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Regional Wells Fargo Principals of the Year Named Including Desarae Kirkpatrick.

Press release from North Carolina Public Schools

Eight outstanding public school principals have been selected as regional Wells Fargo North Carolina Principals of the Year and will now compete for the state title of 2018 Wells Fargo North Carolina Principal of the Year.

The winner will succeed the 2017 recipient, Jason Griffin, principal of Hertford Grammar in Perquimans County.

The regional principals of the year are:

Northeast: Cathy Michelle White, D.F. Walker Elementary (Edenton-Chowan Public Schools);
Southeast: Tabari Wallace, West Craven High (Craven County Schools);
North Central: Jonathan Enns, Fuquay-Varina High (Wake County Public Schools);
Sandhills: Jim Butler, Richmond Senior High (Richmond County Schools);
Piedmont-Triad: Tracy Kimmer, Yadkin Early College (Yadkin County Schools);
Southwest: Titus Hopper, Cleveland Early College (Cleveland County Schools);
Northwest: Desarae Kirkpatrick, Nebo Elementary (McDowell County Schools) and
Western: Melissa Godfrey, Andrews Elementary (Cherokee County Schools).
Regional winners will each receive $1,000 for personal use and $1,000 for their schools.

A state selection committee will now review the portfolios of the eight regional winners and conduct an extensive interview process before selecting the 2018 Wells Fargo North Carolina Principal of the Year. The winner will be announced May 11 at a celebration luncheon in Cary.

This is the 35th year the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction has partnered with The Wells Fargo Foundation to recognize the state’s outstanding principals. Since 1984, when the program began, 38 Principals of the Year and 248 regional recipients have been recognized. In addition, The Wells Fargo Foundation has provided more than $1 million in cash awards during that time to these school leaders.
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McDowell County Schools Got Talent!

On Friday, February 16th, McDowell Early College Key Club will be hosting the McDowell County Schools Got Talent! show from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. in the East McDowell Middle School auditorium. We would like to invite you to attend this annual event where there will be over 30 different acts from EVERY school in McDowell County. This year's show includes talented singers, dancers, ventriloquists, gymnasts, musicians, a comedian, a drum line, and an aerial artist.

Admission: Adults $5, Students $3; Children 4 and under free.
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McDowell County Board of Education Training Session 1/29

The McDowell County Board of Education will meet for a Board Training Session.

Monday, January 29, 2018, at 5:30 PM the Board Attorney will conduct a Board Training Session in the Board Room of the Central Office located at 334 South Main Street, Marion, NC. No action will be taken at the Training Session.
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The McDowell County Board of Education Work Session 1/22

The McDowell County Board of Education will meet for a Work Session.

Monday, January 22, 2018, at 5:30 PM at Old Fort Elementary School in the Media Center. The work session will be held to discuss the Old Fort Elementary Facility Plan. No action will be taken at the work session. There will also be a Closed Session to discuss property matters.
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McDowell County Schools will be closed for students Friday, January 19

McDowell County Schools will be closed for students Friday, January 19. It will be an optional workday for teachers. Despite today's thaw, there are just too many secondary roads containing large icy patches to have buses and teenage drivers commuting tomorrow morning. Tonight's forecasted lows will certainly cause black ice to form in lots of areas that have already melted, and temperatures are not expected to rise above freezing until late morning. As always, we appreciate your patience as we deal with this tricky winter weather.

Please be reminded that Monday, January 22 is now a regular student day.
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McDowell County Schools Closed for Students on 1/18/2018

McDowell County Schools will be closed for students Thursday, January 18. It will be an optional workday for teachers. Staff may report on a 2-hour delay if needed for safety.

Please note that the workday originally scheduled for January 22 will now be a regular student day in order to replace some of the instructional hours missed during this season's weather events. We are being proactive now in an attempt to preserve Spring Break and the Memorial Day holiday.
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