School News

Palumbo wins Mary Linn Fox First Year Teacher award

by Kate Evans Paw Paw Schools special education teacher Tessa Palumbo received the Morgan County Schools Mary Linn Fox Memorial Award for First Year Teacher at the March 30 school board meeting. Palumbo has two bachelor’s degrees-one in psychology and the other in elementary/middle school education along with a master’s degree in special education-all from…

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Bennett is Morgan County Teacher of the Year

by Kate Evans Paw Paw High School science teacher Megan Bennett was named Morgan County Teacher of the Year at the March 30 school board meeting. The award is given annually to an outstanding, dedicated and skilled county teacher who inspires students of all backgrounds and abilities to learn. Bennett is in her fifth year…

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Berkeley Springs High School goes back to remote learning again

by Kate Evans All Berkeley Springs High School students returned to remote learning for the rest of the week beginning on Wednesday, March 24 after school officials were notified of two additional high school COVID-19 cases late Tuesday.  All extra-curricular activities at the high school are cancelled until further notice. Officials said in an online…

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School board proposes steady levy rate

Morgan County School Board approved the same proposed regular state school levy and special levy rates for Fiscal Year 2022 that they approved for the last seven fiscal years. Their action took place at a March 16 special meeting that followed their regular March 16 school board meeting at the school board office. Tax rates…

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High school, Widmyer students in quarantine with COVID-19 cases

by Kate Evans Some 97 Berkeley Springs High School students are currently quarantined as a precaution following contact tracing done on two high school students that tested positive last week for COVID-19. Students could’ve been exposed to the coronavirus from classes or athletics, School Superintendent Kristen Tuttle said on Monday afternoon.  A couple of those…

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COVID cases send Berkeley Springs High School into remote learning

by Kate Evans Berkeley Springs High School students moved back to remote learning today, Friday, March 19 due to two confirmed student cases of COVID-19.  School officials posted on social media Friday night that that contact tracing for one of the students had been completed on Friday, but that they had just been notified of…

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County schools facing serious shortage of substitutes

by Kate Evans Morgan County Schools is in desperate need of substitutes, especially substitute teachers, due to the pandemic, said School Superintendent Kristen Tuttle.  Other big needs are for substitute bus drivers, nurses and custodians. Tuttle has unfilled substitute vacancies every day in schools and on buses, which makes things very difficult now that kids…

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Morgan County Schools awarded $1.15 million in distance learning funding

by Kate Evans Morgan County Schools has been awarded a $999,999 distance learning grant from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).  A private anonymous donor gave a $150,000 match toward the funding making it a total of $1.15 million. Morgan County Schools received the highest USDA grant award in West Virginia. According to a…

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