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Graduating seniors talk about impact of attending school during changing times  Virginia Gazette

Several local members of the Class of 2019 spoke about growing up in Williamsburg, the challenges the modern student faces, and their future plans.



Exceptional Games highlight fun, friendship for all students  Virginia Gazette

The Exceptional Games hosted at Jamestown High School seek to connect general and special education students - and according to the students, it works.



Jamestown High School locked down after student social media post showed toy weapon  Virginia Gazette

Jamestown High School was briefly locked down Friday afternoon after a student's social media post surfaced and showed a potential weapon. Parents of ...



Eyes on the prize: Local high school athletes compete in states  Virginia Gazette

The spring sports season is coming to a close, but all four local high schools have teams competing for states this year.



Howard Townsend, IV, named principal of Jamestown High School  Virginia Gazette

After having served as acting principal since July, Howard E. Townsend, IV has been officially named principal of Jamestown High School. Dr. Olwen Herron ...



Police: Former Jamestown High School student dies in fiery crash in Prince Edward County  Virginia Gazette

The driver and the victim were class of 2015 graduates of Jamestown High School.



Putting humanity into the arts: A look at W-JCC Teacher of the Year Melissa Furr's classroom  Virginia Gazette

Jamestown High School art teacher Melissa Furr was recently named the W-JCC divisional teacher of the year - when looking at her class, it's easy to see why.



Jamestown boys win state golf title at Williamsburg National  Virginia Gazette

After the final round of the 2018 season, the strokes were tallied and Jamestown High's boys beat out seven other teams to win the class 4 Virginia State Golf ...



James City supervisors discuss borrowing to cover capital projects in budget  Virginia Gazette

Budget talk at the James City County Board of Supervisors meeting Tuesday was given over to discussion of a staff proposal to borrow millions to cover school ...



Williamsburg Track and Field teams show no signs of slowing  Virginia Gazette

Spring break may be upon them, but that's done nothing to slow down the student-athletes on Williamsburg's track and field teams. With some teams preparing ...



Jamestown High School Scholastic Bowl team wins second straight state championship  Virginia Gazette

The Jamestown Scholastic Bowl team won their second state championship in a row last Saturday.



Williamsburg Wrestling Club helps support the sport, athletes all year round  Virginia Gazette

With the VHSL state wrestling tournament in Fairfax last weekend, and several local wrestlers making a good accounting, the high school wrestling season has ...



High schools tackle Disney, Travolta and Abba in spring musicals  Virginia Gazette

Spring is finally here: flowers are blooming and birds are signing. But birds aren't the only ones singing — all four local high schools are preparing to present ...



Local high school students to represent Virginia in national environmental competition  Williamsburg Yorktown Daily

Virginia's best high school environmental experts hail from Greater Williamsburg, and they are heading across the country to compete against the best in…



Jamestown High School Envirothon team places third in nationals  Virginia Gazette

Jamestown High School's Envirothon team placed third overall at the National Conservation Foundation's Envirothon in Pocatello, Idaho, earning $5000 in ...



Jamestown High School ranked top 30 in state  Virginia Gazette

In its 2017 list released Tuesday, U.S. News and World Report ranked Jamestown High School in the top 30 public high schools in Virginia.



W-JCC considers asking for new elementary school, to expand high schools  Virginia Gazette

The Williamsburg-James City County School Board was briefed on the potential 2019-2028 Capital Improvement Plan which includes building a new ...



WJCC Schools forego high school redistricting  Virginia Gazette

High school redistricting is off the table, and trailers for Jamestown High School are on it, as a majority of the Williamsburg-James City County school board ...



School division investigating Jamestown High School student prank  Virginia Gazette

The Williamsburg-James City County School Division is investigating after a high school student posted a screen shot on social media that could be viewed as ...



Catherine Worley named assistant superintendent  Virginia Gazette

The Williamsburg-James City County School Board named Catherine Worley as the new assistant superintendent for school leadership effective July 11.



