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Dirt is moving on Garbers Church Road as the City of Harrisonburg works to construct a new elementary school -- next to Heritage Oaks Golf Course and across the street from Harrisonburg High School.
Read all about the plans for this school in this Daily News Record article from April.
Thanks to Brent at On the Road Collaborative for the tip on this opportunity for City residents....
The Harrisonburg City School Board is asking residents of Harrisonburg City to submit recommendations for the new elementary school being built on Garbers Church Road AND the new pre-school center being built at Smithland Elementary School.
This is a great opportunity to make your voice heard on important decisions in our community that will last for generations to come!
click here to make your naming recommendation
Facility naming guidelines include:
Recommendations must be received by 4:00 p.m. on December 10, 2015. The School Board will begin discussion on this matter at the January 19, 2016 school board work session.
Click on the image above to download the architect's most recent report on this upcoming school facility.
How can your next home use ZERO electricity? It is possible!
Calling all builders (and other interested parties) --- there will be a "Zero Energy Home Training" event in Harrisonburg on November 10th at the Ice House from 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM.
Information covered in this free training session will answer these questions (and more)....
When the school bells ring to mark the end of the day, hundreds of students do not go home, but instead continue to learn, grow, achieve and prepare for school and future success.
Beyond the Bell works with school and community to expand the learning day through a range of out of school time programs that are designed to build students' skills, strengthen their motivation to learn, and improve their academic performance.
Beyond the Bell utilizes a network of talented, passionate and caring educators and community partners to deliver academic and enrichment experiences that include completing high-quality homework, practicing important school success skills, such as goal-setting and organization, and participating in project-based enrichment courses like robotics, art and cooking.
Without funding, the wonderful things happening through Beyond the Bell will screech to a halt at the end of the current school year.
Click here to read an update on this search for funding, written by Brent Holsinger, the director of Beyond the Bell.
Harrisonburg Public Schools will be opening a Fine Arts Academy in Fall 2013 to complement its existing science, technology, engineering and math academies.
Read more in this recent Daily News Record article.
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