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G-OB™: Gilmer County Schools Employment – Itinerant Physical Education Teacher - NES, TES

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Title:
Itinerant Physical Education Teacher

Grade Level:
Elementary

Description:
I. The teacher shall implement the programs of study.   
II. The teacher fosters a classroom climate conducive to learning.  
III. The teacher utilizes instructional management systems models that increase student learning. 
IV. The teacher monitors student progress towards mastery of instructional goals and objectives.  
V. The teacher communicates effectively within the educational community, and with parents on a regular basis.  
VI. The teacher meets professional responsibilities. 
VII. The teacher demonstrates competency in the knowledge and implementation of technology standards.

Job Location or School Name:
Normantown Elementary/Troy Elementary

City:
Glenville

County:
Gilmer

Qualifications:
West Virginia Certification in Physical Education PK-6

Salary:
Based on Professional Salary Scale for Degree and Experience

Closing Date:
2014.09.05

Comments:
SUBMIT:  Application for employment; Current transcripts of undergraduate and graduate work; Previous two evaluations.  
P15-202-03

Apply to:
Judith A. Stalnaker, Personnel Director 
Gilmer County Schools 
201 N. Court Street 
Glenville, WV 26351 
 
Fax: 304.462.5103

County Contact Email:
“jstalnaker@k12.wv.us”

John Henderson Boggs

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John Henderson Boggs

Age 86, of Parkersburg, WV, passed away August 23, 2014, at Marietta Memorial Hospital.

He was born August 15, 1928, in Orton, WV, a son of the late Ernest C. and Claudia Henderson Boggs.

He graduated from Normantown High School in Gilmer County, WV, in 1946. John served in the U.S. Air Force from 1952 to 1956 and was a member of American Legion Post 15. He retired from Dupont after 30 years.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Doris Deem Boggs (whom he married on March 18, 1950); one son, Mark D. “Doug” (Helen “Cookie”) Boggs, of Parkersburg; one daughter, Jane M. (Mike) Rice of Parkersburg; three grandchildren, Seth D. (Tracy) Boggs of Parkersburg, Jessica L. (Jerry) Bean of Pensacola, FL, and Jonathon Rice of Morgantown, WV; one stepbrother, William (Paula) Ferrell of Middlebourne, WV; three sisters-in-law, Virda, Frances and Dot Boggs; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his stepmother, Betty Boggs of Middlebourne, WV. He was the last surviving brother of Bernard, George, Junior, Wayne, Bill and Jack.

At John’s request, there will be no visitation or services. Entombment will be in Sunset Memory Gardens, Parkersburg.

Sunset Memorial Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Memorial donations may be given in John’s name to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Gilmer County Board of Education Meeting Monday - 08.18.14

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The next meeting of Gilmer County Board of Education is on Monday, August 18, 2014 at 6:00 PM.

Meeting is held at Gilmer County High School Library.

Phillip W. Peggs Sr.

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Phillip W. Peggs Sr.

Age 64, of Parkersburg, WV passed on Sunday, August 10, 2014, at Camden Clark Medical Center, Memorial Campus.

He was born July 10, 1950, in Glenville, WV, to Harry G. and Claris (Bush) Peggs.

He retired from Steers Heating and Cooling as a HVACR Technician. He enjoyed fishing and spending time with his family.

He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Victoria Peggs; two sons, Phillip Peggs Jr. and Gerald Glenn Peggs, both of Parkersburg; four grandchildren; his mother, Claris Peggs of Vienna; and one sister, Linda James of Normantown, WV.

He was preceded in death by his father, Harry Glenn Peggs.

Memorial contributions in Phillip’s name may be made to the American Lung Association and/or American Heart Association.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date.

Gilmer County Schools 014-2015 Bus Schedules

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G-LtE™: -Short Analysis of Gilmer Schools Bus Routes…...Simmons Claims Progress?

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The following is what the West Virginia State Board of Education has handed our children and residents of Gilmer County.
These schedules were possibly set by former State hired GC Superintendent Blankenship, prior to his retirement.

Current State selected Superintendent Devano is now responsible for this situation along with Mr. Simmons, local BOE president.

The bus schedule of course, only applies to what would be considered best weather and road conditions.  In inclement weather the ride times, of course, will naturally increase.


Just read how many of our bus routes do not met state mandated “1 hour” travel time maximum:

•  bus #65 Glenville—meets requirements

•  bus #69 Glenville—meets requirements

•  bus #63 Glenville—25 minutes over requirement

•  bus #67 Sand Fork—17 minutes over requirement

•  bus #66 Sand Fork—25 minutes over requirement

•  bus #68 Sand Fork—20 minutes over requirement

•  bus #62 Sand Fork—15 minutes over requirement

•  bus #64 Normantown—25 minutes over requirement

•  bus #65 Normantown—15 minutes over requirement

•  bus #56 Normantown—15 minutes over requirement

•  bus #63 Normantown—25 minutes over requirement

•  bus #70 Normantown—3 minutes over requirement

•  bus #60 Normantown—25 minutes over requirement

•  bus #59 Troy area—15 minutes over requirements

•  bus #61 Troy area—8 minutes over requirements

•  bus #55 Troy area—15 minutes over requirements


The tally here is obvious.  ONLY 2 of our 14 bus routes meet the WV State mandated travel requirements.

Examine the TOTAL, away from home time, for these children.  Some of these kiddies climb on their bus at 6:30 AM and don’t get home until almost 5:00 o’clock.

This is a absolutely horrid statistic!  These bus routes fail by over 85% to meet requirements of West Virginia Law!

A failure of gigantic proportions of the State Board of Intervention Education.

Thank you WV State Board of Intervention Education.

~~  author on file ~~

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After the closures of Glenville Elem, Normantown Elem,  Sand Fork Elem, and Troy Elementary schools,  watch the length of bus rides then.

And that’s the beginning.  When the state builds the NEW high school at Crooked Run watch the bus ride times and transportation costs skyrocket!

By Act I  on  08.11.2014

What wasn’t mentioned was the fact that these routes are mostly on main roads.  Those who live 3 or 4 or more miles from a bus stop have an even longer day.  When Sue Waggoner was superintendent, she showed me the law then that said if you live more than 1 1/2 miles from a bus stop, you automatically can homeschool your children.  I think that has been taken out of the law but it shouldn’t have been!  Now, the state board of education seems also to think the child labor laws don’t apply to them.  If a child can’t legally WORK at a JOB for 8 hours a day, just how can the state justify that many or more hours away from home for them to do what is work for the children????

By Karen Pennebaker!  on  08.11.2014

Do I understand this correctly?
We will only have one elementary school and a new high school when the state is done with us?
We understand the new Linn school is actually a Lewis county school?  But our kids will be shipped over there?

