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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

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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.

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 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


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 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:, 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:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Youth Football Camp Planned

On Saturday, May 21st, youth in grades two through seven will have the opportunity to attend the John Marshall Monarch Youth Football Camp at Monarch Stadium in Moundsville.  The camp is a non-contact football camp designed to develop each athlete’s age appropriate football skills under the direction of the JMHS coaching staff along with members of the 2016 team.  The camp will feature a low athlete to coach ratio allowing for significant one on one attention and guidance.

Campers will experience the fun of football while concentrating on the fundamentals.  Character, discipline, and work ethics will be consistently taught as they run through offensive and defensive position drills.  Students at this age level need introduced to all parts of the game and will have fun working with adults and high school students in a positive environment.  They will also have a question and answer period with coaches and players.

Interested students and parents should visit the John Marshall website to download the application form (or get the form from your child’s school.)  The cost of the four hour camp is $20 and is from 9 am – 1 pm.    Early registrants (by May 13th) will receive a T-shirt.  Campers should wear tennis shoes or spiked shoes and shorts or sweats.  For more information, call Chasity Birkett of the Monarch Football Moms at 304-281-1783.


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.