BCS Student & Family Opportunities

Tools, Resources and Activities for BCS Families


In this issue:

  • Learn about Vaping: Hosted by the American Heart Association
  • Parent Rap: Support Group Info
  • "Living the Dream" Nominations: Martin Luther King Jr. State Holiday Commission
  • WV Navigator: Finding Affordable Healthcare
  • Learn English: FREE English Lessons

A WV Vaping Conversation-November 15th, 6:30 PM at Spring Mills Middle School

1 in 4 high school students report using an e-cigarette in the past month. Many kids and their parents falsely believe these devices are safe.

Join the American Heart Association, Spring Mills Middle School and UniCare Health Plan for a community conversation about this epidemic.

November 15, 2022 at 6:30 p.m.

Spring Mills Middle School

255 Campus Drive, Martinsburg, WV 25404

We'll talk about the dangers of e-cigarettes, how they are marketed to kids, how they can be easily hidden from adults and what we can do about it. Everyone is welcome.

Meeting includes product education, panel discussion and opportunity for Q&A.

Parent Rap: Next Session, Tuesday, November 15th at 6:30 PM

In an effort to provide support to families, the Parent Engagement Resource Center (PERC) hosts a Parent Rap Sessions (virtually) on the 2nd Tuesday of every month, but dates can vary. These sessions allow for parents to ask questions, encourage honest discussions, and hear from experts concerning student behaviors.

For more information, download the Parent Rap flyer below, or contact the PERC Office at 304-263-5717.

Martin Luther King Jr. State Holiday Commission accepting nominations for 2023 “Living the Dream” Awards-Deadline Nov. 17th

The Martin Luther King Jr. State Holiday Commission is seeking nominations of individuals and organizations for the 2023 “Living the Dream” Awards.

Members of the public are invited to nominate candidates for the awards. Completed nomination packets for individuals or organizations must be postmarked before 5 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 17, 2022. Completed nomination packets can be delivered by U.S. Postal Service, email, or fax.

Send completed nominations and supporting information to:
Martin Luther King, Jr. State Holiday Commission
“Living the Dream” Awards
1900 Kanawha Blvd. East, Building 1, Room 9R
Charleston, WV 25305

WV Navigator Health Insurance-Local Event on December 7th

A non-profit organization that helps West Virginians navigate the marketplace to find affordable healthcare. The goal is to reach as many families as possible to let them know that we are a free service to affordable healthcare. They can also process Medicaid applications if eligible.

November 1st is open enrollment. Join us on December 7, 2023 at the Public Library, 101 W. King Street from 11 am-5 pm.

FREE English Classes

Classes offered by WV Adult Education now through May 2023. Learn more by opening the attachment below.

Call or text 304-582-5969

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Berkeley County Schools

Berkeley County Schools, WV's second largest and fastest growing school district, boasts a diverse student population recognized statewide for great success in academics, the arts and athletics.

This newsletter is a publication of the Berkeley County Schools' Communications Office on Monday, November 7, 2022.