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Kim Halterman Honored As Regional Superintendent of the Year
02/20/2024
Kim Halterman, superintendent of Alleghany Highlands Public Schools, has been selected as regional superintendent of the year for a part of Virginia that includes the Highlands.
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Alleghany High School senior Grayson Siers is a welding student at Jackson River Technical Center. Welding is among numerous Career and Technical Education programs that help prepare AHPS students for the future. (AHPS Photo)
JRTC to Host Open House for Highlands Community on March 1
02/20/2024
The month of February is nationally and locally recognized as Career and Technical Education month and this year, Jackson River Technical Center is celebrating its 50th year in serving the Alleghany Highlands as a hub of workforce training education within the public schools and adult sectors.
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Members of the Whitehead family present the Gary “Boo Boo” Whitehead Memorial Scholarship to Isaiah Hubble in 2023
‘Scholarship Season’ Is Community Effort to Support AHS Seniors
02/06/2024
“Scholarship Season” is in full swing for the Alleghany High School administration and guidance staff as they work to provide financial assistance to graduating seniors who plan to further their education.
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Opportunities to Help Bus Driver Shortage
01/31/2024
Do you know what is involved when Alleghany Highlands Public Schools staff cancel a bus route on a given school day?
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AHPS Now Offering Online Tutoring Service to Boost Learning
01/24/2024
In a move designed to assist students and accelerate learning, the Alleghany Highlands Public Schools Division is now offering Varsity Tutors for Schools.
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AHS senior Riley Spangler (right) has been named one of 11 recipients of the prestigious Harry F. Byrd Jr. Leadership Award. This photo was taken at a Jackson River Governor’s School awards ceremony last year. At left is Teresa Ellison of the governor’s school board and Eddie Graham, executive director of the governor’s school.  Riley is an honor roll student at Alleghany High School and Mountain Gateway Community College. (AHPS Photo)
AHS Senior to Receive Prestigious Harry Byrd Jr. Leadership Award
01/19/2024
An Alleghany High School senior is one of the recipients of the statewide Harry F. Byrd Jr. Leadership Award for 2023-24.
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Alleghany High School freshman Elijah Halterman (left) is serving as a Page in the Virginia House of Delegates during the 2024 General Assembly session. Halterman is working with Del. Terry Austin (right) and other lawmakers to experience Virginia’s legislative process firsthand. (Photo courtesy of Del. Terry Austin)
AHS Freshman Learning Virginia Legislative Process Firsthand
01/16/2024
An Alleghany High School student has been selected as a Virginia General Assembly House of Delegates Page. Ninth grader Elijah Halterman was chosen for the program and he is attending the General Assembly session in Richmond this winter.
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Covington Middle Receiving Security Upgrades under State Grant
01/08/2024
The Alleghany Highlands Public Schools Division has been awarded a grant to enhance safety and security features at Covington Middle School.
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Sharon Elementary School Feted in Style over U.S. News Ranking
12/21/2023
A grand celebration was held at Sharon Elementary School on the morning of Wednesday, Dec. 20, in recognition of the school being named one of the top 100 elementary schools in Virginia by U.S. News & World Report.
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Braylee Boggs Wins First AHPS Holiday Card Design Contest
12/21/2023
Braylee Boggs, a second grader at Callaghan Elementary School, has been named the winner of the first ever Alleghany Highlands Public Schools Holiday Card Design Contest.
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Culinary Students’ Gingerbread Designs Are ‘Uniquely Alleghany’
12/13/2023
Unique gingerbread designs by Jackson River Technical Center culinary students are on display at the Alleghany Highlands Arts and Crafts Center in Clifton Forge.
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AHPS Receives Grant to Boost Breakfast Participation at AHS
12/07/2023
The Alleghany Highlands Public Schools Division has received a $13,400 grant from No Kid Hungry to help increase student breakfast participation at Alleghany High School.
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U.S. News Ranks Sharon among State’s Best Elementary Schools
11/29/2023
Sharon Elementary School is listed as one of the best elementary schools in Virginia in rankings recently released by U.S. News & World Reports.
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Grant To Enhance Agriculture in Classroom at JWES
11/21/2023
Jeter-Watson Elementary School has been awarded a $500 grant to help students better understand agriculture.
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AHPS Creates Friendly Rivalries to Boost Attendance
11/07/2023
LOW MOOR — As part of its ongoing efforts to address chronic absenteeism, Alleghany Highlands Public School has launched a friendly competition among schools.
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Students at Mountain View Elementary School receive tutoring to boost learning. Alleghany Highlands Public Schools will use special funding from the state to provide students with even more tutoring as part of an effort to address learning loss from the COVID-19 pandemic. (AHPS Photo)
AHPS ‘All In’ On State Plan to Boost Learning and Attendance
10/30/2023
Like school divisions around the state, Alleghany Highlands Public Schools is developing and implementing an ALL In Virginia Plan.
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Callaghan Students Combine to Write Halloween Thriller
10/27/2023
Students at Callaghan Elementary School pulled off a unique feat by completing a schoolwide writing project.
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Statement On CMS Incident
10/16/2023
Alleghany Highlands Public Schools have returned to normal operations after a lockdown was initiated at Covington Middle School earlier today. All other schools were under shelter in place as an added precaution to ensure student and staff safety.
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AHPS Band Trailer Reflect Community Spirit
09/28/2023
LOW MOOR — A spiffy trailer being used by the Alleghany High School Band is proof that the Alleghany Highlands Public Schools Division is helping put unity in the community.
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Two AHPS Teachers Earn Recognition from School Group
09/26/2023
High expectations and a love for students have helped two Alleghany Highlands Public Schools teachers achieve recognition from a group of public school divisions in Virginia.
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CMS Changes Schedule Format to Improve Student Instruction
09/18/2023
LOW MOOR — With a goal of providing students with a more continuous level of instruction, Covington Middle School will be implementing a new scheduling format.
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Teacher Has Important Role In Evaluating VA SOL Tests
09/05/2023
LOW MOOR — Jeter-Watson Elementary School teacher Hannah Gibson recently wrapped up work on a committee that plays an important role in evaluating and refining the Virginia Standards of Learning assessments.
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AHPS is a CEP Division for the 2023-2024 School Year
08/23/2023
All students in AHPS can continue to receive a breakfast and lunch free of charge under the federal Community Eligibility Provision (CEP).
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School Bus Routes and Schedules 2023-2024
08/19/2023
Alleghany Highlands Public Schools - Bus Routes for the 2023-2024 School Year.
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Alleghany Cougars Team Store Launches
03/10/2023
The Alleghany Highlands Public School Division’s athletic department has teamed with its official outfitter, BSN Sports, to launch an exclusive online store featuring Alleghany Cougars apparel and merchandise.
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