Many avenues exist to keep West Virginia children learning, engaged during winter months, education experts say – WV News

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (WV News) — Winter is a slow time for many North Central West Virginia residents, especially youth, but experts say there are still many ways to keep elementary to high school-aged children engaged.

Harrison County Assistant Superintendent Dr. Donna Hage said for educators, keeping students interested in learning is a top priority for all teachers and staff.

“When students are engaged with us, we know that they are receiving learning opportunities, nutrition, mental health supports and a relationship with someone to support them. Our staff is working to engage students with activities that are of high interest of the student such as activities that utilize music, visuals, movement, and options,” Hage said.