School News

Berkeley Springs High School golf information

by Jamie Harris The 2021 Berkeley Springs High School golf season will start on August 2. Practice will start at 3 p.m. and all potential players should report to the Cacapon State Park Golf Course Pro Shop. Players should take a water bottle and towel. If they do not have any equipment or if they…

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Palmer is state finalist for School Service Personnel of the Year

by Kate Evans Holly Palmer, Paw Paw Schools cook III and cafeteria manager, was selected as one of 10 finalists for the West Virginia State School Service Personnel of the Year. Palmer was chosen as the Morgan County Schools Service Personnel of the Year at the March 30 Morgan County School Board meeting. Palmer has…

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School system releases plan for $4.7 million in federal ARP funds

Plan open for public comment by Kate Evans Morgan County Schools has shared their plan for spending $4.7 million in American Rescue Plan (ARP) funding and is asking for public comment on that proposal. The planning team responsible for deciding what to do with $4,744,748 in federal dollars consisted of Superintendent Kristen Tuttle, School Treasurer…

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Morgan County Schools’ computers hit by holiday ransomware attack

by Kate Evans Morgan County Schools was one of many victims of a massive Fourth of July weekend ransomware attack that struck businesses and agencies nationally and around the globe. A Russian-based hacker group initially demanded $70 million to stop the cyberattack. School Superintendent Kristen Tuttle said at a July 6 school board meeting that…

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No masks required in county schools now

by Kate Evans Morgan County Schools is no longer requiring students and staff to wear face masks for any reason after Governor Jim Justice and the West Virginia Department of Education lifted all mask mandates. “Staff and students may wear a mask if they choose to do so, but no one is required to wear…

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Library’s all-age summer program open for registration now

by Kate Evans From tiny tots being read to by their parents to school-age children, teens and adults avidly reading, the Morgan County Public Library’s summer program is encouraging readers of all ages to enjoy some books of interest this summer. Library Director Sarah Drennan said that their summer reading program officially begins on June…

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School board land purchase is moving forward, school calendar approved

by Kate Evans The Morgan County School Board approved a contract of purchase of 28.3 acres of land at 1088 Fairview Drive at their Tuesday, May 11 meeting.  The land is located behind the intermediate school and adjoins the 23 acres the school board owns at the Warm Springs Middle School-Warm Springs Intermediate School complex.…

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School mask rules to stay in place for final weeks of class

by Kate Evans Morgan County School Superintendent Kristen Tuttle said Monday that the school face mask requirements would remain the same for the rest of the school year for students, staff and visitors indoors and outdoors. The last day of school for students is next Friday, May 28. School officials had earlier revised  the rules,…

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Clark, Hoover, Sheppard are Golden Horseshoe winners

by Kate Evans Three Warm Springs Middle School eighth graders — Connor Hoover, Daniel Clark and Lee Sheppard — are the 2021 Morgan County winners of the Golden Horseshoe Award. The prestigious Golden Horseshoe award recognizes state students that excel in West Virginia history and culture and is given to the top-scoring eighth grade students…

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