W-JCC names Teacher of the Year finalists  Virginia Gazette

Ahead of naming the division's 2019 Teacher of the Year later this week, W-JCC Schools named the High, Middle and Elementary School Teachers of the Year.



Williamsburg-James City County schools host 1st 'Exceptional Games' for students with disabilities  Virginia Gazette

Donnell Brown, Jamestown High School head football coach and special education teacher, wanted to host an event to celebrate students with disabilities.



Marching bands didn't miss a beat at the W-JCC Band Night  Virginia Gazette

Williamsburg-James City County's Band Night, which gathered marching bands and color guards from across the district Wednesday night at Wanner Stadium.



What are the security measures at your child's school?  Virginia Gazette

The Virginia Gazette talked to members of W-JCC, the Williamsburg Government, and the James City County police department to learn how children are ...



Jamestown football home opener suspended with less than 7 minutes of play  Virginia Gazette

After just 6 minutes and 37 seconds of play, and a delay of more than an hour, Jamestown High's home football opener was suspended due to thunderstorms ...



Mapping the opinions on WJCC school redistricting options  Virginia Gazette

Mapping opinions on middle and high school redistricting options for Williamsburg-James City County Public Schools will likely be more challenging than what it ...



W-JCC Schools names 2019 Teachers of the Year  Virginia Gazette

At the March 19 School Board meeting, W-JCC named and honored the 17 teachers each named Teacher of the Year by their respective schools.



Jamestown principal named Outstanding High School Principal of Virginia  Virginia Gazette

Jamestown High School's principal Catherine Worley was named the Virginia Association of Secondary School Principals 2018 Outstanding High School ...



Williamsburg Performance Golf Club seeks to bring year-round play to youth golf  Virginia Gazette

Being able to play year-round outside of the school year is important for any growing student-athlete. Williamsburg Performance Golf Club hopes to give local ...



Jamestown High wins state environmental competition, heads to nationals  Williamsburg Yorktown Daily

Jamestown High took home first place in a state competition and will leave home to compete at the national level. Jamestown was named the state champion…



Toy gun found after social media post prompts lockdown at high school  WAVY-TV

A cap gun was found after a social media post prompted a lockdown at Jamestown High School late last week.



W-JCC graduation rates remain mostly steady; York sees a slight improvement  Virginia Gazette

Williamsburg-James City County Schools on-time graduation rates have remained mostly steady, while York County Schools have seen a slight increase over ...



School Board: High school boundaries may be changing for 2018  Virginia Gazette

Usually when citizens speak up at School Board meetings they address the board.



There's a new James Blair principal, but the associate principal gets paid more  Williamsburg Yorktown Daily

James Blair Middle School has been under the direction of not one, but two principals in its first year, and now a permanent principal has been approved.



Warhill softball hopes to return to championship play, while Jamestown seeks to establish a tradition  Virginia Gazette

For the softball teams at Warhill and Jamestown, the word this year is legacy. At Warhill, it's defending the reputation of a recent two-time state championship ...



James Blair gets new principal for 2019-20 school year  Virginia Gazette

It's official: James Blair Middle School will have a new principal for the 2019-20 school year. The W-JCC School Board Tuesday night approved the appointment ...



Jamestown theatre students to attend regional conference  Virginia Gazette

Jamestown High School's theatre program will be holding a fundraiser on Jan. 20 to help pay for their trip to the South Eastern Theatre Conference in Alabama.



W-JCC school board makes two administrative appointments  Virginia Gazette

The Williamsburg-James City County School Board appointed the interim assistant principal of Jamestown High School and the director of transportation at its ...



Jamestown student hopes to raise $20,000 for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society  Virginia Gazette

Jamestown High School freshman Noah Katz is an avid student and a member of the school baseball team. He's also leading a group that hopes to raise ...



Local high schools to live-stream graduations this weekend  WYDaily

If you can't make it to your high schooler's graduation this year, you're in luck. Both Williamsburg-James City County Public Schools and the York County…



W-JCC, York students outperform peers on SAT  Virginia Gazette

Students in Williamsburg-James City County Schools and York County outscored their state and national counterparts on last year's Scholastic Aptitude Test.



