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JUNE 2017

What does it mean when a student’s work in a yearlong class is summed up by a grade of, say, 89? Does it mean the student mastered 89% of the material, or is there more (or less) to a grade than meets the eye? A growing contingent of Albemarle County teachers are contemplating changes in how they do one...
Ivy School House Expands The Ivy School House, opened by Nicholas and Sara Clark five years ago as a preschool, is now accepting babies and toddlers at an additional location in Old Trail Village Center. Sara and Nic founded Ivy School House in the summer of 2013 as a day camp for children entering kindergarten. The camp became a home-based, after-school...
Trager Brothers Coffee (TBC) Roastery has been a welcome addition to Nelson County for over a decade. In 2014, Rockfish Valley Community Center welcomed TBC to remodel the former Hamner Theatre space into a coffee shop complete with a large roaster. As of September 21, the original location in Lovingston, known as TBC 1.0, has now merged with TBC...
Crozet Market Vendors support UMC Food Mission It was a partnership that began more than 20 years ago. The Crozet Farmers Market set up its vendors in the parking lot of the Crozet United Methodist Church, and the vendors returned the favor with a contribution to the church’s food mission.  This year, the vendors were able to donate $1,000 to UMC’s...
I can produce paroxysms of displeasure in my wife by taking a big chaw of licorice, then exhaling vigorously in her general direction. She’s one of the haters. No need to ask which side I’m on. The source of this delight/revulsion is the licorice plant, Glycyrrhiza glabra, a member of the legume family. A perennial plant growing to about three...
Anyone arriving at the Rockfish Valley Community Center (RVCC) in Afton on September 25 would have seen a full parking lot and intense work activity sponsored by the United Way Day of Caring. The University of Virginia School of Continuing and Professional Studies (UVA-SCPS) provided 15 volunteers who joined with eight volunteers from Pepsi of Central Virginia and other...
There wasn’t much good news about children and technology for the parents who attended the presentation, “Kids, Teens Screens and the Brain” in mid-September at Henley Middle School. The presentation, sponsored by Hope Presbyterian Church, featured Peter Schmidt, a family therapist who wrote Between Stimulus and Response: What parents need to know about electronic screens and kids.  At the start...
There will be a special election this November with a write-in candidate opportunity to serve as the Nelson County School Board Trustee for the Central District.  Former trustee David Francis has relocated and resigned his term effective July 31, leaving Jackie Britt, Registrar, without the required time for printing names on the November ballot. The first Nelson County School Board meeting...
With an estimated 133 billion pounds of good food thrown away this year, why should anyone go hungry? Yet more than 40 million of our population are either hungry or are uncertain whether they’ll have enough food to last through the month. Those are statistics released for National Hunger Action Month to draw attention to the problem throughout the...
Bold Rock has grown rapidly to reach the top tier of the craft cider industry simply by using what was already here, said master cider maker Brian Shanks. Speaking at the Lodge at Old Trail in August, Shanks—who founded the company along with John Washburn—told the crowd of cider-lovers that the decision to use apples already grown in central...

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Making the Grade: How Best to Assess Student Progress

What does it mean when a student’s work in a yearlong class is summed up by a grade of, say, 89? Does it mean...

Business Briefs: October 2019

Ivy School House Expands The Ivy School House, opened by Nicholas and Sara Clark five years ago as a preschool, is now accepting babies and...

Trager Brothers Coffee Expands in Afton

Trager Brothers Coffee (TBC) Roastery has been a welcome addition to Nelson County for over a decade. In 2014, Rockfish Valley Community Center welcomed...

Religion News: October 2019

Crozet Market Vendors support UMC Food Mission It was a partnership that began more than 20 years ago. The Crozet Farmers Market set up its...

In the Garden: You Either Love It, Or You Hate It

I can produce paroxysms of displeasure in my wife by taking a big chaw of licorice, then exhaling vigorously in her general direction. She’s...

RVCC Spruce-up for United Way Day of Caring

Anyone arriving at the Rockfish Valley Community Center (RVCC) in Afton on September 25 would have seen a full parking lot and intense work...

Under a Spell: Parents Hear Bad News about Screens in Schools

There wasn’t much good news about children and technology for the parents who attended the presentation, “Kids, Teens Screens and the Brain” in mid-September...