St. James & John’s Students Heading Back to the Classroom Wednesday


 Benwood students will headed back to the classroom Wednesday in a new school, at least for them.

The red carpet was laid out for parents and students Tuesday night at St. Francis Xavier School in Moundsville.

It may look like every other learning environment in the Ohio Valley, but this school has actually sat vacant, until this past weekend when the staff from St. James and John’s School in Benwood helped transform it.

The move was necessary after their school suffered fire damage three weeks ago.

Third grader Lorenzo Ferrera told, “I like the new school because there’s so much more room than the old school and I’m looking forward to getting back to school so I can see all my friends.”

School administrators had the same feeling, Principal Marilyn McWhorter added,” they’re walking into classroom that look very much like the classrooms they’ve had before. The surroundings are the same, the teachers are the same, the kids in class with them are the same and they’re just excited and ready to get back.”

School will start tomorrow at 8:45 a.m. at St. Francis Xavier and the bus will pick up students at the Benwood City Building around 8:30 a.m.

One thing we heard a lot was how much the community has stepped up to help.

This past weekend students from Cameron High School dropped off a truck load school supplies to help.  

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