Category Archives: SchoolNews-CHS

Events Planned for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Childhood Awareness Web PicMarshall County Schools is teaming up with the Marshall County Childhood Cancer Awareness Group for several events during the month of September.

A blood drive is being held in memory of Abby Frohnapfel at John Marshall High School on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 from 8:30am until 4:30pm in the gymnasium. The public is invited to donate.  Walk-ins are welcome but appointments are recommended.  Visit the Central Blood Bank’s website centralbloodbank.org to register.

On Friday, September 9, 2016 at Monarch Stadium the John Marshall High School varsity football team hosts the Weir Red Riders. Fans of both teams are encouraged to wear gold for a “Gold Out.”  During the first quarter money will be collected for the group to donate to cancer research.

Another “Gold Out” varsity football game will be played on Friday, September 23, 2016 at Dragon Stadium as the Cameron Dragons take on the Bishop Donahue Bishops. Everyone attending the game is asked to wear gold in support of Childhood Cancer Awareness month.  Monetary donations will be taken at this game too.

The goal of the events is to help spread the word about childhood cancer and to give the money raised to organizations such as Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation for research into new treatments and cures.

School Year Begins in Marshall County

Students in grades 1st through 12th returned to school in Marshall County on Monday, August 15 for the start of the 2016 – 2017 academic year.

Home visits and school orientation for kindergarten students happen on Monday, August 15, 2016 and Tuesday, August 16, 2016.  The first day of class for kindergarten students is Wednesday, August 17, 2016.

Parents with a student attending WV Universal PreK will be notified about the orientation which takes place on Wednesday, August 24, 2016 and Thursday, August 25, 2016.  WV Universal PreK classes begin on Friday, August 26, 2016.

2016-2017 Marshall County Schools Information

No Cost Meals Program Continues for Students

The Marshall County Board of Education will continue the availability of a breakfast and a lunch each day at school for all students regardless of income for the 2016-2017 school year at no cost. Under the Community Eligibility Option Provision applications will not need to be completed to be eligible for the free meals.

The price for an extra milk will be .35 cents and a second lunch will be $1.75 and must be paid with cash at the time of purchase.

Please note Parents/Guardians are still responsible for any unpaid account balances.

If you have any questions, feel free to the Office of Child Nutrition at 304-843-4400 x 338 or 346.

Marshall County Schools Participates in the National School Lunch and Breakfast Program, Child and Adult Food Care Program, Summer Meals Program, After School Supper Program and the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program.

 

Wellness Policy and Child Nutrition Website

Our District has developed a Wellness Policy that is focused on improving the health of students. The policy was developed with a health and wellness advisory council that includes teachers, parents, students, administrators, guidance counselors, and nurses. The key areas of the wellness policy focus on nutrition education, physical activity, and other school based activities that promote student wellness.  If you want to be involved with Marshall County’s wellness policy, please contact Debbie Derico at 304-843-4448 x 338.

Marshall County Schools maintains a website for all your nutritional and wellness needs. This website will be your source for menus, nutritional information, and wellness resources.  You will be able to sign up to have the menus emailed to you on a monthly basis.  Check it out at www.mcsbefit.com

 

Substitutions Made for Students with Dietary Needs

Accommodations in meal services are available for Marshall County School students with special dietary needs. Schools will make substitutions in foods for students with dietary needs who are unable to consume the regular meal because of medical or other special dietary needs.  These meals/substitutions will be provided at no additional charge.

A Special Dietary Needs Medical Statement is required for us to make these accommodations. The form can be found on our website at www.mcsbefit.com or calling the Office of Child Nutrition at 304-843-4400 x 346.  The Special Dietary Needs Medical Statement must be completed by a physician and completed annually.  Substitutions will be made on a case-by-case basis.   Contact your school immediately to inform them of any special diet of food allergies, or other needs.  Substitutions cannot be made for vegetarian diets.  Also, juice can only be substituted for milk when there is a disabling medical condition.

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:  http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1)   mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2)   fax: (202) 690-7442; or

(3)  email: program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Marshall County Special Olympics Track and Field Event Held

2016 Special Olympics Track and Field 4Mother Nature’s rain didn’t wash the smiles off the faces of the more than 130 student and adult athletes at the 29th annual Marshall County Special Olympics Track and Field event at John Marshall High School.

Because showers were in the forecast, the games were moved inside.  JM Agriculture students Lain Ferrell, Ben Hazlett, Michael Shultz and Austin Norris figured out the layout for the relocation to the school’s gymnasium.

