Tag Archive: education

Sep 03 2014

Scott Students Make New Gains on Mathematics SOLs

Student achievement improved during 2013-2014 on challenging mathematics Standards of Learning (SOL) tests first introduced three years ago, the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) reported last week. Scott County student followed the statewide trend in mathematics tests by posting a 4 point passing rate division-wide. Seventy-nine percent passed the updated mathematics tests in the county. …

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May 02 2014

Scott County Spelling Bee

Here are scenes from the Scott County Spelling Bee held on April 24, 2014 at the Scott County Career & Technical Center:

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Apr 10 2014

School Board Sets Graduation Dates

Last week’s spring break enjoyed by county student and teachers alike was the result of a unique plan that allows Scott County to make up missed days in quicker fashion. Scott County Division Superintendent John Ferguson explained that he gave some options to the board to consider at their last meeting that would allow the …

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Feb 19 2014

MECC to Host 2014 Governor’s School

Rising high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors are invited to participate in the 2014 Mountain Empire Community College Governor’s School to be held June 9 through June 27 on the college campus. The three-week program features a variety of hands-on activities in one of several subject areas selected by the student. Students spend time in …

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Jul 11 2013

Teacher Requests Return to Seven-Period Day

A Gate City High School history teacher asked members of the school board to reconsider a return to its former seven-period day. At the July 2 meeting of the Scott County School Board held at the Scott County Career and Technical Center, Pat Davis suggested that the quality of learning and teaching would be enhanced …

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Apr 18 2013

Debating the Math on Education Funding

During the General Assembly’s 2013 session, state legislators debated how much to spend on public education. But has education funding been going up or down? It depends on whom you ask. Democratic politicians and the Virginia Education Association say funding for the commonwealth’s public schools is at its lowest level since 2008. Gov. Bob McDonnell …

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Jan 31 2013

Electrician Training Offered in Scott County through MECC’s On Ramp Program

From staff reports A new cooperative initiative between the county’s career and technical center and Mountain Empire Community College allows adult learners to get specialized electrical training closer to home. Individuals who are unemployed or underemployed can participate in an upcoming electrician training program in Scott County through MECC’s On Ramp Program. On Ramp provides …

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Jan 23 2013

WC, Yuma Schools Earn Title I Distinction

Two county schools have been recognized by the Virginia Board of Education for helping economically disadvantaged students on standardized tests. Weber City Elementary and Yuma Elementary achieved the honor as a Title I Distinguished school. Title I Distinguished schools are recognized for meeting all state and federal accountability requirements for and achieving average reading and …

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