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5th Graders Participate at Annual Ag Day

Central Elementary students learn about the layers of the earth by making their own test-tube soil sample.

Roots run deep in the Moundsville community and the fruits of these roots have been feeding the minds of Marshall County fifth graders through the annual Hands-On Agriculture Day. The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and the Northern Panhandle Conservation District hosted the 11th annual Hands-On Ag Day at the Marshall County Fairgrounds in Moundsville…

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Walmart Funds Every WV Teacher’s Classroom Request on DonorsChoose.org

Pencils with the DonorsChoose.org logo in the center.

More than 340 teachers across West Virginia received a back-to-school surprise as Walmart announced it had funded all of their classroom requests on the education crowdfunding platform DonorsChoose.org. The donation totaled over $260,000 and supported requests for items including books, classroom supplies such as notebooks and organizational tools, technology, robotics kits, art supplies and more. The donation from Walmart…

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New School Year Begins in Marshall County

Chalkboard drawing of Marshall County Schools logo

Students in grades 1st through 12th returned to school in Marshall County today for the start of the 2019 – 2020 academic year. Half of the county’s kindergarten students and their parents spent today participating in orientation classes. The remaining kindergarten students, along with their parents, will attend orientation tomorrow. The first full day of…

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Marshall County Schools Continues No Cost Meal Program

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The Marshall County Board of Education will continue the availability of a daily, no cost breakfast and lunch at school for all students during the 2019- 2020 academic year regardless of income.  Under the Community Eligibility Option Provision, applications will not need to be completed to be eligible for the free meals. The price for…

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Marshall County Students Eligible for Lace Up For Kids

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All Marshall County students, in grades K-12, are eligible to receive a new pair of shoes for the upcoming school year. The “Lace Up For Kids” program is sponsored by the United Way of the Upper Ohio Valley, WTOV-TV and Wendy’s. Call 304-232-4625 for more information. Applications will be accepted until Sunday, June 30, 2019.…

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Strings Spring Concert “Out of This World”

The Marshall County Strings Program will present its annual spring concert on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 6:30 pm in the John Marshall High School Center for Performing Arts. The out-of-this-world performance will showcase music about space. Elementary concert selections will include Here Comes the Sun, Fly Me to the Moon, and Twinkle, Twinkle, Little…

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Marshall County Special Olympics Track & Field Event Held

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 School. Because showers were in the forecast, the games were moved inside.  JM Agriculture students figured out the layout for…

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Central Elementary School Receives Praise for Performance Ranking

During Tuesday evening’s Marshall County Schools Board of Education meeting, representatives from the West Virginia Board and Department of Education recognized six schools from the district for showing academic growth and meeting annual targets during the 2017-2018 school year. The state’s new accountability system for schools measures student and school performance based on multiple factors…

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Kindness Club Collects Donations for Webark Estates

Central Elementary School’s newly formed Kindness Club just finished its first community service project. The group voted to help out their four-legged friends at Webark Estates, the no-kill animal sanctuary dedicated to rescuing and placing homeless pets, by collecting supplies for the shelter. Kindness Club members were responsible for manning the donation box, promoting the…

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Mathletes Compute at Marshall County Math Day

Students in 4th through 12th grade put their “mathletic” skills to the test during the annual Marshall County Math Day competition at Sherrard Middle School on Saturday. Approximately 130 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…

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