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May 2024

School News

Inflatables for grades: PreK - 5th on Wednesday, May 1st  

Brave Warrior Challenge (FunRun)- Thursday, May 2nd

Kid A Roos (Field Trip) for grades: PreK & Kindergarten - Monday, May 6th

WVGSA (Testing) for grades: 4th & 5th - May 7th , 8th, & 9th

Clay Center / Coonskin Park (Field Trip) for 1st grade - Wednesday, May 8th

Pre-K Graduation - Thursday, May 9th (Miss Sears Class @ 9:00 am) (Mrs. Marks Class @ 10:00 am)

April Perfect Attendance Reward (Ice Cream Sundaes) - Thursday, May 9th @ 1:30pm

LSIC meeting - Monday, May 13th @ 5:00 pm

WVGSA (Testing) for 3rd grade - May 13th & 15th

Election Day (No School) - Tuesday, May 14th 

WV Wildlife Center (Field Trip) for grades: 2nd & 3rd - Wednesday, May 16th

4th grade - Kid A Roos (Field Trip) - Thursday, May 16th

5th grade - ACE Adventure (Field Trip) - Wednesday, May 16th

AR Reward Trip to Chuck E Cheese - Friday, May 17th

Clay Pool grades: K - 5th on Monday, May 20th

PTO meeting - Monday, May 20th @ 4:30 pm ALL parents are invited to attend!

Countywide Step-Up Day - Tuesday, May 21st

5th grade Graduation - Wednesday, May 22nd @ 6:00 pm

Awards Day / Reports Cards / Last Day for Students / 3 hour Early Out - Thursday, May 23rd 

Military Families Click Here for Common Ground Website

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