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Eldon Burton, of Sen. Mark Warner’s office, presented Principal Candace Wilkerson a flag that has been flown over the U.S. Capitol.

School dedication honors past educators

Posted on October 16, 2014 at 11:47 am

Candace Wilkerson, principal of Thomas Jefferson Elementary School, had just started her first year at the helm of the school when a 5.8 magnitude earthquake destroyed the building. For the past three years, her job has been anything but normal. On the day of the quake, Wilkerson made sure that everyone in the building was safe and calm, helped staff, students and parents transition to the new trailer campus adjacent

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  • Louisa County High School on time for completion

    Posted on October 7, 2014 at 9:00 am

    The new Louisa County High School towers it predecessors with its three-story main entrance. The front will consist of mostly tinted glass for more natural light. See photo slideshow at www.thecentralvirginian.com

    It is often said that things happen for a reason and we may not always know why. But one could argue that the 5.8 magnitude earthquake that damaged Louisa County High School in August 2011 may have been a blessing in disguise. Much has happened since last August when Louisa County Public Schools held a groundbreaking ceremony for the new high school. Since then, the old school—comprised of a 1940s

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  • Teachers on the trail of Jack Jouett’s ride

    Posted on October 2, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Children’s author Judy Bander, who wrote “It was a long  night for Sally Jouett,” from the perspective of Jack Jouett’s horse, was part of the two-day workshop on digital mapping and history in Louisa.

    Educators from across the state spent the past weekend in Louisa County following the trail of Jack Jouett’s famous June 4, 1781 ride from Cuckoo to Monticello to warn Gov. Thomas Jefferson and the Virginia legislature at Monticello that the British were coming. “We learned much about Jack Jouett and the impact of his efforts on the outcome of the American Revolution,” Annie Evans, co-coordinator of Virginia Geographic Alliance and

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  • Moss-Nuckols, a school of excellence

    Posted on September 4, 2014 at 9:00 am

    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.

    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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  • Mentoring program welcomes Louisa freshmen

    Posted on August 14, 2014 at 1:00 pm

    Louisa County High School mentors spent the day showing the campus layout to incoming freshmen. Below: LCHS mentors discussed aspects of life on campus, such as schedules and traditions.

    Freshman year is a hard time for any student.  Students have to make new friends, take more challenging subjects, and often get less sleep. At Louisa County High School, the Kick-Off Mentor (KOM) program makes the transition a bit easier. This program helps freshmen adjust to high school. Each student is given a mentor who shows them the ropes and who is there as a resource if they need any

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  • Pippin named board chair

    Posted on July 31, 2014 at 10:07 am

    Ava Pippin has been elected chair of the Piedmont Virginia Community College Board. She is the first Louisa County resident to be selected as the PVCC Board chair in the college’s history. Pippin was appointed to the PVCC Board in 2008 by the Louisa County Board of Supervisors, served as vice-chair from 2013-2014 and now succeeds Laila Bare as the board’s leader. Sean J. Moynihan, representative to the PVCC Board

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  • Louisa schools are about to open for new school year

    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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