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Hello and welcome to the new website for McDowell County Schools.  The goal for our new site was to simplify things.  Most Navigation and links will be found at the top of the site.  As we are rebuilding the entire site we know bugs will appear.
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Free Summer Meals for Youth

McDowell County School Nutrition Services is excited to once again announce that they will be providing free lunch meals to all kids all summer long.  There is absolutely no cost for anyone ages 2-18 to eat.  Just like last year there will be two main school locations where kids can get free meals:  East McDowell Middle and West Marion Elementary.  These sites will be serving lunch from 11:00 until 1:00 Mondays thru Fridays until August 19.

To better serve the youth of the county, this year we have increased the sites where food is available.  Through numerous partnerships and great community volunteers, we will be expanding our efforts to incorporate up to 12 additional locations like local parks, recreation centers, and our public libraries.  More information on specific meal location sites close to your neighborhood is available by contacting our School Nutrition Offices at 828-652-5633.

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McDowell Titan Football Reunion

July 23rd - 6:00 pm
Marion Lake Club Clubhouse

Open to all McDowell High Football players from graduating classes between 1971 and 2013.

Come see all your old teammates and coaches, swap stories, tell lies, whatever.

Board Approves Laura Davis as Chief Academic Officer

Superintendent Mark Garrett is pleased to announce that the Board of Education has approved Laura Davis to serve as the Chief Academic Officer for McDowell County Schools. Ms. Davis is a career educator in North Carolina and is currently the Executive Director of Human Resources and High Schools for Asheville City Schools. Ms. Davis was approved during last week’s regularly scheduled Board of Education meeting for March. Davis was happy with the news and shared the following: “My husband and I are very excited to become a part of the McDowell community, which already feels like home to us. I hope to bring my 28 years of experience to the team in a way that truly supports the great work already being done here. I am truly thankful for this opportunity.”

McDowell County Welcome

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.

McDowell County Mission

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.

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No School-Teacher Workday
Date: 8/22/2016
No School-Professional Development Day
Date: 8/23/2016
No School-Professional Development Day
Date: 8/24/2016
No School-Teacher Workday
Date: 8/25/2016
No School-Teacher Workday
Date: 8/26/2016