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GSC Volleyball 2014: Lady Pioneers Fall to Charleston

The Gilmer Free Press

The Glenville State Lady Pioneer Volleyball team fell on the road Tuesday night to the University of Charleston Golden Eagles in three sets, 0-3.

Charleston would win all three sets by a large margin. In the first set GSC lost 25-9, they lost in the second set 25-15, and lost the third set 25-10.

Stefanie Gladders led the Lady Pioneers in kills with three on the night. Kaci Sullivan had four assists while Jazmin Gordon finished with a team high 10 digs.

Charleston was led by Clairissa Larry as she had a game high 17 kills.

Lady Pioneer Volleyball Team Beats Salem International 3-2

The Gilmer Free Press

The GSC Lady Pioneer volleyball team defeated the Salem International Tigers in their home opener at the newly constructed Waco Center in five set, 3-2.

New GSC Head Coach Katie Avery picked up her first coaching victory as a Pioneer.

GSC would take the first two sets 25-17 and 25-21. However Salem would rally and they would take the next two sets 25-19 and 25-17 as they knotted it up at 2-2. In the fifth and final set GSC would get up early and never look back as they took set five, 15-9.

For the Lady Pioneers Kayla Lowers finished the night eight kills and had one serve ace. Freshman Tahje Houston also finished with eight kills on the night.

Kaci Sullivan paced GSC with a team high 20 assists while Rachel Morris finished with a game high 13 digs. Freshman Lauren Wheatley finished with four solo blocks.

Salem was led by Rachel Hess as she had a game high 10 kills while Brittney Nebitt finished with 27 assists.

Volleyball Box Score:

         Salem Int. vs Glenville State (September 11, 2014 at Glenville, WV)


   Salem Int.             |     ATTACK      |SET| SERVE |SRV|DEF|  BLOCK |GEN
## Name                 GP|  K   E  TA   PCT|  A| SA  SE| RE|DIG|BS BA BE|BHE
—————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————
3  Brittney Nesbitt….  0|  4   4  13  .000| 27|  0   1|  0|  2| 0  0  3|  1
6  Rachel Hess…......  0| 10   3  29  .241|  0|  2   3|  0|  1| 0  0  1|  0
15 Gitana Cafasso…...  5|  0   0   0  .000| 10|  1   0|  0|  0| 0  0  0|  1
21 Alessandra Marquez..  5|  3   2  14  .071|  0|  0   3|  0|  2| 1  0  4|  0
50 Ciaran Ashman…....  5|  8   1  14  .500|  0|  0   0|  0|  0| 3  3  2|  0
1  Katie Chryssofos….  0|  0   0   1  .000|  0|  0   0|  0|  0| 0  0  0|  0
4  Colleen McTier…...  0|  0   0   1  .000|  0|  0   0|  0|  1| 0  0  0|  0
5  Jennifer Foreman….  0|  0   0   1  .000|  0|  0   0|  0|  5| 0  0  1|  0
8  S. Estrada….......  2|  0   1   4 -.250|  0|  0   0|  0|  0| 0  0  0|  0
9  Jen Martinez….....  5|  0   1   3 -.333|  0|  0   0|  1|  9| 0  0  0|  2
20 Janae Harris….....  5|  2   1   5  .200|  0|  0   0|  1|  0| 5  1  1|  1
24 Megan Maafala-Maiva.  5| 11   2  28  .321|  0|  0   0|  1|  1| 1  2  1|  1
—————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————
   Totals…...........  5| 38  15 113  .204| 37|  3   7|  3| 21|10  6 13|  6

 TEAM ATTACK PER GAME                               TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 13.0
 Game  K  E  TA   Pct
   1   9  3  30  .200   GAME SCORES               1  2  3  4  5  TEAM RECORDS
   2   7  7  26  .000   Salem Int…........ (2) 17 21 25 25  9
   3   9  2  24  .292   Glenville State….. (3) 25 25 19 17 15  1-4
   4  10  0  21  .476
   5   3  3  12  .000

   Glenville State        |     ATTACK      |SET| SERVE |SRV|DEF|  BLOCK |GEN
## Name                 GP|  K   E  TA   PCT|  A| SA  SE| RE|DIG|BS BA BE|BHE
—————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————
3  Stefanie Gladders…  5|  0   0   0  .000| 18|  1   1|  0|  5| 0  0  0|  1
4  Kaylee Dickerson….  5|  6   0   9  .667|  0|  0   0|  0|  0| 0  0  0|  0
7  Lauren Wheatley…..  5|  6   4  19  .105|  0|  0   0|  0|  0| 4  2  3|  0
8  Shyanne Loftin…...  5|  7   4  25  .120|  0|  1   2|  1| 11| 1  1  3|  3
13 Madison Smith…....  5|  5   0  11  .455|  0|  0   2|  0|  1| 2  1  5|  0
16 Kayla Lowers….....  5|  8   3  23  .217|  0|  1   0|  0|  7| 1  0  1|  0
1  Kaci Sullivan…....  5|  0   0   1  .000| 20|  0   1|  0|  1| 0  0  0|  2
6  Rachel Morris…....  5|  0   1   3 -.333|  2|  0   2|  1| 13| 0  0  0|  2
9  Tahje Houston…....  5|  8   4   2 2.000|  0|  0   0|  1|  1| 0  1  3|  0
—————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————
   Totals…...........  5| 40  16  93  .258| 40|  3   8|  3| 39| 8  5 15|  8

 TEAM ATTACK PER GAME                               TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 10.5
 Game  K  E  TA   Pct
   1   9  3  23  .261   Site: Glenville, WV (Waco Center)
   2  10  1  24  .375   Date: September 11, 2014   Attend: 126   Time: 2 hours
   3   5  6  17 -.059   Referees:
   4  10  4  19  .316
   5   6  2  10  .400

                           Volleyball Detailed Stats
         Salem Int. vs Glenville State (September 11, 2014 at Glenville, WV)


   Salem Int.             |     ATTACK      |     ASSIST      |      SERVE      |       | BLOCKING  |    RECEPT   |
## Name                 GP|  K   E  TA   Pct|  A   E  TA   Pct| SA  SE  TA   Pct|DIG BHE| BS  BA  BE|  0  RE   Pct|
———————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————
3  Brittney Nesbitt….  0|  4   4  13  .000| 27   0   0  .000|  0   1   0  .000|  2   1|  0   0   3|  0   0  .000|
6  Rachel Hess…......  0| 10   3  29  .241|  0   0   0  .000|  2   3   0  .000|  1   0|  0   0   1|  0   0  .000|
15 Gitana Cafasso…...  5|  0   0   0  .000| 10   0   0  .000|  1   0   0  .000|  0   1|  0   0   0|  0   0  .000|
21 Alessandra Marquez..  5|  3   2  14  .071|  0   0   0  .000|  0   3   0  .000|  2   0|  1   0   4|  0   0  .000|
50 Ciaran Ashman…....  5|  8   1  14  .500|  0   0   0  .000|  0   0   0  .000|  0   0|  3   3   2|  0   0  .000|
1  Katie Chryssofos….  0|  0   0   1  .000|  0   0   0  .000|  0   0   0  .000|  0   0|  0   0   0|  0   0  .000|
4  Colleen McTier…...  0|  0   0   1  .000|  0   0   0  .000|  0   0   0  .000|  1   0|  0   0   0|  0   0  .000|
5  Jennifer Foreman….  0|  0   0   1  .000|  0   0   0  .000|  0   0   0  .000|  5   0|  0   0   1|  0   0  .000|
8  S. Estrada….......  2|  0   1   4 -.250|  0   0   0  .000|  0   0   0  .000|  0   0|  0   0   0|  0   0  .000|
9  Jen Martinez….....  5|  0   1   3 -.333|  0   0   0  .000|  0   0   0  .000|  9   2|  0   0   0|  0   1  .000|
20 Janae Harris….....  5|  2   1   5  .200|  0   0   0  .000|  0   0   0  .000|  0   1|  5   1   1|  0   1  .000|
24 Megan Maafala-Maiva.  5| 11   2  28  .321|  0   0   0  .000|  0   0   0  .000|  1   1|  1   2   1|  0   1  .000|
   Totals…...........  5| 38  15 113  .204| 37   0   0  .000|  3   7   0  .000| 21   6| 10   6  13|  0   3  .000|

