McDowell County Schools had a Gold Medal winner at the Skills USA State Competition held recently in Kingwood. Kevin was awarded the Gold Medal in Information Technology Services and will be moving on to the National Competition in June. Kevin is a student at River View High School and the Career and Technology Center.
Britney Blevins, a Careers in Education student, at the CTC presented her Autism project in recognition of National Autism Month to the McDowell County Board of Education on April 4, 2016. She is pictured with her Careers in Education teacher, Mrs. Sandra Murensky.
Two public meetings have been scheduled to discuss the 2016-2017 school calendar. The meetings will take place on Monday, March 7, 2016 and Monday, March 21, 2016 at regular Board meetings. Regular Board meetings are held at the Phoenix Center, 275 Virginia Avenue, Welch WV at 6:00 pm.
Science, Music, and Art 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 18, 2016.
Congratulations to Madison Dunford from Southside K-8 School and Adam Ynancky from Iaeger Elementary School. Madison is the 2016 Spelling Bee champion and Adam is the runner-up. Pictured with both students is Board President David Wllliams and Board Member, Mike Callaway.
Due to the 7 instructional days lost to inclement weather, the following OSE days will now be instructional days: March 30, 2016; March 31, 2016, April 1, 2016, June 1, 2016, June 2, 2016 and June 3, 2016. In addition the following CE day will now be an instructional day with a 3 hour early dismissal for students: March 8, 2016. Additional instructional days will be recovered, if needed.
This Christmas season the staff at McDowell County BOE participated in Pennies for Pups; all proceeds went to the McDowell County Humane Society. We were also able to collect dog and cat food, along with supplies for the animals. With all the donations, we raised over $100! We would like to thank everyone in our offices for their participation in hopes of helping to keep the "no kill" humane society in operation. This is something we love doing and hope that we can continue in the coming years.
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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...