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Bennett Represents Mitchell County Schools

Melora Bennett submitted her Spoken Word unit to the Kappa Delta Pi (the educational honors society at ETSU) national committee and was chosen out of 400 applicants from this region to present the unit and teaching ideals at the International Kappa Delta Pi Convocation in Orlando, Fl.  As a representative for Mitchell County Schools and East Tennessee State University, Melora presented (more)

Traditional Mountain Music Concert at MHU

Advance tickets are now on sale for a special evening of traditional mountain music December 4, 2015, at 7 pm in Broyhill Chapel on the campus of Mars Hill University. The concert, called Winter's Tune: Music to Warm an Appalachian Night, is hosted by the Liston B. Ramsey (more)

MCC Spooktacular

Mayland Community College held a community Trick or Treat Spooktacular event at the college’s Mitchell Campus on October 29.  During the event several contests were held. First place winners for the MCC table decoration contest went to the Nursing Department with an (more)

Clearmont Elem. Celebrates Veterans Day

Clearmont Celebrating Veterans Day On Monday November 9th Clearmont Elementary started the week with a Veterans Day Celebration. Clearmont was honored to have eight local Veterans from Chapter 57 DAV come and speak with them at a morning program. All student were (more)

STEM Expo Logo Design

Congratulations to Christian Mallatere for his STEM Expo logo design. Christian a senior at Mitchell High School was presented a $50 gift card by CTE Director Kim Hodshon for his efforts. This logo will be displayed in all of our STEM Discovery Labs at Harris Middle, Bowman Middle and Mitchell High School. (more)

Herbst and Yelton Receive Scholarships to Penland

Mayland Community College Associate in Arts and Sciences students Tyler Herbst and Alexis Yelton received scholarships to attend classes at Penland School of Crafts during the 2015 summer. Both MCC students were able to attend a summer class session at Penland School of Crafts, including a stipend for supplies, thanks to the scholarship. College credit for the Penland classes was also (more)

Health Science Students Attend Conference

Thirty of Linda Pitman's Health Science Students had the opportunity to  attend the Health Careers Education Awareness Conference in Asheville on Tuesday, October 6th.   Each year this conference offers a coordinated effort to heighten knowledge and exposure of health careers (more)

Mars Hill University Adult & Graduate Program Enrollment

Registration is now open for Mars Hill University Adult and Graduate Studies (AGS) classes that meet in Burnsville, Mars Hill, and Asheville.  Spring Semester classes begin January 4th, 2016.
The AGS program offers classes toward bachelor’s degrees in Business Management, Criminal Justice, Elementary Education, Special Education, Middle Grades Education, Teacher Licensure, RN to BSN, (more)

MHU Dedication to First African American Student

A weeping cherry tree and a plaque on the Mars Hill University campus mark a special spot of commemoration for Asheville resident Oralene Simmons. Ms. Simmons, who attended Mars Hill from 1961-1963, was the first African American student to enroll at the institution. The university (more)

Mitchell High October Senior of the Month

On Thursday, October 15, the Rotary Club of Spruce Pine recognized and honored the Mitchell High School Seniors of the Month. They were Gabrielle Sirois and TroyJamison Burleson, introduced by Rotarian Elaine Percival. Gabrielle has been a cheerleader since 7th grade (more)

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Gouge Kindergarteners Fire Prevention Awareness Month

On Friday, October 9th, as part of Fire Prevention Awareness Month, the Kindergarten classes from Gouge Elementary traveled to Parkway Fire and Rescue where Bakersville and Parkway Fire Departments were working together to teach students about fire safety and prevention.  The (more)

Parents May Request Teacher Qualifications

The federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) requires school districts to notify parents/legal guardians of children attending Title I schools of their right to know the professional qualifications of the classroom teachers and paraprofessionals who instruct their child.  All K – 8 schools in Yancey County are Title I schools. (more)

Mitchell Seniors of the Month Honored

On September 17, members of the Rotary Club of Spruce Pine honored two Mitchell High School Seniors of the Month. MHS Guidance Counselor,Grant Sparks, introduced Mary Beth Thomas and Solomon Duncan, who gave interesting updates on their school activities and future plans. Solomon is the son of Ed and Carole Duncan, his sisters are Eve and Marie. He is a current Wrestling State (more)

Mitchell High Marching Mountaineers Have A Busy Fall

The Mitchell High School Band has had a very busy start to the school year. In addition to regular performances at Mitchell High football games, the band competed in the Viking Classic at Avery High School, several band members participated in the UNC-Chapel Hill Honors Band, (more)

National Custodial Day Celebrated at Greenlee

Greenlee Primary recognized and celebrated with two very special staff members, Roger Hilemon and Deb Crowder, in honor of National Custodial Day.  A very special thank you to these folks for their efforts in caring for our students, faculty and staff, and most importantly for (more)

Jazz at Mitchell High

A few weeks ago the students from Mitchell High and Bowman and Harris Middle Schools became immersed in the world of jazz for an hour. Through a cARTwheels grant from the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources, the Toe River Arts Council was able to bring the John Brown Jazz Orchestra to both Yancey and Mitchell Counties for a “Tour of Jazz.”. (more)

Super Students Recognized at Deyton Elementary

Deyton Elementary School recently recognized Super Students for the month of September.  These students were nominated by their teachers for hard work in the classroom and kindness to others.   They also followed the Deyton DIVE:  Demonstrate Respect & Kindness, Individual Responsibility, Value Learning, and Effort is Evident.  September Super Students: Front Row: Rebecca (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. 

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)