  TEAM ATTACK PER GAME                                TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 13.0
  Game  K  E  TA   Pct
    1   9  3  30  .200    GAME SCORES               1  2  3  4  5  TEAM RECORDS
    2   7  7  26  .000    Salem Int…........ (2) 17 21 25 25  9
    3   9  2  24  .292    Glenville State….. (3) 25 25 19 17 15  1-4
    4  10  0  21  .476
    5   3  3  12  .000

   Glenville State        |     ATTACK      |     ASSIST      |      SERVE      |       | BLOCKING  |    RECEPT   |
## Name                 GP|  K   E  TA   Pct|  A   E  TA   Pct| SA  SE  TA   Pct|DIG BHE| BS  BA  BE|  0  RE   Pct|
———————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————
3  Stefanie Gladders…  5|  0   0   0  .000| 18   0   0  .000|  1   1   0  .000|  5   1|  0   0   0|  0   0  .000|
4  Kaylee Dickerson….  5|  6   0   9  .667|  0   0   0  .000|  0   0   0  .000|  0   0|  0   0   0|  0   0  .000|
7  Lauren Wheatley…..  5|  6   4  19  .105|  0   0   0  .000|  0   0   0  .000|  0   0|  4   2   3|  0   0  .000|
8  Shyanne Loftin…...  5|  7   4  25  .120|  0   0   0  .000|  1   2   0  .000| 11   3|  1   1   3|  0   1  .000|
13 Madison Smith…....  5|  5   0  11  .455|  0   0   0  .000|  0   2   0  .000|  1   0|  2   1   5|  0   0  .000|
16 Kayla Lowers….....  5|  8   3  23  .217|  0   0   0  .000|  1   0   0  .000|  7   0|  1   0   1|  0   0  .000|
1  Kaci Sullivan…....  5|  0   0   1  .000| 20   0   0  .000|  0   1   0  .000|  1   2|  0   0   0|  0   0  .000|
6  Rachel Morris…....  5|  0   1   3 -.333|  2   0   0  .000|  0   2   0  .000| 13   2|  0   0   0|  0   1  .000|
9  Tahje Houston…....  5|  8   4   2 2.000|  0   0   0  .000|  0   0   0  .000|  1   0|  0   1   3|  0   1  .000|
   Totals…...........  5| 40  16  93  .258| 40   0   0  .000|  3   8   0  .000| 39   8|  8   5  15|  0   3  .000|


  TEAM ATTACK PER GAME                                TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 10.5
  Game  K  E  TA   Pct
    1   9  3  23  .261    Site: Glenville, WV (Waco Center)
    2  10  1  24  .375    Date: September 11 2014   Attend: 126   Time: 2 hours
    3   5  6  17 -.059    Referees:
    4  10  4  19  .316
    5   6  2  10  .400

 

GSC Volleyball Falls in Season Opener to California, PA

The Gilmer Free Press

The Glenville State Lady Pioneer volleyball team fell in their 2014 season opener on the road at the Lock Haven Invitational to California PA, 0-3.

California PA took set one by a score of 25-15. California PA would then take set two by a score of 25-14 and won set three by a score of 25-8.

Senior Stefanie Gladders finished with 4 kills on 14 attacks, she also had 7 assist, and 3 digs. Kaylee Dickerson, Shyanne Loftin, and Kayla Lowers all finished the game with 4 kills each.

Rachel Morris finished with a team high 9 digs and Madison Smith finished with 2 solo blocks.

California PA was led by Laurel Miller as she finished with 6 kills and 7 digs.  Danielle Mayes finished with 5 kills on the day.

Taylor Solo finished with a team high 16 assists for California PA.

MEC Volleyball 2014

The Gilmer Free Press

Wheeling Jesuit was overwhelmingly picked to repeat as Mountain East Conference champion in volleyball in a vote conducted by the league’s coaches.

The Cardinals received a maximum of 121 points that included 11 first-place votes. WJU went 38-6 and advanced to the NCAA Semifinals where it lost to the eventual national champion Concordia. Makenzie Ripley, a first team All-MEC performer last season, returns along with the league’s Freshman of the Year Haley Kindall and Kayce Krucki, a second team All-MEC performer. WJU is ranked 17th in the initial American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) poll.

Fairmont State was picked to finish second with 108 points and received the other first-place vote. The Falcons graduated two first team all-conference selections, but bring back two others in libero Tiff Smathers and setter Tabbie Bias. FSU was runner-up to Wheeling Jesuit in the regular season and at the conference tournament in 2013.

Charleston, under first year head coach Jenna Brown, finished third with 93 points, followed by West Virginia Wesleyan (89) and Shepherd (85). Concord checked in at sixth with 61 points, in front of West Liberty (59) and West Virginia State (51). Urbana was ninth with 48 points, Notre Dame and UVa-Wise tied for 10th with 31 points, and Glenville State completed the poll with 15 points.

The 2014 regular season gets underway on Thursday, September 04. 

2014 MEC Volleyball Preseason Poll
1. Wheeling Jesuit (11) 121
2. Fairmont State (1) 108
3. Charleston 93
4. West Virginia Wesleyan 89
5. Shepherd 85
6. Concord 61
7. West Liberty 59
8. West Virginia State 51
9. Urbana 48
10. (t) UVa-Wise 31
10. (t) Notre Dame 31
12. Glenville State 15
() Indicates first place votes * Coaches not able to vote for own team

G-OB™: Gilmer County Schools Employment – Auxiliary JV/Varsity Volleyball Coach - GCHS

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Title:
Auxiliary JV/Varsity Volleyball Coach

Grade Level:
High School

Description:
To assist with participating student to achieve a high level of skill, an appreciation for the values of discipline and an increased level of self-esteem.

Job Location or School Name:
Gilmer County High School

City:
Glenville

County:
Gilmer

Qualifications:

* Hold or qualify for West Virginia Certificate as required under State Board Policy 5202 

* Possess the knowledge, skills and ability to successfully carry out responsibilities of the position. 

Salary:
County Supplement-$1

Closing Date:
2014.08.14

Comments:

SEND LETTER OF APPLICATION AND RESUME TO
 
Judith A. Stalnaker 
Personnel Director 
Gilmer County Schools 
201 North Court Street 
Glenville, WV 26351  
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Apply to:
Judith A. Stalnaker, Personnel Director 
Gilmer County Schools 
201 N. Court Street 
Glenville, WV 26351 
 
Fax: 304.462.5103

County Contact Email:

 

G-OB™: Gilmer County Schools Employment – Assistant Varsity Football Coach - GCHS

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POSITION: Assistant Varsity Football Coach - Gilmer County High School  


JOB DESCRIPTION:

FOR THE POSITION OF: ASSISTANT ATHLETIC COACH

REPORTS TO: Principal/Athletic Director/Head Coach

JOB GOAL: To assist with participating student to achieve a high level of skill, an appreciation for the values of discipline and an increased level of self-esteem.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Professional and Interpersonal Relations,

1. cooperates with building principal,

2. cooperates with athletic director,

3. develops rapport with coaching staff within the school,

4. organizes coaching staff,

5. develops positive relationship with participants,

6. develops positive relationship with student body,

7. develops positive relationship with faculty,

8. develops positive relationship with parents and community,

9. develops positive relationship with game officials,

10. develops positive relationship with news media,

11. develops positive relationship with opponents,

12. employs appropriate conduct during games,

13. employs appropriate conduct during practices,

14. attends league, conference and WVSSAC meetings as required

15. participates in activities that foster professional growth and development,

16. motivates staff and players toward desired goals, and commands respect by example in appearance, manners, behavior and language.


Coaching and Related Areas:

17. develops high caliber and quality instruction,

18. teaches fundamental skills,

19. handles athletic injuries,

20. cares for equipment,

21. supervises participants and disciplines team appropriately,

22. designs quality organization of practice sessions,

23. designs pre-season planning,

24. supervises managers and other support personnel,

25. manages budget,

26. follows purchasing procedures,

27. initiates game organizational skills,

28. follows board of education, league, conference, and WVSSAC policies,

29. devotes time and energy to coaching duties,

30. follows end of season procedures,

31.  performs other duties as assigned by principal/athletic director.

