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Yancey School Board Recognizes Achievements


At its regular meeting on Monday, May 4, 2015, the Yancey County Board of Education recognized the following students for recent achievements at state level competitions: (more)

Kindergarten Kick-Off Success!


The Ninth Annual Kindergarten Registration Kick-Off Event at the Town Center was a success!  This event was sponsored by Yancey County Schools and the Burnsville Police Department. This event brought out 60 upcoming kindergarteners and their families.  The rising (more)

New Computers!


South Toe Elementary loves their new computers!

Yancey Board of Ed Recognizes JV Basketball Team


Yancey County Board of Education recognized the MHHS Junior Varsity Boys Basketball Team as Western Highlands Conference Co-Champions with Mitchell County.  Head Coach Evan Hall

Yancey Board of Ed Recognizes Lady Cougars


Yancey County Board of Education recognized the MHHS Varsity Lady Cougar Basketball Team as the Western Highlands Undefeated Conference & Tournament Champions.  Head Coach Susie Shelton.

Yancey and Mitchell County Head Start is Accepting Applications


Yancey and Mitchell County Head Start is now accepting applications for children who are or will be 3 before September 1st up to Kindergarten.  For Mitchell please call Courtney at 828-688-2199 ext. 17 and for Yancey call Casie, Holly or Sally at 828-682-6668 to set up an appointment or come by Head Start on Indian Trail.

Last Day of School and MHHS Graduation Date Set


At the April 13th regular meeting of the Yancey County Board of Education, Yancey County Schools Superintendent Dr. Tony Tipton announced the last day of school for Yancey County students and the date for Mountain Heritage High School Graduation. Friday, June 12, 2015, will be the last – half-day – of school for Yancey County students.  Inclement weather in January and (more)

State Funded Driver Education Ending


After June 30, 2015, North Carolina will no longer fund Driver Education for public, private, home or charter schools, yet, Driver Education will still remain a requirement for anyone under age eighteen to get a permit or license. Funded since 1977 with funds from the Highway Trust Fund, NC Legislatures have opted to make Driver Education funding a non-recurring expense as of June 30 (more)

Mt Heritage Earns Lowest Dropout Rate in School History


In a press release on March 5, 2015 – the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction reported the dropout rate for NC public schools hit a record low of 2.28% for a statewide average.  Mountain Heritage High School can claim a new record low - for the second year in a row – at 1.45%. Last March, the release of the dropout report was certainly a proud moment for the (more)