The US will experience a rare total solar eclipse on August 21st. West Virginia won’t go completely dark, but the eclipse will still cover 90% of the sun. The total solar eclipse will be visible in a 70-mile-wide path that sweeps across the United States, an event that hasn’t happened since 1918. The eclipse begins in West Virginia at 1:08 pm. It will be at 90% by 2:35 pm, and complete at 3:57 pm.
All MCS' students will have “eclipse” glasses with special-purpose solar filters to participate in this spectacular event and each teacher will have the resources they need to engage the students in learning all about the process. August 18th has been declared Solar Eclipse Teaching Day for McDowell County Schools.
Schools will be sending home informational flyers on the first day of school. If you do not wish for your child to participate, please return the school form to opt out of participating.
Pictured from left to right is Leon Gravely, MVMS Principal, Jeffery Johnson, MVMS 7th Grade Science Teacher, Amanda Bishop, mother, Abigail Bishop, MVMS 8th Grade Student, and Stephen Ford, MVMS 8th Grade Mathematics Teacher. Pictured alone, is Brooke Waldron, 7th Grade Represented.
More than 700 students throughout West Virginia completed an application for the WV Governors Association for Mathematics and Science 2017. Only 65 eight grade students were selected for the program with Abigail Bishop being one of the chosen. Abigail will represent McDowell County and Mount View High respectfully and proudly. She will attend the program for two weeks at West Virginia State University starting on July 10th. Brooke Waldron was selected to represent the seventh grade class and attending the Academy earlier in the summer. This program allows students to research ways to build a sustainable future, collaborate with students across the state, and further knowledge.
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Policy 8-034, Employee Use of Paid and Unpaid Leave Time, has been revised and approved by the McDowell County Board of Education. All personnel holding extra-curricular positions need to be aware of new guidelines established in this policy. All policies may be accessed by clicking on the Administration link located on the orange ribbon bar at the top of this page.