Research shows that teens involved in supervised after- school activities or programs were less likely to have used cigarettes, alcohol or illicit drugs in the past month than youths who did not participate in those kinds of activities during the past year.
In 2006, Morgan County youth in grades 7 to 12 answered a survey about their attitudes and behaviors.
While making the dollars work is one part of Kristie Randall's job as Nutrition Director for Morgan County schools, juggling shopping lists and meeting nutritional rules while feeding nearly 1,800 students a day are the major demands on her time.
To add a twist to her juggling act, the West Virginia Legislature just passed stricter nutritional guidelines for school food that went into effect on July 1, 2008.
Identification of exceptional children is an ongoing process within Morgan County Schools. Part of this process is the annual screening for speech, language, hearing and vision problems. The screening will be conducted during August and September.
Students to be screened include those referred by parents and teachers, students who are new in the school system and students entering kindergarten who did not participate in the pre-enrollment screening.
Berkeley Springs' Athletic Department will sell reserved seating and parking for all five home varsity football games this season. Reserved seating will be located near the 50-yard line. Reserved parking will be located along the northern fence near the high school building. Parking spots can be bought for single games or for the entire season. Limited seats and parking spots are avaiable.
They will be sold on a first come basis and will not be sold at the game. All the proceeds will benefit the athletic program at Berkeley Springs High School. To reserve seats or parking spaces, call Chad Brinegar at the school, 258-2871, Extension 135.