School News

County Math Field Day winners announced

Morgan County Schools annual Math Field Day competition was held on Tuesday, January 24 at Warm Springs Middle School for students in grades 4 – 8 from Pleasant View Elementary, Paw Paw Schools, Warm Springs Intermediate, and Warm Springs Middle School. The Math Field Day competition for students in grades[Read More…]

New data shows school attendance improving slightly, says director

by Kate Evans Morgan County Schools Attendance, Maintenance and Safety Director Jeromy Duelley presented new data at the January 24 Morgan County School Board meeting that indicated increased student attendance and decreased chronic absenteeism at county schools. County, school attendance Duelley said that Morgan County Schools average attendance as of[Read More…]

Berkeley Springs wins Regional Academic Showdown

Two teams have advanced out of the second regional of the 2023 Academic Showdown. Berkeley Springs High School Team 1, Morgan County, earned first place; Spring Mills High School Team 1, Berkeley County, earned second place on Saturday, January 21 during the com petition at Shepherd University in Shepherdstown, West[Read More…]

Student scientists earn honors at county Science Fair

Morgan County Schools held their annual Science Fair on Saturday, January 14 at Berkeley Springs High School. Morgan County students from elementary and middle schools participated in this event. All county first, second, and third place winners will compete in the Regional Science Fair at the Ranson Civic Center on[Read More…]

Schools continue to tackle attendance & chronic absenteeism

by Kate Evans Attendance and chronic student absenteeism continues to be a problem at Morgan County Schools, but it is improving overall.  Morgan County Schools Attendance, Maintenance and  Safety Director Jeromy Duelley gave a presentation at the December 20 Morgan County School Board meeting about the  measures schools are taking[Read More…]

Student assessment data from start of the year shows drops in basic subject mastery, COVID-related gaps

by Kate Evans Beginning of the year assessments for the 2022-2023 school year showed a mixed bag of progress and challenges for Morgan County students. Morgan County Schools Elementary Education Director Kandy Pentoney and Secondary Education Director Beth Golden gave a PowerPoint presentation at the December 20 school board meeting[Read More…]

School board honors students for outstanding academics

by Kate Evans The Morgan County School Board recognized nearly 90 students at their Fall 2022 Awards Ceremony which took place at their December 6 regular meeting.  Some students received multiple awards for academic achievement and athletics. The students and family members were treated to a cocoa and cookie social[Read More…]

Higher ed enrollment in WV stays steady in ’22, while dual enrollment rises for high schoolers

Student enrollment in West Virginia’s community and technical colleges and public four-year universities remained mostly steady for the fall 2022 semester compared to the year before. For the state’s community and technical colleges, enrollment rose from 15,555 in 2021 to 15,770 in 2022, with public four-year enrollment declining slightly from[Read More…]