School News

Arnold, Heath, Helmick are Golden Horseshoe winners

Three Morgan County 8th graders have been chosen as the newest members of West Virginia’s Golden Horseshoe Society because of their outstanding knowledge of the Mountain State. All three are students at Warm Springs Middle School in Berkeley Springs. Alivia Arnold, Marley Heath and Audrey Helmick were announced as the county’s Golden Horseshoe winners late…

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Schools close to stem virus spread

by Kate Evans Morgan County Schools are closed for students through at least Friday, March 27, due to Governor Jim Justice’s March 13 order to close all West Virginia public and private schools. The move is meant to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus COVID-19. Morgan County Schools has already taken steps to continue…

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Showcase of Morgan County student art on display all month

The Morgan Arts Council hosts its annual Student Art show throughout the month of March at the Ice House gallery in Berkeley Springs. Paintings, drawings, sculpture, pottery and mixed media artworks are on display at the galley, which is open to the public Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5. p.m.    …

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Local teacher shares projects at arts conference

by Kate Evans Warm Springs Intermediate School art teacher Marianna Ruggiero was one of three educators that led presentations at the “Arts in Our Communities” conference which took place in Charleston on February 25-26. Ruggiero spoke about two classroom project collaborations with local artists-endangered animals sculptures and a recycled plastics ocean mural-and shared around 50…

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Keith T. Tomlinson

Keith T. Tomlinson 1930-2020 Keith Thomas Tomlinson, 89, of Paw Paw, died Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at his home. Born April 28, 1930 in Lynchburg, S.C., he was the son of the late Charles and Mary E. Hinson Tomlinson. He served in the U.S. Air Force for 16 years, the U.S. Navy for four years then…

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County’s fifth stoplight now online

Driving through Morgan County changed last Thursday, January 30. The county’s newest four-way traffic signal, located at U.S. 522 and Myers Road, went online in the morning. Morgan County now has four stoplights. School traffic at the busy intersection was controlled by red and green lights for the first time last week, after two week…

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As flu hits area, local schools urge parents to keep ill students home

  by Kate Evans Seasonal influenza activity and flu-like illness is now widespread in our area, with growing numbers of flu cases confirmed at War Memorial Hospital and illnesses prevalent in local schools. War Memorial Hospital’s emergency room has seen an increase of patient cases with flu and flu-like illness symptoms, said Chris Parsons, Emergency Department Director. Medical staff confirmed…

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School board won’t search for new superintendent

by Kate Evans The Morgan County School Board held a special meeting on Monday, January 27 to consider the employment and evaluation of School Superintendent Kristen Tuttle. Board president Aaron Close said Monday morning that the school board is looking forward to offering Tuttle a longer contract as superintendent.  She was hired as an interim…

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School calendar survey

Morgan County Schools is looking to hear from parents, students, employees and community members about their preferences for the 2020-2021 school year calendar. The school system has a school calendar survey posted on their website and Facebook page so the public can let them know their preferences for the dates and days to begin and…

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