through Caring, Leadership, And Youth involvement"
Principal: Melinda R. Isaacs Assistant Principal: Nada Waddell Career & Technical Center Coordinator: Randy Cantrell Counselors: W. Joanne Exline Kelly Tanner Duffield Secretaries: Vickie Holcomb and Marla Grose
Safe Schools – Safe Children
A Community Event
Clay County High School Auditorium
Thursday, March 21, 2013
6 -7 p.m.
Clay County High School (CCHS) is hosting a community event regarding “Safe Schools – Safe Children” on Thursday, March 21, 2013.The purpose of the meeting is to discuss how schools and law enforcement should prepare for critical incidents and to provide perspectives from the front lines including administration, teachers, law enforcement, students, and emergency services personnel.
The number one goal of Clay County Schools is to provide a safe environment that facilitates learning for students.Toward that end, CCHS is hosting this community summit in conjunction with the upcoming parent teacher conference.Parents, students, and community members should plan to attend to learn more about proactive approaches being taken to protect students.U.S. Attorney, Booth Goodwin, from the Southern District of WestVirginia, will be in attendance to offer remarks about the overarching need for greater communication and coordination regarding this issue.
Please plan to come out for this event.Our children are our most precious resource, and each moment we spend on keeping them safe pays untold dividends.
Clay County High School Named to the Best Schools in America List – 2012 February 25, 2013
What are the elements that create an award winning high school?Could it be high ACT scores or double digit Advanced Placement (AP) courses?Perhaps it might be collaborative courses built around a career or college courses available throughout the day?Some may say the award winning elements include universal free meals or after school opportunities for students.Local administration may mention the 60% of the student population that is included in extra or co-curricular activities such as FFA, FBLA, TSA, athletics, National Honor Society, musical groups, or Student Council.Would yearly scholarship awards totaling $570,000 for a AA sized school be an element of a quality high school?
US News and World Report takes each of these elements into consideration when they select “America’s Best High Schools”.College going rates, services to under-served populations, and higher than average performances rates are reviewed for each school.Clay County High School received the Bronze award from the magazine and news group.
This designation is cause to celebrate the work of the staff and students at CCHS.This designation becomes even more impressive when other schools in WV are reviewed.Eight high schools received a silver award, all of which are in population centers of the state where poverty rates are lower and employment opportunities are higher than in Clay County.
Congratulations to the staff and students of CCHS!You continue to shine.Receiving recognition from a national organization is impressive, but it is the work you do every day that makes a difference in the lives of our students.
Corporal Marshall Lee Bailey and Trooper Eric Michael Workman gave the ultimate sacrifice as they protected the citizen of Clay County. On Tuesday, August 28, 2012, Cpl. Bailey and Tpr. Workman were involved in an incident that claimed their lives, leaving an unimaginable void in our community. The quiet, steadfast strength illustrated by these two heroes is an example for each of us. Once a Panther, always a Panther, and these two men will always be held in our hearts as holding the true spirit of a Clay County High School Panther.
Clay County High School has approximately 600 students. This school sits in a beautiful location along the banks of Elk River in Clay County. The school was built in 1971, after the old high school burned. A major addition was constructed with the assistance of the School Building Authority of West Virginia.
Clay County High School is known throughout West Virginia as one of the premiere high schools in the state.
Clay County High School exceeds all standards established by No Child Left Behind legislation.
Clay County High School is proudly accredited by North Central Association, an accrediting division of AdvancED.
Clay County High School is a participant in the 21st Century Schools initiative.
Clay County High School received numerous commendations from the West Virginia State Department of Education on the most recent school accreditation visit.
Clay County High School Career and Technical Center is a West Virginia State Career/Technical Exemplary School.
Always Remember the Panther Pause:
P atient A ttentive U nderstanding S upportive E ngaged
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