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Mitchell Soccer Coach Speaks to SP Rotary


On Thursday, April 28, Meredith Hoilman, Mitchell High School's Girl's Soccer Coach, was the guest speaker at the weekly meeting of the Rotary Club of Spruce Pine. She introduced Caitlin Duncan, one of her current players and Erin Ward, one of her future players. Through Meredith's coaching organization, she was introduced to a sports group that assisted soccer teams with overseas (more)

MCC Graduation Held


Mayland Community College held the 2016 curriculum graduation ceremony on May 7th at First Baptist Church in Crossnore. Over 175 students graduated this academic year. Special speakers during the event included Associate in Applied Science Degree- Nursing graduate who (more)

Gossett Named New McDowell Tech President


Dr. John D. Gossett has been named by the McDowell Technical Community College Board of Trustees to succeed Dr. Bryan W. Wilson as president of McDowell Technical Community College following Wilson’s retirement on August 1st. Wilson has been with the college since 1983 and has served as president since January, 2004 . Gossett will be the college’s fifth president since it was (more)

MHU History Class Hosts Reception for Veterans


History Instructor Patrick Cash and students in his public history course hosted a reception April 25 in Bentley Fellowship Hall in honor of all Madison County veterans, and especially those who took part in a recent public history project to record veterans' memories. The students have conducted numerous interviews during the spring 2016 semester. (more)

Online Raffle to Help Mitchell FBLA


Mitchell High School Future Business Leaders of America is proud to announce that we currently have ten students who qualified  for the National State Leadership Competition in Atlanta, Georgia this summer!  FBLA at Mitchell High School has been (more)
 

SkillsUSA Western Regional Championships


The SkillsUSA Western regional Championships, held at Mountain Heritage High School, took place on March 15th, 2016. Top student winners received gold, silver and bronze medallions.  Mountain Heritage had 27 student members competing in 11 various competitions. Winners (more)

Four Way Test Essay Contest Winners


On Thursday, April 28, one of the most important annual programs of the Rotary Club of Spruce Pine was presented. It was the Four Way Test Essay Contest winners, reading their award-winning essays and each receiving a check as an award for their noteworthy achievement. There (more)

Wood Burning Class Art Images Of Yancey


Two years ago, middle school art instructor Keli Miller wrote a grant entitled "Images of Yancey".  This grant, funded through the Yancey County Schools Foundation, purchased wood burning tools and supplies for a project with a group of five, 7th grade students at Cane River (more)

McGuire Teaches Polymar Clay Class at MHHS


Last week, Mountain Heritage High School art students got a hands-on experience using polymer clay. The Toe River Arts Council, in response to a request from MHHS arts teacher, Christy Edwards, brought Marshall teaching artist, Barbara McGuire into the art classroom for (more)

Hawn, McNeely Receive G. MacLeod Bryan Awards


Meagan McNeely, a senior religion major from Lenoir, NC, and Dr. Heather Hawn, assistant professor of political science, have received the G. McLeod Bryan Caring Awards from Mars Hill University. The Bryan Awards are given annually at Mars Hill University in honor of the late Dr. G. McLeod (“Mac”) Bryan, a member of the MHU class of ’39, and a professor at Wake Forest (more)

NC Public Safety Commissioner David Guice Visits MHU


W. David Guice (MHU '79), Commissioner of the Division of Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice for the North Carolina Department of Public Safety, spoke to a senior seminar class on Race/Ethnicity and Crime on April 12 at Mars Hill University. In addition to students from Mars Hill University, the audience included representatives from community partners and criminals justice (more)

Burnsville Elem. 4th and 5th Graders on the Go


Miriam Beard is quoted as saying, “Certainly travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is the change that goes deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.”  After much fundraising, collecting sponsorships, and penny pinching, on March 24-26, Burnsville Elementary fourth and fifth (more)

Art Students Showcase Work


“Christy Edwards’ Art class students in front of their and other students' work at the recent Yancey Arts Showcase at the Burnsville TRAC Gallery. Mountain Heritage High School students from left to right: Hugo Romero, Jarett Hall, Autumn Lyda, Maddison Garland, Mandy (more)

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Public Notice


The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA-Part B, Public Law 108.446) Project is presently being amended. The Project describes the special education programs that Yancey County Schools proposes for Federal funding for the 2016-2017 School Year. Interested persons are encouraged to review amendments to the Project and make comments concerning the implementation of special education under this Federal Program. All comments will be considered prior to submission of the amended Project to the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction in Raleigh, North Carolina. The IDEA-Part B Project is open to the public for review and comments May 10, 2016, 1-3 pm., in the office of Angie Anglin, EC Director, located at 100 School Circle, Burnsville NC.

SLAM Club Donation


The Mitchell High SLAM (Servant Leader Athletes of Mitchell) club presented the Children's Advocacy Center of the Toe River with a check for $925.00 this morning.  The money was raised during the "black-out" night at the home basketball game vs. Mountain Heritage in February.  (more)

Mitchell High Seniors Recognized


On March 17, at their weekly meeting, the Rotary Club of Spruce Pine recognized and honored the Seniors of the Month from Mitchell High School. They are Cy Thomas, Justice Phillips and  Martin van der Vorst. Cy's hobbies are camping, life guarding, and studying American history. He says his biggest challenge was studying for his Black Belt. He enjoyed his (more)

Bee Log Students Make Kaleidoscopes


Students at Bee Log Elementary got five days of fun lessons in light and reflection by making their own kaleidoscopes. They studied the history (the word from the Greek, “observation of beautiful things”), then got to make their own out of  basic materials, such as cardboard, and reflective paper. TRAC Teaching artist Cassie Floan, took this opportunity to interject math and (more)

Final Days of School Year, Graduations


The last day of school for Mitchell County students is June 7th. Yancey County students finish up with a half day of school on June 9th.  Graduation for both Mitchell and Mountain Heritage High Schools is Saturday, June 11th at 10:00 a.m. June 3rd is both the last day of school and graduation in Avery County.  Mayland Early College graduation is June the 4th at 6 pm on the Mayland College Campus in Spruce Pine.
 

Mitchell Seniors of the Month Honored


On Thursday, February 18, the Rotary Club of Spruce Pine recognized and honored three Seniors of the Month from Mitchell High School. The students were introduced by School Counselor, Grant Sparks. They were: Christen Thomas, Dreyson Phillips and Logan Garland. Christen Thomas began her talk with the following quote by Anthony J. D’Angelo, ” Develop a passion for learning. If you do, (more)

Maxton Meets His Drag Racing Hero


Maxton Gilley, age 8, a student at Micaville Elementary School was given an assignment to write a summary about an article he read. Maxton read a Racing article about Drag Racer, Keith Berry. Maxton’s summary was tagged to Keith Berry through Face Book, where Berry saw and (more)