School News

School officials question testing platform as Star test results show mixed picture of student proficiency

by Kate Evans Morgan County Schools Star Benchmark proficiency data for the beginning and the end of the year assessments for students during the 2021-2022 school year showed some increases in achievement along with declines. There were also some low beginning and end of the year proficiency averages for individual schools as well as some […]

Susan Clark is a finalist for state school Service Personnel of the Year

by Kate Evans Warm Springs Middle School clerk/secretary Susan Clark was recently selected as one of ten finalists for the West Virginia Schools Service Personnel of the Year, according to a West Virginia Department of Education press release. Clark was chosen as the Morgan County Schools Service Personnel of the Year at the March 15 […]

Berkeley Springs High School FFA members compete at state convention

by Kate Evans Four Berkeley Springs High School Future Farmers of America (FFA) members attended the July 6-9 West Virginia Future Farmers of America convention and participated as delegates. Three of the FFA members-upcoming sophomores Grant Michael and Ashley Crone and upcoming senior Clara Steiner-competed in the State Land Judging competition.  They had previously competed […]

McClintock is new Pleasant View principal

by Kate Evans Summer McClintock, current Morgan County Schools elementary academic coach and former Pleasant View Elementary fourth grade teacher, was named the new Pleasant View Elementary Principal at the July 5 Morgan County School Board meeting. Former longtime Pleasant View Principal Keri Cunningham Chilcote resigned at the end of June 15. In her new […]

School board approves changes of personnel at county schools

by Kate Evans The Morgan County School Board approved resignations, hires and additional duty for school personnel at their July 5 meeting. The board accepted the resignation of Ginnie Molnar from her longtime role as Widmyer Elementary Assistant Principal. Her resignation was effective June 27. Les Morris resigned as halftime Berkeley Springs High School credit […]

Registration still open for MC After 3 Summer Camp at Cacapon State Park

by Kate Evans The eighth annual MC After 3 Summer Camp is set for July 25-August 5 at Cacapon State Park Morgan County students entering sixth through twelfth grade are eligible to attend the free summer camp, which runs from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day.  Registration is still open for the free camp. […]

Litten, Smith & Close sworn in for new school board term

by Kate Evans Incumbent Morgan County School Board members Aaron Close and Laura Smith and newly elected school board member Justin Litten were sworn into office in a Wednesday, June 29 ceremony at the school board office. Morgan County Commissioner Joel Tuttle administered the oaths of office and congratulated each on their reelection/election to the […]

County students will get free school meals through summer 2025

by Kate Evans The Morgan County School Board approved continuation of enrollment in the Community Eligibility Program (CEP) to provide all students with free breakfast and lunch effective through June 30, 2025. Child Nutrition Director Angie Beddow said that the Community Eligibility Program began in 2013. Their enrollment was locked in for four years and […]

Families, school celebrate Paw Paw High School Class of 2022

Stormy weather kept Paw Paw High School’s graduation events indoors on Friday, May 27 as families and community members gathered to celebrate the accomplishments of the 12 members of the Class of 2022. Principal Melinda Kasekamp opened the ceremonies, and was followed with speeches by Valedictorian Hannah Deschenes and Salutatorian Alexis Barker. Teacher Ryley McBride […]

Commencement sunny and bright for Berkeley Springs High School Class of 2022

The Class of 2022 took their last steps across the Berkeley Springs High School football field as students on Thursday, May 26 at the 133rd Annual Commencement Program. Weather was bright and sunny for the 113 graduates and their families who gathered on the field to celebrate the accomplishments of the class. Cadence Carpenter welcomed […]