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Mitchell Teacher Training

 Mitchell County teachers participatied in high-quality professional development to familiarize themselves with recent AIG program curricular adoptions. On September 23rd, 2014, teachers attended a one-day training in teaching/learning models focused on differentiation and the (more)

Tips for Parents to Keep Child Bully-Free

Tips for Parents
If you feel your child is being bullied, keep in mind – most victims of bullying do not talk about it. They are ashamed, embarrassed, and scared it will intensify.
1.       Try approaching the topic indirectly and ask your child, “Who’s the bully in your classroom? How do they treat you? What do you think about their actions (more)

Celebrate My Drive for Prom Funds

Thanks to Tracy Deyton for sharing the following link and information that has the potential to be an excellent opportunity for our Mitchell High School students during prom season.  Please go to the link and click on the link "Make your safe driving commitment" find Mitchell High School and answer the question about yourself and the two safe driving questions.  You can vote each day from every active email address.  Last year Avery County received a substantial grant to help fund the after party of their prom last year. 

P.A.W.S. For a Cause 5K November 8th (Details)

Mitchell FBLA Community Clothing Drive (Details)

Buses and Bullying (Details)


Savannah Gates Book Published

Savannah Gates, a junior at Mayland Early College High School, has been working on wiring the first installment of her Dream Catcher Trilogy and the first book in the series, Antithesis,  has been published!  Savannah writes under the pen name of Nikolas Gates.  She is an extraordinary student and we at MECHS are very proud of her accomplishments. (more)

ServSafe Certification

Foods II Enterprise students recently completed the ServSafe Food Protection Manager Certification Program. This is a nationally recognized program that focuses on the numerous components of Food Safety within a Food Service environment. Once certified these students will be able to apply their skills and knowledge of Food Safety in the rapidly expanding Food Service industry. This certification (more)

FCCLA Fall Leadership Conference

On Tuesday October 14, 2014, fifteen (15) Members of the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America - Mitchell High Chapter  (FCCLA) attended the Fall Leadership Conference in Weaverville, NC. These students attended various student and teacher led workshops focused on preparing them for FCCLA State Competitive Events in April. As well as learning strategies for maintaing an active, community and family focused student organization. 
Students in Attendance: Caitlin Duncan, Shaun Hopson, Emma Duncan, Eden Phillips, Davis Sutton, Haley Street, Alicia Garland, Kelly Harrell, PJ Cox, Kelsie Buchanan, Noah Worley, Autumn Staubitz, Rebekah Hollifield, Jason Buchanan and Tiffany Buchanan. 
Advisors: Lynn Walker and Stephanie McClellan

Help Stop Cyber Bullying

October is National Bullying Precention Month. Cyber Bullying and the use of technology in spreading lies, gossip, and malicious rumors has become a favorite and effective tool for the young and old bully alike. According to recent studies with the Cobb County Schools in Georgia, about 22% of young people have experienced or been involved in cyber bullying. Across the state, 7 of 10 high (more)

Mitchell HOSA Leadership Conference

Eight Mitchell High School HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America) members from attended the Fall 2014 HOSA Leadership Conference at Mars Hill on Monday, October 13. While they were there they learned everything they needed to know to prepare them for the (more)

Mitchell Seniors of the Month Honored

On Thursday, September 18, the Rotary Club of Spruce Pine recognized and honored two Mitchell High School Seniors of the Month. Grant Sparks, MHS Counselor, introduced two outstanding Seniors, Zach Boone and Marianna Von Brederode. Recently named Homecoming King, Zach Boone spoke of his journey from being a self-doubting middle school student to his being a self-confident and capable (more)

Mitchell High News

Schools are now, more than ever before, are charged to use numbers to quantify, validate, and measure themselves and their students.  We, at Mitchell High, are excited about and proud of some of our most recent data.
Enrollment at MHS has increased this year from 517 to 551 students.  We have the largest incoming freshman class that we have had in the past few years.  This year’s freshmen class is 166 members strong!
We have welcomed Ms. Kelly Williams, Ms. Candace Rhodes, and Mr. Zack Snyder as new personnel members to our team to support, teach, and nurture our students.  In addition, we have two new Assistant Principals, Dr. Paula Holder and Ms. Emily Johnson.  We are enthusiastic about these staff members’ contributions and assistances to help MHS grow educated citizens, ready for their next steps.
We are delighted to report that Mitchell High School students test scores exceeded growth for the 2013-2014 school year.  Additionally, MHS scored above the state averages for:
·       Career and College Ready – students’ scores Level’s 4 and level’s 5
·       Grade Level Proficient for students scoring a Level 3, Level 4, and Level 5
·       Annual Measurable Objectives
·       5th Year Graduation Cohort
·       ACT and WorkKeys assessments

Mitchell High School is dedicated to each student’s success.  We gratefully recognize there is a face behind each number and a hopeful future within each heart.  We strive to assist and empower each of our students in developing skills to become an independent and self-sufficient adult who will succeed within their life’s goals.  

MacKenzie Cook and Eric Avery Memorial Garden

This week represents a very sad anniversary for our county and school system.  Four years ago during this time of the year we lost two of our finest students at MHS in a tragic automobile accident in MacKenzie Cook and Eric Avery.  These were wonderful kids who left us way too soon and will always be missed but never forgotten.  This is very personal for me as I knew MacKenzie and (more)

Mitchell Students Attend Health Careers Conference

Students's enrolled in Mrs. Linda Pitman's Health Team Relations at Mitchell High School had the opportunity to attend the 15th annual Health Careers Education Awareness Conference.  The conference was held at the Wilma Sherrill Wellness Center at UNC Asheville on Tuesday, (more)

Bowman Middle School September Students of the Month (more)  

Bullying Prevention Month

This survey is intended to provide information that will help to make our school a safer place. Our school’s number one priority is the safety of our students. We are committed to making our school a bully-free environment and want to know what you really think about the way things are at our school. Please, help make our school a better place to live, grow, and learn by answering some (more)

Rotary Youth Leadership Academy

On Thursday, September 11, members of the Rotary Club of Spruce Pine received a presentation by two students who attended the Rotary Youth Leadership Academy. RYLA Students, Kelly Perry and Caeley Pippert, spoke about their experiences this year in Brevard. (more)

Bowman Middle School Homecoming

Bowman Middle School Homecoming Queen: Taylor Bennett and Bowman Middle School Homecoming King: Chris Bryan. For list of contestants click