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Farm to School Week in Jefferson County
07/16/2019
Teachers, administrators, and service personnel from Jefferson County’s four middle schools participated in a “Farm to School” week over the summer.
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Students Attend International Thespian Festival
07/09/2019
The Washington High School Thespian Troupe represented Jefferson County Schools at the International Thespian Festival (ITF) in Lincoln, NE.
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JCBOE Reaches Settlement with Rockwool
07/09/2019
ROCKWOOL and the Jefferson County Board of Education (BOE) have settled all claims related to the ROCKWOOL site.
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Superintendent's Scholarship Recipients Named
07/08/2019
A total of 13 Jefferson County Schools service personnel are joining a co-hort at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College (BRCTC) to earn their Associates Degree thanks to the 2019 Superintendent’s Scholarship.
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Dilly Named Deputy Superintendent
06/24/2019
The Jefferson County Board of Education voted to name Shawn L. Dilly as the Deputy Superintendent of Instructional Support for Jefferson County Schools.
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JCS to Host State Bus ROAD-E-O
06/13/2019
Jefferson County school bus operators had a chance to test their skills on Wednesday in the County School Bus Safety Road-E-O.
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Loring named Chief Human Resources Officer
06/12/2019
The Jefferson County Board of Education has voted to appoint Amy Loring as the new Chief Human Resources Officer for Jefferson County Schools.
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Entrepreneurial Program Fosters New Ideas
06/10/2019
A new entrepreneurship unit for students at the Martin Robison Delany Opportunity Learning Center (OLC) is giving them a chance to design and showcase their own businesses. The students have even designed logos for their businesses that will be featured on t-shirts during a showcase at the end of the school year.
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SES Thanks Jacobson, Welcomes McManus
05/29/2019
The Jefferson County Board of Education accepted the resignation of Shepherdstown Elementary School Principal Scott Jacobson Tuesday. Former Jefferson County Schools’ principal Nancy McManus will take over as interim principal on June 7, 2019.
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JHS FFA Wins at State Competition
05/24/2019
Four members of the Jefferson High School FFA Chapter recently competed in the West Virginia FFA’s Horse Evaluation Career Development Event where they took top honors.
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8th Grade Students "Get A Life"
05/22/2019
Jefferson County Schools’ Eighth Graders got a lesson on real-world financial literacy with the WV Treasuer's “Get a Life” Program.
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More Support for Serious Emotional Disorder
05/17/2019
Public comment on a waiver to provide additional resources to Children with Serious Emotional Disorder is being accepted until May 23, 2019.
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Superintendent Pens Letter for Teachers
05/10/2019
Jefferson County Schools Superintendent Dr. Bondy Shay Gibson wrote a letter for Teacher Appreciation Week.
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Work Exploration Program Celebrated
05/07/2019
Jefferson County Schools (JCS) gathered with community and business partners Monday to celebrate the Work Exploration Program which provides seniors in high school the opportunity to gain experience and to obtain job skills to assist with their successful transition from school to work. Students participating in the program volunteer one hour each week at supporting local businesses in the community.
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Harpers Ferry Cheer Team Wins Big
04/25/2019
The Harpers Ferry Cheer team has finished an "amazing" season.
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Birds of Prey Visit CTMS
04/24/2019
Sixth graders at Charles Town Middle School learned about birds of prey, at an assembly on April 23.
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JCS to Build Regional Student Support Center
04/09/2019
Over the past decade, Jefferson County Schools has experienced a significant increase in both the number of students and the level of need for students served. The Jefferson County Board of Education will meet those needs with the creation of a Regional Student Support Center.
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JCBOE to Hold Public Meetings on CEFP
04/04/2019
The Jefferson County Board of Education has scheduled a series of four public meetings to get input from parents, employees, and community partners on the 10-year-plan, or CEFP.
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JCS responds to flu cases
04/03/2019
Jefferson County Schools are taking extra precautions as flu season continues to impact students and staff.
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WHS Football Field
JCS Board votes to replace field, tracks
04/02/2019
The football field and track at Washinton High School will be replaced, along with the track at Jefferson High School, following a vote Monday from the Jefferson County Board of Education.
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JCS Student Wins State Geobee
04/01/2019
For the second year in a row, a Jefferson County Schools student own the State Geography Bee and will go on to compete in the national competition.
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WHS Students win at WV Theater Competition
03/22/2019
Washington High School students took several group and individual awards at the West Virginia State Thespian Festival in Morgantown, W.Va. over the weekend and earned a spot in the International Thespian Festival in Lincoln, NE later this year.
