CHARLESTON, W.VA. – As part of the Month of the Military Child, the West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) and the Common Ground Partnership are proud to present the inaugural West Virginia Military Signing Week, April 25 – 29, 2022. Participating schools will host ceremonies and activities honoring students committing to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces following their graduation.

Enlistment, along with education and employment, is one of the three E’s identified by the WVDE for post-secondary preparedness. College and career-readiness support through West Virginia’s public schools prepares students for the next steps after high school whether that be going onto college, straight into the workforce through a skilled pathway or enlisting to serve in the military. Students who commit to service in the military will use the skills and knowledge acquired throughout their educational experiences as they advance into a new and exciting phase of their lives.

Below is a list of several Military Signing Week events occurring around the state:

School Name County Date   Time  
Cabell-Midland High School Cabell Tuesday, April 26, 2022 6:00 PM
Huntington High School Cabell Thursday, April 28, 2022 4:30 PM
Carver Career and Technical Education Center Kanawha Friday, April 29, 2022 1:00 PM
Herbert Hoover High School Kanawha Wednesday, April 27, 2022 1:00 PM
Sissonville High School Kanawha Monday, April 25, 2022 2:00 PM
South Charleston High School Kanawha Wednesday, April 27, 2022 2:15 PM
Lewis County High School Lewis Thursday, April 28, 2022 10:00 AM
University High School Monongalia Thursday, April 28, 2022 8:50 AM
Monroe County Technical Center Monroe Friday, April 29, 2022 10:00 AM
Buffalo High School Putnam Wednesday, April 27, 2022 11:45 AM

“Common Ground has remained one our most important and steadfast partnerships in the state,” said State Superintendent of School W. Clayton Burch. “Military Signing Week offers students an opportunity to be recognized for paving a pathway to success. Their experience in public schools prepares them to move forward in their careers and serve their communities and the nation. The WVDE is proud to support this special recognition of those taking this important next step.”

The Common Ground Partnership consists of military, government and community-based organizations focused on the success of all students and promoting assistance for military-connected families in public schools. To learn more, visit the WVDE/Common Ground website.

For media inquiries, contact Christy Day, West Virginia Department of Education Office of Communications, at 304-558-2699 or

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