School News

County’s fifth stoplight now online

Driving through Morgan County changed last Thursday, January 30. The county’s newest four-way traffic signal, located at U.S. 522 and Myers Road, went online in the morning. Morgan County now has four stoplights. School traffic at the busy intersection was controlled by red and green lights for the first time last week, after two week…

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As flu hits area, local schools urge parents to keep ill students home

  by Kate Evans Seasonal influenza activity and flu-like illness is now widespread in our area, with growing numbers of flu cases confirmed at War Memorial Hospital and illnesses prevalent in local schools. War Memorial Hospital’s emergency room has seen an increase of patient cases with flu and flu-like illness symptoms, said Chris Parsons, Emergency Department Director. Medical staff confirmed…

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School board won’t search for new superintendent

by Kate Evans The Morgan County School Board held a special meeting on Monday, January 27 to consider the employment and evaluation of School Superintendent Kristen Tuttle. Board president Aaron Close said Monday morning that the school board is looking forward to offering Tuttle a longer contract as superintendent.  She was hired as an interim…

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School calendar survey

Morgan County Schools is looking to hear from parents, students, employees and community members about their preferences for the 2020-2021 school year calendar. The school system has a school calendar survey posted on their website and Facebook page so the public can let them know their preferences for the dates and days to begin and…

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Schools, police received tips about middle school social media threat

by Kate Evans Morgan County Sheriff’s Deputies took a Warm Springs Middle School student into custody early Thursday, January 23 over alleged threats made against the middle school through social media. Morgan County Schools said in a Facebook post that they received information around 11:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 22 about a possible threat to…

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Hamrick earns national certification, school board approves policies

by Kate Evans The Morgan County School Board recognized Berkeley Springs High School math teacher Kim Hamrick for receiving her National Board Certification in math, adolescence and young adulthood. School Superintendent Kristen Tuttle said that achieving the National Board Certification required a lot of effort outside of the classroom and meeting rigorous standards. Hamrick worked…

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Laptop initiative supplies BSHS students with tech access, support

by Kate Evans More than 600 Berkeley Springs High School students in Morgan County are tackling their homework and school assignments on school-provided computers this year. High School Principal Mitch Nida the school has 642 students this year. The school now has Chromebooks for every student. It’s a big initiative that can bring a whole…

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School board considers 10-year plan, other topics at workshop

by Kate Evans The Morgan County School Board addressed at a number of issues including their 10-year facilities needs, board member and parent involvement in schools and mentoring new teachers and principals at a workshop at the end of their November 5 meeting. 10-year plan School board president Aaron Close raised the need for more…

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Morgan County Schools’ inclement weather plan shared

With the approach of winter weather, Morgan County Schools Superintendent Kristen Tuttle announces the following information concerning the delaying, closing or early dismissal of school because of inclement weather. The Transportation Department is responsible for assessing and monitoring road and weather conditions. The assessment includes inspecting road conditions, reviewing temperatures and related factors, and communicating…

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