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8th grade Kids in the Creek Day
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Mrs. Kirkpatrick with students
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Mr. Wheeler with students
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6th grade teachers
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Principal's Message

Welcome to the East McDowell Middle School community! My name is Desarae Kirkpatrick, and I welcome you to our school. Our faculty and staff members are dedicated to continuous academic improvement for the benefit of our students and our community. Our mission is to continue to build upon students' prior learning and equip them with new tools so they can graduate into a changing world. We support a creative environment where students and staff explore our academic, social, and physical development. I challenge you to join us as we carry out the EMMS mission. Go EMMS Trojans!
Desarae D. Kirkpatrick, Principal
East McDowell Middle School

News & Announcements

Important information about school closure.

EMMS staff members are reaching out to each family at our school to inquire about access to the internet for academic work and food needs for the next two weeks. If EMMS staff members have not been able to make contact with you, please call the school at 652-7711. It's important that we talk with each family to offer support during this unprecedented event of school closure.

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Report cards go home
Date: 4/6/2020
School Improvement Team Meeting
Date: 4/6/2020, 3:45 PM 4:30 PM
No School-Holiday
Date: 4/10/2020
No School-Teacher Work Day
Date: 4/13/2020
Board of Education Meeting
Date: 4/13/2020, 6:30 PM 8:30 PM
Location: McDowell County Schools Central Office