Kanawha County Student Accepted to National Youth Orchestra

Capital High School student Pete Nichols is the first West Virginian to be accepted to the National Youth Orchestra. He will perform at Carnegie Hall before leaving on a seven-city tour of China this summer. More than 1,000 teenagers auditioned for this year's orchestra and 110 were accepted.

Cedar Grove Middle School Student Selected to Represent KCS Middle Schools at 2014-2015 Youth Art Month Exhibit

Cedar Grove Middle School seventh grade student, Caitlyn Ovaldson, was selected to represent all KCS middle school students at the 2014-2015 Youth Art Month Exhibit for her 2-D watercolor painting. The exhibit dates will be at the Parkersburg Art Center from February 28-April 1, 2015. After the exhibit is concluded in Parkersburg, Caitlyn's watercolor will be on display at the Charleston Clay Center on Friday, April 3, 2015.

Free Informational Workshop "Visual Strategies for Children with Autism"

The Parent Community Resource Center will again be hosting a free informational workshop titled “Visual Strategies for Children with Autism” on March 23, 2015 from 5:30 – 7:30 at the Edison Staff Development Center. The workshop is for parents, teachers and community members that are affected by or interested in Autism.

George Washington High School Students Winners of Harvard Contest

George Washington High School students have been selected as winners of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Emergency Preparedness High School Video Contest.

Learning 20/20 iPad Initiative Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions and answers regarding the Learning 20/20 iPad initiative.

“Wisdom from the Village” Panel Discussion

On February 3, 2015 Stonewall Jackson Middle School students participated in a panel discussion held by the Kanawha County’s Family Court’s Bench/Bar Committee. Students shared their perceptions of teen issues and ways they believed education could be improved.

Elkview Middle School Eighth Graders Compete in the Hour of Code

Tens of millions of students of all ages and backgrounds have tried an Hour of Code, a one-hour introduction designed to demystify computer science and show that anybody can learn the basics. A team of two teachers (Caroline Swanson and Patreca Swanson) introduced the Hour of Code to Patreca Swanson’s eighth grade math class.

South Charleston Middle School Canned Food Drive

This year the students of South Charleston Middle School participated in a canned food drive that helped benefit Heart and Hand’s Christmas Food Baskets for the Needy. Students brought in a total of 2,150 items to be donated to the community.

2015 Kindergarten Round Ups

The 2015 Kindergarten Round Ups will be run through the month of April. Here are the times for the Round Ups by school. Parents should bring their child's birth certificate and immunization records, and proof of residency.

Nitro Elementary Student Named West Virginia Winner of the Achieve3000 "Make the Break" Contest

Nitro Elementary third grader Kimberly D. is the West Virginia first prize winner in the Achieve3000 Christmas break reading contest called "Make the Break". There were 27,000 entries nation wide.

2015 Preschool Application Fairs

The 2015 preschool application fairs will be run through the month of March. Here are the locations and times for the fairs by area.

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.

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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.