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Our Mission

 The mission of McDowell High School is to prepare all students for college and careers by providing world class opportunities through rigorous learning, experiences, and technology. As a community we will inspire students to achieve a successful future through goal setting, responsibility, organization, tolerance, and interpersonal communication.

Our Vision:

 Every student graduates with a plan for a successful future

 Our Motto:

 Pathway to World Class Opportunities and Excellence

We Believe:

  • Students are the reason we are here, and they possess the ability to learn.
  • Students have access to a quality education with caring adults who support, challenge and prepare them to be problem solvers and serve their community.
  • Quality relationships are key to student success and learning.
  • Students set goals for their future beyond graduation from high school.
  • Students are engaged in learning that is collaborative, relevant and rigorous; utilizing technology to learn skills needed for the future.
  • Students are offered opportunities to obtain certifications so they will be equipped with credentials that will give them an advantage and empower them in the job market.
  • Education is a shared community responsibility.

News & Announcements

Relay 4 Life Week Starts May 2

Relay for Life theme week is next week, May 2-6, to help us bring awareness to the fight against cancer. Please join us by dressing up in the following themes:
Monday: Wear multi-colors to represent all the different types of cancer
Tuesday: Team Jersey Day: Wear your favorite team's jersey or t-shirt to win the fight against cancer!
Wednesday: Crazy Socks Day; Sock out Cancer
Thursday: Superhero Day: Dress as your favorite Superhero to fight cancer
Friday: Paint the World Purple (This years theme): Wear Purple

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2015-2016 School Calendar Adjustments

The 2015-2016 Traditional school calendar has been adjusted to reflect the following changes due to inclement weather in January:
*March 4, 2016 is now a full instructional day for Students.
*March 25, 2016 is no longer a holiday, but an optional teacher workday.
*The last day for students is June 10, 2016 and will be a 1/2 school day.
At this time, we do not have any make-up days for students. However, any future missed days will need to be called as "No days" or Teacher workdays to preserve Spring Break. A revised calendar can be found on the McDowell County Schools website.

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Golf Regionals
Date: 5/2/2016
Location: TBA
LSoccer @ AC Reynolds
Date: 5/2/2016
Relay4Life: Wear Multi-Colors
Date: 5/2/2016
AP Chemistry & Environmental Exam
Date: 5/2/2016, 8 AM 2 PM
Relay4Life: Team Jersey Day
Date: 5/3/2016
Softball @ Enka
Date: 5/3/2016
Track MAC 4A Conference Meet @ TC Roberson
Date: 5/3/2016
AP Computer Science Exam
Date: 5/3/2016, 8 AM 2 PM