McDowell County Schools

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  • RV Seniors Inspire Bradshaw Elementary Students with "Senior Walk"

    River View High School seniors held at "Senior Walk" at Bradshaw Elementary School today clad their cap and gowns to inspire students to do well in school and strive to graduate.

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  • Teacher Appreciation

    From the Office of the Superintendent, Mr. Nelson Spencer:
    On behalf of the Central Office Staff, let me commend you for your dedication and commitment to the education of our young people. We truly recognize student learning occurs in the classroom. You are the key to student success and we thank you for your effort.
    It is certainly a busy time of year, but please take a moment to recognize you are appreciated.

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  • Immunization Requirements for 2018-2019 School Year

    Click the link for important information concerning required immunizations for West Virginia public schools students.

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  • New School Health Requirements for all 7th and 12th Graders for the 2018-2019 School Year

    Click the link for important information concerning new health requirements for West Virginia public school students in Grades 7 and 12.

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  • Notice of Budget Hearing

    There will be a hearing on the proposed budget for the McDowell County Board of Education at 4:30 p.m., during the regularly scheduled board meeting on May 7, 2018, at the Phoenix Center, 275 Virginia Avenue, Welch, WV. A copy of the proposed budget may be viewed by clicking on the above link or may be inspected at the Board of Education Office (30 Central Avenue, Welch WV), beginning May 9, 2018 through May 21, 2018, during regular work hours.

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  • Administrative Assistants Day

    On Wednesday, May 2, Central Office administrators hosted a luncheon to express appreciation for their team of administrative assistants. Thank you, ladies, for being our postmasters, psychiatrists, supply clerks, schedulers, troubleshooters, messengers, consultants, psychics, coordinators, trip planners, and attentive listeners. We appreciate everything you do to make us such a wonderful team!

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  • Skills USA

    17 Students from McDowell County Career & Technology Center recently competed at the Skills USA West Virginia State Leadership and Skills Conference at Fairmont State University on April 13-15, 2018. Skills USA is an annual State and National event to showcase Career & Technical Education's finest students. Of the 17 competitors, McDowell County had 2 Gold medalists, 5 Silver medalists, and 3 Bronze medalists. The state Gold medalists will compete at the Skills USA National level in May in Louisville, Kentucky. Click on the link to view our team photos.

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  • MCS Career Expo

    April 19 was a great experience for our seniors at the McDowell County Career Expo. We hope everyone took advantage of talking to prospective employers including our own MCS Personnel Department. #CountyStrong Click on the link to view some of the highlights of this year's MCS Career Expo.

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  • 17-18 School Calendar Update

    June 5, 2018 will be the last instructional day for K-11 students. This day will be a 3 hour early release.
    May 22, 2018 will be the last day for all PreK students.
    The last day for 200 day employees will be June 11, 2018.

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  • Energy Express Summer Reading Program Now Accepting Applications for Mentors

    Do you enjoy working with children? Are you looking for educational scholarships to help pay your way to college? Would you like to earn extra cash this summer while making a difference in the lives of our youth? Click the link for more information.

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  • Board Members Recognize Student Successes!

    On December 18th, McDowell County Board of Education members recognized McDowell County Spelling Bee winners Miranda Branham-Sandy River Middle and Isaac Fowler-Anawalt Elementary. Also recognized were McDowell County basketball and cheerleading first place champs from Kimball elementary school.

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  • Volunteers Are Making A Difference!

    Click the link above to see how some of MCS' volunteers are making a difference every day!

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  • Download McDowell County Schools' App

    Keep in touch with McDowell County Schools with the new MCS App!...

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