Want to start your own business or need job hunting help? Come to our May 5 new business and workplace skills training! Click on the link above for RSVP information and all details.
McDowell County Schools along with McDowell County 21st Century Community Learning Centers, CASE WV, Women of the Moose - Chapter 355, Gerald & Darrell McKinney, McDowell County National Bank, Pioneer Community Bank, Welch Kiwanis Club, Eddie Asbury, and Reconnecting McDowell/AFT will be sponsoring the annual Drug & Violence Free Awareness Day at Mount View High School on Saturday, May 2 10:30 am - 3:00 pm. Click the link above for the complete program, schedule, and additional details.
PEIA is requiring every employee to provide that agency with the name of a primary care provider during the open enrollment period that ends May 15, 2015 to avoid the $500 medical deductible penalty being assessed for plan year 2016.
Did you know that 1 in 10 children will be sexually abused by their 18th birthday? At our next PAC Meeting, we will be presenting "Darkness to Light: Ending Child Sexual Abuse." Come learn the 5 steps to protect our children from sexual abuse. Lunch will be provided after the two hour training.
McDowell County Schools and Coalfield CAP Head Start announces screening dates for students entering school for the first time for the 2015-2016 school year which includes an opportunity for “Birth to 3 Year” screenings for parents who request this special screening. Please bring your child with you for the screening appointment. Click the above title for a complete schedule.
Our parents and community members had a Seusstacular time at our Parent Advisory Council Meeting on March 2, 2015. The meeting was filled with activities to celebrate Dr. Seuss’ Birthday! After a read-aloud of Bartholomew and the Oobleck, we used corn starch and water to make our very own green Oobleck! The parents were amazed that it is not a liquid nor is it a solid – its Oobleck! We created our own pillows and learned another great reading strategy that focuses the child on the sound spelling before reading the word. Participants were encouraged to take a look at the reading adoption materials on display at the Board Office and at each school site. The next meeting is April 13, 2015 at the Phoenix Center in Welch.
On March 11, Mount View and River View High School students had an opportunity to learn more about Chinese culture, history, and the language from two teachers from China who currently work in WV schools teaching Chinese. The presentation comes to us in the light of offering Chinese I in both high schools next year online, taught by a teacher from China. Chinese is the 4th most frequently spoken language in the United States, and our students will have a great opportunity to learn this increasingly popular language.
English Language Arts and Healh textbook adoption options are on display for public viewing at the McDowell County Schools Board Office. Books will be available for review from 8:00-4:00 M-F until April 13, 2015.
Each class designs a tree that represents their program. Click on the link above to see the talent of McDowell County Schools' students!
McDowell County Schools hosted its annual Spelling Bee on Tuesday, December 2 at Mount View High School. Sixteen students from across the county participated. Pictured above is the county winner, Sarah Peery, from Welch Elementary School. This is her second year as winner of McDowell County Schools’ Spelling Bee.