REMINDER: As scheduled there is no school for Mercer County students on Monday, March 27th.

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

Kindergarten Registration 2017-2018

  • Child must be 5 years old before September 1
  • Current Immunization Record
  • State Issued Birth Certificate (Birth Certificates issued from hospitals or courthouses will not be accepted).
  • Child’s WV Heath Check Form or Physical Form
  • Child’s  Dental Check Form
  • Proof of Residency
  • Please bring your child for screenings!

Click here for more information.

Ready Freddy

Mercer County Schools hosted the Second Annual Ready Freddy event Saturday, March 18, 2017 at the Mercer Mall.  Ready Freddy is a school readiness event aimed to help upcoming Pre-K and Kindergarten students and families ease into the school setting by offering a variety of hands on activities and information.  Freddy and his “army” (which consisted of Mercer County teachers, teacher assistants, principals, and Central Office volunteers) had ten learning stations where children and their families learned a new skill and received a “take away” activity to do together at home.  Students and families also got to go through a simulated lunch line and ride on “The Magic School Bus” with Ms. Frizzle herself.  School readiness is a component of the West Virginia’s Campaign for Grade-Level Reading. ...more


“If the facts don’t fit the theory, change the facts.”                                                                            -Albert Einstein

The SECRET STORIES® is a multi-modal, brain-based teaching ‘bag-of-tricks’ that transforms the reading and writing abilities of primary and struggling, intermediate grade learners. Through visual, auditory, and kinesthetic means, the SECRET STORIES® activates every learning channel and personally connect learners to the skills. Because there is no inherent meaning with regard to letters and the sounds they make, reading, writing, and spelling can be very difficult to teach, and even more difficult to learn. The seemingly endless array of phonemic letter patterns and sounds can appear random and overwhelming to beginning and struggling readers alike, unless they know the ‘grown-up’ reading and writing SECRETS™… the logical explanations for why letters make the sounds that they do!   

Title One Announces
"Second Saturday Series" for April

April 8, 2017

"The Secret Stories"

for Grades PK-2, Title I and Sp Ed

by: Katie Garner

"Unleashing Student Super Powers"

for Grades 3-5

by: Ashley Taylor

"The Secret Stories"

for Grades 3-5

by: Katie Garner

"Unleashing Student Super Powers"

for Grades K-2

by: Ashley Taylor


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.