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    Southern West Virginia's only orchestra calls Mingo Central Comprehensive High School home. Led by veteran educator Laura Bobbera, the orchestra program at Mingo Central began when the state-of-the-art high school was opened in August 2011. In less than three years, students have become such proficient musicians that a string quartet was assembled and gave paid performances this past summer.

    2014-15 School Calendar

    Two public meetings to gather comments on the draft 2014-15 school calendar were held on March 18, 2014 at the Mingo County Board of Education, and April 1, 2014, at Mingo Central Comprehensive High School.

    Based on feedback from the public at these meetings, during the online survey, and via written comments, we are now considering a final proposal for the 2014-15 school calendar. Once it is approved by the West Virginia Department of Education, the calendar will be made available to the public on this website and at each school. The draft calendar presented at the public meetings can be found here.

    In the meantime, we have developed a list of frequently asked questions regarding the new process for developing a school calendar that was made law by the West Virginia Legislature and signed by Governor Tomblin in spring 2013.

    Mingo Central's Guitar classes do Christmas classics

    During the Christmas 2013 season, Guitar I, II, and III classes at Mingo Central Comprehensive High School recorded their performance of a number of classic Christmas tunes. Students performed, edited, and mixed each of the audio tracks you find below.

    Carol of the Bells

    Do You Hear What I Hear

    Frosty the Snowman

    Here Comes Santa Claus

    Upcoming events

    Thursday, April 3, 2014
    3rd 9 weeks ends
    Monday, April 14, through Friday, April 18, 2014
    Spring Break
    Tuesday, April 29, through Thursday, June 12, 2014
    WESTEST 2 administration (check with your school for schedule)
    Monday, June 16, through Wednesday, June 18, 2014
    Mingo County Teachers' Academy (registration form)

    News and updates

    Friday, April 11, 2014
    Mingo County Schools announces the 2014 county teacher of the year, Scarlette Ann Moore (Burch Middle School), and service personnel of the year, Julius A. Hatcher III (Williamson PK-8 School).
    Monday, April 7, 2014
    Elementary Education director Rita Ward announced that four Mingo County 8th graders have been named Ladies of the Golden Horseshoe: Kaitlyn Akers (Lenore PK-8 School), Rachel Fox (Gilbert Middle School), Fallon Gallimore (Williamson PK-8 School), and Casey King (Williamson PK-8 School).
    Thursday, April 3, 2014
    Jobs have been posted for professional, service, and contracted personnel.
    Monday, March 31, 2014
    The Williamson Daily News reports that Tug Valley High School teacher Lorraine Davis has been named a 2014 recipient of the Arch Coal Teacher Achievement Award.
    Wednesday, March 26, 2014
    A student team from Mingo Central was named a finalist in WVU College of Business and Economics' inaugural high school business plan competition. Ultimately, a student from Marshall County was awarded a $10,000 scholarship.
    Friday, March 14, 2014
    The Charleston Gazette reports that Mingo Central student McKayla Meade has been named a winner of the 2014 Congressional Youth Art Competition for the state of West Virginia.
    Saturday, March 8, 2014
    Winners from the 2014 Mingo County Math Field Day have been announced.
    Monday, February 10, 2014
    UPDATED 4/3/2014 Due to missed days of instruction, the following changes to the 2013-14 school calendar have been made:
    • The following days are now regular school days:
      • April 21, 2014 (formerly OS day)
      • May 23, 2014 (formerly CE day)
      • June 6, 2014 (formerly ISE day)
      • June 9, 2014 (formerly OS day)
      • June 10, 2014 (formerly OS day)
      • June 11, 2014 (formerly OS day)
    • The following days are now regular school days with a two-hour early out:
      • April 11, 2014 (formerly ISE day)
      • June 12, 2014 (formerly OS day)
    Tuesday, January 21, 2014
    An article at remakelearning.org highlighted STEM Program Coordinator Dr. Richard Duncan's partnership with Marshall University's June Harless Center and Carnegie Mellon University's CREATE Lab to bring innovative technology to students across Mingo County through a $1.5 million National Science Foundation grant.