High school redistricting puts equality and stability at odds  Williamsburg Yorktown Daily

When 50-year-old Marjy Friedrichs' daughter came home one day in June, telling her mother she would no longer go to Jamestown, but Lafayette, her mother…



Here's how schools keep students safe in trailer classrooms, or 'learning cottages'  Williamsburg Yorktown Daily

As York County, James City County and the City of Williamsburg continue to grow, local school divisions are working to accommodate an ever-increasing…



Manufacturing Day gives students a different look at work  Virginia Gazette

Friday, six groups of students from Williamsburg-James City County visited local factories and manufacturing plants for Career Day.



Growing her character and food, local Girl Scout wins organization's top award  Virginia Gazette

Megan Gillespie, a senior at Jamestown High School, earned the Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest honor and achievement a Girl Scout can achieve.



W-JCCC students participate in nationwide walkout  Virginia Gazette

Wednesday morning students from across the Williamsburg James City County School District participated in a nationwide student walkout, standing in unity ...



Music is a powerful medicine  Virginia Gazette

At 2 p.m. this Saturday, the auditorium at Jamestown High School will be filled with music and the words of Dr. Kamal Chemali, medical director of Sentara Music ...



Jamestown High School Scholastic Bowl team wins at State Championship  Virginia Gazette

Jamestown High School's Scholastic Bowl team won first place in class four at the 21st State Championship sponsored by the Virginia High School League.



W-JCC Schools complete security updates for new year  Virginia Gazette

W-JCC has spent the summer preparing students for a safe return with new entrances and outfitting all schools with Ident-A-Kid.



Jamestown coach shows the way at Swamp run 5K  Virginia Gazette

Jamestown High School's head men's track and cross country coach Mark Tompkins set a fine example for his runners last Saturday at the 17th annual ...



Jamestown High School officials, police investigating social media post  13newsnow.com

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (WVEC) -- Williamsburg-James City County School division, along with law enforcement authorities are investigating after a threatening ...



Distracted driving license plate design could earn Jamestown High junior $1K  Williamsburg Yorktown Daily

Jamestown High School junior Abigail Polansky wakes up at 4 a.m. most days of the week. A swim team member, Polansky's days are packed, from class to…



After Parkland, Florida shooting: law enforcement and school officials say they're prepared  Virginia Gazette

One year after the shooting at Stoneman Douglas in Florida, officials and police across the country are evaluating whether they are ready should something ...



Youth running club plans for growth after gaining nonprofit status  Williamsburg Yorktown Daily

For parents with children and teens running laps around the house, there is a local running club — with a new nonprofit status — to help them get that…



VDOT studying improvements to John Tyler Highway intersections  Virginia Gazette

James City County and Virginia Department of Transportation officials are taking another look at ways to improve a stretch of John Tyler Highway between ...



Last Word on DUI arrests, Feb. 2  Virginia Gazette

The Gazette headline and lead story about DUIs didn't surprise me at all. With one industrial brewery, five or more craft breweries, two distilleries, a meadery, ...



Jamestown High students plunge into science during phage lab visit  William & Mary News

Pipetting basics: Alyssa Luz-Ricca '20, a neuroscience major at William & Mary, instructs students from Jamestown High School in the basics of using a ...



23 local schools listed among ‘2018’s Best High Schools’  wtkr.com

Of the 28813 public schools in 50 states and the District of Columbia, 103 Virginia high schools were nationally recognized.



W&M professor, former NASA scientist talks about human mission to Mars  Virginia Gazette

Dr. Joel S. Levine is planning a trip. As the professor and former NASA Mars exploration program scientist explained, plans for a human mission to Mars in 2033 ...



Boys basketball preview: Jamestown still carrying chip on shoulder  Virginia Gazette

The Jamestown boys basketball team's 2015-16 campaign was a surprise success to those outside of the program as the Eagles challenged for a Bay Rivers ...



Jamestown High students plunge into science during visit to William & Mary lab  Williamsburg Yorktown Daily

The day began with pipetting basics and ended with a hunt for bacteriophages. In between, there were sophisticated lab techniques.



