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Get Tickets Now for Dream Home Tour


Five custom homes with exceptional views of fall foliage will be showcased during the Yancey County Dream Home Tour, Saturday, Oct. 11.This is the fifth year for the tour, which benefits the scholarship fund at Mayland Community College. “We focused on the ‘wow’ factor for our fifth year. These are wonderful homes featuring gracious living on many (more)

YCS Central Office Helps with Stuff That Bus


Some members of the Yancey County Schools Central Office Staff sort and pack school supplies from United Community Bank's Stuff the Bus 2014 School Supply Drive.  A special thank you to the staff at UCB for this annual event as well as other local businesses (more)
 

New Members Join MCC Board


Mayland Community College’s Board of Trustees welcomed new members during the September board meeting. Bryan Peterson was appointed by the Governor of North Carolina for a four-year term. Peterson is the Human Resources Manager at Altec Industries in Burnsville. (more)

Mitchell Teacher of the Year


Donna Hickman from Bowman was awarded Mitchell County's Teacher of the Year.She was selected from seven extraordinary teachers for the award. She has also won a new vehicle for one year from Mike Brown Ford.

Free GED Practice Tests at MCC


For a limited time, Mayland Community College’s Adult Education Program will offer free GED® Practice tests to those who are interested in earning their GED®. From September 22-October 3, practice tests will be free for those who come to the College’s Mitchell Campus. (more)

Additional School Nurse Added


Each spring, members of the Yancey County Board of Education and administrative leaders of the Yancey County Schools Central Office travel to each school to meet with staff in Team Leadership Visits.   These meetings provide a direct, open line of communication for staff to voice concerns, offer possible solutions and share their opinions and points of view from the school and classroom (more)

Mars Hill University Ranked 19th in Nation


Mars Hill University has ranked 19th among the top 100 baccalaureate colleges in the nation on rankings released August 25 in Washington Monthly magazine. Washington Monthly originally published its rankings as an alternative to the prestigious U.S. News & World Report rankings, and says that its rankings are based on better measures of student success. (more)

Student Religious Rights in Public Schools (Listen)


Yancey Schools Awarded $1.3 Million for After School Programming


Yancey County Schools was recently notified that it had been awarded a four-year $1,360,000 grant from the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. This funding will provide free afterschool programming at all eight district elementary and middle schools. The grant also (more)

Reminder on School Bus Safety (Details)


 

Parent Portal System for Yancey County Schools


This year Yancey County Schools, will be opening the NC HOME BASE/PowerSchool Parent Portal.  This state-wide student information system was first implemented in the 2013-14 school year for teachers and administrators.  The second phase of implementation now opens up both the parent and student portals for use this year.  Access to the Parent Portal will allow parents to gain (more)

State Employees Credit Union Continuing Ed Scholarship Program


The State Employees Credit Union Foundation in 2012 established a Continuing Education Scholarship Program to help remove financial barriers for students seeking to gain new and/or upgrade current job-related skills. This scholarship is available to assist students who enroll in certain Economic and Workforce Development Program classes at Mayland Community College. These programs (more)

MCC Gateways Now Available


The third edition of Gateways, the creative arts journal of Mayland Community College that celebrates the creative work of our communities, is now available.  The College welcomed submissions from students, community members, and faculty and staff, with the theme of the third edition focusing on the untraveled road. Gateways features short stories, photography, and poetry. Contributors for (more)

Proposed Teacher Salary Schedule (Details)


Yancey County Schools Meet the Challenges of Read to Achieve


The preliminary end of year assessment results for all grades K-12 are currently being analyzed at the local and state levels, and the early indications show gains being made across the board in the second year of the heightened standards of the NC Career and College Ready Standards initiative.  Of particular interest are the results for 3rd Grade Reading in light of the NC (more)