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MMS Band Members to Perform at Regional Band Festival

Twelve Moundsville Middle School Band students have been chosen to participate at the Northern Region 1 Honor Band Festival. Each student submitted a video playing the required music and scales. All 12 MMS Band students who auditioned were selected for the Northern Region 1 Honor Band. The festival will be held in the John Marshall…

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JMHS K of C Students of the Month

Article and Photograph by Leah Beaton, Junior WJMH Broadcasting Student This year, the Knights of Columbus will be recognizing three John Marshall High School freshman students every month. For September the Knights of Columbus JMHS Students of the Month are Natalie Briggs, Tyler Thomas and Hayli Whiddon. These students were chosen by their teachers for…

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MMS Science Teacher Earns a Presidential Excellence Award

Moundsville Middle School 6th grade Science teacher Jaime Pettit is a recipient of the prestigious Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST), the highest honor a science instructor may receive for outstanding teaching in the United States. Pettit has been an educator for 12 years and has spent the past 10 years…

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2019 JMHS Homecoming Court

The 2019 John Marshall High School Homecoming King and Queen will be crowned Friday, October 18, 2019 during halftime when the Monarchs host Brooke High School at Monarch Stadium. Kickoff is 7:00 pm. The annual Homecoming Dance, sponsored by the John Marshall High School Student Council, will be held in the school’s gymnasium on Saturday,…

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McNinch Kindergarten Students are “Blooming with Books”

Thanks to the generosity of many individual donors, every kindergarten student at McNinch Primary School will be receiving one picture book per month during the 2019-2020 school year. That adds up to approximately 100 students taking home 900 books, or nine books for every kindergarten student.  This past summer, Marissa Tucker, a kindergarten teacher at…

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WLU “Takes Over” JMHS

Approximately 20 West Liberty University faculty members “took over” John Marshall High School classrooms Friday as a part of the school’s 4th annual “Academic Invasion” by the Hilltoppers. Students were surprised, when they reported to class, to see their regular teachers had been replaced for the day. Professors taught a lesson in their subject matter…

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Sammy the Seagull Takes Flight from Hilltop Elementary School

In third grade students begin learning about geography. Topics covered include rivers, mountain ranges, communities and maps. To expand beyond what’s available in their geography textbook, one Hilltop Elementary teacher has started a unique project that she hopes will inspire her students to discover more about the 50 states from people who live there or…

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Strings Autumn Concert Announced

The Marshall County Strings Program will present its annual fall concert on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at 7:00 pm in the John Marshall High School Center for Performing Arts. The concert will feature 180 middle and high school students, all dressed in festive costumes, performing a variety of music including Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” and themes…

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2019 CHS Homecoming Court

Cameron High School’s Homecoming game against Paden City High School will take place on Friday, October 4, 2019. Kickoff is 7:00pm. During halftime, the 2019 Cameron High School Homecoming King and Queen will be crowned. The 2019 CHS Homecoming candidates include: Front row kneeling from left: CHS Homecoming King Candidates Garrett Scott, Noah Neely, Jessop…

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Hilltop Elementary 3rd Grade Receives Grant

Pam Gatts, a third grade teacher at Hilltop Elementary School, was recently awarded a West Lake/Blue Racer/Covestro Grant to buy supplies for a science lesson. Owl pellets were purchased so the third grade students could examine the eating habits of the birds. Many owl species are carnivores, eating mice, frogs, snakes, rabbits, squirrels or other…

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September JM CTE Students of the Month Announced

Jessica Jasinski has been named Career & Technical Education Student of the Month at John Marshall High School for September. Jasinski is a senior in the Engineering program and is the daughter of James and Samantha Jasinski of Glen Dale. She is a member of Monarch Company, Monarch Choir, the International Thespian Society, the National…

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5th Graders Participate at Annual Ag Day

Roots run deep in the Moundsville community and the fruits of these roots have been feeding the minds of Marshall County fifth graders through the annual Hands-On Agriculture Day. The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and the Northern Panhandle Conservation District hosted the 11th annual Hands-On Ag Day at the Marshall County Fairgrounds in Moundsville…

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Marshall County Teacher Invited to Participate at WV BOE Meeting

West Virginia Board of Education member Dr. James Wilson is pictured with McNinch Primary School 1st grade teacher Heather Haught, who represented Marshall County Schools in a round-table discussion Thursday in Charleston. WV BOE members and teachers from around the Mountain State examined areas of strength and weakness within the current educational system. Each state…

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Schwertfeger Named West Virginia Teacher of the Year

The West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) and the West Virginia Board of Education (WVBE) announced Marshall County’s Jennifer Schwertfeger as the 2020 West Virginia Teacher of the Year. The announcement was made as part of the West Virginia Teacher of the Year Gala Wednesday night at the Embassy Suites in Charleston. West Virginia Superintendent…

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Marshall County’s Huff State Finalist for Service Personnel of the Year

Washington Lands Elementary School Pre-K Aide Colisia Huff was named one of the three finalists for West Virginia School Service Personnel Member of the Year. Huff was recognized by the West Virginia Board of Education for her accomplishments during Tuesday evening’s Marshall County Schools Board of Education meeting. WV BOE member Dr. James Wilson was…

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