Today, Gov. Justice & Babydog surprised Poca High School senior Chazz Grady in front of his family, friends, and teammates with a full-ride college scholarship through the “Do it for Babydog” Vaccination Sweepstakes! 🐾 Babydog even surprised Chazz some congratulatory kisses! 🐶 The full four-year scholarship to any public college or university in the state, includes room and board, tuition, and books. The prize is valued at over $100,000. Chazz says he is looking to purse a degree in journalism at either Marshall University or West Virginia University. How AMAZING! Congratulations Chazz! ❤️ Learn more about Gov. Justice’s “Do it for Babydog” Vaccination Sweepstakes: https://doitforbabydog.wv.gov/ #PutnamProud
Happy WV School Service Personnel Day, PCS! 💙 PCS would like to thank our dedicated and compassionate school service professionals for all they do to help serve and support the students of Putnam County. 🎉 #PutnamProud
Putnam County Schools has partnered with Fruth Pharmacy to host two vaccination clinics tomorrow and Thursday. These clinics will administer the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine for those that received their first on September 1 and 2. 📍Hurricane High, September 22, 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm 📍Poca High, September 23, 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm ✅ Reminder: Please bring and present your COVID-19 vaccine card.
Rock Branch Elementary Named 2021 National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education 🎉 NBRS Program honors hundreds of schools annually, saluting school excellence, turn around stories, and closing subgroup achievement gaps. Congratulations Rock Branch - 2021 National Blue Ribbon School! LEARN MORE: 🌐 https://nationalblueribbonschools.ed.gov/ 🌐 https://www2.ed.gov/programs/nclbbrs/index.html #RBELeaders #PutnamProud
Today, Gov. Justice & Babydog surprised Hurricane High School senior Livvi Miller with a full-ride college scholarship through the “Do it for Babydog” Vaccination Sweepstakes! The full four-year scholarship to any public college or university in the state includes room and board, tuition, and books. Livvi is a 4.25 student who has already qualified for the Promise Scholarship. She says she has been working diligently to save for college. She plans to pursue a degree in education and is looking to attend West Virginia University. How AWESOME! Congratulations Livvi! Learn more about Gov. Justice’s “Do it for Babydog” Vaccination Sweepstakes HERE. https://doitforbabydog.wv.gov/ #PutnamProud
Six Putnam County Schools high school seniors have been named Semifinalists in the 67th Annual National Merit Scholarship Program for the 2021-22 school year! Congratulations - Matthew Olivero, Hurricane High School Carter Leadmon, Hurricane High School Connor Stonestreet, Hurricane High School Yimin Cai, Hurricane High School Allison Edwards, Hurricane High School Thomas Moore, Winfield High School These academically talented student leaders join approximately 16,000 students nationally competing for over 7,500 scholarships worth nearly $30 million. The 16,000 Semifinalists nationwide represent less than 1 percent of U.S. high school seniors and include the highest-scoring entrants in each state. To be considered for a National Merit Scholarship, Semifinalists must advance to Finalist standing in the competition by meeting high academic standards and all other requirements provided to each Semifinalist. An estimated 15,000 semifinalists will advance to the Finalist level in announced February, and scholarships will be awarded in the spring. Congratulations and good luck to our Putnam County National Merit Semifinalists! #PutnamProud
Twenty years ago, the United States endured one of the most inconceivable tragedies in our country’s history. On Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance, we remember and honor every life taken too soon. Each year we remember the bravery of our first responders, service members, and citizens who unwaveringly answered the call of duty. Their sacrifice and courage embody the American spirit and resilience, and their heroism inspires new generations. Each year we remember how we came together, united, we renew our vow to never forget. #PatriotDay2021 #September11 #PutnamProud
The COVID-19 pandemic has presented many challenges to students, educators, and families, leaving some to feel overwhelmed, isolated, or alone. Taking steps to support yourself, your child, or your family is essential during these challenging times, even if it’s just a phone call. The Putnam County Schools Emotional Support Hotline provides resource referrals for students and families experiencing emotional distress. PCS student support staff are available to listen, talk, offer resources, and provide referrals to other local agencies if needed. ❤️ PCS Emotional Support Hotline 🗓 Open Monday thru Friday ⏰ 10 AM - 6 PM ☎️ (304) 586-4947; or ☎️ (304) 586-0500, ext. 1960 If you are experiencing an emergency crisis, please contact the West Virginia Children’s Crisis Line at 1-800-HELP4WV (1-800-435-7498) or call 911 immediately. The West Virginia Children’s Crisis can also be reached on their website at https://wwwhelp4wv.com/ccl.
