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Deyton Elem Trick or Treat at Brian Center

On Tuesday, October 28th, Brian Center hosted all Deyton students for trick-or-treating.  Residents gave candy, pencils, erasers, and stickers to the students as they trick-or-treated through the dining hall.  Residents and students enjoyed this time. The Deyton staff thanks Brian Center employees and residents for making this an enjoyable afternoon for our students.

Informative Program on Mayland Early College

On Thursday, October 2, the Rotary Club received a program on Mayland Early College. Rotarian Rick Spurling introduced Muffy Dayton, Principal of Mayland Early College High School, who presented a very informative program about her school. The school has existed for five years, beginning with a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and is now a line item in the state budget. Currently (more)

Yancey County - Parents Right to Know

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 Teacher Training

 Mitchell County teachers participatied in high-quality professional development to familiarize themselves with recent AIG program curricular adoptions. On September 23rd, 2014, teachers attended a one-day training in teaching/learning models focused on differentiation and the (more)

Mtn Heritage Citrus Sales Going On Now (Details)

Tips for Parents to Keep Child Bully-Free

Tips for Parents
If you feel your child is being bullied, keep in mind – most victims of bullying do not talk about it. They are ashamed, embarrassed, and scared it will intensify.
1.       Try approaching the topic indirectly and ask your child, “Who’s the bully in your classroom? How do they treat you? What do you think about their actions (more)

Annual Clothesline Project at Mars Hill University October 30

Mars Hill University’s Annual Clothesline Project will be held October 30, 2014, from 10 am – 2 pm in front of Pittman Dining Hall.  The Clothesline project educates people about and help them recognize the pervasive problem of domestic violence.  This event visibly promotes awareness by hanging decorated t-shirts on a clothesline.  Each t-shirt represents an individual who has experienced some type of domestic violence. Besides promoting awareness, the Clothesline Project serves as source of healing for those who have been directly affected by violence.  Persons who have been impacted by violence decorate a shirt which is hung on clotheslines set up on campus.  The Mars Hill University Clothesline Project is planned and promoted by the Women’s Studies Program.  All are welcome to stop by and see this powerful visual recognition of the victims of violence.   

College Application Week November 10-14

Mountain Heritage High School will once again participate in the statewide College Application Week cosponsored by College Foundation of North Carolina (CFNC) and the Carolinas Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (CACRO) during November 10-14, 2014.As part of the CFNC-CACRAO college access initiative, Mountain Heritage will work with its seniors on Wednesday, (more)

Buses and Bullying (Details)


P.A.W.S. For a Cause 5K November 8th (Details)

Mitchell FBLA Community Clothing Drive (Details)

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)

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.

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)