EMPLOYMENT TERM: 2014-2015 Season


QUALIFICATIONS:

* Hold or qualify for West Virginia Certificate as required under State Board Policy 5202

* Possess the knowledge, skills and ability to successfully carry out responsibilities of the position.


SALARY: $2,000.00


SUBMIT:

Application for employment; Copy of WV Coaching Certificate; Current employees submit Extra Curricular Bid Sheet (located on the county website)

Incomplete application packets will not be considered.


Send these documents to:

                Judith A. Stalnaker
                Personnel Director
                Gilmer County Schools
                201 North Court Street
                Glenville, WV 26351


MUST BE RECEIVED BY:   Tuesday, July 29, 2014 – 3:00 PM.


As required by federal laws and regulations, the Gilmer County Board of Education does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, marital status, disability, age and national origin in employment and in the administration of any of its education programs or activities.  Inquires may be directed to Title IX Coordinator, Gilmer County Board of Education, 201 N. Court Street, Glenville, WV 26351, phone 304.462.7386; to the Elimination of Sex Discrimination Program Coordinator, 304.558.7864; or the U.S. Department of Education’s Director of the Office of Civil Rights, 215.596.6795.


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Posted: 07.22.14

G-OB™: Gilmer County Schools Employment – Head Mini Titan Volleyball Coach

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Title:
Head Mini Titan Volleyball Coach

Grade Level:
Middle

Description:
To assist with participating student to achieve a high level of skill, an appreciation for the values of discipline and an increased level of self-esteem.

Job Location or School Name:
Gilmer County High School

City:
Glenville

County:
Gilmer

Qualifications:
* Hold or qualify for West Virginia Certificate as required under State Board Policy 5202 
* Possess the knowledge, skills and ability to successfully carry out responsibilities of the position. 
 
Salary:
As per adopted salary schedule

Closing Date:
2014.07.24

Comments:
:  Application for employment; Copy of WV Coaching Certificate; Current employees submit Extra Curricular Bid Sheet (located on the county website) Incomplete application packets will not be considered. 
E15-501-3

Apply to:
Judith A. Stalnaker, Personnel Director 
Gilmer County Schools 
201 N. Court Street 
Glenville, WV 26351 
 
Fax: 304.462.5103

County Contact Email:

WVSSAC Works to Improve Athlete Safety

The Gilmer Free Press

The WVSSAC Sports Medicine Committee is continuing discussions on health and safety related issues for student athletes in member high and middle schools. The committee, consisting of medical doctors, certified athletic trainers, physical therapist and chiropractors meets several times each year.

The WVSSAC has been a national leader in developing the return-to-play protocol for athletes who have been identified with signs or symptoms of a concussion. The committee has turned its attention to developing a template for schools to review their emergency action plans during interscholastic activities.

This emergency action plan would include sudden cardiac arrest awareness and the use of AED’s.  Dr. Greg Elkins of Hamlin, a member of the National Federation of High School State Associations Sports Medicine Advisory Committee, as well as the WVSSAC Sports Medicine Committee, said, “The development and implementation of emergency action plans (EAPs) for interscholastic practices and games is extremely important for us in West Virginia where very few schools have athletic trainers for all sports. Understanding and practicing what to do in an emergency can decrease the time before treatment is started which has been proven to save lives.”

Gary Ray, SSAC Executive Director said, “We need to provide the leadership to ensure that our student athletes and fans attending the games are as safe as possible. This committee is invaluable in researching and recommending the necessary direction to provide a safe environment. Any activity has inherent risks but with the assistance of these medical professionals we hope to minimize that risk”.

Recently the Sports Medicine Committee developed guidelines for heat and hydration and reviewed the annual physical exam forms to include information to parents about concussions. The committee is studying the impact of the new program implemented by U.S.A. Youth Football, “Heads Up Football,” which hopes to change coaching techniques, as well as player and parent attitudes towards football safety at all youth levels.

Dr. Dan Martin, Professor of Exercise Science and Athletic Training at West Virginia Wesleyan College, annually collects data from member schools to examine the nature and severity of interscholastic related injuries during competition and practice. This information helps the committee to discuss potential high risk behaviors and recommend changes to the rules governing sports activities.

Ray said, “This may well be the most important committee that serves the WVSSAC. Without their leadership and dedication, we could not be able to provide coaches, officials, school administrators, athletes and parents the most updated information regarding sports related health and safety issues”.

Katie Avery Named GSC Head Volleyball Coach

Glenville State College has announced the hiring of Katie Avery as the new Head Lady Pioneer Volleyball Coach.

Coach Avery comes to GSC from Charleston, West Virginia where she has spent the last year working as a personal trainer at a Nautilus Fitness Center.

Avery graduated from West Virginia State University in 2013 with a degree in Sport Studies.

While at WVSU she was a four year starter for their volleyball team from 2009-2012, were she also served as captain of the team.

The Gilmer Free Press
Glenville State College has announced the hiring of
Katie Avery as the new Head Lady Pioneer Volleyball Coach


In 2013 she spent the season on the sidelines as a student assistant for the Yellow Jackets.

She is a 2009 graduate of Winfield High School where she helped win a State Championship in 2006.

“I am honored and blessed for Glenville State giving me this great opportunity. I am excited and ready to take the Lady Pioneers Volleyball program to the next level,” stated Avery.

“Coach Avery has been around the Mountain East Conference (MEC) and has worked under good leadership. I’m confident that she is ready to lead our volleyball program and to help the Lady Pioneers excel,” said GSC Athletic Director Janet Bailey.

She replaces former head coach Camai Roberson who left the program in March of 2014.

Avery resides in Glenville.

For more information about Pioneer Athletics at Glenville State College, contact 304.462.6238.

G-OB™: Gilmer County Schools Employment – Head Varsity Football Coach - GCHS

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Title:
Head Varsity Football Coach

Grade Level:
High School

Description:
Professional and Interpersonal Relations 
 
1.cooperates with building principal, 
 
2.cooperates with athletic director, 
 
3.develops rapport with coaching staff within the school, 
 
4.organizes coaching staff, 
 
5.develops positive relationship with participants, 
 
6. develops positive relationship with student body, 
 
7.develops positive relationship with faculty, 
 
8.develops positive relationship with parents and community, 
 
9.develops positive relationship with game officials, 
 
10.develops positive relationship with news media, 
 
11.develops positive relationship with opponents, 
 
12.employs appropriate conduct during games, 
 
13.employs appropriate conduct during practices, 
 
14.attends league, conference and WVSSAC, 
 
15.participates in activities that foster professional growth and development, 
 
16.motivates staff and players toward desired goals, and commands respect by example in appearance, manners, behavior and language. 
 
Coaching and Related Areas 
 
17.develops high caliber and quality instruction, 
 
18.teaches fundamental skills, 
 
19.handles athletic injuries, 
 
20.cares for equipment, 
 
21.supervises participants and disciplines team appropriately, 
 
22.designs quality organization of practice sessions, 
 
23.designs pre-season planning, 
 
24.supervises managers and other support personnel, 
 
25.manages budget, 
 
26.follows purchasing procedures, 
 
27.initiates game organizational skills, 
 
28.follows board of education, league, conference, and WVSSAC policies, 
 
29.devotes time and energy to coaching duties, 
 
30.follows end of season procedures, 
 
31.performs other duties as assigned by principal/athletic director. 
 

Job Location or School Name:
Gilmer County High School

City:
Glenville

County:
Gilmer

Qualifications:

* Hold or qualify for West Virginia Certificate as required under State Board Policy 5202 
 
* Possess the knowledge, skills and ability to successfully carry out responsibilities of the position. 

Salary:
Per State Adopted Salary Schedule

Closing Date:
2014.07.10

Comments:

SUBMIT:  Application for employment; Copy of WV Coaching Certificate; Current employees submit Extra Curricular Bid Sheet (located on the county website) Incomplete application packets will not be considered. 
 
