The opening day for 200 day staff is August 7, 2017
First Day for Pupils is August 10, 2017

Much More Than
Pencils, Papers,
and Books

Spotlight on Elementary Schools

  • Athens Elementary – Recycling Program, University Partnership, Community Support
  • Bluefield Intermediate School – Student Leadership, Safety Patrol, Student of the Month
  • Bluewell Elementary – Community Mondays, STAR Progress, Faculty Collaborations
  • Brushfork Elementary – Community Support, Business Partners, Academic Achievements
  • Ceres Elementary – Character Education, PTO Support, Student Motivation
  • Lashmeet/Matoaka Elementary – Veteran’s Day Program, Parent Involvement, Community Support
  • Melrose Elementary – Student Leadership, Parent Involvement, After School Programs
  • Memorial Primary – Student Attendance, Life Long Learners, Community Relationships
  • Mercer Elementary – After School Programs, Curricular Fairs, Student Council
  • Montcalm Elementary – Food Drive, Butterfly Hugs, Choir Visits, Community Involvement
  • Oakvale Elementary – Attendance, Curricular Fairs, Blessings in a Backpack
  • Princeton Primary – School Bus Success, Star Attendance, Reading Comprehension Activities
  • Spanishburg Elementary – Grandparent’s Day, Vegetable Gardens, Professional Development
  • Straley Elementary – Student Leadership, Improvement Parade, Classroom Economy System
  • Sun Valley Elementary – 1st Place Battle of the Books, Extended Math/Science Learning, Student Council
  • Whitethorn Primary – Lil’ Treble Makers, Helping Hands, Attendance Incentives

Spotlight on Middle Schools

  • Bluefield Middle – Buccaneer Buddies, Bucs on the Run, PBIS Programs
  • Glenwood School – Student Council, Adopt-A-Highway, Community Involvement
  • PikeView Middle – Safety Programs, Academic Competitions, Positive Decision Making
  • Princeton Middle – Positive School Culture, Community Outreach, School Academic Focus

Spotlight on High Schools

  • Bluefield High School – Promise Scholarships, Won Mercer Cup, Athletics
  • Montcalm High School – Curriculum Fairs, Teacher of the Year, College Prep Courses
  • PikeView High School – Academic Bowl Champions, Bridge and Building Design, Athletics
  • Princeton High School – Tiger Pride, Fine Arts, Community Service
  • MCTEC – Campus Projects, Community Awareness, Skills USA

CPR and First Aid

CPR and First Aid Sessions will be offered on July 31 and August I, 2017 from 8:00 to 12:00. In order to attend these sessions, your certification must expire before September 15, 2017.  A stipend will be provided for those who have not returned to work under contract. Please register for these sessions by calling Sheraine Gunnoe at (304) 487-1551, ext. 1235

 School Administrators

 July 31, 2017


 Aides and Medicine  Administrators

  August 1, 2017


Continuing Education 2017-2018

The opening day for 200 day staff is August 7. 2017. You will find a copy of the scheduled events and locations below. All events will begin at 8:00 A.M. unless otherwise noted.

Professional Employees will report to their school sites on August 8. 2017. Service Employees will have continuing education on August 8, 2017 at Bluefield High School Auditorium. August 9, 2017 will be a Preparation Day for all school employees. See your supervisor for specific instructions.      more...

Akers named West Virginia Superintendent of the Year

Mercer County Schools is proud to announce that Dr. Deborah Akers, Superintendent, was named West Virginia Superintendent of the Year this evening at a reception at Stonewall Resort.

Dr. Akers has been Superintendent of Mercer County Schools since 1993. Dr. Akers constantly focuses on implementing programs to meet the needs of Mercer County students. One of her major focuses is to ensure that all students are career and college ready. 

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WVCPD Teacher Academy
Mercer County Technical Center
July 31 – August 2, 2017

The Teacher Academy is a professional development opportunity for educators along the spectrum of experience. With the implementation of the revised West Virginia Educator Evaluation System, designed to support veteran and beginning teachers using research-based materials and instructional strategies. With a focus on classroom management, professional practice and student engagement Teachers build upon a foundation of proven practices.. ...more

Mercer County's Title 1 Program

Questions or Comments?

Please direct general questions about Mercer County Schools to:   boe.merc@access.k12.wv.us
Web page questions or comments should be directed to:   brent.murphy@k12.wv.us
If you wish to contact a specific individual or department, please check the directory.