Yorktown middle schoolers read to feed thousands

YMS students fill bags with rice, soybeans, dried vegetables, vitamins and minerals June 13, 2016. Each bag contains enough ingredients for six meals. (Kirsten Petersen/ WYDaily)

Every time Yorktown Middle School students packaged enough grains, dried vegetables and vitamins to feed 1,000 people Monday morning, a student stood on the school’s stage and struck a gong with a mallet, the sound resonating through the auditorium. The issue of global hunger had resonated with the students long before Monday’s effort—if it weren’t […]

Historic Triangle schools earn state academic achievement awards

Steven Staples, Virginia's Superintendent of Public Instruction, reads to students at Stonehouse Elementary School March 2, 2016. (WJCC School Division)

Two Williamsburg-James City County schools and several York County schools have been recognized by the state for their academic achievements. Mount Vernon Elementary School and Waller Mill Elementary School, both located in York County, and Matoaka Elementary School in James City County each have received a Board of Education Excellence award. This award is the […]

New Bethel Manor principal experienced with military communities

Bethel Manor Elementary School Principal Mike Lombardo opens the award ceremony Feb. 19, 2016, which recognized the school’s selection as one of two Virginia National Title I Distinguished Schools. (Photo by Matthew P. Best)

David Reitz, a seasoned school administrator with experience in military communities, will take command at Bethel Manor Elementary School, near Langley Air Force Base, in July. Reitz currently is principal at Booker T. Washington Elementary School in Suffolk, a position he’s held for three years. His appointment to Bethel Manor was approved last week by the York […]

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