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Harrisonburg High School students honor first responders ahead of 9/11 anniversary  WHSV

Harrisonburg High School students made several stops around the city Tuesday afternoon to drop off care packages to local first responders in honor of 9/11.

HHS dedicates court to former coach Bergey  WHSV

A ceremony was held Tuesday to honor former Harrisonburg High School basketball coach Roger Bergey by naming the school's basketball court after him.

For high schoolers, 9/11 is history, not a memory  WHSV

For high school students, the attack isn't a memory. It's part of a history lesson taken from a textbook.

Former HHS standout Turner signs with Seahawks  WHSV

Former Harrisonburg High School football standout Landon Turner has signed with the Seattle Seahawks.

Public gives input on second Harrisonburg high school  WHSV

On Thursday night, community members attended a public input session about the new, second high school in Harrisonburg.

Second Harrisonburg High School enters design phase  WHSV

The second Harrisonburg High School has now entered the design phase.

Planning Commission discusses location of second Harrisonburg high school  WHSV

On Wednesday evening, the Harrisonburg Planning Commission held public hearings to discuss requests from Harrisonburg City Public Schools regarding the ...

Harrisonburg High School welcomes new principal  WHSV

On Monday, Harrisonburg High School welcomed its new principal, Melissa Hensley, who comes from administration in another Valley school district.

HCPS launches strategic plan process with public meeting  WHSV

More than 100 people gathered at Harrisonburg High School on Thursday evening to discuss the strategic plan process for city schools.

Montgomery, Donald Lee  The Daily Progress

Donald Lee Montgomery, 80, a resident of Waynesboro, Va., went to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, September 13, 2019. He was born on March 9, 1939, ...

Parks & Rec to host workshop for Plan Purcell Project  Augusta Free Press

The Harrisonburg Parks and Recreation Department will host a Playground Workshop this week at Purcell Park's Kid's Castle to collect the public's ideas and ...

James Madison University set out to help 35 middle schoolers become first in families to attend college. Would they succeed?  Staunton News Leader

They've worked since middle school to be JMU Valley Scholars, the first of their families to go to college. Now the real work begins.

Costs for second Harrisonburg high school construction rise  WHSV

On Monday night, Grimm and Parker Architects updated the Harrisonburg City School Board with a new cost of constructing the new High school.

Harrisonburg leaders plan for 2022 opening of new high school  WHSV

On Wednesday, January 16th, members of a liaison committee composed of Harrisonburg City Council members and the Harrisonburg School Board me to ...

Harrisonburg High School holds celebration in memory of Dr. King  WHSV

Harrisonburg High School held a ceremony to remember Dr. Martin Luther King Junior on Monday morning. The organizers of the event hope that the ceremony ...

Harrisonburg High School signing day  WHSV

Eleven athletes were honored as part of a signing day ceremony at Harrisonburg High School Tuesday afternoon.

Options explored for construction of new high school in Harrisonburg  WHSV

Members of the Harrisonburg School Board passed a resolution on Monday morning to explore the possibility of changing the construction process for the city's ...

Harrisonburg leaders unveil location of new high school  WHSV

HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) — The location selected to build a second high school in the Friendly City was revealed on Monday afternoon. Members of city ...

VHSL names valley high school student Journalist of the Year  WHSV

For the second year in a row, a student at Harrisonburg High School was recognized as Student Journalist of the Year by the Virginia High School League.

Local high schools host Women in STEM event  WHSV

On Friday, the Harrisonburg High School Governor's STEM Academy hosted a WiSTEM event.

Harrisonburg city school board member gives an inside look at the new high school  WHSV

In July Harrisonburg City Council decided to move forward with purchasing land for the second high school. They will close on this property soon, and it is still a ...

Harrisonburg boys soccer unbeaten in 2019  WHSV

The Harrisonburg High School boys soccer team has yet to lose during the 2019 season.

Central High principal takes new job | Nvdaily |  Northern Virginia Daily

Central High School Principal Melissa Hensley has left the Shenandoah County Public Schools after being named principal of Harrisonburg High School.

Harrisonburg City Public Schools embrace diverse population  The Breeze

Fifty-three languages and 49 countries are represented by students currently attending Harrisonburg City Public Schools. Approximately 2,030 children are ...

HS football practice begins in Virginia  WHSV

The Harrisonburg high school football team was on the practice field Thursday during the first day teams in Virginia could start practice for the 2019 season.

Harrisonburg's Role in Virginia School Integration  WMRA Public Radio

In the first report in this series , we heard about the groundbreaking judicial rulings ordering school integration in Virginia that earned Harrisonburg's.

