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Digital Conversion at MES
MES is taking part in the digital conversion initiative in Floyd County.á All 5th graders received Dell Laptops to be used this year to enhance the educational process.á Students are learning how to integrate technology into instructional lessons.á
5th Grade Geography Projects
Fifth graders have been studying the diverse geography of the United States.á As a culminating activity, students chose a region of the US and depicted the geography of that region.á Students presented their projects in class and everyone did a wonderful job! Projects are on display in the intermediate building.

5th Grade Breakfast
5Th grade students enjoyed a delicious breakfast provided by our wonderful cafeteria staff at MES.  The breakfast is one of the events at school to send our best wishes and good luck to our students as they leave McDowell and pursue their dreams in middle school and high school.  Good luck to our students and we will miss you next year!
Accelerated Reader Store
Students at MES are being rewarded for all the hard work that they have displayed in the Accelerated Reader program.  The AR program is designed to increase reading fluency and comprehension.  Students read books on their level and earn points for passing quizzes on their books.  Students will be consumers this week, as they visit the AR store, making economic decisions on how to spend their points.

MES Racing to Proficiency 2014

MES is off to the races! With K-Prep testing approaching, students are ready to show what they know.  The testing theme this year is Racing to Proficiency.  The building have been decorated and each looks fabulous! Testing kick-off activities include a car show, inflatables, beach day, super-hero day, and a Ron Cole performance.  The FRC is rewarding students for their hard work with race cars, perncils, erasers, icees, and race flags each day.  Students are excited to show what they have learned throughout the year! Go MES!
3rd Grade Young Author School Winners

The 3rd grade teachers would like to congratulate their school winners in the Young Authors program. 

Kg. Easter Egg Hunt

The Kindergarten classes celebrated Easter with a traditional egg hunt on the playground.  Students had a wonderful time, as well as teachers and parent volunteers.

Mrs. Crum's Class Explores
Mrs. Crum's class have been very busy learning through exploration and hands-on activites.  Pictured are students in Kindergarten with projects and during activties.   
Back to Back Volleyfest Champs
With victories over May Valley and Wesley Christian, MES captured the title of Volleyfest champs.  This is the second year that MES has won this title. K-5 schools across the county participated in this event sponsored by ACHS volleyball team. McDowell is coached by Scott Shannon.  Go Volley Devils!
District Academic Meet
McDowell Elementary was awarded the Hume Sportsmanship trophy during the district academic meet.  Students also placed in written assessments.  Chloe Watson, 5th grade, placed 4th in Writing Compostition and 2nd in Arts & Humanities.  Caleb Mullins, 5th grade, placed 2nd in Science and 4th in Social Studies.  Katie Hall, 5th grade, placed 5th in Language Arts.  Lauren Gearheart, 4th grade, place 1st in Arts & Humanities.  Caleb, Chloe, and Lauren will compete in the regional meet on March 22nd held at Emmalena Elementary.  Great job team and good luck at the regional meet!
Mrs. Haley's Class Celebrates 100 Days
 Mrs. Haley's class celebrated 100 days of school by dressing up like they were 100 years old.  Pictured are students in 1st grade. 
McDowell Elementary Celebrates 100 Days of School
Pictured is Mrs. Alisa Howell's class during their 100th day of school celebration.
5th grade students were rewarded with physical wellness and snacks for their achievement in AR for the 2nd nine weeks.  All 5th grade students are working hard to meet the challenge of improving their overall reading level for the 3rd nine weeks.

MES Pumpkin Contest Winners
Winner:  The Tin Man by Nick Rackey
2nd Place:  Pink Pig by Maddy Presley
3rd Place:  Witch by Isabella Case
5th Grade AR Reward
5th grade students were rewarded for excelling in the AR program for the 1st nine weeks.  Our students made some great gains and are accumulating lots of points.  Students were rewarded with some physical education time and delicious snacks.  Congrats 5th Grade!
5th Grade Career Day
High Attendance Day
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 is High Attendance Day across the state of Kentucky.  Tomorrow at MES is School Spirit Day. Every student present at school will receive a free icee at break, and each homeroom that has perfect attendance will receive a party as a reward.  If the entire school has 100% attendance, all students will be rewarded with a field day where they can play games and participate in activities. The winning school will win $500.
Retakes and Sports Pictures
School Picture retakes and sports picture will be taken at school on November 6th.  Sports pictures must be prepaid and forms will be sent home prior to picture day.
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