School News

Tribe Golf Takes Third and Fifth

by Jamie Harris The Berkeley Springs High School Indians Golf Team traveled to the Winchester Country Club for a tri meet with Handley and Hedgesville on Monday, August 27. Handley took the top team honors in the tri match with 166 points, Hedgesville was second with 186 and Berkeley Springs was third with 206 points.…

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Keyser Rolls by Indians 47-0

by Jamie Harris The Berkeley Springs High School Indians hosted the Keyser Golden Tornado in a football contest at Morgan Field Friday night August 31. Berkeley Springs was looking to pull the upset win over the #12 ranked Keyser team, but Keyser rolled to a 47-0 win. The first quarter the Indians and Golden Tornado…

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High school renovations behind schedule

by KATE EVANS Contractors are still significantly behind in the Berkeley Springs High School Building C and Building D renovations, holding up progress on the gym roof and floor. Factors have been the weather and difficulties finding people to do the work, Morgan County Schools Superintendent Erich May said at the August 21 school board…

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Observatory group asks for land, telescope facility

by KATE EVANS Morgan County Observatory Foundation president Kevin Boles has asked school officials to sell the observatory facility and two acres of land to put in water and sewer to the nonprofit for a nominal fee of $1. His request came at the August 21 Morgan County School Board meeting. Boles said he’d asked…

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School board approves GPS tracking system for buses

by KATE EVANS The Morgan County School Board approved a contract with Unite GPS for the Crosswalk k-12 School Transportation Safety Solution for 38 buses for the 2018-2019 school year. The cost of the total implementation and integration of the Crosswalk system is $7,600 plus a total monthly $950 subscription cost for the software. Transportation…

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School board approves GPS tracking system for buses

by Kate Evans The Morgan County School Board approved a contract with Unite GPS for the Crosswalk K-12 School Transportation Safety Solution for 38 buses for the 2018-2019 school year. The cost of the total implementation and integration of the Crosswalk system is $7,600 plus a total monthly $950 subscription cost for the software. Transportation…

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McClintock is state finalist

by Kate Evans Pleasant View Elementary fourth grade teacher Summer McClintock has been chosen as a West Virginia state finalist for the Presidential Awards for excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST). McClintock is also a finalist for the 2019 West Virginia Teacher of the Year award and is a National Board Certified teacher. McClintock,…

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Faulty smoke alarm to blame for fire call at middle school

by KATE EVANS Warm Springs Middle School students and staff were evacuated from the school for around 45 minutes this afternoon after a faulty smoke alarm went off in the ceiling tile between the walls of the band room and the faculty room, said middle school Principal Gene Brock. The alarm was tripped at 12:48…

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Tennis association asks school board to approve location for four new courts

by Kate Evans Morgan County Tennis Association Chairman Ryan Fincham asked the Morgan County School Board last month to approve a location for four regulation-sized courts. That will allow the group to seek additional funding for court construction. Fincham updated school board members on the effort at the school board’s July 31 meeting with a…

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High school gym renovations will impact fall sports, PE

by Kate Evans Berkeley Springs High School Building C (gymnasium building) and Building D (vocational building) renovations are still moving along, but key closeout dates for some of the work have been revised and pushed back. Completion of the gym and storage is still targeted for the end of October, said Morgan County   Schools Maintenance…

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