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.
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 they will be equipped with credentials that will give them an advantage and empower them in the job market.
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CTE Agri/FFA Receives Grant
The McDowell County Farm Bureau made a $1500 donation to the new McDowell High School Agriculture/FFA program at their yearly meeting. In the picture from left to right:
Wayne Miller, Terry English, Allen Ingram, Bob Brackett, Terry English, and James Nations.
Titan Athletes of the Week
Congrats Emily and Macs for being selected as our Titan Athletes of the Week! We are #titanproud!
CTE Clubs visit Biltmore
Representatives from HOSA, SkillsUSA, FCCLA, FBLA, & DECA attended the 9th annual Student Leadership Academy today at Biltmore Estate.
After an inspirational welcome from Mr. Bill Cecil, Jr., President & CEO of The Biltmore Company, students attended sessions on business etiquette, communications, & public speaking. Lunch was provided by Biltmore at the Lioncrest facility.
First Day of School 2014
MHS was excited to welcome over 1,700 students on the #firstday of school! #welcome2success #mcdowellhigh
AVID Students Chosen to Represent MHS at GEARUP Conference in Washington, D.C.
AVID Seniors, Jorge, Allison, & Pedro, chosen for GEARUP conference in DC and met with US Congressman Mark Meadows #titanproud
Congratulations to Mrs. Cristen Clark for being selected as the McDowell County Schools 9th-12th Outstanding New Teacher for 2013-2014! #titanproud
Teacher and MCS Secondary Teacher of the Year
Mrs. Miranda Ferguson
Congratulations! Thank you for your dedication and excellence in teaching! #titanproud
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ATTENTION SENIORS: On Monday, Oct. 27th from 6:30 - 7:30, CFNC rep Skip Watts will meet with students and parents in the MHS Media Center to show all the benefits to using the CFNC site. Please plan to attend! (There will be light refreshments).
The SAT will be given at MHS on November 8. The late registration deadline is October 28 if you haven't signed up and want to take it. Students must register themselves at www.collegeboard.org
Notes for test day:
You MUST have these items in order to be admitted for the test.
1) Admission Ticket printed from the collegeboard website with your picture on it.
2) Your photo id - this can be your permit, license, pass port or student ID - Student ID's are made here at the school. If you need an ID made, you need to see Mrs. Kirk in the Main Counseling Office. The cost for an ID is $1.
YOU WILL NOT BE ENTERED IN TO THE TEST SITE WITHOUT THESE 2 DOCUMENTS!
THIS IS A COLLEGE BOARD REQUIREMENT.
You should also bring a calculator and 2 -#2 pencils. Cell phones are not allowed and should not be brought into the testing center. SAT is given up stairs and all students will enter through the double doors at the auditorium.
The MHS family is deeply saddened by the loss of one of our own, McDowell High senior Eleck Hensley. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Hensley family.
Titan Theater Presents... A Night with Edgar Allan Poe
Edgar Allan Poe was the father of the American Gothic genre. His work has inspired some of the greatest horror story authors and iconic filmmakers.Titan Theater presents a night with four of his most legendary tales of horror.
The Cask of Amontillado
The Tell-Tale Heart
The Masque of the Red Death
School Day Performances: October 16th (1st period and 2nd period)
October 17th - 7:00 PM
October 19th- 3:00 PM
October 23rd- 7:00 PM
All afterschool shows are $5.00 at the door.
Where: McDowell High School Auditorium
Governor's School of North Carolina
Governor’s School of North Carolina is a five 1⁄2-week summer residential program for gifted and talented high school students across the state. The areas of study are English, Mathematics, Natural Science, Spanish, French, Art, Dance, Theater, Choral Music, or Instrumental Music. Applicants must be rising seniors (current juniors). Rising juniors (current sophomores) may also apply in the areas of dance, choral music, and instrumental music. The application deadline is October 24th. Students who are interested in applying should see Ms. Rumfelt in the student services office before beginning the application process. More information can be found at http://www.ncgovschool.org/.
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McDowell TeleHealth (HealtheSchools) Program
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McDowell Tech Back to Work Program