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JROTC "Exceeds Standards"
03/19/2019
Jefferson High School Air Force JROTC instructors and cadets of earned an overall unit assessment score of “Exceeds Standards”, the highest rating attainable.
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JCS Winners at Regional Science Fair
03/18/2019
Several Jefferson County high school students saw success at the 2019 Eastern Panhandle Regional Science Fair earlier this month.
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Teacher and Service Person of the Year Named
03/14/2019
Blue Ridge Primary School kindergarten teacher Shelly Renee Spitzer and Larry Willingham from the Transportation Dept. were named the 2019 Teacher of the Year and School Service person of the Year, respectively.
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JCS Supports Investigation of Retired Teacher
03/11/2019
Jefferson County Schools (JCS) is working with law enforcement officials in Frederick County, Md. where a retired JCS teacher is being investigated for child pornography.
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Charles Town Middle School Boys’ Choir
Grammy Winning Group to Sing with CTMS Chorus
03/06/2019
The Brooklyn Youth Chorus and the Charles Town Middle School Boys’ Choir will perform at the Old Opera House on Saturday, March 30. The concert will feature the stories and songs of young people from both Brooklyn, New York and students from Jefferson County.
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West Virginia Young Writers Contest Winners
02/28/2019
Winners for the 2019 West Virginia Young Writers Contest were recently announced.
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JCBOE Supports Educators with Resolution
02/27/2019
The Jefferson County Board of Education adopted a resolution on Feb. 25, 2019, supporting legislation that would provide an average 5% pay increase for teachers and service personnel.
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JCS to Start on 10-Year Plan
02/25/2019
The Jefferson County Board of Education (JCBOE) is reaching out to the community to begin working on a 10-year-plan, or the comprehensive educational facilities plan (CEFP).
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Math Field Day Winners Announced
02/13/2019
Math Field day was held on three consecutive days in Jefferson County: Middle School on February 5 at Harpers Ferry Middle School, Grades Four and Five on February 6 at Wright Denny Intermediate School, and the high schools on February 7 at Washington High School
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Sixma Teaches Chess, Life Lessons
02/05/2019
More than a dozen students, parents, and staff members came to the Jefferson County Board of Education Meeting on Jan. 28 to recognize Volunteer Chester Sixma for his work at Wright Denny Intermediate School and Charles Town Middle School.
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New Agreement Brings Water to Community
01/28/2019
Jefferson Utilities, Inc. (JUI) has begun planning for an upgrade to the water system in parts of north Jefferson County and the Jefferson County Board of Education (JCBOE) will be able to lend a helping hand thanks to a new agreement.
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Jennifer Moss
Moss Named Principal at Wildwood Middle School
01/15/2019
The Jefferson County Board of Education named Jennifer Moss Wildwood’s new Principal during their regular meeting last night after receiving the unanimous recommendation of the interview committee.
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Cpl. J.T. DeSarno
DeSarno Named Resource Safety Officer
01/10/2019
Cpl. J.T. DeSarno with the Charles Town Police Department begins his new position as the school’s Resource Safety Officer at Washington High School this month.
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Former Student Featured in Nat Geo Documentary
01/08/2019
A former Jefferson High School Student is part of a new movie from National Geographic Films that took home the audience award at Sundance and SXSW.
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Jefferson County School Buses Respond to Collision
12/11/2018
Jefferson County School buses were at the ready Monday night when a tractor trailer collided with Amtrak's long-distance train to Chicago.
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Jefferson High Cheer Team is AAA State Runner Up
12/10/2018
The Jefferson High School Cheer Team made school history at the Charleston Coliseum and Convention Center over the weekend when they became the AAA Runner Up in the he WVSSAC Class AAA Cheer Competition.
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November Spirit Winners Recognized
11/28/2018
are Elizabeth “Bett” Sims, Special Education Teacher, Head Teacher, Ranson Elementary School, and Mary Mullens, PreK Aide/Assistant Teacher, North Jefferson Elementary School were named the November 2018 Spirit of Jefferson County Schools winners during Monday's Board of Education meeting.
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UPDATE JCS Responds to Threats Against High School
11/27/2018
Jefferson County Schools has responded to threats allegedly made by a Ranson man in Berkeley County last week. School officials were notified about the incident on Tuesday, Nov. 27, and took immediate action to ensure the safety of students and employees..
