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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.

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

Posted on August 27, 2014 at 5:22 pm

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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  • Northumberland County School Board faced with decision of trimming $637K from 2014-2015 school budget

    Posted on July 2, 2014 at 11:33 am

    The Northumberland County Board of Supervisors did not meet the full school budget request by roughly $1.1 million. In Thursday’s meeting, the board of supervisors allotted the schools $1,175, 396 less than the schools had asked for in their budget request. The school board had asked for $17,383,259 and the Supervisors gave it $16,207,863. The amount provided by the Supervisors, however, included $224,432 more than the county committed to the

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  • A musical ending to elementary adventures

    Posted on June 5, 2014 at 11:15 am

    Fifth graders perform selections with their recorders as students do the Limbo.

    At first thought, a ceremony for fifth grade students who have passed into the sixth grade may seem silly. In Northumberland County, at least, it makes sense. The students have completed their studies at the elementary school and will be moving on to a completely new campus next fall. On Thursday, the 102 students moving up were recognized in a program at the middle/high school auditorium. Music teacher Stephanie Phillips

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  • Scholarship awards abound for graduating seniors

    Posted on June 4, 2014 at 12:30 pm

    At Northumberland High School’s recent Senior Chapel, graduating seniors collected $87,595 in college scholarships from dozens of organizations. Dierra Green landed the biggest single award: $10,000 from the The Hickory Ground Foundation’’s Josiah Christian Leadership Scholarship. Laura Mangano wasn’t far behind with a $9,000 grant from the University of Mary Washington’s Rappahannock Scholars Foundation. Mathew Harris and Brandon Walker both landed $5,000 grants in Casey Neale Rogers Memorial scholarships. Grace

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  • Students provide a suite life for insects

    Posted on May 28, 2014 at 2:13 pm

    Fifth grade students from Northumberland Elementary School assemble their hotel for insects with organic materials.

    Northumberland Elementary School’s fifth grade science students had barely started filling their “insect hotel” with bug-friendly debris Thursday when they got a to see how much insects like twigs, dried grass and the materials as habitat. As the first of four groups of Becky Crowther’s students began picking up the material from piles they had gathered earlier and with which they meant to stuff the plied up pallets of the “hotel”,

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