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Cundiff’s Lindsay Murray receives prestigious Milken Educator Award

By Debbie Adams
VINTON–Representatives from the Milken Family Foundation have been traveling the country for the past several weeks, surprising educators with Milken Educator Awards, often described as the “Oscar” of teaching and “the preeminent teacher recognition program.” Only 35 teachers will be recognized this year in the United States and just one in Virginia. That “one”... »

School Bus crash in Vinton–no injuries to two students onboard

By Submitted
VINTON–Officers responded to a two vehicle collision involving a Roanoke County School bus at the intersection of Hardy Road and Niagara Road in Vinton. The crash is reported to be minor, no injuries reported with two students on the bus at the time of the crash. The accident occurred at 8 a.m. on October... »

William Byrd earns “Stay in the Game” award

By Debbie Adams
VINTON–William Byrd High School has earned the prestigious “Stay in the Game” award from the Virginia High School League (VHSL). They were the only Roanoke County school to receive the award and one of only seven teams in the 4A West Region. William Byrd Athletic Director Jason Taylor says that the award is self-explanatory.... »

W.E. Cundiff welcomes new staff and some security renovations

By Debbie Adams
VINTON–This year W.E.Cundiff Elementary School welcomes eight new faculty and staff members. They include Joy Gordon, Heather Oltmanns, Tyler Goodman, Lauren Guzman, Jessica Whitlock, Amanda Lee, Julia Ormandy, and Courtney Camden. Joy Gordon is teaching third grade. She is originally from San Antonio, Texas, but has lived in the Bonsack area for eight years. ... »

WBMS welcomes new teachers

By Debbie Adams
VINTON–William Byrd Middle School has a new principal, Todd Kageals, and a new assistant principal, Matt Coe. They also have several new teachers on board for the 2016-2017 schoolyear. Those include Lisa Booth, Kim Barker, Danielle Boone, James Edwards, Kayla Kilgore, and Ashley Williams. Booth will be a seventh grade special education collaborating teacher... »

New leaders in place at WBMS

By Debbie Adams
VINTON–Last year William Byrd Middle School was honored as a “School to Watch” under the leadership of Tammy Newcomb.” New principal Todd Kageals plans to continue the progress the school has made during the years with Newcomb as principal. She has now moved next door to William Byrd High School as their new principal.... »

WBMS and WBHS Jazz bands raise funds with Jazz Café pasta dinner

By Debbie Adams
VINTON–The William Byrd Middle and William Byrd High School Jazz Bands held their 2016 Byrd Band Jazz Café spaghetti dinner fundraiser on May 27 at Thrasher Memorial. The music was excellent and so was the pasta. Over 300 guests attended the dinner to be entertained by the bands led by directors Denise Aspell (WBMS)... »

Dr. Turner’s 24 years at WBHS coming to a close, community invited to June 7 reception

By Debbie Adams
VINTON–Dr. Richard Turner will be retiring from his position as principal of William Byrd High School at the end of June.  He has served as principal for 17 years–since 1999–and as assistant principal for seven years before that. He comes from a family of educators—his mother was a teacher. His father served as principal... »

Several faculty and staff members retiring from Vinton area schools

By Debbie Adams
VINTON–Aside from Dr. Richard Turner who is retiring from his position as principal at William Byrd High School, several other faculty and staff members are also retiring from Vinton area schools. WBHS is also losing Pam Garrison and Vickie Carroll. Garrison has worked for Roanoke County Schools for 19 years. She was hired in... »

William Byrd Middle School seventh and eighth graders will have laptops come fall

By Debbie Adams
Vinton–The Roanoke County School Board recently approved a budget which includes funding in the amount of $1.1 million to purchase 2,200 laptops for seventh and eighth graders throughout the county school system for the upcoming school year. This is an expansion of the current laptop program which started in 2002 when Hidden Valley High... »