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  • Jim Bailey, New Member of the Mercer County Board of Education


    Jim Bailey, Board Member

    Message from Mr. Bailey:

    My wife, daughters, and I have all been educated by Mercer County Schools, and we are lifelong Mercer County residents.  I firmly believe that we have excellent schools here in Mercer County.  We are fortunate not only to have an excellent school system, but we also have a hidden gem in the MCTEC Program.  I look forward in assisting, guiding and leading Mercer County to a continued future of an outstanding foundation for education.

    I have been a volunteer football coach for the last 15 years at Bluefield High School, which I have thoroughly enjoyed.  I have served on the Local School Improvement Council and managed the basketball concessions for 8 seasons at Bluefield High School.  I have had the enjoyment of serving as a student mentor to many students over the years.

    I have been a self-proprietor of my family owned business assisting in Employee benefits for local businesses here in Mercer County since 1998.  I have honorably served on the Bluefield City Board for 2 terms, or 8 years.  I have also had the pleasure to serve as a Fire Department Commissioner for the City of Bluefield.

    The lasting relationships and business experience I have gained throughout the years will truly benefit the direction of the students and staff in our public schools.  I am prepared to devote my time and talents to meeting any needs necessary to help grow Mercer County's academic performance, making lasting foundations for our community to continue to thrive now and in the future.

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  • Mercer County High School Graduations Broadcast on WVVA

    Monday, June 29              12-1p                       Bluefield HS

    Tues., June 30                    12-107p                   Montcalm HS

    Wed., July 1                        1230-130p              Pikeview

    Thurs., July 2                      12-234p                  Princeton 

    The CW is…

    Channel 6.2 over the air

    Channel 10 on Comcast/Xfinity

    Channel 18 on Suddenlink

    Channel 47 on DISH

    Channel 7 on DirecTV

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  • Back to School?

    As school systems across the nation wrestle with the question of how best to meet the educational needs of their students in the midst of a pandemic, Mercer County is no exception. We would appreciate your taking a few moments to complete a brief survey that includes potential school reopening models for the 20-21 school year.

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  • Summer Food Program Pick-up Locations

    Posted by Roger Robertson on 6/5/2020

    5 day Meal Boxes for Mercer County students will be available for pickup on Wednesday, beginning @ 10:30 a.m. until all boxes have been distributed.

    Pick up locations include: Bluefield Intermediate School, Montcalm Elementary, Princeton Senior High School and Spanishburg Elementary.​
    Please note that in order to avoid traffic delays on Stafford Drive, the entrance to the Princeton High location will now be from Tiger Drive.
    Remember as you approach the pick up point, raise your trunk lid to expedite loading.
    If you have questions, or need additional information, contact the Mercer County Schools, Office of Child Nutrition @ (304) 487-1551.​
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    Posted by Roger Robertson on 6/4/2020
    This summer Numerade is offering completely free online camps designed to help students prep for the exact courses they'll be taking in the coming school year & beyond. Our organization is dedicated to closing the educational opportunity gap, and we’re eager to help students through free and valuable opportunities.
    Instructed by our experienced team of PhDs and college professors, we have ten unique 8-week camps covering a variety of STEM subjects including...
    Calc 101/AB
    Calc 102/BC
    Calc 103
    Physics 101 - Mechanics ⚙
    Physics 102 - Electricity & Magnetism
    Physics 103 - Waves and Quantum Mechanics ️
    Chemistry 101
    Chemistry 102 ⚗
    Register here:

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    Posted by Roger Robertson on 6/3/2020


    Mercer County Schools announces our sponsorship of the federally funded Summer Food Service Program. Breakfast and lunch will be open to all children, ages eighteen (18) years and under, who would like to participate.  

    Meal packages containing five days of breakfasts and lunches will be at the following sites for pick-upBluefield Intermediate School, Princeton High School, Spanishburg School, and Montcalm Elementary School on Wednesdays starting June 10, 2020 at 10:30 a.m.  Any parents/guardians who come to one of the pick-up locations is asked to pull in and open the trunks of their vehicles for easy loading.  

