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New teaching certification program: American Public University System announced a new online teaching endorsement and certificate program for West Virginia K-12 teachers. The APUS program, developed in collaboration with the West Virginia Department of Education, is designed to help enhance online instructional competencies and improve student achievement outcomes. The program adheres to the tenets of […]

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Little League fields renamed in honor of trio

SUMMIT POINT – The opening day of this year’s Summit Point youth baseball season was marked by a poignant remembrance. “I would like to start today’s event by recognizing members of our Summit Point family no longer with us,” said League President Jeff Bayliss. Three baseball diamonds used by Summit Point baseball teams were dedicated […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — As the final bell of the day blared through the halls of Riverside High School, hundreds of backpack-toting students bee-lined for the parking lot and an afternoon of freedom. But sophomores Ginny Milsap and Michael Gilmore headed to the upstairs science lab, donned safety goggles, and began burning peanuts. “We’re trying to […]

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CHARLES TOWN — School officials in Jefferson County want to alert parents of new shot requirements that will take effect with the start of the 2012-2013 school year. Before students can enter 7th grade, they must show proof of a booster dose of Tdap vaccine (which protects against tetanus, diphtheria and whooping cough) and a […]

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Library offerings: Starting on Sunday, the South Jefferson Public Library is hosting an art exhibit featuring the works of several students from Judy Chesley’s art classes at South Jefferson Elementary School. Chesley has taught for 30 years, and was the Jefferson County Teacher of the Year in 1997. She was named the West Virginia Art […]

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Take note, Jefferson singers score in contests

SHENANDOAH JUNCTION — Jefferson County student singers will travel to Atlanta in April following a busy season of performances that saw them take them top honors at a number of area competitions. Jefferson High School Vocal Music brought home several awards at the 29th annual Martinsburg High School Concert and Show Choir festival on Feb. […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — West Virginia school districts are revamping their kindergarten through 12th-grade math and English curriculums to line up with the new Common Core State Standards. The federal government is leaving it up to each state whether to adopt the standards, which are designed to reflect the knowledge and skills students need to succeed […]

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HUNTINGTON (AP) — Some West Virginians who want to start their own hives and make some honey got a taste of the craft at a weekend beekeeping school. The Cabell-Wayne Beekeepers Association held the introductory class at Heritage Farm Museum and Village. The class covered basic equipment, protective clothing, observing bees in action and putting […]

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Honoring an icon

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Honoring an icon

A Jefferson County Schools building at 306 S. Lawrence St. has a new name: the Martin Robinson Delaney Opportunity Learning Center. The Jefferson County Black History Preservation Society asked for the name change to memorialize an influential 19th-century African-American born in Charles Town, and the school board gave the OK at its March 12 meeting. […]

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