Bath School Board looks towards the year winding down

The Good News alone at the Bath School Board meeting on April 2nd, was a clear example of the range of opportunities and talents our students show in a given month, and often on a regular basis all year long.  Four items mentioned were: The 3rd annual Allegheny, Bath and Covington Celebration of the Arts was held on Saturday, March 30th at Covington High School.  Around fifty-five students took part in the Celebration by displaying their art of playing in concert band.  Next year the hosts will be Allegheny Schools.  Emma Marshall, a Bath County Senior, who also happens to be the student representative to the school board, was awarded a Virginia Tech Presidential Scholarship.  No more than eighty-five students per year in Virginia receive this four-year scholarship.  It recognizes and rewards talent and commitment to academic excellence. 

Dillan Phenegar received a soccer scholarship from Penn State University on March 29th.  And it was reported Spring Sports are underway.

Valley Elementary shown as well when principal Steve Sizemeore presented what was known last year as STEAMville, but has become STEAMcity.  Students engineered products, such as roads, bridges, homes and more, drawing on review or extension of daily lessons. After combining them together on the stage the whole school community was invited to look at, and ask questions about STEAMcity. 

     The School Board then went on to approve two overnight field trips.  The first is the National BETA convention which takes place in Oklahoma City June 18th through 22nd, and the other is Bath County High School Band Camp which takes place July 21-25. 

     The Board also approved the End of Year Calendar for the high school and both Elementary Schools.  There are many upcoming actives and events, so be sure to check your students’ calendar on

School Board members and Superintendents from across the Valley Region will be convening for their spring network forum on April 24th at Bath County High School.  Each of the School divisions will bring entries for the student art show.  The visitors will also have dinner together and  Senator Creigh Deeds will be the guest speaker.

The Bath County School Board will hold its next monthly meeting on May 7th at the high school at 7:00.  They welcome attendance by the public.

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Bonnie Ralston

Bonnie Ralston is the Assistant Station Coordinator at WVLS and a Highland County news reporter. She began volunteering at Allegheny Mountain Radio in the fall of 2005. In 2006 she became an AMR employee and worked in Bath County for eight years as the WCHG Station Coordinator and then as the news reporter there. She began working in radio while in college and has stayed connected to radio, in one way or another, for more than thirty years. She grew up in Staunton, Virginia, while spending a lot of time on her family’s farm in Deerfield, Virginia. She enjoys spending time outside, watching old TV shows and movies and tending to her chickens.

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