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Romney Middle School students Jacob Ault, Jillian Hagan, Brennan Brinker, Alicyn Eversole and Kiley Marple are recognized for their trustworthiness.  These students are to be commended for setting a great example for their peers.o 

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A group of Hampshire High School students recently traveled to Italy for an exchange trip. During the 18-day trip, they experienced the Italian lifestyle. 

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Students at Romney Elementary School met members of the community on their first Career Day on Nov. 15. Some of the careers represented were dentists, firefighters and farmers, as well as a minister and a local artist. Students had the opportunity to go around to each career’s table, ask que…

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Hampshire High School DECA members traveled to Washington, D.C., for a huge DECA conference this past weekend. At the event, students learned leadership skills and how to build a business from the ground up.

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Romney Elementary School’s future Trojans cheered on Hampshire High School’s cross country teams on their way to the state championships. Students made signs for the team to take with them on the road and cheered, “Let’s Go, Trojans,” as they gave out lots of hugs and high fives. 

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Mrs. Keplinger’s second and third grade split classroom performed a play titled, “Squanto’s Squash” for family and friends at Slanesville Elementary. The play was about Squanto and how he was a “superhero” for the pilgrims when they arrived in the New World. Students and audience cheered eac…

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Students at the West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and Blind hosted for their 4th year the FIRST LEGO League Regional Tournament on Saturday, Nov. 16. The team from the School of the Blind had a great time preparing for the tournament, and they learned a lot under the direction of co-coaches…

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MOOREFIELD — Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College is now offering online delivery of its associate’s degree in business management, which will make it easier for residents across the college’s rural 6-county district to earn a college degree.

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Romney Middle School would like to recognize Lydia Teeter, RandiJo Wolford, Karley Mothershead, Sarah Pownell and Aiden Clary for demonstrating respectfulness in their daily interactions with peers and staff. o

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Students from Capon Bridge Elementary participated in their Hawk Challenge on Friday, Oct. 18. Students had specific running goals based on their grade level, and then they had obstacle course events. At the end of the day they were able to enjoy ice cream and kettle corn that were all compl…

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A group of 25 Hampshire County homeschoolers met a Fayetteville County representative as well as a local Water Resources Coordinator, Alana Hartman, at Edwards Run as part of the Save Our Streams project. They observed wildlife such as dragonflies, crawfish, trout and more, and conducted wat…

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Romney Elementary School celebrated Red Ribbon Week during the week of Oct. 28. Students dressed up each day based on different themes to promote the choice to live a drug-free life. They wore pajamas on Monday, dressed as nerds or for their future careers on Tuesday, wore mis-matched clothe…

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Slanesville’s 5th-grade boys won their division of the Great Pumpkin Race 2019 earlier this month at Hampshire High School. Fourth-graders Kaydence Chapman and Rufinalynn Haines (both in white) finished 8th and 7th, respectively in their race. The pumpkin run is a 1-mile cross-country race t…

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Slanesville Volunteer Fire Company visited Slanesville Elementary School last week in honor of Fire Safety Month. Firefighters spoke to students about fire safety and gave students bags of goodies, along with hats to younger students and water bottles to older students. 

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Fifth grade students at RES experienced a festive physics lesson with a punkin’ chunkin’ competition on Friday afternoon. This is the first year that RES has done this; in past years students participated in a Pumpkin Drop. Fifth graders were split into teams while the younger students cheer…

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CBMS held its 8th-grade recognition on Oct. 22. Ann Marie Lucas, Mulledy Cook and Dylan Streisel celebrated their cross-country success. o

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SUNRISE SUMMIT — Romney Middle School will be holding a book swap for students before Thanksgiving break.

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This week at HHS, there was been a widespread controversy among nursing students as they prepare to begin clinicals in the next few months.

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Students in Cynthia Price’s class conducted pumpkin investigations. In groups, students estimated and measured pumpkins. Students explored and cleaned pumpkins to estimate and count pumpkin seeds. They also learned about the life cycle of a pumpkin. In addition, they dyed pumpkin seeds, used…

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Romney Elementary School thanks the WVU Extension Office and Spring Valley Farm and Orchard for bringing the Pop-Up Farmers Market back this year. Extension office staff talked with students about making healthy food choices and increasing the amounts of fruits and vegetables in their diet. …

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         The Hampshire County Board of Education held a special meeting, their ninth (9th) meeting of the 2019-2020 school year, on Tuesday, October 8, 2019, at the Offices of the Hampshire County Board of Education.

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The 8th-grade students at Capon Bridge Middle School were given a challenge of preventing a total nuclear meltdown to save the world. The students used information taught and discussed in class to complete 8 puzzles that revealed a digit or alphabetic code. Once discovering all the codes, th…

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Romney Elementary School students are piloting the use of the Iready meaning and math curriculum and online instruction program. Through the program, classes set goals to complete 100 Iready reading or math online lessons. Jody Barnes’ 4th-grade class completed 124 math lessons and 104 readi…

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The month of October is known for being breast cancer awareness month, and the athletes of HHS have taken upon themselves to support the cause.

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It has been quite busy up at Hampshire High School during the week of Sept. 30 through Oct. 5. because of spirit week and homecoming festivities.

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Capon Bridge Middle School is showing its Bobcat pride for being recognized by the state for overall school improvement for meeting its annual target for English-language arts and mathematics performance on the West Virginia Schools Balanced Scorecard.

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Romney Middle School is focusing on positive character traits.  In the month of September (left to right) Riley Gunter, Olivia Bohrer, Caden Richardson, and Shelby Burrows did a super job demonstrating responsibility.  Their “can do” attitude has been an example to their classmates in the ar…

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This year at Hampshire High School, new lunch options for students have been added.

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Romney Elementary School celebrated Grandparents Day Sept. 11-13. Grandparents visited classes in every grade and participated in a variety of activities. 5th-graders enjoyed refreshments with their grandparents, took pictures and created family trees.

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Vice Principal Orie Pancione said goodbye to Hampshire High School on Sept. 13. He will be continuing the rest of the school year as vice principal at Frankfort High School.

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This year, Hampshire High School has implemented new security measures to improve school safety.

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ROMNEY — Romney Middle School announced recently that the 1st phase of the outdoor classroom is in full swing with the arrival of the all weather tables.  Students worked last spring to raise funds for the project.  Over the summer Walter Fields donated his time and labor to excavate, level …

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The Hampshire County Board of Education held a regular meeting, their fifth (5th) meeting of the 2019-2020 school year, on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019, at the Offices of the Hampshire County Board of Education.

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AUGUSTA — FNB Bank employees rolled up their sleeves and got to work at Augusta Elementary and Frankfort High School recently.  A committee of employees joined together to give back to the area after soliciting ideas from the community earlier this year.

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ROMNEY — After the strong windstorms we received last winter a patch of trees growing between Romney Middle School and the Hampshire High were damaged.

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AUGUSTA — Students returning to Augusta Elementary may notice the cafeteria got new lights over the summer.  According to Al Foster, Director of Maintenance for Hampshire County Schools, the cafeteria and the largest classroom (a kindergarten room) were retrofitted with brand new LED bulbs.

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AUGUSTA — As summer winds down students are preparing to head back to the classroom and local volunteers are once again gearing up the BackPack Program, which helps children facing food insecurity.

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LEVELS — John J. Cornwell Elementary School’s kitchen is getting a massive upgrade thanks to a state grant to replace old kitchen equipment and surfaces. “The kitchen was entirely original,” said Al Foster, Director of Maintenance for Hampshire County Schools.

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