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Published Tuesday, November 15, 2016
ELKINS — Students in Randolph County will soon have the opportunity to receive dental services at their schools. During an October regular meeting, the Randolph County Board of Education voted unanimously to approve a Memorandum of Understanding between The Mobile Dentist and Randolph County Schools. read more»
Published Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Staff and students at Beresford Elementary School earned a National Healthy Schools Award in 2015 for their work to improve children’s nutrition and physical activity. The Kids’ Safe and Healthful Foods project talked with Principal Kevin Nelson about the school’s winning wellness efforts. read more»
Published Tuesday, November 15, 2016
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Fast food, soft drinks and junk food have played a major role in West Virginia’s high obesity rate and teens across the state want people to know the facts about unhealthy eating habits. WV FEDUP, a teen-led grassroots resistance, is made up of students focused on improving the health of youth by creating healthier school read more»
Published Sunday, November 13, 2016
In August, a week before the 2016-17 school year began for Greenbrier County kindergarteners, Anna Osborne gathered some informational paperwork, popular storybooks and plush teddy bears. Osborne, an educator teacher since 2002, climbed in her Honda HR-V and drove to visit each of the 26 students on the Alderson Elementary kindergarten roster. read more»
Published Wednesday, November 9, 2016
Last night’s surprise election results raise many, many questions about what will happen next year to the Affordable Care Act, Medicaid and CHIP. There is a long road ahead but let’s start by taking stock of a few things we know. As readers of SayAhhh! know, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) is running out of money next year read more»
Published Wednesday, October 26, 2016
MARTINSBURG — Local community figures from the sectors of juvenile justice, mental health and public education, gathered together Tuesday evening to form a panel as part of West Virginia University-Martinsburg campus’ fifth forum in a series of statewide “Mental Health Matters” panel presentations. Jeremy Speer, panel moderator and read more»
Published Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Teaching may be one of the most difficult jobs in the world, with expectations and demands coming from all sides. Teachers juggle content standards, the social and emotional needs of students, behavior, and often trauma, but they also are the first line of defense when students have mental health problems. Paying attention to all these elements helps create read more»
Published Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Children in West Virginia’s juvenile justice system who say they’ve been sexually abused or assaulted will now get help from the state’s child advocacy centers, where employees specialize in working with kids. At child advocacy centers, which serve most counties in West Virginia, children who disclose abuse are interviewed and recorded, read more»
Published Wednesday, October 12, 2016
In September the West Virginia State Board of Education approved a new policy that will allow schools across the state to stock intranasal naloxone or narcan to help deal with overdoses. Starting yesterday school boards can now enact policy changes that will allow them to carry the drugs in their schools. As part of the new policy only school nurses with a read more»
Published Monday, August 29, 2016
The 2015 National Immunization Survey concludes that West Virginia has the lowest vaccination coverage rates for young children in the nation. Dr. Sherri Young, State Immunization Officer for the West Virginia Bureau of Public Health, stressed that around one out of every three children between the ages of 19 and 35 months in West Virginia are missing at read more»
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