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Michelle Baker Completes Leadership Program

Michelle Baker, principal of Eastfield Global Magnet School, recently completed the Distinguished Leadership Program (DLP), a year‐long leadership development program for practicing school principals designed and provided by the North Carolina Principals and Assistant Principal’s Association and sponsored by the American Express Foundation through the North Carolina Alliance for School Leadership Development (NCASLD.)
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Free Weekend Meals from the Corpening YMCA

Free Weekend Meals!
Every Saturday
11 am —1 pm
Corpening Memorial YMCA

Join the YMCA for healthy food and
fun activities:
arts and crafts
book club
and rock climbing!

Free for anyone under 18.
Y membership not required to participate.
For more information on accessing food and/or volunteering with the program visit:
http://www.ymcawnc.org/nutritionprograms
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2019-2020 MCS Teacher of the Year

The following teachers (in last name alphabetical order) have been chosen as school winners by their respective faculties:

MaryAnn Basney, East Middle
John Beck, Pleasant Gardens
Alicia Burnette, West Middle
Laccarna Carson, MEC
Renata Crawley, West Marion
Tammy Dayton, Nebo
Kayla Fortenberry, Eastfield
Melanie Hamilton, Marion
Andrea Hardy, MAI
Heather Martin, MHS
Kylie McKinney, North Cove
Stephanie Mull, Glenwood
Leesha White, Old Fort
Susan Yergler, FCS

Congratulations to all!
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Parents of Students with Autism

Come Join Us!
April 16th, 5:30 until 7:00pm

Stop the Melt-Down before it happens!
Speaker ~ Heather Allison, Certified CPI trainer

Strategies for de-escalation – what to do - before, during and after
Workshop is sponsored by Exceptional Children’s Staff

In media center @ Marion Elementary

Food will be served!
Child care provided – Advance Notice Required!
Please call 652-6580 ext. 1203
If you need more information and/or childcare.
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Buildings and Grounds Committee Meeting

The Buildings and Grounds Committee of the McDowell County Board of Education will meet at 12:00 noon on Thursday, March 14, 2019 in the lobby of the McDowell County Schools Central Office, 324 South Main Street, Marion, NC. The purpose of the meeting will be to review a parcel of property. No action will be taken at this meeting.
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Teachers Attend Advanced Training at NCCAT

Feb. 4-7 Twenty-eight teacher leaders from across all 14 McDowell County Schools participated in advanced training at NCCAT, Cullowhee. With sessions ranging from data use to improv, participants chose workshops that matched their own personal and professional goals. The culminating activity was a presentation of a wide variety of Passion Project Proposals designed by the teachers to solve real needs in the community and will be carried out over the next five months at their schools.
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