By Mary R.  on  08.11.2014

I don’t have any children and understand the state is in control. Obviously they are not following the law. What body in our government is responsible to make sure this is corrected?

By Jacob L  on  08.11.2014

To The Public,  The State BOE prohibited the Gilmer BOE from voting on facilities.  From June ll, 2011 to the present date, the Gilmer BOE did not vote or discuss obtaining monies from the SBA for one Gilmer County elementary school or Lewis Elementary. We as a Board were denied that privilege.  If ask to vote by the Board president I would have voted “NO”. because of the hardship to the children and parent and because it broke the State transportation law for school children. Gilmer County needs at least two elementary schools, and does not need a High School up Crooked Run on a mountainside for numerous reasons.  This comment should clear up the many questions I have been asked about Mr. Simmons comments to the news media.  There was no “We” only “He”.

By phyllis starkey  on  08.11.2014

The time added gets doubled.  Earlier pickup in the morning later to get home. Extra half hour to an hour at the least if you think about it.  The bus ride laws were passed in Charleston to protect the kids.  Seems the state makes the laws but won’t follow them. Any body on the school board that voted for one school should resign. Probably the same ones that want school all year long After a while it’s just cruelty to little children. Might as well put them in a prison and get it over with.

By TLS  on  08.11.2014

It’s obvious Mr. Simmons doesn’t give two hoots about long bus rides, the health and well being of children not ready for college or even the socio-economic status of his own community.  He’s long on knowledge of dead philosophers who can’t be questioned but short on what’s going on around him toady and unwilling to change.  Mr. Man still can’t spell the word TEAM without an I in it since his opinion is all that matters. As Mrs. Starkey said so well, there is no WE, only HE.

Socrates preferred conversational teaching and didn’t leave a single record behind. As a result, all of the “quotes” from Socrates we have today are actually from the writings of his students. The method Mr. Simmons seems so fond of was developed from the writings of Plato, in which Socrates (c 470 BC – 399 BC) made people jump through intellectual hoops trying to defend a “truth.“

What people have usually overlooked or been unaware of is that Socrates used his method more to shred people than to educate them. His methods, were adversarial and ended with those under questioning being confused and demoralized - not exactly a formula for building self-esteem.

PK-12th grade children are normally full of questions. Why seems to be the first one out of their mouths.  Isn’t it possible that they deserve some answers before open and honest enthusiasm for learning fades under pressures of philosophical styles?  Maybe they should be taught some truth before they have to defend it?

Accused of corrupting the youth through his teachings, his student Plato reported that Socrates took a strong stand at his public trial despite his awareness of the potential consequences. Ultimately sentenced to death and drama queen to the end, he willingly drank a cup of poisonous hemlock instead of attempting to escape with his friends.  How do you figure that worked out for him?

By Draw Your Own Conclusions  on  08.12.2014

Addressing:  Draw Your Own Conclusion
Socrates left the world a better place with his demise.
We need people to follow Socrates example.

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Gilmer County Schools 014-2015 Bus Schedules

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So many of the routes here already scheduled to be over an hour after the kids walk or get a ride out to the bus stop. Given these are set up for optimum weather conditions can only imagine what happens in bad weather. How much longer will consolidation make the ride?

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EarMason Nicholson

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EarMason Nicholson

Age 90 of Normantown, WV, departed this life early Friday morning August 08 2014 at the Cedar Ridge Center Nursing Facility, in Sissonville, WV following an short illness.

Born December 03, 1926 in Gilmer County, WV, son of the late Henry Dow and Ona Furr Nicholson.

Earl was a graduate of Normantown High School and Glenville State College. He was a Navy veteran serving in World War II. In his younger years he enjoyed Glenville State College sports and spent a lot of time raising cattle. Earl was also a retired Area Administrator for the Department of Health and Human Resources.

In September of 1960 Earl was united in marriage to Kathleen Fox Nicholson, who preceded him in death on December 28, 1996.

Surviving is 1 daughter, Vicki Jordan and husband Steve of Charleston, WV, 1 grandson, Paul Jordan of Fayetteville, NC and 2 sisters, Manoka Collins and husband James of Butler, PA, and Betty Fahey and husband Paul of Fairmont, WV.

Along with his wife and parents Earl was preceded in death by 1 brother, Burl Nicholson, and 2 sisters, Jean Marshall and V. Helen Norman.

Funeral Services will be conducted at the Ellyson Mortuary Inc., 2 Vanhorn Drive, Glenville, WV 26351 at 1:00 PM Wednesday, August 13, 2014 with Pastor Bryan Groves officiating.

Burial will follow in the Collins Community Cemetery, Stumptown, WV with Full Military Honors provided by the Lewis County Honor Guard.

Friends may call from 12-1 PM Wednesday afternoon at the Mortuary.

Ellyson Mortuary Inc. is assisting the family of Earl Nicholson with arrangements.

Public School Education:  Who Is Responsible?

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For the past two years, I have served as President of the Gilmer County Board of Education through the complexities of State intervention and plans for school consolidation. During this time, the Board managed the approval of a much-needed excess levy, initiated action to improve academic performance at the high school, achieved SBA funding for the new Cedar Creek Elementary School.  We also have had most of the Board’s local authority restored except for personnel and finance for major facility expenditures.  With all this said, the Board remains virtually powerless and frustrated as the general public expects the Board to be informed and knowledgeable on the key functions of a school board.  Communication between the State and State-Appointed Superintendent and the local board has been poor to say the least.

According to the most recent national statistics, West Virginia spends a high dollar per pupil in its public schools and yet ranks forty sixth out of fifty states in performance results in basic subjects like math and English.  In the past two years I have attended a multitude of meetings across the state which proposed to indoctrinate board members on solutions to current problems in public school education.  Among the various counties in the state, Gilmer County Schools are near the median in basic reading and math.  Our vocational students show very weak preparation in basic skills.  The Gilmer County Board of Education unanimously passed a Resolution and later a formal agenda item specifying certain improvement expectations in basic skill performance and ACT scores.  To date, the Board has had little feedback on strategies being employed to elevate performance at Gilmer County High School.

We know that public school education is in trouble. What is the solution? Every puzzle is made up of many pieces and to make a complete puzzle, all the pieces must fit together. Whether our problem is the quality of teaching, effective administration, financial resources, technology, changing family structure, lack of initiative, or a complex combination of factors, we know that educational outcomes are measurably short of expectations.

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Until the taxpayers, businesspeople, and the general public demand more accountability from elected officials, the gap between educational investment and outcomes will remain great. Any beauracracy is self-protective and the public education system is no exception.  Who is responsible and accountable for our public schools?  IS it the State Department of Education?  Is it the Legislature?  Is it the Teacher’s Unions?  Is it the State Board of Education?  What role does the local Board play? All of these questions need to be explored and answered.