E15-501-02

Apply to:
Judith A. Stalnaker, Personnel Director 
Gilmer County Schools 
201 N. Court Street 
Glenville, WV 26351 
 
Fax: 304.462.5103

County Contact Email:
“jstalnaker@k12.wv.us”

Lauren Wheatley to Play Volleyball at GSC

The Gilmer Free Press

Glenville State College is happy to announce Lauren Wheatley as the latest addition to the Pioneers volleyball program.

Wheatley was a standout performer at T.R. Robinson High School where she played under head coach Christen Garcia.

Wheatley was a three year starter at Robinson where she played the position of middle hitter.

As a senior, Wheatley played a key role in the Robinson volleyball team winning its third straight district title also earning the team’s first Regional Championship and State Semi-Final berth since 1978.

The Knights finished 6-0 in division 5A district 9 play.

“It was the 3rd District championship for Lauren and our senior class, who also won as sophomores,” Coach Garcia said.

“Their leadership has been essential to our success.”

Robinson ended up finishing the regular season with a 14-14 overall record.

Lauren enjoyed a strong senior year as she tallied 177 kills, 46 blocks, 20 digs and 40 aces.

Lauren was named as the Robinson Offensive Player of the Year and received an All-County Team honorable mention.

Lauren Wheatley to Play Volleyball for GSC Lady Pioneers

The Gilmer Free Press

Glenville State College is happy to announce Lauren Wheatley as the latest addition to the Pioneers volleyball program.

Wheatley was a standout performer at T.R. Robinson High School where she played under head coach Christen Garcia.

Wheatley was a three year starter at Robinson where she played the position of middle hitter.

As a senior, Wheatley played a key role in the Robinson volleyball team winning its third straight district title also earning the team’s first Regional Championship and State Semi-Final berth since 1978.

The Knights finished 6-0 in division 5A district 9 play.

“It was the 3rd District championship for Lauren and our senior class, who also won as sophomores,” Coach Garcia said. “Their leadership has been essential to our success.”

Robinson ended up finishing the regular season with a 14-14 overall record.

Lauren enjoyed a strong senior year as she tallied 177 kills, 46 blocks, 20 digs and 40 aces.

Lauren was named as the Robinson Offensive Player of the Year and received an All-County Team honorable mention.

G-OB™: Gilmer County Schools Employment – Head Mini Titan Volleyball Coach - GCHS

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POSITION: Head Mini Titan Volleyball Coach - Gilmer County High School

JOB DESCRIPTION:

FOR THE POSITION OF: Head Mini Titan Volleyball Coach

REPORTS TO: Principal/Athletic Director

JOB GOAL: To assist with participating student to achieve a high level of skill, an appreciation for the values of discipline and an increased level of self-esteem.


Professional and Interpersonal Relations,

1. cooperates with building principal,

2. cooperates with athletic director,

3. develops rapport with coaching staff within the school,

4. organizes coaching staff,

5. develops positive relationship with participants,

6. develops positive relationship with student body,

7. develops positive relationship with faculty,

8. develops positive relationship with parents and community,

9. develops positive relationship with game officials,

10. develops positive relationship with news media,

11. develops positive relationship with opponents,

12. employs appropriate conduct during games,

13. employs appropriate conduct during practices,

14. attends league, conference and WVSSAC meetings as required

15. participates in activities that foster professional growth and development,

16. motivates staff and players toward desired goals, and commands respect by example in appearance, manners, behavior and language.


Coaching and Related Areas,

17. develops high caliber and quality instruction,

18. teaches fundamental skills,

19. handles athletic injuries,

20. cares for equipment,

21. supervises participants and disciplines team appropriately,

22. designs quality organization of practice sessions,

23. designs pre-season planning,

24. supervises managers and other support personnel,

25. manages budget,

26. follows purchasing procedures,

27. initiates game organizational skills,

28. follows board of education, league, conference, and WVSSAC policies,

29. devotes time and energy to coaching duties,

30. follows end of season procedures,

31.  performs other duties as assigned by principal/athletic director.


EMPLOYMENT TERM: 2014-2015 season

QUALIFICATIONS:

* Hold or qualify for West Virginia Certificate as required under State Board Policy 5202

* Possess the knowledge, skills and ability to successfully carry out responsibilities of the position.


SALARY: As per adopted salary schedule.

SUBMIT:

-Application for employment; Copy of WV Coaching Certificate;

-Current employees submit Extracurricular Bid Sheet (located on the county website)

- Incomplete application packets will not be considered.


SEND LETTER OF APPLICATION AND RESUME TO:

            Judith A. Stalnaker
            Personnel Director
            Gilmer County Schools
            201 North Court Street
            Glenville, WV 26351


MUST BE RECEIVED BY:  Friday, May 16, 2014 – 3:00 PM

As required by federal laws and regulations, the Gilmer County Board of Education does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, marital status, disability, age and national origin in employment and in the administration of any of its education programs or activities.  Inquires may be directed to Title IX Coordinator, Gilmer County Board of Education, 201 N. Court Street, Glenville, WV 26351, phone 304-462-7386; to the Elimination of Sex Discrimination Program Coordinator, 304.558.7864; or the US Department of Education’s Director of the Office of Civil Rights, 215.596.6795.

E14-501-20
Posted: 05.05.14

G-OB™: Gilmer County Schools Employment – Auxiliary Varsity Volleyball Coach - GCHS

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POSITION: Auxiliary Varsity Volleyball Coach - Gilmer County High School

JOB DESCRIPTION:

FOR THE POSITION OF: Auxiliary Varsity Volleyball Coach

REPORTS TO: Principal/Athletic Director/Head Coach

JOB GOAL: To assist with participating student to achieve a high level of skill, an appreciation for the values of discipline and an increased level of self-esteem.


Professional and Interpersonal Relations,

1. cooperates with building principal,

2. cooperates with athletic director,

3. develops rapport with coaching staff within the school,

4. organizes coaching staff,

5. develops positive relationship with participants,

6. develops positive relationship with student body,

7. develops positive relationship with faculty,

8. develops positive relationship with parents and community,

9. develops positive relationship with game officials,

10. develops positive relationship with news media,

11. develops positive relationship with opponents,

12. employs appropriate conduct during games,

13. employs appropriate conduct during practices,

14. attends league, conference and WVSSAC meetings as required

15. participates in activities that foster professional growth and development,

16. motivates staff and players toward desired goals, and commands respect by example in appearance, manners, behavior and language.


Coaching and Related Areas,

17. develops high caliber and quality instruction,

18. teaches fundamental skills,

19. handles athletic injuries,

20. cares for equipment,

21. supervises participants and disciplines team appropriately,

22. designs quality organization of practice sessions,

23. designs pre-season planning,

24. supervises managers and other support personnel,

25. manages budget,

26. follows purchasing procedures,

27. initiates game organizational skills,

28. follows board of education, league, conference, and WVSSAC policies,

29. devotes time and energy to coaching duties,

30. follows end of season procedures,

31.  performs other duties as assigned by principal/athletic director.


EMPLOYMENT TERM: 2014-2015 season

QUALIFICATIONS:

* Hold or qualify for West Virginia Certificate as required under State Board Policy 5202

* Possess the knowledge, skills and ability to successfully carry out responsibilities of the position.


SALARY: County Supplement - $1

SUBMIT:

-Application for employment; Copy of WV Coaching Certificate;

-Current employees submit Extracurricular Bid Sheet (located on the county website)

- Incomplete application packets will not be considered.


SEND LETTER OF APPLICATION AND RESUME TO:

            Judith A. Stalnaker
            Personnel Director
            Gilmer County Schools
            201 North Court Street
            Glenville, WV 26351


MUST BE RECEIVED BY:  Friday, May 16, 2014 – 3:00 PM

As required by federal laws and regulations, the Gilmer County Board of Education does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, marital status, disability, age and national origin in employment and in the administration of any of its education programs or activities.  Inquires may be directed to Title IX Coordinator, Gilmer County Board of Education, 201 N. Court Street, Glenville, WV 26351, phone 304-462-7386; to the Elimination of Sex Discrimination Program Coordinator, 304.558.7864; or the US Department of Education’s Director of the Office of Civil Rights, 215.596.6795.

