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Burnsville Rotary Scholarship

The Burnsville Rotary Club is offering a scholarship to graduating home - schooled students who fulfill the requirements of an application process. For more information please contact Michael Reif, scholarship committee member, by email: application deadline is April 25th.
Sawyer Silver recognized for poster.

Name, Mascot and Colors Chosen for New Elementary School

Last month at the regular Board of Education meeting, the Board asked Bald Creek Elementary, Bee Log Elementary, and Clearmont Elementary Schools to each create three names, color schemes, and mascots for the new west elementary school for a total of nine (more)

Last Day of School and MHHS Graduation Dates Set

Yancey County Schools would like to announce a change in the end of the current school year.  The last day of school for students will be June 2nd, 2017.  June 2nd will be a half-day of school and will follow the normal early dismissal procedure: elementary schools at 11:30 a.m., the high school at 11:45 a.m., and the middle schools at 12 noon.  (more)

Federal School Programs Funding Application

Yancey County Schools is beginning to plan the Title I, II, III, VI, and 21st CCLC Federal Grant programs for the 2017-18 school year.  Qualifying private schools within the area may be eligible to apply for these federal funds.  Private School eligibility information is available at the US Department of Education website,, or by contacting Shane Cassida, Yancey County Schools Federal Program Director, P. O. Box 190, Burnsville, NC  28714; by phone at 828.682.6101 Ext. 302; or by email at  

Rise Against Hunger

The Rise Against Hunger food packaging event, is scheduled for Friday, May 12th at 3pm in the Mtn Heritage cafeteria. For more information click here or call 682-6103 ext 116.

Learning at Bee Log Elementary

Bee Log Elementary students explore radial symmetry, balance and find their centers by creating colorful mandalas during a recent Toe River Arts Council school residency with artist, Cassie Floan. These TRAC programs give students curriculum-based, educational art (more)
FFA Officers Bethany Johnson and Dylan Carroll with Ag. Ed. Teacher Nicole Robinson update Board of Education on field trip to MDI.

Yancey County Board of Education March Meeting

At the regular meeting of the Yancey County Board of Education on Monday, March 6, Superintendent Dr. Tony Tipton asked the Board of Education to allow Bald Creek Elementary School, Bee Log Elementary School, and Clearmont Elementary School to each (more)
Mountain Heritage football players, Corey Presnell (left) and Keaton Hall read to students in first grade at Burnsville Elementary on Thursday, March 2nd for Dr. Seuss Day, a part of the national Read Across America program.

February Yancey School Board Meeting

At the February 6, 2017 Yancey County Schools’ Board meeting Monday night, East Yancey Middle School’s basketball players and coaches were honored for the girls’ Toe River Conference and Tournament championships and the boys’ Toe River Conference   (more)
New School Board, from left to right: Mike Orr, Jeanne Tyner (Vice-Chair), Norb McKinney, Angie Weatherman (Chair), and Edwin Fortner.

Weatherman, Tyner Chosen to Head New Yancey School Board

At the regular meeting of the Yancey County Board of Education on January 9, 2017, Mrs. Angie Weatherman was voted in as School Board Chair and Mrs. Jeanne Tyner was voted in as Vice-Chair.  The vote was 3-2 in favor, with Angie Weatherman, Jeanne Tyner, and Edwin (more)