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Welcome to McDowell High School! Home of the Titans!

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



Titans in the News


All of Mrs. Cristen Clark's Culinary 2 students passed their Serv Safe Food Handler Exam. Congratulations Shanda Hall, Zuri Garcia, Ivy Carpenter-Ivy, Karsten
Vance, Richard Finley, Logan Shuford



Congrats to several MHS students in winning awards at the Montreat Creative Writing Festival this past Friday.

In the fiction contest, Nathaniel Y. won 1st place, Summer P. won 2nd, and Britney P. earned an honorable mention.
MHS students swept the poetry competition. Amber C. won 1st place, Dakota S., 2nd place, Nathaniel Y., 3rd place, and Kayla H, honorable mention.
In the poetry slam, Jenna A. won 2nd place and Lilly R. won 3rd place.
Shelby G. won the 3rd place Ruth Bell Graham Poetry Award. 
#titanproud


The following students were accepted into NCSSM North Carolina School of
Science & Mathematics:

Laydon Hutchins & Megan Moomaw into the residential program

Maekayla Burleson, Steven Kinsey, &
Bryan DelaCruz into the online program



Raekwon Miller has been named to the Associated Press All-State Basketball Team! Congratulations Raekwon! #titanproud

Congrats to Markia Stacey, MAC Player of the Year, Josh Dula, MAC Wrestler of the Year and named to WNC 1st Team, Coach Jennifer Brooks, MAC Coach of the Year, Landon Whitson, Wendy's HS Heisman Award, Raekwon Miller and Aryonna Noblitt, selected for Blue-White Games

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Some Images Courtesy of:  Marty Queen and Bonnie Byrd/ 
McDowell News


MHS 2014-2015
Teacher of the Year

Mrs. Miranda Ferguson
Congratulations! Thank you for your dedication and excellence in teaching!
#titanpride



Mrs. Cristen Clark's Culinary students showcase their Farm to Table concept to WLOS-News13



Excellence in Technology Integration 
Teacher of the Month (March)

Mr. Chad Jones' History classes use technology to enhance literacy and critical thinking skills and compete to show what they know.

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 What's Happening @ MHS...

MHS RELAY FOR LIFE EVENTS
Penny Wars will start on April 28 and run through May 2. Bring in all your spare change to donate to Relay for Life. The first period that raises the most money will get a free breakfast; the first period teacher of that class will get a $25 Walmart gift card.

Relay for Life will be sponsoring a benefit concert on April 29 at 6 PM featuring the MHS rock band 25th Hour. Tickets will be $3.




2014 MHS Graduation
The School Board has approved the 2014 MHS Graduation date. Mark your calendar for Friday, June 13, 2014 @ 6:30PM



May 9, 2014 @ Deer Park in AVL, NC
Prom tickets will be sold during all 3 lunches April 28-May 2. Please make plans accordingly. 
Prices: 
Seniors  $30
Juniors  $35
Guests  $45
Any student, or guest of a student from another school, who receives OUT OF SCHOOL SUSPENSION or C-STOP between March 24th and May 9th will NOT be allowed to attend the Prom.



McDowell Tech Back to Work Program



Attendance Reminder
Please encourage your child to maintain good attendance.
Teachers take attendance each period so students still need to supply a note from their parents if they miss a period or two. Students have three days to bring in a note. Five parent notes will be accepted. After the five notes, students will need to bring a doctor's note; however, the administration will work with students when there are special circumstances. When students get six unexcused absences, they will need to stay for after school make up attendance. More information about after school makeup attendance will be sent home soon.

A way to check your child's attendance is through The Parent Portal. This informational system is available for each of our parents and the information can be picked up in the MHS office. This site will allow parents to view their child's attendance and grades at any time. If you have any questions, please call MHS at 652-7920.



Spirit Night at Andy's Burgers, Shakes, and Fries is WEDNESDAY, April 16
Andy's Burgers, Shakes and Fries is sponsoring school spirit nights for each school. We have an opportunity to earn 5% from the sales for our scheduled nights. If we have the top sales for the month then we would get 10% of the sales. Our scheduled nights are on the following dates starting at 5:00: April 16th and May 14th. Please mark your calendars for these dates as possible eat out nights for you and your family.



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