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Superintendent Mark Garrett is very happy to announce that McDowell native Edwin H. Spivey III will be the next principal of McDowell High School. The Board of Education approved Spivey this evening at its regularly scheduled meeting for July. “I’m honored to have the opportunity to come home to McDowell High School” said Spivey. He added “I know that we can achieve great things for the students of McDowell County.”
Spivey graduated from McDowell High in 1988. He then attended Appalachian State University and graduated in 1993 with a Bachelor of Science degree in History and a minor in Business Administration. Upon graduation he worked as a sales representative for copiers and other office equipment in the Asheville area. He began his education career in 1999 as a Social Studies teacher and Golf coach at McDowell HS. He earned his Masters of School Administration in 2002 from Western Carolina University. In 2005 he moved into administration as Assistant Principal at AC Reynolds HS in Buncombe County. He has served as the principal of Enka High School in Buncombe County since 2010.

Superintendent Garrett is confident that Mr. Spivey is the right fit for McDowell High. He stated, “Edwin has the experience and background that we need to move MHS forward. His passion for student learning and staff team building is obvious, and I am excited for the students, parents, and staff of MHS, as well as our entire MCS community.”

Including his time as a teacher, AP, and principal, Spivey has a total of 16 years as a high school educator. According to Garrett, Spivey will wrap up his duties at Enka and will assume his new role in a couple of weeks, “We anticipate Mr. Spivey being with us in early August.”  
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News & Announcements

German School Partnership Meeting

There will be a meeting for all Juniors & Seniors interested in participating in our German partnership with Duborg-Skolen Thursday, September 3rd at 6pm in the CTE Conference Room. This is for anyone interested in hosting a German student for a week in November and/or traveling to Germany in March. Parents should also attend this meeting. Students who traveled last year are required to attend.

PowerSchool Student and Parent Login

Parents and Students, PowerSchool Student and Parent portals are unavailable at this time. This is a state issue that we have no control over. When this is resolved, we will communicate the new login procedures to you.

Chromebook Orientation/Distribution 2015-2016

Chromebook Orientation/Distribution 2015-2016

New Chromebook Fees for the 2015-2016 school year. The new insurance policy should save the average student's family money over time. Watch introduction video and click title for more information about Distribution dates.

First Day of School

First Day of School

MHS Open House/Alternate Chromebook Pick-up: August 24 (2:30PM-6:30PM)
First Day of School is Tuesday, August 25

Website Under Renovations

Website Under Renovations

Our school website has had a facelift. Please bear with us as we transition material and information over to the new site. We hope you like our new look!
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Cross Country at AC Reynolds
Date: 9/2/2015
Location: AC Reynolds High School, Rocket Drive, Asheville, NC 28803, United States
Soccer with Patton
Date: 9/2/2015
Golf at Linville Falls
Date: 9/3/2015
Location: Linville Falls Golf Club, 210 Blue Ridge Drive North, Marion, NC 28752, United States
JV Football with Tuscola
Date: 9/3/2015
Tennis at Asheville
Date: 9/3/2015
Location: Asheville High School, 419 McDowell Street, Asheville, NC 28803, United States
Volleyball with TC Roberson
Date: 9/3/2015
German School Partnership Meeting
Date: 9/3/2015, 6 PM 7 PM
Location: CTE Conference Room
Football at Tuscola HS
Date: 9/4/2015
Location: Tuscola High School, 564 Tuscola School Road, Waynesville, NC 28786, United States