E14-501-19
Posted: 05.05.14

G-OB™: Gilmer County Schools Employment – Head Varsity Volleyball Coach - GCHS

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POSITION: Head Varsity Volleyball Coach - Gilmer County High School

JOB DESCRIPTION:

FOR THE POSITION OF: Head Varsity Volleyball Coach

REPORTS TO: Principal/Athletic Director

JOB GOAL: To assist with participating student to achieve a high level of skill, an appreciation for the values of discipline and an increased level of self-esteem.


Professional and Interpersonal Relations,

1. cooperates with building principal,

2. cooperates with athletic director,

3. develops rapport with coaching staff within the school,

4. organizes coaching staff,

5. develops positive relationship with participants,

6. develops positive relationship with student body,

7. develops positive relationship with faculty,

8. develops positive relationship with parents and community,

9. develops positive relationship with game officials,

10. develops positive relationship with news media,

11. develops positive relationship with opponents,

12. employs appropriate conduct during games,

13. employs appropriate conduct during practices,

14. attends league, conference and WVSSAC meetings as required

15. participates in activities that foster professional growth and development,

16. motivates staff and players toward desired goals, and commands respect by example in appearance, manners, behavior and language.


Coaching and Related Areas,

17. develops high caliber and quality instruction,

18. teaches fundamental skills,

19. handles athletic injuries,

20. cares for equipment,

21. supervises participants and disciplines team appropriately,

22. designs quality organization of practice sessions,

23. designs pre-season planning,

24. supervises managers and other support personnel,

25. manages budget,

26. follows purchasing procedures,

27. initiates game organizational skills,

28. follows board of education, league, conference, and WVSSAC policies,

29. devotes time and energy to coaching duties,

30. follows end of season procedures,

31.  performs other duties as assigned by principal/athletic director.


EMPLOYMENT TERM: 2014-2015 season

QUALIFICATIONS:

* Hold or qualify for West Virginia Certificate as required under State Board Policy 5202

* Possess the knowledge, skills and ability to successfully carry out responsibilities of the position.


SALARY: As per adopted salary schedule

SUBMIT:

-Application for employment; Copy of WV Coaching Certificate;

-Current employees submit Extracurricular Bid Sheet (located on the county website)

- Incomplete application packets will not be considered.


SEND LETTER OF APPLICATION AND RESUME TO:

            Judith A. Stalnaker
            Personnel Director
            Gilmer County Schools
            201 North Court Street
            Glenville, WV 26351


MUST BE RECEIVED BY:  Friday, May 16, 2014 – 3:00 PM

As required by federal laws and regulations, the Gilmer County Board of Education does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, marital status, disability, age and national origin in employment and in the administration of any of its education programs or activities.  Inquires may be directed to Title IX Coordinator, Gilmer County Board of Education, 201 N. Court Street, Glenville, WV 26351, phone 304-462-7386; to the Elimination of Sex Discrimination Program Coordinator, 304.558.7864; or the US Department of Education’s Director of the Office of Civil Rights, 215.596.6795.

E14-501-17
Posted: 05.05.14

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Why was there no outrage like this when Billy Boy was doing his deed in the White House? and other places?

Oh, I forgot.  He was the media’s boy?

By HOW COME NOW ? on 12.14.2017

From the entry: 'Meet the Miss USA Contestant from Gilmer County, WV Accusing Trump of Sexual Misconduct'.

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Wanna bet that in green counties when results sag there is no hesitancy to make administrative changes when needed? In Gilmer County the approach has been to hide facts and to manufacture rosy ones to report to citizens.

By Moore on 12.11.2017

From the entry: 'More college-going students in WV need remedial classes'.

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This is basically the process for an improvement plan. A school board specifies student achievement standards and it assigns a superintendent to work with central office staff and school administrators to produce a comprehensive plan for making needed changes. After putting a plan in place results are closely monitored by a school board while holding a superintendent personally accountable for achieving the standards.

By School Board Member In A Top Performing County on 12.10.2017

From the entry: 'More college-going students in WV need remedial classes'.

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Did I miss the County Commission Agenda for the December meeting?  The GFP site is displaying a little differently and I can’t seem to find it.  Do they still meet on First and Third Fridays??

By Searching on 12.10.2017

From the entry: 'More college-going students in WV need remedial classes'.

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The no excuse rate for Gilmer County is 59% and there are only three other WV counties worse off. This alarming information flags dire need for the County’s school board to do its job by implementing an improvement plan.

By Gilmer Students Ripped Off on 12.08.2017

From the entry: 'More college-going students in WV need remedial classes'.

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“We’re going to see a sea change in American agriculture as the next generation gets on the land,“

Yeah, right.  That will last about as long as it takes to discover exactly how hard farming is, and the amount of work it takes to make even a minimal living.

Sincerely

Pat McGroyne

By Pat McGroyne on 11.30.2017

From the entry: 'A Growing Number Of Young Americans Are Leaving Desk Jobs To Farm'.

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I always thought a Harvard education was something special.  Well, I guess it is.  Just a week ago they had ‘sex week’.  One of the course offerings was analsex101.  That’s right.  Google it.  Plenty of coverage. True story.

By Harvard 'taint what it used to be? on 11.23.2017

From the entry: 'Feds Threaten To Sue Harvard Over Asian-American Admissions'.

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This is nothing new.  It has been happening for years and no attempt to stop it.  Just quiet it down when word leaks out.  The court system thumbs their noses and laughs at ‘their hillbillies’.

Remember the hub-bub about $100,000.00 bathrooms in the Capitol building a few months ago?

Think they have them all remodeled so those whom you elected can krap in style the next legislative session?  lol

By Web on 11.18.2017

From the entry: 'Legislators Turn Focus on Supreme Court Spending Following Report on Luxury Purchases'.

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The justices are part of the aristocracy. Does anybody think that they care what the peons think?

By Skip Beyer on 11.18.2017

From the entry: 'Legislators Turn Focus on Supreme Court Spending Following Report on Luxury Purchases'.

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Why are Gilmer’s voters kept in the dark about activities of the two LSICs in the County? No published agendas before meetings, no published meeting minutes, and plans with details for school improvements are not disclosed. Violation of WV’s open meeting laws? To top it off memberships of LSIC’s and who selected the individuals are kept secret from voters.

By Gilmer Voter on 11.16.2017

From the entry: 'Board of Education Takes Action on Policies to Provide Flexibility to Counties'.

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LSIC plans are short on specifics for measurable academic improvements to be achieved. That way no matter what happens extraordinary successes can be proclaimed. The strategy is designed to make meaningful accountability impossible for school system administrators.

By More Of Same For WV Schools on 11.15.2017

From the entry: 'Board of Education Takes Action on Policies to Provide Flexibility to Counties'.

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A food pantry opens at Marshall University?

For students I can understand.
But its also for faculty and staff?

Really now?  Their salaries are that poor they need access to a food pantry?

Times area really tough in West Virginia.  Really are.

By Tough Times at Marshall University on 11.14.2017

From the entry: 'West Virginia News'.

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LSIC=Local School Improvement Council. Each WV school has one. Google to learn what each one is supposed to do to improve a school. Ask for plans for your schools.

By POGO on 11.13.2017

From the entry: 'Board of Education Takes Action on Policies to Provide Flexibility to Counties'.

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What is this “LSIC” commenter speaks about?
Who and what is that all about?

By reader on 11.12.2017

From the entry: 'Board of Education Takes Action on Policies to Provide Flexibility to Counties'.

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Fellow West Virginian’s.  What is being seen here is Paine’s return to ‘power’ and the continued 20 years charade by the WVBOE.

They spend your tax dollars.  They do their best to cover their failed efforts.  They cheat our children of a good education. 

They play (think manipulate) with the grading system every couple years, making it impossible to follow students upward or downward progressions.

Don’t expect any good, any progress, any improvement to happen in West Virginia.  It’s not in the cards.  Well, that is not in the ‘administrators’.

By 20 years of WVBOE 'playing' school on 11.12.2017

From the entry: 'Board of Education Takes Action on Policies to Provide Flexibility to Counties'.

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All high schools in WV have ACT Profile Reports for each graduating class.

The only performance information typically cited in school districts is average ACT scores for graduating classes.

If you can get copies of Reports for your high schools read them to independently evaluate testing results for career and college readiness, science, technology engineering and math (STEM), and other categories.

