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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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Old Fort Super Leader 5k Video in Under a Minute

On April 23rd, Old Fort Elementary hosted the 1st Annual Super Leader 5k. The race was part of the overall vision to create an environment that empowers the leadership qualities within us all. OFE adopted Stephen Covey’s “Seven Habits” of leadership, and have been implementing the approach with faculty, staff, and students.

Camp Opportunity

Camp Opportunity is a camp that will be offered during the week of June 27 – 30, 2016 for middle school students. Up to 120 middle school students, those entering 6th through 8th grade in Fall 2016, will have the opportunity to explore one career per day. It will run from 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM daily, Monday through Thursday.

Mrs. Queen featured on WLOS

Mrs. Queen from Pleasant Gardens Elementary School was recently featured on WLOS. The segment, Never stop learning: Blue birds at school, showcase the blue bird box that was recently installed.

Carolina Donut Dash 5k

Mr. Bob's Donuts in downtown Marion is sponsoring the Carolina Donut Festival on May 21st, 2016. The kick off for the festival is the Donut Dash 5K. The run/walk event begins at 9:00 a.m. at the Historical Tailgate Market then going throughout downtown Marion and finally ending on Main Street in the center of the Donut Festival. All participates will receive a Donut Finisher medal, a festival t-shirt, and a Mr. Bob's donut at the finish line. This is a non-timed family friendly event. The cost to participate is $30. All proceeds for the 5K will go towards the Endowment Fund of McDowell County Schools. Spots for this event are going fast! Click the title to signup.

Graduation Dates

McDowell Early College Graduation at East McDowell Middle School, May 13th at 7 PM
McDowell High School, June 10th at 6:30 PM
Alternative Education Center at MTCC Auditorium, June 11th at 1 PM

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Kindergarten Registration
Date: 4/29/2016
Location: MCS Schools
Board of Education Meeting
Date: 5/9/2016, 6:30 PM 9:30 PM
Location: 334 S Main St, Marion, NC 28752, USA
MEC Graduation
Date: 5/13/2016, 7 PM 8 PM
Location: East McDowell Middle School, 676 State St, Marion, NC 28752, United States
No School-Holiday
Date: 5/30/2016
End of 2nd Semester
Date: 6/10/2016