annual Marshall County Back-to-School Fun Fair will be held on Wednesday, July 24,
2019 at the former West Virginia State Penitentiary in Moundsville from 8:00 a.m.
The “Fun Fair”
is open to any Marshall County Schools student, Pre-K through 12th
grade, who is accompanied by an adult.
Each child will receive free school supplies such as a backpack,
pencils, pens, notebooks and more.
Other free services
will be offered during the “Fun Fair.” The
Marshall County Health Department will provide check-ups and hairstylists will
be giving haircuts. Nearly 50 different
agencies will be on hand to assist students and parents. Pizza will be served for lunch.
Schools employee Susie Baker started the “Fun Fair” in 2000 and since then has
become a popular way for Marshall County students to celebrate their return to
school. Last year more than 1,300
families took part in the event.
There are no income guidelines to participate in the
County Board of Education announces its sponsorship of the federally funded
Summer Food Service Program.
meals will be provided to any child 18 or younger.
Free breakfast and/or lunch will be served at three different locations.
information about the Marshall County Summer Food Program, please call Child
Nutrition Director Debbie Derico at 304-843-4400 extension 346.
A nutritious meal is important for children to learn, play and remain active during the summer months. Remember, “Hunger Doesn’t Take a Summer Vacation.”
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:
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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
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
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.
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.
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.
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
(304) 843-4431 DATE OF SCREENING: February 25 & February 26, 2019
(304) 232-8640 DATE OF SCREENING: February 28, 2019
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.