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Preston County Schools Hire More Than 50 New Teachers Video included

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With a few weeks of classes underneath their belts, everything is coming together in Preston County for the new school year. Including the new students, new teachers, and the brand new state of the art building."The new school gives the students many opportunities that they did not have before," said Assistant Superintendent of Preston County Schools, Craig Shmidl. "One of them is the capabilities concerning technologies in the school."

Morgantown Resident Heading to Hawaii for Ironman World Championship Video included

Lori Sherlock competing in an Iron Man qualifying triathlon in Lake Placid, New York. Lori Sherlock competing in an Iron Man qualifying triathlon in Lake Placid, New York.
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WVU Professor by day, and Iron Woman by night. That's exactly what Morgantown resident, Lori Sherlock is. She'll be the only West Virginian competing in the Ironman World Championship in October.

Back to School: Nurse Offers Tips to Help Keep Germs at School Video included

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United Hospital Center Infection Preventionist Annetta Payne said it’s important to make sure your kids know how to protect themselves from the germs they can bring home from school.

Student Success Summit Adds 'Leadership Academy' Video included

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The Student Success Summit always lacked one thing, students. In it's fourth year. organizers decided to add that element with a Leadership Academy."We have 33 students from five high schools across the state," said Adam Green, from the West Virginia High Education Policy Commission. "They participated in a two day leadership academy to develop them as HEROs."

UPDATE: Work on Exterior Of New East Fairmont Junior High Delayed Due To Weather

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East Fairmont Junior High School students will be moving into their new home this school year.

Third Public Hearing Held in Barbour County for Possible School Closures

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On Tuesday evening, Barbour County Board of education held its third public meeting regarding the closure of two of its elementary schools.

Classes Back in Session at Alderson Broaddus University

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Students at AB returned to campus over the weekend and were finding their way between classes Wednesday morning.

ABU Reveals New Mascot And Fight Song

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On Monday, staff at Alderson Broaddus University kicked off an afternoon of celebrations for its students, revealing the school's new welcome sign, and ushering it its first year as a university.

Doddridge County Schools Move All Preschool Classrooms to One Building

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Maintenance crews worked hard all summer to get the building ready for opening day on September 3.

School Lunches: Pack or Buy?

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Nearly 65 percent of students in Harrison County Schools eat a hot school lunch. A typical lunch costs between $1.15 and $1.40 depending on the age of the student.

Davis and Elkins College Welcomes New Students

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A welcome picnic, convocation, and a dance were also held on Saturday.

Barbour Sports Organization Continuing To Support School Athletics

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Barbour County middle school students are back in class, and thanks to the efforts of the Barbour All-County Sports Organization, they'll still be able to participate in sports this year.

Terra Alta East Preston Students Learning Despite Construction

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Terra Alta East Preston School is under some major construction. The new addition that will house middle school students is still going up.

Local Schools Head Back to School August 22

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Schools is several local counties started a new school year August 22.

WVU Construction Update: Students Notice Change While Away

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Buildings that stood as steel structures in May, are starting to take shape as students return. 

Upshur County Starts School Year with New Superintendent, Assistant Superintendent

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Whether the schools in the county are ready or not, busloads of students will be showing up Thursday.

Lewis County Board of Education Implements New Dress Code for Teachers

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The school board enacted the code in response to complaints that teachers were not dressing appropriately.

UPDATE: Local Parents Voice Concern Over Middle School Students Walking to Football Practice

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Washington Irving Middle School football players now have a bus to take them to practice.

Experts: Walking to School Becoming a Dying Trend

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The number of kids who are walking to school has been decreasing for years. But Surin Vilain's kids, Corinne and Sydney, are getting to school just like he did.  

Planning Process Begins for Jane Lew Elementary School Addition

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While teachers in Lewis County were getting ready for the start of school this week, administrators started planning for an addition to Jane Lew Elementary School.

Area Schools Head Back to School August 19

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You could feel the back-to-school excitement Monday as numerous schools in north central West Virginia started the 2013-2014 school year.

