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   Aug 18 2014
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   Aug 19 2014
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   Aug 20 2014

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New Principal Announced for Peter Muhlenberg Middle School!

At its July 28, 2014 meeting, the Shenandoah County School Board appointed Dr. Kristin (Kris) Waldrop, Principal of Peter Muhlenberg Middle School. In introducing Dr. Waldrop to the Peter Muhlenberg staff on Tuesday morning, Superintendent Dr. Jeremy Raley noted that “Dr. Waldrop brings a wealth of school instructional leadership experience having served as elementary principal and middle school teacher.” Dr. Waldrop is currently the Principal of Greenwood Mill Elementary School in Frederick County Public Schools.
Dr. Raley shared his enthusiasm that “Dr. Waldrop is an excellent fit for Peter Muhlenberg because she is very student centered and demonstrates a collaborative leadership philosophy for working hand-in-hand with the school faculty and staff.” The principal vacancy was created when long-time Peter Muhlenberg Principal, Ms. Gina Stetter was appointed Director of Special Education at the Central Office.


School Board Goals 2014-2015 _______________________________________________________________________
Tdap Shot Required of Rising 6th Graders
All students entering 6th grade in September, 2014 are required to have a tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis (Tdap) shot.  Your child cannot start school in September without record of this immunization on file.  It is important to prepare for the Tdap vaccine now.  This immunization can be provided by your child’s physician.  It is also available at the Health Department at no cost.  Documentation from the doctor or Health Department should be presented to the school nurse.  Make your appointment now to help your child be prepared for middle school!

Great communities come from great schools; therefore, we believe.....

  • All decisions are based on the best interest of our students.
  • Meaningful learning occurs only in the presence of meaningful relationships.
  • Measures of success are unique and individualized for each learner.
  • Continuous growth and improvement is expected for everyone.
  • Problem solving is an essential skill.
  • An atmosphere of respect must exist.
  • The education of our children is an investment of time, labor, and resources in our future.   

These beliefs are truly representative of our school division and our community!  They will serve as the foundation for decisions that we, as a school community, make regarding personnel, curriculum, finances, and our daily interactions with one another.  These beliefs will guide us as we all work together to meet the changing needs of our school division.  I want to take this opportunity to thank all of you for the time and effort that you have dedicated to this worthwhile process.  I am excited about the possibilities that exist for our school division in the future.  Endless opportunities await us as we all work together for the mutual benefit of our community's children.
- Dr. Jeremy Raley


The Youth Resource Alliance was formed to serve as a venue for sharing information about the youth-serving groups and agencies available throughout the Lord Fairfax Health District.  In collaboration with Valley Health and Northwestern Community Services, the website provides the community with a comprehensive and up-to-date list of youth resources. You can find these resources at www.youthresourcealliance.org.

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Did you know that all nine schools in Shenandoah County have been awarded full accreditation for thirteen consecutive years?  Did you know that one out of four students take an Advanced Placement and/or Dual Enrollment class?  To read more about interesting facts about our school division, check out our Fast Facts.

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Mission:
The Mission of Shenandoah County Public Schools is to prepare each student for a future of life-long learning. We believe that:

  • The success of Shenandoah County Public Schools rests with how well we prepare our students for the future
  • All members of the learning community are valued and respected
  • A work environment must encourage and support trust, mutual respect, open communications, and risk taking
  • Processes which allow for continuous improvement and problem solving are essential
  • The education of all members of the learning community is a shared responsibility.

Vision:
The Vision of Shenandoah County Public Schools is to be the first choice for education by:

  • Producing individuals who have the skills, ability, and attitudes to succeed as productive citizens and develop a mindset of life-time learning
  • Demonstrating high standards and expectations for all school personnel
  • Maximizing the utilization of school resources
  • Fostering goals and values that will be embraced by those whom the school division touches
  • Recognizing superior performance
  • Comparing favorably with Virginia standards.

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