For most of us, Labor Day represents the end of summer, one last chance to celebrate the season. But, while this is true, Labor Day is so much more! 🇺🇸 Labor Day is a time to recognize the hard work of Americans and allow for a day of relaxation and to reflect on a job well done. 💪 “Whatever you want to do, if you want to be great at it, you have to love it and be able to make sacrifices for it.” – Maya Angelou #PutnamProud #HappyLaborDay
🗓PCS Reminder: There will be no school Monday, September 6, 2021, in observance of Labor Day. Have a safe and happy holiday weekend!🇺🇸 #PutnamProud
“I chose to get vaccinated because I want to do my part in ending this pandemic & not only protect myself but my family & friends.”-Emsley Farley, Hurricane High For more information on the COVID-19 Vaccine, visit vaccinate.wv.gov. #PutnamProud #IGotVaxxed #IGotVaxxedWV
“I chose to get vaccinated because I trust the science and want to get back to a normal lifestyle.” -Lily Haught, Hurricane High For more information on the COVID-19 Vaccine, visit vaccinate.wv.gov. #PutnamProud #IGotVaxxed #IGotVaxxedWV
⭐️Hurricane High’s Sophie Slack Named Grade Marshal of the 2021 National Down Syndrome Society New York City Buddy Walk!⭐️ Sophie Slack, a Junior at Hurricane High, will be honored as a Grand Marshal for the National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS) New York City Buddy Walk on Saturday, September 18. The event will attract families and supporters across the country who will participate virtually this year due to the ongoing pandemic. The event will promote the value, acceptance, and inclusion of people with Down syndrome. As one of two grand marshals, Sophie will be featured in the New York City Buddy Walk kick-off video beginning at 10:30 ET on Saturday the 18th. It will be streamed to the NDSS Facebook Page and YouTube channel. The kick-off video immediately follows the annual NDSS Times Square Video presentation, which will be streamed from 9:30-10:30 ET. The presentation includes photos of 500 individuals with Down syndrome representing all 50 states. Sophie’s photo will be among the images projected on Jumbotron screens in the heart of Times Square, thanks to the support of ClearChannel Outdoor. To learn more about the National Down Syndrome Society or to find a Buddy Walk near you, please visit: 🌐www.ndss.org 🌐www.buddywalk.org Congratulations, Sophie! You are a phenomenal student leader! 🤩 #PutnamProud
🚌 Putnam County Schools is now accepting applications for new school bus operators! 🚌 ✍️ Application Deadline: September 7, 2021 💬 Interviews: Mid-September 2021 📚 Training Course: End of September 2021 To become a driver at Putnam County Schools, applicants will first go through the interview process. If selected, they will then complete a 40-hour training class which includes 12 hours spent behind the wheel. Driver classes tend to take 6-weeks in addition to other necessary certifications. Upon class completion, drivers will receive their CDL license. In addition to this training course, other qualifications bus operators will need in West Virginia include certification in First Aid and CPR, a passing grade on the state test, a clean driving record, and the ability to pass a background check, which includes a drug screening. Drivers receive all the training necessary during the class. For more information on how to become a school bus operator or questions on applying, please contact Putnam County Schools. ☎️ 304-586-0500 ext. 1103 #PutnamProud
As part of the West Virginia Department of Education's #IGotVaxxed Campaign, Hurricane High School students Lily Haught & Emsley Farley speak towards their reasons for getting vaccinated against COVID-19! According to the CDC and state and local health officials, the most effective mitigation strategy is the vaccination for those eligible to receive it. Everyone who chooses to get vaccinated does it for a reason. For more information on the COVID-19 Vaccine, visit vaccinate.wv.gov. Find Your Reason! #PutnamProud #IGotVaxxedWV 🌐https://youtu.be/CgN1n_K8LRY
The Putnam County Schools Technology Help Desk is NOW OPEN Tuesday thru Thursday evenings from 4:00 pm-7:00 pm. ☎️ (304) 586-4946 #PutnamProud
Putnam County Schools has partnered with Fruth Pharmacy to host two vaccination clinics for unvaccinated students (12 years of age and older), staff members, and adult family members this week. Please note, this is not a booster shot and will be the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Pre-registration will not be required. 📍Wednesday, September 1, 2021, from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm at Hurricane High School 📍Thursday, September 2, 2021, from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm at Poca High School Additional Reminders: ✅ Present a copy of an insurance card when checking in at the vaccination clinic. ✅ All students must complete a consent form, and a parent/guardian must be present with any student 12-15 years of age. 📝 Note: Your school office has both student and adult consent forms to be completed prior to the vaccination clinic. The consent forms may also be obtained on the PCS website (located and linked on the home page bulletin board) at www.putnamschools.com.
Happy First Day of School, PCS Students! 💙 Back to School is one of the best times of the year, symbolizing new beginnings and possibilities for students. ✨ Putnam County Schools would like to wish all students and a wonderful start to the 2021-22 school year! #PutnamProud #B2SPCS21
MASKING UPDATE 8/23/21: At its Special Meeting, the PCBOE voted to approve the current PCS Roadmap to Recovery Guide that states masking will not be mandated for students/staff. This was after a review of information received from the PCHD. Details Here➡️https://www.putnamschools.com/article/515671
RECOVERY GUIDE UPDATES 8/19/21: Upon direction by local health officials, PCS will require masks for all indoor activities & buses beginning 8/20/21 for students & employees regardless of vaccination status. *In effect for 30 days/reevaluated by health officials. Details Here➡️https://www.putnamschools.com/article/515671