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students in art class

Art class

Group of students pose with props;

Strike a pose at the AR celebration! 

two students build with little bits

Working with technology is exciting! 

Kids swinging
Grandfather and Granddaughter have lunch together.


boys posing for photos
Three teachers dressed up as crayons.
Students watch a robotic arm stack cups

Watching the Robo Arm at McDowell Tech. 

Students work on timelines.
5 students go to WBRM radio station and pose out front.

5th Grade Students travel to WBRM

Kids eating lunch
Two girls in PJs pose
two girls writing
Staff playing a basketball game


kids doing art
Battle of the books team picture

Battle of the Books

Staff members dressed up as dominos

NCE Staff can always "count" on each other! 

Teacher pretending to eat donut hair
Two boys stand in hallway.
two girls in superhero costumes pose


Students eating lunch
Boys swinging
Grandson and Grandmother on Grandparents day
Two boys playing a math game.

Math Games in 2nd Grade

Man pushes two women in chairs down hallway.

Teachers can be silly too! 

Man reading book
Principal reads book to students

Mr. Slagle is the Mystery Reader for Kindergarten! 

Teacher and student pose with props
Teachers and students in UNC and Duke clothing pose

UNC and Duke fans unite against drugs! 

Students line up in hallway to go to class


two students show their littlebits robot off

Building little robots! 

Four students pose for photo in their PJs.

PJ Day! 

north cove elementary school students sitting on bleachers
View of linville mountain

Our beautiful view! 

Kindergarten staff dressed up as Wizard of Oz characters

Follow the Yellow Brick Road! 

Girl on ipad

Exploring Technology

Students serve food.

Serving food to our our Veterans! 

Art project on Hallway Wall

International Dot Day Art Project

little girl and principal outside on sidewalk
5th grade students enjoying a rainbow

5th Graders enjoying a gorgeous rainbow! 

preschool children dressed up in halloween costumes
5th grade dress up as superheroes
5 students at table working

Groups in 2nd Grade

Kids playing on iPad
Two teachers dressed up as a ladybug and a bee.
students learn about trout

Learning about trout with Mr. B. 

Teacher and students eat dinner.
Girls swinging


Principal speaks at Veterans Day program
Adult and two boys running.

Running Club

Four children hugging.
students work with math manipulatives.
A Rainbow over North Cove

Beautiful Rainbow over our school! 

Staff serving drink and popcorn
Teacher with students pose for photos

Red Ribbon Week PJ Day!

Principal and office staff dressed up in camo

NCE "Joining the Fight Against Drugs"

Girl eating lunch
Teachers and students posing for photo
Mother and daughter eat lunch together.


5 girls pose for photos with props.

Being silly at the AR celebration!

two girls play a shape game

Playing Guess What Shape. 

Two boys smile at camera
first grade students looking at rainbow

First Graders with the beautiful rainbow

Girls sitting down
teacher show student how to make a shape

Principal's Message

Rainbow over school
Welcome to North Cove Elementary!
Principal Mr. Rod Slagle

The VISION for North Cove Elementary is for all students to gain knowledge, foundational skills, and confidence needed to become lifelong learners. Our MISSION at North Cove Elementary is to educate all students to become responsible, lifelong learners who have the skills, knowledge, and self-confidence to be successful contributors to our competitive, global society.
North Cove Elementary is located in the northern section of McDowell county. We provide services to families in Ashford-North Cove, Coxes Creek, Turkey Cove, Woodlawn, and 221N to Hankins area leading to the back side of Lake James.

North Cove Elementary is the smallest elementary school in McDowell County, averaging just less than 300 students on campus daily. Due to our small size, our learning community compares to a close-knit family. As a result, staff have nurturing relationships with students and collaborative relationships with families. North Cove staff is committed to continuous improvement for the benefit of our students and our community.
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School Improvement Plan
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Events Photo
Running Club
Date: 12/12/2017
Good News Club
Date: 12/13/2017
Kindergarten Field Trip
Date: 12/13/2017
Date: 12/14/2017
Date: 12/14/2017


Countdown to Christmas Break