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Trump's Jamestown speech draws protest inside and out  Virginia Gazette

As the Virginia General Assembly celebrated its 400th anniversary Tuesday, protesters and demonstrators stood in the sun hoping to see President Trump.



Jamestown's Envirothon team plants deep roots with students  Virginia Gazette

Jamestown's Envirothon team is at an international competition this weekend, but win or lose, it sparked a passion for the environment in them all.



Virginia team named 2019 NCF-Envirothon Champions  AGDAILY

The Jamestown High School team was named the champion of the 2019 NCF-Envirothon, a natural resources education competition.



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 ...



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.



Jamestown graduates celebrate milestones and moments  Virginia Gazette

Gathered in Kaplan arena, the 320 seniors making up Jamestown High School's Class of 2019 came not only to graduate, but to celebrate milestones and ...



Thorin Jean breezes to easy Coast Guard 5K win  Virginia Gazette

The day before returning for her sophomore year at the United States Military Academy in West Point, New York, Thorin Jean, 18, of Williamsburg celebrated by ...



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 ...



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 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 ...



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 ...



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.



Summer school students graduate, celebrate, look to the future  Virginia Gazette

Two students walked across a stage at Warhill on Thursday, after having retaken courses over the summer, they're both graduating high school.



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.



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

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 ...



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-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.



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.



Bridgeforth leaves Jamestown’s boys basketball coaching job to become assistant with Apprentice women’s team  Daily Press

Donovan Bridgeforth, who guided Jamestown to the Class 4 boys basketball state tournament championship game in 2017, says that he resigned recently after ...



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 ...



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 ...



Fun wins at the Exceptional Games  Virginia Gazette

Special Education students from across Williamsburg James City County Schools came together at Jamestown High School on Thursday for the 2018 ...



Gute Reisen: Jamestown student Sequoia Clark prepares to study abroad in Germany  Virginia Gazette

Jamestown sophomore Sequoia Clark is the first Williamsburg student to participate in an elite student exchange program in Germany.



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 ...



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.



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…



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 ...



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 ...



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 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 ...



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 ...



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 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.



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.



American Sign Language education a good sign for Williamsburg students  Virginia Gazette

Students in W-JCC schools have the opportunity to take American Sign Language, a language course unavailable in most of Virginia, even to college students.



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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.



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 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 ...



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…



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 ...



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 ...



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…



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Local schools schedule start-of-year open houses  Virginia Gazette

A list of W-JCC and York County's open houses and new student orientations for the 2018-2019 school year.



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.



Pickleball may have a funny name, but it's serious play  Virginia Gazette

It's a game that appears to be a cross between tennis and ping pong with a funny name: pickleball. Played on a court with a low net, paddles are used to hit a ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



Road closures in James City County Saturday night  Virginia Gazette

A portion of John Tyler Highway and Cranston's Mill Pond Road are closed Saturday evening.



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 ...



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.



Larson talks budget at Jamestown High School  Virginia Gazette

Berkeley District Supervisor Ruth Larson got her first turn at holding a county budget town hall forum Tuesday night, fielding questions from a sparse audience.



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 ...



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…



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 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.



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 ...



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 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.



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Last Word on Hidden Figures, June 19  Virginia Gazette

The BBC announced: "The street outside NASA's headquarters has been named 'Hidden Figures Way,' in honour of three African American women whose work ...



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 ...



Top Performers: 247Sports European combine  247Sports

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands – There was a ton of energy in the air on a sunny Dutch Saturday last weekend. The PPI Recruits/247Sports joint combine had ...



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…



American Red Cross low on Type O blood  Virginia Gazette

The American Red Cross is facing a critical shortage of Type O blood, the blood group most needed by hospitals. “All blood types are urgently needed, but we're ...



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.



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 ...



Red Cross needs local donors after Type 0 blood shortage  WTKR News 3

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. - The American Red Cross is looking for Type O blood donations after a shortage has left less than a two-day supply of type O blood ...



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 ...



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 ...



'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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Child Development Resources raises $175,000 at annual Bid 'n Buy Auction  Virginia Gazette

Child Development Resources raised $175,000 at its 41st annual Bid 'n Buy Auction last Sunday. CDR helps at-risk, low-income children with developmental ...



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.



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 ...



Last Word on the special session, July 13  Virginia Gazette

Since Virginia's Republicans voted not to do their jobs in Richmond, which was to pass comprehensive gun/weapon legislation, there is an easy fix for that.



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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&M symphony receives national award  William & Mary News

The William & Mary Symphony Orchestra received third place in the American Prize competition.



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