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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.

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)

Buses and Bullying (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)

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)