text size

Renovations planned for John Marshall High School

Updated: Tuesday, November 19 2013, 04:03 PM EST


Built in the 1960s, John Marshall High School will soon be on its way to getting a face-lift and new security upgrades.

Marshall County Schools officials will hear designers' plans to renovate the school at the board's monthly meeting tonight.

Plans include a number of increased security measures, a new heating and air conditioning system, renovations in the kitchen, an overall face-lift of classrooms, lunchroom renovations, and the addition of science labs.

Superintendent Michael Hince said an uncovered breezeway will be enclosed to keep the school's nearly 1,100 students from having to go outside from building to building.

"It creates difficulty for kids and it's not safe if they're outside the building," Hince said.

A new stairwell is also planned to make it easier for students to move from floor to floor.

"Currently at John Marshall, the back stairway is the only one that goes from the third floor to the first floor. In the front of the building, you would have to go outside from the second to the first floor," he said.

Modifications to the entrance of the school will increase security, creating a buffer where a person can enter the building but doesn't have immediately access to the rest of the school.

"Now there's a camera system. You can let them in, but you still don't have to go by anyone that will direct you going to the right area. You could come in that front door if you're buzzed in and go left or right, and that's just not a good situation," Hince said.

He said the renovations are expected to take from three to five years to complete.

Stay with NEWS9 and WTOV9.com for continuing coverage.

Renovations planned for John Marshall High School

Advertise with us!

Related Stories

John Marshall Loading...

Coach's Corner

Head coach: Rick Goodrich

College attended: Otterbein College
History of coaching: 95-98 Bridgeport; 99-11 Cambridge, 2012-Present John Marshall
Record as head coach: 104-81
Overall coaching record: 104-81
Current school record as head coach: 2-8
Greatest moment as head coach: Bridgeport beating Ferry in Final Showdown.
Hobby: Weightlifting
Person who inspired you to coach: Dave Bruney
Positive comment about another OV football coach/program: "Dave Bruney at Martins Ferry runs a first class program and cares about his players."
Quote about your team's upcoming season: "We had a good off season and I feel we will compete better this fall."
Stadium Information
Stadium Name: Monarch Stadium
Type of Turf: Natural Grass

School/Team Information
High School: John Marshall
School Address: 1300 Wheeling Ave., Glen Dale, WV 26038
School Phone: 304-843-4444
Contact for Boosters: Karrie Bishop
Contact for Tickets: Chuck Duckworth
Athletic Director/Contact Info: Chuck Duckworth 304-843-4444

Mascot: Monarchs
School Colors: Vegas Gold-Brown
Greatest Moment in Team History: State Champs 1996
State Division/Class: AAA
Last Conference Title: 1992 OVAC
School's Biggest Rivalry: Wheeling Park
Playoff Appearance/Record: 5-7
# Of State Championships/Year: 1-1996
Last Year Team In Playoffs: 2007
Last Year's Football Record: 2-8

Type Of Offense: Pro I
Type Of Defense: 3-5
Conference/Class: OVAC 5A
Best Known Alumni:
Brad Paisley
Amy Gamble

Player Information

How Many Returning Offensive Players: 7
How Many Returning Defensive Players: 4
How Many Returning Lettermen: 18
Key Returning Players: Brayden Carter, Marshall Springer, Dallas Catlett, *Trevor Hardesty (Transferred from Cambridge)
Key Players That Graduated: RJ Kibert, Evan Magers, Zach Winland, Jeremiah Fromhart, Tyler Kobasko 

Advertise with us!

High School Super Site Features