School News

New Cacapon Kids after-school program begins in Great Cacapon

by Kate Evans A new Cacapon Kids after-school program for students in grades 3-5 started today at the Calvary United Methodist Church in Great Cacapon. The one-day a-week program is sponsored by the church and is part of its youth ministry. Cacapon Kids meets every Wednesday afternoon from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. from September 18…

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Widmyer Elementary adds split kindergarten/first grade classroom

by Kate Evans Some Widmyer Elementary kindergarten and first grade students will have a new experience this year with a split kindergarten/first grade classroom. Widmyer Elementary Principal Rhett Beckman said that the decision was made during personnel planning season last school year to hire a split kindergarten/first grade teacher for the school. The move was…

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It’s still summer…what else can we do with the kids?

by Kate Evans Coming up with fun things to do with kids during the summer is an age-old challenge. The folks who run local programs for kids have a few ideas to hold off summer break boredom and redirect youngsters away from their electronic devices. Cacapon State Park Naturalist Valerie Chaney said continued activities at…

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Jordin Demarinis chosen to study in Hawaii

Jordin Demarinis, an upcoming senior at Berkeley Springs High School, will represent West Virginia in Hawaii this summer in a program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to study plant and animal science. She is one of only 10 students chosen nationwide and the first to ever be chosen from West Virginia. She will…

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“Back to School Bash” donations wanted for school supplies

by Trish Rudder School supplies are needed for pre-K to college level students, said Morgan County Parks & Recreation director Dawn Beal, who is looking for donations from the community for the needed supplies. At the July 2 Bath Town Council meeting, Beal said Parks & Rec is partnering with the Morgan County Partnership, Starting…

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School clothing allowance applications accepted through July 31

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR), Division of Family Assistance began accepting school clothing allowance applications on Monday, July 1 for eligible children enrolled in West Virginia schools. “Starting a new school year is stressful enough as it is for our children and their parents, the last thing that they should…

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DOH says traffic light work near Widmyer to begin this summer

by Kate Evans Work on a new four-way traffic light at Myers Road on U.S. 522 near Widmyer Elementary is expected to start within the next few weeks, said West Virginia Division of Highways District 5 Construction Engineer Daniel Watts last Friday. The work consists of widening and foundation work for the traffic signal. P…

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Schools will continue free meals

by Kate Evans The Morgan County School Board approved continuing to provide all students with free breakfasts and lunches with their enrollment in the Community Eligibility Program for the 2019-2020 school year. The board’s action came at their June 18 meeting. Child Nutrition and Wellness Director Angela Beddow said  a total of 294,936 lunches and…

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Schools will continue free meals for students next year

by Kate Evans The Morgan County School Board approved continuing to provide all students with free breakfasts and lunches with their enrollment in the Community Eligibility Program for the 2019-2020 school year. The board’s action came at their June 18 meeting. Child Nutrition and Wellness Director Angela Beddow said a total of 294,936 lunches and…

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