Church Gives Back-To-School Supplies

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A Lewis County church was helping kids get ready for their return to school this week.

New Randolph County Superintendent Looking Forward to Upcoming School Year

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Randolph County native Terry George previously served as county's assistant superintendent of operations.

Marion County BOE Adds Administrative Assistant of Technology Position

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With technology always changing, Superintendent Gary Price said it's something every school district needs.

WVU Welcomes Thousands of New Students on Move In Day

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Around 5,000 new incoming freshmen are moving into WVU's campus starting this weekend. 90 percent of them will be moving in Friday.

Students in Local Counties Head Back to School

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Many local students packed up their book bags Thursday morning and headed back to school.

West Virginia Wesleyan Gearing Up for Orientation Weekend

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Orientation weekend starts Saturday and classes at Wesleyan begin on Monday.

Taylor County Schools Receive Electrical Upgrades

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The summer of 2013 was a busy one for the Taylor County School Board.

Therapists Share Ways To Pinpoint Students Who Struggle Socially, Academically

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For some parents the first day of school can be a stressful time. Thoughts can vary from "Will he or she keep their grades up this year," or "how can I tell if my child is excelling socially and academically?"

Officials Provide Safety Reminders for Riding the Bus

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Elementary, middle, and high school students in Harrison County will welcome the first day of school on August, 15, 2013.  

Nutter Fort Police Department Prepares for Back To School Traffic

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On most days of the summer, traffic moves fairly smoothly in downtown Nutter Fort. But for those who live near Nutter Fort Elementary School, the school year is a whole different ball game.

Doctors Remind Parents to Keep Kids Up to Date on Immunization Shots

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Kids will return back to school soon and it also means physicians will be making sure kids are up to date on their immunizations.

College Students Find Ways To Save Money On Textbooks

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It's almost that time again. In just a few days, students will be heading back to campus. With a brand new school year, comes a brand new set of textbooks.

Doddridge County Schools Make Strides Toward Energy Efficiency

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In addition to new lighting in every building, Doddridge County Middle School has a new heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system (HVAC).

Nutter Fort Elementary To Welcome New Classroom, Cafeteria Space

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Nutter Fort Elementary School opened up in 1993 and is one of the largest elementary schools in the state with nearly 1,300 students. Just 20 years later, the school is already getting a face lift.

Back to School Fashions for Fall 2013

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Going back to school can be stressful but getting new back to school clothes is one of the best parts about the process.

Skyview Elementary Prepares New Students for School

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Skyview Elementary hosts new student orientation before the first day of school.

City of Morgantown Releases '8 Things You Need To Know Returning to Morgantown'

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Soon West Virginia University students will be flooding the streets of Morgantown. And they might notice that a few things have changed over the summer. The City of Morgantown released the '8 Things You

Student Dress Codes Important to Remember as School Starts

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The counties in the area all have different dress codes, and it's important to remember what's acceptable and what isn't when you're getting your students ready for the first day.

Students, Parents Participate in Step Up Days in Weston

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Monday and Tuesday were Step Up Days for kids at Robert L. Bland Middle School in Weston, to help prepare them for the adjustment to a new school. But while the kids were learning the rules, and getting over their fears, parents were, too!

Teachers Prepare For First Day Of School While Supporting Small Businesses

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It won't be long before your kids are getting on the bus and heading back to school. Parents have begun the process of searching for backpacks, lunch boxes, notebooks and more.

West Virginia Students and Educators Attend 2013 Student Success Summit

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The State Department of Education, community college system, and the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission collaborate for the Student Success Summit.

Pleasant Day Schools in Morgantown Prepares for New School Year

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Pleasant Day Schools in Morgantown said this time of year can be taxing on young kids as they change teachers and rooms.

Terra Alta-East Preston Primary School Holds Meeting for Parents

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The new addition to Terra Alta-East Preston Primary School won't be finished in time for the first day back to class.

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