School News

Monday is deadline for county students to switch between virtual and in-school learning

by KATE EVANS Morgan County families are being reminded they have through Monday, September 21  to switch their children from the Morgan County Virtual Academy back to in-school traditional learning, or the reverse. The Morgan County Virtual Academy handbook notes that families and students have a 14-day window to change their minds about their decision to enroll…

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Positive COVID-19 case benches Berkeley Springs volleyball

by KATE EVANS Morgan County Schools reported in a letter posted on Facebook that they and the Berkeley-Morgan County Health Department have received confirmation that an individual associated with the Berkeley Springs High School volleyball team has tested positive for COVID-19. Additional team members have been tested for the virus with results pending. Those identified as…

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Schools to stagger start of grades in new school year

by Kate Evans Morgan County Schools published their staggered start schedule for the new school year last Friday on their website and Facebook page. The school system is set to reopen on Tuesday, September 8 along with other West Virginia schools statewide   if their county’s COVID-19 status at the time permits. Staggered start Morgan County…

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Detailed version of Morgan County Schools opening plan to be released this week

Superintendent says students will have “staggered start” by KATE EVANS Morgan County Schools Superintendent Kristen Tuttle said last Friday the school system is planning to release a second version of the school reentry plan that will have individual school plans attached. This should answer many parent questions, Tuttle said. School officials are also working on a…

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Status of school openings to be determined by new color-code system based on COVID rates

BY KATE EVANS Last Friday Governor Jim Justice and state education and health officials unveiled the new metrics and color-coded system that will guide how in-person instruction, athletics and extracurricular activities will be conducted at West Virginia pre-K through twelfth grade schools. The School Reentry Metrics and Protocols, which were developed by the Governor’s Office,…

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Morgan County Schools approved for digital literacy pilot program, reconfigures director positions

by KATE EVANS Morgan County Schools is one of five West Virginia counties that were approved for the Mountain State Digital Literacy Pilot Program. The other counties approved for the pilot program are Kanawha County, Clay County, Gilmer County and Marion County. Morgan County Schools Superintendent Kristen Tuttle said it’s a five-year pilot project. The digital…

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Paw Paw Class of 2020 graduates in sunny ceremony

by KATE SHUNNEY Rain moved out of the area well in time to let the Paw Paw High School Class of 2020 finally gather together for a graduation ceremony on Friday night. A dozen of the class’s 14 graduates were seated, spaced apart, at the edge of the school’s front loop on July 31 as the sun…

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Delayed and damp, Berkeley Springs High School Class of 2020 graduates

by KATE SHUNNEY A football field of wet grass marked off in grids, families under umbrellas and graduates mingling on the bleachers above it all – that’s what the Berkeley Springs High School graduation looked like for the Class of 2020 on Thursday night. A storm system pushed the start of the July 30 commencement ceremonies…

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Families who opt for Virtual School must register by Monday

by KATE EVANS Morgan County Schools is offering a K-12 virtual school option along with an in-school option for students for the 2020-2021 school year due to health concerns over the COVID-19 coronavirus. Families that aren’t comfortable sending their children to in-person school can choose the virtual school option. Registration for the Morgan County Virtual…

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