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MES Spelling Bee
imageSixteen 4th and 5th grade students earned the right to participate in the 2009 Richmond Times-Dispatch Spelling Bee at Middlesex Elementary School.

SCW Geography Bee
imageThe St. Clare Walker Middle School students above participated in the Geography Bee held on Jan. 14. The winner of the Geography Bee was Zach Jones, who will move on to compete at the regional Geography Bee.


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.


Pros 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.


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