School budget meetings planned
Middlesex County School board members have agreed to hold community meetings in each district to give citizens an opportunity to discuss concerns over the proposed 2009-10 (FY10) county school budget. The state has informed local school officials that $553,000 in state funds will be cut in FY10.
01.22.2009Pros and cons of 4-day school week discussed
“Due to potential cuts in education funding, many school districts across the nation are considering alternative schedules in order to reduce costs,” said Lane. The four-day school week is being implemented in several states, notably Kentucky and Colorado, he said.
01.22.2009R-MC student attends the Obama inauguration
In January 2009, outstanding university students from across the United States took part in a truly American celebration—the inauguration of the 44th President of the United States. Among the scholars participating was Carlo Joseph Sinagra of Locust Hill, a sophomore at Randolph-Macon College and a member of SAE fraternity.
01.22.2009Gabby Taylor wins Geography Bee
The Middlesex Elementary School Geography Bee was held on Jan. 15. After classroom eliminations, eight 4th and 5th graders competed in a school championship. After seven excellent rounds, everyone had missed two questions except 4th-grader Gabby Taylor.