School News

State presents scenarios for county schools reopening in the fall

by Kate Evans The West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) released its COVID-19 Re-entry to Recovery guidelines with several possible fall back-to-school scenarios after a June 10 state Department of Education meeting. State officials also posed other considerations for schools to think about. Possible scenarios In the first school re-entry scenario called Safer at School/Safer…

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Gardening projects bring kids, families and community together

by Kate Evans Several separate efforts to encourage gardening and healthy eating in Morgan County have put down roots and grown with a wider community vision this spring. Local agencies and students have joined together to work with families and young people to teach the strategies, benefits and joys of gardening. They started with seeds…

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Softball Senior Spotlight – Meghan Fox

Softball Senior Spotlight Meghan Fox by Jamie Harris Berkeley Springs High School Lady Indians softball player Meghan Fox was participating in her first year of high school softball when the season came to an abrupt end. Fox was also a varsity cheerleader for Berkeley Springs High School and was a competitive gymnast for 11 years…

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Graduation plans set for county seniors, Last day of school is May 29

by KATE EVANS Morgan County School officials have announced graduation ceremonies for both county high schools will take place at the end of July. The board was scheduled to approve the events at their May 5 school board meeting. Berkeley Springs High School’s graduation is tentatively scheduled for Thursday, July 30 at 5:30 p.m. Paw…

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School board officially adopts levy rates

by Kate Evans The Morgan County School Board formally adopted the proposed Fiscal Year 2021 regular state school levy and special levy rates that they approved at their March 17 special meeting. The board has adopted the same levy rates for the last six fiscal years. The school board’s action took place at their reconvened…

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Teens learn about drinking and driving in state DUI simulator

by Kate Evans Berkeley Springs High School driver’s education and health class students got to experience the challenges of driving under the influence in the West Virginia Alcohol Beverage Control Administration’s new DUI simulator on March 12.  Health and driver’s education teacher Holli McCumbee said the DUI simulator program is primarily for sophomores and juniors.…

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