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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 ...



Sleighbell 5K was a family affair  Virginia Gazette

“A Tale of Two Cities” is the classic novel by Charles Dickens that opens with the famous line, “It was the best of times ...” Last Saturday's 10th annual Sentara ...



VDOT crews work to clear roads following weekend winter storm  WAVY-TV

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (WAVY) -- Virginia Department of Transportation crews have worked over the past two days to clear area roadways after a weekend winter ...



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 ...



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.



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 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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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

The School Board's increased interest in school security is a response to the local and national uptick in school violence. In March, a 13-year-old Toano Middle ...



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 ...



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 ...



Jamestown wins sixth state golf championship, taking Class 4 title; Poquoson takes third in Class 2  Daily Press

Playing on your home golf course comes with the obvious advantage of familiarity. But, as Jamestown High coach Doug Meredith noted, playing a state ...



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.



School division investigating Jamestown High School student prank  Virginia Gazette

Students at Jamestown High School posted a picture to social media Wednesday that appeared to be a screen shot of the Williamsburg-James City County ...



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.



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.



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 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 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 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 ...



W-JCC Schools to host public hearing on 2019-2028 Capital Improvement Plan  Virginia Gazette

Williamsburg-James City County Schools will hold a public hearing on the early version of the 2019-2028 Capital Improvement Plan, which suggests building a ...



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 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.



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



WJCC school board gets first look at redistricting options for middle, high schools  Virginia Gazette

The Williamsburg-James City County school board got its first look Tuesday at redistricting options for middle and high schools, though the board is split against ...



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 ...



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…



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 ...



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.



CDR fundraising auction turns 40  Virginia Gazette

A crowd of more than 600 will take to Jamestown High School in search of cool items benefiting a worthy cause as Child Development Resources hosts its 40th ...



Youngest U.S. athlete at Rio 2016 Paralympic Games honored at Jamestown High School  13newsnow.com

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (WVEC) -- The youngest U.S. athlete ever to qualify for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games was honored Friday at Jamestown High School.



'This is literally a march for our lives': Greater Williamsburg students join #NationalWalkoutDay  Williamsburg Yorktown Daily

High school students from Greater Williamsburg joined students around the country in a nationwide protest for change in U.S. gun laws Wednesday. Students…



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.



23 local schools listed among ‘2018’s Best High Schools’  WTKR News 3

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



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 ...



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.



W-JCC's Herron proposes building a new elementary school in latest capital spending plan  Virginia Gazette

A new elementary school was included in superintendent Olwen Herron's proposed 2020-2029 Capital Improvement Plan, which the Williamsburg-James City ...



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 ...



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.



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, ...



Great course beckoned runners for Miles for Smiles races  Virginia Gazette

Williamsburg is blessed with a number of scenic recreational trails, some asphalt, others dirt or crushed gravel, and the Colonial Road Runners annually takes ...



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.



Jamestown's Thorin Jean receives Wendy's High School Heisman honor  Virginia Gazette

For Jamestown High School distance runner Thorin Jean, receiving the Wendy's High School Heisman honor is especially satisfying, because the award ...



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 ...



Jamestown High is looking for new football and boys basketball coaches, and a new athletic director  Daily Press

Wednesday was a day of unprecedented coaching turnover at Jamestown High. The school's head football and boys basketball coaches met with their teams ...



Williamsburg-James City, York County area students head back to school  Virginia Gazette

WILLIAMSBURG- Tuesday morning was the first day back for area public school students. Williamsburg-James City and York county schools all opened today.



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.



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.



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.



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 schools projected to keep growing  Virginia Gazette

If enrollment in the Williamsburg-James City County schools keeps growing as projected, the division will need more space at every level — elementary,



Huguenot Falcons hope to boost wins under new coach Jared Taylor  Richmond Free Press

Huguenot High School has improved the number of victories its team has secured on the girdiron each of the past three seasons.



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 ...



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 ...



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 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 ...



Last Word on tree care, Aug. 1  Virginia Gazette

Driving down the streets of Williamsburg/JCC, my friends and I are appalled at the condition of a lot of the trees planted on the medians. Don't the crews that tend ...



Making space for everyone: Colonial Williamsburg Fifes and Drums graduates first African American woman  Williamsburg Yorktown Daily

As the only African American woman in the Colonial Williamsburg Fifes and Drums, Taylor Jackson has learned more than others what it means to stand up for…



W-JCC schools face funding gap  Virginia Gazette

Williamsburg-James City County Schools are in a budgetary bind, with just 10 days to close a $754000 spending gap.



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.



The number to match was 25 at SuperHero 5K  Virginia Gazette

Twenty five was the magic number last Saturday at the CDR SuperHero 5K at The Vineyards at Jockey's Neck. It was the 25th year that a charity 5K race has ...



