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MHHS Marching Band Raising Funds For New Uniforms


It is nearing 30 years since the MHHS Cougar Pride Marching Band has received new band uniforms. In those years, many have been damaged and lost, and of the ones that remain, there aren't enough to cover the growing 62-member band. "It's been hard," says director Heather (more)

Facilities Assessment Study Presented to Board


On Monday, June 20, , the Yancey County Board of Education met in the Mountain Heritage High School Auditorium to hear the second report of the Facilities Needs Assessment from Architect Mike Cox and Associate Amy Dowty of Architectural Design Studios.  Their study shows more needs than there are dollars to cover with critical needs at most of the schools that must be addressed.  The (more)

Yancey Board of Education Recognitions


The Yancey County Board of Education held their end of the year recognitions at their monthly meeting on June 6th. Pictured above is Teacher fo the Year, Peter Bobbe. (more)

Local Principal Completes Leadership Program


Michele Laws, principal of Micaville Elementary, recently completed the Distinguished Leadership Program (DLP), a year-long leadership development program for practicing school principals designed and provided by the North Carolina Principals and Assistant Principal’s (more)
From left to right: 6th grade�Danielle Proffitt, Trevor Higgins, Andrew Hensley, Emma Thomas, Austin Bennett; 7th grade�Camryn Garrett, Katie England

TAPS Recitals at Middle Schools


Recently, Ron Powell, the Traditional Arts Program for Students (TAPS) instructor and his 6th and 7th grade participants from Cane River and East Yancey Middle Schools held a year-end recitals for friends and family in the school libraries. TAPS is a Toe River Arts Council program, free to the students and funded by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Natural and Cultural Resources (more)

Yancey BOE Facilities Needs Meeting


The Yancey County Board of Education held a special meeting on Monday, May 16, 2016, to hear a preliminary report of the Facilities Needs Assessment from Architectural Design Studio (ADS) Architect Mike Cox and design staff member Amy Dowty.  The meeting was recessed and relocated to the upper meeting room of the public library to accommodate several members of the public who attended the (more)
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)