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Marshall County Schools Continues No Cost Meal Program

The Marshall County Board of Education will continue the availability of a daily, no cost breakfast and lunch at school for all students during the 2019- 2020 academic year regardless of income.  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. Parents/Guardians are still responsible for any unpaid account balances.

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

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

Marshall County Schools has developed a Wellness Policy that is focused on improving the health of students. The policy was established 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 extension 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 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 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 child’s 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. The form can be obtained on the Child Nutrition website at mcsbefit.com or by calling the Office of Child Nutrition at 304-843-4400 extension 338.

Civil Rights Statement

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

Marshall County Students Eligible for Lace Up For Kids

All Marshall County students, in grades K-12, are eligible to receive a new pair of shoes for the upcoming school year.

The “Lace Up For Kids” program is sponsored by the United Way of the Upper Ohio Valley, WTOV-TV and Wendy’s. Call 304-232-4625 for more information.

Applications will be accepted until Sunday, June 30, 2019. Call 304-232-4625 for more information. Email questions to liveuniteduov@unitedwayuov.org

Marshall County Special Olympics Track & Field Event Held

Mother Nature’s rain didn’t wash the smiles off the faces of the more than 130 student and adult athletes at the 31st annual Marshall County Special Olympics Track & Field event at John Marshall High School.

Because showers were in the forecast, the games were moved inside.  JM Agriculture students figured out the layout for the relocation to the school’s gymnasium.

Athletes were assisted by the 170 peer tutors from both Marshall County high schools, Cameron and John Marshall, while competing in various track and field events.  Participants could also make arts and crafts and take silly pictures in a photo booth.

Several JM Career & Technical Education programs helped at Special Olympics.  Nursing students in the Therapeutic Services program provided a first aid station and assisted with physicals.  JM Pro Start students prepared lunch while WJMH Media students announced results and played music.  

The Knights of Pythias, American Legion and Main Street Bank also lent a helping hand during the Marshall County Special Olympics Spring Games.

Everyone who participated received a t-shirt donated by Main Street Bank. This year’s theme was Harry Potter.

Kindergarten Registration Schedule Released

Marshall County Schools welcomes all new students entering kindergarten in August 2019.  If your child is not currently enrolled in a WV Pre-K, please call and make an appointment for kindergarten screening and registration.  Appointments will be arranged Monday through Thursday between 8:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. and 12:45 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

To enter a kindergarten program, a child must be 5 years of age prior to the first day of July.  At the appointment, school personnel will conduct health screenings and a brief readiness test with each child. Registration forms will be completed.

Children already in the Marshall County Pre-K Program do not have to register for Marshall County Kindergarten.

New students for Marshall County Schools need to have their immunizations made current by their family physician or the Marshall County Health Department.  Please call the Marshall County Health Department at 304-845-7840 for Vaccination Clinic schedules.

You can call the school listed below in your area to set up an appointment for kindergarten screening and registration.

 

2019-2020 Kindergarten Screening Schedule

 

Glen Dale Elementary:

304-843-4427     DATE OF SCREENING: February 26, 2019

 

Hilltop Elementary:

304-232-8640     DATE OF SCREENING: March 5, 2019

 

McNinch Primary:

304-843-4431     DATE OF SCREENING: March 7 & 8, 2019

 

Washington Lands Elementary:

304-843-4420     DATE OF SCREENING: March 12, 2019

 

Center McMechen Elementary:

304-232-6530     DATE OF SCREENING: March 19, 2019

 

Sand Hill Elementary:

304-547-5041     DATE OF SCREENING: March 19, 2019

 

Cameron Elementary:

304-686-3305     DATE OF SCREENING: March 26, 2019

 

More information can be found at the link below.

http://marshall-k12.wvnet.edu/boe/our-schools/pre-k/

Pre-K Registration Announced

On Monday, January 28, 2019 Marshall County Schools will begin 2019-2020 Pre-K registration for children who turn 4 years old by July 1, 2019.

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. The application is also available at the link below.

For Pre-K sites in the Moundsville area, including Northern Panhandle Head Start “Stepping Stones,” please call McNinch Primary to register.  If you live in the Limestone, Sand Hill or Sherrard area call Hilltop Elementary to register.

Please bring your child, along with the completed packet, to your screening location as scheduled. All students must have a state issued birth certificate and current immunization record.

Placements will be announced periodically as registrations are completed.

WV Pre-K Programs are free for any child who turns 4 prior to July 1, 2019.