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: ...



'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 ...



It's in their DNA: Women tackle careers, football with aplomb  Virginia Gazette

For a trio of Williamsburg-area players on the Richmond Black Widows women's football team, the sport has always been in their DNA, but they had precious few ...



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 ...



Red Cross holding local blood, platelet drives after Florence impacts donation schedule  WTKR News 3

HAMPTON ROADS/NORTHEASTERN NORTH CAROLINA — Blood and platelet donation drives are being held by the Red Cross in Hampton Roads and ...



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 ...



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 ...



20 Best High Schools in Virginia: 2018 rankings from U.S. News and World Report  Inside NoVA

Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology is the top school in the state and No. 10 nationally in the new 2018 Best High Schools rankings from ...



Williamsburg Christmas Parade winners announced  Virginia Gazette

The Greater Williamsburg Chamber and Tourism Alliance announced the winners from its 52nd annual Community Christmas Parade, with the theme of Winter ...



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.



W-JCC decides on Rawls Byrd name change  Virginia Gazette

Out with Rawls Byrd and in with Laurel Lane Elementary School.



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 ...



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 ...



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…



School bands practice to be pitch perfect  Virginia Gazette

High School students practice to reach perfection. Their meddle will be tested on Oct. 27 when they perform at the Virginia Band and Orchestra Directors ...



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.



Selection to U.S. Army All-American Bowl band has extra special meaning for Virginia senior  USA TODAY High School Sports

The annual U.S. Army All-American Bowl is a showcase for the country's star football players, but there will be another group on the field that has put in the hard ...



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 ...



Frame Fitness wins best gym/ fitness center  Virginia Gazette

Two workout partners are sharing their skills with the Greater Williamsburg area. Co-owners of Frame Fitness Andre McLaughlin and Sean Walker started out by ...



Williamsburg-area graduates look ahead toward bright future  Virginia Gazette

Seven strangers sat around big wooden table Monday, musing about their futures. Graduation is here, and the 17- and 18-year-olds are about take a step into ...



W-JCC looks ahead toward redistricting  Virginia Gazette

The redistricting process is expected to begin in spring 2017.



Author, 18, from Williamsburg examines race through his family's eyes in book  Virginia Gazette

Jamestown High School graduate Canaan Kennedy reflects on racism in a self-published book.



St. George's Hundred to Extend Path from Jamestown Hundred  Williamsburg Yorktown Daily

The St. George's Hundred and the Jamestown Hundred neighborhoods will soon be connected via a paved pedestrian and cycling path. The James City ...



Berkeley Middle School Teacher named WJCC Teacher of the Year  Virginia Gazette

Shari Vandygriff, an eighth grade English teacher at Berkeley Middle School, was named the 2016 Teacher of the Year by Williamsburg-James City County ...



Drowned teen in James City had big dreams in golf  Daily Press

Friends of the 18-year-old said he could spout off some of the most obscure facts about the professional golfer and had posters of him plastered all over his ...



CDR deputy director reflects before retirement  Virginia Gazette

After three decades of building better futures for area kids, Lisa Thomas has earned her respite. The deputy director at Child Development Resources is set to ...



Police: Rape reported during football game at Bruton High School deemed 'unfounded'  Williamsburg Yorktown Daily

Update 7:30 a.m. Friday: York-Poquoson Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Shelley Ward said Friday morning the case has been determined to be “unfounded” due ...



CASEY: Cast your vote for the next Virginia specialty license tag  Roanoke Times

Back in November, I told you about a nifty contest sponsored by the Department of Motor Vehicles. The agency was seeking a new Virginia specialty license tag.



Meet the man trying to make Williamsburg a pickleball mecca  Williamsburg Yorktown Daily

Ever hear of pickleball? It's Jeff Anthony's job to ensure that you do. Pickleball, a sport that combines aspects of tennis, ping pong, and badminton and…



Players bring "Lucky Stiff" to life  Virginia Gazette

The Williamsburg Players return to the stage throughout February with "Lucky Stiff," a musical farce about a shoe salesman who must take the body of his ...



Teen Who Pleaded Guilty in Pot Bust Gets 7 Years; Will Serve 45 Days  Williamsburg Yorktown Daily

A James City County man will serve 45 days in jail for his conviction on a felony charge of possession with intent to sell more than a half-ounce and less…



School Board to vote on CIP at Tuesday meeting  Virginia Gazette

On Tuesday, the Williamsburg-James City County School Board is expected to vote on the fiscal year 2018-27 Capital Improvement Plan with funding requests ...



College Creek perfect storm for rip currents, drownings  Williamsburg Yorktown Daily

The National Park *Service*, U.S. Coast Guard, and the U.S. Navy and Virginia Marine Police were among the 10 agencies helping the James City County Police ...



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