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Fourth-graders Rethink Drinking

April 9, 2018 Fourth-graders across Ohio County accepted the challenge from the Community Impact Coalition this winter to create a poster on the theme: “Rethink Don’t Drink. more »»

Hard Work Adds Up

March 6, 2018 DEAR?TEACHER: My son is only in third grade, but he is already having difficulty understanding what the teacher is talking about in math, science and social studies. more »»

Write Now: A Contest

March 6, 2018 Does your tyke have a way with the written word? The Ohio Valley Writers Group and Martins Ferry Public Library have teamed up to offer a writing contest for children in first through fifth grade in... more »»

Spot a Learning Disability

March 6, 2018 DEAR TEACHER: My little boy is bright, but he is not doing at all well in school. Something is just not working for him. I hear about learning disabilities. more »»

Get the Facts

November 30, 2017 DEAR TEACHER: Do you know of any cards, books or devices that are good at teaching the multiplication tables? That is what my second-grade granddaughter is struggling with. more »»

Learning to Go With the Flow

July 26, 2017 DEAR TEACHER: My child will be going into third grade next year. He hesitates a lot and reads slowly. The teacher says he is not as fluent a reader as he should be. more »»

Students Raise Awareness for Mental Illness

September 13, 2016 The Leo Club at Sherrard Middle School hosted a RAM Out Stigma Day to raise awareness about the stigma associated with mental illness in our society. more »»

Time Tests, First-Grade Cliques

December 14, 2015 Question: My second-grader gets all tense and often louses up on timed tests in math. more »»

The ABCs of Interacting With a Classmate With Autism

November 10, 2015 The number of kids with autism has increased more than 1,000 percent during the last 20 years, and it’s likely that your child will know at least one classmate with the disorder. more »»

Laughlin Hosts Afterschool Program

September 8, 2015 Families who are looking for a safe place for their kids to go after school that also will teach them good study habits may want to consider the Laughlin Memorial Chapel after-school program. more »»

Be a Sure Shot

September 8, 2015 The “National Geographic Kids Guide to Photography: Tips & Tricks on How to Be a Great Photographer From the Pros & Your Pals at My Shot” has the most up-to-date and comprehensive info for getting... more »»

YWCA Announces Project on Racism Essay Contest

August 25, 2015 In a year when racial turmoil has boiled over in several U.S. more »»

Five Tips to Home-schooling Success

May 7, 2015 1. Understand the laws in your state. I recommend considering a membership with the Home School Legal Defense Association. more »»

Author Supports Local Libraries

April 1, 2015 Believing fewer children are growing up in a household full of books, author James Patterson has announced he will donate $1. more »»

Helping Schools Help Grieving Kids

March 4, 2015 In the U.S., about one in 20 children will lose a parent by the time they reach 16, and the vast majority will experience the loss of a family member or friend before they are 18. more »»

Project on Racism Essay Winners

January 12, 2015 EDITOR'S NOTE: The winning essays will be read at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 19, at Laughlin Memorial Chapel in Wheeling. more »»

Hindsight 20/20 for Local Family Family

December 2, 2014 Did you know that there is so much more to an eye exam than just checking how well kids see? Vision disorders are often confused for learning disabilitie. more »»

Make Learning Fun for First-Grader

December 2, 2014 DEAR TEACHER: My first-grader is just not interested in school. more »»

W.Va. Afterschool Programs Get an 'A'

November 4, 2014 Strong participation among students and high satisfaction with afterschool programs among parents is driving progress in meeting the need for afterschool programs in West Virginia, according to a ne... more »»

What Does a Good Afterschool Program Look Like?

November 4, 2014 1. Provides opportunities for contiued learning — Assistance with homework, tutoring and enrichment activities 2. more »»



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