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Marshall County Teachers Honored at Board Meeting

2017 Teacher of the Year RitzMarshall County Board of Education members and county administrators recognized Teacher of the Year candidates from each of the county’s twelve schools during the regular board meeting on Tuesday, April 26, 2016.

Each year teachers and administration vote a faculty member to represent their school as a Teacher of the Year contender. Then a committee, consisting of county office officials and previous award recipients, choose the county winner.

Amy Ritz was awarded 2017 Marshall County Schools Teacher of the Year.  She has taught math at Moundsville Middle School for the past two years and previously taught at John Marshall High School and West Virginia Northern Community College. Ritz attended the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and Wheeling Jesuit University.

“Students at Moundsville Middle School make teaching fun for me,” said Ritz.  “I love teaching because every day is a win.  It may be small but every day a student leaves my classroom understanding they have potential.”   

Teacher of the Year nominees at each school include: Kerry King (Cameron Elementary School), Mark Witzberger (Cameron High School), Jerilyn Eskridge (Central Elementary School), Ruth Mozingo (Center McMechen Elementary School), Tami Scollick (Glen Dale Elementary School), Kim Wood (Hilltop Elementary Elementary School), Dianne Magers (John Marshall High School), Dave Parsons (John Marshall High School), Heather Haught (McNinch Primary School), Diane Gellner (Sand Hill Elementary School), Justin Hamrick (Sherrard Middle School) and Jessica Diefenbaugh (Washington Lands Elementary School).

All nominees were presented with a certificate for being a top teacher at their respective schools.  

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Front row (left to right): Tami Scollick, Heather Haught, Jessica Diefenbaugh, Jerilyn Eskridge, Amy Ritz, Ruth Mozingo and Kim Wood. Back row (left to right): Justin Hamrick, Dave Parsons, Dianne Magers, Kerry King, Diane Gellner and Mark Witzberger.

Sparks to Conduct Final Marshall County Suzuki Strings Concert

The Marshall County Suzuki Strings Program, under the direction of Janet Sparks, will perform the group’s farewell concert on Friday, May 6, 2016 at the John Marshall High School Center for the Performing Arts beginning at 6:00 PM.

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Instructor Janet Sparks is pictured with members of the Marshall County String Orchestra. The Marshall County Suzuki Strings Program’s finale happens Friday, May 6, 2016 at the JM CPA.

Strings students ages six to eighteen will perform an eclectic group of musical selections.  Ensembles and small groups will play classical, pop, fiddle and folk tunes.  The Marshall County String Orchestra will also perform numerous selections including music from the film “The Hunger Games” and Dust in the Wind” by Kansas.

Sparks started the Suzuki Strings Program of Marshall County in 1986.  Since then the organization has grown from a handful of students to a collection of fine musicians, from kindergartners to seniors in high school, and remains a method rarely taught in a public school system.

In the past 30 years the group has served area communities in many different ways such as holding annual concerts at nursing homes in Marshall and Ohio counties.  The Marshall County Suzuki Strings Association also donated a lighting system and grand piano to the Strand Theatre in Moundsville.

The public is invited to attend the Marshall County Suzuki Strings Program’s final concert. There is no charge for admission.

New Special Olympics Event Held in Marshall County

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More than 100 Marshall County Special Olympians participated at the county’s first-ever basketball event on Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at John Marshall High School.

Students from all Marshall County elementary, middle and high schools hit the hardwood along with a few graduates.  Peer tutors from both John Marshall High School and Cameron High School assisted the athletes while shooting hoops.

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 28, 2016.

 

 

WTRF 7News stopped by to capture the event.  The story can be seen at the link below.

http://www.wtrf.com/story/31121432/first-of-its-kind-special-olympics-event-held-in-marshall-county

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2016 – 2017 Kindergarten Screening/Registration Set

Marshall County Schools welcomes all new students entering kindergarten in August 2016.  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 September.  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.

 

Call the school number listed below in your area to set up an appointment for kindergarten screening and registration.

 

Cameron Elementary:

304-686-3305     March 29, 2016

 

Center McMechen Elementary:

304-232-6530     March 22, 2016

 

Glen Dale Elementary:

304-843-4427     March 1, 2016

 

Hilltop Elementary:

304-232-8640     March 26, 2016

 

McNinch Primary:

304-843-4431     March 10 and 11, 2016

 

Sand Hill Elementary:

304-547-5041     March 22, 2016

 

Pre-K Registration Announced

On Monday, February 1, 2016 Marshall County Schools will begin 2016-2017 Pre-K registration for children who turn 4 years old by September 1, 2016.

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.

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.