Chances are that your local administrators gloated that average ACT scores for graduating classes are commendable to give your high schools passing marks, but other testing outcomes in the Reports may show otherwise.

It is doubtful if LSIC members for your high schools know about the Reports to be grounds for demanding academic improvement plans. Check Reports for high schools in your school district to make up your own minds.

By WVDOE Fact Checker on 11.11.2017

From the entry: 'Board of Education Takes Action on Policies to Provide Flexibility to Counties'.

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Policy 2510 is an admission by the West Virginia Board of Education of their own failure.

Dumb down the standards in order that students can get a passing grade.

You grand pooh-bahs in Charleston BOE should be ashamed of yourselves!  But you have no shame. Obviously so.

Steve Paine, leading the failure of education in West Virginia.

By # 2510 policy--WVBOE ADMITS OWN FAILURE on 11.10.2017

From the entry: 'Board of Education Takes Action on Policies to Provide Flexibility to Counties'.

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With a deal like this—WHY—are we selling road bonds and—WHY—were all the motor vehicle fees INCREASED on West Virginia’s citizens?  WHY ! ?

Thanks for nothing Jim Justice and the WV legislators.

By WEST VIRGINIA TAXPAYER on 11.10.2017

From the entry: 'WV Signes $84 Billion Shale Gas Deal with China Energy'.

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The Rosie Bell will be a nice addition to the Park !

A thank you to Donna Waddell and her leadership and the FRN for making the Park happen !

By Thank America's Rosie's ! on 11.10.2017

From the entry: 'What This Bell Means to Gilmer County'.

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Aren’t they supposed to have agendas AND minutes for each and every meeting, by law?  They put it right there on the agendas that there were None. And months’ go by without even Seeing an Agenda.  It’s a citizen’s right to go in and ask to see them ALL.  Someone needs to look into this.  Especially with all the speculation that goes on around legal issues in the county!

By GilmerCountyCommission? on 11.03.2017

From the entry: 'Did You Know?'.

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The grade 7 spike in math in comparison to lowered performances in higher grades begs the question about reasons. What is being done to ensure that math skills will not drop by graduation time? Has anyone looked at adverse effects of block scheduling and other factors?

By Answers Needed on 11.03.2017

From the entry: 'SEEING MATH IN NEW WAYS'.

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We’ll.  It’s a step forward to see the Commission AGENDA - but what about the minutes?  The last two agendas have said “ Approve County Commission Minutes-None”      Aren’t there supposed to legally be minutes for the public to read?????  This makes NO sense unless things are going on that the Commission doesn’t want the public to know.  Obviously.  SHOW THE MINUTES Jean Butcher, do your job!

By 304 More Issues on 11.02.2017

From the entry: 'Did You Know?'.

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This posting is very informative and it documents what can be done with innovative approaches to teaching math. For too long we were fed the party line that all was well in our schools for math and everything else. That myth prevailed because facts were hidden to hold down the County’s demands for accountability. Hats are off to Kelly Barr and Traci DeWall.

During intervention it was commonly known that school board members made repeated requests for all kinds of student progress information, but it was kept from them. That era has ended and the County’s school board is expected to focus on its top priority responsibility that is to continually improve student learning in our schools. Our kids can perform if they are given the chance.

By Gilmer County Parents on 11.02.2017

From the entry: 'SEEING MATH IN NEW WAYS'.

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Gilmer look at this Did You Know. If you look at the State’s data on Zoom Dashboard to review changes in mastery of math and reading for the GCHS’s 11th grade for the 2011 and 2017 testing years it is clear the you have a problem with your math program. In 2011 the math pass rate was 36.92 compared to 37.29% in 2017. Progress with reading was truly commendable. The pass rate went from 26.98 in 2011 to 64.41% in 2017. Why the lack of progress for math? We know that your school board members are trying to get information about plans for improvements for math and science, but is full disclosure of details any better than it was under intervention? Let us know.

By B. Cummings on 10.30.2017

From the entry: 'Did You Know?'.

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Lots to learn kids. By the way,  How’s the Commission coming along with the September meeting minutes?

By 304 on 10.30.2017

From the entry: 'GSC Criminal Justice Students Take Part in Scenario-Based Training with RJA'.

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Most of America lives in denial of toll the government approved ‘life-style’ that is shortening everyone’s lives.

We are living in an era where the government has been lobbied (think bought) in approval of many, many things that are destructive to life.

This article shows the result of a cumulative toll effect that vaccines, pesticides, GMO foods, chemtrails, and other poisons are taking on the American population.

This is likely the globalists dream of “depopulation” coming true.  Enjoy what time you, your children, and grandchildren have left.

By Your Government Taking Care of You on 10.25.2017

From the entry: 'Americans Are Retiring Later, Dying Sooner and Sicker In-Between'.

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I don’t care Who or What he killed.  He shouldn’t be doing it in a West Virginia Police hat.  It sends a bad message to do it with a Police hat on.

By Hunter on 10.24.2017

From the entry: 'Special Antlerless Deer Season Opens October 21 and December 26-27'.

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Your outrage is misplaced Hunter. He killed Bambi, who will no longer will frolic through the forest.

By Democrats Against Deer Hunting on 10.23.2017

From the entry: 'Special Antlerless Deer Season Opens October 21 and December 26-27'.

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It doesn’t seem like Gilmer County Law Officials seem to care about the murders in the area. In my opinion. We don’t hear anything from the law on Any of the pertinent local situations.  Why IS that?  We know MUCH more about national news that we know about the goings on in Gilmer. Crimes, drug busts, investigations and Answers to those investigations.  Why don’t we Ever hear any news from the Sheriff’s Department??  Still wondering why Deputy Wheeler was reassigned to school patrol officer and who took over his murder investigative duties.  Can’t get anyone to pick up the phone or an answer when I call.  Maybe someone on the Gilmer Free Press can shed some light?

By Where is the Law? on 10.23.2017

From the entry: 'Governor Justice, DOT Sec. Smith Announce First GARVEE Bond Sale for Roads, Bridges'.

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“We should welcome refugees and immigrants to the United States because it’s good for our society, for our economy, and for our nation.“

WRONG - Diversity in populations has been proven to be, not helpful to society, but harmful.  Immigrant groups who refuse to assimilate are a problem not a benefit, and will remain a problem until they do assimilate.

It’s understood that not all Muslims are terrorists, but for practical purposes all terrorists are Muslims.  And please spare me the Timothy McVey arguments.  McVey and his ilk were loners.  Muslim terrorists are part of an organized movement.

I think almost all immigration should cease until the present immigrant population can be dealt with, through assimilation or otherwise.

Sincerely

Pat McGroyne

By Pat McGroyne on 10.22.2017

From the entry: 'Trump’s Muslim Bans Impoverish Us All'.

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Will the persons involved in Poor Fred’s murder ever be held accountable?  Ever?  Yet they walk among us every day?

Did not realize it has been 7 years since poor ol’ Willard met his fate?  There is plenty dirt kicked around there to cover the wrong doings too?

By Poor Fred is Dead on 10.21.2017

From the entry: 'Did You Know?'.

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Hold on Gub’ner Justiss….
The juery stil’ be outs on yer barrering’ game….

Ways to er’ly ta be countin’ hens an roosters….

By no chickens yet... on 10.21.2017

From the entry: 'Governor Justice, DOT Sec. Smith Announce First GARVEE Bond Sale for Roads, Bridges'.

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Wanna get votes for the school levy? Simply get truth out about where the County stands with low reading, math, and science scores and publicize a rational plan for fixing problems.

By Truth Will Win Levy Votes on 10.21.2017

From the entry: 'ICYMI™: Former Boone County Board of Education Members Indicted'.

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I get it that it’s a pose for the camera, but should he Really be wearing a Police hat for hunting?

By Hunter on 10.20.2017

From the entry: 'Special Antlerless Deer Season Opens October 21 and December 26-27'.

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Nice to see the Gilmer County Commission finally reveal their meeting minutes after long lapses of no information.  Can’t help but wonder if this was posted specifically because of the topic -  Sheriff Gerwig being assigned to another estate case before closing out others. Memories of Willard F. Cottrill today. d. 10/20/10 R.I.P.  The minutes should be interesting.  Let freedom ring.