Actually, in my forty-five years of educational experience on a variety of levels and many capacities, I have concluded that running an effective school is fairly straightforward. First of all, those who are responsible must have a vision that is understood and shared.  Any successful school must have good teachers, effective principals, adequate facilities, clear goals and a high degree of cooperation and accountability.  Also, those who manage must be able to hire the most able personnel and be permitted to make personnel changes deemed necessary for the good of the school.  With the growing scarcity of financial resources it is imperative that administrators have the flexibility to place those resources where most critically needed.  Until competent administrators are allowed to run our schools, we will continue to rationalize and play games with the education of our children.  Today’s world is full of all kinds of gimmicks, quick fixes and easy outcomes.  However, a student does not learn to write by reading about writing nor can math be mastered in the abstract.

I do not propose to have all the answers to improving the educational environment in our schools, but there is an abundance of past experience for us to draw upon going back to the ancient Greeks and Romans.  Socrates did not have modern educational technology but we still use the Socratic Method in almost every school and academic discipline.  Why not take a look at teaching methodologies that have produced success? When alumni and former students return to their old schools, they seldom inquire about their old computer.  They ask about their teachers!  In our quest to make money and achieve some political advantage, we often overlook the fact that education is a personal, humanizing experience.

On a final note, here in Gilmer County we have historically been an education county.  However, in recent years we have seen our share of political forces at work.  The result has been State intervention and an audit report which should be an embarrassment to all of us.  Some of those political forces are local and some are broader in scope and with different agendas but together they have created tensions, forced decisions and actions which may take decades to reconcile.  Until leadership emerges from the highest levels in our state to provide a vision and a clear path for the individual counties to follow, we will continue to spend money, have meetings galore, propose philosophical solutions, expect much and demand little and make no real change in the quality of our public schools.

For over three years now people I greatly respect have encouraged me to use my educational experience to help re-habilitate the county schools.  While much progress has been made, State intervention and politics have proved frustrating and revealing.  Now those same people both in the county and out tell me that they appreciate my efforts but understand that forces other than education remain as obstacles. Citizens in this county and other counties must unite if their children are to be provided the kind of quality education and training that they expect in an intensely competitive society.  Even those who are fortunate enough to have outstanding educations face uphill* challenges as they seek a place in the new global society.

~~  William K. Simmons, PhD ~~

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Who is responsible? According to this man it’s the Gilmer County Board of Education. Says so in the very first paragraph! Must be true, the President speaks for the Board right?

The citizens of Gilmer County now know who to blame for closing our four elementary schools, giving our students away to another county, putting the only elementary building we will have left up on that hill with its associated cost for electricity and access, paying almost a half million dollars for the land besides putting this county in debt for a million dollars in bonds to pay for it and using every extra dollar Gilmer County BOE had saved for a cash match to build it.


For three years this President and fellow members went around telling every single person that asked about what was going on that the Board knew nothing.  The state told them nothing.  The Board had no power.  The Board could not vote on anything.  Now he says “the Board achieved SBA funding for the new Cedar Creek Elementary School.”

Was he lying then or is he lying now?  It can’t be both ways.  Is he only one on a “quest to make money and achieve some political advantage,…” ?

Watched many videos, the Board President was never asked by the “Board” in even one of them to attend any extra meetings so they could “indoctrinate” him. Or any at all.  Makes you wonder how much travel he’s been paid to attend various voluntary positions and meetings in Charleston in his quest to “rehabilitate the county schools”? How could he do that when he said on tape he doesn’t even want to know anything about finance but the “bottom line” and certainly has never expressed any interest in the well being of the students?  “Dehumanizing”? Does not matter how far the children have to travel and said so. Our schools didn’t need to be rehabilitated before. Gilmer County people just needed to come to agreement on some new facilities. After three years of no maintenance or repairs they need it now.

Can now be thankful daily Mr. Simmons was not allowed to serve as Superintendent because proposed “philosophical solutions, expecting much and demanding little” of himself when it comes to understanding a job he was hired to do would have only been amplified in that position. If legislated local Board of Education duties are not important enough for a body then they should run for higher office. Then they can legislate the laws that govern education.

By PH be Darned  on  08.08.2014

Be interested in knowing the out of county folks that wanted you in office.  Bet the list is longer than the ones you respect in Gilmer county cause you seem to keep forgetting us.  Who told you no this time Bill? Did you run around ranting and raving, shaking your fist, yelling you’re going down to rain fire down on them then say you quit and won’t do another thing to help those people in Charleston you thought were so fond of you? If you think communication with the state is poor now watch and see what cutting this shine does to it.  Please go back up on Leading Creek and make some shine in your new still or grind some more meal.  It’s what you’re good at. Agree with you we need to change some politicians.  A lot of us know where to start next election.

By Tired of BS  on  08.08.2014

Old Bean, the political pontificating seems to come naturally LOL Just can’t stop laughing.  Create tensions, force bad decisions, please stop! Telling citizens to unite are you kidding? LMAO- Last time people stood with you they had to pull a knife out their back about the second you got elected. How dumb do you really think people in this county are? Do you honestly think they don’t know the dirty game you tried to play this last election when you weren’t even on the ballot? Every one has watched all the state hand holding and heard how great you thought Blankenship was while your bobble headed buddy kept his head down, shuffled and grinned.  How much we should appreciate the work Ron did, wasn’t that what you said? What’s the matter, isn’t the new guy playing your personal brand of politics? You know, the old you scratch my back I’ll scratch yours?

By WALSTIB  on  08.08.2014

Gilmer County has not and is not failing when it comes to education.  Westest2 Assessment shows our total school district scores for Math at 49.3% which exceeds the Statewide score of 45.1% for year ending 2013.  County of Gilmer district wide reading score came in at 45.9% which was lower than the state assessment of 48.7% but hardly failing and given intervention and Teacher turnover rate hardly surprising.  Our composite ACT Score at the High School was 20.5 with test takers numbering 50.6% while the state came in at 20.6% with test taker averaging 59.6%.  That is hardly a failing grade. Gilmer County High’s Index Score came in at 52.2626, the Index Target to make the Success School designation was 53.4542.  No, we did not fail and there is no doubt it will be a Success School once more. Are we smart enough to shore up any weak areas? Have you even bothered to find out why the numbers are so seriously skewed for Troy and offered to help?

Please stop trying to make Gilmer County kids sound like failures.  It isn’t true and never was.  This county is where we live and pay the majority of taxes for education.  The county’s own children are what any local Board of Education must be concerned with.  Gilmer County has always contributed to the improvement and future success of this state’s educational outcome and the Board of Education must and should be shouting the praises of our Students, their families and Teachers!

