Calling ALL Families, Educators and Community Members that are Interested in the Education of Exceptional Children: Join the West Virginia Advisory Council for the Education of Exceptional Children (WVACEC) on Thursday October 13, 2022, from 6:00-8:00 pm, and Friday October 14, 2022, beginning at 9:00 am. We will be meeting at the Mercer County Technical Education Center 1397 Stafford Drive, Princeton on Thursday and at the Fairfield Inn 107 Halls Ridge Road, Princeton on Friday to talk about what’s happening in special education at the state and county level and the schools in your neighborhood. Come out and hear from the West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) about the special education programs and specific projects and initiatives going on for special education students. Local administrators of special education have been invited to share updates, accomplishments, and challenges. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend to share news and concerns about what is happening locally regarding the education of exceptional children. Exceptional children include students with disabilities and gifted students as defined by the IDEA and Policy 2419. The Council’s responsibilities include holding public meetings around the state, hearing from families, educators, and community members and making an annual report to the State Board of Education and others regarding the unmet needs of exceptional children. Please come out and let us know how things are going in your local schoolhouses. For additional information contact Dawn Embrey-King, Executive Director of the WV Advisory Council for the Education of Exceptional Children (WVACEEC) at email@example.com
Our Parent/Student FAFSA Workshop will be held on October 6, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. at MCTEC's Seminar Center. The sooner college-bound students complete the form, the better their chances to receive $ towards college! Please be aware of a correction in the "Please bring with you" section. Make sure you have your Federal Income Tax Return for 2021 to fill out the application. Hope to see you there!
BUS INFORMATION: Bus 674 will not run today, Thursday, September 29th. This affects Princeton Primary, Princeton Middle, Princeton High, Straley and Mercer Elementary.
PSHS’s band held a candlelight vigil outside CAMC for the three band students injured in a car accident last week. The students will hold a “See You at the Pole” gathering tomorrow, September 26th at 7:45 a.m. in honor of the girls as well. Our thoughts are with Alison, Audrey, Savannah and their families.
BUS UPDATE: Bus 613 WILL run this afternoon, Friday, September 23rd. This affects Oakvale, Pikeview Middle and Pikeview High
BUS INFORMATION: The following buses will not run today, Friday, September 23rd: Buses 611 and 597 which affect Montcalm Elementary and Montcalm High. Bus 613 which affects Oakvale, Pikeview Middle and Pikeview High.
BUS UPDATE: Bus 663 WILL run this afternoon. This affects Bluefield Primary, Bluefield Intermediate, Bluefield Middle and Bluefield High.
BUS INFORMATION: Bus 611 will not run today, Thursday, September 22nd. This affects Montcalm Elementary and Montcalm High.
BUS INFORMATION: Bus 663 will not run today, Thursday, September 22nd. This affects Bluefield Primary, Bluefield Intermediate, Bluefield Middle and Bluefield High.
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CALLING ALL BUSINESSES AND EMPLOYERS! We would love for you to participate in our Junior & Senior Career Fair in December. If interested, please either scan the QR code below or contact Jennifer Collis at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Juniors and Seniors interested in internships can fill out an application on our website at: https://boe.merc.k12.wv.us/documents/departments/career-connections/additional-info-and-forms/255686
Jeremy Thompson, a 2016 Bluefield High School graduate, spoke to four of Ms. Williams' classes on Monday. Mr. Thompson has degrees in criminal justice and business administration from High Point University and now lives and works in Washington DC. He shared about the various ways to define success and some personal habits that will ensure achieving it including goal setting and time management. Thank you, Mr. Thompson!
Mercer County Schools’ administration acknowledges allegations that an employee made an inappropriate statement to a student. We are actively investigating, and it is premature to discuss the investigation prior to its completion. Notwithstanding, the school system responds to the media’s recent request for comment to assure citizens that it takes this allegation seriously, and that Mercer County Schools is committed to swiftly and thoroughly investigating claims of this nature.
We are fortunate to have the most fabulous school nurses ever! Thank you for taking care of our students!
Reading is key to a bright future!