School News

School board, legislators discuss education reform proposals

by Kate Evans The Morgan County School Board and area legislators discussed their thoughts and concerns on educational reform and Senate Bill 451 at the April 16 school board meeting. Delegate Daryl Cowles, Senator Charles Trump and Delegate Larry Kump were present. Board president Aaron Close said he didn’t like Senate Bill 451 levying additional…

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Tia Myers is Morgan County Teacher of the Year

by Kate Evans Warm Springs Intermediate School fourth grade teacher Tia Myers was selected as the Morgan County Teacher of the Year at the April 16 Morgan County School Board meeting. Myers has been teaching at the intermediate school for 14 years. Myers was in special education her first year of teaching at the intermediate…

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Paw Paw Schools freezers hit by thieves

by Kate Evans Two men are accused of breaking into two walk-in food storage units at Paw Paw Schools and stealing a considerable amount of food following an early morning food delivery last Thursday, April 11. The Morgan County Sheriff’s Department received a report that morning that someone had broken into the Paw Paw Schools…

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High school seniors’ video takes second place in state PSA contest

by Kate Evans Berkeley Springs High School seniors Otice “Dylan” Carder and Natalie Hashem won a second place award for their powerful video “A Life Without You” in the sixth annual West Virginia Alcohol Beverage Control Administration’s statewide No School Spirits PSA contest. The video the two created about alcohol can be seen at https://youtu.be/ndnPuh3Ym-s. The…

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Mixed response to reform proposals at state education forum

by Kate Shunney Parents, teachers, school and elected officials and community members from multiple counties filled Berkeley Springs High School’s cafeteria last Wednesday to weigh public education reforms being proposed by state officials. The April 3 forum was the last of eight set up by the West Virginia Department of Education to gather comments about…

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Basketball Clinic

Berkeley Springs High School Girls Basketball Coach Dale McCumbee will provide free basketball clinics for girls in grades second through seventh next Tuesday, April 9. Grades second through fourth will be from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. and grades fifth through seventh will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Warm Springs Middle School. Registration will…

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School board proposes same levy rates

by Kate Evans The Morgan County School Board approved adopting the same proposed regular state school levy and special levy rates for Fiscal Year 2020 that they have approved for the last five fiscal years. Their action occurred at a March 19 special meeting that followed their regular March 19 board meeting at Pleasant View…

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Spring Break wiped out due to snow days

by Kate Shunney The five days of Spring Break built into the Morgan County Schools calendar in April have been cut back to one day off. Students will now go to school from Monday, April 15 through Thursday, April 19. Students will still have off Good Friday and Easter Monday. School board members made the…

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Youth Art Show opens Friday

The Morgan Arts Council and Morgan County schools celebrate National Youth Art Month with their annual exhibit of artwork created by local youth, showing at the Ice House in Berkeley Springs. The opening extravaganza on Friday, March 1, features musical and dance performances as well as hundreds of pieces of visual art. The Youth Art…

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