Pocahontas Board of Education votes to save math teaching position 

By Stephen Baldwin, RealWV Students, teachers, and citizens spoke, and the Pocahontas County Board of Education listened. Following weeks of speculation over proposed academic cuts to make up for a budget shortfall, the Pocahontas County Board of Education voted on Monday night to save a math position which had been slated for reduction. Students staged protests […]

Pocahontas Board of Education expected to consider academic cuts at Monday’s meeting  

By Stephen Baldwin, RealWV Several weeks ago, students at Pocahontas County High School walked out of their classrooms to protest proposed academic cuts. Specifically, the students believe several math and science positions are being considered for elimination.  Initially, the students were suspended by school officials for their actions, but those suspensions were downgraded to unexcused […]

Pocahontas leaders change student suspensions to unexcused absences

By Stephen Baldwin, RealWV Pocahontas County Schools Superintendent Lynne Bostic wrote a letter on Wednesday to parents regarding students suspended for protesting academic cuts at their school. She informed them that the suspensions would not be recorded on their records and would instead be recorded as unexcused absences. “Our administration is hopeful that this good […]

Pocahontas students walk-out of classrooms to protest proposed academic cuts

By Stephen Baldwin, RealWV On Monday morning just after 9am, the students at Pocahontas County High School walked out of their classrooms and assembled outside the school. They held signs saying, “Hand off my education”, “Education matters”, “No education=no students”, and “Stop the RIF.”  The students are protesting proposed budget cuts which could eliminate academic […]

Left without a director, these students chose to direct their own marching band

By Stephen Baldwin, RealWV Last year, the Pocahontas County High School Band had 38 student members and a full-time teacher. But over the summer, their director took another job and the school board had no applicants for the vacant position.  “It was such a downer,” remembers Jadyn Lane. “But we were given a choice.”  Principal […]

Pocahontas teen skier Nolan Street qualifies for USASA National Championships

By Stephen Baldwin, RealWV Seven years ago, when Nolan Street was only seven years old, he went to Snowshoe to ski for the first time. Born in Clearwater, Florida, he came to visit family in West Virginia. After 30 minutes on the mountain, he raced down the hill..and he’s been racking up medals ever since. […]