School News

Paw Paw art program gets grant

by Kate Evans The art program at Paw Paw Schools has received a $1,488 grant from the Eastern West Virginia Community Foundation’s 2020 Fall Education Grant fund to support the purchase of 20 portable aluminum easels and six H-frame wooden easels, as well as 120 stretched canvases and 120 canvas panels for its art classes.…

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Local schools won’t reopen this week as active COVID cases nearly double

by KATE SHUNNEY Morgan County school officials have told families that their students won’t return to classrooms at all this coming week. Concerns over the sharp rise in active COVID cases over the last few days drove the decision, in consultation with the local Health Department, said Superintendent Kristen Tuttle. School officials are also concerned…

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More county school staff test positive for COVID

by KATE EVANS Morgan County Schools and the Berkeley-Morgan County Health Department received confirmation that a Berkeley Springs High School staff member and another Morgan County Schools employee have tested positive for COVID-19. Within the last two weeks, central office staff and an employee at Pleasant View Elementary were also confirmed to have the respiratory…

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School staff & central office personnel test positive for COVID-19

by Kate Evans Morgan County Schools and the Berkeley-Morgan County Health Department have received confirmation that a Morgan County Schools Central Office staff member and a Berkeley Springs High School staff member have tested positive for COVID-19, according to a Monday press release from the school system. The Health Department has been working closely with…

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County schools say student in Paw Paw positive for COVID

On Monday morning, November 16, Morgan County Schools Superintendent informed local families that a student at Paw Paw High School has tested positive for COVID-19. Superintendent Kristen Tuttle said school and health officials were aware this weekend of the possibility the student had the contagious respiratory disease, but “the official confirmation was not received until…

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School board approves limited facilities use for youth sports

by KATE EVANS The Morgan County School Board voted at their Monday, November 2 meeting to allow  youth sports organizations use of school facilities at the discretion of building administrators when  the West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) School Alert System map metrics colors are green, yellow and gold. The board decided to put a policy…

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Schools back in session this week under gold COVID-19 status

by KATE EVANS Morgan County Schools students will return to school  this week Monday, November 9 through Friday, November 13 after the county was classified as a gold county on the West Virginia Department of Education’s Saturday, November 7 School Alert System map for COVID-19. There is no school on Wednesday, November 11 due to Veteran’s…

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Students go back to remote learning this week under state rules

by KATE EVANS Morgan County Schools students will switch back to full remote learning this coming week,  Monday, November 2 through Friday, November 6. The county was classified as an orange county on the West Virginia Department of Education’s Saturday, October 31 COVID-19 School Alert System map, triggering the closure of in-person classes for the…

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