School News

Morgan County students head back to classrooms full-time next Monday

by Kate Evans After months of mixed schedules, classroom closures and remote learning, Morgan County students will return to local schools on a full-time, 5-days-a-week schedule starting next Monday, February 22. The Morgan County School Board voted unanimously at their February 16 meeting to have students in grades K-12 return to in-school learning five days…

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Preschool leaders recognized for 20 years’ service

Educators with Hancock’s Good Shepherd Preschool were honored on Monday, February 15 for 20 years of service to the school and community families. Good Shepherd director January (Souders) Weber and Tera Swisher have worked at the preschool for more than 20 years each, and were recognized by Maryland Delegate Mike McKay for that service to…

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Student families in WV to get second round of food benefits

There will be a second round of the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer Program (P-EBT) sent to families of eligible children who qualify for free or reduced-price school meals during the COVID-19 pandemic. The program will continue to be administered through the West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) and the West Virginia Department of Health and…

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New school attendance, safety and maintenance director is at the wheel

by Kate Evans Jeromy Duelley is the new Morgan County Schools Director of Attendance, Safety and Maintenance.  Duelley was a former .75 Berkeley Springs High School Assistant Principal and .25 Morgan County Schools Career Technical Education Director from 2015-2018. Duelley was hired September 1 by the Morgan County School Board for his new position.  His…

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County high schools get extra state funding for extracurricular programs

by Kate Evans Berkeley Springs High School and Paw Paw High School along with other high schools across West Virginia will be receiving funds to support extracurricular programs that have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Berkeley Springs High School will receive $32,600 and Paw Paw High School will get $2,500 from the Extracurricular Equity…

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School board hears of families’ trials with remote learning

by Kate Evans Dawn Beal, Randy Beal and their son Cardin Beal, a Berkeley Springs High School student, addressed the Morgan County School Board at their December 15 meeting about some of the issues they’ve had with remote learning this year.  The Beals also offered their assistance to other parents and families struggling with similar…

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