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The National Parent Teacher Association has bestowed its coveted School of Excellence award on Moss-Nuckols Elementary School including Greg Strickland, chairman of Louisa County School Board and MNES PTA members Toni Seay, tresaurer; Kelly Garrett, president, Cara Bennett, secretary; and Tonya Jackson, vice president.

Moss-Nuckols, a school of excellence

Posted on September 4, 2014 at 9:00 am

Louisa County High School was recently ranked in the top 25 percent of high schools in the country. Now Moss-Nuckols Elementary School has joined some exclusive company of its own. The National Parent Teacher Association has bestowed its coveted School of Excellence award on MNES. The award recognizes not the local PTA, but the school and its community for fulfilling the ideals of strong home and school connections. MNES was

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    Posted on August 14, 2014 at 1:00 pm

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    Posted on July 31, 2014 at 10:07 am

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    Posted on July 31, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Louisa County Public Schools students will return to class on Wednesday, August 13.  Open houses, which give families a chance to connect with their child’s teachers, will be held at all schools in the days before. On Friday, August 8, Louisa County Middle School and Louisa County High School will conduct Open House from 3:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. On Monday, August 11, elementary schools will conduct their Open Houses

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  • Focused on their game

    Posted on July 25, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Eight-year-old Bryce Snyder enjoys playing Asteroid Invasion, a game that he created in one week during an Engineering for Kids camp at the Louisa Arts Center.

    Nine-year-old Lucas Hufner delivered a challenge to his 13 peers at the Louisa Arts Center on Friday. “None of you can beat my game!” he boasted, looking over his laptop screen. And as the challengers pass by one by one, Hufner is proven correct. His smile beams across the room. The reason for Hufner’s elated sense of pride lies in the fact that the game is indeed his own, the

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  • Recent Louisa graduate joins jarheads

    Posted on July 14, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Growing up, James Cusick would sit on the floor of his bedroom with his toy soldiers, visualizing what it would be like to be in combat. Every scene was spurred on by the memory of his father, Joseph, a paratrooper in the Korean War, or his uncle Charlie, who was in the Marines. The passion continued in the years ahead as well, with Cusick watching whatever military mini-series popped up

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  • Former Louisa High School principal moves to central office

    Posted on July 10, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Tom Smith, former principal of Louisa County High School, has been named director of secondary education for Louisa County Public Schools. He made the short move across the parking lot recently to set up his office in the LCPS Central Office Building. The position is relatively new, combining additional responsibilities to those of former Director of Accountability Services Thomas Schott, who moved on to become superintendent of Highland County Public

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