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McNinch Primary Students Achieve Perfect Attendance

Being at school every day is sometimes impossible. An illness, a doctor’s appointment or a family trip can happen during the academic year, which means a student may miss a day of school once in a while. However, four students at McNinch Primary School were able to overcome the many obstacles that might have prevented…

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Marshall County TASC Graduates Honored

Marshall County Schools recognized its 19 TASC graduates for the 2017-2018 academic year during the regular board meeting on Tuesday evening. TASC, which stands for Test Assessing Secondary Completion, replaced the GED in West Virginia in 2013. The three graduates who attended the ceremony are pictured from left: Emily Phillips, Nika Wood and Whittany Hillberry.

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Free Meals Provided in Marshall County During Summer Break

The Marshall County Board of Education announces its sponsorship of the federally funded Summer Food Service Program. Nutritional meals will be provided to any child 18 or younger. Free breakfast and/or lunch will be served at three different locations.   John Marshall High School: June 12 – June 29 (Mon – Fri)  Breakfast: 8:00 am…

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JMHS Cook Earns 2nd State Honor

John Marshall High School Cook Lynn Czerwinski is once again the West Virginia School Nutrition Association (SNA) Employee of the Year. This is the second time, in the past four years, she has won this statewide award. Czerwinski is recognized for her dedication to the field of Child Nutrition since being hired by Marshall County…

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Glen Dale Elementary Student Wins PBS Writing Contest

Zoe Zervos can add award-winning author to her list of accomplishments during the 2017-2018 school year. The Glen Dale Elementary student recently claimed the top spot in the third grade division of the annual West Virginia Public Broadcasting Writers Contest. Her entry titled “What If?” examines what it would be like to be someone or…

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Elementary Students FaceTime with Soldiers

Students from Central Elementary School and Washington Lands Elementary School talked with Military members in Kuwait via FaceTime. One Soldier they talked with is a John Marshall High School graduate and another Soldier is a Cameron High School graduate. They are on a 400 day deployment to the Middle East. During the past several months,…

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Briggs Receives K of C Student of the Month Award

The Moundsville Knights of Columbus recognized John Marshall High School freshman Kaitlin Briggs as May Student of the Month. JMHS Assistant Principle Geno Polsinelli thinks very highly of Kaitlin. “She’s a straight A student. She excels both academically and socially here at John Marshall, and for the last award for the 2017-18 school year I…

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JM Broadcasting Student Honored with NTHS Scholarship

John Marshall High School student Patience Whipkey was recently awarded a $1000 scholarship from the National Technical Honor Society (NTHS). Patience is a junior in the Broadcasting department. She was one of 225 outstanding NTHS members to receive the Jon H. Poteat Scholarship. The Jon H. Poteat Scholarship, named in honor and memory of the…

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Retirees Honored at BOE Meeting

Teachers and service personnel retiring from Marshall County Schools at the end of the 2018-2019 school year were recognized by Superintendent Jeffrey Crook and board members during a reception held in their honor at the regularly scheduled board meeting Tuesday evening. The twenty-two retirees have a total of 585 years of combined experience. The retirees…

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WLES Collects Money for Make-A-Wish

Putting together a fundraiser for various charities has become common at Washington Lands Elementary School. Whenever someone is in need, the school community begins planning its next charity event. Recently the faculty, staff and students collected money for the Greater Pennsylvania and West Virginia Make-A-Wish organization. They were inspired by former student Raymond Steed, who…

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2018 Marshall County Reading Teacher of the Year Awarded

Kersten Marquart, a 6th grade teacher at Sherrard Middle School, has been named the Rita Takach Reading Teacher of the Year for Marshall County Schools because of her commitment to literacy. “Literacy begins at home,” explained Marquart. “Young children are sponges, truly soaking in everything around them.  They must be exposed to all forms of…

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JM Freshman Wins WV First Lady’s Essay Contest

First Lady Cathy Justice is happy to announce the winners of the “Wonderful West Virginia Mother’s Day Essay Contest.” The First Lady received 280 essays and was excited and impressed with the young writing talent in West Virginia: “The Governor and I are thrilled with the response to the ‘Wonderful West Virginia Mother’s Day Essay…

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Kuskey Recognized as an Outstanding Teacher

John Marshall High School English teacher Jonna Kuskey was presented a 2018 Arch Coal Teacher Achievement Award Tuesday morning by Arch Coal spokesperson Randy Cheetham. Former student Brandi Powell, West Liberty University Professor of English Dr. Steve Criniti and JM Assistant Principal Katie Dantrassy nominated her for the award because of the impact she has…

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Students Earn Prestigious Governor’s Workforce Credentials

More than 400 Career Technical Education (CTE) students from across the state received recognition by earning the second Governor’s Workforce Credential (GWC). Students were honored Monday for meeting or exceeding rigid criteria that measures applicable real-world and work-readiness skills their CTE programs. Governor Justice’s office along with West Virginia Superintendent of Schools Dr. Steven Paine,…

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JM Seniors Honored at PRIDE Awards Ceremony

The annual John Marshall High School PRIDE Awards Ceremony was held on Monday in the Center for Performing Arts. Awards were given to seniors who have received college and community scholarships and who have demonstrated academic excellence. Individuals from various community agencies and organizations presented awards to students for their accomplishments. College scholarships were presented…

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