School News

School employees retire

Morgan County School retirees for the 2017-2018 school year were honored at a June 7 retirement dinner at Cacapon State Park.  Seen with Superintendent Erich May at the celebration (third from right) are from left to right retirees Pleasant View Elementary cook Connie Wilson, Widmyer Elementary pre-K special needs teacher Mary Vivian Hornbaker, Pleasant View…

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School board elects officers and chooses committee representatives

by Kate Evans At their July 2 regular meeting, Morgan County School Board vice-president Aaron Close was elected to a two-year term as board president from July 1, 2016 through June 30. Board member Laura Smith nominated Close for the position and Pete Gordon seconded it. Close abstained from the 4-0 vote. School board members…

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McClintock is county’s Teacher of the Year

by Kate Evans Pleasant View Elementary fourth grade teacher Summer McClintock was chosen as the Morgan County Schools Teacher of the Year at a June 5 school board meeting awards ceremony. McClintock is finishing her twelfth year of teaching fourth grade at Pleasant View Elementary. McClintock received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education…

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Road conditions main concern for schools

by Kate Evans Morgan County Schools closed their doors on Monday and opened after a two-hour delay on Tuesday due to   transportation and safety concerns related to the area flooding. School Superintendent Erich May said on Monday the school schedule was not because of any school buildings and grounds issues but out of an abundance…

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Berkeley Springs grads share lessons, memories during class speeches

by Colin McLaughlin Co-Salutatorians Katey Banks and Stephanie Golden as well as Valedictorian Violet Hott spoke at the Berkeley Springs High School’s class of 2018 graduation last Thursday May 24. Banks started with a thought that she had that morning. “On Nov. 5, 2004 [the Incredibles] movie was released and almost everyone has seen it,”…

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School officials commend special levy passage; approve multiple actions

by Kate Evans Morgan County school officials expressed their deep appreciation at the May 10 school board meeting that the special levy was approved by voters during the May 8 primary election. Board vice-president Aaron Close congratulated Superintendent Erich May and board member Pete Gordon on their efforts to encourage the levy’s passage. Board member…

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School board to hold public hearing May 22 on $28.5 million budget

by Kate Evans The Morgan County School Board okayed publication of their updated proposed Fiscal Year 2019 total budget of $28,529,956 at their Thursday, May 10 meeting. The school system’s total budget increased $55,251 from the total preliminary budget that the board considered at their budget work session. Their proposed total budget now has an…

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After Prom Party

The Morgan County Partnership is sponsoring the After Glow After Prom Party at Berkeley Springs Bowl  on Valley Road on Saturday, May 5. The party will feature several giveaways, including Amazon gift cards and prizes donated by local businesses and individuals, photo-booth, bowling, a DJ, arcade games, tons of food and more. This event is…

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Second school calendar public hearing is on Tuesday, May 1

by Kate Evan The Morgan County School Board will hold its second public hearing on the 2018-2019 school calendar during its Tuesday, May 1 meeting to provide information on the calendar and to hear public comment.  The meeting will take place at the school board office at 7 p.m. The school board will approve the…

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