 

2019-2020 Pre-K Screening Schedule

 

Glen Dale Elementary:                          

(304) 843-4427                     DATE OF SCREENING: February 21, 2019

 

McNinch Primary:                            

(304) 843-4431                     DATE OF SCREENING: February 25 & February 26, 2019

 

Hilltop Elementary:                                

(304) 232-8640                     DATE OF SCREENING: February 28, 2019

 

Washington Lands Elementary:        

(304) 843-4420                     DATE OF SCREENING: March 7, 2019

 

Center McMechen Elementary:        

(304) 232-6530                     DATE OF SCREENING:  March 14, 2019

 

Cameron Elementary:                          

(304) 686-3305                     DATE OF SCREENING:  March 21, 2019

 

Sand Hill                                                     

Contact Hilltop Elementary

 

More information can be found at the link below.

http://marshall-k12.wvnet.edu/boe/our-schools/pre-k/

American Education Week Proclamation Signed in Marshall County

Front row from left: WV BOE member James Wilson, Marshall County Schools Superintendent Jeffrey Crook, Moundsville Mayor Allen Hendershot, Benwood Mayor Edward Kuca Jr., WV Delegate-Commissioner Elect Mike Ferro and Marshall County Schools BOE President John Miller. Back from from left: Marshall County Commissioner Scott Varner, Marshall County Schools Assistant Superintendent Corey Murphy, JM Principal Cassie Porter, WVU Medicine- Reynolds Memorial Hospital President/CEO David Hess MD, Marshall County Commissioner John Gruzinskas, Marshall County Chief Deputy Sherriff William Helms, Marshall County Sherriff Kevin Cecil, Marshall County BOE member Brenda Coffield, Marshall County BOE member Dr. Duane Miller, Marshall County Education Association member Matt Mandarino and AFT Marshall County Vice President Jessica Bramer.

On Friday 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 12-16, 2018 as American Education Week in Marshall County.

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 the American Federation of Teachers (AFT). A luncheon prepared by the JM ProStart students followed the signing.

 The theme this year is Great Public Schools: A Basic Right and Our Responsibility. American Education Week spotlights the importance of providing every child in America with a quality public education from Pre-K through college, and the need for everyone to do his or her part in making public schools great.

The first American Education Week was observed from December 4-10, 1921 with the National Education Association (NEA) and the American Legion as the co-sponsors. The following year the U.S. Office of Education joined the weeklong celebration as a supporter. Since then more than a dozen sponsors, including the U.S. Department of American Education and the AFT, have joined the founders for this annual event.

American Education Week is now recognized every year the week prior to the week of Thanksgiving.

 

The text of the American Education Week Proclamation signed in Marshall County follows:

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 12-16, 2018 as the 97th annual observance of American Education Week.  Proclaimed this 9th day of November 2018.

Special Olympics Event Debuts in Marshall County

Monarch Boys’ Soccer players Wesley Eskridge and Cooper Curto helped Glen Dale Elementary students Nickoles Gilbert and Ayla Bushovisky during the Special Olympics Fall Field Day. Pictured from left are Wesley Eskridge, Nickoles Gilbert, Cooper Curto and Ayla Bushovisky.

Marshall County Special Olympians gathered at John Marshall High School Thursday to compete at the first-ever Fall Field Day.

The friendly competition included basketball and soccer games for all ages. This inaugural sporting event gave the Special Olympics athletes the chance to showcase their skills by participating in fun contests.

Special Olympians from all Marshall County schools along with a few graduates hit the hardwood and competed in dribbling, shooting and passing events. Athletes were also on the soccer field participating in skills competitions and kicking goals.

About 175 peer tutors from Cameron High School and John Marshall High School assisted the more than 130 athletes during the event. Marshall County Friends of Special Athletes gave each participant a t-shirt while the Knights of Columbus and the Knights of Pythias provided lunch for everyone at the Fall Field Day.

Athletes will participate again in the spring at the Marshall County Special Olympics Track and Field event on Thursday, April 25, 2019 at the John Marshall High School Soccer Field in Glen Dale.

2018-2019 School Year Begins

Students in grades 1st through 12th returned to school in Marshall County today for the start of the 2018 – 2019 academic year.

The first day of instruction for all kindergarten students is Monday, August 20, 2018.

Parents with a student attending WV Universal Pre-K will be notified about the orientation which takes place on Monday, August 27 and Tuesday, August 28.  WV Universal Pre-K classes begin on Wednesday, August 29, 2018.

2018-2019 Marshall County Schools Website Printable Information

2018-2019 Bus Schedules

Information is now available about the transportation routes for the 2018-2019 academic year.

The updated lists can be found at this link: http://marshall-k12.wvnet.edu/boe/marshall-county-schools-bus-routes/ or in the Links tab under Transportation at the top of this page.

Please note there are time changes.

If you’re not sure what bus your child should ride, please contact the Transportation Department at 304-843-4422.

Marshall County Special Olympians Compete in Track & Field

Special Olympian Jeff Robinson participates in the running long jump at the annual track meet.

More than 130 student and adult athletes participated at the 30th annual Marshall County Special Olympics Track & Field event at John Marshall High School.

Athletes were assisted by the 160 peer tutors from both Marshall County high schools, Cameron and John Marshall, while competing in various track and field events.  Participants could also make arts and crafts or take silly pictures in a photo booth.

Several JM Career & Technical Education programs helped at Special Olympics.  Agriculture students prepared and set up the field for the event.  Nursing students in the Therapeutic Services program provided a first aid station and assisted with physicals.  JM Pro Start students prepared lunch while WJMH Media students announced results and played music.

The Knights of Pythias, American Legion and Army National Guard also lent a helping hand during the Marshall County Special Olympics Spring Games.

Everyone received a t-shirt donated by Main Street bank. This years’ theme was Star Wars.