Comedy basketball group performs at Harrisonburg High School  WHSV

The Harlem Superstars are in town, ready to entertain and bring a message.

Local teacher nominated for national presidential award  WHSV

HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) — Harrisonburg High School teacher Myron Blosser has been selected as a state finalist for the 2019 Presidential Award for ...

Harrisonburg School Board narrows down price for new high school  WHSV

The Harrisonburg City School Board has narrowed down its estimate of how much a brand new high school may cost, in its effort to reduce overcrowding at ...

Harrisonburg High School overcrowding: Working toward a solution  WHSV

School and city leaders recap where things stand in handling the overcrowding issue at Harrisonburg High School.

Harrisonburg considers adding a second high school  The Breeze

Harrisonburg looks to add a second public high school as classrooms become overcrowded.

Harrisonburg High School among most diverse  WHSV

Harrisonburg High School is among the top 25 most diverse high schools in Virginia, according to a new survey.

Harrisonburg High School graduates increase enrollment at BRCC  WHSV

HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) -- Harrisonburg High School graduates have nearly doubled their enrollment at Blue Ridge Community College, according to the ...

Oasis Gallery unveils new LOVEworks mural in downtown Harrisonburg  WHSV

HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) — Oasis Gallery has been in downtown Harirsonburg for 20 years and the co-op gallery is trying to help beautify Water Street ...

Harrisonburg votes to build a second high school, planning for 2023 open  WHSV

Harrisonburg City Council has voted to build a second high school in Harrisonburg to open in 2023. The motion passed 3 to 2.

Harrisonburg High School first school in Virginia to join forces with United Sound  WHSV

HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) -- Harrisonburg High School has a number of titles and they've just added a new one to the list. The school recently became the ...

Harrisonburg HS AD Wilson leaving to join VHSL  WHSV

The Virginia High School League is announcing current Harrisonburg High School Athletic Director Darrell Wilson will join the VHSL staff as assistant director for ...

Competing Solutions for Harrisonburg High's Overcrowding  WMRA Public Radio

In June the Harrisonburg City School Board unanimously endorsed building a second high school for the city, to alleviate the overcrowding at Harrisonburg.

Elementary school students receive flag training amid new responsibility  WHSV

HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) — Some fifth-grade students at Bluestone Elementary School got a lesson on the American and Virginian flags on Thursday ...

Shenandoah Valley all-star game set for Sunday  Staunton News Leader

Augusta County, Staunton, Waynesboro seniors to play in all-star game Sunday at Harrisonbug.

Where to watch fireworks in the Shenandoah Valley  WHSV

There are plenty of places in the Shenandoah Valley to celebrate Independence Day. We've got a list of them here.

Spring sports Valley District Championships roundup  WHSV

Valley District champions crowned in baseball, softball, and boys and girls soccer at Harrisonburg High School on Friday night.

Students Over Structures protest $100 million high school  The Breeze

Vibrant red signs with the phrase “Tell City Board and School Board, Students Over Structures. No $100 Million High School,” have recently been popping up ...

New Central High School principal named | Nvdaily |  Northern Virginia Daily

The Shenandoah County School Board on Wednesday approved the appointment of Lori Swortzel as principal of Central High School.

Harrisonburg High School partakes in National Walkout Day  The Breeze

Students from Harrisonburg High School participated in National Walkout Day and were joined by Harrisonburg mayor Deanna Reed.

Harrisonburg High School to honor maintenance man after 22 years  WHSV

The Harrisonburg High School football team will honor Amos Simmons at tomorrow's game for his 22 years of *service* for the team as he retires this year.

Valley FCA to host inaugural high school football all-star game  WHSV

Valley Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) will host the inaugural Valley FCA All-Star Football Game on Sunday, Dec. 16 with kickoff set for 2 pm ET at ...

Burger King Student Athlete of the Week: Hannah Miller  WHSV

Hannah Miller holds three school records and plays four sports, but there's plenty more that she does at Harrisonburg High School.

UVA Final Four excitement reaches the Valley  WHSV

It's been 35 years since the UVA men's basketball team has made it to college basketball's biggest stage, but now they're headed back to the Final Four.

HHS standout Robinson-Jenkins hopes to return in a few weeks  WHSV

Harrisonburg high school standout running back Marcus Robinson-Jenkins says he hopes to return to the field when the Blue Streaks play Broadway on ...

Toliver earns WNBA All-Star honors for third time  WHSV

Former Harrisonburg High School standout and current Washington Mystics guard Krisit Toliver has been named a WNBA All-Star.

