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They knew something was up when there was cake at a special SOL meeting and the superintendent of schools was there. During a brief, surprise ceremony in the school library Tuesday afternoon, John Gandy Elementary School’s Christina Saunders, a reading specialist, was named Hanover County’s Teacher of the Year. “I’m a little overwhelmed. I’m very honored by this and I couldn’t have done it without such wonderful support from all
Patrick Henry, a Civil War soldier, and other historical characters chatted with fourth graders at the Hanover Tavern recently. The Hanover Tavern Foundation, in partnership with Richmond Discoveries, hosted an interactive field trip experience last month. Historical lessons spanned the colonial through Civil War eras. Students met Patrick Henry and his daughter, Patsy, at the historic courthouse where the real Henry rose to prominence. Then, by the old jail, a
Randolph-Macon College is getting a makeover that’s been 10 years in the making. The College has embarked on a series of projects as part of its “Building Extraordinary” campaign, which involves the restoration and construction of several buildings on campus. Randolph-Macon announced the campaign in 2010 and so far has already completed a number of its planned projects. These include the construction of the new football stadium at Day Field,
As spring begins to unfold in our region, the next school year may seem like it’s a long time away. But it’s not too soon to start thinking about your child’s first day of kindergarten this fall. In fact, the most important date for parents of rising kindergarteners – children who are 5 years old by September 30 — is right around the corner. Thursday, April 11 is the day
Hanover County Public Schools’ kindergarten registration for the 2013-2014 school year is scheduled in the county elementary schools Thursday, April 11 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Children who will be age 5 by Sept. 30, are eligible for enrollment. For more information about kindergarten registration and what to bring April 11, parents can call (804) 365-4500 or visit hanover.k12.va.us (click on “quick link,” then “attendance zones”).
Yashna Nainani knows her words. She’s been winning spelling bee contests since the third grade. The Chickahominy eighth grader won all three countywide spelling bees in her middle school career. She was the county runner-up in fifth grade, the county champion the year prior, and the school champ before that. This year, she’s made it her farthest yet, and she did so by correctly spelling “chresard,” a word that Spell
A Randolph-Macon College professor is among 12 educators in the state to receive a prestigious award, which recognizes her contributions as a faculty member. Dr. Eve Torrence, professor of mathematics at R-MC, recently received the 2013 SCHEV/Dominion Resources Outstanding Faculty Award, the Commonwealth’s highest honor for faculty at Virginia’s public and private colleges and universities. The OFA program, currently in its 27th year, is administered by the State Council of