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Pre-K Registration Announced

On Monday, February 1, 2016 Marshall County Schools will begin 2016-2017 Pre-K registration for children who turn 4 years old by September 1, 2016.

If you wish to enroll your child in Pre-K, please call the school in your area to make an appointment and pick-up a registration packet or request an application packet be mailed to you.

For Pre-K sites in the Moundsville area including the Marshall County Day Care, please call McNinch Primary to register.  If you live in the Limestone, Sand Hill or Sherrard area, call Hilltop Elementary to register.

You will bring the completed packet to your registration appointment.  Appointments will be made on a first come, first serve basis.

Placements will be announced periodically as registrations are completed.

WV Pre-K Programs are free for any child who turns 4 prior to September 1.

More information can be found at the link below.

http://marshall-k12.wvnet.edu/boe/parent-resources/

 

Glen Dale Elementary:                          

(304) 843-4427          DATE OF SCREENING: February 25, 2016

 

McNinch Primary:                            

(304) 843-4431          DATE OF SCREENING: February 29/March 1, 2016

 

Washington Lands Elementary:        

(304) 843-4420         DATE OF SCREENING: March 3, 2016

 

Hilltop Elementary:                                

(304) 232-8640          DATE OF SCREENING: March 10, 2016

 

Center McMechen Elementary:        

(304) 232-6530           DATE OF SCREENING:  March 17, 2016

 

Cameron Elementary:                          

(304) 686-3305           DATE OF SCREENING:  March 24, 2016

 

Sand Hill                                                     

Contact Hilltop Elementary

 

                                                     

 

Marshall County Math Day Winners Announced

On Saturday, January 9, 2016 Marshall County Schools held its annual Math Day competition at Sherrard Middle School.

Nearly 150 students from 4th through 12th grades participated in categories ranging from mental math, mental estimation, measurement estimation, short answer and written test.

County winners who placed 1st through 4th in each division advance to Regional Math Day on Saturday, March 5th at Wheeling Park High School.

 

4th Grade Finalists

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Back Row (L to R): Bailey Sebroski, Jordan Wyatt, Jude Thomas

Front Row (L to R): Connor Dorsey, Lilly Roman

 

5th Grade Finalists

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Back Row (L to R): Cody O’Donnell, John Ellis, Sybil Willis

Front Row (L to R): Owen Allen, Trina Perry

 

6th Grade Finalists

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Back Row (L to R): Fred Carroll, Jackson Thomas, Nate Flowers

Front Row (L to R): Charli Garrison, Russell Dillon

 

7th Grade Finalists

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Back Row (L to R): Aiden Schrumpf, Walter Heitz, Colton Asbury

Front Row (L to R): Liv Stoffel, Zara Zervos

 

8th Grade Finalists

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Back Row (L to R): Cole Saseen, Cole Swartz

Fron Row (L to R): Emily Anderson, Zach Bishop, Malicky Schrumpf

 

9th Grade Finalists

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Back Row (L to R): Collen Wise, Hayden Thomas

Front Row (L to R): Shannon Knowlton, Elaina Herback

Not pictured is Ryan Campbell.

 

High School Finalists

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Back Row (L to R): Dominic Campetti, Tony Persinger

Middle Row: (L to R): Hannah Thomas, Colerain McCardle, Luke Bonar

Front Row:  (L to R): Heather Shook, Jared Neehouse, Hannah Morris, Katherine Ouda

Not pictured are Owen Minor, Ken Wu, Stephen Fumich, Ally Yoho, Jared ketler and John Gardill.

 

 

Trojan Jump Rope Team Sends Anti-Tobacco Message to Elementary Students

McNinch Primary School students were taught, in unique way, the importance of being tobacco free.

The Moundsville Middle School Jump Rope team put on a show that featured numerous anti-tobacco messages along with various jump rope skills and tricks.

The team consists of more than 150 students. Fifty of those students are superstar jumpers and travel for the shows.

