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Upcoming Events
Today
Repeating EventGEN - STEM 2 year Doorstep
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tomorrow
Repeating EventGEN - STEM 2 year Doorstep
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
3/5/2015
GEN - Bookkeepers Meeting
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
GEN - TA's
5:15 PM - 6:30 PM
3/9/2015
Repeating EventGEN - Cabinet Meeting
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
 
Welcome to McDowell County Schools
INSPIRING SUCCESS: Student-centered, Mission-driven


The McDowell County School System is located in the foothills of beautiful Western North Carolina, about 30 miles east of Asheville. McDowell County Schools consist of 13 schools (one high school, one early college, one alternative education center, two middle/junior high schools, eight elementary schools) and nine pre-school sites. The school system has approximately 6,500 students, nearly 1,000 employees, and around a $55 million budget.

Mission Statement
The mission of McDowell County Schools is to deliver excellence in education where all are engaged in collaboration, communication, and innovation so that every student graduates ready to achieve success and positively shape the future.

 

Rescheduled Events
Elementary Parent Teacher Conferences will now be held Tuesday, March 3rd from 3 to 6 PM

MHS Basketball game scheduled for 2/26 will now be played on Friday, February 27th at 5 PM
Snow Day Fun Pictures
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Cadet Victoria Ramsey Awarded the Meritorious Achievement Award
At Monday’s School Board meeting Cadet Victoria Ramsey, of the NJROTC Unit at McDowell High School, was recognized for her actions. While serving as a volunteer with the McDowell EMS she responded to a call by an elderly woman who had fallen. Cadet Ramsey’s actions were instrumental in saving the woman’s life. In recognition of her actions the Department of the Navy awarded Cadet Ramsey with the Meritorious Achievement Award. This is the highest award the Navy can bestow on a cadet. The Units Senior Naval Science Instructor put the infrequency with which this award is given by noting that there are over 70,000 students in the NJROTC program nationwide. The Navy awards only about a dozen Meritorious Achievement Awards for actions such as those displayed by Cadet Ramsey.

Multi-Age Classroom Featured on WLOS
There's a unique class in McDowell County that allows students to spend three years with the same teachers and many of the same peers.  In this multi-age classroom, each student is responsible for the other. It's a nurturing environment where every child can be a teacher and a student.


Read the full story at WLOS: ​http://www.wlos.com/community/features/learning/stories/multiage-classroom-804.shtml#.VOSxb1PF_tZ


 
MY Health-e-Schools


MY Health-e-Schools is improving access to healthcare for students in McDowell County through telemedicine. The technology is based on high-definition videoconferencing using specially equipped stethoscopes and cameras so that a centrally located health care provider can examine students at multiple schools without traveling. We collaborate with primary care physicians to provide many services, including addressing acute issues such as the common ear ache or stomach ache, chronic disease management, medication management, well-child check-ups, sports physicals, adolescent medicine consultations, and telepsychology / telebehavioral health.​

Recently, Heather Ray, the School Nurse at West Marion Elementary, and the telemedicine program was featured in The Duke Endowment.

 

You can read the story here: http://dukeendowment.org/story/High-Tech-Connection-to-Student-Care

You can read more about the telemedicine program, including how to enroll, at http://go.mcdowell.k12.nc.us/telemedicine
 
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