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SMS Places 2nd at 2021 WV History Bowl

The 2021 WV History Bowl 2nd place team at SMS includes, from left, Tori Finley, Ella Naome, Cameron McCord and Sydney Gray. Also pictured is Coach Dan Gatts.

On Tuesday, May 11, 2021, the 2021 West Virginia History Bowl Championship tournament was held at The Culture Center at the Capitol Complex in Charleston. The WV History Bowl team at Sherrard Middle School, consisting of Tori Finley, Sydney Gray, Cameron McCord and Ella Naome, earned 2nd place. Finley secured a spot on the History…

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SMS Wins 2020 WV History Bowl

Randall Reid-Smith, curator for the West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture and History, presented the 2020 WV History Bowl champions at SMS with a trophy during a presentation at the school on Wednesday afternoon. Pictured from left front row: Lilly Roman, Payton Hill, Alexis (A.C.) Cumberledge and Grace Gatts. Back row from left: SMS Coach Jeffrey Stephens, Curator Randall Reid-Smith, Coach Dan Gatts and SMS Principal Jason Marling.

The Sherrard Middle School West Virginia History Bowl team grabbed the school’s first state title on Monday, May 10, 2021, during a tournament held at The Culture Center in Charleston. The team of Alexis (A.C.) Cumberledge, Grace Gatts, Payton Hill and Lilly Roman defeated the Peterstown Middle School Pirates to win the 2020 WV History Bowl…

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2021 Marshall County WV Golden Horseshoe Winners Announced

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Camden Frye and Dane Smith from Cameron High School and Victoria Finley and Gabriella Naome from Sherrard Middle School are being recognized for their outstanding knowledge of West Virginia history by being named the 2021 West Virginia Golden Horseshoe winners in Marshall County. Given every year since 1931, the Golden Horseshoe test assesses student knowledge…

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Marshall County Service Personnel and Teacher of the Year Named

From left: Julia Clayton (Service Personnel Member of the Year) and Heather Haught (Teacher of the Year).

Marshall County Board of Education members and county administrators recognized Service Personnel and Teacher of the Year nominees during the regular board meeting on Tuesday evening. Each year service personnel, teachers and administrators vote a faculty and staff member to represent their building as a county contender. Then a committee, consisting of county office officials…

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P-EBT Card Information

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P-EBT cards are in the process of being mailed to more than 220,000 students in West Virginia. Marshall County students should expect to receive their card by the end of April. Have a question or need assistance? Call the P-EBT hotline at 304-756-5431 or email

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Student-Grown Flowers for Sale at Four Marshall County Schools

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Students at Cameron High School, John Marshall High School, Moundsville Middle School and Sherrard Middle School are preparing to sell hanging baskets, vegetable plants, herbs and a variety of flowers they grew in their school’s greenhouse. At each school in late January students began germinating seeds for tomatoes, peppers, broccoli, lettuce, cabbage and herbs. Then…

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2021 Young Writers Contest Winners Announced

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The 2021 Marshall County Young Writers Contest winners list has been released. Each of the original stories will be printed in the 2021 Marshall County Young Writers Anthology. Marshall County Literacy Council will host a virtual Young Writers Tea this year.   The stories of students who placed first in the county were submitted to the…

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USDA Approves WV 2020-21 PEBT Plan

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*Please contact your child’s school by Monday, March 1, 2021 with a recent change of address. A public information hotline (304-756-5431) and website ( is now available to explain the latest round of P-EBT. West Virginia Governor Jim Justice has announced a second round of the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer Program (P-EBT) has been allocated to any…

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Marshall County Schools Observes National School Counseling Week

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National School Counseling Week 2021, “School Counselors: All in for All Students,” sponsored by the American School Counselor Association (ASCA), is being celebrated from February 1–5, 2021, to focus public attention on the unique contribution of school counselors within U.S. school systems and how students are different as a result of what school counselors do.…

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School Bands Earn State Recognition

Pictured from left: JM Band Director Tracey Filben and SMS Band Director Jason Burch display their schools’ award. They are standing in front of a red stage curtain.

The West Virginia Secondary School Activities Commission (WVSSAC) has honored ensembles at two Marshall County schools as the recipients of the annual WVSSAC /Farmers & Mechanics InsuranceAcademic Achievement Award for the 2019-2020 school year. The John Marshall Marching Monarchs were chosen in the high school division while the Sherrard Middle School Band was selected at…

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