The Policy Committee of the McDowell County Board of Education will meet on Thursday, December 3, 2015 at 4:30 PM in the Board Room of the Central Office located at 334 South Main Street, Marion, NC. The purpose of the meeting will be the review of policies.
In case you missed the outstanding performance by our amazing MHS Titan Band at the McDonalds Thanksgiving Day Parade in Chicago, IL.
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East McDowell Middle School was pleased to host author Matthew K. Manning on Friday, November 13th. Mr. Manning is the author of forty graphic novels and comic books. He writes for both Marvel and DC Comics. He also publishes with DK books and Capstone. He presented a history of comics to students and allowed them to participate by playing comic trivia game. He also called students on stage to help act out one of his recently published comics and then explained the process of creating a comic. Mr. Manning encouraged students to pursue their dreams. He explained the hard work and determination that it takes to write a comic or a book. In addition, to his presentations, Mr. Manning enjoyed lunch with students and also signed copies of his books at a book signing party.
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MEC Principal Lisa Robinson is the 2015-16 MCS Principal of the Year Lisa Robinson, principal of McDowell Early College, has been selected by her fellow principals as the 2015-2016 Principal of the Year for McDowell County Schools. Robinson was appointed as the first principal of McDowell Early College back in 2006 and has served in that role ever since.
As part of Red Ribbon Week, School Counselors worked with students to create Drug-Free posters. These posters were displayed at the Friday night football game on Oct. 30th. Posters will be displayed in their schools. Our School Counselors are a part of the Substance Abuse Workgroup which meets monthly to discuss prevention and interventions to substance abuse. Chief Deputy Ricky Buchanan spearheads this workgroup.