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Optional Student Accident Insurance Coverage Available

For parents wishing to have optional student accident insurance coverage, Marshall County Schools has partnered with QBE Insurance to offer optional policies.  There are many different coverages available such as school time accident, 24 hour accident, football, dental, AD&D and more.

For more details and to download the form, click this link: Student Insurance Information

Students Return to the Classroom

The Marshall County Schools 2017- 2018 academic year began Thursday for students in 1st through 12th grades.

Students from the district picked out their favorite outfit and grabbed their new school supplies to head back to class.

The first day of class for kindergarten students is Monday, August 21, 2017.

Parents with a student attending WV Universal PreK will be notified about the orientation which takes place on Monday, August 28 and Tuesday, August 29.  WV Universal PreK classes begin on Wednesday, August 30, 2017.

2017 -2018 MCS District Information

Free Meals Provided in Marshall County During Summer Break

The Marshall County Board of Education announces its sponsorship of the federally funded Summer Food Service Program.

Nutritional meals will be provided to any child 18 or younger.  Free breakfast and/or lunch will be served at two different locations.

May 30 – June 16 (Mon – Fri) breakfast will be served from 8:00 a.m. until 8:30 am. and lunch will be served from 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at John Marshall High School.

June 27 – July 27 (Tue, Wed, Thu) breakfast will be served from 8:00 a.m. until 8:30 am. and lunch will be served from 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at Moundsville Middle School.

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.”

For more information about the Marshall County Summer Food Program, please call Child Nutrition Director Debbie Derico at 304-843-4400 extension 346.

 

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.                                                                                            G – 30.1

Marshall County Special Olympians Compete in Track & Field

Alexis Lewis (center) participates in the softball throw while her friend Jessi Donely (left), high school peer tutors (background) and Coach Shane Healy (right) watch during the Special Olympics.

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.

This years’ theme was Superheroes.  Everyone received a t-shirt featuring an original superhero design by John Marshall High School student Katie Robinson.

Several JM Career & Technical Education programs helped at Special Olympics.  Agriculture students prepared and set up the field for the spring games.  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, Army National Guard and Wheeling Jesuit University also lent a helping hand during the Marshall County Special Olympics Spring Games.

Marshall County Young Writers Honored

Sand Hill Elementary School 4th grader Sydney Gray was awarded first place in her division at the county level and 3rd place at the state level.

Parents and educators gathered in the Moundsville Middle School cafeteria for a chance to hear the voices of award-winning young writers who attend a school in Marshall County.

Students who placed in the annual county contest read their original stories, which are printed in the 2017 Marshall County Young Writers Anthology, to the audience.

Entries varied 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.

Sydney Gray’s story titled “I Love Oreos” has earned the 4th grade Sand Hill Elementary School student third place honors at the state level of the Young Writers competition.  Gray, along with all other county first place winners, are invited to attend Young Writers Day at the University of Charleston on Friday, May 12, 2017.

The Young Writers contest has been held in Marshall County since 1984.

 

WTOV’s Anthony Conn attended the Young Writers Tea.  His story can be found at the link below.

http://wtov9.com/news/local/young-writers-honored-in-moundsville

 

 

new math day

Students in grades 4th through 12th participated at the annual Marshall County Math Day competition at Sherrard Middle School on Saturday, February 18, 2017.

Approximately 150 students competed in categories ranging from mental math, mental estimation, measurement estimation and short answer. Participants also took a written test.

Students who placed 1st through 4th in each division advance to Regional Math Day on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at Wheeling Park High School.

4th grade Winners (L to R)

Back Row:  Tori Finley (3rd), Waylon Wyckoff (4th), Sydney Gray (Alternate)

Front Row:  Maverick LeMasters (1st), Morgan LaRue (2nd)

5th grade Winners (L to R)

Back Row:  Andrew Lyons (3rd), Bailey Sebroski (4th), Grace Gatts (Alternate)

Front Row:  Lilly Roman (1st), Jordan Wyatt (2nd)

6th grade Winners (L to R)

Back Row:  Lilliette Orban (3rd), Evan Dipasquale (4th), Natalie Briggs (Alternate)

Front Row:  Aubrey Wyckoff (1st), Katrina Perry (2nd)

7th grade Winners (L to R)

Back Row:  Fred Carroll (3rd), Ian Bush (4th), Ben McCardle (Alternate)

Front Row:  Russell Dillion (1st), Nate Flowers (2nd)

8th grade Winners (L to R)

Aidan Schrumpf (2nd), Walter Heitz (3rd), Colton Ashbury (4th), Anthony Miesel (Alternate)

Not pictured is Zara Zervos (1st)

9th grade Winners (L to R)

Malicky Schrumpf (1st), Carrera Pozell (2nd), Clint Eisenhauer (3rd), Emily Anderson (4th)

High School Division Winners (L to R)

Back Row:  Amanda Palmer (6th), Tony Persinger (7th), Erika Perry (9th)

Front Row:  Brian Kotson (1st), Cullen Wise (2nd), Hayden Thomas (5th)

Not pictured are Kenna Strait (3rd), Hannah Morris (4th), Zoe Ebbert (8th), Jenni Whitfield (10th), Colerain McCardle (Alternate), Katie Whorton (Alternate), Kaylee McMullon (Alternate), Paige Pethtel (Alternate), Kaytlin Shockey (Alternate)

17-18 School Calendar Survey

We need your input to help create the 2017 – 2018 School Calendar.  We will gather the results and use them to help decide which vacation days to include on next year’s calendar.

Click the Read More link to click the active link to the survey or visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/mcs17-18.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Marshall County Special Olympics Event a Slam Dunk

From left: Coach Chelsea Eikleberry helps Special Olympics athletes Ayla and Elizabeth with their foul shots.

More than 130 Marshall County Special Olympians participated at the county’s basketball event recently at John Marshall High School.

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.

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.

This is the second time the Marshall County Special Olympics organization has held its basketball event, replacing bowling.

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 27, 2017.

2016 American Education Week Proclamation Signed

2016-american-education-week-pic-1On Thursday, November 10, 2016 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 13-19, 2016 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 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 13-19, 2016 as the 95th annual observance of American Education Week.  Proclaimed this 10th day of November 2016.

Special Olympics Swim Meet Held in Marshall County

2016-swimming-pic-3The 29th annual Marshall County Special Olympics Fall Swim Meet was held recently at Four Seasons Pool in Moundsville.

Ninety students from all Marshall County elementary, middle and high schools participated and even a few graduates competed.  More than 90 peer tutors from both high schools, John Marshall and Cameron, assisted teachers and aides during the swimming events.

Marshall County Special Olympics co-coordinator Catherine Folmar is very thankful for all of the support the athletes and the event receive.  “Our administration is fantastic and help out with whatever we need to pull this off.  Knights of the Pythias members also are a big help to the Special Olympics success in Marshall County.”

Marshall County Special Olympians will participate in basketball in early winter.