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File photo by Scott McCloskey Ohio County School students will return to classrooms next week. Motorists are advised to exercise caution when driving near school zones and school buses.

WHEELING – Summer vacation for students is winding down and a number of events are being held at schools across Ohio County in the coming days as young people and their teachers prepare to return to class.

The energy and excitement around back to school begins today (Monday) at the Carpenter’s House on Wheeling Island.

Students who have pre-registered will receive “a new look for school”. People on site will provide the youngsters with haircuts and manicures, as well as a new outfit for school and some personal care items. The event takes place from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.

– The Wheeling Park High School “Freshman Tailgate” will be held Thursday from 4-7 p.m. at Wheeling Park High School for incoming freshmen, as well as new students to the school.

– “Meet the Bridge Street Middle School Family Night” will be held Thursdays from 5-7 p.m. at the school.

Principal Jessica Broski-Birch asks that 6th graders and their families – as well as all new students – come between 5 and 6 p.m., and that families returning from 7th and 8th graders be at school from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Students will meet with their teachers during their designated time, while administrators will meet with parents in the school cafeteria. The use of Schoology and the best way to communicate with teachers and staff will be discussed.

The school’s prevention resources manager will then talk to parents about their children’s use of social media and how to avoid the dangers.

Outside on the playground, students will feast on Ziegenfelders Twin Pops and play games.

Students and their families will be welcome to stay and tour the building if they wish, Broski-Birch added.

– Madison Elementary School Back-to-School Party will be held from 4-6 p.m. on Friday at the school.

– The Ohio County Schools Bus Road-EO runs from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. on August 22 in the parking lot of the Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack.

“It’s a good return for drivers,” said David Crumm, transport manager. “They’ve been away for a while. It’s a way for them to reacquaint themselves with their skills and keep students safe on the roads.

“And it’s a way for them to have fun in a competitive atmosphere.”

Bus drivers participate in events that simulate what they do on the road every day, Crumm explained.

– Ritchie Elementary will hold its annual “BTS Block Party” from 1-3 p.m. on August 22.

Principal John Jorden says around 30 vendors will be present outside the school and students can “come and get free stuff from them”.

There will be food and games for the students. The Ziegenfelders will be giving out Twin Pops, and there will be pizza, hot dogs and other snacks.

New this year will be Unicare, which will distribute hygiene products. Free haircuts will also be offered to students.

Then, the young people will enter inside the school to meet their new teachers. They will receive a new school bag and school supplies, but the school supplies will remain at the school and will be kept in the student’s new desk. Each office will have a name tag, according to Jorden.

Also on August 22, Wheeling Middle School will host its sixth-grade picnic throughout the day. Triadelphia Middle School and The Warwood School will also have events from 4-6 p.m.

The first day of school is August 23.



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