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Special Olympics Swim Meet Held

Special Olympics athlete Bryan Belford, a 6th grader at Cameron Elementary School, competes in the annual swim meet while his peer tutor from Cameron High School, Kaia Leasure, looks on in the backgound.

Marshall County hosted its 30th annual Special Olympics Swim Meet on Thursday.

This event was for students and adults.  The swim meet consisted of 75 peer tutors and 110 participants.

The peer tutors were from John Marshall High School and Cameron High School. Teachers and peer students helped with the swim meet for the students.

“The peer students learn a lot,” explained Marshall County Special Olympics Co-Coordinator Catherine Folmer. “They learn how to work with other students. They also get a sense of pride in helping the athletes”.

The athletes competing earned ribbons for first, second and third place in different events.

The swim meet started with the elementary school kids in the morning and in the afternoon middle school, high school and adults competed.

Story by: Amy Makara, JM Senior Broadcasting Student

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:, 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

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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.

Childhood Cancer Awareness Group Receives Legislative Citation

The family of nine-year-old cancer survivor Hayden Hughes, a student at Washington Lands Elementary School, traveled to Charleston along with members of the Marshall County Childhood Cancer Awareness Group to receive a legislative citation for their $20,000 donation to Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation for childhood cancer research.

The money was collected from Marshall County citizens, businesses and civic organizations from July 30 to December 31, 2016.

Also on the trip was cancer survivor Amber Holstine, a JM graduate, and her mother Yvonne Holstine.

The citation was signed by West Virginia House of Delegate members Mike Ferro (D-Marshall), Joe Canestraro (D-Marshall) and Jordan Hill (R-Nicholas), who is an uncle to Hayden Hughes.

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








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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.

Pre-K Registration Announced

On Wednesday, February 1, 2017 Marshall County Schools will begin 2017-2018 Pre-K registration for children who turn 4 years old by September 1, 2017.

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 the Marshall County Day Care, please call McNinch Primary to register.  If you live in the Limestone, Sand Hill or Sherrard area, call Hilltop Elementary to register.

You will bring the completed packet to your registration appointment.  Appointments will be made on a first come, first serve basis.

Placements will be announced periodically as registrations are completed.

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


2017-2018 Pre-K Screening Schedule

Glen Dale Elementary:                          

(304) 843-4427           DATE OF SCREENING: February 23, 2017


McNinch Primary:                            

(304) 843-4431           DATE OF SCREENING: February 27 & February 28, 2017


Hilltop Elementary:                                

(304) 232-8640           DATE OF SCREENING: March 2, 2017


Washington Lands Elementary:        

(304) 843-4420           DATE OF SCREENING: March 9, 2017


Center McMechen Elementary:        

(304) 232-6530           DATE OF SCREENING:  March 16, 2017


Cameron Elementary:                          

(304) 686-3305           DATE OF SCREENING:  March 23, 2017


Sand Hill                                                     

Contact Hilltop Elementary


More information can be found at this link: