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Vinton area students compete in Roanoke County Public Schools annual spelling bee

By Debbie Adams
VINTON–One of the spelling words called at the Roanoke County Schools Spelling Bee on February 22 was “automaton” and that is what the final five spellers in the event sometimes appeared to be as they competed round after round with great confidence. Some asked for definitions, word origin, and a sentence using the called... »

Herman L. Horn students participate in Hour of Code event

By Debbie Adams
VINTON–Herman L. Horn Elementary School students joined millions of others around the world to participate in this year’s Hour of Code event. The Hour of Code is a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify code and show that anybody can learn the basics of coding (programming). The event is held during the... »

Herman L. Horn Christmas tree proclaims “Life is Sweet”

By Debbie Adams
VINTON–Herman L. Horn Elementary School traditionally decorates an entry for the Hotel Roanoke Fashions for Evergreens competition each holiday season. Also traditionally–they usually win an award in the event. Once again the HLH tree has a place of honor at the top of the grand staircase at the hotel. More than 34 trees in... »

Herman L. Horn School honors veterans using advanced technology

By Debbie Adams
VINTON–Herman L. Horn Elementary School held its annual assembly saluting veterans on November 11. Teacher Michelle Lionberger and the rest of the staff at HLH Elementary organized a program of rousing patriotic songs, poems, and speeches to honor veterans and active duty personnel from the five branches of the service—the Army, Navy, Air Force,... »

Herman L. Horn holds annual Fun Run

By Debbie Adams
VINTON–Herman L. Horn Elementary School celebrated a successful PTA fall fundraiser with their annual PTA Fun Run/Ice Cream Social/Pie Throwing event on November 6. Each grade level spent a gym period outside on what was a beautiful sunny day, running or walking the new track. First responders from Vinton’s Police, Fire, and EMS Departments... »

Herman L. Horn Elementary welcomes new teachers

By Debbie Adams
VINTON–This year Herman L. Horn has a new principal, two new assistant principals, and six new teachers. Peggy Stovall moved up from assistant principal to acting principal. Former Roanoke County administrators B.J. Brewer and Becky Rowe are serving as her assistants. Stovall says that the key to success is “people not programs” and that... »

Students and teachers welcomed back to Vinton schools

By Debbie Adams
VINTON–Vinton’s elementary and secondary schools welcomed students and their families back to school with Open Houses and orientations during the week of August 17. The Chamber of Commerce, area merchants, and Vinton Baptist Church did their part to welcome the faculty and staffs of those same schools back as schools got underway for the... »

Changes in place at Herman L. Horn—new principal, renovated track, beautified landscape

By Debbie Adams
VINTON–When Herman L. Horn teachers report for their first workday on August 14, they will be greeted by a familiar face—Peggy Stovall—who has been named acting principal. She has served as assistant principal since 2009 and was named to her new position when Principal Susan Brown moved to Burlington Elementary. When they drive up... »

HLH Elementary adopts Save the Bees project

By Debbie Adams
VINTON–Herman L. Horn Elementary School is well-known in Vinton for its community spirit. They have received the Most Valuable Player award the past two years for highest per capita giving to the school district’s United Way campaign. Each year the school contributes to Relay for Life and the United Way by entering the Hotel... »

Lionberger from Herman L. Horn named McGlothlin finalist

By Debbie Adams
VINTON–Michelle Lionberger who teaches fourth grade reading and writing at Herman L. Horn Elementary School in Vinton has been named as a finalist in the prestigious McGlothlin Awards for Teaching Excellence competition—one of only six honored in the Blue Ridge region. The McGlothlin Awards are “given annually to exceptional educators from public schools in... »