Come Join Us!
September 21st, 5:30 until 7pm
“Visual Aids and Prompting”
Guest speaker ~ Ginny Ostgaard
Teacher of Model Classroom
Buncombe County Schools
Workshop is sponsored by
In media center @ Marion Elementary
Pizza will be served! – Child care provided with advance notice
Please call 652-6580 ext. 203
if you need more information and/or childcare.
Operation Backpack started our 19th year by providing 989 students with school supplies this summer. This assistance was only possible because of our giving and caring community! Thank YOU!!
During the school year, please let your school Principal or Counselor know when a student is need of supplies. We will provide the assistance as long as supplies are available throughout the year.
Supplies and monetary donations are very much appreciated to support our year round program! Monetary donations may be written to The Endowment Fund, marked for Operation Backpack, and mailed or brought to McDowell County Schools, 334 South Main Street, PO Box 130, Marion, NC 28752. Supply donations may be brought to this same location.
Originally organized in 1998 and administrated by the Endowment Fund of the Public Schools of McDowell County, the goal of Operation Backpack is to provide all underprivileged children in McDowell County Public Schools with a new backpack and school supplies. Through the gracious giving of our community and others, school supply assistance has been provided directly to over 600 McDowell County School students each year. It is our wish that no child returns to school without the necessary supplies. Although the majority of the supplies are distributed during the a few weeks prior to school starting, Operation Backpack is a year-round project and will supply students all year when needs arise. Supplies that are given to students include, but are not limited to; Backpacks, 3 ring binders, notebook paper, spiral notebooks, pocket folders, erasers, ballpoint pens, pencils: #2 & colored, 24 count crayons, glue: bottles & sticks, safety scissors, markers, and pencil boxes/pouches.
If you have questions or need further information, please contact Melanie Dunham at 828-652-4535 x106 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Summer school assistance to students by year:
We are pleased to announce the 2017-2018 McDowell County Schools Teachers of the Year. The following teachers (in last name alphabetical order) have been chosen as the school winners by their respective faculties:
Jennifer Blake, Pleasant Gardens Elementary School
Stella Brewer, Eastfield Global Magnet School
Freida Burleson, McDowell High School
Andrew Denton, Marion Elementary School
Leslie Hester, Glenwood Elementary School
Hank Hunt, Foothills Community School
Christel Merritt, East McDowell Middle School
Benjamin Moore, West Marion Elementary School
Lori Poteat, West McDowell Middle School
Michael Smith, Alternative Education Center
Jessica Sutton, McDowell Early College
Rhonda Tipper, Old Fort Elementary School
Whitney Vance, North Cove Elementary School
Terra Wyatt, Nebo Elementary School
Congratulations to all!
Where: Universal Advanced Manufacturing Center
When: Tuesday, August 10, 2017 from 1 pm to 5 pm
Over 40 employers and local agencies!
Come dressed for success and bring copies of your resume!
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