170 peer tutors from both high schools, John Marshall and Cameron, assisted the athletes with various track and field events.  Participants also made arts and crafts and had the opportunity to learn about the unique customs of the Delaware Nation, a Native American Tribe.

Everyone received a t-shirt featuring original designs by John Marshall High School students Chris Games and Thomas Luppe.  Lunch was prepared by the JM Pro Start students.

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Special Olympians were introduced to Native American drumming techniques by John Leasure when not participating in track and field events.

Marshall County Teachers Honored at Board Meeting

2017 Teacher of the Year RitzMarshall County Board of Education members and county administrators recognized Teacher of the Year candidates from each of the county’s twelve schools during the regular board meeting on Tuesday, April 26, 2016.

Each year teachers and administration vote a faculty member to represent their school as a Teacher of the Year contender. Then a committee, consisting of county office officials and previous award recipients, choose the county winner.

Amy Ritz was awarded 2017 Marshall County Schools Teacher of the Year.  She has taught math at Moundsville Middle School for the past two years and previously taught at John Marshall High School and West Virginia Northern Community College. Ritz attended the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and Wheeling Jesuit University.

“Students at Moundsville Middle School make teaching fun for me,” said Ritz.  “I love teaching because every day is a win.  It may be small but every day a student leaves my classroom understanding they have potential.”   

Teacher of the Year nominees at each school include: Kerry King (Cameron Elementary School), Mark Witzberger (Cameron High School), Jerilyn Eskridge (Central Elementary School), Ruth Mozingo (Center McMechen Elementary School), Tami Scollick (Glen Dale Elementary School), Kim Wood (Hilltop Elementary Elementary School), Dianne Magers (John Marshall High School), Dave Parsons (John Marshall High School), Heather Haught (McNinch Primary School), Diane Gellner (Sand Hill Elementary School), Justin Hamrick (Sherrard Middle School) and Jessica Diefenbaugh (Washington Lands Elementary School).

All nominees were presented with a certificate for being a top teacher at their respective schools.  

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Front row (left to right): Tami Scollick, Heather Haught, Jessica Diefenbaugh, Jerilyn Eskridge, Amy Ritz, Ruth Mozingo and Kim Wood. Back row (left to right): Justin Hamrick, Dave Parsons, Dianne Magers, Kerry King, Diane Gellner and Mark Witzberger.

Sparks to Conduct Final Marshall County Suzuki Strings Concert

The Marshall County Suzuki Strings Program, under the direction of Janet Sparks, will perform the group’s farewell concert on Friday, May 6, 2016 at the John Marshall High School Center for the Performing Arts beginning at 6:00 PM.

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Instructor Janet Sparks is pictured with members of the Marshall County String Orchestra. The Marshall County Suzuki Strings Program’s finale happens Friday, May 6, 2016 at the JM CPA.

Strings students ages six to eighteen will perform an eclectic group of musical selections.  Ensembles and small groups will play classical, pop, fiddle and folk tunes.  The Marshall County String Orchestra will also perform numerous selections including music from the film “The Hunger Games” and Dust in the Wind” by Kansas.

Sparks started the Suzuki Strings Program of Marshall County in 1986.  Since then the organization has grown from a handful of students to a collection of fine musicians, from kindergartners to seniors in high school, and remains a method rarely taught in a public school system.

In the past 30 years the group has served area communities in many different ways such as holding annual concerts at nursing homes in Marshall and Ohio counties.  The Marshall County Suzuki Strings Association also donated a lighting system and grand piano to the Strand Theatre in Moundsville.

The public is invited to attend the Marshall County Suzuki Strings Program’s final concert. There is no charge for admission.

New Special Olympics Event Held in Marshall County

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More than 100 Marshall County Special Olympians participated at the county’s first-ever basketball event on Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at John Marshall High School.

Students from all Marshall County elementary, middle and high schools hit the hardwood along with a few graduates.  Peer tutors from both John Marshall High School and Cameron High School assisted the athletes while shooting hoops.

The annual Marshall County Special Olympics Track and Field events will take place on the Monarch’s Soccer Field in Glen Dale on Thursday, April 28, 2016.

 

 

WTRF 7News stopped by to capture the event.  The story can be seen at the link below.

http://www.wtrf.com/story/31121432/first-of-its-kind-special-olympics-event-held-in-marshall-county

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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.

 

 

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.

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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