N E W S    A R C H I V E
2005 - 2001
December 2005 Markwell Receives Outstanding Achievement Award
Helen Markwell, veteran teacher and local Lewis and Clark enthusiast, has recently been honored for her endeavors by the Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation. She combines her love of teaching with her enthusiasm for history in a 45-minute program about these courageous explorers. MORE
February 2004 The June Harless Center Distance Learning Project
The June Harless Center Distance Learning Project is on the leading edge of research and development of the most effective ways to bring specialized learning opportunities to small rural schools with limited resources. Read excerpts about Pendleton County Schools in the December 2003 newsletter
March 2003 • NHS "Clothes for Kids" Drive
Two National Honor Society members hold up clothing recently donated for "Clothes for Kids" drive. The John M. Dice Chapter of the National Honor Society at Pendleton County High School has been busy with many activities over the last six months. Members have been selling popcorn during Varsity basketball games this winter. Profits from sales were donated to Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

The Chapter also conducted a "Clothes for Kids" clothing drive for the Christian Assistance Network in Pendleton County. Over 200 articles of clothing were collected during the month of February (2003). Packages of new under garments also have been purchased to be included with the donation.

The National Honor Society at PCHS appreciates all those people who helped support their projects by purchasing popcorn at the ball games this season.
April 2001 • Sharks in Pendleton County!
Students got up close and personal with several of the predators at the Mote Marine Laboratory in Sarasota, Florida during the first ever "virtual field trip" conducted by a West Virginia school using our [Verizon's] statewide voice-video-data network based on ATM technology. Visit Verizon's web site to learn more.

 
2008 - 2006
August 2008 New Security Systems in Place
A new security system is now in place at Pendleton County Middle-High School (PCMHS) and at North Fork Elementary School (NFES). County school superintendent Doug Lambert explains that the security measures were mandated by Governor Joe Manchin, the state School Building Authority (SBA) and the state Legislature. Pendleton County has moved quickly to comply with the school security requirements. MORE
January 2007 Australian Television Station Visits FES
Beyond Productions, Australia's largest television production company, visited Franklin Elementary School to film students participating in the Dance Dance Revolution program (DDR). MORE
July 2006 More Than 100 Teachers Meet for Technology Training

More than 100 West Virginia teachers gathered in Charleston to become technology integration specialists as part of the WV Department of Education's effort to incorporate 21st century skills into the classroom. Judy Waggoner, Pendleton County Middle School technology teacher, participated in this training. MORE
May 2006 Statewide Initiative Focuses on Improvements in Algebra I
Benedum Foundation Funds Purchase Carnegie Learning Math Curricula for 18 West Virginia Schools. Eighteen West Virginia schools will implement Carnegie Learning's Algebra I curriculum with $165,000 in funding from the Benedum Foundation. The 5-year purchase includes the full Cognitive Tutor® curriculum integrating interactive software sessions, textbooks, and student-centered classroom instruction and supported by an ongoing professional development program. Read the Press Release.
December 2006 Olin Hoover Receives Award
RESA's Region VIII ASCD (Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) recently awarded Olin Hoover a plaque in recognition of his "hard work and dedication" for school staff development in Pendleton County Schools in the five years (1996-2001) he served as Director of Curriculum and Instruction. MORE
May 2006 Statewide Initiative Focuses on Improvements in Algebra I
Benedum Foundation Funds Purchase Carnegie Learning Math Curricula for 18 West Virginia Schools. Eighteen West Virginia schools will implement Carnegie Learning's Algebra I curriculum with $165,000 in funding from the Benedum Foundation. The 5-year purchase includes the full Cognitive Tutor® curriculum integrating interactive software sessions, textbooks, and student-centered classroom instruction and supported by an ongoing professional development program. Read the Press Release.

See story in left-hand column. Visit Verizon's web site for details.
 
Science & SS Fairs
February 2003 • County Science Fair PCHS and PCMS Winners

Scientific experiments and lab testing produced winners for many Pendleton County Middle and High School students competing in the County Science Fair.

The award winning projects for the seventh grade were 1st place Light and Lumens, 2nd place Which pH Level Is Most Conductive to Corrosion in Copper and Iron?, and 3rd place Lubrication. The eighth grade impressed the judges with 1st place Who Has Better Immediate Memory? Males or Females?, 2nd place Jeepers Creepers, Where'd You Get Those Peepers?, and 3rd place Refraction and Reflection. The class project award went to Does the Weather Affect Students' Behavior?

Winners for grades 9-12 included 1st place How Do Environmental Factors Affect Lichen Diversity?, 2nd place Complex Numbers: The Beautiful Side, and 3rd place 5 4 3 2 1 Blast Off! Many honorable mention awards were granted for outstanding projects in grades seven and eight.

These hard- working scientists competed at the Regional Science Fair at Davis and Elkins College on March 21st and 22nd.


January 2003 Elementary School Students to Complete in State SS Fair
Pendleton County is proud to have sent nine local blue ribbon winners to compete for statewide honors at the West Virginia State Social Studies Fair in Charleston in May.

Eighty-six projects were displayed by students at the Harold K. Michael Community Building at North Fork Elementary School by all three elementary schools.

The winning projects were Cheyenne North American Indian Tribe: anthropology (BES); Old McDonald, The History of Farming: economics (NFES); Disappearing Rain Forest: geography (NFES); Mouth of Seneca Yesterday, Seneca Rocks Today: local and state history (NFES); Branches of the US government: political science (FES); Sleep Deprivation: psychology (BES); John Fitzgerald Kennedy: US history (BES); and King Tutankhamun: world history (BES).

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