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Missy Toomey Finalist for Golden Apple Award

Missy Toomey from Bee Log Elementary School was honored as one of WYFF-TV's Golden Apple Award Teacher finalists Thursday evening, May 11th at the Westin Poinsett in downtown Greenville, SC. (more)


Yancey Ranked 8th in State; Drawings of New School

The 2017 edition of the Roadmap of Need, an in-depth needs assessment produced by the Public School Forum of North Carolina’s Center for Afterschool Programs (NC CAP), ranked Yancey County as 8th best in the state for Education. Past editions of the Roadmap of Need in 2013, 2014, and 2016 ranked Yancey County Schools at 24th, 16th, and 13th respectively.  The education ranking is based (more)

Burnsville Elementary Explores Science

On Thursday, April 27, the fifth grade students at Burnsville Elementary participated in a Duke Energy Science Event. Students enjoyed exploring science, technology, engineering and mathematics through hands-on activities such as Magnetic Racers, Make-A- Rainbow, (more)

TRAC Teaching Artist at South Toe Elementary

Toe River Arts teaching artist, Sam Maren, spent a few weeks at South Toe Elementary School teaching students about the beauty and benefits of music. He played, danced and sang stories to the eager young participants. Here he lets his harmonica do the walking and talking with the first and second graders.
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)

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)