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April 1, 2020,

Dear Mineral County School District Families,

Today, Governor Sisolak made the emergency announcement of Stay-At-Home.  With this announcement the school closures have now been extended through April 30th.  I appreciate all of your patience and flexibility as we continue this new process of helping our students and families with the at-home learning.  We will be sharing this information through email, text, our website and social media. 

Each school in Mineral County – Hawthorne Elementary, Schurz Elementary, Hawthorne Junior High and Mineral County High School will notify their individual parents on any changes that this extended closure may require.  MCSD will continue with the food service as we have the last two weeks at the same bus stops that are being utilized.

Again, I want to thank you as we are all in this together!


Karen S. Watson, Superintendent



Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)


State Required Assessment Information



Teacher Professional Qualifications


Paraprofessional Qualifications (775) 945-2403 x16


Request for High School Revised Diploma - Removal of HSPE per AB 7

Print out form and return to the Mineral County School District Office.




April 3, 2020

Greetings Junior High and High School families. Several families have reached out about the turning in of student packets. To stay as true to the social distancing rules that Governor Sisolak has put in place for all Nevada residents, completed work is to be kept until we return to school. This procedure is to help eliminate the possibility of spreading the virus as the Covid19 virus can live on surfaces, paper, books, etc. There are many assignments that are digital and can be turned into our teachers by email. Some students have taken pictures of their work and sent it to their teacher by email as well. These are safe and acceptable methods of returning work. The staff at the Jr. High and High School want our students back to school sooner than later, but if the closure is extended past the April 30th deadline a plan to turn in work will be updated. Thank you all for your patience and all that you are doing to keep your students learning opportunities alive and as meaningful as possible. Stay healthy and positively optimistic that this closure does not extend past April.
Thank you!
Rick Taylor, Principal








From Principal Taylor


Mineral County High School and Hawthorne Junior High School will be participating in educational opportunities for our students. It is important to us to stay in contact with all our students on a daily basis. Teachers will be calling, texting, emailing, etc. each student every day to make sure that all students have access to the educational opportunities. It is imperative that each student and/or families engage in a method to have contact with at least one of their teachers at a minimum of twice per week. Listed below are staff’s email addresses so you can utilize these to make contact with teachers. If you are unable to engage digitally, then please call the office at 775-945-3332, so we can find a solution for you. School staff will be available by phone or email from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm Monday through Thursday until the end of the school closure. 

For those students that need to pick up work packets at the school. We will begin passing out student work packets tomorrow March 24, 2020 at 10:00 am until 2:00 pm in the front lobby. Please make every attempt to come during these hours on March 24th. If you need special arrangements please call the office and we will gladly work with you. There will be instructions posted in the lobby describing pick up procedures. We are implementing all recommendations by the Nevada Department of Education on social distancing. There will be a staff member behind the attendance window to answer any questions you may have. In order to somewhat maintain social distancing, we ask that only 3 people enter the lobby at a time to help ensure the safety of our school community. 



Request for Transcript

(Staff emails are listed below to the right)

M.C.H.S./J.H. Non-Discrimination Statement

MCSD High School/Jr. High School Student Activity Handbook (Revised 2018-19)

2017-2018 Student Code of Conduct

Bell Schedule 2019-2020 

 Bus Schedule 2019-2020

 School Calendar  2019-2020

2018-2019 School Performance Plan



 End of Course Exam/Graduation Requirements

 Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments

 Measure of Academic Progress

 Nevada Alternate Assessment




2019-2020 School Supply List/Grades 7-12 


2019-2020 Breakfast and Lunch Menus

March 2020 Breakfast Menu

March 2020 Lunch Menu



Contact Us

Main Office:    (775) 945-3332   x10

       Attendance Office:  (775) 945-3332   x12 (M-TH)

      Counselor:     (775) 945-3332   x15  (M-TH)

HS Athletic Director: (775) 945-3332   x10 to leave a message  (M-TH)

Fax:   (775) 945-3371 


(School not in session on Fridays)

(Sports Schedules are listed below for HS & JHS)


May 2nd - Baseball/softball - home 12:00/2:00; softball senior night

May 7th - JHS track @ Fallon

May 7th & 8th  - HS Drama Play, JHS gym 7:00

May 9th - HS Drama Play, JHS gym 2:00

May 10th - Mother's Day

May 12th - JH track @Dayton

May 14th - JH track @ Yerington

May 18th - Grade checks

May 25th - Holiday - Memorial Day


May 28th - JHS Promotion, JHS gym

May 29th - MCHS Graduation - 7:00 pm - HS gym



Student Body Cards are available  for $20 in the high school office.  All athletes must have a student body card in order to participate.






HS Basketball Schedule 2019-2020 


 Grade Check Calendar 2019-20



  JH Volleyball Schedule 2019-2020


 Coaches Handbook (2017)


 Student Athletic Handbook 2018-19/Coaches Handbook/Sports Physical Form/Coaching Forms



Visit our Facebook pages below

Mineral County Serpents Photos

MCHS Football

Serpent Baseball







Mr. Rick Taylor, Principal

P.O. Box 938

601 "A" Street

Hawthorne, NV. 89415

Phone ~ (775) 945-3332

Fax ~ (775) 945-3371    taylor.rick@nvmcsd.org



  Janell Carlos, Secretary  x 10    carlos.janell@nvmcsd.org

 Shelley Tweedy, Attendance  


(open position), HS AD  

   Melissa Isom, JHS AD     isom.melissa@nvmcsd.org

         Jim Berryman-Shafer,                         Counselor   x 15                   berryman-shafer.jim@nvmcsd.org

Holly Pellett, Nurse  pellett.holly@nvmcsd.org


            Catrinna Berginnis,                  GEAR UP Coordinator/SPIF  berginnis.catrinna@nvmcsd.org 



Kathy Trujillo, Safe School Professional 


x 16


              Mary Koscinski, 945-2909              Adult Education coordinator  


Mandy Glazier, JAG     glazier.mandy@nvmcsd.org

Tina Canady canady.tina@nvmcsd.org

Melissa Cardenas cardenas.melissa@nvmcsd.org

Toni Dodge dodge.toni@nvmcsd.org

Mike Domagala  domagala.michael@nvmcsd.org

Shaniya Ferguson  ferguson.shaniya@nvmcsd.org

Riley Fitzgerald        fitzgerald.riley@nvmcsd.org

Dr. Benjamin Gooch gooch.ben@nvmcsd.org

Darren Hamrey hamrey.darren@nvmcsd.org

Breanna Hatfield   hatfield.breanna@nvmcsd.org

Janis Horn  horn.janis@nvmcsd.org

  Steven Hudson hudson.steve@nvmcsd.org

Melissa Isom isom.melissa@nvmcsd.org

Monica Keady keady.monica@nvmcsd.org

Kelly Orndorff orndorff.kellie@nvmcsd.org

Christy Romero-Grant   grant.christy@nvmcsd.org 

Brian Thompson   thompson.brian@nvmcsd.org

Marty Waggoner waggoner.martin@nvmcsd.org

Merna West west.merna@nvmcsd.org


To reach all teachers :                         hjh-mchs@nvmcsd.org