|Bang, Pop, Ooh, Aah.... is it the 4th of July?! Wrong! It is time for the STEAM Expo. The STEAM (Science,Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) Expo is a chance for students to demonstrate their knowledge and skills by designing, implementing and creating an exciting project to share with the community. School fairs will be announced by individual schools. January 9, 2015 is our set up and turn in date at McDowell Tech CC. The Community Expo will be held on January 10, 2015 from 3pm-6pm with awards beginning at 6:00pm in the MTCC auditorium. For more information and assistance check out http://bit.ly/STEAMMCS|
Welcome to McDowell County Schools
INSPIRING SUCCESS: Student-centered, Mission-driven
The McDowell County School System is located in the foothills of beautiful Western North Carolina, about 30 miles east of Asheville. McDowell County Schools consist of 13 schools (one high school, one early college, one alternative education center, two middle/junior high schools, eight elementary schools) and nine pre-school sites. The school system has approximately 6,500 students, nearly 1,000 employees, and around a $55 million budget.
The mission of McDowell County Schools is to deliver excellence in education where all are engaged in collaboration, communication, and innovation so that every student graduates ready to achieve success and positively shape the future.
WLOS TV Chief Meteorologist visits Old Fort
Jason Boyer, chief meteorologist for WLOS TV, visited Old Fort Elementary on November 11, 2014. He taught 5th graders about the predicting weather . The students were very excited to see Mr. Boyer and have their picture and school mentioned on TV.
MHS Environmental Club
noticed a group picking up trash. They recognized the groups as the The Environmental Club from McDowell High School. The staff members had this to say about the group, "What a very unselfish way to spend a afternoon. This is a beautiful and special place where we enjoy hiking as a family. We appreciate this club for their time and effort....what a difference they made. I felt that you would love to know this story... sometimes we do not know what goes on unless people share."
MY Health-e-Schools is improving access to healthcare for students in McDowell County through telemedicine. The technology is based on high-definition videoconferencing using specially equipped stethoscopes and cameras so that a centrally located health care provider can examine students at multiple schools without traveling. We collaborate with primary care physicians to provide many services, including addressing acute issues such as the common ear ache or stomach ache, chronic disease management, medication management, well-child check-ups, sports physicals, adolescent medicine consultations, and telepsychology / telebehavioral health.