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Beautiful Rainbow over our school! 

Two lady staff members pose with yearbooks.

Mrs. Glenn and Mrs. Loftis-Two of our yearbook dedicatees! 

5th grade students enjoying a rainbow

5th Graders enjoying a gorgeous rainbow! 

2 staff members hold yearbooks

Two of our yearbook dedicatees-Mrs. Burnette and Mr. Moore

Staff with principal all dressed in black.

Celebrating 50 Years of Mr. Slagle! 

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Our beautiful view! 

250 students stand in NCE on hill

Welcome to North Cove Elementary! GO LIONS! 

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Staff at elementary school pose with tshirts

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

Officer visits Kindergarten class. Pose in front of car.

Thankful for Community Helpers! 


Our Beautiful View! 

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4th Graders release trout raised in the classroom into fish hatchery. 

Principal's Message

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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!

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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!

School Improvement Plan

School Improvement Plan
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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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Events Photo
Book Fair Begins!
Date: 9/20/2018
Progress Reports Go Home
Date: 9/24/2018
Running Club
Date: 9/25/2018, 2:45 PM 3:25 PM
Girl Scouts
Date: 9/25/2018, 6 PM 7 PM
GEMS Girls Club
Date: 9/26/2018, 2:45 PM 3:30 PM


Go Lions!