    A nutritious meal is important for children to learn, play and remain active during the summer months. Remember, Hunger Doesn’t Take a Summer Vacation.  

    For more information about the Mercer County Schools Summer Food Program, please call Krista Kessinger: 304-487-1551 ext. 1255. 


    In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. 

    Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English. To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: 

    (1) MAIL: U.S. Department of Agriculture 

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 

    1400 Independence Avenue, SW 

    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; 

    (2) FAX: (202) 690-7442; or 

    (3) EMAIL: 

    This institution is an equal opportunity provider. 

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    Posted by Roger Robertson on 6/2/2020


    If you have a child who will be starting Kindergarten in the fall of 2020, and you have not yet registered him or her for school:

    You will need to call the school that serves the attendance area, in which you reside, and ask for a Kindergarten Registration Packet. You may call the school, any weekday, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

    If you have a neighbor, or relative who has a child who will be starting Kindergarten in the fall, please share this information with them as well.

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  • New Teachers Academy 2020 – 2021 and Mentor/Mentee Training

    Posted by Roger Robertson on 6/1/2020

    Attention New Teachers

    The New Teachers Academy 2020 – 2021 and Mentor/Mentee Training  schedule has been announced. Please view this page for more information.


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  • Thank you Teachers!

    Posted by Roger Robertson on 5/5/2020

    Thank you Teachers!

    Video courtesy of Google Education.

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  • 2020 Teacher of the Year

    Posted by Roger Robertson on 4/28/2020 11:00:00 AM
     Amanda Feldes

    Mercer County Schools is proud to announce Amanda Feldes as the 2020 Teacher of the Year. Ms. Feldes is a math teacher at Montcalm High School where she sponsors the Key Club and serves as the school test coordinator. She also serves on the county Math4Life Committee and is pursuing a doctorate degree in Integrative STEM Education at Virginia Tech. We appreciate her dedication to the students, staff, and community of Montcalm High School.

    We appreciate the hard work and dedication embodied by each of this year’s nominees. Thank you for serving our students and schools!

    Athens School-Sarah Brown
    Bluefield High School-Gail Webb
    Bluefield Intermediate School-Tracy Richmond
    Bluefield Middle School-Abbey Hoffner
    Bluewell School-Alvin Hibbits
    Brushfork School-Amanda Etter
    Mountain Valley Elementary School-Elizabeth Hollifield
    Glenwood School-Julie Miller
    Lashmeet / Matoaka School-Leigh Kessler
    Melrose School-Jessica Pritchett
    Memorial School-Emily Smith
    MCELC Princeton Site-Donna Pennington
    MCTEC-Alicia Lester

    Mercer School-Stephanie Shrewsbury
    Montcalm Elementary School-Shari Lamie
    Montcalm High School-Amanda Feldes
    Oakvale School-Katherine Mullins
    PikeView High School-Karen Miller
    PikeView Middle School-Michelle Jones
    Princeton High School-Donna Minnix
    Princeton Middle School-Cara Lambert
    Princeton Primary School-Becky Wright
    Spanishburg School-Teresa Farley
    Straley School-Pam Clark
    Sun Valley School-Tina Cales
    Whitethorn School-Stephanie Knight

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  • Service Person of the Year

    Posted by Roger Robertson on 4/23/2020 10:00:00 AM
     K Williams

    Mercer County Schools is proud to announce Kimberly R. Williams as the 2020 Service Person of the Year. Mrs. Williams is currently a secretary at Bluefield High School. We appreciate her dedication to the students, staff, and community of Bluefield High School. Congratulations! 

    Nominees from each school and department are listed below. These individuals represent the occupations of custodian, aide, cooks, secretary, bus operator, and maintenance. We appreciate the dedication and hard work embodied by each of this year’s nominees. Thank you for serving our students and schools!

