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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 County School Meals for 2014-15

With the promise of fall in the air Yancey County students prepare to return to class for the 2014-15 school year.  The new year will bring about further changes to school foods as the next phase of the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act (HHFKA) is implemented.  In an effort to address concerns regarding child health and nutrition, HHFKA was signed into law in 2010 and the Federal guidelines (more)

Yancey County Schools Meet the Challenges of Read to Achieve

The preliminary end of year assessment results for all grades K-12 are currently being analyzed at the local and state levels, and the early indications show gains being made across the board in the second year of the heightened standards of the NC Career and College Ready Standards initiative.  Of particular interest are the results for 3rd Grade Reading in light of the NC (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)

YCS Confirmed Flu Cases Prompt Preventative Measures

Several confirmed cases of the flu at Bee Log Elementary have prompted Yancey County Schools administrative staff to begin preventative measures.  With county-wide testing beginning June 2nd, it is imperative that school staff, parents and students take extra precautions to avoid further spread of the flu. (more)

South Toe Gets Grant, Adding Weather Station

South Toe School is proud to announce that Ms. Margot Atuk's fifth grade class has received a PRISM (PRomoting Innovation in Science and Mathematics) Grant from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund for their project, "Weather Wonder and Research."  The $1,693 grant will help (more)