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Want to do something fun this summer?!  Come to GEAR UP's Disease Detective Camp!
Rising 7th and 8th grade camp:  June 23-27 
Rising 9th grade camp:  July 14-18

Students will explore the spread of human diseases, plant diseases, and animal diseases.  They'll learn about the math and science behind disease outbreaks, how to prevent illnesses, and how to get a career in public health. Students will also go on field trips and interact with healthcare professionals, and plant and animal specialists.  It will be a very fun, informative, and interactive 5 day camp!  

To learn more, come to the parent information meeting on Monday, May 5, 6:30 - 7:15 pm at the East McDowell Junior High auditorium.  If you cannot come to the meeting but would like more information, please call Brook Thompson at 828-803-4527.



Testing Proctors Needed

Spring is just around the corner, which means it is time once again for our testing season! WMJH needs parents, guardians, and community members to help our dedicated staff by serving as proctors as we administer state tests to students. Being a proctor is a very important role and does require training and a background check.  If you can serve in this capacity please contact Judy Biggerstaff by either calling the school (828-652-3390) or by emailing her at judy.biggerstaff@mcdowell.k12.nc.us.  We appreciate your willingness to help out during this very important time for our school.




Congratulations to the
Battle of Books Team
for winning the County competition
They will be representing McDowell County
at the Regionals





NC Council for Social Studies

Two of our students presented at the annual meeting, 7th graders, Ava Widmann and Delaney McCullough, were co presenters with Phillip Jones on Japanese/Asian Culture. They presented, taught teachers Japanese language and culture, and answered questions from teachers.





Science Olympiad Regional Results



Varsity medalist 
Emma Eldrridge Entomology 1st place invited to state competition
Alexis Sweazy.   Entomology 1st.place invited to state competition
Emma Eldridge. Experimental Design 1st place invited to state competition
Kaleigh Jordan   Experimental Design 1st place invited to state competition
Dalton Shepard. Experiment. Design 1st place invited to state competition
Alexis Sweazy Roads Scholar 2nd
Hunter McKinney Roads Scholar 2nd
Emma Eldridge Dynamic Planet 3rd
Kasey Burnette Dynamic Planet 3rd
Elastic launch Glider 3rd
Micheal Wright
Eli Lindley
Metric Mastery 3rd
Hunter McKinney
Cassie Walker
Rocks and Minerals 3rd
Kimberly Burleson
Deanna Hensley
Boomilever 4th
Micheal Wright
Eli Lindley
Simple Machines 4th
Austin Wood
Ashley Cadwell
Sound of Music
Vanna Privette
Dalton Shepard
Write It Do It
Ashley Cadwell
Megan Cadwell
JV medalist
First place
Charlie Moore
Aly Thomas  2 events
Elizabeth White
Hank Eldridge 
Lydia Hartwell
Luke Shaeffler 2 events
Kathlyn Davis
Marisa Jornigan
Luke Shaeffler and Aly Thomas in It Matters not only won JVs but beat every varsity team but one and come very close to an invitation to the state tournament
2nd place
Aubrey Mathews
Danny Rodriquez 
Hank Eldridge 2 events
Katie Mathison 2 events
Beckie Caudill 
Aly Thomas 
Paul Shaeffler 2 events
Luke Shaeffler
Charlie Moore



Parents, Community, and Staff
Your input is needed
Please click on the link below and take the survey about calendar adjustments that have to be made due to weather conditions.
Parents/Community:
Staff Only: 
You have to have a @mcdowell.k12.nc.us email to view this form.




Important News! 
School Calendar Changes.
Monday February 17 Is now a full
instructional day for students.
Friday March 14 Is now a full 
instructional day for students.


7th and 8th grade families:
Please fill out this very short GEAR UP Survey.  GEAR UP is a federally funded college access program in McDowell County Schools.  It is a requirement of the grant that parents in the grades we serve fill out a survey about their knowledge of college, financial aid, and their child's goals.  All responses are anonymous.  Your input will help us determine what programs are needed in McDowell County. Thank you!






   West McDowell Jr High Yearbook Last Year for a Order yours Today



School Bus Stop Law  
Please check out the infographic above if you have any questions.

Congratulations To 
     Mr. Childers
 WMJH 2012-2013
Teacher of the Year

Add your own photos to the school's yearbook. Simply register and begin uploading by clicking on the picture below.

MCPS Child Nutrition can now offer you a way to add money to your child(ren)'s lunch account online using your credit or debit card! To use this online payment service click on Lunch Prepay and register as a new member. 

After you have registered you will need to add your student(s) using his/her name, school, and lunch number. Once your child(ren)'s names have been verified you will be able to add money to his/her account(s). 

If you have questions please contact us at 652-5633.
WMJH Calendar





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