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Special Called Board of Education Meeting

We will be having a special called Board of Education Meeting today March 30, at 5:30 pm. This meeting is virtual and the public is welcome to listen in. To join the meeting call +1 301 715 8592. Once prompted enter meeting code: 963 789 171
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Universal High School Application

Every 8th grader in McDowell County has the opportunity to indicate which of the three high schools he/she thinks is the best choice for his/her future, based on current aspirations. All 8th graders should complete this universal application by February 14.

Students and parents can learn more about all three high schools at the meetings listed below.

Parent Meetings:
West McDowell Middle School -- January 23 at 6:30pm
East McDowell Middle School -- January 28 at 6:30pm

Open Houses:
McDowell Early College -- February 3, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
McDowell Academy for Innovation -- February 4, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
McDowell High School -- February 6, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

This application must be submitted by midnight on February 14, 2020. Students will be notified of selection decisions via email on February 28, 2020.

To see the information presented at student and parent meetings, please go to
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LUKA KINARD AND MOM (Click here for flyer!)

A mom and son's journey through the cycle of vaping addiction to becoming an advocate for helping others.

JANUARY 30, 2020


6:00- 7:30PM

Brought to you by:
School Health Advisory Committee
McDowell Youth Forward
McDowell County Schools Student Services
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Bus Drivers Needed!

Do you enjoy working with children? Would you consider a part-time job with a starting pay of $14.28 per hour, with no experience required? If this sounds interesting, we encourage you to apply for a school bus driver position with McDowell County Schools. A school bus driver training class is scheduled for December 10, 11, & 12, 2019, at McDowell Technical Community College. Anyone interested in attending class and driving a school bus should apply in person at the bus garage at 7 Reid Street. Please contact our transportation department at 652-7610 for more information.
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Parents of Students with Autism

Come Join Us!

October 29 th from 8:30am until 10am
A Walk in Your Child’s Shoes ~
Making and Keeping Friends
Speakers ~ AU Team Members

Workshop is sponsored by Exceptional Children’s Staff

In Board Room @ Central Office

Donuts and coffee 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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