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Decade-long effort to become a ‘two-high-school town’ comes to fruition

The cafeteria is the heart of the new Rocktown High School, with the academic, arts, STEM, and athletic wings extending off it. One of the cafeteria’s walls is a large window overlooking the patio with more seating outside. In the middle of the cafeteria, a wide staircase ascends to the doors of the learning commons—a library with study rooms. 

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‘Don’t overlook the student journalists’: HHS students plan to bring award-winning approach to Rocktown H.S.

When Harrisonburg High School junior Jumana Alsaadoon found out her student newspaper was nationally recognized, she said she was “shocked.” But then it began to sink in: This national award from the Journalism Education Association was the result of several years of hard work.

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Earlier elementary school hours and later middle school times among suggested changes; Rocktown High’s staff list starts coming together

It might only be the third week of 2024, but Harrisonburg City Public Schools faculty and staff are already looking ahead to the fall – and changes are on the horizon.The district is already looking ahead and moving teachers and staff to the new Rocktown High School, which is scheduled to open for the 2024-25 school year. And changes don’t stop at staffing — the School Start Times Task Force has proposed new start and end times for every school in the district by suggesting early start times for younger students and later starts for middle schoolers.  

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2023 in Harrisonburg: Here’s what people were reading

Readers in 2023 really wanted to know about Harrisonburg’s new high school — and can you blame them? It seems like it’s been in the works for ages. 

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‘When you see it, you think of Rocktown’

Rocktown High School has its official logo thanks to the combined efforts of students at Harrisonburg City Public Schools and James Madison University students and a professor from JMU’s School of Media Arts and Design. 

To keep new high school opening on schedule, city heads to court

As construction on Rocktown High School continues, the City of Harrisonburg and Truist Bank are headed to court to settle a dispute over the value of property and easements needed to construct the intersection for the school’s main entrance.

New safety features on the horizon for Harrisonburg High

Harrisonburg High School is slated to try a new monitoring system that uses artificial intelligence to recognize weapons in hopes of preventing a school shooting and reducing police response times. 

Rocktown High School has its first principal

City school leaders hired Tamara Mines as Rocktown High School’s first principal, and Superintendent Michael Richards and the school board welcomed her at Tuesday night’s meeting. 

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