East McDowell Middle School

Skip to main content
Mobile Menu

2016 ~ Outer Banks

Principal's Message

Welcome to the East McDowell website. We hope you will find the information you are looking for here. We strive to put all information that impacts our students and school here. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at 828-652-7711. We look forward to helping our students have a wonderful experience with East McDowell as they make their way through the middle school years.
Thank you for the opportunity to serve you and your family.

Charles Gaffigan

News & Announcements

Library Volunteers

Children’s Craft Time Volunteers

Two volunteers are needed to help school-aged children complete crafts and distribute supplies.

Mondays: 3-5pm at the Marion Library
Fridays: 3-5pm at the Old Fort Library
***Volunteers for this activity are always needed

Special Events

******1 Volunteer is needed for crowd control during each day of the event*****

Karate Demo
11:00 am- Wednesday June 22nd at Old Fort
11:00 am- Wednesday June 29th at Marion

Fish the Magish
11:00 am-Wednesday, June 29th in Old Fort
11:00 am-Thursday, June 30th in Marion

Colburn Earth Science Museum
Thursday, July 7- Marion Library
11:00 am and 1:00 pm

Lake James State Park- Build a Beaver
11:00 am- Tuesday, July 12th in Marion
11:00 am- Wednesday, July 13th in Old Fort

Lake James State Park- Reptiles and Amphibians
11:00 am- Tuesday, July 26th in Marion
11:00 am- Wednesday, July 27th in Old Fort

Didgeridoo Down Under
Wednesday, July 20
11:00 am- Old Fort
3:30 pm- Marion

Pete the Cat Storytime
11:00 am- August 3rd Old Fort
11:00 am- August 4th Marion

Summer Reading Program Finale - Professor WhizzPop!
All Ages
11:00 am Wednesday, August 17th in Old Fort
11:00 am Thursday, August 18th in Marion

To volunteer, call Marlan Brinkley at the McDowell County Public Libraray at 828-652-3858 or email mbrinkley@mcdowellpubliclibrary.org

CSI Camp

When? June 27—30, 11 a.m.—3:30 p.m.
Where? McDowell High School
What? Hands-on activities in the Science
Lab to help solve a crime
Lunch will be provided.
To register, email:
Questions? 828-205-9350

Summer Meals @ East McDowell Middle and West Marion Elementary

Lunch @ no cost to all youth 2-18 years of age. June 13 - Aug. 19th from 10:30-2:30.
To better serve the youth of the county, this year we have increased the sites where food is available. Through numerous partnerships and great community volunteers, we will be expanding our efforts to incorporate up to 12 additional locations like local parks, recreation centers, and our public libraries. More information on specific meal location sites close to your neighborhood is available by contacting our School Nutrition Offices at 828-652-5633.


Any student that has not picked up their Certificate from the Awards Ceremony, they are in the office. Please come by and see Ms. Lorraine.

Show All »


Events Photo
Labor Day
Date: 9/5/2016
Columbus Day (regional holiday)
Date: 10/10/2016