Jamestown to Graduate Class of 2015  Williamsburg Yorktown Daily

Jamestown High School will hold its commencement ceremony Saturday to recognize the 295 members of its class of 2015. The event will be held at 1 p.m. at ...



Spring high school musical season has arrived  Virginia Gazette

Footloose, Beauty and the Beast and Wizard of Oz put on by W-JCC high schools.



Graduating seniors reflect on forces that help shape them  Virginia Gazette

Its graduation season, which for high school seniors means the end of their secondary education career and the beginning of the next stage of their lives.



Jamestown high graduates told to 'change the world for the better'  Virginia Gazette

As the first names were read and students walked across the stage at Kaplan Arena, a beach ball was tossed in the air.



Students, teachers are back in class  Virginia Gazette

Neither Juan Spence nor his parents could have imagined such a day three months ago. At the time, doctors gave Juan a 5 percent chance of survival. Tuesday ...



After 15 years of delays, Lafayette's new auxiliary gym opens  Virginia Gazette

After more than 15 years of delays, Lafayette High School has a new auxiliary gym outfitted with a batting cage, basketball hoops, high ceilings, bleachers and ...



Teacher files for W-JCC's Jamestown District School Board seat  Virginia Gazette

A Jamestown High School teacher filed to run against former School Board chairman Jim Kelly in his home district, Jamestown.



PHOTOS: Consultant releases draft redistricting maps for middle, high schools  Williamsburg Yorktown Daily

After several years spent planning and building the new James Blair Middle School, a consultant has released drafts of the long-awaited redistricting maps…



Jamestown High School Wins Statewide Envirothon  Virginia Gazette

Jamestown High School placed first in Virginia's 2018 Dominion Envirothon State Competition for the first time in eight years.



#ComposeLikeaGirl the message of The Virginia Chorale’s season-finale performance ‘Pioneering Voices’  Virginian-Pilot

Most people know of the #MeToo movement to fight sexual harassment and assault. The #ComposeLikeaGirl campaign is also about listening to women's ...



New faces joining W-JCC schools next year  Virginia Gazette

Two principals are the latest new faces to join superintendent Olwen Herron's administrative team. On Tuesday, the Williamsburg-James City County School ...



WJCC Latin Students Place in Top 10 at State Convention  Williamsburg Yorktown Daily

Latin is not the dead language for many WJCC middle and high school students. Those who demonstrated their knowledge of the language and culture at…



Updated: Weather-related closings and cancellations in Williamsburg, James City and York  Virginia Gazette

Here's a list of weather-related closings and cancellations due to the weekend storm, last updated Tuesday at 3:15 p.m.: Wednesday: W-JCC Schools close for ...



Teachers awarded Innovative Learning Grants from WJCC Schools Foundation  Virginia Gazette

This year 26 Innovative Learning Grants were given to 44 WJCC faculty members from 13 different schools.



Pickle what? Well, April is the month for it  WYDaily

It's a game that combines elements of tennis, badminton and ping-pong and is played with paddles and a light-weight perforated plastic ball (think wiffle…



Schools Foundation awards more than $35,000 in grants  Virginia Gazette

From providing board games to middle school math students, to getting more microscopes in classrooms, to a Hispanic culture theater showcase, this year's ...



W-JCC's graduation rate slips below state average  Virginia Gazette

WILLIAMSBURG - The graduation rate in Williamsburg-James City County Schools fell slightly below the state average while its dropout rate climbed in ...



Jamestown student wins William and Mary Model U.N. award  Virginia Gazette

Jamestown High School senior Susanna Maize won the title of Best Delegate at William and Mary's 31st Model U.N. conference for high school students, which ...



Teen on life support following crash outside Warhill High School  13newsnow.com

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (WVEC) -- The Williamsburg community is rallying around one of their own after a devastating car crash. 17-year-old Juan Spence is on ...