More information can be found at the link below.

http://marshall-k12.wvnet.edu/boe/parent-resources/

 

Glen Dale Elementary:                          

(304) 843-4427          DATE OF SCREENING: February 25, 2016

 

McNinch Primary:                            

(304) 843-4431          DATE OF SCREENING: February 29/March 1, 2016

 

Washington Lands Elementary:        

(304) 843-4420         DATE OF SCREENING: March 3, 2016

 

Hilltop Elementary:                                

(304) 232-8640          DATE OF SCREENING: March 10, 2016

 

Center McMechen Elementary:        

(304) 232-6530           DATE OF SCREENING:  March 17, 2016

 

Cameron Elementary:                          

(304) 686-3305           DATE OF SCREENING:  March 24, 2016

 

Sand Hill                                                     

Contact Hilltop Elementary

 

                                                     

 

Marshall County Math Day Winners Announced

On Saturday, January 9, 2016 Marshall County Schools held its annual Math Day competition at Sherrard Middle School.

Nearly 150 students from 4th through 12th grades participated in categories ranging from mental math, mental estimation, measurement estimation, short answer and written test.

County winners who placed 1st through 4th in each division advance to Regional Math Day on Saturday, March 5th at Wheeling Park High School.

 

4th Grade Finalists

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Back Row (L to R): Bailey Sebroski, Jordan Wyatt, Jude Thomas

Front Row (L to R): Connor Dorsey, Lilly Roman

 

5th Grade Finalists

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Back Row (L to R): Cody O’Donnell, John Ellis, Sybil Willis

Front Row (L to R): Owen Allen, Trina Perry

 

6th Grade Finalists

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Back Row (L to R): Fred Carroll, Jackson Thomas, Nate Flowers

Front Row (L to R): Charli Garrison, Russell Dillon

 

7th Grade Finalists

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Back Row (L to R): Aiden Schrumpf, Walter Heitz, Colton Asbury

Front Row (L to R): Liv Stoffel, Zara Zervos

 

8th Grade Finalists

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Back Row (L to R): Cole Saseen, Cole Swartz

Fron Row (L to R): Emily Anderson, Zach Bishop, Malicky Schrumpf

 

9th Grade Finalists

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Back Row (L to R): Collen Wise, Hayden Thomas

Front Row (L to R): Shannon Knowlton, Elaina Herback

Not pictured is Ryan Campbell.

 

High School Finalists

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Back Row (L to R): Dominic Campetti, Tony Persinger

Middle Row: (L to R): Hannah Thomas, Colerain McCardle, Luke Bonar

Front Row:  (L to R): Heather Shook, Jared Neehouse, Hannah Morris, Katherine Ouda

Not pictured are Owen Minor, Ken Wu, Stephen Fumich, Ally Yoho, Jared ketler and John Gardill.

 

 

2015 American Education Week Proclamation Signed

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Pictured L to R Front Row: Josh Gary, Beth Phillips, Stanley Stewart, Mike Ferro, Ed Kuca, Bob Miller Jr., Kevin Cecil. L to R Back Row: Amy Kent, Matt Madarino, Rick Jones, Michael Hince, Duane Miller, John Miller, Corey Murphy.

On Thursday, November 12, 2015 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 16-20, 2015 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 is below.

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 16-20, 2015 as the 94th annual observance of American Education Week.  Proclaimed this 12th day of November 2015.

Marshall County Schools Enhances Science Curriculum

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Schrader Environmental Education Center Director Alice Eastman explains the life cycle to fourth grade students during an outdoor classroom lesson at Oglebay Park.

Thanks to a grant of almost $46,000 from the Chevron Corporation, Marshall County Schools and Oglebay Institute (OI) are kicking off a multi-year partnership to implement a life science curriculum throughout the county for students in first through eighth grades.  This is in addition to an already established collaborative program between the two for students in third, fourth and fifth grades.

The new curriculum, put together by OI nature educators and county teachers, features grade appropriate concepts that align with West Virginia Content Standard Objectives and both Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards.  According to Marshall County Schools Director of Curriculum and Instruction Woody Yoder a variety of instructional methods will be used to delivery each lesson including verbal instruction and hands-on activities along with connections to math, language arts and social studies.

“In years to come I hope to see a more coordinated progression of instruction that connects science closely with other subjects and resonates strongly with our students by establishing opportunities to study in the natural world,” Yoder said.

Field trips to the Schrader Environmental Education Center in Wheeling and Grand Vue Park in Moundsville will be used for outdoor classroom learning. Fifth graders will continue participation in the REACH program while sixth grade students will attend a day camp titled L.I.F.E, or Learning in Field Experiences, at Grand Vue Park.

After successfully completing requirements this year, an additional $105,000 will be made available through the Chevron Corporation to continue instruction, activities, and events during the following two academic years. The program will become self sustained after three years.

Once in full effect the new curriculum will help every Marshall County students, grades first through eighth, understand scientific concepts that build on one another year after year.