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By DAVE McMILLION | April 7, 2008
SHENANDOAH JUNCTION, W.VA. - Local elected officials and others attended a dedication Sunday at Jefferson High School to celebrate a $15.3 million renovation of the school, but some parents and students had other things on their minds. About 30 students and parents staged a protest at the school, taking exception to the way school officials have reacted to a break-in at the school on March 30 that allegedly involved 15 students. Group members said they are upset because they have heard felony charges like grand larceny might be filed against the students.
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by JOE CROCETTA / Staff Photographer | March 7, 2007
Jaden Togans, 2, was cruising the sidelines Tuesday night during the Hampshire vs. Jefferson high school basketball playoff game at Martinsburg High School. Jaden came to see his uncle, Dewey McDonald, of Jefferson High School play. Jaden returned to his seat safe and sound.
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November 18, 2009
SHENANDOAH JUNCTION, W.Va. -- Jefferson High School dismissed at 2 p.m. today due to a bomb threat, according to the Jefferson County Schools Web site . Law enforcement officials were investigating. "Please rest assured that all students and staff members are safe," the announcement said.
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By RICHARD F. BELISLE | richardb@herald-mail.com | May 29, 2011
Dawn and Dave Myers are regulars at Jefferson High School graduations. They watched Sunday night as Daniel Myers, the fourth of their six children, marched across the stage for his diploma. Daniel Myers, who graduated summa cum laude, plans to spend the next four years at The U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Nearly half of the 297 Jefferson High School seniors graduated with honors. The school’s 39th commencement ceremony was held in the Butcher Center at Shepherd University.
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March 28, 2013
The Shepherdstown Rotary Club recently donated $500 to the Shepherdstown Middle School band program. The funds will be used to support music clinics for students participating in the school's award-winning jazz band. The clinics, which are held monthly during the school year, bring professional jazz musicians and outside music teachers to the school to provide expert instruction in jazz technique, style, tone, rhythm and interpretation. The band's next public performance will be Monday, April 15, at the annual spring concert for all Shepherdstown Middle School band students at Jefferson High School in Shenandoah Junction, W.Va.
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By DAVE McMILLION | October 12, 2007
CHARLES TOWN, W.VA. - An attendance zone plan that determines how the county's high school student population is to be divided was unanimously approved Thursday night by the Jefferson County Board of Education. School officials said the plan strived to keep students living in developments and communities going to the same school, and Board of Education President Pete Dougherty said the plan turned out to be a "masterful move," particularly since redistricting plans can be controversial.
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By DAVE McMILLION | April 2, 2008
SHENANDOAH JUNCTION, W.Va. -- Twelve of 17 Jefferson High School and Shepherd University students suspected of breaking into Jefferson High School as part of a prank Sunday night have admitted involvement in the incident, assistant principal Tim Sites said Tuesday. It is possible some of the students could be expelled from school for the rest of the year, and the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department is conducting a separate investigation, officials said. The group broke into the school about 11 p.m. Sunday night through a hatch in the roof, officials said.
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By DAVE McMILLION | October 19, 2007
INWOOD, W.VA. - Several hundred worried parents gathered Thursday at Musselman High School after school officials and police learned of a credible threat of "violence and death" at the school, police and school officials said. About 20 police officers searched the school along U.S. 11 after it was learned that a student might start shooting in the building, according to principal Ron Stephens and Berkeley County Sheriff Randy Smith. Police found no weapon in the building or any student who was going to carry out such a threat, Smith said.
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April 28, 2013
Robert Zollinger, a senior at Martinsburg (W.Va.) High School, and Jim Park, a junior at Jefferson High School in Shenandoah Junction, W.Va., placed among the top 15 students in grades 10 to 12 at the 39th annual West Virginia State Mathematics Field Day. They earned the right Saturday to compete in a national mathematics competition in June. Nina Saluja Jessica Hammersla Two Eastern Panhandle high school students earned the right Saturday to compete in a national mathematics competition in June.
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By DAVE McMILLION, Charles Town | August 10, 1999
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - The Jefferson County Board of Education began moving ahead Tuesday night on construction of a second high school in the county. The board asked Superintendent David W. Markoe to begin developing cost estimates for a new school after two local lawmakers told the board they believe the time is right to build. Earlier in the year, the board considered expanding Jefferson High School to handle expected increases in student population. But there was concern in the community that the project would make Jefferson High too big. State Del. John Doyle said the debate galvanized support for a second high school.
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By TRISH RUDDER | trishr@herald-mail.com | May 25, 2013
The 2013 graduating class of Jefferson High School received their diplomas Saturday morning at Shepherd University's Butcher Center. More than half of the 296 students graduated with honors, with 40 summa cum laude, 56 magna cum laude and 55 cum laude graduates, guidance counselor Bill Blair said.  With that high number of students receiving honors, “this makes this year's class outstanding,” Blair said. “What a special class - an incredible group of people,” Jefferson High School Principal Howard Guth said in his address.
