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MAGIC Afterschool Program--Sign Petition to Support

This Thursday, October 23rd marks the 15th annual Lights on Afterschool celebration. Across the nation, hundreds of children, parents, business and community leaders will come together to celebrate the achievements of afterschool students and will draw attention to the need for more afterschool programs to serve the more than 15 million children nationwide who are unsupervised and at risk each (more)

Yancey Schools Receive Recognition for High Graduation Rate

On October 3rd State Superintendent Dr. June Atkinson presented Yancey County Schools with a Top Ten in the State Award for the high school graduation rate at a banquet in Raleigh.  It marks the first time in Yancey County Schools’ history that the graduation rate has been recognized for such an accomplishment.  The 2014 graduation rate at Mountain Heritage High School was at (more)

Yancey Schools Receive $600,000 Grant

Yancey County Schools received word last week that it will receive approximately $600,000 from the U.S. Department of Education to support on-going efforts to improve student achievement, address dropout prevention, and improve college access. (more)

Eighty-five Percent of YCS Third Graders Meet Reading Proficiency Standards

Eighty-five percent (84.7 percent or 155 students) of Yancey County Schools third grade students met the reading proficiency standards under North Carolina’s Read to Achieve program according to the Improve K-3 Literacy Accountability Measures Comprehensive Plan for Reading Achievement report.  In comparison, seventy-nine percent (79.2 percent or 91,919 students) of North Carolina (more)

School Health Advisory Council Set To Meet Nov. 25

The Yancey County School Health Advisory Council (SHAC) met this past week to evaluate last year’s activities and plan for future initiatives. Yancey County Schools’ SHAC is a state-mandated group that helps plan, update, implement, promote, and monitor student wellness policy as well as to address other health and nutrition issues within the school system. The council serves as (more)

YCS Central Office Helps with Stuff That Bus

Some members of the Yancey County Schools Central Office Staff sort and pack school supplies from United Community Bank's Stuff the Bus 2014 School Supply Drive.  A special thank you to the staff at UCB for this annual event as well as other local businesses (more)

Additional School Nurse Added

Each spring, members of the Yancey County Board of Education and administrative leaders of the Yancey County Schools Central Office travel to each school to meet with staff in Team Leadership Visits.   These meetings provide a direct, open line of communication for staff to voice concerns, offer possible solutions and share their opinions and points of view from the school and classroom (more)

Parent Portal System for Yancey County Schools

This year Yancey County Schools, will be opening the NC HOME BASE/PowerSchool Parent Portal.  This state-wide student information system was first implemented in the 2013-14 school year for teachers and administrators.  The second phase of implementation now opens up both the parent and student portals for use this year.  Access to the Parent Portal will allow parents to gain (more)

Yancey Schools Awarded $1.3 Million for After School Programming

Yancey County Schools was recently notified that it had been awarded a four-year $1,360,000 grant from the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. This funding will provide free afterschool programming at all eight district elementary and middle schools. The grant also (more)

Yancey Board of Education Meetings Set

The Yancey County Board of Education will hold its regular monthly meetings for the 2014-15 school year as follows: (more)