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Summer Learning Guide - Apps, Games, and Websites for Summer Learning

Whether your kids' summer days are jam-packed with activities or left wide open for leisurely exploration -- or something in between -- chances are some of those days will involve a smartphone, tablet, or other device. Now more than ever, you can use these powerful tools to enhance the activities that kids are already doing -- or to help create brand-new experiences.

HealthFest 2015

Each year, CAMC hosts a health fair to provide free and low-cost screenings to the community, including free sports physicals for middle and high school students wishing to play a sport in the next school year. Students must bring a signed physical form or have a parent/guardian present to sign one for them. This year’s event is Saturday, June 6.

Andrew Jackson Middle School Band Scores High at County Band Ratings Competition

The Andrew Jackson Middle School Band attended band ratings on March 26, 2015, at Capital High School and returned with 1 Superior and 2 Excellent ratings. The AJ Band was 1 of 3 middle school bands in the county to receive a Superior rating at the competition. Congratulations to Mrs. Shonda Skaggs, Mrs. Ruia Roberts, and all AJMS band members!

  • 4/3/2015

Andrew Jackson Middle School Students Excel in County, Regional, and State Academic Competitions

Andrew Jackson Middle School students have placed highly in several competitions around the state this year.

Spring 2015 School Calendar Changes

Due to the recent inclement weather closings, the traditional school calendar will now include May 28-29 and June 1-3 as make up days. The year-round school calendar will now include April 13-17 and June 1 as make up days.

Technology Changing The Snow Day

The weather recently has cancelled classes across the state and kept a lot of kids at home. But in today's world, it no longer means kids get a day away from school.

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.