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  • Re-imagined Days

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  •  Emotional Poverty IIWhat Stress Does to Your Teaching - and Your Students

     Has teaching ever felt more stressful?

    External pressures, environmental factors, previous experiences, fear, anger—all these and more create stress and tension in the classroom. Emotional distress interrupts and can harm—even destroy—effective teaching, learning, and emotional wellness in teachers and students.

    But how do these emotions develop in you and your students? The fact is many of us suffer from some form of emotional poverty. Think of it as an absence of emotional resilience or resources. Written for educators, not psychologists, Emotional Poverty, Volume 2 helps you understand and overcome emotional poverty so you can build more effective classrooms and safer schools.


    Click here to register for Elementary Teachers

    Click here to register for Secondary Teachers


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  • Mercer County Technical Education Center

    1397 Stafford Drive

    Princeton, WV  24740







    The Mercer County Technical Education Center did complete and return the C & A.  These funds will be used for the students.


    The total amount of funds received from HEERF I, II, III is $239,080.


    The total amount of funds distributed to students during the quarter ending December 31, 2021 was $52,771.


    The estimated number of students eligible the quarter ending December 31, 2021 was seventy-three (73).


    There were seventy-three (73) students that actually received grants during the quarter ending December 31, 2021.


    The funds were allocated to students based upon the following:  MCTEC calculated the total number of contact hours for 2020-2021 and divided the awarded amount by the contact hours, which resulted in payment per contact hour.  Students were awarded HEERF funds for the number of hours completed during the 2020-2021 school year.


    Students were notified by email of their HEERF distribution and were given the opportunity to pick up checks in person or checks could be mailed to an address the student provided.  Sixty-six (66) students responded to the email and the remaining seven (7) students were contacted by telephone.



    Report Completed: January 10, 2022


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  • Covid quarantine protocols010122

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  • Pre-Ordering Virtual Student Meal Packs

    This year, any virtual student who would like to pick up meal packs on Wednesdays (beginning September 15th) must fill out a pre-order form each week (due on Mondays beginning September 13th). This will cut down on the waste we experienced last year.
    Also, virtual student meals can be picked up at 5 locations: Bluewell School (3:00-4:00), Bluefield Primary (3:00-4:00), Athens School (3:00-4:00), Lashmeet Matoaka School (3:00-4:00), and Princeton High School (4:00-5:00).
    Mercer County Schools will send out an automated call to remind virtual families each week to fill out their pre-order form. The link to the form is below and will also be posted on our website.
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  • Mask Protocol for 2021-2022 School Year

    The Mercer County Board of Education approved the following mask protocol for the 2021-22 school year. If Mercer County is orange or red on the WV DHHR map on Fridays, then masks are required on buses and at all times inside school buildings. If Mercer County is green, yellow, or gold on the WV DHHR map on Fridays, then masks will be optional in classrooms ONLY. Masks will still be required on buses and anytime students are not in their classrooms.


    Mask Protocol

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  • Parent Schoology Training Video

    Posted by Amy Harrison on 9/28/2020


    Parent Schoology Training Video



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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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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 
    • 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.