School News

Early-year school data uncovers areas of growth, ongoing need to raise student skills to grade level

by Kate Evans Morgan County Schools Elementary Education Director Kandy Pentoney and Secondary Education Director Beth Golden discussed elementary and secondary school “beginning of the year” benchmark test data at the October 17 Morgan County School Board meeting. Many grades saw improvement and secondary scores increased 2% from last year.[Read More…]

High school adds fluffy friend to staff

Skye, therapy dog buddy, arrives at Berkeley Springs High School by Kate Evans A female Brown Labradoodle called Skye is a new four-legged friend for students at Berkeley Springs High School.  Skye was welcomed at a pup rally assembly on Tuesday, October 31 along with representatives of West Virginia’s First[Read More…]

James Rumsey Technical Institute to host Fall Open House

James Rumsey Technical Institute (JRTI) will host an Open House from 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 7. Visit classrooms and meet instructors. No appointments are necessary. James Rumsey is located at 274 Hedgesville Road in Martinsburg. JRTI has been serving the community for over 50 years by providing quality[Read More…]

Berkeley Springs team takes third in WVU Pumpkin Drop

Berkeley Springs High School’s team of engineers were one of three groups to drop a pumpkin in the target zone during West Virginia University’s annual Pumpkin Drop competition in Morgantown on October 27. Plummeting pumpkins paved the way for future engineers at the 34th Pumpkin Drop event hosted by the[Read More…]