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Andrew Jackson Middle Student Named Grand Champion in the Kanawha County Spelling Bee, John Adams Middle Student Runner Up

Andrew Jackson Middle student Lauren Volk was named Grand Champion in the Kanawha County Spelling Bee. Varun Kukkillaya, from John Adams Middle School, was named Runner Up. Sixty students in grades 4-8 competed for the opportunity to represent Kanawha County during the Regional Spelling Bee, which will be held on March 14 at Capital High School.

John Adams Middle School Teacher Recognized for Work with Children and Adults in the Community

Mr. John Brown was recognized as a hometown hero by WSAZ for his work with children and adults in the community. Mr. Brown teaches a Tech Ed class above and beyond his regular science teaching responsibilities as well as running an after school program at the Oakwood Community Center in Charleston.

2 Hour Early Dismissal Dates for Kanawha County Schools

Kanawha County Schools will be dismissed 2 hours early on the following dates in 2015: January 16, February 13, March 13, April 10, and May 8.

Free Parent Training Sessions for Managing Children with Various Behavioral Difficulties

Damous Psychological Services with George M. Damous, MA, EdS, Licensed Psychologist and School Psychologist is presenting free parent training sessions to the public to assist parents, family members, school personnel, and other professionals to better understand and manage children and teenagers with difficult behaviors.

Andrew Jackson Middle School Science Teacher Named State Winner In STEM Competition

Andrew Jackson Middle School sixth grade science teacher Mike Field was named the state winner in the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow contest, a nationwide competition to increase interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

2015 General Summative Assessment for Kanawha County Home School Students

Parents of Kanawha County home school students may wish to have their son or daughter participate in the 2015 Spring Summative Assessment to meet state code requirements for testing while home schooling.  To request participation, parents must contact the school counselor at the school in their attendance area by February 1, 2015.  The Spring Summative Assessment window for Kanawha County Schools is currently scheduled for April 6 – May 27, 2015.  Individual schools will establish the testing dates within these windows. If you have additional questions, please contact the Kanawha County Schools testing office at (304) 348-7720.

  • 12/15/2014

Chesapeake Elementary Students are Having Success in the National Archery in the Schools Program

During the Fall of 2014 archers from Chesapeake Elementary attended two different individual archery tournaments. The team plans on attending as many as eight additional tournaments in the upcoming months.

Elkview Middle School - Robotics in the Classroom

Kanawha County 4-H provided Lego Robotics to Ms. Swanson’s resource room at Elkview Middle School for the months of November and December. The LEGO Wedo equipment allows students to build simple machines and then develop computer programming to automate the machines.

Andrew Jackson Middle School Named State Finalist in the $2 Million Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Contest

Andrew Jackson Middle School has become a West Virginia state finalist in the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow contest, a nationwide competition to increase interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) by challenging teachers and students to take topics out of traditional classroom settings and into local communities.

Sissonville High Senior Selected For DECA's Power Trip Power Team

Steven Hairston, a senior at Sissonville High School and 2014-2015 WV DECA President, has been selected to be a part of the DECA Power Trip Power Team at their Ultimate DECA Power Trip Conference in Washington, D.C.

National School Bus Safety Poster Contest Winners

On behalf of the Kanawha County Schools Transportation Department, we would like to say thank you to all the students who submitted posters and to the teachers for participating with their students.

Autism Spectrum Disorder: “Increasing and Decreasing Behaviors in the Home” Free Informational Seminar

Dr. James Ball, a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, will be offering information to parents on increasing and decreasing behaviors in the home in a free informational seminar on November 17, 2014.

Broadway Benefit For Horace Mann Middle School Student Hannah Peterson

The Broadway benefit is scheduled for 6pm on Oct. 6, and will feature show-tune performances by Hannah between courses. Half of all ticket sales will go toward helping Hannah and her family move to New York to pursue her dream of performing on Broadway.

Horace Mann Middle School Students Build Habitat For Birds, Bees and Butterflies

Horace Mann Middle School students participated in the national Green Apple Day of Service by creating new plant beds outside of their school to attract pollinating birds and insects.