Announcements / Events

  • TOMORROW, April 10th: Bluestone Health Clinic at 3997 Beckley Road in Princeton is giving the Pfizer vaccine to any Mercer County Student wanting one (ages 16 and up).

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  • FAMILIES STRONG

    Families Strong is a support group developed to support families impacted by substance abuse disorder. Online groups offer judgement-free and safe support. Choose a date and time that works for you. Sign up today while slots are available. www.familiesstrongwv.com

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  • COVID VACCINES FOR STUDENTS (age 16 and up) AND PARENTS:
     
    Bluestone Health Clinic, 3997 Beckley Road, Princeton, WV will hold a Covid Vaccine clinic for students(age 16 and up)and parents on April 10th. Contact Sherry Agnew at sagnew@bluestonewv.org for more information.
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  • PRE-K APPLICATIONS

     

    PRE-K REGISTRATION SCHEDULE 

    • April 12 and 13 Bluefield Primary; Montcalm
    • April 13 and 14 Bluewell; Mt. Valley
    • April 14 and 15 Lashmeet/Matoaka; Oakvale
    • April 15 and 16 Athens
    • April 16 and 19 Spanishburg
    • April 19, 20 and 21 MCELC SS 
    Pre-K Applications available @ the following locations: Athens Elem, Bluefield Primary, Bluewell Elem, CASE WV Head Start, Imagination Station, Lashmeet/Matoaka Elem, Learning Tree House, Lifline, MCELC-Silver Springs, Montcalm Elem, Mt Valley Elem, Oakvale Elem, Spanishburg Elem and the Mercer County Schools Central Office.

     

    KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION SCHEDULE  

    • May 3 – PPS (A-M); Oakvale; Bluefield Primary
    • May 4 – PPS (N-Z); Spanishburg; Glenwood 
    • May 5 – Mt Valley, Lashmeet/Matoaka, Brushfork
    • May 6 – Athens, Montcalm; Melrose
    • May 7 - Bluewell; SunValley 
    All Registrations for both K and Pre-K will be by: APPOINTMENT ONLY.
     
    More details and info to come.
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  • ATTENTION UPCOMING HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS:
    The Career Connections Department at Mercer County Schools is currently accepting applications for summer and fall student interns for the 2021-2022 school year.
     
    Summer Term: June 7-August 27
     
    Fall Term: September 7-January 17
     
    In order to qualify for an internship, you must:
    📌Complete 11th grade prior to starting internship program
    📌Be on track to graduate with 28 credits
    📌Maintain a good disciplinary record
    📌Have fewer than 10 unexcused absences in the previous 2 semesters
    📌Have access to daily transportation
    📌Have a strong work ethic
     
    If Interested in applying for an internship:
    📌Complete the pre-application from found on Mercer County Schools' homepage: https://boe.merc.k12.wv.us/Page/259
    📌Email the completed pre-application form and any questions to Jennifer Collis at Career Connections: jcollis@k12.wv.us
    📌Pre-Application Forms must be submitted by March 31
     
    ****Due to Covid-19 restrictions, some placements (such as the medical field) may be difficult to fill. Please indicate TWO areas of interest.****
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  • Secondary School Athletics: Limitations on Crowd Size
    The number of observers allowed to attend indoor athletic competitions is as follows:
     
    *Metrics will be pulled from the WVDHHR map on Friday for the following week.
     
    Green: 6 tickets per student athlete/participant
    Yellow: 4 tickets per student athlete/participant
    Gold: 2 tickets per student athlete/participant
    Orange: 0 tickets
    Red: No practices or sports competitions
     
    Tickets for visiting teams:
    Green: 4 tickets per student athlete/participant
    Yellow: 2 tickets per student athlete/participant
    Gold: 2 tickets per student athlete/participant
    Orange: 0 tickets
    Red: No practices or sports competitions
     
    Only individuals with tickets will be allowed to attend. No passes will be honored. Tickets will be distributed by scheduled event/game. Each ticket is for one game. The school principal will calculate the maximum capacity of the gym to insure at least 6 feet of physical distancing between spectators (family groups may sit closer than 6 feet apart). If maximum capacity cannot be maintained in between games/events, the gymnasium/event site will be cleared in preparation for new game/event. CI cards will NOT be honored at any games except for opposing teams’ administrators. Mask wearing is mandatory. Anyone refusing to wear a mask will be asked to leave.
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  • Parent Schoology Training Video

    Posted by Amy Harrison on 9/28/2020

     

    Parent Schoology Training Video

     

    https://youtu.be/sW3oePuFhG4

     

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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 avaughn@k12.wv.us with questions regarding assessment requirements. 

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Policies Open for Public Comment

  • Any person may report sexual discrimination or sexual harassment, regardless of whether or not the person reporting is the person alleged to be the victim of the conduct, 24 hours a day by contacting the Title IX Coordinator in the following ways:

    • By mail at 1403 Honaker Avenue, Princeton, WV 24740 
    • By e-mail at aaliff@k12.wv.us 
    • By phone at 304-487-1551
    • Or by reporting to any school employee 

     A record of each report shall be completed immediately by the person receiving the report and shared with the appropriate personnel. 

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