Military Family Resources

Our school is committed to supporting military children and their families in conjunction with the Purple Star Award designation. The Purple Star Award is a designation assigned to schools which display a special commitment to supporting military children and their families. 

Visit the Common Ground for more information.

Support for Students

Academic Support: academic services are available for military children including:

Personal & Social Support:  School counselors can assist students coping with family transitions and accessing additional resources, such as school-based mental health services and mentoring support. Other online resources to support military children include:

Military Kids Connect
https://militarykidsconnect.health.mil/

Boys & Girls Clubs of America Military Youth Program
https://www.bgca.org/about-us/military

StopBullying.gov
https://www.stopbullying.gov/bullying/military-connected-youth-and-bullying

Financial Aid Information

  • Dependents Education Assistance (DEA)
    Financial assistance for school or job training for children or the spouse of a Veteran or service member who has died, is captured or missing, or has disabilities.

  • Fisher House Foundation Scholarship
    Scholarships available for military children to recognize the contributions of military families.

  • Fry Scholarship
    Financial aid benefits for children and surviving spouses of members of the Armed Forces who died in the line of duty after September 11, 2001.

  • GI Bill
    Website for all education benefits provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs.

  • Private Scholarships
    Access our local scholarship database for a list of active scholarship applications. Including information about your family experience may assist students in obtaining scholarship aid.

Employment Assistance

  • Boots to Bus Drivers
    West Virginia initiative that connects military service members with training and funding for a career as a school bus operator. For more information, contact the Office of School Facilities and Transportation at 304-558-2711.

  • Helmets to Hardhats
    Information for military, reservists, and guardsmen to transition from active duty to a career in the construction industry.

  • West Virginia Department of Veteran Affairs
    The WVDVA provides services and benefits assistance to veterans across the state.

  • Workforce West Virginia
    The Workforce West Virginia website provides assistance to veterans seeking jobs in the civilian workforce.

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Military Family Liaison

Betsi Clark

Interventionist/Military Family Liaison

Email Betsi Clark