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The United Way of the Upper Ohio Valley & Southwestern Energy Fund Mental Health Program in Schools

Southwestern Energy partnered with the United Way of the Upper Ohio Valley to host the company’s Southwest Appalachia Charity Clay Shoot earlier this year.  The sold-out event, with more than 200 participants, raised $80,000 for the United Way. “Because of the incredible work Southwestern Energy put into this event, we were able to fund a…

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JM Students Participate in WV BOE Meeting

The John Marshall High School Steel Drum Band, the Strings Chamber Orchestra and WJMH Media teamed up to present a performance for the West Virginia Board of Education. WV BOE member Dr. James Wilson of Glen Dale invited the students to be a part of the board’s regular meeting, via Skype, to showcase the skills…

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JMHS Hosts Annual Fall Blood Drive

Students, faculty and staff along with community members gathered at John Marshall High School on Monday, November 5, 2018 to donate blood. The JM Blood Drive Club teamed up with the Central Blood Bank for the school’s annual Fall Blood Drive. More than 100 useable units were collected. Three blood drives are held at John…

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American Education Week Proclamation Signed in Marshall County

On Friday Marshall County Commissioners as well as the mayors from the cities of Marshall County, members of the West Virginia Legislature along with the Sheriff gathered to sign a proclamation declaring November 12-16, 2018 as American Education Week in Marshall County. Also attending the signing were members of the Marshall County Board of Education,…

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Variety & Southwestern Energy Give Adaptive Equipment to Kids

Variety- the Children’s Charity and Southwest Energy teamed up to help transform the lives of local kids with disabilities. During a special presentation on Thursday afternoon, Variety presented five adaptive bikes, two adaptive strollers and one communication device to eight different Ohio Valley children. In total, this was $13,200 worth of adaptive equipment given to…

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October JM CTE Students of the Month Named

John Marshall High School seniors Audrey Gray and Kameron Prager have been selected the Career & Technical Education Students of the Month for October. Audrey is the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) President, ProStart Front of the House Manager and a member of the National Technical Honor Society. She is also a…

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Marshall County Schools to Offer Mentor Training Program

Marshall County Schools continues to provide seminars for parents and instructional aides in the area of working with children with autism. A training series is offered each summer, fall and spring. The spring 2019 sessions will include the topics of determining the function of a child’s behavior, using apps to support communication, using a technique…

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Nationwide Reading Experience Comes to Marshall County Schools

Jumpstart’s Read for the Record national event was held on Thursday, October 25, 2018. However, Marshall County Schools celebrated the campaign for multiple days so all Pre-K through second grade students could participate. A power outage caused McNinch Primary School to be rescheduled for November. There were many volunteers who assisted Jeannie Blake, Marshall County…

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Wendy’s High School Heisman State Finalists Named at JM

Wendy’s announced Thursday that John Marshall High School seniors Lydia Knutsen and Chas McCool are Wendy’s High School Heisman State Finalists. From a total applicant pool of nearly 42,000 high school scholar-athletes graduating with the class of 2019, 967 students have been named State Finalists in Wendy’s annual scholarship competition. State Finalists will continue to…

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C.A. House Strings for Success: JMHS

The John Marshall High School Strings Orchestra has earned the C.A. House Strings for Success honor. Under the direction Justin Jones, the group is a part of the Marshall County Strings Program that includes nearly 300 students in elementary, middle and high school. The WTRF 7News feature about the group is available at this link: https://www.wtrf.com/community/cahouse-strings-for-success-john-marshall/1565646346

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Bobby Petrocelli Shares Life-Changing Experience with Students

One night, like any other, Bobby Petrocelli slept in his bed next to his loving wife in their suburban home. He was startled awake and found himself in his kitchen. A drunk driver had crashed through Bobby’s home, killing his wife and changing his life forever. Rather than choosing anger, Bobby chose to move forward,…

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Strings Honor Orchestra Performs

Students from the Marshall County Strings Program recently participated in the Region Honor Orchestra held at Wheeling Park High School on October 19 and 20, 2018. Marshall County students combined with students from Ohio County and Steubenville to form four separate ensembles. The 6th grade ensemble and one high school ensemble were conducted by teachers…

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“Be a Buddy, Not a Bully” Program Presented at WLES

WTRF 7News is once again teaming up with Bordas & Bordas to teach students to “Be a Buddy, Not a Bully.” Wednesday morning our Buddy at WTRF, Brooke Chaplain, visited with students at Washington Lands Elementary School to teach them the importance of being nice to all of their classmates, and the proper way to…

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Pumpkin Drop Held at Glen Dale Elementary

Leaves were not the only objects falling from the sky onto the Glen Dale Elementary School playground Wednesday afternoon. Pumpkins were also plunging to the ground. Glen Dale Volunteer Fire Department Assistant Chief II Greg Kibert took 32 different pumpkin filled, student designed containers more than 50 feet in the air via the bucket of…

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Special Olympics Event Debuts in Marshall County

Marshall County Special Olympians gathered at John Marshall High School Thursday to compete at the first-ever Fall Field Day. The friendly competition included basketball and soccer games for all ages. This inaugural sporting event gave the Special Olympics athletes the chance to showcase their skills by participating in fun contests. Special Olympians from all Marshall…

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