Wednesday, March 6, 2013
The list is alphabetical. If you know of another closing or delay, please add it in the comments section.
Fredericksburg City Public Schools will be closed Thursday. Code Red for 12-month employees. Fredericksburg Parks & Recreation classes and tax assistance are cancelled March 7. The Dorothy Hart Community Center is scheduled to be open. Fredericksburt Regional Transit (FRED) reports no a.m. or p.m. VRE feeder bus service (VF1 and VS1) or D6. All other routes will be starting two hours late on Thursday. Germanna Community College locations will open at noon Thursday. Hugh Mercer Elementary School family reading night March 7 has been postponed. A new date will be determined. King George County Schools will open two hours late Thursday. Spotsylvania County Schools are closed Thursday. Twelve-month employees code 1. Stafford County Schools …
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Teacher work day, PTA meeting and Family Life curriculum review next week.
Students of Fredericksburg City Public Schools have no classes Monday, due to a teacher work day. Classes resume Jan. 29. Hugh Mercer Elementary School The P.E. department is offering two Family Life curriculum preview sessions 8 - 11 a.m. and 1 - 3 p.m. Jan. 28, according to the Dec. - Jan. newsletter. For those parents who choose, opt-out forms are available through the P. E. department. Lafayette Upper Elementary School The PTA of Lafayette Upper Elementary School will hold its next meeting at 6:30 p.m. in the library on Tuesday, Jan. 29. LUES recycles printer cartridges. The school asks those with used cartridges at home to donate them in the school's office. Walker Grant Middle School Grade-Level Spelling Bee winners were …
Thursday, January 17, 2013
An ongoing list of closings and cancellations in the Fredericksburg area due to weather conditions Jan. 17 - 18.
1:30 p.m. Jan. 17 All after-school activities at Fredericksburg Academy are cancelled today. The Lower School Open Classroom Night is rescheduled for Jan. 24, the school said. The Fredericksburg Eagles 4123 ladies' auxiliary meeting is cancelled for tonight. 1 p.m. Jan. 17 Spotsylvania Parks and Recreation has cancelled all evening activities for Jan. 17, according to an email from the county. 12:15 p.m. Jan. 17 Germanna Community College will close all campuses at 2 p.m. today, the school announced. All Thursday after school and evening activities for Spotsylvania County Public Schools have been canceled. Stafford County Public Schools have canceled all activities beginning after 5 p.m. tonight. "This includes all county-wide activities …
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
In wake of Newtown shooting, Gov. Bob McDonnell wants to look at all resources to keep campuses from kindergarten through college safe.
In the wake of Friday's school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn., Gov. Bob McDonnell has announced a plan to review Virginia school safety at all levels. McDonnell said he plans to identify statewide and locality, school division, college and university resource needs to "ensure that we are doing everything humanly possible to keep our children, young people and educators safe while they are in the classroom." "Just as public safety is the bedrock responsibility of government, the safety of our young people must continue to be the top priority in our schools and our campuses," McDonnell said in a statement. Fredericksburg City Public Schools announced Monday its central office team and the sheriff and police departments …
Saturday, July 28, 2012
"Mary Washington has gained a reputation as one of the premium public liberal arts colleges in the country," said the Fiske Guide.
University of Mary Washington is the only university in the metro area that was named a "best buy" by the Fiske Guide for Colleges. This is also the third year in a row that the Fiske Guide has labeled UMW as a "best buy" university. “We long have known that University of Mary Washington offers a tremendous return on investment, and we're glad the rest of the world is recognizing the value of the educational experience here," said UMW President Richard V. Hurley. “You can't find a better buy in higher education today — rigorous academics combined with a rich array of out-of-classroom activities, all of which comes with a relatively moderate price tag.” UMW is among 20 public and 21 private schools singled out as “best buys” in the 2013 …
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
The co-enrollment agreement allows an eligible GCC student to take up to five courses at the four-year university that will transfer back to his or her associate degree.
University of Mary Washington President Richard V. Hurley and Germanna Community College President David A. Sam today signed a historic agreement in Dodd Auditorium that will allow eligible community college students to co-enroll at the four-year university for transferable credits to an associate degree. Sam said the historic and innovative agreement takes the ongoing partnership between UMW and GCC to a new level. Sam said the idea for these programs came up during a lunch meeting the two presidents had at La Petite Auberge in downtown Fredericksburg. "Since President Hurley began his tenure, he and I have had regular and productive meetings on how, together, we can better serve our students, communities and the Commonwealth," Sam said…
Thursday, July 19, 2012
One agreement will make it easier for the community college's students to take courses at UMW that will transfer back to their associate degree program.
Those who attend Germanna Community College (GCC) will be able to coenroll at the University of Mary Washington after the two schools sign an agreement on July 25. GCC students will also be able to transfer easier to UMW's liberal studies program with a separate agreement that will be finalized next week. Morrison said the coenrollment agreement will allow eligible GCC students to take a limited number of courses at UMW while remaining enrolled at the community college. "Under the agreement, an eligible student may take up to five courses at UMW that will transfer back to the student’s associate degree program at Germanna," she said. "Co-enrolled students will be admitted to UMW after successfully earning associate degrees and meeting a …
Friday, June 15, 2012
Following in his father's footsteps, Michael Denham says he's going to Virginia Tech for its top-notch engineering and physics program.
James Monroe High School graduate Michael Denham wants to follow in his father's footsteps and be an engineer and he'll probably be toting a camera wherever he goes. The four-time scholar graduates Friday and the school system recommended him as a high-achieving graduate to feature on Fredericksburg Patch. "Michael is also a very well-rounded individual who has done very well academically. He has participated in sports, photography and community-based projects and events," the school system said. Denham, the son of Charles and Christy Denham in the Idlewild subdivision, just turned 18 on Thursday. He loves photography and picked up the hobby after a trip to Europe with his parents one summer. He enjoyed taking photographs so much that …
Thursday, June 14, 2012
Walker-Grant Middle School students graduated Thursday in a one-hour ceremony.
The smiles on their faces and the proud parents in the bleachers of the Walker-Grant Middle School gymnasium said it all: they did it! There were 216 middle school students who graduated from eighth-grade today. The one-hour event honored their accomplishment with remarks from SCA President David Hough, Principal Melanie Kay-Wyatt, School Board member Jannan Holmes, Superintendent David Melton, and a welcome for next year from James Monroe High School Principal John Gordon. Achievement awards and recognition were given to the following students: Nia Allen Memorial Award: Caleb Shank Principal’s Award: Khari Jones, Quinn Evans Incentive Award: Momal Juda, Trey’Shawn Lewis Citizenship Award: Maggie Stoffel, Hunter Stephens Study Skills …
Monday, May 28, 2012
Fredericksburg City Schools has parntered with MyLunchMoney.com to make it easier for parents to pay their child's lunch bill.
Fredericksburg City Schools announced that it has partnered with a company that helps parents prepay their childrens' lunch money online. All parents need to do is create an account at MyLunchMoney.com. Parents can then manage the payments all online, making it a little easier for their kids. MyLunchMoney is the nation's leading site for updating and managing lunchroom expenses. The site was the first online prepayment system for school meals so that parents wouldn't have to send their kids off to school with cash or a check.