How We Learn

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Arts in the Schools Inspires Students

By JOSELYN KING Staff Writer WHEELING — Wheeling Park High School senior Nathaniel Kaniecki has learned to play music on a variety of instruments during class time in Ohio County Schools, and he knows it’s something he wants to do for the rest of his life. He hopes to someday find ...

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Technical Schools Lead to Careers

By DYLAN McKENZIE Staff Writer Many people seek out higher education to help them pursue their goals in life. While some choose to go to a traditional college or university, others might feel that their skills lie in a different direction. For those students, the Belmont-Harrison Career ...

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GED an Important Tool

By JANELL HUNTER Staff Writer MARTINS FERRY — The General Equivalency Exam is an important tool for those who have not yet earned their high school diploma to advance their careers or go on to college. Many resources are available for those who want to earn their GED in Ohio and West ...

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Comfort, Independence Important for Children Entering Preschool

By DREW PARKER Staff Writer MOUNDSVILLE — Staff at the Marshall County Day Care Center prepare children for kindergarten and later grades each day on Barn Drive in Moundsville. However, teachers say parents have additional responsibility before taking the preschool step. Riggs worked ...

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Evolving Technology Helps Kids Get Early Start

By ALAN OLSON Staff Writer To start young students off on the fast track to academic success, many schools in the area have begun integrating technology into the lesson plans of their youngest students, before increasingly technological work becomes the norm as the students get ...

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Woodsdale Working Toward Community Playground

WHEELING — Woodsdale Elementary School Principal Ashlea Minch is hoping her students’ learning environment will be as exciting outside of the building as it is within the school’s walls. The school’s PTO, or parent-teacher organization, is working to collect the funding necessary to ...

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Find Your Comfort Zone at WVNCC

Getting comfortable about college is a notion that rings true at West Virginia Northern Community College. Just ask Lisa Soly, counselor and transfer coordinator at Northern. Soly is the go-to person for details about how a higher education career can begin at WVNCC and still end with a ...

Making the Right Choice: Headmaster Offers Tips

WHEELING — With a plethora of educational options in the Ohio Valley, parents often find themselves facing a difficult decision when it comes to selecting the best school to fit their child’s needs. Justin Zimmerman, headmaster at The Linsly School, frequently gets questions from ...

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Graduate Programs Grow at WLU

WEST LIBERTY — West Liberty University is a forward-looking, four-year public university steeped in a rich heritage as West Virginia’s oldest institution of higher education and offering nearly 70 undergraduate majors and 30 programs. It offers students an education with quality academics ...

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Central Catholic High School Teaches Social Responsibility

WHEELING — Faith. academic excellence. social responsibility. These are the cornerstones of the educational experience at Central Catholic High School. Small class sizes offered in newly renovated classrooms by a dedicated faculty make Central Catholic an ideal option for the college-bound ...

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University, Library Offer Lifelong Learning

By LINDA COMINS Staff Writer WHEELING — Area adults want to be lifelong learners, as evidenced by the popularity of West Liberty University’s Community University and the Ohio County Public Library’s Lunch With Books and People’s University programs. WLU’s Community university ...

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Belmont College Focuses on What’s Ahead

ST. CLAIRsVILLE — Over the past year, Belmont College has continued to maintain and launch several exciting initiatives. The new Health Sciences Center, the region’s premier health care education facility, is now the home to all Belmont College Nursing and Health Science ...

Online Learning Has Its Ups and Downs

By ROBERT A. DEFRANK Staff Writer ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Online learning is a potential path to learning and certification for those seeking education but unable to find class time, Rebecca Kurtz, vice president of academic affairs and student learning at Belmont College, discussed the ...