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Safe Routes to Schools

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

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Safe Routes to Schools

This is a continuation of a series of posts for Bike Month. Each year, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) makes available Safe Routes to School grant funding to assist “localities and schools in the development of plans, activities, and infrastructure improvements to make bicycling and walking to school a safe and appealing transportation option […]

ValleyApps Announces Free Google Apps Migration For One School

Friday, May 7, 2010


Harrisonburg-based tech company ValleyApps today announced a promotional program that offers Virginia schools a chance to win a free IT migration to Google Apps.

Mendez Won’t Seek Re-Election To School Board

Thursday, May 6, 2010

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WSVA, TV3 and the DNR reported this week that Harrisonburg City School Board member Tom Mendez will not seek a third term. Mendez made the announcement on Tuesday’s school board meeting, and released a statement. . . . I’ve experienced the joy of having four of my six children graduate from Harrisonburg High School with […]

Kizner Appointed New School Superintendent

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

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Scott Kizner will take over from Harrisonburg City Schools superintendent Don Ford on July 1.

Next Gen Journalists: The HHS Newsstreak

Thursday, April 22, 2010


Next Gen Journalists: The HHS Newsstreak

This may be old news to most parents and teachers, but I only recently became aware of the Harrisonburg High School Newsstreak website. The current version of the online publication has been up for a few months. Newsstreak currently features stories by students on a range of topics, including the World Cup, robotics, and trying […]

Local Prof Ranked First In Rate My Professor “Top List”

Friday, March 19, 2010


Kimberly Duvall-Early, a psychology instructor at JMU, has been declared the highest rated professor in the nation by the Web site Rate My Professors is a decade old review site where students can anonymously rank their college teachers on a one to five scale in six different categories and leave comments. In this environment, which […]

School Budget Cuts Could’ve Been Worse

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

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For months, local teachers and school officials have been bracing for impact as the state budget was being pruned in Richmond. There will still be state cuts to local public school budgets — about $1.5 million in Harrisonburg — but they may not be as severe as once expected. It could have been a lot […]

The Next Superintendent

Monday, January 25, 2010

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Harrisonburg City Public Schools made a survey using Google Spreadsheets to collect public input on what qualities the next superintendent should have. A public hearing will also be held for input on Tuesday, January 26 at 7:00 p.m. at Skyline Middle School. (Thanks, Robert)

Who Will Replace Ford?

Monday, January 4, 2010


Just as the Redskins look for a replacement for the recently fired Jim Zorn, the Harrisonburg School Board is searching for a replacement for the soon-to-retire Donald Ford (whether there’s a connection between the two depends on your opinion of the Redskins).

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  • Friendly City Grand Opening Set for July 9

    Friendly City Food Co-Op, Harrisonburg’s consumer-owned grocery, invites the community to come see its new destination for natural, organic and locally-produced products at the store’s grand opening 11 a.m.-5 p.m. July 9 at 150 East Wolfe Street.

  • Friendly City Becomes Member of National Cooperative Grocers Association

    HARRISONBURG, VA — Friendly City Food Co-op, slated to open this month in Harrisonburg, Va., has become the newest member of the National Cooperative Grocers Association (NCGA), a business services cooperative serving 120 consumer-owned food co-ops nationwide.

  • Harrisonburg Recognized as a Bike Friendly Community

    May 2: Harrisonburg was honored when the League of American Bicyclists announced the latest round of Bicycle Friendly Community (BFC) designations over the weekend to kick off May as National Bike Month.