Please join us Monday November 13th from 4:00-7:00 at McDowell Tech in the Universal Building. You will learn about careers in manufacturing and have an opportunity to tour program offered at MTCC, such as Industrial Maintenance, Machining Technology, Welding, and HVAC.
First period starts at 8:15. If your student comes to school late, when they arrive they will have to sit with the principal or the BOOST coordinator. While they are with the principal or the BOOST coordinator, they will need to develop a plan to ensure they are in class on time. We need our students to be in their classes, on-time! If you have any questions about our tardy policy, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are here to support your student and ensure they graduate from high school prepared for the world of work.
There are times when there simply are no words. There’s just nothing you can do or say to capture what you are experiencing. It’s not a feeling - it’s much deeper than that. But it’s an awareness for which there is no available expression. That’s where I am right now, and yet fully understanding that SOMETHING, in the way of a response, must be done. I just received an honor that so many others could have received, and it would have been good and right. While I’m grateful for it, my gratitude is overshadowed by a humility that any honest person would surely have in the receiving of such a thing. Honor is a bestowment. It is something less earned, and more granted. You acknowledge you were chosen from a company of others who could have more justly been chosen. Grace always takes away boasting.
On behalf of the Alternative Education Center, I’m grateful for the privilege to work with such a great collection of educators, staff and students. This is a remarkable place. I will do my best to let the McDowell County Secondary Teacher of the Year honor serve as a job description, as I do my part on this team. That’s what we are here; a team. To you Ms. Widmann, thanks for your guidance and your expectations for all your teachers. We need high standards. Students, I appreciate, your kind words, gestures and notes. I honestly don’t feel that I have worked a day since April of 2004 when I started here as director of Community Short Term Opportunity Program (C-STOP). And I would be remiss if I failed to mention two guys who are no longer at our school, but both instrumental in my decision to get certified - Brian McKinney (literally taxied me to the RALC in Catawba) and Zack McCartha. It was the right choice.