Please stop putting down our Career Center.  So many children with no hope of college have graduated from there over the years with certifications that gave them good jobs with good pay and able to see a future that once seemed bleak.  When that Board sees a problem they try to address it, not lay the blame. Are you trying to be a help or a hindrance? With innovative thinking, very little money and a lot of work they are bringing in advanced students that may not choose a college immediately after High School graduation and want or need to work a while before they go on to higher education.  The numbers are going up, the future is looking up for so many of our kids and the Board of Education must and should be shouting the praises of both Calhoun and Gilmer County Students, their families and Teachers at the Career Center! Mrs. Starkey knew this why doesn’t Mr. Armour? Didn’t he ask to go on the Career Center Board? Then he writes a letter to the paper saying they fail?  What’s wrong with you people?

If you want to put your efforts toward the statewide problems then it is time to head to Charleston.  We need people on the local Board to concentrate on Gilmer County’s children and their needs.  Doing our part to uplift the state makes us all a success.
It is more than a little unsettling when the Board of Education refuses to focus on the task at hand.

By Put Gilmer First  on  08.09.2014

Since when isn’t 49% a failing grade even if it’s the highest in the state?  Either test scores have changed over the years or something, if that’s passing, as to get a D when I went to school, a student had to have over 60%; in some schools, a D was over 70%.  Anything below was failing.  What is the highest possible percentage on these tests??? That might give a better picture of who is passing and who is failing!

By Karen Pennebaker  on  08.10.2014

Karen you get it. Even if we are average in WV and the State ranks at the bottom should we be content and not want better for our children? All of Gilmer’s hard core sunshine pumpers can’t change the facts. Many thanks for saying what we need to hear so there can be progress in improving our schools.

By AYP Is A Fraud  on  08.10.2014

Westest2 scoring is not on an A-E basis.  The test measures proficiency level.  It reflects the number of students scoring mastery, above mastery and distinguished.  All student with disabilities scores are included in the calculation.Should add that Glenville Elementary 4th grade Reading/ Language score dropping significantly from 48.6 in 3rd grade to 18.2 in 4th. Must wonder why these numbers are so different?  The highest reading score at or above mastery in the state in reading was Ohio County at 59.7%.

By Put Gilmer First  on  08.10.2014

Sorry if I didn’t give enough information but I am so proud of our Gilmer County students.  This is the first year of a new test being timed, first year of taking these tests on computers with the Teachers still being trained in a new program.  WOW. That’s a lot to handle.

A lot of this score will depend on how many really high scorers are in a class. This is not a 70 or 80 percent thing.  Has nothing to do with grades on the report card.  It’s just piling all the students together and taking an average.
U.S, schools operate under inclusion now.  Children with disabilities are not kept home anymore because they can’t keep up, can’t make the grade with serious problems. They are included in the regular classroom and test results of learning disabled are included in the score average. In some cases it is a great day if the child is able to read at a sixth grade level (the newspaper) and can graduate because based on IQ it may be the absolute best some child will ever do. Some will never be able to do that. No more separation by their ability and right or wrong this does affect the overall scores. I personally want every child to have the opportunity to be all that they can be but I am a realist and can see how this changes an average.

How many first graders come in knowing how to use a keyboard?  How many of these kids had a computer at home all their life?  A lot of families have a tough enough time buying food, clothes, housing and forget a Doctor or Dentist. Computers in the house aren’t at the top of the shopping list and many if not most of our students have to get what experience they can at school. They have to learn a lot of things.Not all students start school on the same footing.

How many hours do we figure are spent teaching keyboard skills?  When do the Teachers have the time?  Between time spent training on another new curriculum and all the paper work when do they have time to teach? Combine this with very high Teacher turnover for the past couple of years and that really can throw a class off track.

Some parents are saying children complain keyboards are too small and having a hard time doing a timed test because of it. Now I hear virtual classes coming because they can’t find Teachers.  Will the students be put in front of a computer and left to their own devices? Last time I heard of that some computer savvy kids were found on porn sites.  Children don’t always show the best judgment.There has to be an adult in the room.

This is not about grades.  This is about overall averages and what makes them or breaks them. Gilmer County students have not let us down and our Teachers are trying to make the best of a very bad deal.  Mrs. P. how often have you said core curriculum is not the way to go?  There is no choice for WV. Changing that is up to the State Board of Education and Administrators. Again, sorry for any confusion I may have caused.

By Put Gilmer First  on  08.10.2014

Someone stated here on GFP the Charleston Educators have to blow their own horn, because there is no reason for anyone else to do it.  Something like that.

Guess that virus symptom has now manifested itself in GC as well?

By watcher  on  08.10.2014

Mr. Simmonds.
You know well who is at fault.  Everyone does.
No one has the xxlls to state it.
First, the incompetent bunch in the DOE.
Second, the legislators for letting it continue.
Third, the governor for not cleaning the incompetents out of their crony appointed positions.
And you attempt to give cover for them.

By There. I said it.  on  08.10.2014

B.S.    It is clear the education system is broken.  “Educators” have carefully constructed a system where no accountability can be pegged to themselves.

Great example is the Troy Principal who collected a year salary, at the expense of our students.  Who never showed for one day of work.  That money could have been directed towards the kiddies.  This was a move orchestrated by the State Board of Education via the Charleston crony system.

By was that ethical?  on  08.10.2014

Mr. Simmons.  You claim: “Much progress has been made,“....
Please expound on the facts of progress.  Those who are watching cannot and do not see it.

In fact, the public at large sees a totally opposite scenario.
We will have fewer schools, no gymnasiums or libraries in the new schools, longer bus rides for the children.
What part of that is the ‘progress’ you claim?  Please speak up!

By R. D.  on  08.10.2014

I certainly agree that teachers get a bad deal. Expecting a child to be able to use a keyboard for tests before he/she learns to type well is crazy.  Many kids have played on computers for years before going to school but all they did was play games, not type!  If the schools expect the kids to use keyboards for tests, then they need to teach typing skills first!

Ideally, no child should ever use a computer for tests or anything else before he/she can read.  However, we all know that isn’t going to happen.  Between computers, x-boxes, etc., children are bombarded with technology before they have any idea what it is all about.

Averaging all the test scores togethe would definitely mess up any kind of usefulness for the test scores,wouldn’t it?  Why was tracking students according to ability considered “wrong”, anyway?  It’s not fair to a child who will never be able to read and write to give them the same diploma as the Valedictorian, is it? But that’s what happens now.  “Common Core” and other “one size fits all” ideas have chased a lot of good teachers out of public school teaching.  It is not possible to teach trigonometry effectively when even one student in the class is not competent in the math that it takes to comprehend trigonometry.  It is not possible to teach comparative literature to students who cannot comprehend the subject matter, either.  Yet this is what teachers are dealt these days.

