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See You at the Pole

Fellowship of Christian Athletes sponsored "See You At The Pole" again this year.  There was a wonderful turn out on the first "See You at the Pole"  for students and staff on Wednesday, September 23rd at 7:45 AM at the flag pole.  See You at the Pole is a global day of student prayer where students meet at the school flagpole before school to lift up

Rick Spurling Celebration Scheduled

The Mitchell High School Athletic Dept will recognize Superintendent and former Head Football and Baseball Coach Rick Spurling.  He will be recognized at the Varsity Football game on October 16, when Mitchell hosts Hendersonville. Coach Spurling has spent the last 32 years as an administrator, teacher and coach in the Mitchell County School System. Game time is set for 7:30, but all former players, students, co-workers and friends of Coach Spurling are asked to meet on the football practice field at 6:00 pm. A special invite goes out to the 1996 Mountaineer Baseball Team. They went undefeated in WHC play (10-0). This is the only Western Highlands Conference Championship in school history. Let's celebrate Coach Spurling for all his hard work and accomplishments on this special night.

NCWorks Career Center Preparing Seniors for the Workforce

Mountain Heritage High School and NCWorks Career Center partnered for their first year in preparing the senior class of 2016 for the world of work. Ben Varney, Career and Technical Education Facilitator, invited the NCWorks Career Center and Get R.E.A.L. youth career coach, (more)

8th Grader's Visit Mitchell High School

Mitchell High School's homecoming activities are in full swing this week and on Thursday, September 17th the 8th graders from Bowman and Harris visited the high school where they were able to join some of the activities.  Since it was "Constitution Day"  they joined the Mitchell High School students in the gym for an "America Program" including the singing of the National Anthem by Milicent Whitson along with a flag presentation; as well as Constitution trivia with Matt Hurd. After the activities in the gym the 8th graders asked questions about high school to a group of student council members.  The Mitchell High student council members then led the 8th graders on a tour of the high school, visiting many of the teachers and their classrooms to get an overview of the variety of courses offered during high school.  The 8th graders ended their tour with a pep-rally presented in the gym for them by the band and cheerleaders. 

Pizza with the Principal

Pizza with the Principal earned by RISE Students of the Month. (more)

Bowman Academic and Citizenship Students of the Month

The administration, faculty and staff of Bowman Middle School are proud to announcement the Academic and Citizenship Students of the Month for August. (Details)

Harris Middle School Homecoming King and Queen

Harris Middle School's Homecoming King and Queen crowned Tuesday, September 1, at the Harris vs. Cranberry game.  King is Jared Pittman and Queen is Cadee Warren  The Harris Middle School Blue Devils won the game to stay undefeated in the Toe River Conference.   

New Option for Adult Education Students

There’s a new option for completing the North Carolina High School Equivalency Diploma coming soon to the Tri-County area. Mayland Community College’s Adult Education Team is pleased to announce the return of a paper-and-pencil version of the high school equivalency exam. This new test is called the HiSET® (High School Equivalency Test), and it provides a lower-cost alternative to (more)

Jenkins Began Education at Mayland

Haven Jenkins started her college education at Mayland Community College and plans to transfer to a four-year institution to focus on working in the drama and education fields. At first Jenkins was unsure about attending college, and when asked if she was going on to further her education out of high school, her answer was no—until she visited MCC and found her yes. (more)

Art Club for Mitchell Students

Rural Education Partners of Mitchell County (REP) sponsors Art Club for Mitchell County middle school students.  This year the after school program continued through summer for the first time.  Meeting weekly in the Art Resource Center of the Toe River Arts Council in downtown (more)

New Agreement Helps Students Transfer Colleges

The presidents of the NC Community College System and NC Independent Colleges and Universities (NCICU) have signed a revised Independent Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (ICAA) that better defines transfer options for students between the two systems, saving North Carolinians money and potentially shortening the time to degree attainment. Mars Hill University President Dan Lunsford was among (more)

MCC S.O.A.R. Program Receives Grant

S.O.A.R. (Support Options for Achievement and Retention), a Student Support Services TRIO program funded by the U.S. Department of Education, has received a grant award of $1,474,965, continuing the program that has been in operation at Mayland Community College since 1988. (more)

Yancey Schools Issue Retiree Badge of Honor

In recognition of a lifetime of educating the children of Yancey County, retirees of Yancey County Schools can now stop by the YCS Central Office at 100 School Circle on Tuesdays and Thursdays, have their picture made, and receive a Retiree Badge of Honor. This ID badge is a YCS Events Pass giving retirees free admittance to any Yancey County School-sponsored event.  (Because of NCHSAA (more)