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Longer hours ahead for Louisa County students

Posted on March 13, 2015 at 12:01 am

Louisa students have enjoyed nine fewer school days in the past few weeks and five two-hour delays as wintery weather has made its mark on the county. But there is a price to pay for all of that sleeping in and extra fun in the snow. Those hours will have to be made up—but in small increments. School officials sent letters home to parents on Tuesday, March 3 outlining the

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  • Education Foundation to offer scholarships to Louisa’s Class of 2015

    Posted on March 5, 2015 at 9:00 am

    Louisa Education Foundation recently announced that scholarship funds totaling $10,000 are available this year to be awarded to members of Louisa County High School’s Class of 2015.   This includes $5,000 in LEF scholarships, the $500 Cutright Track Scholarship, the $500 Michelle Jividen Memorial Scholarship and BIO-CAT’s  Huffman Memorial Scholarship Award of $5,000.  All available scholarships have been made possible by either private donations, or from proceeds of LEF fundraising

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  • School is all about a lifetime of learning

    Posted on February 26, 2015 at 9:00 am

    From the desk of Dr. Deborah Pettit, LCPS division superintendent The goal of Louisa County Public Schools is to prepare each of our students for a lifetime of learning. We want Louisa’s next generation to succeed in their careers– and that means something different for different students. Increasingly, education is about maximizing achievement for each individual student, and nowhere is that more evident than the high school level. In recent

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  • Redistricting in a nutshell

    Posted on January 29, 2015 at 9:00 am

    With recent growth in certain areas of the county, Louisa County Public Schools has initiated a redistricting effort for the 2015-2016 school year. The goal of this process is to have actual student enrollment better matched for the student capacity at each of our four elementary schools. This process will not affect high school and middle school students. After the consideration of staff and multiple meetings of the redistricting committee,

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  • Louisa’s school redistricting committee gives recommendations

    Posted on January 23, 2015 at 9:00 am

    Town of Louisa elementary school children may be divided next school year and sent to different elementary schools. The Louisa County School Board announced in December that Moss-Nuckols Elementary School was 11 students shy of reaching capacity, while other schools in the county were under capacity. A Redistricting Committee  was quickly appointed and school staff provided the group with four options to consider when addressing capacity issues at the county’s

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  • Many hands make light work of nature trails

    Posted on November 26, 2014 at 11:27 am

    Staff from a Wells Fargo call center in Short Pump spent a day in the country cleaning up the nature trail at Jouett Elementary School. Marc Cramer (l to r); Garrett Dearman; Marquite Harris; Chris Reddell; Tara Madison; Shanja Scott; Denise Preston; Will MacDougall; Lisa Hart; Safia Khan; Howard Fulton; and Marc Pendleton.

    Will MacDougall was looking for a volunteer project that he and his staff at a Wells Fargo Bank call center in Short Pump could take on as a community project. He asked Jouett Elementary School Principal Mike Pelloni what could be done at the school to help the students, and was told the nature trail needed sprucing up. Having three children who attended the school, the oldest is now at

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  • These local girls have plenty of horse sense

    Posted on November 6, 2014 at 10:05 am

    For Abby Strickland, Chelsea Bickly and Mariah Casady, their upcoming competition at the Eastern National 4-H Horse Roundup this weekend in Louisville, Kentucky is the culmination of years of hard work. Members of the Fluvanna County 4-H, the trio garnered first place in the state 4-H hippology competition and horse bowls earlier this year, garnering them a spot in the nationals. But they had to choose which competition to enter

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