Staunton School Board reveals renovation design for high school  WHSV

On Monday, after voting to rename R.E. Lee High School to Staunton High School, the board revealed what the renovated school will look like in 2020.

Woodyard resigns as Turner Ashy boys basketball head coach  WHSV

Marquis Woodyard has resigned as the boys basketball head coach at Turner Ashby. He has accepted a position working at the United States Basketball ...

Workshop aims to empower refugee teens  WHSV

HARRISONBURG, Va, (WHSV) — Immigrant and refugee teenagers took part in a workshop at Eastern Mennonite University on Saturday to feel more ...

Harrisonburg special needs programs recognized for inclusion  The Breeze

Two Harrisonburg special needs programs were recognized by the Virginia Department of Education for excellence in inclusion.

Region tourney play opens Monday | Prep Sports

Halifax County High School's sports teams swing into Virginia High School League Region 5D Tournament play this week with the number one seeded Comets ...

Harrisonburg City School Board to act on budget April 3  The Breeze

Harrisonburg City School Board has proposed a 5.62 percent increase in their budget from last year. The increase is mainly due to overcrowding in classrooms.

Harrisonburg natives aim to empower youth through "On the Collaborative" program  WHSV

Brent Holsinger and Mayor Deanna Reed consider it their purpose to give back to the community. The two Harrisonburg natives are doing just that through a ...

Memorial Hall celebrates 90-year anniversary  The Breeze

After over 75 years of operating as Harrisonburg High School, the building was repurposed so that JMU's College of Education could work under one roof.

Relay for Life this Friday at Rockingham County Fairgrounds  WHSV

On Friday, the Harrisonburg office of the American Cancer Society will be hosting its Relay for Life at the Rockingham County Fairgrounds.

Harrisonburg High School students gather to watch debate  WHSV

Nearly 40 Harrisonburg High School students gathered to watch the Presidential debate on Monday night in their government classroom.

Chris Jones and Sal Romero Jr. win Harrisonburg City Council seats  WHSV

Both Democratic candidates won seats on the Harrisonburg City Council on election night.

School board considering expansion to Harrisonburg High School  WHSV

The Harrisonburg City School Board is now looking over new plans of an addition to Harrisonburg High School, one of their ideas to relieve overcrowding in the ...

High school graduation weekend begins Friday in the northern Valley  WHSV

High school graduation season is upon us in the northern Shenandoah Valley. Spotswood High School seniors take the stage Friday night at 7:00 p.m. at James ...

Gallery: Harrisonburg High School Walkout | Multimedia  The Breeze

Students at Harrisonburg High School walked out of classrooms at approximately 10 a.m. to show support for the students in Parkland, Florida.

Harrisonburg school board votes to build a new school  WHSV

School board members are saying what we have been hearing for months and weeks now -- something has to be done about the overcrowding situation.

Old Harrisonburg High School For Sale  WHSV

James Madison University made an official offer of 16-point-9 million dollars last night for the old Harrisonburg High School, which they currently renting from the ...

Harrisonburg School Board reviews projected enrollment numbers in city schools for 2026  WHSV

Harrisonburg School Board is taking steps toward making a decision about the overcrowding at Harrisonburg High School.

People weigh in on Sanders' plan to eliminate student loan debt  WHSV

This week, Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) proposed a plan to wipe out all of the student debt in America — which is about ...

John O. Marsh Jr., former Secretary of the Army from Harrisonburg, dies  WHSV

John O. Marsh Jr., who served in the United States House of Representatives for Virginia, has died.

Harrisonburg High School Nursery  WHSV

Experts say only one-third of teen mothers complete high school. Now, by providing on-site childcare, a Valley high school hopes more students will graduate.

Harrisonburg elementary school begins integrated Autism program  WHSV

Stone Spring Elementary School in Harrisonburg is trying out a new integrated Autism program this school year with a goal to work as a team for the benefit of ...

Historic graffiti art revealed in downtown Harrisonburg  WHSV

You can now take a look at some artwork that was created in downtown Harrisonburg more than 100 years ago, thanks to a grant from the Harrisonburg ...

Harrisonburg High School Investigation  WHSV

Some members of the Harrisonburg High School football team are accused of armed robbery and distributing prescription pain pills, and the police allege some ...

Inside the Old Harrisonburg High School  WHSV

Those with ties to the old Harrisonburg High School got a chance to go back Wednesday night, and to see for themselves what's been going on since the ...

Marshall Pattie proposes Government Center's land be used for youth sports  WHSV

Verona Elementary School is for sale and youth sports may be affected, but the County is working on ideas for alternative space for the Verona Community ...

