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L-R: Shelby Asbury, Celia Perry, Jonathan Clark and Damien Dobbins reading “My Virginia Plate” to first grade students at NES.

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Posted on March 27, 2015 at 10:08 am

“And do not climb on the big children today,” Sherry Tarleton said to her pre-kindergarten class at Northumberland Elementary School, “Just listen to them.” Last Wednesday morning nine high school students, all of them members of the PAES program, visited to the elementary school to read to some of the classes.  The PAES students have been reading to the younger kids monthly since last year, but this visit was special

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  • Young music lovers treated to special concert

    Posted on March 25, 2015 at 9:02 am

    Concert pianist Michael Chertock played for youth from Northumberland and Westmoreland Counties at Northumberland High School on Monday Morning.

    After delighting a Rappahannock Concert Association crowd that was so big the association ran out of playbills at Sunday’s afternoon concert, pianist Michael Chertock kept an auditorium full of children mesmerized at Northumberland High School Monday morning. Chertock was entertaining the pre-school through second grade youngsters from Northumberland and Westmoreland counties as part of the association’s student concert series. Chertock played works of some of the same composers he played

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  • One School, One Book

    Posted on March 19, 2015 at 9:08 am

    Joseph Scripture (center) with schoolmates and his approximately 9 foot tall BFG.

    The Northumberland Elementary School Library and the Northumberland Public Library are currently displaying a giant art project, literally.  As a new addition to the One School, One Book program, Northumberland Elementary students made giants out of paper, clay and other materials. “The whole point of it is to encourage parents to read with their children and start discussions about the books,” Library Media Specialist Meghan Bowis explained. Bowis said that

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  • Dads volunteering at Northumberland

    Posted on February 12, 2015 at 9:11 am

    A couple of weeks have passed since Northumberland Elementary School implemented the WATCH D.O.G.S. program.  Lynne Haynie, guidance counselor at NES says that there is now a regular presence from fathers and father figures. Tyrone Newton and Lawrence Green Sr. recently took the time to describe their experiences as WATCH D.O.G.S. volunteers. Newton, whose granddaughters Allysia, Alliya and Nyriel attend NES, started in Mrs. Mitchell’s head-start class. “The kids, they

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  • Michel joins the School Board

    Posted on February 11, 2015 at 8:42 am

    The Northumberland County School Board elected Jim Michel to fill its vacant District 1 seat at a special meeting Thursday night, but the election wasn’t a walk-over. Chairman Dick Saxer opened the meeting by explaining what was happening and saying how difficult the process was. As the four applicants, Mathew Brent, Susan Smith-Leland, Dana O’Bier and Michel listened, Saxer noted that they had “Stepped forward and offered their services.” He

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  • The public weighs in on Board applicants

    Posted on February 6, 2015 at 8:41 am

    All four applicants for the open District 1 seat on the Northumberland School Board had supporters speak for them at the Board’s public hearing Wednesday but, if it had been an election, Susan Smith-Leland would have won hands down. Mathew Brent, Jim Michel and Dana O’Bier each had two supporters recommend them to the Board. Smith-Leland was recommended by at least a dozen speakers. The appointment is not, however, an

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  • School Board applicants Q&A

    Posted on February 5, 2015 at 9:16 am

    The Northumberland County School Board questioning Susan Smith-Leland.

    Northumberland County’s school board started its search for someone to appoint to the Board’s District 1 vacancy Tuesday night when it interviewed the four applicants for the appointment. Jim Michel, Mathew Brent, Susan Smith-Leland and Dana O’Bier had applied for the appointment and were questioned individually by the Board. Chairman Dick Saxer explained to the candidates that they were all being asked exactly the same questions. The candidates’ answers differed

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