The West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) and Common Ground Partnership are proud to announce that this year’s Military Signing Week will take place on April 24 – 28, 2023.
Click here to review this year’s Military Signing Week proclamation from the Office of the Governor.
Military Signing Week is a time when schools are encouraged to conduct locally held events which celebrate students attending high school who make a special commitment to serve and defend the public as a member of the United States Armed Forces. Leading up to this week, West Virginia schools may register to receive guidance and useful templates which can be modified when planning these locally held events. A celebration video provided by the WVDE for use in events will be distributed to contacts who register schools prior to Military Signing Week.
Watch the “Keeping ConnectEd” video for a glimpse of these activities.
Military Signing Week Event List – 2023
|Brooke||Brooke High School||Wednesday, April 26, 2023||1:00PM|
|Cabell||Cabell Midland High School||Wednesday, April 26, 2023||6:00PM|
|Cabell||Huntington High School||Thursday, April 27, 2023||5:00PM|
|Greenbrier||Greenbrier West High School||Tuesday, April 25, 2023||2:00pm|
|Jackson||Ravenswood High School||To be determined||To be determined|
|Kanawha||Carver Career and Technical Center||Thursday, April 27, 2023||1:00pm|
|Kanawha||Herbert Hoover High School||Wednesday, April 26, 2023||1:30PM|
|Kanawha||South Charleston High School||Thursday, April 27, 2023||2:00PM|
|Lewis||Lewis County High School||Thursday, April 27, 2023||10:00AM|
|Marion||East Fairmont High School||Monday, April 24, 2023||1:45PM – 2:33PM|
|Marion||Fairmont Senior High School||Thursday, April 27, 2023||8:15AM – 9:15AM|
|Marion||North Marion High School||Thursday, April 27, 2023||1:00PM|
|Marshall||John Marshall High School||Tuesday, April 25, 2023||9:00AM|
|McDowell||River View High School||Tuesday, April 25, 2023||1:00PM|
|Mercer||Princeton Senior High School||To be determined||10:00AM|
|Monongalia||Morgantown High School||Tuesday, April 25, 2023||10:10am – 11:05AM|
|Monongalia||University High School||Friday, April 28, 2023||8:53AM|
|Monroe||Monroe County Technical Center||Monday, April 24, 2023||To be determined|
|Morgan||Berkeley Springs High School||Friday, April 28, 2023||8:30AM|
|Preston||Preston High School||Wednesday, April 26, 2023||12:40PM – 1:35PM|
|Putnam||Buffalo High School||Friday, April 28, 2023||11:30AM – 12:30PM|
|Putnam||Hurricane High School||Thursday, April 27, 2023||11:30AM|
|Putnam||Winfield High School||Wednesday, April 26, 2023||11:00AM – 12:00PM|
|Pleasants||Saint Marys High School||Friday, April 28, 2023||9:00AM|
|Wetzel||Magnolia High School||Thursday, April 27, 2023||9:00AM|
|Wood||Parkersburg South High School||Tuesday, April 25, 2023||9:45AM|
Additional Military Signing Events Held in West Virginia
|Berkeley||Hedgesville High School||Friday, May 5, 2023||To be determined|
|Greenbrier||Greenbrier East High School||Friday, April 21, 2023||8:00AM|
|Harrison||Lincoln High School||Wednesday, April 19, 2023||To be determined|
|Kanawha||Saint Albans High School||Friday, May 12, 2023||9:00AM|
|Mason||Point Pleasant Junior Senior High School||Thursday, May 4, 2023||8:00AM|
|Mason||Hannan Jr/Sr High School||Tuesday, May 23, 2023||1:00PM|
|Ohio||Wheeling Park High School
(at Innovative Learning Center at Wheeling Park)
|Friday, April 21, 2023||9:00AM|
|Wetzel||Valley High School||Monday, April 17, 2023||12:30PM|
This year, West Virginia administrators and school staff may share media and photos from events at #CommonGroundWV. Please follow all federal, state and local guidelines for sharing event media.
At a time when the military is called to meet a wide variety of missions ranging from combatting COVID 19, to conducting search and rescue activities during floods, providing national security and so much more; this event provides communities with an excellent way to show their support and appreciation for the aspirations of these students. Students who commit to service in the military use all the skills and knowledge they have acquired throughout their time learning in West Virginia schools for advancement into a new and exciting phase of their lives as citizens and soldiers, protecting the public’s interests.
If you would like more information about these events or require guidance in planning and event, please contact Mr. Robert Mellace at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Please note that while those participating in Military Signing Week and related events may sign a career commitment document, actual military enlistments take place either before or after the event has taken place.
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