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Kindergarten Kick-Off a Success (more)

MHHS Drop Out Rate Lowest in School History

Mountain Heritage High School Principal Kevin Huskins reported at the regular meeting of the Yancey County Board of Education on April 7th that the Mountain Heritage High School dropout rate has just been announced for the March 2013-March 2014 timeframe and is the lowest in the (more)

Dinner and a Show for a good cause

Are you looking for cheap family fun on a Friday Night?  Do you want to contribute to a worthy cause? Then look no further because we have just the thing for you!  Dinner and a show for $5.00 per person with proceeds going to benefit the students of South Toe Elementary.  It’s a win-win situation! (More)

Yancey County Schools Seek Input from Private Schools For Title I Application

Yancey County Schools is beginning to plan the Title I program for the 2014- 2015 school year.  Qualifying private schools within the area may be eligible to apply for Title I funds.  Private School eligibility information is available at the US Department of Education website,, or by contacting Shane Cassida, Yancey County Schools Title I Director, P. O. Box 190, Burnsville, NC  28714; by phone at 828.682.6101 Ext. 302; or by email at  

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)

Studying Fossils

The 3rd/4th grade class at South Toe Elementary School has been studying  fossils and the changing surface of the earth.  On Wednesday, March 12th, they used modeling clay and plaster to create a model of how a fossil is formed.  The students learned a lot and most of all (more)

EYMS Receives Redesignation as a NC School to Watch

East Yancey Middle School’s Principal Angie Anglin was notified in January that East Yancey has received redesignation for the third time as a North Carolina School to Watch.   Since the first time East Yancey received School to Watch status in 2005, the school has been through (more)

Yancey Superintendent Presents Teacher Tenure Draft

At its regular meeting on Monday Yancey County Schools Superintendent Dr. Tony Tipton presented a draft to the Board that outlines the school board’s plan as required by the General Assembly, to choose 25% of teachers in the school system for a pay increase over four years and a four-year contract in return for giving up career status. Career status simply ensures due process and is (more)

Yancey Board of Education Approves Reading Assessment Plan

Monday night the Yancey County Schools Board of Education approved the use of a locally-developed alternate assessment plan to show reading proficiency for 3rd graders enrolled in YCS in order to meet the strict guidelines of the NC General Assembly’s Read to Achieve legislation. This is in response to the NC State Board of Education approving thirty (30) different LEA requests from around (more)