News Maker Samantha Barber on Reaching Out Now

Reaching Out Now has a program to prepare students for the upcoming school year on August 1.

We spoke with Reaching Out Now President and Founder Samantha Barber in our latest news maker.

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

Samantha tells us about what to expect at the program and who is invited to attend.

She also gives us incentives to be a part of this great opportunity to help prepare students for the upcoming school year.

Samantha also gives us great reasons to register for the event before July 25.

Click here to register for the event.

Click here for Samantha’s interview.

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Public School Text Book Review

Shenandoah and Frederick County schools are in the process of adopting new textbooks for middle and high school courses. Parents and Community members are invited to review the materials being considered for adoption March 30- April 12 for Shenandoah County, March 30 – April 12 for Frederick County.

Those wishing to to participate in Shenandoah County please contact your local school to schedule an appointment.

For additional information, contact Supervisor of secondary Instructional Services for Frederick County DJ Cavalier at

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Central Outfitters

The Town of Woodstock and Central High school have put together Central Outfitters, it is an in house store for all Central students and parents.

Students or parents can make an appointment to privately shop the goods and pick up any school items, clothing items, or personal hygiene items they may need.

A long term project idea of the Principal Lori Swortzel of Central High School. All of the items were donated by the Woodstock community and the store was organized by the Girl’s basketball team.

LFCC and UWNSV offer Grants for students

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Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) and the United Way of Northern Shenandoah Valley (UWNSV) are offering grants.

These grants are to help students offset critical personal needs.

The helping hand emergency scholarship fund is for students facing immediate or emergency needs to help prevent students from having to quit school.

For information on the grants visit

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WPS recognized for approach to digital media

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Winchester Public Schools (WPS) has been designated a Common Sense District.

Common Sense (CS) is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to helping kids and families thrive in the world of media and technology.

The WPS was recognized by CS for taking a community approach to preparing it’s students for digital media while limiting the perils that exist online.

WPS has been praised for teaching students to explore, create, connect and learn.

At the same time WPS is teaching students to avoid the perils of plagiarism, loss of privacy and cyberbullying.

The recognition acknowledges WPS’s commitment to creating a culture where the community is invested in helping kids thrive in the digital world.

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SU and Bank of Clarke Co. enter a partnership

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Shenandoah University and the Bank of Clarke County just entered a partnership that provides internships and learning opportunities.

Students have learning opportunities in marketing, finance, human resources and information technology.

The program includes a paid internship in which students will need to apply.

The deadline to apply is Fri. Apr. 30 by 4 p.m. at

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LFCC offers easily transferable cybersecurity classes

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Lord Fairfax Community College is offering a cybersecurity engineering associate degree program designed to be transferred to other universities.

This associate degree is designed to transfer into a bachelor’s degree with some students able to go for even more advance degrees.

Some students may even be able to co-enroll in cybersecurity engineering classes taught by George Mason University (GMU) at LFCC tuition rates.

Find out more by visiting

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FCPS issue a reminder for the return to class

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As Frederick County schools prepare to return to in person learning they are reminding parents/guardians to report all positive cases of COVID-19.

All positive cases of any student should be reported to the nurse of the school the student attends as soon as the case is confirmed.

Anyone exhibiting any signs of illness regardless of whether or not they have tested positive for COVID-19 is to stay at home.

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