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Lee-Davis hosts 40th arts, sciences festival

Posted on April 17, 2014 at 10:17 am

Hanover County Public Schools will present the 40th annual Festival of the Arts and Sciences Saturday, April 26 at Lee-Davis High School. The community is invited to see performances and curriculum exhibits including music, theater, fine arts, and physical education as well as individual school exhibits including language arts, math, science, social studies, and career and technical education. The opening ceremony will be held in the auditorium at 10 a.m.

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  • Schools weighing digitized dialogue

    Posted on April 11, 2014 at 11:21 am


    After hearing the need for two-way dialogue between the public and school board, representatives are tossing around new and “old” ideas to receive citizen input. Mechanicsville District School Board member Glenn T. Millican Jr. urged at a work session last month that the board use more interactive ways to engage with citizens. “The easier we can make [communication with citizens], the better our system will be,” Millican said in a

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  • Deadline set for $1K scholarship

    Posted on March 19, 2014 at 2:36 pm

    The Hanover Association of Businesses and Chamber of Commerce, in cooperation with Camptown Charities, will award a $1,000, one-year scholarship to an eligible graduating senior at each of Hanover’s four high schools. Scholarships are open to graduating Hanover County high school seniors who intend to continue their education in an accredited two- or four-year college, university, junior college or a vocational training school. This scholarship is available only to students

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  • Hanover Preschool Initiative now accepting applications

    Posted on March 10, 2014 at 1:12 pm

    The Hanover County Public Schools Hanover Preschool Initiative (HPI) is accepting applications for the 2014-2015 school year. HPI is a free, full-day preschool program with an experienced teaching staff that enables students to engage in an exciting curriculum and a stimulating learning environment. School bus transportation is available in most areas. The program provides meals and supplies with guidelines. HPI is available to children who will be three or four

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  • Citizens seek school board ‘Town Halls’

    Posted on February 20, 2014 at 10:59 am

    Hank Lowry

    Parents and other education stakeholders could get more opportunities to voice concerns to the Hanover County School Board under a proposed “Town Hall” style meeting. A couple of concerned residents have suggested the board hold these type of meetings to better facilitate open communication and discussion between meeting attendees and school board members. Ragan Phillips, a regular at school board meetings, said he feels that when parents or citizens raise

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  • Hanover School Board backs $170.7M budget

    Posted on February 12, 2014 at 3:48 pm

    Dr. Jamelle Wilson, superintendent

    Hanover County’s school budget for next year just jumped through its first hoop — receiving the school board’s approval. Tuesday night, the board unanimously approved the proposed spending plan for next year, which will restore 18 new instructor positions and raise all employee salaries by 2 percent while providing funds for instructional support for programs like tutoring or “Standards of Learning” remediation. Teacher positions will be added for K-12 and

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  • Education spending plan nears approval

    Posted on February 6, 2014 at 1:33 pm


    By next week the superintendent and her staff hope the Hanover School Board will approve the proposed budget, which adds instructor positions, teaching resources and a 2 percent employee salary increase. Overall, the board appears pleased with the spending plan Superintendent Dr. Jamelle Wilson presented Jan. 23; however, some did have a few minor concerns with her budget. Some board members are concerned with whether funding for “Standards of Learning”

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