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Pettiford Presents at National Conference
11/26/2018
Jefferson County Schools Chief Human Resources Officer Joseph Pettiford garnered some national attention last month when he spoke at the American Association of School Personnel Administrators
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Weather Postpones Annual Social Studies Fair
11/20/2018
School closures led to the postponement of the Annual Jefferson County Schools Social Studies Fair just ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday.
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Washington High students learn about TV industry
11/08/2018
Katherine Walsh Ryan, former head of the Ryan Film Institute in Shepherdstown, is now teaching at Washington High School.
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Gee addresses Jefferson County Juniors and Seniors
11/07/2018
WVU President Gordon Gee spokes to junior and seniors in Jefferson County about seeking education beyond high school during a pair of stops on Monday.
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Washington High Seniors participate in election
11/01/2018
Washington High School partnered with the Jefferson County Clerk's Office, Inspire WV, and the Eastern Panhandle Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., to sponsor a bus to offer seniors who are registered to vote the opportunity to vote early.
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Cafeteria named for Cipriano,longtime Autism Aide
10/29/2018
North Jefferson Elementary School named their cafeteria for Marie Cipriano, a former Autism Aide who passed away last June.
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Sherri Jaspal named October Volunteer of the Month
Parent Volunteer at South Jefferson Elementary School recognized as October “Volunteer of the Month”
10/25/2018
A Parent Volunteer at South Jefferson Elementary School, was recognized as “Volunteer of the Month” at a recent Board of Education meeting.
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October Spirit of Jefferson Award Winners named
10/25/2018
Two “Spirit of Jefferson” were presented at Monday night Board of Education meeting to two school employees: Tina Hartlove and Anne Portrey.
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Schools host 'Fright Night' at Fairgrounds
10/22/2018
Two Jefferson County schools are joining forces to create a fundraiser guaranteed to thrill all comers. It’s “Fright Night at the Fairgrounds” being held in October.
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Science Olympiad offers hands-on learning
10/15/2018
Jefferson County Schools Sixth Grade students spent a week learning about how they can use science in a number of different career fields.
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Sept 2018 Spirit of Jefferson Award winners
Spirit of Jefferson Award winners named for September
10/09/2018
Beth Saunders and Sharron Stuart were named the Sept. 2018 Spirit of Jefferson Award winners during Monday's Board of Education meeting.
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Texting is actually faster than Mr. White!
JCS Introduces New Text Messaging Service
10/05/2018
Jefferson County Schools has partnered with SchoolMessenger to provide a new Text Messaging Service to students and families. It will offer important updates about the school system texted straight to any phone that has opted in to the service.
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Accepting the check for JCS!
Knights of Columbus donate to JCS Autism Program
08/31/2018
Form left to right front row JCS members include: Christy Horning- Lead IEP Consultant, Mary Teufel- Special Education Chairperson, Colleen Griswold- (accepting the check, Special Education Teacher) Back Row: Cindy Fitzwater- Director of Pupil Services & Robert Rogers-Special Education Teacher
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U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin and Wildwood Middle School Principal Pat Brockway talk with Jefferson County School students who are members of the Boys & Girls Club of the Eastern Panhandle’s SADD Chapter
U.S. Sen. talks drug prevention with students
08/29/2018
U.S. Senator Joe Manchin was at Wildwood Middle School Wednesday to talk with Jefferson County School students about drug prevention. About a dozen students who participate in a local SADD chapter took part.
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New Teachers Gather at the Clarion
Chamber helps welcome new teachers
08/15/2018
New Teachers welcomed at Clarion Inn in Harpers Ferry
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Keri Mahoney, Principal SJES
Mahoney named Principal at South Jefferson Elementary
07/26/2018
The Jefferson County Board of Education has named long-time educator Keri Mahoney as the new Principal at South Jefferson Elementary
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Students learned about the rain forest
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The 2018-2019 Jefferson County Board of Education
Board of Education Welcomes New Members
07/03/2018
Current Board of Education Members: Laurie Ogden, Vice President Mark Osbourn, President Kathryn Skinner, Arthena Roper and Gary Kable
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Washington High School students places at national contest
06/28/2018
Washington High School student Michael Lesznar finished in the top 10 at the 2018 Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) U.S. National Championship in Atlanta, Georgia. He came in 7th place for Microsoft Word. He took first place in W.Va.
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Sudduth says goodbye to Board of Education
Sudduth says goodbye to Board of Education
06/26/2018
Jefferson County Board of Education President Scott Sudduth holds final meeting after 12 years on board.
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