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Variety Show Rescheduled

Due to impending weather conditions, the MEC Variety Show has been rescheduled for Friday, October 16 at East McDowell Middle School.

School Pictures!

Picture Day is Tuesday, August 25
Lifetouch will be coming to MEC on Tuesday, August 25 to take school pictures. High school classes will rotate to the photographer, beginning at 8:30 until 11:30. Lifetouch requires payment at the time the picture is made. (forms were given out during Open House.) Student will need to take their money down to the photographer and hand them the money before the picture is made. Retakes will be in October.

From 1 p.m. until 3:30 p.m., the Lifetouch photographer will be taking make-up graduating senior portraits. This is the ONLY time they will come to our school to take graduate portraits. They will mail you proofs.

Graduate Portrait Information

Class of 2016, Lifetouch will be in McDowell County during the month of July to take your senior portraits. This year, they will need you to call and make an appointment for your senior portraits. The available dates that they are at McDowell High School are July 14, July 15, July 16, July 20 & July 21. You will call their office directly to make your appointment, at 828-684-0390. Lifetouch will be mailing a packet of information directly to your home around the first of July. They will mail you proofs, and then you will be given the option to purchase pictures. You are not required to do so. You will be included in the yearbook whether you buy pictures or not. Please contact Mrs. Hood if you have questions or concerns. (Make-up pictures will be held at MEC on August 25. Cap & Gown portraits will be on January 29, 2016).

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Events Photo
End of 1st 9 weeks
Date: 10/12/2015
PSAT (11th grade)
Date: 10/14/2015
PLAN Test (10th grade)
Date: 10/16/2015
Report cards distributed in Family
Date: 10/16/2015
Location: Family
Student-Led Conferences-12th
Date: 10/21/2015