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YMCA campers during a visit to the Northumberland Public Library.

Northumberland Public Library helps YMCA campers

Posted on September 17, 2014 at 2:03 pm

Northumberland Family YMCA campers visited the Northumberland Public Library once a week all summer and they racked up some impressive reading statistics while doing so. The kids were read a story or a chapter a week from a chapter book, reported Coordinator of Children’s Programs Jan Bates. Then each child checked out a book to read and trade off with others during the week. Fifteen minutes of daily reading time

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  • Northumberland schools get federal boost

    Posted on September 10, 2014 at 10:51 am

    At Northumberland County’s school board meeting in Lottsburg, Sophronia, Smith who handles federal programs for the schools, noted that Northumberland is in line to get $18,000 more from federal sources this year than it did last year. This year the federal government will send the county $514,530. School Resource Officer, Deputy Sheriff Allen Garland, provided the Board with copies of the schools’ “crisis plans.” There are two documents, one 66 pages

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  • Northumberland County Public Schools top state, Northern Neck averages for SOL pass rates in reading, writing and science; math falls under 70 percent

    Posted on September 3, 2014 at 11:38 am

    They were the only ones in the region to do it. Northumberland County Public Schools stood apart from neighboring divisions with no decreases in SOL scores. With the release of the 2013-2014 pass rates last Wednesday for schools in Virginia, the state average for the total number of students who passed the SOL rose in mathematics while decreasing slightly in other subject areas. Compared to the 2012-2013 school year, the

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  • Joint Convocation for Lancaster and Northumberland county school systems

    Posted on September 3, 2014 at 11:32 am

    Anne Holton, Virginia Secretary of Education

    Northumberland hosted Lancaster  to a continental breakfast last Thursday before the dual Convocation, held  in the Northumberland High School Auditorium where Virginia Secretary of Education, Ann Holton, was the featured Speaker. The Convocation began with the Presentation of Colors by the Northumberland JROTC, followed by thePledge of Allegiance. “The National Anthem” was sung by Anajah Carter and  Annie Saunders, followed by Mrs. Martha Hicks singing “ God Bless America.” As

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  • Northumberland County Public Schools’ 2014 Back-to-School Rally

    Posted on August 27, 2014 at 5:22 pm

    Superintendent Rebecca Gates, Dr. Travis Burns, NHS Principal and Carol Badenoch, Finance Director, help with the raffle tickets for prizes given by  many local businesses.

    It was the first  time in Northumberland County that there has been a Back to School Rally, especially in the vein of the one that the school  system held this past Saturday. The rally was made possible by the business community as well as the support of the teaching, administrative, cafeteria and custodial support. Although the rally was held in the High School building, all Grades participated in the the

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  • Peggy Myrick joins Northumberland High School as Assistant Principal

    Posted on August 6, 2014 at 1:39 pm

    Peggy Myrick

    Peggy Myrick, the new Assistant Principal at Northumberland High School (HS) is energetic, vivacious and very excited about being in the Northern Neck and working for and with NHS students. She was originally from Halifax, South Carolina, but her family moved to Chesterfield  County, Virginia when she was eight years old and they still live there, she said. She also has a brother and sister-in-law in Chesterfield County, where she

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  • Meet Mike Ransome, Northumberland Middle School’s new principal

    Posted on July 23, 2014 at 12:57 pm

    Mike Ransome is the new Northumberland Middle School Principal.

    Mike Ransome, the new Principal of Northumberland Middle School was born and grew up in Middlesex County, but Ransome seemed destined to be an educator, even at an early age. When he was just a little boy, he used his younger sister as his first pupil. He liked giving  her quizzes and tests. “I  used to get so much joy in marking her papers right, or wrong,  with a red

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