Volunteers prepare 1,000 meals for children facing food insecurity in Wythe and Bland counties
WYTHE COUNTY, Va. – For children across Wythe and Bland counties, food insecurity is a serious concern. For the fifth year, Hope Incorporated, a nonprofit organization is providing food for school age children through the Hope Packs program. "We make sure that our children in Wythe and Bland counties have food available to them on the weekends, three meals and they're mostly for lunches,” said Mike Pue, organizer of Hope Packs program. More than 50 volunteers prepared weekend meals for 1,000 children. Organizers say this food program is fast growing.
Wythe County Schools see improvement on SOL
WYTHE COUNTY (WSLS10) Wythe County Public Schools have seen tremendous growth on their Standards of Learning Tests. The county has seen a 200% percent growth from all the subjects combined on the tests. Dr. Jeff Perry, the Wythe County Schools Superintendent said he saw an increase in scores this year because teachers were taking a different approach in preparing students for the SOL. In 30 areas of the SOL, the biggest gains for Wythe County Schools are in Reading 3, with scores improving 15%. Which is good for students like some at Max Meadows Elementary where the principal said she's glad to see an increase in scores.