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McGuire Teaches Polymar Clay Class at MHHS

Last week, Mountain Heritage High School art students got a hands-on experience using polymer clay. The Toe River Arts Council, in response to a request from MHHS arts teacher, Christy Edwards, brought Marshall teaching artist, Barbara McGuire into the art classroom for (more)

Kindergarten Kickoff A Success

The 10th Annual Kindergarten Registration Kick-Off Event at the Town Center was a success!  This April 21st event was sponsored by Yancey County Schools, Yancey County Sheriff’s Office and the Burnsville Police Department. This event brought out 45 upcoming kindergarteners and (more)

YCS Federal Programs Annual Public Input Meeting to be Held

On Tuesday, May 10th, the Yancey County Schools’ Annual Federal Programs Public Input Meeting will be held at the Yancey County Schools Board of Education Office, 100 School Drive in the YCS Board Room at 1:00pm.  The purpose of the meeting is to receive public input, provide updated information, and discuss the Title I, II, III, VI, and Exceptional Children Programs’ planning (more)

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Public Notice

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA-Part B, Public Law 108.446) Project is presently being amended. The Project describes the special education programs that Yancey County Schools proposes for Federal funding for the 2016-2017 School Year. Interested persons are encouraged to review amendments to the Project and make comments concerning the implementation of special education under this Federal Program. All comments will be considered prior to submission of the amended Project to the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction in Raleigh, North Carolina. The IDEA-Part B Project is open to the public for review and comments May 10, 2016, 1-3 pm., in the office of Angie Anglin, EC Director, located at 100 School Circle, Burnsville NC.

Yancey Schools Seek Input

Yancey County Schools is beginning to plan the Title I, II, III, and VI programs for the 2016-17 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  

Two Great Events for Upcoming Kindergartners

On Thursday, April 21st, Yancey County Schools will hold their annual Kindergarten Registration and Kindergarten Registration Kick-Off. Parents of enrolling Kindergarten age students can stop by The 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 (more)

Last Day of School and MHHS Graduation Dates Set

At the April 4th 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.Thursday, June 9, 2016, will be the last – half-day – of school for Yancey County students.  Inclement weather in January and (more)

Art Students Showcase Work

“Christy Edwards’ Art class students in front of their and other students' work at the recent Yancey Arts Showcase at the Burnsville TRAC Gallery. Mountain Heritage High School students from left to right: Hugo Romero, Jarett Hall, Autumn Lyda, Maddison Garland, Mandy (more)

Bee Log Students Make Kaleidoscopes

Students at Bee Log Elementary got five days of fun lessons in light and reflection by making their own kaleidoscopes. They studied the history (the word from the Greek, “observation of beautiful things”), then got to make their own out of  basic materials, such as cardboard, and reflective paper. TRAC Teaching artist Cassie Floan, took this opportunity to interject math and (more)

Tipton Completes Superintendent Development Program

Dr. Tony Tipton, Superintendent of the Yancey County Schools, was among 18 superintendents from across the state to graduate from the North Carolina Next Generation Superintendent Development Program Cohort III. The program is designed to support the growth, expansion and enhancement of superintendents using the North Carolina Superintendents Standards, through a formative process that advances (more)

Maxton Meets His Drag Racing Hero

Maxton Gilley, age 8, a student at Micaville Elementary School was given an assignment to write a summary about an article he read. Maxton read a Racing article about Drag Racer, Keith Berry. Maxton’s summary was tagged to Keith Berry through Face Book, where Berry saw and (more)

Tasty Tuesdays Support Student Health Centers (Details)

Superintendent Tipton and Ric Cedergren

Yancey School Board Recognizes Achievements

At its regular meeting on Monday, January 4th, the Yancey County Board of Education recognized the East Yancey Middle School Boys Basketball team.  They are the 2015 Toe River Conference Champions. This is the second year in a row that the East Yancey Middle School Boys were Conference Champions. The Head Coach for the team is Wade Shehan and   Assistant Coach is Jennings Vess. (more)