Local NAACP chapter celebrates Juneteenth in Bridgewater  WHSV

An announcement in Texas on June 19, 1865, marked the official ending of slavery in America, two years after the Emancipation Proclamation.

Incarceration stories shared at criminal justice vigil  WHSV

People gathered in front of the Rockingham County Circuit Courthouse on Saturday morning to share personal stories of incarceration and call for reforms at ...

City is no longer a sleepy college town Industries  Virginia Business Magazine

As Harrisonburg awakens on a summer Saturday morning, young people emerge from downtown apartment buildings and lofts to get in a run or to walk their ...

Harrisonburg High School presents 'Meet Me in St. Louis'  WHSV

Students from Harrisonburg High School are putting on the classic musical 'Meet Me in St. Louis' this February.

Do you know the fireworks law for where you live?  WHSV

If you've lived in Virginia for long, you know that any firework that shoots into the sky is illegal. But the law in your local area may be a little different.

New Harrisonburg schools near completion, changes coming to high school  WHSV

Work on the new Bluestone Elementary and Elon Rhodes Early Learning Center is almost done as both schools are expected to open for the first day of school ...

Programs offer resources to pregnant teenagers in the Valley  The Breeze

AVA Care, Hand in Hand and Project 4T offer services to local pregnant teenagers and moms. These services vary from counseling to day care.

Valley students raising money to purchase books for Maasai girls' school in Kenya  WHSV

Stone Spring Elementary in Harrisonburg, has its annual school-wide reading program from February 12th to 16th. This year, they're partnering with Nasaruni ...

Harrisonburg City Council race grows to four candidates  WHSV

Two seats are up for grabs on Harrisonburg City Council this November. Three candidates have already announced their campaign. On Tuesday, one more ...

Staunton police looking for suspect in hit-and-run  WHSV

The Staunton Police Department is asking for help from the public to find a suspect in a hit-and-run.

Elementary school teaches students about importance of agriculture  WHSV

Wednesday was Ag Day at South River Elementary School in Grottoes — with the goal of heightening student's awareness of agriculture and sparking their ...

Professional basketball team to hold open tryout in Harrisonburg  WHSV

The Roanoke Rising Stars, a professional basketball team in the ABA, will hold an open tryout at Harrisonburg high school on Sunday, April 29.

'Don Don' Returns Home to Coach HHS  WHSV

Harrisonburg City Public Schools announces Don Burgess, Jr. will take the helm of the Boys Varsity Basketball team and boys basketball program as Head ...

Friendly City Fourth free events in Downtown Harrisonburg  Augusta Free Press

Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance's annual Fourth of July event (formerly known as Valley Fourth) is back and better than ever. Friendly City Fourth will ...

Former HHS standout Toliver named Wizards assistant coach  WHSV

Former Harrisonburg High School standout basketball player Kristi Toliver has been named an assistant coach for the Washington Wizards for the 2018-2019 ...

High schools: Rockbridge County reaches Valley District girls final as No. 6 seed  Roanoke Times

FORT DEFIANCE — Rockbridge County entered the Valley District girls basketball tournament seeded sixth among six teams.

HDR calls for artist submissions for new downtown public art project  WHSV

Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance, the Arts Council of the Valley, and Harrisonburg City Public Schools have partnered for a new downtown art project.

Flower shop hands out free bouquets for a purpose  WHSV

Visitors of Walmart on Burgess Road on Monday morning were in for a surprise.

Bear necessities: What to know as hibernation ends  WHSV

Experts say there are things you can do to make sure you're not encouraging bears to come around your home.

Let's dance: JMU students raise the roof for children's hospital  WHSV

Hundreds of James Madison University students planned to dance for 12 hours straight on Saturday in an effort to raise money for the University of Virginia ...

Report presented on RE Lee High School debate  WHSV

The debate continues over the name of Robert E. Lee High School in Staunton. On Monday night, after five months of public input, the Virginia Center for ...

Lawrence R. Tucker | Obituaries  Indiana Gazette

Lawrence Rudolph (Rudy) Tucker, 93, of Weyers Cave, Va., died Monday, June 3, 2019, at Hospice of the Piedmont.

Candidate could become first Latino Harrisonburg City Council member  WHSV

A former Vice-Principal and current Harrisonburg City Public School employee has announced his candidacy for Harrisonburg City Council.

Rowland, Andrea McCrea  The Daily Progress

Published author and teacher, Andrea McCrea Rowland nee Fisher passed on June 7, 2019.

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