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Subaru Dealership of Spruce Pine Announces Ride with Us Winner

Each year Mike Brown Ford-Subaru of Spruce Pine hosts the Teacher of the Year Ride with Us Award. The Teacher of the Year from Avery, McDowell, Mitchell, and Yancey County are invited to spin the wheel for a chance to drive a new Ford Edge or Subaru Outback for a year. Ben Moore represented McDowell County Schools well, he came up short.
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Parents of Students with Autism

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
Exceptional
Children’s Staff
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.
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YMCA Afterschool at McDowell County Schools

McDowell County Schools partners with the YMCA of Western North Carolina to provide afterschool care for local elementary school students.

YMCA Afterschool helps families make sure their kids get extra support, ongoing learning, and a chance to be a part of meaningful activities that can inspire and motivate them to succeed in school and life. Benefits include tutoring, homework help, individualized attention, healthy snacks, and outdoor play.

Eligible Students
McDowell County students enrolled in grades K-5 at Eastfield, Glenwood, Marion, Nebo, North Cove, Old Fort, Pleasant Gardens, and West Marion Elementary Schools.

Options
Choose from a three-day or five-day plan, or the year-round value package that includes summer camps.

Year-round child care is available at Eastfield, Old Fort, and Pleasant Gardens before school, after school, during breaks, and when school is closed for teacher work days or snow days.

Hours
YMCA Afterschool runs from the time school is dismissed until 6 p.m.
Rates
All students are considered for financial assistance to help offset the price of child care. The typical student on the five-day afterschool plan in McDowell County pays $7.30 a day after working with the YMCA Business Center on a program that works for their family. Call 828 251 5910 to ensure that you get a program designed to meet the needs of your family.

Thanks to the generous support of the Corpening Memorial Foundation, community donors, and a grant from the Kate B. Reynolds Foundation, the Y has scholarships available for any child registering for the McDowell County afterschool program.

The YMCA’s Afterschool Program is licensed through the North Carolina Division of Child Development and Early Education and accepts state subsidy vouchers.

Registration
Register on the YMCA of WNC website or call 828 251 5910 to schedule a time with an enrollment navigator.

Once you complete the registration process, a representative from the YMCA Business Center will contact you to discuss the available options and to schedule time for you to turn in paperwork.

Bring all forms, including immunization records and a current color photo of your child, to your registration appointment.

If you have any questions, please call the YMCA Business Center at 828 251 5910.
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Weather Update 9/11/2017

Due to this evening's impending weather all school-based evening activities will be postponed.

After school student care will operate as scheduled, and the Board of Education meeting will be held as scheduled. As always, we will continue to monitor the real-time weather situation and adjust as needed.
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North Carolina's Law on Stopping for a School Bus

On Monday our first yellow bus will leave McDowell High School at 5:45 in the morning. The McDowell County Schools yellow buses will travel over half a million miles this year. Passing a stopped school bus is both very dangerous for our students and can be expensive for the driver. Governor Roy Cooper recently signed the School Bus Cameras and Civil Penalties bill into law. Violator of the new law can be fined $400 or more. The North Carolina Department of Transportation has published a graphic on NC's law on stopping for a school bus.
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McDowell County Board of Education Meeting 8/28 at 6:30 PM

The McDowell County Schools Board of Education will meet in a Special Called Meeting on Monday, August 28, 2017 at 6:30 PM. The meeting will be held in the Board Meeting Room of the Central Office, located at 334 South Main Street, Marion, NC. The purpose of the meeting will be a closed session for personnel considerations and to consider any other business properly before the board. Public comment will be heard during the regularly scheduled monthly meeting of the board. Following the Special Called Meeting the Board will reconvene for a Work Session.
No action will be taken at the Work Session.
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