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Two New Preschools in Yancey County


On Friday, August 19th, Yancey County School Board and Administrators met with preschool school administrators, staff, and representatives of Woodmen Life Insurance Society to tour the two new preschool locations and celebrate this momentous occasion for Yancey County (more)

Heritage Seniors Fall Events (Details)


Morgan Paints Murals for Burnsville Elementary


Artist Crystal Morgan is pictured with the 2 murals she has worked on this summer at Burnsville Elementary School.  She is pictured with the Solar System in the Media Center and the waterfall/river habitat in the cafeteria. She volunteered her time and her craft many long days and hours.  The staff and students are very grateful for her and her willingness to share her talent with us.

Yancey School Lunch Price Increases Slightly


With the beginning of the 2016-17 school year just days away, parents of students in Yancey County will once again see an increase in paid lunch prices.  Section 205 of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act and the Equity in School Lunch Pricing Provision mandate that school systems all across the United States gradually increase the price charged for paid lunches each year to equal the amount (more)

Yancey Schools Annual Hearing Screening


Yancey County Schools will be conducting its annual hearing screening during the week of August   29th thru September 9th.  Students in the following grades will be screened:  Kindergarten thru fifth grade.  All other students will be screened only upon the request of the parent, new referrals to the Exceptional Children’s Program and upon request of special (more)

MHHS Marching Band Raising Funds For New Uniforms


It is nearing 30 years since the MHHS Cougar Pride Marching Band has received new band uniforms. In those years, many have been damaged and lost, and of the ones that remain, there aren't enough to cover the growing 62-member band. "It's been hard," says director Heather (more)

Facilities Assessment Study Presented to Board


On Monday, June 20, , the Yancey County Board of Education met in the Mountain Heritage High School Auditorium to hear the second report of the Facilities Needs Assessment from Architect Mike Cox and Associate Amy Dowty of Architectural Design Studios.  Their study shows more needs than there are dollars to cover with critical needs at most of the schools that must be addressed.  The (more)
Superintendent Tipton and Ric Cedergren

Yancey School Board Recognizes Achievements


At its regular meeting on Monday, January 4th, the Yancey County Board of Education recognized the East Yancey Middle School Boys Basketball team.  They are the 2015 Toe River Conference Champions. This is the second year in a row that the East Yancey Middle School Boys were Conference Champions. The Head Coach for the team is Wade Shehan and   Assistant Coach is Jennings Vess. (more)