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Preparing to block

Posted on January 22, 2015 at 9:18 am

Last week the Northumberland County School Board voted to change the high school’s scheduling to a block format.  The new system will have four 90 minute classes per semester. The block system will come into effect in fall, 2015.  That leaves the school with the remainder of this year and the summer to prepare the teachers and students. “Thankfully we have a lot of expertise,” said Dr. Travis Burns, Principal

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    Posted on January 20, 2015 at 10:29 am

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    Posted on January 20, 2015 at 10:26 am


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    Posted on December 10, 2014 at 9:14 am

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    Posted on October 15, 2014 at 9:48 am

    It’s common wisdom that book learning is a great start, but nothing can compare to real life experience. Northumberland students Kellee Ramsey, Lexy Newsome, and Allison Burgess are planning to go get that valuable experience by taking a trip to Spain. The three girls, all juniors, will start their journey in Madrid then move on to Seville, Granada and Costa del Sol.  When they leave Spain they will stop in

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    Posted on October 2, 2014 at 10:02 am

    Northumberland County Schools are teaming up with the sheriff’s office to present an informational forum on drug awareness and prevention Thursday, November 6. “Our target audience is parents, grandparents, and family members,” said Dr. Travis Burns, Principal of Northumberland High School. He added that the school has education programs in place that focus on the students, so this forum is geared towards the adults in the area so they can

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