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WBHS introduces 2016 Homecoming Court

By Debbie Adams
VINTON–William Byrd High School students traditionally nominate and elect a homecoming court and a queen each year. This year they asked Principal Tammy Newcomb if they could choose a homecoming king as well. That makes a homecoming court of 20 students for the first time Members of the freshman class made nominations for the... »

Caldwell accepted Dan Piper Award in New York on September 17

By Debbie Adams
UPDATE:  Tyler picked up his award in Central Park on September 17. Tyler’s mom Kathy Caldwell says, “ Our trip was so exciting and we had so much fun.” They cut their trip a little short because of the bombing in New York on September 17 and returned home via rental vans, not taking any... »

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.... »

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... »

Student charged with making threats at William Byrd High School

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  Criminal and disciplinary action for threats made on April 7 and 18 ROANOKE – A student has been charged with making threats at William Byrd High School on April 7 and April 18.  We are cooperating with the Roanoke County Police Department to seek criminal charges and we are taking appropriate disciplinary action. ... »

Dr. Turner reassures parents after threatening message discovered at WBHS

By Debbie Adams
VINTON–While the Roanoke County Police Department and Roanoke County Schools are investigating a message found scrawled in a girls’ restroom at William Byrd High School on Thursday, principal Dr. Richard Turner says classes will go on as normal today with additional safety measures in place. “Around lunchtime, a student discovered a message written in... »

DAR presents 2016 Good Citizen award to WBHS student

By Debbie Adams
VINTON–WBHS senior Kate O’Connor received this year’s 2016 DAR Good Citizen Award from the Roanoke Valley Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR).  The presentation was made at the chapter’s meeting on March 19. According to Lee Sikes, who is the scholarship coordinator at William Byrd, the DAR... »

Waukeshaw Development takes on former William Byrd project in Vinton

By Debbie Adams
VINTON–At long last a developer has been found for the former William Byrd High School in Vinton. The announcement was made at the Roanoke County Board of Supervisors meeting on March 22. The board adopted the sale of contract and development agreement and authorized the County Administrator to execute the contract between Roanoke County,... »