Pictured from left: Christina Robinson (WLES Nurse), Brandi Newland (parent) and Julie Sturgill (WLES Principal) show off the smart thermometers and the app being used through the Kinsa FLUency program.

Pictured from left: Christina Robinson (WLES Nurse), Brandi Newland (parent) and Julie Sturgill (WLES Principal) show off the smart thermometers and the app being used through the Kinsa FLUency program. As we hit the peak of flu season in the Ohio Valley, Marshall County Schools hopes to stay one step ahead of illness this year,…

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group of Washington Lands Elementary students with groundhog crown on during the school's first-ever Groundhog Day celebration

From left: WLES PE teacher Michael Grimm gets Wildcat Wally’s prediction whispered to him while WLES Speech Therapist Becky Hinerman holds the kitten to his ear. Groundhog Day is a popular tradition that dates back to the mid-1800s and has roots in the German communities of Pennsylvania. This weather folklore is based on using an…

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Left to Right Row 1 1. Jennifer Schwertfeger, Cameron High School 2. Debbie McKay, Wheeling Middle School 3. Julie Sturgill, Washington Lands Elementary School 4. Amy Dobkin, Southwestern Energy 5. Lori Healy, Washington Lands Elementary School 6. Bethani Tweedlie, Center McMechen Elementary School 7. Lara Himrod, Central Elementary School 8. Amanda Yates, Sherrard Middle School 9. Michelle Titus-Glover, Middle Creek Elementary Row 2 1. Diana Aston, Cameron High School 2. Jill Wilson, Washington Lands Elementary School 3. Shannon Young, Washington Lands Elementary School 4. Rob Chavanak, John Marshall High School 5. Josh Yost, Warwood Middle School 6. Allison Rine, Hilltop Elementary School 7. Joann VanHorn, Steenrod Elementary School 8. Brandy Lackie, West Liberty Elementary School 9. Ashley Wolfe, Middle Creek Elementary School 10. Melesa Swartz, West Liberty University

Several area classrooms will soon feature enhanced STEM-based learning materials, opportunities and experiences thanks to Southwestern Energy (SWN) and the Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley (CFOV). The grant opportunity demonstrates SWN’s ongoing commitment to STEM education and supports the energy company’s desire to be an active corporate citizen while enhancing elements of the educational…

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Moundsville Middle School Strings student Annadra Dudley is preparing for the upcoming concert at JM.

The Marshall County Strings Program will present its elementary and middle school Winter Concert on Tuesday, December 3, 2019, at 6:30pm in the John Marshall High School Center for Performing Arts. The concert will feature combined performances involving nearly 200 students from Cameron, Center McMechen, Central, Glen Dale, Hilltop, Sand Hill and Washington Lands elementary…

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Batman talks to a large group of students about not being a bully.

Pictured from left with Batman: Leana Roberts, Gabby Dantrassy, Dylan Burgy, Colton Scherich and Liam Nickerson. Batman traveled to several different schools in Marshall County to talk to students about how they can be a superhero against bullying. Thursday, the Caped Crusader made stops at Center McMechen Elementary, McNinch Primary and Sand Hill Elementary. Students…

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Close-up of the proclamation text. The complete proclamation is in the attached article.

On Thursday, Marshall County Commissioners as well as the mayors from the cities of Marshall County, members of the West Virginia Legislature along with the Sheriff gathered to sign a proclamation declaring November 18-22, 2019 as American Education Week in Marshall County.  Also attending the signing were members of the Marshall County Board of Education,…

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WLES Principal Julie Sturgill drops another student-created pumpkin protection device from 35 feet in the air.

Students in the fourth and fifth grades at Washington Lands Elementary competed in the school’s 6th annual Pumpkin Drop Thursday, despite a few rain showers. The idea behind this yearly event is for students to gain knowledge and acquire skills in both math and science while trying to figure out a way to protect their…

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Pictured from left: WV BOE member Dr. James Wilson congratulates WLES Pre-K Aide Colisia Huff for being named a finalist for the WV Service Personnel Member of the Year Award.

Washington Lands Elementary School Pre-K Aide Colisia Huff was named one of the three finalists for West Virginia School Service Personnel Member of the Year. Huff was recognized by the West Virginia Board of Education for her accomplishments during Tuesday evening’s Marshall County Schools Board of Education meeting. WV BOE member Dr. James Wilson was…

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Pencils with the DonorsChoose.org logo in the center.

More than 340 teachers across West Virginia received a back-to-school surprise as Walmart announced it had funded all of their classroom requests on the education crowdfunding platform DonorsChoose.org. The donation totaled over $260,000 and supported requests for items including books, classroom supplies such as notebooks and organizational tools, technology, robotics kits, art supplies and more. The donation from Walmart…

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Chalkboard drawing of Marshall County Schools logo

Students in grades 1st through 12th returned to school in Marshall County today for the start of the 2019 – 2020 academic year. Half of the county’s kindergarten students and their parents spent today participating in orientation classes. The remaining kindergarten students, along with their parents, will attend orientation tomorrow. The first full day of…

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