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Meet the Principal 2019
Legolab Elective
Ms. Jeniel's PreK Class
Legolab Elective
Read Across America 2019
Mrs. Hollifield's Kindergarten Class
Mrs. Carpenter's First Grade Class
Mrs. Branch's Second Grade Class
The Great Depression
Mrs. Jordan's Kindergarten Class
Read Across America
Read Across America 2019
Meet the Principal 2019
Gem Mining
Legolab Elective
Mrs. Elliott teaching Title I classes

Board Games

Candy Salesmen
Mrs. Ramsey's First Grade Class
Computer Coding
Mrs. Pittman's First Grade Class
Mrs. Greene's Second Grade Class
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Mrs. Macdonald's Second Grade Class
Legolab Elective
Team Work
Singing with Mr. Moore

Principal’s Message

Principal, Amy Dowdle
Welcome to West Marion Elementary, home of the Panthers! We are a hard working community that believes in high expectations for all. I am proud and honored to serve as the principal here at West Marion Elementary. I believe that our students are capable of greatness and together we can make a huge impact on the world around us. Our school relies on outstanding participation from our community, so make sure that you are part of the solution by being an active member in our volunteer programs offered throughout our county. 
I am proud to say that I am a product of McDowell County Schools. After graduating McDowell High School, I attended Appalachian State University where I obtained my graduate and undergraduate degrees. I began my teaching career at Glenwood Elementary. I taught third and fourth grade, served as the AIG Specialist, Testing Coordinator, and Parent and Community Involvement Coordinator. I also coached cheerleading at MHS for 4 years.  In 2010, I became the interim Director of Testing and Accountability for McDowell County Schools and return to Glenwood as the Principal in March of 2011. This will be my first year serving as the principal of West Marion Elementary.
I have been married to my husband Josh for 17 years and we have 3 beautiful children, Jackson, Cora, and Justice. I am so excited to start this new adventure here at West Marion Elementary!! I believe that by working together we can accomplish anything!! 

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McDowell County Mission

The mission of McDowell County Schools is to deliver excellence in education where all are engaged in collaboration, communication, and innovation so that every student graduates ready to achieve success and positively shape the future.

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Events Photo
Kindergarten Field Trip to Apple Orchard
Date: 9/26/2019
Boy Scouts visit
Date: 9/30/2019
Electives Begin
Date: 9/30/2019
No School-Holiday
Date: 11/11/2019
Teacher Workday
Date: 11/27/2019
No School-Holiday
Date: 11/28/2019
No School-Holiday
Date: 11/29/2019
1/2 Day of School-Early Dismissal
Date: 12/20/2019