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Principal and office staff dressed up in camo

NCE "Joining the Fight Against Drugs"

3 girls read

Partner Reading

4 students with tech teacher.

5th Graders love to code in Ms. White's class!

Principal reads book to students

Mr. Slagle is the Mystery Reader for Kindergarten! 

Students hangs from monkey bars on playground


students writing

Working Hard! 

Teachers and students in UNC and Duke clothing pose

UNC and Duke fans unite against drugs! 

4 kids dressed up as 100 years old

100th Day of School

4 students work with teacher

Learning about Geometry with Ms. Woody

5th grade students enjoying a rainbow

5th Graders enjoying a gorgeous rainbow! 

View of linville mountain

Our beautiful view! 

girl smiles

Decorating cookies puts a smile on our face! 

man points to paper on wall

100 Slagle Bucks 

4 girls are dressed up

Dress for Success

Boys swinging
3 kids climb a rock wall

Rock Wall Fun

Staff at elementary school pose with tshirts

NCE Staff-We Work Hard, We Play Hard, We Excel! 

Librarian reads book to a class.

Mrs. English reads to 2nd Grade

7 students pose for photo

Yearbook Staff

Girl plays with sidewalk chalk
Students pose with resource officer on playground

We appreciate our Deputies!

Students make silly faces with teacher

Silly Faces! 

Staff playing a basketball game


4 kids dressed as 100 years old

100th Day of School

250 students stand in NCE on hill

Welcome to North Cove Elementary! GO LIONS! 


Our Beautiful View! 

A Rainbow over North Cove

Beautiful Rainbow over our school! 

north cove elementary school students sitting on bleachers
students dressed up for 100th day of school

100 Days Smarter!

2 women pose with flowers

IAOY-Melissa Sisk and TOY-Tracey Moss

Students play under parachute
teacher helps 7 students with work

Small Groups

Battle of the books team picture

Battle of the Books

4 students work in a group
2 women dressed up as 100 years old

100th Day of School

boy eats cookie

Cookies are YUMMY!

man talking to students

Mr. Moore presents to students. 

kids playing soccer in field
Staff with principal all dressed in black.

Celebrating 50 Years of Mr. Slagle! 

group of students with principal

We love Mr. Slagle! 

4 girls stand next to tree


student reads book

Lost in a book.

school counselor with 3 students

We love Mrs. Hope! 

Girls hold hands to create a circuit

Creating Circuits! 

Officer visits Kindergarten class. Pose in front of car.

Thankful for Community Helpers! 

4 girls make snow

Playing with snow

14 students pose for photo

Talent Show Participants


Our Fabulous Bus Drivers! 

Principle cheers on students who are hula hooping


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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News & Announcements

Mrs. Melissa Sisk, IA of the Year 2018-2019!

Woman posing by wall.

We want to congratulate Mrs. Melissa Sisk on being voted our IA of the Year! Mrs. Sisk works with 1st grade and drives a bus. Thank you for all your hard work! We are so thankful to have you at NCE!

Technology Donation Campaign

Do you have an old smartphone, iPod, Kindle or iPad laying around that you aren't using? Donate it to North Cove Elementary and we will put it to good use for our students! We are starting a technology donation campaign. We will be using donations for students to have access to audio books. We will ensure that your device is wiped and restored to factory settings before use. Please send donations to Lara White. Please let us know if you have any questions. Thank you for your support!

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Events Photo
3rd Grade City of Marion Tour
Date: 4/20/2018
5th Grade Field Day at MHS
Date: 4/20/2018
Penny Wars
Date: 4/20/2018
Principals Table
Date: 4/23/2018
Kindergarten Registration 9AM
Date: 4/27/2018


Countdown to Summer!!