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Seed Survivor Program at Deyton Elem.

Deyton Elementary students were able to take part in the Seed Survivor Program which teaches elementary children about plants and the importance of agriculture. As part of this project, Mitchell High FFA officers worked in the Agrium mobile classroom helping the elementary (more)

Art Students Recognized for Holiday Card Art

At the regular meeting of the Yancey County Board of Education on Monday, December 1st, Yancey County Clerk of Court Tammy McEntyre conducted the swearing-in ceremony for incumbent school board member Mike Orr and newly-elected member Jeanne Tyner. (more)

Rural Innovation Effort Wins $20 Million Grant

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan recently announced during the visit in Greensboro that North Carolina New Schools has been awarded a $20 million grant to expand its work with early college strategies in North Carolina as well as several other states. (more)

Seed Survivor Mobile Classroom

The Seed Survivor Mobile Classroom paid a visit to Gouge Elementary School on November 17-19. Seed Survivor is a free curriculum- based program that teaches elementary children about plants and the importance of agriculture. Multiple displays travel across North America year-(more)

Duncan Chosen for Congress of Future Medical Leaders

Solomon Duncan, a Junior at Mitchell High School of Mitchell County has been nominated to attend the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Washington, DC on November 14,
15 and 16th, 2014. The Congress is an honors-only program for high school students who want to become physicians or go into medical research fields. The purpose of this event is to honor, inspire, motivate and direct (more)

Deyton Elementary Students Visit Rotary

On Thursday, October 23, members of the Rotary Club of Spruce Pine received a program by Jennifer Gregory, Principal of Deyton Elementary School. She was introduced by Rotarian Rick Spurling,who noted that the two had been acquainted for almost thirty years. She said that she had attended Rotary twenty years ago when she was a Senior of the Month. Ms. Gregory expressed appreciation to the (more)

Summer Ventures in Science and Mathematics

The deadline for application to Summer Ventures in Science and Mathematics (SVSM), a cost-free, statewide program providing enrichment and research opportunities to academically talented high school students, is January 31. For more information and to apply, (more)

CSI at Mitchell High

Recently students in Rick Spurling's Biology and Mr. Dellinger's Biology classes participated in a lab with a team from UNC-CH aboard the DESTINY bus. Students worked to solve a mock crime scene using forensic science to do so. Each student created a DNA fingerprint using gel electrophoresis to solve the case and correctly identify the suspect who committed the crime. (more)

Martin Recognized as Exceptional Children's Teacher of Excellence

Pictured is  Bill Hussey, Director Exceptional Children Division and Tracy Weeks , from the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. Melissa Martin is the Mitchell County Representative for Exceptional Children's Teacher of Excellence. She was recognized November 3rd at the 64th Exceptional Children's Conference in Greensboro.

Rotary Honors Mitchell Senior of the Month

On Thursday, October 16, the Rotary Club of Spruce Pine honored Nick Stevens, as the Mitchell High School Senior of the Month. Grant Sparks, counselor at MHS, introduced Nick. Grant said he has known this young man since Nick was in the second grade, and watched him grow into the capable, articulate student he is today.(more)

October Super Students at Deyton Elementary School

Deyton Elementary School Super Students for the month of October were chosen by staff members for kindness to peers, outstanding effort in the classroom, and respect. A special thank-you to Bubba's Restaurant for providing a special lunch for these Super Students.  October Super Students:Front Row: Josie Houchard, Bubba Riddle, Drew Phillips, Second Row:  Josh Holtsclaw, Elijah Allen, Gabriel Sanchez, Andrew Brewer, Jack Webb, Nathan Stamey, Third Row:  Ashely Bunnell, Selena Queriapa Ceja, Alyssa Barnett, Rachel Thacker, Kedren Hughes, Hannah Gross, Savannah McMahan, Amelia Tehandon.

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)

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)

Buses and Bullying (Details)