“Experts” need to spend more time in reality and less in academia!!

By Karen Pennebaker  on  08.10.2014

AYP is a fraud?  You are right because it doesn’t exist any more! AYP is no longer the standard educational achievement is judged by.  Core Curriculum is here, it’s in our schools right now and the rules have changed.

For the record, I will gladly join with those who don’t mind be called a hard core sunshine pumper to keep the darkness of misinformation away, an umbrella trying to give shelter from those who would rain on their parade, a firewall from the slings and arrows of put downs, a cheer leader, a Pollyanna, a dreamer and try to be anything else Gilmer County Students and Teachers need that will help them succeed because self confidence and good self esteem comes from knowing someone has your back every single day whether things are going great or not so great.

That should be at the top of the list of what it takes to improve education. It will go a lot farther than throwing a thesaurus into a basic business model and calling it a simple fix or a plan.

Self important, low information leadership will be the death of this county yet.

By Put Gilmer First  on  08.10.2014

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Arlou Minney (nee Moss)

The Gilmer Free Press

Arlou Minney (nee Moss)

Age 77, passed away Tuesday, August 05, 2014 at Keystone Pointe, Ohio, following a brief illness.

Arlou was born May 08, 1937 in Normantown, West Virginia, to Clarence and Laura.

She was a graduate of Normantown High School.

Arlou married Edward Minney on December 19, 1955.

Her interests were crocheting and sewing and she loved to spend time talking with family and friends. She enjoyed listening to gospel/bluegrass music and reading the Bible. Arlou was also a NASCAR fan and Cleveland Indians Fan and enjoyed playing games with her grandchildren.

Survivors include her husband of 59 years, Edward; daughters, Cindy (William) Wasil and Lois Webber, both of LaGrange; son, Edward W. (Denise) of Columbia Station; sisters, Carol (Steve) Sprouse and Barbara (Bill) Jones, both of Normantown, West Virginia; brothers, Paul (Bobbi) of Tanner, West Virginia and Donnie (Emiline) of Parkersburg, West Virginia; seven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence and Laura (nee Marks); sister, June Smith; brothers, Kenny and Wayne; and granddaughter, Molly Webber.

She loved well and she was well loved. She will be greatly missed on this side of Heaven.

Family will receive friends from 4 to 7 PM, Friday, August 08, 2014 at the Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 38475 Chestnut Ridge Rd. (at St. Rt. 57), Elyria, 440.322.4626 and also 10 to 11 AM, Saturday, August 09, 2014 at the Mt. Pisgah Missionary Baptist Church, 39888 Parsons Road, Grafton, where services will be held at 11 AM.

Pastor Bob Wickens of the Church of the Open Door, will officiate.

Burial will follow in Mt. Pisgah Cemetery, Grafton.

West Virginia Schools Beginning New Academic Year

The Gilmer Free Press

Public school students in West Virginia are starting to head back to class.

The new academic year began Tuesday in Braxton and Wayne counties.

Students in Cabell County return to school on Wednesday.

Schools in Mercer County will begin classes on Thursday.

Students in 20 other counties will return to class next week.

Gilmer and Calhoun Counties begin the year on Thursday, August 14, 2014

The following week, classes will begin in 30 counties.

Brooke County students will be the last to return to school. Classes begin August 25, 2014.

The West Virginia Department of Education and the West Virginia Board of Education advised motorists on Tuesday to pay attention and to obey school bus signals when students are getting on or off buses.

G-OB™: Gilmer County Schools Employment – Substitute Aide 2014-15 School Year

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Title:
Substitute Aide 2014-15 school year

Description:
1.  Maintain confidentiality of students and their families. Direct all inquiries for any information through classroom teacher. 
 
2.  Supervise students in presence or absence of teacher. 
 
3.  Assist in toileting needs of children (training, diapering, cleaning child as necessary). 
 
4.  Assist in feeding needs of children (preparing foods to be served, feeding, training, cleanup routines). 
 
5.  Assist in health and hygiene programs(such as brushing teeth, etc.) 
 
6.  Maintain health and sanitation needs of environment (such as washing utensils, disinfecting furniture or materials, etc.)  
 
7.  Provide individual or group training as instructed by classroom teacher. 
 
8.  Maintain data pertinent to individual progress of students. 
 
9.  Prepare instructional materials as directed by teacher. 
 
10.  Follow behavior management approach to training sessions, and disruptive behavior. 
 
11.  Any and all duties assigned by principal. 
 
12.  Assist in transportation of students by riding the mode of transportation, if needed. 
 
 

Job Location or School Name:
Glenville

County:
Gilmer

Qualifications:
Must have GED or high school diploma 
Must pass state service personnel competency test for Aide 
Must meet all other requirements for a Substitute Aide Position (CPR and First Aid Training) 

Salary:
Based on State Salary Scale for Service Personnel

Closing Date:
2014.08.12

Comments:
TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION A LETTER OF APPLICATION/RESUME MUST BE RECEIVED BY: 
 
Judith A. Stalnaker, Personnel Director 
Gilmer County Board of Education 
201 N. Court Street 
Glenville, WV 26351 
S15-001-08

Apply to:
Judith A. Stalnaker, Personnel Director 
Gilmer County Schools 
201 N. Court Street 
Glenville, WV 26351 
 
Fax: 304.462.5103

County Contact Email:
“jstalnaker@k12.wv.us”

Gilmer County Schools 014-2015 Bus Schedules

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G-OB™: Gilmer County Schools Employment – Special Education Teacher (Half-Time) - NES

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Title:
Special Education Teacher (Half-Time)

Grade Level:
Elementary

Description:
I. The teacher shall implement the programs of study.   
II. The teacher fosters a classroom climate conducive to learning.  
III. The teacher utilizes instructional management systems models that increase student learning. 
IV. The teacher monitors student progress towards mastery of instructional goals and objectives.  
V. The teacher communicates effectively within the educational community, and with parents on a regular basis.  
VI. The teacher meets professional responsibilities.  
VII. The teacher demonstrates competency in the knowledge and implementation of technology standards.  
 
ADDITIONAL PERFORMANCE CRITERIA: 
 
1.Provides individual and/or group instruction. 
 
2.Participates in SAT meetings for students and recommends education modifications to team. 
 
3.Participates in SAT review for evaluating effectiveness of educational modifications or recommends SAT screening or multi-disciplinary assessment. 
 
4.Observes students in the regular classroom setting. 
 
5.Administers SAT screening tests to students referred through SATs. 
 
