BOE says ‘yes’ to fifth grade move, again

At the board of education meeting Monday night, concerned parents and teachers voiced their opinions on the proposal to move fifth grade students out of Marlinton Middle School and into Hillsboro and Marlinton elementary schools. The action was first considered in January 2013 when then Superintendent C.C. Lester asked the board to consider reconfiguring More...

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By Greg Hamons On Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

School calendar options narrowed down to three

After two public meetings and several calendar committee meetings, the Pocahontas County Board of Education office has narrowed down next year’s calendar options to three. The three calendars were shared with More...

Participants in the Regional Social Studies Fair, front row, from left: Tasia Davis, Mary Pauley, William Feury, Cage Burdette, Kiara Davis, Jennalee Meck, Sierra Bircher, Emily Wilfong, Gareth Ryder, Scout Tankersley and Nathaniel Cottle. Second row, from left: Rayna Smith, Sydney Puffenbarger, Summer Foe, Hannah Buly, Noah Barkley, Cassidy Hardesty, Lexi Price, Makenna McKenney, Hunter Tankersley, Chloe Hardesty, Sarah Warder, Hunter Wilfong, Rachel Burns, Andrea Payton, Patience Garretson, Brianna Hefner, Logan Woodruff, Jacob Jones, Grace Schebek, Meggan Long and Aspan Holder. Not pictured: Emily Henderson, Brittney Matheny and Sage McLaughlin. S. Stewart photo
By Suzanne Stewart On Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

Pocahontas County hosts Regional Social Studies Fair

Participants in the Regional Social Studies Fair, front row, from left: Tasia Davis, Mary Pauley, William Feury, Cage Burdette, Kiara Davis, Jennalee Meck, Sierra Bircher, Emily Wilfong, Gareth Ryder, Scout Tankersley More...

Social Studies Fair projects filled the gymnasium at Pocahontas County High School March 14. Students in grades four through eight presented their projects to judges in anticipation of a win and a chance to compete in the Regional Social Studies Fair. Student Jaryd Friel, above, presents his project, “Economics: Impact on Beef,” to judges Cheryl Jonese and Nathan Hamons. S. Stewart photo
By Suzanne Stewart On Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

Students shine at Social Studies Fair

Social Studies Fair projects filled the gymnasium at Pocahontas County High School March 14. Students in grades four through eight presented their projects to judges in anticipation of a win and a chance to compete More...

Central office executive secretary Kristin Kinnison administers the oath of office to Superintendent Dr. Donald Bechtel at the board of education meeting Monday night. S. Stewart photo
By Suzanne Stewart On Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

Board of Education hires Bechtel as superintendent of schools

Central office executive secretary Kristin Kinnison administers the oath of office to Superintendent Dr. Donald Bechtel at the board of education meeting Monday night. S. Stewart photo Tritapoe named new board member After More...

By Suzanne Stewart On Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

BOE discusses proposed levy

As one of only 11 counties in the state without a levy, the Pocahontas County board of education discussed a proposed levy at the board meeting Monday night. The proposed levy, if passed, will provide $1.8 million More...

By Suzanne Stewart On Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

BOE bands with commission for better bandwidth

At the board of education meeting Monday night, board member Hannah Sizemore and county commission president David Fleming discussed the formation of a committee to focus on improving Internet service in the county. The More...