CommunityImprovement™: Sue Morris Sports Complex in Glenville
West Virginia Receives National Recognition for Physical Activity In Schools
CHARLESTON, WV - West Virginia received a national recognition for becoming the first state in the nation to enroll all 441 public elementary school in Let’s Move! Active Schools (LMAS). LMAS is the national initiative, spearheaded by First Lady Michelle Obama, to ensure that 60 minutes of physical activity day is the norm in schools across America. LMAS is a resource to equip teachers with easy ways of integrating more physical activity before, during and after the school day.
Dr. Howell Wechsler, CEO of the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, presented the recognition to State Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Michael Martirano and State Board of Education President, Mike Green today during the 2016 KidStrong conference at the Charleston Civic Center.
“I celebrate this achievement because we know physical activity helps improve academic achievement, self-esteem and classroom discipline,” Martirano said. “Simply put, active students make better learners and it is critical for the future of our state that we educate our students on the importance of being active every day and living healthy lifestyles.”
Governor Earl Ray Tomblin issued a proclamation in celebration of the achievement which congratulated West Virginia schools and educators for their commitment to promoting a healthy lifestyle for West Virginia’s children.
Enrollment in the program means providing teachers across the state with the resources needed to seamlessly integrate physical activity into the school day. This achievement placed West Virginia in the national spotlight, earning direct praise from the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition and sets a standard for states across the country.
For more information, visit, www.letsmoveschools.org or contact Kristin Anderson at the West Virginia Department of Education Communications Office at 304.558.2699 or .
Gilmer County Schools May/Summer 2016 Newsletter: Gilmer County High School
GCHS “A Sky Full of Stars” Prom was held on May 07 at the Morris Criminal Justice Center.
Selected by their peers, Junior Princess Tiffany Copeland, Junior Prince Lukas Sirbaugh, Queen Kassie Hickman, and King Ethan Burkhammer reigned as Prom Royalty for the evening.
A special thank you to the junior class head sponsor Tabby Beall, and sponsors Joe Brannon, Willard Wright and Brianna Blankenship for overseeing the event.
Mrs. Karen McClain, Grade 7 social studies teacher, explains how Market Day works in her classroom.
Gene Coulson, Ed.D. Executive Director, EntreEd, Consortium for Entrepreneurship Education, met with school, community, and business leaders to discuss entrepreneurship at Gilmer County High School.
“Earth’s Quilt: Common Threads, A Journey Across the Curriculum”
The WV Dance Company performed “Earth’s Quilt: Common Threads, A Journey Across the Curriculum” to GCHS students on April 20.
The performance was funded through the Arts Exposure Grant and through Extended Curriculum at GCHS .
2016 GCHS baseball team
The 2016 GCHS baseball team is having very productive post-season play.
The baseball team won the sectional title by defeating Wirt County, and defeated Williamstown in the semi-final round of regional play.
The baseball team traveled to Wahama to play in the finals of regional action on Wednesday, May 25 at 6 p.m.
2016 GCHS softball team
The 2016 GCHS softball team completed the season 11-15 with a sectional title.
Seniors accepted the sectional plaque on behalf of the team, (l to r): Ayla Young, Emilie Jedamski, and Hannah Moore.
Moore has elected to play softball at the collegiate level next year at Glenville State College.
GCHS STATE TRACK MEET
4 x 200 Relay
8th Gilmer County HS 1:56.41 1
1) Huff, MacKenzee
2) Shuff, Kylie
3) Petty, Analysse
4) Wildman, Halee
4 x 400 Relay
9th Gilmer County HS
1) White, Ashlee
2) Shuff, Kylie
3) Petty, Analysse
4) Chapman, Lindsay
7th Petty, Analysse 4ft. 10 in.
4th Wright, Sada 32ft. 3 in.
3rd Wright, Sada 111 ft. 7in
800 Meter Run
5th White, Caleb 2:04.24
4 x 100 Meter Relay
13th Gilmer County HS 48.25
1) Haley, Gunar
2) Steele, Chase
3) Watkins, Kevin
4) Pritt, Jared
4 x 200 Meter Relay
7th Gilmer County HS 1:37.73
1) Pritt, Jared
2) White, Caleb
3) Haley, Gunar
4) Watkins, Kevin
4 x 400 Meter Relay
10th Gilmer County HS 3:48.00 1
1) Pritt, Jared 11
2) White, Caleb 11
3) Steele, Chase 9
4) Skinner, Caleb 10
1st Stout, Nathan 59 ft. 8.25 in.
(State Meet Record—Pictured Left)
1st Stout, Nathan 167-00
(State Meet Record Pictured Left)
High Point -
5th Nathan Stout—20 points
GCHS Student Recognition
The recipients of the Damon West Award for Excellence in Athletics are seniors Mackenzee Huff and Nathan Stout.
Mackenzee is a three year letterman in volleyball, four year letterman in basketball, four-year letterman in track and one year in cross country.
She was 2nd team all LKC in basketball, the recipient of the LKC Scholar Athlete award and has qualified for the State Track meet three years.
Mackenzee received the Army Scholar Athlete Award at the Senior Assembly.
She is the daughter of Mrs. Marsha Tompkins and Mr. Phil Huff.
Nathan is a four year time All LKC performance in track, three time All State in track, as well as being named two-time All-American.
He is a three-time state champion in the shot put and set the State Record; he holds the state championship in discuss and set a new state record of throwing 167 feet on May 20, 2016.
Nathan is the son of Mrs. Connie O’Dell and Mr. James Stout.
Youth Ambassador Leadership Summit
Harvard University - June 2016
Representing GCHS at Governor’s Honors Academy: Janeeva Jenkins
Girls State representatives from GCHS:
Representing GCHS at Boys State:
GCHS BAND CONCERT
GCHS music department held the Spring Music Concert on May 12, 2016.
The choir performed several songs.
The GCHS Brass Quintet Plus One was introduced; they play two pieces written specifically for brass ensembles.
The concert band performed several numbers, including the program for WVSSAC ratings where the band received a grade of 2.
Ms. Blankenship explained that the STEM to STEAM grant provided funds for a new tuba, a gong and cymbal.
... To Be Continued ...
GSC Athletics Takes Part in Little Kanawha River Trail Cleanup
Glenville, WV – This past Saturday, April 23rd several Glenville State student-athletes took time out of their day to help participate in the Little Kanawha River Trail cleanup which took part in downtown Glenville on Brooklyn Drive along the river bank.
“It was great working with the community to help clean up the City of Glenville especially so close to Earth Day. It’s important to take care of our environment not just for us but also for the future,” said GSC Lady Pioneer Brittany Jackson.
The newly-formed Little Kanawha River Trail also had help from several community volunteers as well other groups and organizations at Glenville State College. Members of the GSC Science Fiction and Fantasy Guild helped clean up the river near Sand Fork, GSC Forestry students Michael Pracht and Zach White tested the water and provided a chemical baseline, and GSC Assistant Professor of Biology Dr. Jeremy Keene floated the river to perform an analysis. Additionally, the GSC Kayak Club allowed helpers the use of their kayaks and canoes.
“It is a great opportunity to not only help clean up the city of Glenville but to also help clean up the state of West Virginia; two things that are really important to the Athletic Department and all of our teams. It also helps our athletes enjoy the great outdoors and teaches them about giving back to their communities,” stated GSC Athletic Director Marcal Lazenby.
Overall, 560 pounds of waste were collected on Saturday including 23 bags of trash, 13 tires, a rusty sewing machine, a heavy tent, and a hospital bed complete with motors.
The Little Kanawha River Trail has been developed for non-motorized boaters allowing users to enjoy the natural, historic, cultural, and scenic resources of the Little Kanawha River watershed. Using multiple entry sites along the river, boaters can view visual guides to learn about the area and access local businesses.
G-Eye™: Net installed at Glenville Golf Club
Net installed on Glenville Golf Club # 2 Tee on 04.25.16
Gilmer County Dethrones St. Joe
CHARLESTON, WV – Gilmer County dethroned 7-time defending Class A girls basketball state champion St. Joseph Central 42-41 on Saturday afternoon, ending one of the most dominant dynasties in West Virginia high school basketball history.
St. Joe (21-4) was going for an eighth straight title, which would have tied the Northfork boys basketball team’s eight straight titles from 1974-1981.
It’s the first girls basketball state championship for Gilmer County (25-2).
“It feels awesome and I’ve had confidence in my team all year to do this,” said Gilmer County’s Kylie Shuff. “We’ve played together our whole lives to do this.”
Shuff finished with 20 points on 8 of 13 shooting, bringing the Titans back for a second half comeback.
St. Joe led 27-15 at the break, but Gilmer County outscored the Irish 18-7 in the third to cut St. Joe’s lead down to 35-34 heading to the fourth behind Shuff.
A layup from Riley Fitzwater at the 7:51 mark of the fourth gave the Titans a 35-34 advantage. The Irish, though, responded with six straight points to retake the lead at 40-35 and 5:59 left.
With 1:20 to go, a layup from Shuff pulled the Titans within two, 40-38. A 3 from Emile Jedamski at the 1:03 mark gave Gilmer County the 41-40 advantage.
After a made free throw for both teams, Alexis Hall’s potential game-winner for St. Joe in the closing seconds was off, sparking pandemonium on the floor and in the stands.
G-LtE™: When I Played Basketball for Coach Jim Justice….
When I played basketball for coach Jim Justice, he had a way to tell us that it was time to step up our game a notch. He’d use a baseball metaphor all the time at practice when it’s the bottom of the ninth and the count is 3 balls and 2 strikes, winners always want the ball to be hit to them. During games, he would yell from the bench “The count is 3 and 2,“ and every player on the court knew exactly what he meant. It was time to step up and take control of the game.
Our state is at the point now where we need someone to step up for West Virginians, and that’s exactly what Jim Justice is doing right now. He is running for Governor because he wants to go to work and make West Virginia great. Jim is the best hope that our state has; because I know that no one will work harder than him to get results. I can’t ever remember him missing practice; he always stays busy, but the man knows how to get things done.
When I played for Jim, he was always encouraging us to do our best and telling us we could do anything we put our minds to. He wanted all of his players to do well in life, not just on the court. He always stressed getting good grades and having good character. I often draw from his many stories and life lessons.
I know Jim has put his mind to improving West Virginia, and if anyone can do it— it’s him. When I graduate from Glenville State, I want to be able to get a job in West Virginia and build a life here. I just want the opportunity to stay near my family and have a career. But, if the state continues on the direction it’s going, I might have to leave. I think that Jim will reverse the tide of the state. I think he’ll set the state back on track. It is the bottom of the of the ninth, the count is 3-2, and it’s time to give Jim Justice the ball.
~~ Tyler Canterbury - Glenville, WV ~~
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Frymier Named Classified Employee of the Year at GSC
GLENVILLE, WV – Amanda ‘Mandy’ Frymier, who works as the Administrative Assistant in the Glenville State College Athletic Department, has been named the 2015 GSC Classified Employee of the Year. GSC President Dr. Peter Barr presented the award to Frymier during the annual employee holiday luncheon on December 11.
“I was surprised when I received the award. I enjoy working with the students and staff at Glenville. In my 35 years here I have had the support of great co-workers and the students are really friendly and keep me entertained,“ Frymier said. “I would like to thank God for making me the person I am and giving me my immediate family and my GSC family to help keep me in line,“ she added.
Glenville State College President Dr. Peter Barr (left) and
Classified Staff Council Vice President Sheri Skidmore (right) with
2015 Classified Employee of the Year Amanda Frymier
In nominations for the recognition a co-worker says that Frymier “remains calm and rational in some highly stressful situations” and “has worked countless hours after school time and on weekends to make sure all student needs and game management details are addressed.“ Another simply says, “Ms. Mandy is someone we can count on.“
Frymier is originally from Pipersville, Pennsylvania and moved to Gilmer County in 1977. She graduated from GSC in 2006; during her time as a student she also held several different jobs at the college. Starting work at Glenville State College in 1980, Frymier worked as a key punch operator in the computer center, worked in the Cashier’s Office, held different titles with Food Service including Director of the Heflin Student Union, and eventually moved to Athletics in 2007. She says her time on campus has also allowed her to be a “mother away from home” to several students.
Mandy and her late husband George have two sons, Jason and Patrick. Jason and his wife Brittany are both GSC grads, as is Patrick’s fiancée Katie. Frymier also notes how proud she is of her grandson Cruz.
During her time at GSC, Frymier has served on the Retention Committee, Classified Staff Council, and several hiring committees. She also helped implement the credit card system when it was first introduced at GSC and worked in the planning stages of the campus database management system, Banner.
Off campus she serves as treasurer of the Gilmer County Senior Center Board and is president of the Gilmer County Health Department Board. She has previously served on the Tanner Community Building Board.
Frymier becomes the 27th recipient of the award that has been presented at GSC since 1986.
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