6.Prepares and submits to the Office of Special Education signed written reports of SAT test results and recommendations for multidisciplinary assessment. 
 
7.Attends Eligibility Committee Meetings/IEP meetings upon notification of the building principal or special education director. 
 
8.Prepares individual education plans (IEPs) stating goals and objectives for each student receiving services. 
 
9.Reviews and revises the IEPs annually. 
 
10.Maintains valid and up-to-date student records. 
 
11.Informs parents regularly of their children’s progress and seeks their cooperation and support. 
 
12.Sends student progress reports to parents as required. 
 
13.Consults with classroom teachers, parents, and others regarding student progress and suggestions for educational modifications. 
 
14.Attends special education staff meetings. 
 
15.Attends and/or participates in special education in-service/continuing education and other staff development activities. 
 
16.Informs the principal/special education director of concerns or potential problems regarding the program. 
 
17.Submits requisitions for materials to the building principal. 
 
18.Maintains an inventory of materials purchased to serve special students. 
 
19.Maintains professional standards in compliance with the laws, procedures, and policies set forth in federal, state, and county regulations. 
 
20.Performs other duties assigned by the principal and director of special education. 
 

Job Location or School Name:
Normantown Elementary

City:
Normantown

County:
Gilmer

Qualifications:
West Virginia Certification in Special Education, Multi Categories K-6 
   
Qualifies or agrees to qualify as a “Highly Qualified Teacher”.   
 
Possess the knowledge, skills and ability to successfully carry out responsibilities of the position. 

Salary:
Based on Professional Salary Scale for Degree and Experience

Closing Date:
2014.08.11

Comments:

SUBMIT:   
•Application for employment; Copy of WV Teaching Certificate; Current transcripts for undergraduate and graduate work; Previous two evaluations    

•Current employees submit Bid Sheet (located on the county website). 
 
P15-202-01(c) 

Apply to:
Judith A. Stalnaker, Personnel Director 
Gilmer County Schools 
201 N. Court Street 
Glenville, WV 26351 
 
Fax: 304.462.5103

County Contact Email:
“jstalnaker@k12.wv.us”

G-LtE™: Will Gilmer County Regain Control of Its School System?

The Gilmer Free Press

If recent events are any indication, that is very unlikely!!!

One of the things that Gilmer County was cited for when the state took over was questionable hiring practices.

Recently, a position was posted where the most experienced applicant was not even interviewed, and the applicant with no experience was recommended for the job.

Could it be that our old “buddy system” where we hire our friends and family is at play, or since the decision makers were hired this way, were they simply passing on tradition?

~~  Author on File ~~

Rain Gauge Volunteer for Gilmer County

Wes-Mon-Ty Resource Conservation & Development Project

Receives Grant Funds for Weather Data Collection

The Gilmer Free Press
Don Bailey, Rain Gauge Volunteer and Jane Collins,
Soil Conservation Supervisor for Gilmer County


West Virginia’s topography causes dramatic variability of the state’s weather and climate. The rapid changes in elevation cause variations in temperature and precipitation, in an otherwise small geographical area.

Wes-Mon-Ty Resource Conservation & Development Project (WesMonTy RC&D), a local non-profit organization which supports projects that promote the wise use of natural resources received a grant from the West Virginia Conservation Agency.

Grant funds are being used to increase volunteer weather observation and recordkeeping throughout WesMonTy RC&D’s twelve county area.

Don Bailey, a resident/residents of Normantown, WV has been participating in this weather monitoring project.

He is one of several volunteers from Gilmer County and surrounding counties which were provided a rain gauge, evapotranspiration gauge, and offered instructional training.

Each time a rain, hail or snow storm crosses our area, volunteers take measurements of precipitation from the rain gauge and evapotranspiration gauge.

The rain gauges will measure all precipitation including rainfall, hail, and snowfall amounts, and the evapotranspiration gauge simulates the amount of water lost from the soil and vegetation.

These precipitation and evapotranspiration reports are then recorded daily on the website www.cocorahs.org.

The data are then displayed and organized for many end users to analyze and apply to daily situations ranging from drought analysis and severe storm warnings to neighbors comparing how much rain fell in their backyards.

Normantown Community Meeting - Monday, July 28, 2014 - Tonight

The Gilmer Free Press

The Normantown Improvement & Care Committee’s meeting held on Monday, July 21, 2014, at the Lower Steer Run Baptist Church went real well.

Even though the attendance was few in number Donna Moore feels very positive of the goals to help out those in need in the small community.

Those in attendance (as well as those that contacted her that were not able to make the meeting) were very eager to help in whatever way they were needed.

“We did discuss some necessary issues and made some decisions regarding goals but would like more community involvement.”

The group is to meet again Monday night July 28, 2014 at 7:00 PM at the same place (The pavilion behind the Lower Steer Run Baptist Church).

The whole community is invited (Men and Women).

If you need to contact Donna Moore for any information fell free to do so at 304.462.5394.

Normantown Community Meeting - Monday, July 28, 2014

The Gilmer Free Press

The Normantown Improvement & Care Committee’s meeting held on Monday, July 21, 2014, at the Lower Steer Run Baptist Church went real well.

Even though the attendance was few in number Donna Moore feels very positive of the goals to help out those in need in the small community.

Those in attendance (as well as those that contacted her that were not able to make the meeting) were very eager to help in whatever way they were needed.

“We did discuss some necessary issues and made some decisions regarding goals but would like more community involvement.”

The group is to meet again Monday night July 28, 2014 at 7:00 PM at the same place (The pavilion behind the Lower Steer Run Baptist Church).

The whole community is invited (Men and Women).

If you need to contact Donna Moore for any information fell free to do so at 304.462.5394.

Gilmer County Clerk: Notice to Creditors and Beneficiaries - 07.24.14

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CLERK OF THE COUNTY COMMISSION OF GILMER COUNTY, WEST VIRGINIA
NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND BENEFICIARIES

The administration of the estates(s) of the following deceased is pending before the Clerk of the County Commission of Gilmer County, 10 Howard Street, Glenville WV 26351.

The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below.

Notice is hereby given that the estate(s) of the following has been opened for probate.  Any interested person objecting to the validity of the will, the qualifications of the personal representative or the venue or jurisdiction of the court, shall file notice of an objection with the County Commission within ninety days after the date of the first publication or within 30 days of service of notice, whichever is later.  If an objection is not timely filed, the objection is forever barred.

All persons having claims against the estate(s) of the said following deceased, whether due or not, are notified to exhibit their claims, with the voucher thereof, legally verified, to the undersigned, at the County Clerk’s Office on or before October 22, 2014  otherwise they may by law be excluded from all benefit of said estate(s).  All beneficiaries of said estate(s) may appear on or before said day to examine said claims and otherwise protect their interests.

