If you missed the premiere or just want to learn more, you can now view the conceptual video of the new Spencer Middle School and more on our website - https://www.roanewvschools.com/page/new-spencer-middle-school
SUMMER PROGRAMS The school year is almost over - that means our expanded summer programs are almost here! This summer, Roane County will offer a whole host of activities for students of all ages: SUMMER EXPLORE - Our SOLE Program returns for a second year! SUMMER FOCUS - Energy Express, in partnership with WVU Extension, returns after a pandemic-forced hiatus. CREDIT RECOVERY - A second chance for high school students who didn't quite earn the credits they need to move on. Transportation and meals are available. For details, see the calendar attached to this post. For more details and to sign up, contact your local school!
RCHS student Ava Bratton earned honorable mention for her Golden Horseshoe sword design. Here, WV First Lady Cathy Justice holds the sword Ava designed at the Cultural Center in Charleston. Ava worked with students and instructors at Roane Jackson Tech. Center to smith the sword.
GRADUATION 2022 Weather.com is giving us a great forecast for graduation at County Stadium next week! If this holds, we'll see everyone outside on Friday, May 20. (Of course, if that changes, there's always Saturday.)
At last night's board meeting, our 2022 Teacher and School Service Person of the Year were announced: David Holcomb, Teacher / Social Studies at Walton Alison Cox, Accounts Payable Supervisor for Roane County Schools Congratulations to Mr. Halcomb and Ms. Cox!
EARLY RELEASE Roane County Schools will releasing early today, Friday, May 6, 2022, at approximately 12:30 pm, due to high water and expected continuing rainfall.
2022 SURPLUS AUCTION - MAY 20 The following have been declared surplus and will be offered at auction: Bus #11, 2006 77-passenger International school bus Bus #12, 2006 77-passenger International school bus Bus #34, 2007 35-passenger International accessible school bus Bus #40, 2008 77-passenger International school bus Bus #69, 2008 84-passenger International school bus 1995 Ford F250 Conditions and details available upon request or by viewing at 167 E. Main St., Spencer, WV, Monday through Friday between 8 AM and 4 PM. Auction will take place on Friday, May 20, 2022, beginning at 10 AM, at the Roane County Schools Transportation Complex located at 167 E. Main St., Spencer, WV, under the direction of Chad Stricken, WV License Number 2168. The Board reserves the right to accept or refuse any or all bids. Items sold are as is and where located. All items must be removed within 5 days of auction. For more information, contact Director of Operations Mr. Jerry Garner at (304) 927=6426.
It's Teacher Appreciation Week, so what better time to celebrate the public and staff nominees for Teacher and School Service Person of the Year! Our county Teacher and School Service Person of the Year will be announced at the Board's regular meeting on Thursday, May 12.
MAY 2022 IMPORTANT DATES Tue. 5/10 - Primary Election Day (NO SCHOOL) Thu. 5/19 - Last Day of School for PK Students Fri. 5/20 - Roane County High School Commencement (rain date Sat. 5/21) Fri. 5/27 - Last Day of School for K - 12 Students (STUDENTS DISMISSED 2 HRS EARLY)
2022-2023 PK Enrollment
Did you see our students on the front page of Friday’s Charleston Gazette-Mail? https://bit.ly/38FbtCi Or how about Spencer Elementary Principal Lori Cottrell on 13 News? https://bit.ly/3s4nsA2 Kids Day at Appalachian Power Park celebrated spring and a return to field trips!
Our County Leadership Team (principals and central office senior staff) had their monthly meeting at Walton today and ate lunch from the school cafeteria.
BOARD MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT The Roane County Board of Education will meet in regular session on Thursday, April 28, 2022, beginning at 6 PM in the library at Roane County High School. Agenda - https://roane.nexiswv.com/agenda.php?view=board_meeting&date=2022-04-28
COUNTY STADIUM RENOVATIONS - PHASE 1 UNDERWAY We are underway at County Stadium! Crews are working to remove top soil as we transform the playing surface into a new, multi-sport, all-weather facility.
TRAFFIC ALERT While crews work over the new few months to transform the playing surface at County Stadium to a new, multi-sport facility, access between County Stadium and the Paul Cummings Barn may be restricted. RCHS, County Stadium, and Leo Hines Field (baseball) can continue to be accessed via Raider Way. The Roane County Softball Field, Andy Kinder Practice Facility, and Paul Cummings Barn can continue to be accessed via Lick Fork Road. Please be mindful of large trucks and heavy machinery during this time.
BOARD MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT As required by state law, the Roane County BOE will meet on Tues., April 19, 2022, at 6 PM in the library at RCHS, for the purpose of approving 2022-23 levy rates. Agenda - https://roane.nexiswv.com/agenda.php?view=board_meeting&date=2022-04-19
Another school calendar reminder -- Kindergarten students will NOT attend school in-person tomorrow (Friday 4/15) so that our K teams can welcome next year's Kindergarteners for registration. All other students will be released two hours early for Faculty Senate.
A school calendar reminder -- Our 5th Faculty Senate meeting of the school year will be this Friday, April 15, so all students will be released two hours early.
2022-23 KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION On Friday, April 15, 2022, all three elementary schools will host Kindergarten registration. Students currently in Kindergarten will be given remote learning assignments in advance so that our Kindergarten teams can welcome prospective Kindergarteners and their families. For more information, contact your local school. By WV state law, students must be age 5 before July 1 to enroll in Kindergarten.