School News

It’s still summer…what else can we do with the kids?

by Kate Evans Coming up with fun things to do with kids during the summer is an age-old challenge. The folks who run local programs for kids have a few ideas to hold off summer break boredom and redirect youngsters away from their electronic devices. Cacapon State Park Naturalist Valerie Chaney said continued activities at…

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Jordin Demarinis chosen to study in Hawaii

Jordin Demarinis, an upcoming senior at Berkeley Springs High School, will represent West Virginia in Hawaii this summer in a program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to study plant and animal science. She is one of only 10 students chosen nationwide and the first to ever be chosen from West Virginia. She will…

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“Back to School Bash” donations wanted for school supplies

by Trish Rudder School supplies are needed for pre-K to college level students, said Morgan County Parks & Recreation director Dawn Beal, who is looking for donations from the community for the needed supplies. At the July 2 Bath Town Council meeting, Beal said Parks & Rec is partnering with the Morgan County Partnership, Starting…

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School clothing allowance applications accepted through July 31

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR), Division of Family Assistance began accepting school clothing allowance applications on Monday, July 1 for eligible children enrolled in West Virginia schools. “Starting a new school year is stressful enough as it is for our children and their parents, the last thing that they should…

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DOH says traffic light work near Widmyer to begin this summer

by Kate Evans Work on a new four-way traffic light at Myers Road on U.S. 522 near Widmyer Elementary is expected to start within the next few weeks, said West Virginia Division of Highways District 5 Construction Engineer Daniel Watts last Friday. The work consists of widening and foundation work for the traffic signal. P…

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Schools will continue free meals

by Kate Evans The Morgan County School Board approved continuing to provide all students with free breakfasts and lunches with their enrollment in the Community Eligibility Program for the 2019-2020 school year. The board’s action came at their June 18 meeting. Child Nutrition and Wellness Director Angela Beddow said  a total of 294,936 lunches and…

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Schools will continue free meals for students next year

by Kate Evans The Morgan County School Board approved continuing to provide all students with free breakfasts and lunches with their enrollment in the Community Eligibility Program for the 2019-2020 school year. The board’s action came at their June 18 meeting. Child Nutrition and Wellness Director Angela Beddow said a total of 294,936 lunches and…

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Tuttle hired as interim school superintendent

by Kate Evans The Morgan County School Board unanimously approved Kristen Tuttle as Morgan County Schools Interim Superintendent beginning July 1 through June 30, 2020 at their June 4 meeting. School Superintendent Dr. Erich May accepted a superintendent position in Pennsylvania and is leaving June 30. He has been the county’s school chief for two…

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Tuttle up for interim school superintendent post

by Kate Evans The Morgan County School Board was scheduled to approve Kristen Tuttle as Morgan County Schools Interim Superintendent beginning July 1 through June 30, 2020 at last night’s board meeting. School Superintendent Dr. Erich May will leave the post June 30 to take a job in Pennsylvania. He has served as superintendent for…

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Paw Paw High School Valedictorian, Salutatorian

Delia Maguire is the Valedictorian of the class of   2019 at Paw Paw High School. She is graduating with a 4.3 GPA and maintains a place on Allegany College of Maryland’s Honor Roll. She was a member of Paw Paw’s Leo Club, Hero Club and Pirate Pride Club. She will be pursuing an Associates degree…

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