Virginia Venom boys basketball teams fare well in Colonial Cup  Virginia Gazette

Virginia Venom's AAU boys basketball teams won two of three titles at this weekend's Colonial Cup tournament. The eighth and ninth grade Venom teams, ...



W-JCC Foundation awards $30K in teaching grants  Virginia Gazette

When the WJCC Schools Foundation presents teachers with their grants, it's a celebration. Tuesday morning, Williamsburg-James City County School Board.



Huguenot High's Kevin Gayles is a successful student of the game  Richmond Free Press

Kevin Gayles Jr. knows the way to the end zone. The swift, sure-handed Huguenot High School wide receiver needs no GPS or compass to reach his preferred ...



Spring is alive with the sound of musicals  Virginia Gazette

Spring has sprung, which means its time again for Williamsburg James City County School's lineup of toe-tapping musicals. Let these students take you from the ...



Jamestown High grad reclaims independence after 'invisible' illness diagnosis  Williamsburg Yorktown Daily

Caroline Lloyd was a sophomore in high school when walking up stairs started to feel more like climbing mountains. As time passed, Lloyd's body began…



After-proms no longer in vogue  Virginia Gazette

WILLIAMSBURG— Are "after proms" an after thought? The three high schools in Williamsburg-James City County have hosted annual post-dance parties for ...



Social media in schools is changing educational engagement. Here's how  Williamsburg Yorktown Daily

As social media blooms into everyday lives, now more than ever schools are using the technology to reach students. “If you're not doing it, you're behind.



Top Performers: 247Sports European combine  247Sports

247Sports traveled to Europe to find the top football prospects internationally.



Jamestown High's Alexa Halko named female track athlete of the year for US  Williamsburg Yorktown Daily

A Jamestown High senior has been named the female track athlete of the year by the United States Paralympic Team. Alexa Halko, a silver medalist in the…



'Tiny Tornado' whips up win for John Marshall High School  Richmond Free Press

John Marshall High School's Kevon Dark agilely slips through the pack to carry the ball down the field during last Saturday's victory over George Wythe High ...



W-JCC's 2018 Outstanding Volunteers of the Year  Virginia Gazette

This year's Williamsburg-James City County School District's Outstanding Volunteers of the Year were honored at the May 15, W-JCC School Board meeting.



EV girls tennis falls in state quarterfinals  Fredericksburg.com

WILLIAMSBURG – For 10 seasons, Eastern View's girls tennis team dreamed of earning a state tournament berth.



Scholastic Bowl State Championship at William and Mary  Virginia Gazette

The Scholastic Bowl state championship on Feb. 24, will be hosted at the College of William and Mary with Jamestown High School representing Williamsburg ...



School Board considers renaming James Blair Middle School  Williamsburg Yorktown Daily

The new James Blair Middle School is steadily taking shape on Ironbound Road, but a recent realization by the Williamsburg-James City School Board has…



Last Word on power outages, April 20  Virginia Gazette

At some point, we need to recognize that the power lines running down Route 5 toward Greensprings need to go underground. Today was the third multi-hour ...



New Principals, Assistants Named in WJCC Schools  Williamsburg Yorktown Daily

More leadership changes are taking place as Williamsburg-James City County public schools get ready for the 2013-14 school year. Nathan Leach, who had ...



Jamestown names former Division I head coach John Cole as its new baseball coach  Daily Press

After more than 25 years coaching in the college ranks, 15 of them as a head coach, John Cole will give high school baseball a try. Jamestown High announced ...



Age-group records fall in fast Governor's Land 5K  Virginia Gazette

Fifteen years ago Robert S. White of Hampton ran the Governor's Land 5K Run shortly after his 80th birthday and averaged less than an 8 minute, 20 second ...



Mount Academy wins NCF-Envirothon competition  Times Herald-Record

ESOPUS – On July 27, the Mount Academy team from Esopus won the 2018 National Conservation Foundation (NCF)-Envirothon, an international ...



Design for Lafayette High School auxiliary Gym brings smiles  Virginia Gazette

Advocates for Lafayette High School are pleased with the design of the new auxiliary gym that architects from HBA Architecture Interior Design unve.



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