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Fox News Profiles Charles Bird’s Graduation from CCHS

Click below to read about Fox News’ coverage of Charles Bird’s recent graduation from Clay County High School alongside his great grand daughter, Ashdon Salisbury. Click Here

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CCHS Student Honored at American Chemical Society Banquet

Dr. Michael Fultz presents an award to CCHS Student, Eian Duffield On Thursday, May 16th, at the American Chemical Society banquet, CCHS student Eian Duffield was in attendance along with his chemistry teacher, Melody Hubbard, and her husband Jason. Eian was there to be recognized for achieving the highest score on the American Chemical Society…

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9th Month Attendance Winners

Clay County Schools had excellent attendance for the 9th school month. Lizemore Elementary had the highest attendance in the county with a rate of 98.11% followed by Clay County High School with an attendance rate of 95.53%. Big Otter Elementary came in third with a rate of 93.42%. As far as individual classrooms are concerned,…

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Clay County Schools Recognized as a Military Friendly District (Purple Star Award)

Stephanie Gauding (LES), Anthony Boggs (BOES), Megan Starcher (HEWES), Phil Dobbins and Michelle Samples (CCS), Leslie Goe (CCMS), Misty Nichols (CES), Amanda Jackson and Allen Tanner (CCHS) Clay County Schools, along with the 6 schools that comprise the school district, were presented with the Purple District Award on Monday, May 13th, at Clay County High…

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CCHS Teacher Recognized as WV Environmental Science Teacher of the Year

CCHS Teacher, Melody Hubbard, was recognized on Thursday, May 2nd, as the West Virginia Environmental Science Teacher of the Year.  Mr. Tom Aluise of the WV Department of Environmental Protection presented the award to Mrs. Hubbard along with $1500 with $1000 of the $1500 being earmarked toward future STEM projects. Mrs. Hubbard and her students…

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CES-Fostering a Love for Reading and Writing

Students at Clay Elementary recently competed in the school’s literacy fair. Students were tasked with reading a book of their choosing and developing a presentation to exhibit in front of a panel of judges much like the presentations displayed earlier this year at the Science Fair. Students created poster boards which were used to display…

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Student Attendance Winners 7th Month

Clay County Schools currently has a 92.24 attendance rate for the 2023-2024 school year. Leading the way for the 7th school month is Shawn Krajeski’s classroom at Clay County High School (pictured top left) with a rate of 95.74%. Closely following in second place is Megan Sears’s classroom at Big Otter Elementary (pictured top right).…

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CCMS & CCHS Students Succeed at WV TSA Competition

Students from CCMS and CCHS competed at the WV TSA competition. When all was said and done, a total of 28 students qualified for the national TSA competition. CCMS had 16 students qualify for nationals while being named the Middle School Outstanding Chapter. CCHS will send 12 students to nationals and was the 2nd place…

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CCHS Students Find Success at Skills USA Competition

This past weekend, eleven CTE students from Clay High School competed in the Skills USA competition, showcasing their skills in carpentry, electricity, welding, baking and pastry, wedding cake decorating, and teamworks. It was a refreshing sight seeing young people heading out to work in uniforms, completing complex projects and performance tests. Overall, 7 CCHS students…

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WWII Veteran Receives CCHS Diploma at 99

Charles “Birdy” Edward Bird was set to graduate from Clay County High School, but before he could do so, he was called to serve in WWII at the age of 18 in 1943. Through the Operation Recognition Program (ORP), a collective effort from the West Virginia Board of Education (WVBE) and the West Virginia Veterans’…

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Clay County School and Class Attendance Winners

Student Attendance Matters!!!            County wide student attendance for the 6th month was 91.97%. Clay Elementary School led the county with a 94.09% attendance rate, followed by Big Otter Elementary School with a 93.775 rate. Clay Middle School was third at 93.09%. The best classroom rate in the county was at…

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CCHS Student Named Finalist for National Merit Scholarship

Clay County Schools would like to congratulate a student at Clay County High School for becoming a finalist for the National Merit Scholarship. “The National Merit Scholarship Program is an annual academic competition among high school students for recognition and college scholarships that began in 1955. The program is conducted by National Merit Scholarship Corporation…

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Clay County Math Field Day

On February 9th, students from the four area elementary schools competed in the annual county Math Field Day. After a fierce day of competition, four students from both grades 4 and 5 would advance to the Regional Math Field Day. At the 4th grade level, two students from Big Otter Elementary would claim 1st and…

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Students Participate in Adulting Day at CCHS

On Friday, February 2nd, Clay County High School, in conjunction with Project Aware WV, hosted their annual Adulting Day. Students began preparing for this competition at the start of January in their Links Advisory Groups. That preparation culminated in the adulting day competition where the advisory groups faced off. These groups competed against each other…

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CES and HEWES Students Advance to State Science Fair

H.E. White and Clay Elementary each sent a group of three students to the Regional Science Fair. Both groups would go on to claim first prize and advance to the State Science Fair in March The group from HEWES would leave a mark on the judges with their project studying whether different surfaces affect the…

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CCMS Students Claim First Prize at Regional Science Fair

Three Mustangs claimed first place at the Regional Science Fair. Their projects on “What Drinking Water is the Healthiest?” and “Do White Candles Burn Faster than Colored?” impressed the judges and earned themselves a trip to the State Science Fair in March. Clay County Schools would like to congratulate these impressive young students. We would…

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Big Otter Elementary Unveils Book Vending Machine

On Groundhog’s Day at Big Otter Elementary, students got to use their new vending machine. But instead of choosing their favorite snack or drink, the students instead, got to choose their favorite book. Students who met their monthly targeted reading goal received a prize, a reading dog tag and token to use to select a…

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CCHS Receives Equipment Donation from Andy Waddell and WYAP

Clay County Schools and Clay County High School would like to thank Andy Waddell for his donation of the radio equipment from WYAP. His donation will only help to enhance “Panther Radio”, the current station at Clay County High School. This donation will ensure that a current local FM station remains in Clay County for…

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CES Students Shine at Board Meeting

On January 23rd, the members of the board convened at Clay Elementary School. As part of the board meeting, Clay Elementary was given an opportunity to showcase their school and students. Sadie Bird was chosen to represent CES as an honorary board member. Sadie has the highest overall GPA, excellent attendance, highest iReady math and…

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Science Fair Returns to Clay County

The Science Fair returned to Clay County on Thursday, January 11th. Students from Big Otter, Clay, H.E. White and Lizemore Elementary schools along with students from Clay County Middle School convened at the Auxiliary Gym adjacent to the Board Office to display their projects to a panel of local area judges. The projects ranged across…

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