School News

Family’s Middle East music & dance program filmed for documentary

by Kate Evans TarabRaqs, a Berkeley Springs family’s Middle Eastern music and dance ensemble, will be featured again in a second mini-documentary filmed and produced by the Middle Eastern Broadcast Network (MBN), a U.S. State Department-funded Arabic-language news organization located in Washington, D.C. MBN film crews came to the home of TarabRaqs band members Jennifer…

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Middle school has new high-tech weather station for science and math

by Kate Evans Warm Springs Middle School has a new cutting-edge WeatherStem meteorology system and weather station with real-time data that was up and running as of September 19. Middle school eighth grade science teacher Charles Wilson said he applied for the WeatherSTEM weather station program through American Public University System (APUS) in Charles Town.…

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Gym work on track

by Kate Evans Morgan County Schools Superintendent Erich May said at the October 16 school board meeting that he was pleased that the pace of the Berkeley Springs High School renovations work was picking up. Crews were sanding the new gymnasium floor last week and should be painting   this week. May felt that the gymnasium…

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Paw Paw volleyball picks up win over Legacy Christian Academy

by Jamie Harris The Paw Paw Lady Pirates hosted the East Hardy Cougars in volleyball action last Tuesday, October 9. East Hardy swept Paw Paw 3-0 with the scores being 25-14, 25-12 and 25-8. Leading Paw Paw was Laken Day with seven service points and five aces. Elizabeth Henderson with one service point and two…

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Tribe Falls to Trojans 52-18

Payton Thompson rushes for 208 Yards by Jamie Harris The Berkeley Springs High School Indians Football Team took their 0-7 record to Hampshire County this past Friday, October 12 for a showdown with the Class AAA and 0-6 Hampshire Trojans. With both teams winless it was a guarantee that one of the teams was walking…

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Parks & Recreation wants to buy soccer complex

by Kate Evans Morgan County Parks and Recreation Board president and Morgan County School Board president Aaron Close formally asked that the school board approve the sale of the Alex Rickli Recreation Complex to the Parks and Recreation Board for a nominal fee with the Morgan County Commission’s approval. The request came at the October…

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Reunion gathers grads to remember school years

Hundreds of Berkeley Springs High School graduates gathered at Cacapon State Park on Saturday, September 22 for the 41st annual School Homecoming Event. The Class of 1968 were the honored guests, marking 50 years since graduating from the halls of the school. Representatives from the classes of 1968, 1958, 1948, 1946, 1945, 1943, 1942 and…

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State Balanced Scorecard says county schools below the mark on many standards

by KATE EVANS The West Virginia Department of Education released the West Virginia Schools Balanced Scorecard accountability ratings for the state and all county school districts for the 2017-2018 school year on September 13 on their website. The new scorecards indicate how well students are learning and areas where schools excel and need improvement. West…

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Volunteers take on projects on United Way Day of Caring

by Kate Evans Morgan County students, businesses and organiza-tions spruced up the community and helped other agencies during the annual United Way of the Eastern Panhandle’s Day of Caring on Tuesday, September 11. Morgan County Extension Agent Cindy Smalley, the Morgan County Day of Caring coordinator, reported that nearly 200 volunteers participated in the Day…

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