Claims against the estate must be filed in accordance with West Virginia Code 44-1-14a.

 

DECENDENT NAME PER.REP/NAME REPER.REP/ADDRESS ATTORNEYNAME
ADDRESS
FID./COMM.NAME
ADDRESS
Stephen F. Bradfield Timothy B. Butcher P.O. Box 100 None Required None Required
Glenville, WV 26351
Junior Moore Jeane Fay Fisher PO Box 324 None Required None Required
Glenville, WV 26351
Bubby K. Ferguson Bubby A. Ferguson 2016 West Maple Street None Required None Required
Lansing, MI 48015
Emogene Stansberry Mawahna Gifford PO Box 22 None Required None Required
Smithville, WV 26178
Willard C. Turner Marguerite C. Turner 1924 Barbecue Road None Required None Required
Normantown, WV 25267

 


Clerk of Gilmer County Commission
Jean Butcher
10 Howard Street
Glenville, WV 26351

The date of the first publication of this Notice is : July 24, 2014

Normantown Community Meeting - Monday, July 21, 2014 - Tonight

The Gilmer Free Press

An organizational meeting will be held on Monday evening July 21, 2014 at 7 o’clock at the Lower Steer Run Baptist Church pavilion on Gassaway Road, Normantown, WV.

The purpose of the meeting is to discuss how the community can provide assistance to the elderly.

Contact Donna Moore at 304.462.5394 or email for more information.

Gilmer County Board of Education Meeting Monday - 07.21.14 - Today

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The next meeting of Gilmer County Board of Education is on Monday, July 21, 2014 at 6:00 PM.

Meeting is held at Gilmer County High School Library.

The public agenda for July 21, 2014 meeting of the Gilmer County Board of Education Special Meeting:

1.  Call to Order

2.  Policies

3.  Approval of Minutes

4.  Student Transfers

5.  Adjournment

Elma L. Wheaton

The Gilmer Free Press

Elma L. Wheaton

Age 76, of Torch, Ohio, passed away July 20, 2014, at Camden Clark Medical Center, Parkersburg, WV.

She was born August 17, 1937, in Normantown, WV, daughter of the late Clayton and Ressie Kuhl Sholes.

She graduated from Normantown High School.

She was a faithful member of Torch Baptist Church.

She is survived by a daughter, Mariea Wheaton; two sons, Jeffery Wheaton and Joel Wheaton; four grandchildren, Brittany, Ryan, Lyssa and Autumn; three sisters, Wilda (Whitey) Bailey of Parkersburg, WV, Hilda (Jed) Smith of Washington, WV, and Velma Sholes of Parkersburg, WV; a brother, Chester Sholes of Normantown, WV; a brother-in-law, Clell Marshall of Washington, WV; 5 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Wheaton; a sister, Glena Marshall; a sister-in-law, Rosalee Sholes; and a brother and sister-in-law, Cliff and Wilma Kuhl.

Services will be 11 AM Wednesday at Torch Baptist Church with the Rev. Russell Powers officiating.

Burial will be in Torch Cemetery.

Friends may call Tuesday from 5-8 PM at White-Schwarzel Funeral Home, Coolville, Ohio.

Gilmer County Board of Education Meeting Monday - 07.21.14

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The next meeting of Gilmer County Board of Education is on Monday, July 21, 2014 at 6:00 PM.

Meeting is held at Gilmer County High School Library.

Normantown Community Meeting - Monday, July 21, 2014

The Gilmer Free Press

An organizational meeting will be held on Monday evening July 21, 2014 at 7 o’clock at the Lower Steer Run Baptist Church pavilion on Gassaway Road, Normantown, WV.

The purpose of the meeting is to discuss how the community can provide assistance to the elderly.

Contact Donna Moore at 304.462.5394 or email for more information.

Ruth Collins Kidder

The Gilmer Free Press

Ruth Collins Kidder

Age 63, of Spencer, WV passed Tuesday, July 15, 2014, in the Cabell Huntington Hospital, Huntington.

She was born July 19, 1950, at Normantown, WV a daughter of the late Steve and Martha Riffle Collins.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one sister, Virginia Collins.

Ruth was a homemaker and farmer.

Survivors include one son, Granville Kidder of Spencer; one daughter, Linda Smith of Florida; four grandchildren, Nukeila Kidder, Sonia Kidder, Brenna Garnes and Blake Garnes; four great grandchildren, Damion Longfellow, Kiara Longfellow, Layla Garnes and Braydon Jay Kidder; six brothers, George, Clifford, Davey, Jessie, Richard and Fred Collins; two sisters, Mary Myers and Betty Miller.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM Sunday, July 20 in the John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer.

Burial will be in the Snodgrass Cemetery, Gandeeville.

Friends may call two hours before the funeral.

CommunityConcerns™: The School Board and the Public Need Vital Information from the State

The Gilmer Free Press

This is public record information from the July meeting of the Gilmer County School Board.

It relates to information that has not been provided to the School Board and the Gilmer County public.

Specifically, the Gilmer County School Board and the public have:

1) Not been provided with the final terms of the purchase agreement for the Cedar Creek School (CCS) land;

2)  Not been provided with accurate cost analyses for site preparation costs at the CCS site including those for the new road, how much it will cost, and how that phase will be funded;

3)  Not been provided with professionally defensible documentation for all cumulative future costs for the County to bear by using electric instead of natural gas for heating the CCS school over its functional life span;

4) Not been provided with disclosure of the amount of money in the County’s school system surplus funds at intervention time, a specific accounting for how those funds were spent during intervention, and remaining funds in the surplus account;

5) Not been provided with an official analysis of future budget implications for the County by sending Gilmer County’s students to Lewis County** and;

6) Not been provided with clarification of why inventory information was not provided for all Gilmer County schools at the July public meeting to include when remaining material will be received.

** It is being said that the first year after Gilmer’s students go to Lewis County we will be funded 100% as if they are still in our system, the second year it will be 50%,  and it will be 25% for the third, but what happens next has not been officially documented. Furthermore, there is confusion regarding whether or not all students who are sent to Lewis County will remain there for completion of high school.

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G-OB™: Gilmer County Schools Employment – Special Education Teacher-Half Time

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Title:
Special Education Teacher-Half time

Grade Level:
Elementary

Description:
Teacher’s Responsibilities: Implements programs of study; Fosters a classroom climate conducive to learning; Utilizes instructional management systems models that increase student learning; Monitors student progress towards mastery of Content Standards and Objectives; Communicates effectively within the educational community and with parents on a regular basis; Meets professional responsibilities and demonstrates competency in the application and use of technology as required.

