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Marshall County Schools TASC Graduates Honored

Marshall County Schools recognized its 21 TASC graduates for the 2018-2019 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.

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JM NHS Helps Local Animal Shelter

The John Marshall High School National Honor Society, along with performing community service for more than 30 different events this year, decided to spend the year helping the Marshall County Animal Shelter.  During the first semester, the group created and sold the 2019 John Marshall High School Pet Calendar, with all proceeds going to the…

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MMS Student Earns Good Samaritan Award

Moundsville City Manager Rick Healy presented Moundsville Middle School student Luke McCauley with a “Good Samaritan Award” for his actions following a recent accident involving his friend. Luke and Carl Cochran, a freshman at John Marshall High School, were mountain bike riding at Grand Vue Park in Marshall County this past April. During the excursion…

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STEM Student/Parent Seminars Held at CMES

Center McMechen Elementary has wrapped up its schoolwide STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) parent/student workshops for the 2018-2019 academic year. The program was designed to allow students to invite their parents to participate in STEM activities during the school day. The final workshop of the year titled “Reading Under the Stars” aimed to encourage…

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JMHS Students Honored for Workforce Readiness

More than 400 Career Technical Education (CTE) students from across the state received the third annual Governor’s Workforce Credential (GWC), the highest honor within West Virginia’s CTE programs. Three John Marshall High School seniors were among the 404 students who earned this prestigious honor. Ryan Campbell from the Management and Administrative Support program, Abigail Vargo…

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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. For more information about the Marshall County Summer Food Program, please call Child Nutrition Director Debbie…

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Marshall County Students Eligible for Lace Up For Kids

All Marshall County students, in grades K-12, are eligible to receive a new pair of shoes for the upcoming school year. The “Lace Up For Kids” program is sponsored by the United Way of the Upper Ohio Valley, WTOV-TV and Wendy’s. Call 304-232-4625 for more information. Applications will be accepted until Sunday, June 30, 2019.…

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Dr. Haines Hired as Superintendent

The Marshall County Board of Education held a special meeting Thursday evening to appoint the next Superintendent of Schools. BOE members voted unanimously to hire Dr. Shelby Haines as the new Marshall County Schools Superintendent. Dr. Haines began her career with Marshall County Schools in 1997 at Central Elementary School as a teacher. She has…

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JM Students Create Art as Part of a Rural Arts Collaborative Project Offered by Oglebay Institute

Students at John Marshall High School recently participated in a yearlong project-based arts initiative to create a public art installation. Students worked alongside accomplished artist and filmmaker Michael McKowen to create a site-specific art installation titled “Passage.” Using wood and cloth, the students created a visual expression of the cycle of life. It was unveiled…

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Glen Dale Elementary Students “Tour” WV

Glen Dale Elementary School 4th graders have been busy learning about their home state and all it has to offer. As part of their “Wild, Wonderful West Virginia Tourism Challenge,” students worked in groups to complete a problem-based learning experience. Their challenge? To develop promotional materials to persuade kids, and their families, to explore and…

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MMS Nurse Wins Excellence in School Nursing Award

The Highmark Foundation has announced Moundsville Middle School Nurse Tammy Riding is one of its ten winners of the 5th annual Advancing Excellence in School Nursing Awards, created to honor and recognize the important role school nurses play in keeping children healthy. “The expanding role of our school nurses is so important to our children’s…

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Marshall County Students Honored for Achievement in Chemistry

Moundsville Middle School 6th grader Maitlyn Miller and John Marshall High School senior Gabrielle Broski were invited to Duquesne University in Pittsburgh to an annual awards ceremony to be recognized for their achievements at the West Liberty University Regional Science and Engineering Fair. The two Marshall County Schools students were celebrated Tuesday evening by the…

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Sand Hill’s Mindy Thomas Named Reading Teacher of the Year

It is an honor for the Marshall County Literacy Council to announce its Rita Takach “Reading Teacher of the Year” for 2019.  Mindy Thomas, the fourth and fifth grade teacher at Sand Hill Elementary, was awarded the honor on Thursday, May 16, 2019 at the Spring Banquet.  Mindy’s signature yearly activities make students look forward…

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MOLU Stops at Sherrard Middle School

Sherrard Middle School students saw science and technology come alive Thursday thanks to the Oilfield Energy Center’s Mobile Oilfield Learning Unit (MOLU). The MOLU is a traveling exhibit that features 24 hands-on activities about energy and the technologies and sciences involved with the oil and gas industry. Several of the MOLU displays also showed the…

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GDES Presents “Stone Soup”

On Monday, May 20, 2019, Glen Dale Elementary will present an end-of the year musical celebration at the Strand Theatre at 6:30 PM.  The second grade class will be featured in the musical “Stone Soup,” an inspiring story about the strength people possess when they work together.  The Chorus will close the program with a…

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