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Two Great Events for Upcoming Kindergartners

On Thursday, April 16th, Yancey County Schools will hold their annual Kindergarten Registration and Kindergarten Registration Kick-Off. Parents of enrolling Kindergarten age students can stop by Burnsville Town Center either before or after registering your child for Kindergarten at the school within the district you live.  The Kick-Off event will take place from 12:00 – 3:00 pm. (more)

Yancey Schools Seek Input from Private Schools for Federal Programs Funding

Yancey County Schools is beginning to plan the Title I, II, and III programs for the 2015- 2016 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  

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)

Inclement Weather and the Yancey School Calendar

Warmer weather last week and the time change over the weekend are reminders that spring is just around the corner.  While spring will certainly be a welcome change, the results of the harsh weather since Christmas must still be addressed on the Yancey County Schools calendar. (more)

Yancey County Schools to Participate in Statewide Tornado Drill March 4

As part of Severe Weather Preparedness Week, March 1-7, Yancey County Schools will practice its tornado and severe weather plans during a statewide tornado drill March 4 at 9:30 a.m. In 2014, the National Weather Service issued 81 tornado warnings for North Carolina and recorded 36 tornadoes that killed one and injured 34 people. Combined, the tornadoes caused more than $22 million (more)

Bald Creek Elementary Awarded $80,000 NC Title I Reward School Grant

Last week, Yancey County Schools was informed that Bald Creek Elementary School has been awarded an $80,000 NC Title I Reward School Grant.  Bald Creek Elementary has been named a NC Title I Reward School for the 2013-14 school year, a distinction given to the Top 10% of NC (more)

Teachers Recognized for National Certification, School Board Appreciation

In 2013-14, more than 4,000 teachers nationwide achieved National Board Certification through a performance-based, peer-review process similar to Board certification in medicine.  To date, more than 110,000 teachers in all 50 states and the District of Columbia have achieved the (more)

Data Shows Yancey County Schools Making the Grade

At the January 5th  Yancey County Schools Board Meeting, Shane Cassida, Curriculum/Instruction Director, and Pete Peterson, Testing/Accountability Director, presented the preliminary results of the NC General Assembly’s School Performance Grades for the 2013-14 school year.  The Department of Public Instruction has delayed the release of the official grades until February 5th, (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)