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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

Free and Reduced Meal Application Information- Click HERE to apply!

Apply on-line for your children to receive free or reduced-price school meals. Your application will be sent from a secure web site directly to McDowell County Schools, so you don’t need to worry about filling out a paper form that could be lost or misplaced. www.LunchApplication.com has been designed to make it easy for you to know exactly what information you need to provide and to guide you through the process. Once your application has been received the district office will determine your eligibility and send you a letter with the results. If you know your child’s lunch number, this will help to match your application to your child in our system.

To apply simply go to www.LunchApplication.com and click “Apply Now” and go through all the questions. The final process is to click the “Submit” button to send it to the central office.

* If you don't have access to the internet at home computers will be available during open house events at your child's school or call 652-5633 for a paper copy of this year's Free and Reduced Meal Application.

** If you have already received a letter telling you that your child was preapproved for meal benefits for the 2019-2020 school year, you do not need to reapply. Please make sure all of the school-aged children living in your household are listed on the approval letter so we will be certain they are also receiving the correct benefits you are eligible for. If not please contact Erin Buchanan at 652-5633 or Erin.Buchanan@mcdowell.k12.nc.us.

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Progress reports go home
Date: 2/24/2020
MHS Counselors @ East for registration
Date: 2/26/2020
School Improvement Team Meeting
Date: 3/2/2020, 3:45 PM 4:30 PM
Career Cafe (8th-grade)
Date: 3/4/2020, 12 PM 12:30 PM
Spring Sports Pictures
Date: 3/4/2020, 3:15 PM 5 PM