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Welcome to North Cove Elementary School!  
kids doing art
Girl and Boy on Dot Day
Two first grade girls.
Students eating lunch
boys posing for photos
Two boys playing a math game.

Math Games in 2nd Grade

Staff serving drink and popcorn
Man reads book to child.

Story Time with Mr. Slagle

Kids using iPads
Boy in glasses
Adult and two boys running.

Running Club

Boys swinging
A Rainbow over North Cove

Beautiful Rainbow over our school! 

Kids eating lunch
Teacher reading book
Battle of the books team picture

Battle of the Books

Girls sitting down
Kids playing on iPad
Man reading book
Art project on Hallway Wall

International Dot Day Art Project

Girl on ipad

Exploring Technology

Teachers and students posing for photo
students in art class

Art class

Teacher and students with shells.
Kids swinging
Principal and Art teacher on dot day
Girl eating lunch
Girls swinging


Principal's Message

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

Located in the northern section of McDowell County, North Cove Elementary provides services to families in Ashford-North Cove, Coxes Creek, Turkey Cove, Woodlawn, as well as 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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McDowell County Y Before-Afterschool Information

YMCA Afterschool at McDowell County Schools
McDowell County Schools partners with the YMCA of Western North Carolina to provide afterschool care for local elementary school students.

YMCA Afterschool helps families make sure their kids get extra support, ongoing learning, and a chance to be a part of meaningful activities that can inspire and motivate them to succeed in school and life. Benefits include tutoring, homework help, individualized attention, healthy snacks, and outdoor play.

Eligible Students
McDowell County students enrolled in grades K-5 at Eastfield, Glenwood, Marion, Nebo, North Cove, Old Fort, Pleasant Gardens, and West Marion Elementary Schools.

Choose from a three-day or five-day plan, or the year-round value package that includes summer camps.

Year-round child care is available at Eastfield, Old Fort, and Pleasant Gardens before school, after school, during breaks, and when school is closed for teacher work days or snow days.

YMCA Afterschool runs from the time school is dismissed until 6 p.m.
All students are considered for financial assistance to help offset the price of child care. The typical student on the five-day afterschool plan in McDowell County pays $7.30 a day after working with the YMCA Business Center on a program that works for their family. Call 828 251 5910 to ensure that you get a program designed to meet the needs of your family.

Thanks to the generous support of the Corpening Memorial Foundation, community donors, and a grant from the Kate B. Reynolds Foundation, the Y has scholarships available for any child registering for the McDowell County afterschool program.

The YMCA’s Afterschool Program is licensed through the North Carolina Division of Child Development and Early Education and accepts state subsidy vouchers.

Register on the YMCA of WNC website or call 828 251 5910 to schedule a time with an enrollment navigator.

Once you complete the registration process, a representative from the YMCA Business Center will contact you to discuss the available options and to schedule time for you to turn in paperwork.

Bring all forms, including immunization records and a current color photo of your child, to your registration appointment.

If you have any questions, please call the YMCA Business Center at 828 251 5910.

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Grandparents Day Lunch
Date: 9/27/2017
Open House
Date: 9/28/2017
Veterans Day-No school for staff or students
Date: 11/11/2017
Fall AR Goal Deadline
Date: 11/17/2017


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