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Little Free Library’s Newest Location Unveiled

The Washington Lands community recently celebrated the “Grand Opening” of its own Little Free Library. The “Grand Opening” included a visit from the Cat in the Hat (Jeannie Blake, Marshall County Schools Literacy Facilitator) who read one of her favorite holiday stories. Students picked a book from the Little Free Library to read at home.…

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JM Holiday Spectacular- Monarch Tidings

The John Marshall High School Music Department is pleased to invite the public to celebrate the holiday season at a combined Christmas concert. “Monarch Tidings” takes place on Thursday, December 13, 2018 at 6:00 pm in the JM Center for Performing Arts. This student produced, one night only event will feature selections from a combination of…

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Students Compete at MMS Forensics Tournament

Speech teams from The Linsly School, Moundsville Middle School, Sherrard Middle School and Van Devender Middle School competed Saturday in the annual Moundsville Middle School Forensics Tournament. More than 60 students competed in 10 different categories including Prose, Poetry, Sales, Broadcasting and Duo. Each participant presented the same piece three times throughout the day.  Local…

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Santa’s Workshop to Air on TV

Today will be the first day to catch WJMH Media’s first episode of Santa’s Workshop on West Liberty University’s WLU-TV, Comcast Xfinity channel 14. The law firm of Gold, Khourey and Turak helped WJMH Media put on the telecast by donating $500 to the Broadcasting program.  With the leadership of Carly McElhaney, the Broadcasting department…

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Moundsville Middle School Student’s Art Featured on Billboard

Moundsville Middle School 8th grade student Dilara Turkezer has been recognized by Main Street Bank for her artistic talents. Turkezer’s Christmas themed drawing was made into a billboard, which can be seen when traveling south on Route 2 in Moundsville near Appalachian Outreach.  Her award-winning artwork was also on display at WesBanco Arena during intermission…

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Marquart Named WV Reading Teacher of the Year

Kersten Marquart, a 6th grade English-Language Arts teacher at Sherrard Middle School, was recently presented The Eddie C. Kennedy Reading Teacher of the Year honor at the West Virginia Reading Association Awards Ceremony. The award is named in honor of West Virginia University professor, Dr. Eddie C. Kennedy, who has been an inspiration to the…

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K of C JM Students of the Month

John Marshall freshman Lea Landers believes her hard work at school has paid off. “Not many students get this award,” Landers explained. “So that’s an honor, and I try to work my hardest in classes and try to get all A’s.” JMHS Assistant Principal Geno Polsinelli regards Lea’s contribution to the classroom as admirable. “Her…

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Strings Winter Concert Announced

The Marshall County Strings Program will present its elementary and middle school “Winter Concert” on Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at 6:30pm in the John Marshall High School Center for Performing Arts. The concert will feature combined performances involving more than 200 students from Cameron, Center McMechen, Central, Glen Dale, Hilltop, Sand Hill and Washington Lands…

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Monarch Company Presents “A Charlie Brown Christmas”

The holiday television classic A Charlie Brown Christmas comes alive on the John Marshall High School Center for Performing Arts stage in Glen Dale in a new production of the theatrical adaptation. Monarch Company is presenting this wonderful, musical take on the real meaning of the holidays. The show runs on Saturday, December 1 and Sunday, December…

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Niekamp Foundation Gives Grants to MMS Groups

Monday morning Tom O’Connor, a trustee from the Karl and Mildred Niekamp Charitable Foundation, presented Moundsville Middle School principals and teachers with two checks totaling $25,000. Physical Education-Health teacher Suzanne Muncy was given a $5,000 grant to help fund the school’s Weekend Food Program. The money will help provide approximately 20 students, every week, with…

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Annual Marshall County WV History Bowl Held

The 4th annual Marshall County Schools West Virginia History Bowl was held Monday at the Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex in Moundsville. Teams, made up of eighth grade students from all three county middle schools, competed in the tournament.  Games consisted of two rounds, 10 minutes each, with 30 questions. The first round featured toss-up…

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Students Earn Highest Girl Scout Awards

Pleasant Hill Girl Scout Cadette troop #5787 in Sherrard earned its Silver Award on November 5, 2018. This is the second highest award for a Girl Scout to earn. Each girl had to complete 50 hours on the project. The group’s project was about positive thinking. They researched the effects of positive thinking. They created…

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The United Way of the Upper Ohio Valley & Southwestern Energy Fund Mental Health Program in Schools

Southwestern Energy partnered with the United Way of the Upper Ohio Valley to host the company’s Southwest Appalachia Charity Clay Shoot earlier this year.  The sold-out event, with more than 200 participants, raised $80,000 for the United Way. “Because of the incredible work Southwestern Energy put into this event, we were able to fund a…

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JM Students Participate in WV BOE Meeting

The John Marshall High School Steel Drum Band, the Strings Chamber Orchestra and WJMH Media teamed up to present a performance for the West Virginia Board of Education. WV BOE member Dr. James Wilson of Glen Dale invited the students to be a part of the board’s regular meeting, via Skype, to showcase the skills…

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JMHS Hosts Annual Fall Blood Drive

Students, faculty and staff along with community members gathered at John Marshall High School on Monday, November 5, 2018 to donate blood. The JM Blood Drive Club teamed up with the Central Blood Bank for the school’s annual Fall Blood Drive. More than 100 useable units were collected. Three blood drives are held at John…

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