COVID News Release

Getting Back to Basics

Remember Home Economics class? Turns out those skills are proving useful these days. With students stuck at home, some are getting back to the basics during the quarantine. Melissa Wilfong, principal of Mary Ingles Elementary School in Kanawha County, has challenged her students to use this time at home to cook meals with their families. They then shared photos with her of the delicious and creative meals they helped prepare.  And Eli Wetzel, ...

New Web Features Launched for Educators, Administrators

Two new resources available on our COVID-19 site are the Educator Hub and the Good News submission feature. The Hub allows educators to share best practices, learn from their peers and enjoy the communal support from one another. The online form gives educators and principals an opportunity to submit questions about ...

WVDE and Partners Provide More Than 1 Million Meals Per Week

The West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) announced this week that, in collaboration with local school systems, more than a million meals are being provided weekly to children in the state. Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, the West Virginia Division of Tourism, National Guard and Department of Agriculture have worked in partnership with ...

One Teacher’s Creative Gift to Students

Over the past several weeks, schools and families have shared the various ways teachers are staying in touch with their students. Some have turned to technology with video conferencing and YouTube lessons, while others have relied on telephone, texts and emails to communicate with their classrooms. But Lori Clark, a kindergarten teacher at Spring Mills Elementary School in Berkeley County, thought of a unique way to let her ...

Finding Ways to Help the Front Line

West Virginia schools and career technical centers are stepping up to fill the need for personal protective equipment for the state’s health care industry. From loaning out 3D printers to donating approximately 65,000 protective items, the COVID-19 pandemic has proven once again that West Virginians help West ...

WVDE, Counties Have Provided 1 Million Meals

West Virginia Superintendent of Schools W. Clayton Burch announced today that more than 1 million meals have been provided to West Virginia children during the novel coronavirus pandemic. When Governor Jim Justice announced the school closure last month, he directed that children who depend on school meals must continue to be ...

WVDE, WVPB Partner for ‘Education Station’ Program

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - The West Virginia Department of Education has entered into a partnership with West Virginia Public Broadcasting (WVPB) to deliver student engagement content for West Virginia students amid the COVID-19 school closures. This partnership will provide students with access to a twice weekly program called “Education Station,” helping them to keep their skills sharp; keeping ...

Share Your Support

We are so grateful for everyone dedicating themselves to helping ensure West Virginia’s children are fed. Here is a glimpse of some of the fantastic work happening in our counties. We encourage you to share your stories with us using #WVHeroesofEd.

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