Mingo County Schools releases information for new school year


By Courtney Pigman - [email protected]



WILLIAMSON – With a new school year right around the corner, the Mingo County Board of Education (BOE) released 2015-2016 school calendars and schedule information Monday to help residents of Mingo county transition into a new school year.

With the exception of kindergarten and pre-school, the first day of school for students is Tuesday, August, 11.

Kindergarten home visits begin on August 11 and will conclude on August 13. Kindergarten orientation is scheduled for August 14. The first day of school for students entering Kindergarten will be Monday, August 17.

Pre-school home visits begin on August 18 and conclude on Aug., 20. Parents can attend a pre-school orientation at the school on August 24. The first day of school for pre-school students will be Tuesday, August 25.

Hours of operation for schools throughout the county are also available. Burch Elementary will start at 8:15 and end at 4 p.m. Burch Middle will begin at 8:15 and release at 3:45. Dingess will report to school at 8:10 and release at 3:30 p.m. Gilbert Elementary will begin at 8:15 and release at 3:45 p.m. Kermit PK-8 will begin at 7:45 a.m. and release at 3:15 p.m. Lenore PK-8 will start at 8:45 a.m. and release at 3:45 p.m. Matewan PK-8 will start at 8:15 a.m. and conclude at 3:45 p.m. Mingo Central High School will start at 7:08 a.m. and release at 2:53 p.m. Tug Valley High School will start at 7:20 and release at 2:53. Williamson PK-8 will start at 8:15 a.m. and release at 3:52 p.m.

Mingo Extended Learning Center will start at 7:15 a.m. and end at 2:15 p.m.

This year, Christmas break will begin on Dec., 23. Students will return to school on Jan., 5. Spring break is scheduled to begin on March 14 with students returning to school on March 22. The last day of school for students has been scheduled for May 20.

For bus schedule information, please visit the BOE website at http://www.mingoboe.us/.

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By Courtney Pigman

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(Courtney Pigman is a news reporter for the Williamson Daily News. She can be contacted at [email protected] or at 304-235-4242, ext. 2279.)

(Courtney Pigman is a news reporter for the Williamson Daily News. She can be contacted at [email protected] or at 304-235-4242, ext. 2279.)

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