Moundsville Middle School has had the only demonstration jump rope team in the state of West Virginia for the past five years.

 

 

 

2015 American Education Week Proclamation Signed

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Pictured L to R Front Row: Josh Gary, Beth Phillips, Stanley Stewart, Mike Ferro, Ed Kuca, Bob Miller Jr., Kevin Cecil. L to R Back Row: Amy Kent, Matt Madarino, Rick Jones, Michael Hince, Duane Miller, John Miller, Corey Murphy.

On Thursday, November 12, 2015 members of the Marshall County Commission as well as the mayors of the cities of Marshall County, members of the Legislature along with the Sheriff and local business leaders gathered to sign the proclamation declaring November 16-20, 2015 as American Education Week in Marshall County.

The theme this year is, Great Public Schools: A Basic Right and Our Responsibility.  Also attending the signing were members of the Marshall County Board of Education, administrators of Marshall County Schools, administrators from John Marshall High School and representatives of the West Virginia Education Association and American Federation of Teachers.

American Education Week spotlights the importance of providing every child in America with a quality public education from kindergarten through college, and the need for everyone to do his or her part in making public schools great.

A short luncheon and brief tour of the facilities at John Marshall High School followed the signing.

 

The text of the proclamation signed is below.

Whereas, public education is the backbone of our democracy, providing young people with the tools they need to maintain our nation’s precious values of freedom, civility and equality; and

Whereas, by equipping young Americans with both practical skill and  broader intellectual abilities, schools give them hope for, and access to a productive future; and 

Whereas, public education employees, be they educators, substitute educators, higher education faculty and staff, custodians, teachers, bus drivers, clerical workers, food service workers, security guards, technical employees, or librarians, work tirelessly to serve our children and communities with care and professionalism; and

Whereas, public schools are the foundations of neighborhoods and communities, bringing together adults, and children, educators and volunteers, business leaders and elected officials in a common purpose,

Therefore, be it further resolved, that we proclaim November 16-20, 2015 as the 94th annual observance of American Education Week.  Proclaimed this 12th day of November 2015.

Mrs. Doty Receives State Award

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From Left: Ashley Doty, Richard Moffo and Suzanne Muncy receive their Teacher of the Year awards at the annual West Virginia Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance state conference. (Photo Provided)

The West Virginia Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance announced at its annual state conference Marshall County Schools teachers claimed 3 out of the 5 categories for Teacher of the Year.

McNinch Primary School teacher Ashley Doty earned Dance Teacher of the Year, Cameron High School teacher Richard Moffo was named High School Physical Education Teacher of the Year and Moundsville Middle School teacher Suzanne Muncy was awarded Middle School Physical Education Teacher of the Year.

Each are now qualified for the distinction of MIDWEST District Teacher of the Year.  Winning at the district level would mean competing for National PE Teacher of the Year, the highest honor in a public school teaching position in the state of West Virginia.

The Marshall County Schools teachers were selected based on years of experience, certifications and accomplishments in their field.  All three are graduates of West Liberty University.

McNinch Primary Pre-K Conducts Experiments

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McNinch Primary School Pre-K students Kamden and Jessie make a Witch’s Brew during a recent class experiment.

The McNinch Primary Pre-K students have been learning about the scientific method recently.

Each week the students complete a hands-on experiment in which they act as scientists by asking questions, forming a hypothesis, testing the hypothesis, drawing a conclusion and recording the results.

For Halloween, the “junior scientists” made a Witch’s Brew.  The students explored the chemical reaction between baking soda and vinegar.

Annual Ladies’ Night Out Planned

Ladies Night Out BillboardMcNinch Primary School presents the 5th Annual Ladies’ Night Out Bizarre on Friday, November 13, 2015 from 5pm until 8pm in the school’s gymnasium on eastern 4th Street in Moundsville.

More than 30 vendors will be featured for the public to come and get a start on their Holiday shopping.  There will also be a Chinese Auction, 50/50 raffle and bake sale.