    Athens School-G. Kevin Browning
    Bluefield High School-Kimberly R. Williams
    Bluefield Intermediate School-Angela M. Mooney 
    Bluefield Middle School-L. Denise Johnson 
    Bluewell School-Deborah L. Snider 
    Brushfork School-Amy E. Thomas
    Mountain Valley Elementary School-Betty L. Long
    Glenwood School-Beth M. Flack
    Lashmeet / Matoaka School-Kristie G. McBride
    Melrose School-Winston L. Hubbard
    Memorial School-Carla N. Johnson
    MCELC Princeton Site-Teresa A. Harvey
    MCTEC-Lori L. Peyton 
    Mercer School-Shirley J. Jennelle
    Montcalm Elementary School-Jesse Saucedo
    Montcalm High School-Kathy D. Miano

    Oakvale School-Darlene M. Tritt
    PikeView High School-Margaret Sue Stamper
    PikeView Middle School-Michael D. Cox
    Princeton High School-Betty J. Powell 
    Princeton Middle School-Imogene M. Reynolds 
    Princeton Primary School-Peggy E. Sparks 
    Spanishburg School-Gregory D. Mullins 
    Straley School-Lisa K. Hylton 
    Sun Valley School-Terri D. Tilley 
    Whitethorn School-Velvet P. Dyson 
    Central Office-Shelley R. Harman 
    Maintenance-Eddie D. Odle 
    Maintenance-Aaron "Hank" Holland 
    Transportation-Ronald W. Woolridge
    Transportation-K. Adam Howell
    Transportation-William "Willie" Nelson

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  • Semifinalist for the United States Presidential Scholars Program

    Posted by Roger Robertson on 4/22/2020 4:00:00 PM


    We are pleased to recognize Kayli M. Mann, Valedictorian of Pikeview High School Class of 2020. Kayli has been notified that she is a semifinalist for the United States Presidential Scholars Program. The United States Presidential Scholars Program recognizes up to 161 students in the country based on broad academic achievement, academic and artistic scholarship, or accomplishment in career and technical education fields. Application for this prestigious program is by invitation only. Kayli is now one of 621 semifinalists whose application will be reviewed by the Commission on Presidential Scholars. U.S. Presidential Scholars will be nationally recognized in June of this year. 

    In addition, Kayli is a National Merit Finalist. She also applied to 16 colleges and universities, with 6 of them being Ivy League institutions. She was accepted to all 6 Ivy League schools, including Yale, Harvard, Columbia, Princeton, Dartmouth, and The University of Pennsylvania. She has made the decision to attend The University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business this fall with the Joseph Wharton Scholarship. 

    In addition to academics, Kayli volunteers in her local community and is active at her church. She has performed in Princeton Extreme Teen Center productions and has portrayed Alice in Alice in Wonderland, Gollum in The Hobbit, and Ellie May Clampett in the Beverly Hillbillies. Kayli is also a member of the National Honors Society, Academic Quiz Bowl team, and the Pikeview High School Band. 

    Kayli has included a link to her YouTube page if you want to learn more about her accomplishments.

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  • WV ESEA Waiver Request

    Posted by Roger Robertson on 4/6/2020 11:00:00 AM

    ESA Waiver The West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) is posting the WVDE ESEA Waiver Request for assessment administration for public comment per the requirements of the United States Department of Education (USED). The waiver request is based on the state's decision to suspend statewide summative assessments, reporting, and accountability calculations for spring 2020. The USED stipulates, "The State educational agency will provide public and all LEAs in the State with notice of the opportunity to comment on this request (e.g., by posting information regarding the waiver request and the process for commenting on the state website)."

    US Department of Education Letter

    Click here to review the letter from the United States Department of Education.

    Public Comments

    Click here to comment. 

    Homeschool In addition, the requirement for homeschool student assessment has not been waived. 
    The deadline to submit assessment results for Grades 3, 5, 8, and 11 has been adjusted from June 30, 2020 to December 31, 2020.  Utilizing the public school assessment is not an option; however, homeschool parents may choose a portfolio evaluation by a West Virginia licensed teacher, other nationally-normed assessment published in the last 10 years, or an assessment that is mutually agreed upon by the district and parent/guardian.  

    Please contact Dr. Ashley Vaughn at with questions regarding assessment requirements. 

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