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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)

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 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)

Exhibition Traces African American Education


The Rural Heritage Museum at Mars Hill University current exhibition: “Our Story–This Place, The History of African American Education in Madison County, North Carolina: The Mars Hill Anderson Rosenwald School”  traces the history of African American education in Western North Carolina, with a particular emphasis on Madison County, from Reconstruction through the (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)

Mitchell Teacher of the Year Picks Up Car from Mike Brown Ford Subaru


On Tuesday, September 30th, Mike Brown Ford-Subaru of Spruce Pine  announced that Mrs. Donna Hickman from Bowman Middle School, Mitchell County’s 2014/2015 Teacher of the Year has taken delivery of a new 2015 Subaru Outback as the recipient of the Mike Brown Ford-Subaru Mitchell County Teacher of the Year ‘Ride With Us Award.’ (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)

Rotary Learns About MCC Adult Education


On Thursday, August 28, the Rotary Club of Spruce Pine received a very informative program on Adult Education at Mayland Community College. Steve Gunter, Dean of Adult Education at Mayland Community College, and Fran Herrell presented an interesting overview of MCC’s Adult (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.

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)

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)

Proposed Teacher Salary Schedule (Details)


Buses and Bullying (Details)