Stop by Monday, December 5th between 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm at Ridgeview Elementary School, see some student projects, talk with computer science staff and try coding for yourself. Please RSVP at https://bit.ly/RCS-HourofCodeRSVP Did you know that computing is the #1 source of wages in the U.S.? There are more than 500,000 computing jobs open nationwide, but last year only 42,969 computer science students graduated into the workforce. Computer science is foundational for every industry today, yet most schools don’t offer it. In Raleigh County, we are trying to change that. We want to ensure that our students are on the forefront of creating technology of the future—not just consuming it. Next week, during Computer Science Education Week (December 5 - 11) millions of students around the world will try an Hour of Code. Raleigh County would like to showcase our commitment to bringing computer science to our schools by hosting an Hour of Code event for our business community to see and experience coding firsthand.
Congratulations Kimberly Sexton, Ridgeview Elementary Art Teacher, for being named WVAEA Elementary Art Teacher of the Year Award Winner!
Congratulations to Amanda Meadows, Bradley Elementary, 3rd Grade Teacher, for being named West Virginia Reading Association Eddie C. Kennedy Award Winner!
For Thursday, November 17, 2022, all schools in Raleigh County will operate on a 2-hour delay.
Stratton TRIBUTE SPACE Project · The new Stratton Elementary School will house a Tribute Space (room) to honor the legacy of Stratton High School (along with Stratton Junior High School and Stratton Elementary School). · Raleigh County Schools is seeking memorabilia to house in the Tribute Space. Memorabilia may be donated or loaned to the school system. The school system intends to identify the person who donated each item that is housed in the Tribute Space (using an engraved recognition plate). · Ideas for memorabilia include school newspapers, yearbooks, uniforms, shirts, lettermen jackets, pictures, and individual awards and/or recognitions. (These are just ideas…please do not feel limited by this list.) For additional information, please contact Dr. Serena Starcher, Assistant Superintendent, by email (email@example.com) or by telephone (304.256.4500, ext. 3334).
Stratton Elementary School MURAL Project · Alumni of Stratton are invited to paint a 4 in x 4 in tile to be placed in a mural which will be located in the new school’s cafeteria. · Tiles are available on a First Come, First Paint basis. People are encouraged to come early to paint. · All tiles will have a background color that is a variation of yellow, green or blue. · Painters are encouraged to think about what they will paint in advance…perhaps a memory of Stratton or a depiction of what Stratton means to you! Others may choose to paint a simple figure like a basketball, smiley face, or a sun. All tiles will be reviewed to ensure the painted pictures are appropriate to be featured in a school. · DATE: December 4, 2022 · TIME: 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM · LOCATION: Stratton Elementary School Gymnasium For additional information, please contact Dr. Serena Starcher, Assistant Superintendent, by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by telephone (304.256.4500, ext. 3334).
Raleigh County Schools is happy to announce opportunities for students across the county to receive free afterschool tutoring. These services are made possible through Extended Program grants and provided by your child’s home school certified teachers. Tutoring services may include… · In person one-on-one or small group - core content academic sessions · In person one-on-one or small group - critical school success tutoring sessions for items such as (organization skills, technology skills, study skills, test taking tips, etc.) · In person one-on-one or small group - enrichment support (high stakes test prep SAT, ACT, etc., academic fairs, college/job readiness preparation, etc.) Please contact your child’s school for details on scheduling tutoring services. Not all schools offer after school services or services in all areas.
Thank you to everyone who submitted Attendance Awareness Poster for our contest! Congratulations to the following winners. Lincoln Holley- Ridgeview Elementary,Kennedy Daniel- Marsh Fork Elementary, Lacy Toney- Ridgeview Elementary, Gabriel Barringer- Stanaford Elementary. Trinity Clay- Maxwell Hill Elementary, Parker Rice- Shady Spring Middle, Tyler Shepherd- Beckley Stratton Middle, Amerie Edwards-Beckley Stratton Middle, Kelsie Scott- Liberty High, Caleb Tyler- Liberty High, Lillian Williams- Liberty High, Natalia Toney- Liberty High, Ava Williams- Liberty High
Congratulations to Shady Spring High School! SSHS was presented with the Champion of College Access and Success Award. This award was given by the WV Higher Education Policy to schools that go above and beyond to help students and their families plan for college.
Congratulations Liberty! Liberty has went 4 for 4 on receiving this honor as a Champion of College Access and Success School! This award shows the commitment of Liberty High counselors and students to attain this distinctive award. https://www.facebook.com/collegeforwv
Congratulations Raleigh County Apple Distinguished Schools! Coal City Elementary (2nd Renewal), Cranberry-Prosperity Elementary (3rd Renewal), Daniels Elementary (2nd Renewal), and Mabscott Elementary (2nd Renewal). Way to go teams!
As the world celebrates World Teacher Day, Superintendent Price and Board Members want to express their gratitude to all teachers for making a difference in the lives of all students.
Great people doing great things for our students. #GreatPeopleDoingGreatThings Beauticians and Barber visited Independence High School to provide haircuts for students.
Congratulations Ms. Toney, Ms. Bailey, and Ms. Ballard for being named West Virginia's Adult Education Program of the Year! https://www.register-herald.com/news/state_region/w-va-honors-raleigh-county-adult-learning-center/article_5c865e66-4efc-5df6-bc3c-e0a7144457bb.html
Superintendent Price and the Board of Education Members would like to thank our Custodians for all they do every day to make our schools and facilities shine.
This evening the Raleigh County Sheriffs Department contacted us to inform Us that they had received information that a 14 year old juvenile made threats off campus to shoot up the school at Shady High on Monday. The Sheriffs department conducted an investigation which led to the juvenile being taken into custody and charged with making a terroristic threat. It was also reported to us that at the time the juvenile did NOT have the means to act on the threat.
Raleigh County Schools Attendance Poster Contest
Welcome back students.
On behalf of the Raleigh County Board of Education, I want to welcome everyone to the 22-23 school year. We are looking forward to what promises to be an exciting, engaging year. We want to remind everyone that beginning tomorrow, our students will be at bus stops and buses will be rolling. Be extra cautious and patient as we get our students to and from school safely. Wishing you the best this school year. David Price Superintendent
Video from 2022 Back to School Wellness and Community Outreach Fair. Thank you Ashley Frye for creating this video. https://youtu.be/WRHEP-KTqSw