Recent News

Candidate forums

PASS Parents and Friends Obviously, a very important part of being an advocate for our children’s education is being an informed voter. The upcoming elections will have huge implications for education in our county…. In the coming weeks, five respected local groups — Farm Bureau of Shenandoah

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New Board Members and PASS’ Mission

As most of you know, PASS is run by a Board of Directors of Parents and other education supporters from all parts of Shenandoah County. We have had some vacancies on our board as two members (Dennis Morris and Michelle Manning) left to become candidates for local

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Dr. Johnston’s Blog and the Free Press

The front page of yesterday’s Free Press is…more or less what we have come to expect from the Free Press. It basically accuses SCPS and the School Board of cooking the numbers on teachers. We will probably respond in the next few days, but in general, I

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Welcome New PASS Parents/NV Daily on Teachers

PASS Parents and Friends: First of all welcome to all the new PASS Parents we signed up at back-to-school days. Thanks for joining our e-mail list — we hope you find it informative.  As you will see, PASS works hard to make sure parents know about local

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A Cloud Over Back-to-School

PASS Parents and Friends – Tomorrow begins a new school year for SCPS, and normally PASS would be a source of upbeat messaging conveying best wishes for the upcoming year. And it is certainly true that we hope students, parents, teachers, coaches, administrators and the broader community

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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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