This is the PTC’s biggest fundraiser and it supports the many fun and educational activities students at the school participate in throughout the year.

Ladies from all over the Ohio Valley are invited to attend this fun evening of shopping.  There will be a $1.00 admission fee charged at the door.

Vendors include Origami Owl, Berletch Country Crafts, Paparazzi $5 Jewelry, Premier Design Jewelry, Tastefully Simple, Touch of Hawaii, Touch of Amish, Pink Zebra, Scentsy, For My Girls, Jamberry, Young Living Essentials Oils and many more.

Jumpstart Read for the Record at Elementary Schools

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Mrs. Michelle Ovies, Title 1 Teacher, with McNinch Primary students and Norman, the fish.

Marshall County Schools was proud to participate in Jumpstart’s Read for the Record 10th anniversary campaign.

Kindergarten, first, and second grade students at McNinch Primary were fortunate to have Wheeling Jesuit University students read them the campaign book, Not Norman: A Goldfish Story, written by Kelly Bennett and illustrated by Noah Z. Jones.  After enjoying the story, students wrote about what pet they would want if they could have any pet in the whole world.

Additionally, Center McMechen’s first Grade students and Glen Dale’s Mrs. Sally Mull’s Fourth Grade students participated with Mrs. Jeannie Blake, Literacy Facilitator for Marshall County Schools.

Read for the Record is a global campaign which generates public support for high-quality early learning by mobilizing millions of children and adults to take part in the world’s largest shared reading experience.

Jumpstart is a national early education organization working toward the day every child in America enters kindergarten prepared to succeed. Jumpstart delivers a research based and cost-effective program by training college students and community volunteers to serve preschool-age children in low-income neighborhoods.

Jumpstart broke the world reading record in 2013 with 2,462,860 children and adults.

Miss West Virginia 2015 Brings Platform to Marshall County Schools

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McNinch Primary student Shaun M. poses with 2015 Miss West Virginia Chelsea Malone while wearing his crown.

2015 Miss West Virginia Chelsea Malone talked to students at both county high schools and McNinch Primary about her platform Mental Health Awareness.

Chelsea’s message of “Break the Silence” focuses on telling students it’s o.k. to share their feelings and in the process hopes communication will help reduce the stigma often placed on mental health.

Her talk is based on her own life experiences as a student at Morgantown High School.  Chelsea was bullied during that time of her life and hopes others won’t have to suffer.  She wants students to follow her lead and live a healthier life.

Chelsea will return to Marshall County to visit different schools during American Education Week in November.

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McNinch Primary Goes Gold for Cancer Research

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McNinch Primary Student Olivia Wyatt helps fight childhood cancer one cup at a time at Alex’s Lemonade Stand at the school. Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation has a mission to raise money and awareness of childhood cancer causes for research into treatments and cures.

McNinch Primary School went GOLD for the second year in a row to raise money for Childhood Cancer Research.  September was Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, and a big push is on to raise awareness of the drastic lack of funding for childhood specific cancers.

This year McNinch sold T-shirts, had a crazy hair day, a crazy sock day, and a hat day to raise $1,213.17.  All of the money was donated to the non-profit organization Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation which provides research grants for childhood specific cancers.

In addition, school secretary, Brenda Crow, and school counselor, Jennifer Pickett, teamed up online to walk 170 miles during the month of September for Alex’s Million Mile.  They were able to raise an additional $1,150.

Only 4% of federal funding is allocated to childhood cancer research.  Here in the U.S. about 1 in 285 kids are diagnosed with cancer before age 20, an INCREASE of 29% over the last 20 years.  Even though the 5 year survival rate is 80%, almost all of the survivors suffer from a chronic health condition by the age of 45 related to the cancer or cancer treatment.

 

 

 

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School secretary Brenda Crow, left, and school counselor Jennifer Picket, right, walked 170 virtual miles to raise money for childhood cancer research.