By MC on 10.20.2017

From the entry: 'Did You Know?'.

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From WV Zoom Dash Board. GCES 6th grade student proficiency rate=20% for math and 31% for reading. Gilmer County demands a K-12 improvement plan everyone can understand and promote!!! We have had enough of the everything is just fine claims.

By School Kids Are Cheated on 10.20.2017

From the entry: 'ICYMI™: Former Boone County Board of Education Members Indicted'.

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It is a common occurrence for school administrators to carefully select one small piece of information to purposely give a school a rosy performance rating for student learning and to hide unflattering information from an LSIC and a local BOE. The way to prevent the censorship is for superintendents to routinely provide access to all testing results so performance evaluations for a school can be based on a full set of facts.

By WVDOE Employee For Complete Transparency on 10.19.2017

From the entry: 'ICYMI™: Former Boone County Board of Education Members Indicted'.

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The community has observed that there is an improved way of doing business by the GCBOE and the new superintendent after the State pulled out. One problem to solve after the State’s neglect for six years of intervention is low student success at the GCHS for math and science. There is documentation on the ZoomWV Dashboard kept by the WV Education Department. The pass rate for GCHS students for M & S is in the 30s. What is the HS’s LSIC group doing to improve those scores? Does it have a detailed improvement plan for the school and if it does it should be disclosed. M and S under achievement underscores why it is important to know what the County’s LSICs are doing to improve our schools academically.

By Gilmer Business Executive on 10.19.2017

From the entry: 'New 4-H Office in Glenville'.

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Should not have to get LSIC membership from principals. The information should be published for the public record for all interested citizens including taxpayers to know. Gilmer’s secrecy has been a long time tool used to undermine accountability and it must stop!

By Stop Secrecy! on 10.19.2017

From the entry: 'ICYMI™: Former Boone County Board of Education Members Indicted'.

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Is it true the GC Board of Education sold this to 4H for one dollar?  I should hope so!

This community has always supported our children and their 4H works.

Very good of our Board of Education to do this!
Thank all you board members!
Doing what you were elected to do!
Take care of the kids and community!

By WONDERFULL USE OF TRAILER on 10.17.2017

From the entry: 'New 4-H Office in Glenville'.

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We 4-H supporters wish to express our appreciation to Mrs. Hurley and the other board of Education members with the 100% vote to hold and sell this trailer for 4-H use/utilization.  This new office space for the very nominal fee is much appreciated.

Kudos to Hurley for staying in contact with the past 4-H director and making sure all was well and agenda requirements were met.  We had heard we were not going to get the trailer.  Thanks goodness the fake news was totally wrong.

Moving out of the old infirmary building will be a real blessing.  The group has learned a valuable lesson.

Do not take the word of ANY others about what the Board of Ed tries to do for each and every community in Gilmer County.  Go to the source.

By Thanks Mz. Hurley & Board of Ed ! on 10.17.2017

From the entry: 'New 4-H Office in Glenville'.

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smile It’s no secret that the Gilmer Board of Ed sets up a public meeting with the LSIC of each school presenting every year agenda and all. Always have.
 
If you want to know who’s on it or when it meets call your school Principal.  That’s who sets up this internal governance committee per code and will probably be glad to talk with you about it.

By Just Takes a Phone Call on 10.17.2017

From the entry: 'ICYMI™: Former Boone County Board of Education Members Indicted'.

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Why the secrecy in not disclosing names of those on the County’s LSIC councils and when they meet with published agendas and official meeting minutes?

By Transparency Suffering on 10.16.2017

From the entry: 'ICYMI™: Former Boone County Board of Education Members Indicted'.

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This information is generally unknown in Gilmer County. Google WVDOE LSIC and chick on the item for frequently asked questions about local school improvement councils. Details covers how individuals are selected to serve on councils and what councils are supposed to do to continually improve our schools with keen focus on student learning.

By How Gilmer's LSICs Should Work on 10.16.2017

From the entry: 'ICYMI™: Former Boone County Board of Education Members Indicted'.

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I love the picture of Kenny because that is a true reflection of him.  I never saw him without a smile on his face.  Even when we would speak on the phone sharing our cancer struggles, Kenny would be laughing.  He always brightened my day when times were hard for me.  Linda, God bless you for what wonderful care you took of Kenny.  When we spoke he was always eager to tell me all you had done for him & how loved & cared about that made him feel.  He always said he could never have made it without you.  God bless you & May God bring you the peace, comfort, & happiness Kenny would want you to have.  My prayers are with you.

By Sue Holvey on 10.15.2017

From the entry: 'Kenneth Jackson Foglesong'.

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Still keeping up on Gilmer County after ending of your intervention. Been reading your test score information too. Your Local School Improvement Councils are responsible for defining specific approaches for improving student performances. The WV Statute covering roles of councils is 18-5a-2. The Department of Eduction has details on its web site for how councils are selected, their responsibilities, and how elected school boards fit in. Too often the problem has been that detailed results for student performance testing were withheld from councils and their members do not know that there are student performance problems in critical need of correcting. The solution is to ensure that all council members are fully advised of testing results and the full range of their official responsibilities.

By WVDOE Observer on 10.14.2017

From the entry: 'ICYMI™: Former Boone County Board of Education Members Indicted'.

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Look at the WVDOE’s Zoom Dashboard. The State’s official results for 2017 testing are alarming. Eleventh graders tested out to be 37% proficient in math compared to 36% in science for 10th graders. Our kids can do much better than this. When will an improvement plan for the high school be developed for application with meaningful built in accountability?

By Fix GCHS' Science And Math Problems on 10.14.2017

From the entry: 'ICYMI™: Former Boone County Board of Education Members Indicted'.

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Don’t believe all the Liberal propaganda being printed as facts….fake news from the left is an epidemic…if we cared so much about pollution and respiratory illnesses, we’d have outlawed cigarettes decades ago…don’t kill West Virginia’s economy over a few objectors.

By Truth?? on 10.13.2017

From the entry: 'Health Consequences from Carbon Pollution Rollback'.

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My child graduated from the GCHS with a high GPA and an ACT exceeding 30. Sounded good at first. At WVU the child was deficient in science and math and dual credit classes taken at the HS didn’t measure up. What is the GCBOE doing to make academic improvements at the HS and when will parents and taxpayers in general be informed of the details?

By GCHS Science and Math Programs Suffering on 10.12.2017

From the entry: 'ICYMI™: Former Boone County Board of Education Members Indicted'.

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Here’s a prediction for you:

Half the money will be wasted on environmental impact statements, feasibility studies and the like.

Of the remaining half, most will go to wages and salaries, and damned few roads or bridges will be repaired.

Anyone want to dispute that?

Sincerely

Pat McGroyne

By Pat McGroyne on 10.10.2017

From the entry: 'Politics Aside, Voters Say, They Want WV’s Roads Fixed'.

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What a scoop!  One county gets 18% of pie!

Mon County wins!  Everyone else looses.

By nepotism will rule the day! on 10.09.2017

From the entry: 'Governor Justice Issues Statement on Passage of Roads to Prosperity Bond Referendum'.

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There have been repeated pleas for a detailed accounting for all the County’s education money spent on facilities and everything associated with them during State control. Why has nothing been done to verify how public money was spent? With use of modern computer records it should be relatively simple to do detailed accounting. Without one and the continuing secrecy lid suspicions are worsened. Didn’t the County have a seizable surplus before intervention and now we face going into the red?

By Where Did Gilmer's School Money Go? on 10.07.2017

From the entry: 'ICYMI™: Former Boone County Board of Education Members Indicted'.

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Positive press out of GSC is always good for the community and the College.

What is not good for the community and GSC is the ongoing telephone scam GSC has nothing to do with.

The phone will ring, there is a GSC entry on caller ID, and a 304-462 number is given. If you answer thinking that it is a legitimate GSC call you get surprised.

The caller, usually with a strange accent, will make a pitch for money and it is obviously a scam.

It is common for the caller to try to convince a person that a grand child or another relative is in bad trouble and thousands of dollars are needed quickly for a lawyer or some other expense.

