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Spelling Bee winner recognized

Peyton Turner, a sixth grader at Cumberland Middle School, was recognized by the Cumberland County School Board at the April 1 meeting for winning the ... Read more

6 days ago by Staff Report.

McCutcheon named Division Teacher of the Year

Margaret Katherine “Kathy” McCutcheon has been named Division Teacher of the Year for Cumberland County Schools. She will be eligible to compete for the title ... Read more

6 days ago by Staff Report.

Prince Edward County High School honor roll

Prince Edward County High School has released its honor roll for the third nine weeks of the school year. NINTH GRADE Bodie Beach, Charles Becker ... Read more

6 days ago by Alexa Massey.

Seniors exhibit to open April 17

Each year, all senior Longwood University visual arts majors create a capstone professional project that often forms the core of what will become their professional ... Read more

7 days ago by Staff Report.

History professor shows off epic office decor

Walking through the halls of the Longwood University Rotunda, a quick glance into Room 229 might make a passerby think they’ve stumbled upon a tiny ... Read more

7 days ago by Alexa Massey.

Dos Passos Prize event is Thursday

The English and Modern Languages Department of Longwood will host a virtual reading and interview with fiction and nonfiction writer Aleksandar Hemon, the 2020 John ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Report.

Wilbourne inducted into Phi Kappa Phi

Emily Wilbourne of Farmville was recently initiated into the honor society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society. ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Report.

SVCC power line worker program receives boost from Benchmark

Winter 2021 was dominated in February by ice storms that left more than 75,000 Southside Virginians without electricity, some for as long as two weeks. ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Report.

Students of the Month recognized

Each month during the monthly meeting, the Cumberland School Board recognizes the Students of the Month for each school. The following students were recognized at ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Report.

Prince Edward County Middle School honor roll

Prince Edward County Middle School has released its honor roll for the third nine weeks of the school year. FIFTH GRADE *Alex Anderson, Ashley Barksdale, ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Report.

Longwood graduations set for May 14, 15

According to a Monday, April 5, letter to the Class of 2021 on Longwood University’s website, the school is planning to celebrate commencement May 14 ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Report.

Kindergarteners to receive books

QuickStart Tennis of Central Virginia, Inc. (QCV) will provide 80 kindergartners at Cumberland Elementary School with six Scholastic Book Club books each this year. The ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

CuCPS staff receives SVRTC Awards

Each year the Southside Virginia Regional Technology Consortium (SVRTC) hosts an awards banquet to recognize individuals at member districts who help forward the use of ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Peyton Turner wins spelling bee

Peyton Turner, a sixth-grade student at Cumberland Middle School, won the Cumberland County Public Schools Spelling Bee held February 11. Turner is the daughter of ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Report.

McConkey wins national poster contest

The National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) sponsors a poster contest annually for students in grades K-12. Each year the contest has a different theme. ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Longwood receives GO grant

A major new grant award announced recently will lay the foundation for a long-term economic recovery from the pandemic’s effects by focusing on entrepreneurship training, ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Report.

State provides FAFSA aid

Gov. Ralph Northam recently announced the launch of a new free advising service to assist Virginia students applying for financial aid and help address the ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Class of 2021 has been defined by pandemic

One year ago, high school seniors had much of their final semester ripped away from them by the coronavirus pandemic. Proms, senior nights and even ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Alexa Massey.

Cumberland FFA awarded grant funds

The Cumberland County FFA chapter in Cumberland has been awarded a spring semester-Long Living to Serve Grant of $1,200. The nationwide program provides grant money ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Report.

New rules open door for graduation ceremonies

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam released preliminary guidance last week for how K-12 schools, colleges and universities may safely hold in-person graduation and commencement ceremonies this ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Alexa Massey.

‘Superheroes’ keep hungry Virginia students fed during pandemic

By Noah Fleischman Capital News Service Many Virginia public school students are returning to the classroom after a year away, but their access to school ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Rodriguez graduates from WGU

Brenda Rodriguez of Farmville has earned a MBA, health care management degree from Western Governors University (WGU). The online, nonprofit university has graduated more than ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Local schools produce yearbooks under difficult circumstances

Elementary, middle and high school yearbooks serve to immortalize a year of school life. Across the glossy pages, you would typically find headshots, class photos ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Alexa Massey.

Remote learning may be used during inclement weather

Virginia lawmakers insisted there will still be snow days for public school students, though the General Assembly recently passed legislation allowing unscheduled remote learning during ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Staff Report.

SVCC partners with Microsoft for new program

Southside Virginia Community College has partnered with Microsoft to launch a pilot program for young women titled Women in Datacenters Pathway Program that is based ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Staff Report.

FCCLA juggles for success

School Family, Career and Community Leaders of America(FCCLA) recently completed their Student Body project for the 2020-2021 school year. Student Body is an FCCLA national ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Scholarship money given

Bruce Robinson, chairman of the Cumberland County Public Schools Foundation, Inc., received a $6,000 check for scholarships from Barbara Daniels and Diane Green of the ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Staci Bridge.

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