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Congratulations to Jaclyn Roller Ryan!
Jaclyn RyanWe are pleased to announce that Ms. Jaclyn Roller Ryan, Agriscience teacher at Signal Knob Middle School, has been named the Virginia Region 4 Teacher of the Year. Having been named the Shenandoah County Public Schools Teacher of the Year in May, 2014, Ms. Ryan now represents the 19 school divisions in Region 4 for the Virginia State Teacher of the Year. Ms. Ryan will compete against the other seven region finalists for the Virginia Teacher of the Year in early October in Richmond. The Virginia Teacher of the year will then compete for the National Teacher of the Year.
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Shenandoah County Public Schools uses the SchoolMessenger Notification System to provide timely communication to parents/guardians regarding school closings, delays, early dismissals, attendance, general interest activities, and campus/division emergencies. In order to enhance our ability to accurately deliver that information, we kindly request that you manage your contact phone numbers through your PowerSchool Parent Portal account. Click here for instructions on how to manage your contacts. 

Belief Statements
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.  
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.

Belief Statements
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

The Comprehensive Plan is designed to provide a vision for the future of the Shenandoah County Public Schools.  The Comprehensive Plan reflects involvement from various stakeholders including the School Board, Superintendent, staff, principals, teachers, parents, and citizens.  This document aligns with the Standards of Quality as outlined in the Code of Virginia.  It is rooted in local school board philosophy and is aligned with all division planning documents, specifically the School Board’s approved technology plan. 

The Plan is submitted pursuant to § 22.1-253.13:6 of the Code of Virginia.  This document is a comprehensive, unified, long range plan based on data collection, analysis, and evaluation.  The development process is a continuous cycle involving staff and the community.

The Shenandoah County Public Schools Comprehensive Plan is divided into five different sections including:  1)Culture, Climate, and Community 2)Building from the Start:  Infant, Toddler, and Preschool Years 3)Teaching and Learning 4)Leadership and 5)Employee and Organizational Success.  The full plan can be viewed at the following link: 

Comprehensive Plan 2012 - 2018

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