It’s rare you
have the chance to hear the author of a story read to you. However, parents,
relatives and educators who gathered in the John Marshall High School Commons Tuesday
evening had the chance to hear the voices of award-winning young writers who
attend a school in Marshall County.
placed in the annual county contest read their original stories to the audience
during the county’s Young Writers Tea. Every story is printed in the 2019
Marshall County Young Writers Anthology.
on topics but each submission was composed during the current school year,
during school hours and supervised by a teacher. Compositions were judged based on ideas,
organization, voice, word choice, sentence fluency and conventions.
All students who placed first in the county are invited to attend Young Writers Day at Marshall University on Friday, May 10, 2019. The Young Writer’s contest has been held in Marshall County since 1984.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Marshall County Board of Education members and county administrators recognized Service Personnel and Teacher of the Year candidates during the regular board meeting on Tuesday evening.
Each year service personnel, teachers and administrators vote a faculty and staff member to represent their school as a county contender. Then a committee, consisting of county office officials and previous award recipients, conduct interviews and choose the county winners.
Cameron Elementary School Kindergarten Aide Sherry Reid was named Service Personnel Member of the Year for Marshall County Schools. Reid has been employed as an aide in Marshall County Schools for 12 years.
Joy VanScyoc, an Art teacher at Moundsville Middle School, was awarded with 2019 Marshall County Schools Teacher of the Year. She also instructs a Project Lead the Way class in Design and Modeling. VanScyoc created a new chapter of the Technology Student Association (TSA) at the middle school that focuses on completing challenges and competing in various areas of science, technology engineering, art and math.
Service Personnel Member of the Year Nominees included: Jerry Gump (Bus Garage), Sherry Reid (Cameron Elementary School), Patty Smith (Cameron High School), Karen Yoders (Center McMechen Elementary School), Jill Schwing (Central Elementary School), Bill Wiseman (Glen Dale Elementary School), Rick Young (Hilltop Elementary School), Julie Anderson (John Marshall High School), Matt Thomas (Maintenance), Erin Holmes (McNinch Primary School), Leanne Dobbs (Moundsville Middle School), Nicole Stocklask (Sand Hill Elementary School), Corinne Snider (Sherrard Middle School) and Becky Orndorff (Washington Lands Elementary School).
Other Teacher of the Year nominees at each school included: Andrea Magers (Cameron Elementary School), Whitney Healy (Cameron High School), Roseann Haynes (Center McMechen Elementary School), Tonya Lehman (Central Elementary School), Sally Mull (Glen Dale Elementary School), Lori McLaughlin (Hilltop Elementary School), Kallie Kastrevec (John Marshall High School), Carla Whitlatch (John Marshall High School), Shay Ryan (McNinch Primary School), Stacy Hooper (Sand Hill Elementary School), Michael Murphy (Sherrard Middle School) and Julie Sturgill (Washington Lands Elementary School).
All Service Personnel of the Year and Teacher of the Year nominees were presented with a certificate for being chosen as designees at their respective district locations.
Service Personnel Member of the Year Nominees are pictured from left. Front row: Jerry Gump, Patty Smith, Sherry Reid (Service Personnel of the Year), Karen Yoders and Jill Schwing. Back row: Cathy Bartlett, Bill Wiseman, Julie Anderson, Matt Thomas, Erin Holmes, and Becky Orndorff.
Teacher of the Year nominees are pictured from left. Front row: Andrea Magers, Whitney Healy, Roseann Haynes, Joy VanScyoc (Teacher of the Year), Tonya Lehman and Sally Mull. Back row: Lori McLaughlin, Kallie Kastrevec, Shay Ryan, Stacy Hooper, Michael Murphy and Julie Sturgill.
More than 500 Marshall County students were recognized for their academic accomplishments during the district’s annual Night of Excellence ceremony held last night at the John Marshall High School Center for Performing Arts.
Students from McNinch Primary, Cameron Elementary, Center McMechen Elementary, Central Elementary, Glen Dale Elementary, Hilltop Elementary, Sand Hill Elementary and Washington Lands Elementary were celebrated along with Moundsville Middle School, Sherrard Middle School, Cameron High School and John Marshall High School students.
Marshall County Board of Education members, county administration and school principals congratulated each recipient with a handshake and certificate.
More than 140 Marshall County Special Olympians participated at the county’s 3rd annual basketball competition on Wednesday in John Marshall High School’s gymnasium.
Students from all Marshall County elementary, middle and high schools hit the hardwood along with a few graduates to compete in dribbling, shooting and passing events.
More than 80 peer tutors from both Cameron High School and John Marshall High School assisted the athletes while shooting hoops. Knights of Pythias and American Legion members handed out medals and also donated money to help fund the Winter Games.
Special Olympians will compete again in the spring at the Marshall County Special Olympics Track and Field event on Thursday, April 26, 2018 at the John Marshall High School Soccer Field in Glen Dale.