Archives for July 2018

Busy Week Upcoming For Alleghany County Public Schools

The clock is ticking on summer recess for Alleghany County Public Schools. Tuesday, they’re holding new employee professional development sessions all day at Mountain View Elementary School. On Wednesday, all teachers report to their home schools for a full day of training and orientation. Thursday, from 8am to 1pm, it’s the ACPS convocation at the CMS Forum Hall. There are open houses scheduled for all schools on Monday, August 6th between noon and 7pm. Then school is in session as of August 8th, next Wednesday.

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Jul. 31, 2018 2:59 AM CST
by pkilleen

Lots Happening At Alleghany County Public Schools In Next Few Days

The clock is ticking on summer recess for Alleghany County Public Schools. Tuesday, they’re holding new employee professional development sessions all day at Mountain View Elementary School. On Wednesday, all teachers report to their home schools for a full day of training and orientation. Wendesday, fromm 8am to 1pm, it’s the ACPS convocation at the CMS Forum Hall. There are open houses scheduled for all schools on Monday, August 6th between noon and 7pm. Then school is in session as of August 8th, next Wednesday.

Highland County Bike Race This Weekend

Coming up in Highland County this weekend, the Mountain Mama Road Bike Challenge. Participants enjoy some of the most beautiful rural countryside east of the Mississippi River. Choose your challenge from one of the following (distances are approximate):

Blue Grass Valley Ride — 27 miles of rolling valley hills
Two State Short Ride — 53 miles and 4 mountains to climb
Two State Long Ride — follow the century route for about 54 miles then add the Blue Grass Valley ride for a total of 67 miles with 4 mountains to climb
Century — 2 states, 3 counties, 9 mountains, over 100 miles and 13,720 feet of climb!!

For more information on the Mountain Mama Road Bike Challenge website.

Sonabank Needs Help Collecting School Supplies

Sonabank needs your help so that children in the community will have the tools they need to be successful in school. The bank is collecting school supplies from now through August 13. Drop-offs can be made at any Sonabank branch. The supplies needed include: Notebook paper, three-ring binders, spiral notebooks, composition notebooks, No. 2 pencils, pencil pouches, colored pencils, calculators, crayons, pencil erasers, dry erase marker, glue sticks, bottle glue, pocket folders, three-prong folders, pocket dictionaries, markers, highlighters, rulers, tissues, hand sanitizers, copy paper, sticky notes, back packs and blunt-end safety scissors. The school supply drive is a big part of Sonabank’s celebration of Community Believers Week from July 30-Aug. 3. Thanks for your support of students in our community!

VA Scores On Survey Of Best And Worst School Systems

Virginia fares pretty well in a new 2018 report on States with the Best & Worst School Systems from Wallethub. Virginia scored number 4 in math scores with 1 being the best and 25 average. The state came in 7th in reading test scores, 4th in bullying incidence rates and 5th in median ACT scores. The median SAT scores weren’t as good, scoring a 28. Virginia finished 20th in drop out rate.

Road Work Between Iron Gate And Eagle Rock

Safety improvemments are underway between Iron Gate and Eagle Rock along US Route 220. They’re reducing the speed limit starting today as VDOT will have flagging operations in both lanes from 7am to 730pm. Drivers will be advise about a 45 mile per hour speed lmit. There will be numerous areas where that will be in effct over the course of the construction, Drivers are encouraged to keep an eye out for those speed limits and for work crews in order to keep work areas safe

Lake Moomaw Open Swim Saturday

The Lake Moomaw Open Swim sponsored by the Virginia Masters Swim Team, The Alleghany Highlands YMCA, The Alleghany Highlands Chamber of Commerce and The Alleghany Foundation, happens Saturday. There will be a one-mile race at 9:00am. The start and finish is on the beach at Cole’s Point. The course runs along the shore to the south, approximately 50 yards out and continues east and north around buoys that will be clearly visible. Warm-up begins at: 7:45am Check-in Closes at: 8:45am. Open to all swimmers 18 years & older.

Bath County Art Show Wrapping Up This Weekend

The 54th Annual Bath County Art Show wraps up ths weekend. It’s an opportunity bringing artists and art lovers together each year. All donations and proceeds from artwork sales are used to support community programs, award scholarships to students, sponsor visual and performing arts programs and art education in the Bath County Public Schools. It’s happening at Valley Elementary School in Hot Springs from 1pm to 5pm Friday and Saturday and from 10am to noon Sunday. Buyers may pick up their purchases between 12:00pm and 2:00pm, on Sunday, July 29. Artists must pick up unsold artwork during those same times.

Antioch Christian Church On Big Ridge Homecoming

Sunday, August 5th is the annual homecoming for the Antioch Christian Church on Big Ridge. The program gets underway at 10:30am with some reminiscing and music followed by a worship service at 11am. Guest speaker is Errol Morgan from Ronceverte who is a song leader at Zions Light Church and a fill-in pastor. A covered dish fellowship dinner follows the service.

Texans Ready To Take To The Field At The Greenbrier

The Houston Texans are opening up their summer sessions at the Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs. They’ll be doing drills starting Thursday at the Greenbrier’s Sports Performance Center. They’ll be holding ten sessions daily from 10:40 am until 1:10pm. The cost of practice is free. There’s parking at the Greenbrier Train Station from 9am to 2pm. Players will sign autographs at the conclusion of practice if time allows. You can take still photos of the players but no video is allowed. There is food and beverage on hand for sale as well.