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February 2024

School News

"100th Day of School" - Friday, February 2nd 

January Perfect Attendance Reward (Ice Cream Sundaes) - Wednesday, February 7th @ 1:30 pm

Young Writers essays are Due - Thursday, February 8th

County Math Field Day (grades: 4th & 5th) at Clay High School - Friday, February 9th 

Valentine's Day Activities (see classroom newsletters for times) - Wednesday , February 14th

Three Hour Early-Out (Faculty Senate Day) - Friday, February 16th

No School (President's Day) - Monday, February 19th

Midterm Grades - Thursday, February 22nd

PTO Meeting - Tuesday, February 27th @ 4:30 pm in the School Library! All Parents are Invited to Attend! 

PAX Star Lunch - Wednesday, February 28th

Literacy Fair (grades: K - 2nd) - Thursday, February 29th

Literacy Fair (grades: 3rd - 5th) - Friday, March 1st

Pre-K & Kindergarten Registration - Friday, March 1st (8:30 am - 2:30 pm)

School Apparel Sale - go to:

2023-2024 Strategic Plan: 23-24 Big Otter Strategic Plan

To access the WV Balanced Scorecard for Big Otter Elementary School, please click on the link: WV Balanced Scorecard (

Testing Transparency – Big Otter Elementary School

McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act


2012-2013 National Title I Distinguished School

2013-2014 WV School of Excellence

Home of the Big Otter Braves!!!

Big Otter Elementary School
59 Ossia Rd.
Duck, WV  25063
Telephone:  304-286-3111
Fax:  304-286-3112

Mr. Anthony Boggs
Mrs. Andrea Helmick

Four Teachers of the Year and Twelve Teachers of Excellence!

Building Opportunities Expecting Success

Mission Statement:
Building Opportunities for education by way of promoting and Expecting Success for all students

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Clay County Schools
242 Church Street, PO Box 120
Clay, WV  25043
Telephone (304) 587-4266     Fax (304) 587-4181