School News

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…]

Middle school to hold Winter Concert

The Warm Springs Middle School Music department will present its Winter Concert on Sunday, December 11 at 2 p.m.  The concert will feature the middle school sixth grade band and the seventh/eighth grade combined band conducted by band director Ian Helmick,  along with the seventh/eighth grade combined choir directed by choir teacher[Read More…]

Unfilled school positions impact student learning, staff coverage across county

by Kate Evans Morgan County Schools is in great need of teachers and substitutes in every category of positions, from professional, service personnel, short-term and long-term substitute teachers.  School Superintendent Kristen Tuttle said the county needs substitute aides, bus drivers, cooks, secretaries, nurses and custodians along with teachers. School vacancies[Read More…]

Chip Shots – I can remember

I can remember by Jim Buzzerd I’m old enough to remember the West Virginia University football team being perennially irrelevant. I began paying attention to WVU athletics circa 1963 when the Mountaineers were in the Southern Conference. As an eight year old I didn’t really have much of a perspective[Read More…]