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April 28, 2013
Robert Zollinger, a senior at Martinsburg (W.Va.) High School, and Jim Park, a junior at Jefferson High School in Shenandoah Junction, W.Va., placed among the top 15 students in grades 10 to 12 at the 39th annual West Virginia State Mathematics Field Day. They earned the right Saturday to compete in a national mathematics competition in June. Nina Saluja Jessica Hammersla Two Eastern Panhandle high school students earned the right Saturday to compete in a national mathematics competition in June.
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By DAVE McMILLION | davem@herald-mail.com | March 31, 2013
Area high school baseball coaches whose teams competed against those coached by Ronald Clatterbuck knew they were often in for a hard-fought battle. Clatterbuck, a former Berkeley Springs, W.Va., High School baseball coach, came at games with “every ounce of energy he had” and the enthusiasm was evident in his players, some of those coaches said Sunday. Clatterbuck, 75, of Berkeley Springs, died Saturday afternoon in a boating accident while he and his son, Ross, and grandson, Chasen, were fishing on the Cacapon River, according to Morgan County Sheriff Vince Shambaugh.
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March 28, 2013
The Shepherdstown Rotary Club recently donated $500 to the Shepherdstown Middle School band program. The funds will be used to support music clinics for students participating in the school's award-winning jazz band. The clinics, which are held monthly during the school year, bring professional jazz musicians and outside music teachers to the school to provide expert instruction in jazz technique, style, tone, rhythm and interpretation. The band's next public performance will be Monday, April 15, at the annual spring concert for all Shepherdstown Middle School band students at Jefferson High School in Shenandoah Junction, W.Va.
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By RICHARD F. BELISLE | richardb@herald-mail.com | August 14, 2012
Students at Wildwood Middle, Shipley Elementary and Jefferson High schools will find new administrators in their buildings when they return to class Tuesday for the 2012-13 school year. Heather Boucher takes the reins at Shipley Elementary School on U.S. 340 East near Harpers Ferry, W.Va. She replaces Mark Osbourn, who retired after his election in May to the Jefferson County Board of Education. Patricia Brockway will be on board at Wildwood Middle School across from Jefferson High School on Flowing Springs Road.
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By RICHARD F. BELISLE | richardb@herald-mail.com | May 27, 2012
Anthony Cory Ham, a Jefferson High School senior, would have been the first in his family to graduate from high school if a tragic accident last month had not claimed his young life. Instead, his cap and gown were presented to his mother and other family members in an emotional ceremony at the beginning of Jefferson High School's 40th commencement exercises Sunday afternoon in Shepherd University's Butcher Center. Ham, 18, who died in late April when a gun he was handling accidentally went off, planned to move back to Indiana and pursue a degree in medicine.
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By RICHARD F. BELISLE | richardb@herald-mail.com | December 21, 2011
The 165 Jefferson High School students enlisted in the Air Force Junior ROTC program marked the season of giving in a big way Wednesday, as they donated nearly $8,000 to buy new shoes and warm clothes for about 150 disadvantaged children in Jefferson County. It was the most money collected in any year since the cadets took up supporting the Jefferson County Shoe and Coat Fund in 2004. Over the seven years they have raised nearly $30,000, school Principal Howard Guth said. "Their commitment to this is incredible," Guth said.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthewu@herald-mail.com | July 9, 2011
The Miss West Virginia scholarship pageant title has returned to the Eastern Panhandle after a five-year hiatus. Spenser Wempe, 18, Miss North Eastern, was crowned Friday night at the pageant, which was held at The Greenbrier Resort in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. Wempe, who grew up in Shepherdstown and Charles Town, W.Va., will represent West Virginia at the Miss America Pageant in Las Vegas in January. "It hasn't really sunk in yet," Wempe said Saturday after she returned to Martinsburg, where she currently lives.
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By RICHARD F. BELISLE | richardb@herald-mail.com | May 29, 2011
Dawn and Dave Myers are regulars at Jefferson High School graduations. They watched Sunday night as Daniel Myers, the fourth of their six children, marched across the stage for his diploma. Daniel Myers, who graduated summa cum laude, plans to spend the next four years at The U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Nearly half of the 297 Jefferson High School seniors graduated with honors. The school’s 39th commencement ceremony was held in the Butcher Center at Shepherd University.
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November 18, 2009
SHENANDOAH JUNCTION, W.Va. -- Jefferson High School dismissed at 2 p.m. today due to a bomb threat, according to the Jefferson County Schools Web site . Law enforcement officials were investigating. "Please rest assured that all students and staff members are safe," the announcement said.
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