Making Up Lost School Days In Pocahontas

Marlinton, Wv – Pocahontas students have missed a considerable amount of school this year due to heavy snowstorms. With this in mind, Pocahontas County School Superintendent Dr. Patrick Law asked county school principals to come up with ways to make the most of the time left in this school year.

Students at Green Bank Elementary Middle School and Marlinton Elementary School have snow packets to take home. The packets contain activities for practicing skills for various classes. All county schools emphasize focusing on meeting the requirements of the Content Standards Objectives.

In some cases, this means that students are expected to work on projects at home, for presentation later in the school year. Almost all non-educational activities have been cut, including extra recess, Valentines and Easter parties, and student assemblies in order to give teachers as much instructional time as possible.

Pocahontas County HS normally has 4 fundraising events each year. This year, they’ve had only one, and the other three will be cancelled. And Channel One, a daily news broadcast at the high school, will be turned off except for social studies classes who use the current events in their classroom.

Green Bank Principal Ruth Bland says some instructors are considering placing instruction and or assignments on the Edline website. They’re also looking at the possibility of creating a classroom Wiki page for student and parent access.

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