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    Educating the whole child goes well beyond books and papers. Students in all Mingo County schools enjoy a nutritious breakfast and lunch at no cost of their own thanks to the Community Eligibility Option. A grant provides fresh fruits for snacks to most elementary students, with school-made food served at nearly every lunch. Students are encouraged to take charge of their own well-being at an early age, with the Mingo County Diabetes Coalition partnering with schools to promote before or after school walks and 5K runs within the community.

    Special announcement - Welcome to 2016-17!

    Students in Mingo County will go back to school beginning Thursday, August 11, 2016. Here are the start times for each school.

    SchoolStart time
    Burch PK-8 School8:20 am
    Dingess Elementary School8:05 am
    Gilbert Elementary School8:15 am
    Gilbert Middle School8:15 am
    Kermit PK-8 School7:45 am
    Lenore PK-8 School8:20 am
    Matewan PK-8 School8:25 am
    Williamson PK-8 School8:30 am
    Mingo Central High School7:08 am
    Tug Valley High School7:20 am

    Students in grades 1 - 12 will start on Thursday, August 11.

    Students in Kindergarten will start on Tuesday, August 16.

    Students in Pre-K, Head Start, and the MU STEAM Center will start on Monday, August 22.

    Information about bus routes in each area can be found here.

    In the news

    Monday, May 23, 2016
    Diana Wellman of Burch Elementary School was named 2015-16 Mingo County Teacher of the Year, and Peggy Runyon of Matewan PK-8 School was named 2015-16 Mingo County Service Personnel of the Year.
    Monday, May 23, 2016
    Students led by Gifted teacher Carolyn Hager and Title I teacher Lynn Barker visited Charleston as part of 2016 Youth and Government Seminars, sponsored by Ohio-West Virginia Youth Leadership Association.
    Sunday, May 1, 2016 Read more
    Williamson Daily News mentioned the American Culinary Federation West Virginia chapter Student of the Year award won by Karie Montgomery, a former student at Gilbert High School and graduate of the ProStart program taught by Mingo Central High School's Dan Sizemore.

    Upcoming events

    Monday, July 22, 2016
    Mingo County Board of Education special meeting (6:00 pm; RESA 2 regional meeting at St. Mary's Conference Center, Huntington, WV)
    Thursday, August 4, 2016
    Mingo County Board of Education special meeting (UPDATED: 9:00 am at the Central Office) Agenda
    Tuesday, August 16, 2016
    Mingo County Board of Education regular meeting (5:00 pm at the Central Office) Agenda

    Congratulations to Dingess Elementary School, the elementary school with the top attendance in the state of West Virginia in March!