Cabell County Schools Making Improvements to Computer-Based Grading System
Cabell County Schools is announcing improvements to its computer-based grading system so that student performance is reflected more accurately.
The school system has made adjustments to the grading system by adding pluses (A+, B+, etc.) and minuses (A-, B-, etc.) to the letter grades that teachers record. This is being done in the background only to prevent the software platforms the district utilizes from automatically “rounding up” student grades in certain situations.
Ona Students to Learn about Cherokee Leader Ostenaco with Special Presentation December 4
The students and staff at Ona Elementary will be learning about Cherokee Leader Ostenaco when the West Virginia Humanities Council’s “History Alive!” program visits the school Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 10:30 AM.
Ostenaco is being portrayed by Doug Wood of Nitro. Ostenaco was a Cherokee military leader with a rank in the Cherokee military structure equivalent to a Colonel in the British Colonial armies (George Washington was a Colonel at the same time), and Virginia G
West Virginia First Lady to Visit Highlawn Elementary December 13
West Virginia’s First Lady, Joanne Jaeger Tomblin, will be visiting students and staff at Highlawn Elementary Friday, December 13, 2013 at 9:00 AM.
While at the school, Mrs. Tomblin will participate in a program that will include a welcome by the principal and student council president, and a 5th grade choir performance of “Country Roads” and “The West Virginia Hills”. First Lady Tomblin will then speak to students about being successful in school and will recognize the
Cabell Midland Collegium Musicum to Present Annual Madrigal Dinner and Show December 13-14
The students of the Cabell Midland High School Collegium Musicum cordially invite the public to join them as they celebrate 20 years of holiday spirit with their Annual Christmas Madrigal Dinner, December 13-14, 2013.
Now in its 20th year, each December, the Collegium Musicum at Cabell Midland High School presents its Annual Christmas Madrigal Dinner to the public. This year, the students will present their original play, “The Crown and the Crucible”. The performance feat
Cabell Interior Design Students Display Whimsical Tree as Part of Paramount Festival
Students in the Interior Design program at the Cabell County Career Technology Center have once again successfully displayed their work as part of the Paramount Art Center’s Festival of Trees and Trains. The students take this opportunity each year to showcase their skills by designing and creating a unique Christmas tree, based on the theme of the event.
This theme for this year’s tree is “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch”. Their tree portrays the moment when the Grinch
Students Fueling Success of Cabell County Schools Farm to School Effort
Providing locally-grown produce for use in school meals is the goal of the West Virginia Farm to School Program. Cabell County Schools has fully embraced this effort and, as a result, is creating opportunities for students to start their own businesses.
“Not only are we providing a boost to the local economy and fresh ingredients for our meals, we are also giving students a unique opportunity for hands-on learning,” says Rhonda McCoy, Director of Food Services for Cabell Coun
Grammy Foundation Announces Cabell Midland High School is 2014 Grammy Signature School Semifinalist
The following release was issued by the Grammy Foundation:
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (November 20, 2013) — The GRAMMY Foundation® (www.grammyfoundation.org) today announced that 123 schools nationwide have been selected as GRAMMY® Signature Schools semifinalists(www.grammyintheschools.com) for 2014. Created in 1998, the GRAMMY Signature Schools program recognizes top U.S. public high schools that are making an outstanding commitment to music education during an academic school yea
Huntington High Students Earn Top Honors at the West Virginia Science and Art Fair
Huntington High School Art students earned multiple top places in the Art Division of the West Virginia Science and Art Fair, conducted Saturday, November, 16, 2013 at the West Virginia University Institute of Technology in Montgomery, West Virginia.
1st place went to Hanna Taylor for her “Sea Turtle”; Olivia Maynard received 2nd place for her dog “Lucy”; 3rd place was awarded to Madison Haymaker for “Porpoises”; Holly Bails received 4th place
Alliance for a Healthier Generation Awards Nine Cabell Schools for Fighting Childhood Obesity
The Alliance for a Healthier Generation (Alliance) has recognized nine Cabell County schools for transforming their campuses into a healthy place for students and staff as part of their Healthy Schools Program. The Alliance, founded by the American Heart Association and the Clinton Foundation, works to reduce the prevalence of childhood obesity and to empower kids to develop lifelong, healthy habits.
The awards are presented at three levels, gold silver and bronze. Enslow Middl
Huntington High Student Places Third at National Art Education Association Competition
Huntington High School student Gianna Pellegrini was recently awarded third place in her division (Division I, West Virginia University Chapter) of the National Art Education Association’s Annual Self Portrait Competition 2013.
Gianna’s self-portrait (seen here) has been on display on the WVU Campus and will be shown for several days at West Liberty University.
For more information, please contact Leslee Smith, Huntington High Art Teacher, by calling (304) 52
Barboursville Middle Students Succeed in “Arts and Bots” Competition: Projects to be Featured Nationally
After six weeks of intense work, four students from Barboursville Middle School have been named the school’s winners in the Marshall University June Harless Center’s “Arts and Bots” competition. These students and their winning projects are:
1st place - Nick Harmon, Steve Ball and Zach Force - Kung Fu Panda
2nd place - Kelly Whitmore and Channing Varnum - Dragon
3rd Place - Griffin Adkins, Chad Heiner and Brett Armbruster - Dolphin
Cabell Reading Council Announces “Illustrate Your Favorite Book” Contest Winners
The Cabell County Reading Council is pleased to announce the winners of the “Illustrate Your Favorite Book” contest recently conducted in all Cabell County elementary schools. Each school submitted one winning poster per grade for grades Kindergarten through 5. Retired art teacher, Kim Crabtree, judged the winning posters. The six winners will be recognized at the November 19 Board of Education meeting at 5:30 PM. The winners are: