Berkeley Co. Board of Education briefs

February 08, 2011

Marlowe Elementary School principal to be first principal at Spring Mills Primary

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. Sharon Rogers, principal at Marlowe Elementary School since 1999, will be the first principal at Spring Mills Primary, Berkeley County's first "green" school.

Rogers' appointment was among a number of personnel actions approved Tuesday evening by the Berkeley County Board of Education in its regular meeting.

Rogers' appointment is to be made effective on April 4.  

Rogers has worked for Berkeley County Schools for 34 years, beginning in 1976 teaching fifth grade at Tuscarora Elementary School.

 Slated to open this fall, the school's geothermal heating and cooling system is supported by 60 wells, each 450 feet deep, that were drilled into the earth to support the school's innovative mechanical system, officials have said.

Valentine's Day converted to full day of instruction

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. Valentine's Day was converted to a full day of instruction for students because of the days of school missed due to wintry weather, Berkeley County Schools Superintendent Manny P. Arvon announced Tuesday.  

Classes have been canceled seven times since the 2010-11 school year began, Arvon said.

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