Job Location or School Name:
Normantown Elementary

City:
Normantown

County:
Gilmer

Qualifications:
West Virginia Certification in Special Education, Multi Categories K-6 
   
Qualifies or agrees to qualify as a “Highly Qualified Teacher”.   
 
Possess the knowledge, skills and ability to successfully carry out responsibilities of the position. 

Salary:
Based on Professional Salary Scale for Degree and Experience

Closing Date:
2014.07.28


SUBMIT:   
• Application for employment; Copy of WV Teaching Certificate; Current transcripts for undergraduate and graduate work; Previous two evaluations    
• Current employees submit Bid Sheet (located on the county website). 
P15-202-01 (b)

Apply to:
Judith A. Stalnaker, Personnel Director 
Gilmer County Schools 
201 N. Court Street 
Glenville, WV 26351 
 
Fax: 304.462.5103

County Contact Email:
“jstalnaker@access.k12.wv.us”

G-OB™: Gilmer County Schools Employment – Special Education Teacher-Half Time - NES

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Title:
Special Education Teacher-Half time

Grade Level:
Elementary

Description:
I. The teacher shall implement the programs of study.  The performance criteria for this area shall include: 
 
A. Bases instruction on adopted curricula for the school. 
B. Demonstrates accurate and current knowledge in subject field. 
C. Develops appropriate lessons to teach instructional objectives. 
D. Employs a variety of instructional strategies to augment achievement. 
E. Uses content scope and sequence in planning. 
 
II. The teacher fosters a classroom climate conducive to learning. The performance criteria for this area shall include: 
 
A. Follows established school discipline procedures that include West Virginia Board of Education Policy 4373, Student Code of Conduct. 
B. Establishes procedures and rules that enhance learning. 
C. Encourages students’ attendance. 
D. Sets high positive expectations for student performance. 
E. Encourages and acknowledges individual student accomplishments and appropriate behavior. 
F. Treats students in a fair and equitable manner. 
G. Accommodates individual learning differences. 
H. Creates and maintains an environment that supports learning. 
I.  Communicates with parents. 
 
III. The teacher utilizes instructional management systems models that increase student learning. The performance criteria for this area shall include: 
 
A. Prepares and implements lesson plans. 
B. Begins lesson or instructional activity with a review of previous material as appropriate. 
C. Has materials, supplies and equipment ready at the start of the lesson or instructional activity. 
D. Introduces the instructional activity and specifies instructional objectives. 
E. Directs and adequately supervises students to be on task quickly at the beginning of each instructional activity. 
F. Presents reading, writing, speaking, and listening strategies using concepts and language that students understand. 
G. Provides relevant examples and demonstrations to illustrate concepts and skills. 
H. Assigns developmentally appropriate tasks. 
I.  Provides instructional pacing that ensures student understanding. 
J. Maximizes student time-on-task. 
K. Makes effective transitions between instructional activities. 
L. Summarizes the main point(s) of the instructional activity. 
M. Encourages students to express ideas clearly and accurately. 
N. Incorporates higher level thinking skills. 
O. Assists students to develop productive work habits and study skills, enabling communication with parents as needed. 
P. Provides remediation activities for students. 
Q. Designs, delivers, and assesses student learning activities addressing the state adopted instructional goals and objectives. 
R. Integrates a variety of technology applications and learning tools to augment student achievement. 
 
IV. The teacher monitors student progress towards mastery of instructional goals and objectives. The performance criteria for this area shall include: 
 
A. Gathers, stores, and monitors data related to student learning for use in assessing progress toward achieving the instructional objectives. 
B. Follows grading policies and regulations. 
C. Maintains accurate and complete student records.  
D. Monitors and evaluates student progress. 
E. Provides feedback on student work. 
F. Monitors student attendance. 
 
V. The teacher communicates effectively within the educational community, and with parents on a regular basis.  The performance criteria in this area shall include: 
 
A. Communicates student progress according to established procedures and policies. 
B. Communicates regularly and effectively with students, co-workers, parents/guardians, and the community, and exhibits appropriate interactive skills. 
C. Follows confidentiality procedures regarding students, parents/guardians, and fellow staff members. 
D. Speaks and writes standard English clearly, correctly, and distinctly. 
E. Determines and utilizes appropriate community resources. 
 
VI. The teacher meets professional responsibilities. The performance criteria for this area shall include: 
 
A. Adheres to established laws, policies, rules, and regulations. 
B. Interacts appropriately with students, other educational personnel, and parents. 
C. Participates in activities that foster professional growth. 
D. Is punctual with reports, grades, records, and in reporting work. 
E. Performs assigned duties. 
F. Strives to meet county/school goals. 
G. Commands respect by example in appearance, manners, behavior and language. 
 
VII. The teacher demonstrates competency in the knowledge and implementation of technology standards.  The performance criteria shall include: 
 
A. Demonstrates a sound understanding of technology operations and concepts. 
B. Plans and designs effective learning environments and experiences supported by technology. 
C. Implements curriculum plans that include methods and strategies for applying technology to maximize student learning. 
D. Applies technology to facilitate a variety of effective assessment and evaluation strategies. 
E. Uses technology to enhance productivity and professional practice. 
F. Understands the social, ethical, legal and human issues surrounding the use of technology in PreK-12 schools and applies that understanding in practice. 

Job Location or School Name:
Normantown Elementary

County:
Gilmer

Qualifications:
West Virginia Certification in Special Education, Multi Categories K-6 
   
Qualifies or agrees to qualify as a “Highly Qualified Teacher”.   
 
Possess the knowledge, skills and ability to successfully carry out responsibilities of the position. 

Salary:
Based on Professional Salary Scale for Degree

Closing Date:
2014.07.15

Comments:
SUBMIT LETTER OF APPLICATION AND RESUME  
 
P15-202-01(a)

Apply to:
Judith A. Stalnaker, Personnel Director 
Gilmer County Schools 
201 N. Court Street 
Glenville, WV 26351 
 
Fax: 304.462.5103

County Contact Email:
“jstalnaker@access.k12.wv.us”

Gilmer County Board of Education Meeting Monday - 07.07.14 - Today

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The next meeting of Gilmer County Board of Education is on Monday, July 07, 2014 at 6:00 PM.

Meeting is held at Gilmer County High School Library.

Normantown - Multi-Family Yard Sale - July 03-05, 2014

The Gilmer Free Press

Hoosier kitchen cabinet, left-handed golf clubs, John Wayne collector glass set,

Hoover vacuum cleaner with bags, antique Singer sewing machines and cabinet,

ox-yoke style light fixture, books, exercise equipment, craft supplies,

various furniture pieces, and much more.

July 03, 04, 05, 2014 (Thursday, Friday, Saturday)

9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Julie Allen’s residence, 1.5 miles past Normantown school.

NRFA

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