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Reminder about film screening on Monday

PASS Parents and Friends I just wanted to remind you about the PASS screening of the documentary film “Schooled: An Educational Film” that PASS is screening at Woodstock Community Theater on Monday night at 6:00.  Attendance is free, and the movie runs only 25 minutes.  Created by recent

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Film about ShenCo Education, and a Personal Note

PASS Parents and Friends: Stephen French and Zach Stewart are two recently graduated seniors from Central High School. For their senior project, they did a documentary film on financial issues facing public education in Shenandoah County and what we as a community might do to solve them.

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Volunteers of the year

Hi PASS Parents & Friends! (Abby here) We had wanted to do this post last Friday, but the non-accreditation stuff kind of hijacked our agenda. Glad we can finally get to this post, which we can all feel good about.) There are many ways parents can support

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Loss of Accreditation: A Tipping Point?

PASS Parents and Friends: Many of you saw Brandy’s post on Friday about the fact that two ShenCo schools – Robinson and North Fork – are likely to lose their accreditation. For the last two years, we at PASS have walked a fine line in our messaging.

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Two SCPS Schools Likely to Lose Accreditation

PASS Parents and Friends: As some of you have probably seen in the NV Daily, it now seems likely that two Shenandoah County Schools — W.W. Robinson Elementary and North Fork Middle School — are likely to lose their state accreditation this year because of under-performance on

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Developing leadership in Shenandoah County

One of PASS’ goals is to encourage parents and supporters of school-aged children to take a more active role in the leadership of Shenandoah County. The Shenandoah County Chamber has created a leadership program that will allow you to do just that. The program will give participants

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Conservatives and local government

PASS Parents and Friends: (Dan here.) This e-mail is mainly written for the benefit of my fellow Republicans and conservatives. We are very grateful to and for our Democratic supporters and you are certainly welcome to read along; it’s just that this is written from a perspective

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New Grading System

PASS Parents and Friends: This past Thursday The Free Press published a headline story, “Failure becomes tough assignment”. After reading this article I felt my first e-mail as a PASS Board Member should help dispel the myths of this headline and story. As I closed out my

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Katie

PASS Parents and Friends: Before any of us, there was Katie. Before Ken Scheck and Jamie Nichols started Save Our Schools; before Abby and Jennifer started Shenandoah Supports New Schools, and well before Cyndy and I even began talking about PASS, Katie Freakley saw the storm clouds

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PASS Grades Supervisors on Support for Education in Shenandoah County

EDINBURG – For the third year in a row, Shenandoah County Parents’ Alliance for Strong Schools (PASS) marked the last day of the school year by issuing a report card, grading individual members on the county Board of Supervisors based on their relative support for education funding. The letter grade issued to each Supervisor is intended to reflect that member’s statements, actions and votes with respect to…

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