Preparing today's learners for the challenges of tomorrow
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.
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).
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.