The latest news from the Board of Education.
The staff of the Hodgesville Elementary School hosted a celebration dinner for retiring principal Mrs. Ann Mickle, on Friday, June 14th. Mrs Mickle's family and friends were invited to join Upshur County educators to celebrate with her. In addition to a delicious dinner, Mrs. Mickle received several gifts including the parts for a quilt made by all the students in the school. New school principal Mrs. Janet Phillips was welcomed by Mrs. Mickle with the exchange of the symbolic key to the school. The whole Upshur County School community wishes Mrs. Mickle much health and happiness in her retirement.
Hodgesville Elementary School celebrated the last day of school with a Family Fun Day. The rainy morning weather did not dampen spirits as there were all kinds of exciting activities inside the school building. The fun also moved outside when the afternoon sun appeared. Students, teachers, parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and both older and younger siblings came to enjoy a great day together. There were large costumes of cartoon characters (worn by middle school and high school family members), many game centers,a bounce house, karakoe singing, pedaled go-carts, over sized soccer balls, and a bottle rocket launcher to list a few of the many activities. We enjoyed celebrating with our families as a way to kick off the summer vacation. Viewing the photos below, you can see that everyone had a wonderful time.
The 2013 Career Day was held today at Rock Cave Elementary. Students received advice and information about a variety of careers and the importance of staying in school. Participants included: JoElla Wills, Upshur County Teacher, Corporal Menendez from WV State Police, SSA Stapleton from the FBI, David Taylor representing the US Marines, John Stemple, representing the US Air Force and Keeley Burnside, PA representing the medical profession. Our thanks to all who shared in reinforcing the value of an education and supporting our students in Destination Graduation.
Three Upshur county schools were recently recognized for their successful recycling programs. Accepting awards for their respective schools were Buckhannon-Upshur Middle School principal Renee Warner, Washington District Elementary School principal Peggy Hall, and Rock Cave Elementary School principal Amanda Craig. A check was presented to each school by Solid Waste Authority board member Joyce Harris Thacker and Solid Waste Authority Director Burl J. Smith.