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On July 1st, 2015 we will begin working on the new McDowell County Schools website.  We may experience down time as we transition to a new provider.  Please check our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/mcdowell590 for updates during the transition. Update: You can get a sneak peak at http://mcdowell.edlioschool.com/​ Please don't bookmark this site.  Our address will remain mcdowell.k12.nc.us.
Upcoming Events
7/13/2015
Repeating EventGEN - Cabinet Meeting
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
7/20/2015
Repeating EventGEN - Cabinet Meeting
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
7/27/2015
Repeating EventGEN - Cabinet Meeting
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
7/28/2015
Repeating EventGEN - Auditors
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
7/29/2015
Repeating EventGEN - Auditors
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
 
Welcome to McDowell County Schools
Titan Basketball Camps

Lady Titan Basketball Camp
July 6-9 (Monday - Thursday)
9am-12pm at MHS gym
Girls 5-13
$40 which includes a tee-shirt
Register on Monday starting at 8:30


Titan Basketball Camp
July 6-9 
1pm-4pm at MHS gym
Boys 5-13
$40 includes a tee-shirt
Register on Monday starting at 12pm

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.

 

Operation Backpack
The 2015-2016 school year is the 17th year that Operation Backpack has provided school supply assistance to students.  The project, which relies on donations from the community, outfitted over 600 students during Summer Distribution.

Link to PDF Flyer
This assistance was only possible because we live in such a giving and caring community!  THANK YOU!
New and Returning Substitute Teachers
MCS is in the process of changing the summer substitute training for new and returning substitutes to an online course.  Additional information will be posted on the website as soon as possible.  Returning substitutes will be notified via phone, email and/or letter.  New substitutes need to call 828-652-4535 x0.
Summer Meals for Kids & Teens

McDowell County Schools will proudly offer lunch at two locations this summer!

Open to ALL children, 18 and younger.

No enrollment, No Cost

East McDowell Middle School and West Marion Elementary School

Opening Day June 22, 2015

Lunch will be available between 10:30 AM and 12:30 PM
Monday through Friday

Link to PDF flyer
Link to PDF flyer in Spanish
McDowell County Schools Literacy Bus

Mobile Library Service for students Pre-K - 12th grade
Stops at various community locations
Checkout books FREE of charge in both English and Spanish.
Month of July
Four days per week
18 locations each week

Literacy Bus Schedule - July 6 - 30, 2015  (45 minute stops at each location)
Monday
Eastfield Parking Lot - 8:30 
Clinchfield Baptist - 9:30 
Nebo Pking Lot - 10:45 
Deer Park - 12:00 

Tuesday
SH/Montford Cove FD - 8:30
Providence Methodist Ch. 
Cemetery Pking Lot - 9:45
Glenwood Bapt. Ch.  - 11:00
Macedonia Bapt. Ch. - 12:15
Dysartsville Fire Dept. - 1:30

Wednesday
OF Wesleyan Ch. - 8:30
OF Family Dollar - 9:30
Grace Comm. Ch - 10:30
PG Parking Lot - 11:30
Scotty’s M.H. Park - 12:45

Thursday
Marion Elem Parking Lot - 8:30
First Baptist Ch. - 9:30
221 Roadside Pk - 10:45
Triple J MH Park - 12:00

For more information concerning the McDowell County Schools Literacy Bus, please contact Crystal Hamby at 652-4535 ext. 104 or email crystal.hamby@mcdowell.k12.nc.us. 
McDowell High School Graduation 2015 Official Video
Lolita Armstrong Featured on Head Start Page

Lolita Armstrong, a teacher at Head Start was recently featured on the Head Start national website.  Check out the site at: ​http://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/hslc/hs/about/index.html?LolitaArmstrong#stories to read her story.

 
Summer Lego Camp


Bricks 4 Kidz is bringing a summer LEGO camp to Old Fort/Marion this summer!!

Join us for a week of Lego Brick-A-Palooza, filled with fun and learning!
Campers can choose either the 9am-12pm camp or the 1pm-4pm camp. (both camps will be the same).

CAMPS ARE THE WEEK OF AUGUST 10-14, and will be held in the media center at Old Fort Elementary School.

Kids will spend their days doing all things LEGO. Camps are for both boys and girls. Campers will enjoy Lego free building, Lego Ninjago, Lego race cars, Lego movies, mosaics, 3D Builds, Lego sets (including Lego Friends), crafts and more!!

These camps are for children who are rising 1st graders and up. Camp is led by a certified teacher.

Register online at: www.bricks4kidz.com/asheville and click on “view classes” to search for Brick-A-Palooza Marion Camp!​

Cost is $125 for the week. 3 hours a day/5 days
Email wland@bricks4kidz.com with any questions.

Link to Flyer (PDF)
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 also read the story that appeared in the McDowell News here: http://www.mcdowellnews.com/news/health-e-schools-connects-students-to-medical-care/article_6e969b2a-c1f1-11e4-9c54-3b0d202d535f.html
You can read more about the telemedicine program, including how to enroll, at http://go.mcdowell.k12.nc.us/telemedicine
 
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