When the 304 number is called back there is nothing there. It would help if GSC officials would alert the public to the cruel scam and to involve high level law enforcement to stop the nuisance calls.

By Fed Up Glenville Resident on 10.05.2017

From the entry: 'GSC History Book Authors to be on hand for Signing'.

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So sorry.  You and your family have my thoughts and prayers. Butch, you may not remember me but you did such a wonderful job at my farm in Lewis County, dozing, ditching, etc. etc.  a few years ago.  I so appreciated your work. God Bless you and your family during this difficult time.

By Betty Woofter on 10.03.2017

From the entry: 'Florence Marie Hall'.

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West Virginia has 55 counties.

Mon County will get almost 20% of the highway money.  Actually about 1/8th.

Does that seem lop-sided to anyone? 

One county gets one-fifth.  Who gets the ‘payola’ ?

By watcher on 10.01.2017

From the entry: 'Latest Numbers on Road Bond Vote'.

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Nice letter and thought Senator Manchin.

Maybe now a letter to Milan corp, requesting Heather Bresch requesting a epi-pen price roll back?

By How About it Mr. Manchin? on 09.29.2017

From the entry: 'Manchin Letter Urges for Patient Access to Non-Opioid Painkillers'.

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That is the standard operating procedure for the Charleston Board of Ed and their mismanagement style. 

Is it any wonder the state has financial issues?

By truth seeker's answer on 09.28.2017

From the entry: 'ICYMI™: Former Boone County Board of Education Members Indicted'.

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Apparently the 5 year, GC school news embargo, by the West Virginia Board of Education has been lifted ?  Hope so.

By will we get more news? on 09.28.2017

From the entry: 'Gilmer County Board of Education Regular Meeting Minutes'.

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We want investigative accounting for all the County’s school money spent on facilities during intervention. We are entitled to details for planning money, money paid out to architects, all money sent on Leading Creek, everything spent on the Arbuckle land plan and Cedar Creek, what was spent to get us at the new GCES, and a complete list for all money paid out for no bid work from start to where we are today.

By Citizens Deserve Facts on 09.28.2017

From the entry: 'ICYMI™: Former Boone County Board of Education Members Indicted'.

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Can someone explain to me why in Gilmer County schools projects were given to certain companies without any bid? Even when these companies kept screwing up, they kept getting paid for fixing their own screw ups? A good example is our supposed to be brand new elementary school. I hear these all the time. What is the real truth?

By truth seeker on 09.27.2017

From the entry: 'ICYMI™: Former Boone County Board of Education Members Indicted'.

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Where are all the Obama and Clinton haters now? Why aren’t they comment about the state of the country and the world now?

By wondering on 09.27.2017

From the entry: 'National News'.

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Most likely this road bond deal, will make millionaires of elected officials, families, friends.

The WVDOT has a proven track record on spending.  One not to brag about?

The ‘assisted’ suicide of the former DOT manager has been hushed too?

By reader6 on 09.25.2017

From the entry: 'ICYMI™: Former Boone County Board of Education Members Indicted'.

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The posting about Boone is a wake up call for the Governor’s road vote coming up.

WV has a bad reputation for graft and corruption when public funds are involved. With the amount of money involved for the road building program with bond money there would be vast opportunities for waste and mismanagement.

Just look at wasted money in County school systems under WVDOE intervention while local control was eliminated. 

Governor Justice should inform voters what he would do to ensure that the new road money would be spent wisely with iron clad accountability for every penny spent.

By Money To Burn on 09.25.2017

From the entry: 'ICYMI™: Former Boone County Board of Education Members Indicted'.

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There is an epidemic of misuse of County school funds in WV. We read about it all the time. That is what happens when finances are purposely packaged in ways to make it too complicated for board members to track and proper local level oversight cannot occur. This problem is one for Governor to solve.

By Boone Is Not Unique on 09.25.2017

From the entry: 'ICYMI™: Former Boone County Board of Education Members Indicted'.

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The same is being asked of the commission.  Meeting minutes and videos used to be available until fall of last year.  Now we hardly ever see even the agenda, let alone ever seeing the follow up minutes.  WHY DID THIS INFORMATION STOP?? Is someone hiding something because it surely would seem so.  We need to know what’s going on in this town and the Free Press is one of the few ways we can do it.  PLEASE bring back the public meetings videos!!

By Watcher on 09.11.2017

From the entry: 'Gilmer County Commission Meeting - 09.01.17'.

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Appreciation is given to the City for posting meeting minutes on the GFP to be an example of good government by keeping citizens informed.

Why can’t the same be done with school board meeting minutes? Everyone knows that during intervention what got on agendas was censored and what happened during meetings was kept to a minimum to avoid information getting into the public record.

With the State out of here a request is made to the school board to exercise its authority to ensure that citizens are kept informed.

By Why Continuing Secrecy? on 09.11.2017

From the entry: 'Gilmer County Commission Meeting - 09.01.17'.

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Interesting.  Deputy Clerk is the same one who tells people that come with an issue - that they should “go to church” if they’re angry This discrimination issue didn’t just happen once.  This is Gilmer County.

By Fact on 09.07.2017

From the entry: 'G-ICYMI™: WV Same-Sex Couple'.

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With the uproar about the excess levy passing again, it does not have a chance unless it is proven that a much better job will be done in managing the County’s school money than occurred during intervention.

For an example, why was new playground equipment purchased for the new GCES when perfectly good equipment at abandoned schools could have been used?

By Concerned Voter on 09.07.2017

From the entry: 'Paine Says Educators ‘Gave Up’ Because of A-F Grading System'.

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So nice to read of this hometown hero story!

So many stories like this have likely been lost to time.

By GFP reader on 09.06.2017

From the entry: 'Rosie the Riveter Ruby Coberly from Glenville Tells Her Story'.

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So sorry to hear of the death of Karol. I was to Ill to come to funeral, but. My thoughts and prayers was with the family. Classmate 1956.

By Nancy (Rose) Westfall on 09.03.2017

From the entry: 'Leota Karol Hatmaker'.

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Read the Sept 1st Gazette article about four WV school systems with major noteworthy gains in student proficiency in mastering subjects.

The Counties were Doddridge, Mingo, Taylor and Wayne. The proficiency increases were related to factors including curriculum changes, improved planning targeted to achieving specific goals,and use of modern tracking procedures to monitor results.

If other counties can do it Gilmer can too with the smallest school system in WV. For starters our administrators should learn what the four counties did and to adapt the practices to our school system.

It was insulting for some officials to claim that Gilmer’s citizens do not understand what is going on in our school system, they do not care, and nothing can be done about it anyway because of our poverty.

Citizens know more than they are given credit for and if the excess levy gains a chance of passing changes for the better must be demonstrated to voters.

By No More Excuses Accepted on 09.01.2017

From the entry: 'Paine Says Educators ‘Gave Up’ Because of A-F Grading System'.

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This is why Gilmer County must go on its own way by setting high standards, deciding on ways to achieve them for all children regardless of their pedigrees and family net worth. Part of it must include real time, unambiguous progress reports to establish accountability for school system administrators and the County’s school board.

A-F was a hoax. A WV school could get failing grades for student learning to end up with an overall A or B. Any wonder that we were stuck at 50th place with that brand of State cover-up?

By Gilmer--Go It Alone on 08.31.2017

From the entry: 'Paine Says Educators ‘Gave Up’ Because of A-F Grading System'.

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Yes, and in another year or two the grading system will change again.

And again and again and again.

The WV Board of Ed has played this gave for years, in order to ‘look’ accountable, but to escape any long term accountability.  Just keep changing the game.

By ~the people know~ on 08.31.2017

From the entry: 'Paine Says Educators ‘Gave Up’ Because of A-F Grading System'.

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The past 2 legislative sessions, both parties have proven their incompetence equally.

Gov. Justice has frosted the cake the legislature baked.

By Kanawha Watcher on 08.30.2017

From the entry: 'GOP Leaders Predict House Departures'.

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Yeah,you’re worried about the rule of law but want the illegal aliens to be exempt from immigration laws. Makes perfect sense to me.

By Skip Beyer on 08.29.2017

From the entry: 'Don’t Let Arpaio’s Arizona Become Trump’s America'.

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