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Upcoming Events
4/6/2015
Repeating EventGEN - Cabinet Meeting
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Repeating EventGEN - C&I Team Meeting
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
4/7/2015
4/10/2015
4/13/2015
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.

 

Teachers of the Year
The following teachers (in alphabetical order) have been chosen as school winners by their respective faculties:

John Ballard, West Middle
Melissa Bartlett, North Cove
Jennifer Carroll, Old Fort
Kelly Del Gatto, Eastfield
Nikki Gillan, Nebo
Renee Hensley, Marion
Seth Hunt, East Middle
Marilyn Jordan, MEC
Lee Lynch, West Marion
Jennifer Miller, PG
Myra Morgan, MHS
Natalie Morgan, Glenwood
Marie Warlick, AEC

Congratulations to all!
AVID Senior Class Success Story
avid seniors

The McDowell High AVID Senior class recently achieved distinction as being the first AVID class to attain 100% admission to four year universities. All 17 students have been admitted to college and most have multiple options from which to choose. To date these students have earned $1,000,600 in scholarship offers from various universities across the state and nation. These students came together in the Fall of 2012 and have supported and pushed each other to success. Their class motto is “A goal is a dream with a deadline.” Through hard work and determination they learned strategies to help them achieve success in high school and acquired skills that will ensure their success in college. Over the past 3 years they have visited many colleges, taken several team building trips, and have grown to be a supportive network for each other. Their diligence has paid off. McDowell County is proud of their accomplishments and wishes them the best of luck in the future. 


2015 AVID Senior Class
Yuliana Arriola-Mars Hill
Ashley Benge-University of Arizona
Shania Conley-Mars Hill
Destiny Finn-Mars Hill
Hunter Flynn-Mars Hill
Emma Hogan-Meredith
Zachary Joyner-North Carolina A&T
Alexandra Juarez-Azpeitia-Mars Hill or Lenoir Rhyne
Jaime Kelly-Mars Hill
Taylor Lee-Lenoir Rhyne through Western Piedmont
Pedro Leon Perez-Mars Hill
Megan Moore-Western Carolina University
Jorge Queriapa Herrera- Lenoir Rhyne
Taylor Raines-Mars Hill or South College of Asheville
Jonathan Waldroup- South College of Asheville
Ashlee Withrow-Lenoir Rhyne
Allison Wright- Undecided between Chapel Hill, NC State, and Salem
MCS Celebrates Read Accoss America
Read Across America is an annual reading motivation and awareness program that calls for every child in every community to celebrate reading on March 2, the birthday of beloved children's author Dr. Seuss.
Mark Garrett Reading to wee titans

Superintendent Mark Garrett read Cat in the Hat to the Wee Titans preschool at MHS.


 
Nebo Art Classes
Nebo Elementary students are expressing themselves through art.  They are also learning about the work and style of famous artists.  The hallways are alive with colorful work.   
Thanks to Nebo PTO for helping to fund art tutors.

 
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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