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Bang, Pop, Ooh, Aah.... is it the 4th of July?! Wrong! It is time for the STEAM Expo. The STEAM (Science,Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) Expo is a chance for students to demonstrate their knowledge and skills by designing, implementing and creating an exciting project to share with the community. School fairs will be announced by individual schools. January 9, 2015 is our set up and turn in date at McDowell Tech CC. The Community Expo will be held on January 10, 2015 from 3pm-6pm with awards beginning at 6:00pm in the MTCC auditorium. For more information and assistance check out http://bit.ly/STEAMMCS  
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Welcome to West Marion Elementary in Marion, NC

We are excited about Red Ribbon Week!
October 27th - October 31st 
Monday- Red Ribbon Rally Day!
Wear red clothing to kick off Red Ribbon Week.
Tuesday- Follow Your Dreams: Don't Do Drugs PJ Day!
Wear your pj's to follow your dreams and be drug free.
Wednesday- Dress Like Your Favorite Teacher! Follow your teacher in the right direction!
Be creative and dress like your favorite teacher or principal. 
Thursday- Crazy Sock Day! Sock it to Drugs!
Wear your crazy socks today to sock it to drugs.
Friday- Camouflage Day! Don't Hide Behind Drugs!
Wear your favorite camo clothes today.
Basketball Signups 

Friday, Oct. 24   5:00-7:00
Saturday, Oct. 25   10:00-12:00
Thursday, Oct. 30   5:00-7:00
Friday, Oct. 31   5:00-7:00
Saturday, Nov. 1   10:00-12:00
Cost is $45 per player

 
September Standout Star Students
West Marion Welcomes Mr. Nakia Carson

Mr. Nakia Carson has been hired as the new Principal at West Marion Elementary School.
Mr. Carson has served as Assistant Principal at West Marion since August of 2012. He has served in various roles in the district for the past nine years. Mr. Carson earned teacher licensure in 2005 and began as a social studies teacher at East McDowell Junior High School. In 2007 he was reassigned as a plank holder teacher at the newly established McDowell Early College. He taught there until his promotion to assistant principal in 2012. 
Mr. Carson is a native of Nebo and a 1993 graduate of McDowell High School. Upon graduation he reported to Parris Island, SC for Marine Corps Recruit Training. He served as a Marine for seven years and attained the rank of Staff Sergeant before leaving active duty in 2000. He returned to McDowell County and served with the Department of Corrections from 2000 through 2005. During this period he earned an Associate of Arts degree from Western Piedmont Community College in 2002 and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Lenoir-Rhyne College in 2005. Mr. Carson earned his Master of School Administration degree from Appalachian State in 2009.   
Mr. Carson has been married to his lovely wife, Connie Carson for 18 years. They have 4 beautiful children, two attend school at Mcdowell Early College and two attend West Marion Elementary. His family is also hosting a student from Africa for the school year. When asked of his hobbies, he loves building and taking care of people.  Mr. Carson is involved in our community and looks for ways to extend a hand to his fellow neighbor.
West Marion thanks Ms. Kay Medford for her leadership during the interim period of this school year.

 

Information about McDowell Health-e-Schools 

http://crhi.org/MY-Health-e-Schools/index.html
 
 
Volunteer Information
We have so many wonderful and talented volunteers at West Marion and would love to have more.If you would like to volunteer, we have a spot for you.  We are in the process of updating our volunteer program so that we can better meet the needs of our students, staff, and West Marion Community. We encourage anyone interested in volunteering at West Marion to go to our School Website and complete the volunteer survey.  We have many and varied opportunities at our school and would love to place you in your area of interest as one of our volunteers.  After you have completed the survey, we will be in touch with you to set up a time.  Thank you for your continued interest in West Marion Elementary School.

Please click on the link below and submit the form if you are interested. 
West Marion Elementary Vision and Mission Statement
Vision Statement: 
To Ignite a Passion for Lifelong Learning:We will ignite within our students a passion for life-long learning, partnering with all of our stakeholders: students, staff, parents, and community in order to fully reach the  academic and career potential of each student.

We will actively engage our students in Twenty-first Century Learning skills by using a variety of learning modalities and extensively utilizing technology; while emphasizing diversity and global awareness.

We will nurture our students’  bodies physically, through concrete help with food and clothing when needed, and by encouraging healthy lifestyle choices. We will nurture them emotionally through character education, guidance,  and support of family where needed.

We will hold ALL stakeholders to high standards.

We will encourage responsible citizenship by developing awareness of and demonstrating  good earthly stewardship practices.We will provide a safe, orderly, bully-free environment  in order to maximize learning for all students. 

Hear us ROAR!

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Mission Statement:

 
To ignite our students with passion to become lifelong learners and prepare them to be competitive 21st century citizens of a global society. We will ignite in our students a passion for learning, enabling  them to gain the necessary academic skills to graduate from high school, and to pursue college and/or career choices that will provide successful options for them to be productive members of a globally oriented, 21st Century society.

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Core Values:
  • Partnering with stakeholders
  • Actively engaged
  • Nurturing minds and bodies
  • Technology of the 21st century
  • High expectations
  • Earthly stewards
  • Responsible citizens
  • Safe environment

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