinson Elementary.

Brady Kibler is transferring from his Physical Education role at North Fork Middle to Assistant Principal at Signal Knob Middle.

Derek Hartwig is also moving from his position as a Math teacher at Central High School to the assistant principal role at W.W Robinson.

These transfers are all effective beginning July 1st,2023.

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SCSB appoints three administrators

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The Shenandoah County Public School Board announced the appointment of two principals and an assistant principal during a recent meeting.

Jennifer Burner was named the principal of Honey Run Elementary School and Scott Schlentner as principal of Signal Knob Middle School.

Christine Simmons was also approved as the new assistant principal of Peter Muhlenberg Middle School.

The group combines for 61 years of experience working in education in a variety of teaching and administrative roles.

All three appointments will begin on July 1st.

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