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L to R: Kyleigh Dulaney, Dawson Letterman (winner), Principal Angie Anglin, and Sammy Houchard

Art Students Recognized for Holiday Card Art

At the regular meeting of the Yancey County Board of Education on Monday, December 1st, Yancey County Clerk of Court Tammy McEntyre conducted the swearing-in ceremony for incumbent school board member Mike Orr and newly-elected member Jeanne Tyner. (more)

Learning About Veterans Day

Every year on the 11th day of November the nation pays respect to the Veterans who have sacrificed to protect the citizens of the United States. This year students at Micaville Elementary School were treated to a history lesson on both the American and North Carolina (more)
Re-elected Board member Mike Orr and his wife, Sandra

Yancey Board of Ed Sworn In

Monday night, December 1st the new and reelected Yancey Board of Education was sworn in.

Rural Innovation Effort Wins $20 Million Grant

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan recently announced during the visit in Greensboro that North Carolina New Schools has been awarded a $20 million grant to expand its work with early college strategies in North Carolina as well as several other states. (more)

Summer Ventures in Science and Mathematics

The deadline for application to Summer Ventures in Science and Mathematics (SVSM), a cost-free, statewide program providing enrichment and research opportunities to academically talented high school students, is January 31. For more information and to apply, (more)

Three Yancey Schools Recognized for High Performance

Three Yancey County Schools are among only 78 other schools from around the state that have been recognized as Title I Reward Schools for High Performance for 2014-15, based on results from 2012-13 and 2013-14 school years according to the NC Department of Public Instruction.

Robinson Chosen Yancey Principal of the Year

At its regular monthly meeting on October 6, 2014, the Yancey County Board of Education recognized Cane River Middle School Principal Alton Robinson as the Yancey County Schools 2014 Principal of the Year. In announcing Mr. Robinson as POY, School Board Chair Mike Orr  (more)

Yancey Schools Receive Recognition for High Graduation Rate

On October 3rd State Superintendent Dr. June Atkinson presented Yancey County Schools with a Top Ten in the State Award for the high school graduation rate at a banquet in Raleigh.  It marks the first time in Yancey County Schools’ history that the graduation rate has been recognized for such an accomplishment.  The 2014 graduation rate at Mountain Heritage High School was at (more)

Yancey Schools Receive $600,000 Grant

Yancey County Schools received word last week that it will receive approximately $600,000 from the U.S. Department of Education to support on-going efforts to improve student achievement, address dropout prevention, and improve college access. (more)

Eighty-five Percent of YCS Third Graders Meet Reading Proficiency Standards

Eighty-five percent (84.7 percent or 155 students) of Yancey County Schools third grade students met the reading proficiency standards under North Carolina’s Read to Achieve program according to the Improve K-3 Literacy Accountability Measures Comprehensive Plan for Reading Achievement report.  In comparison, seventy-nine percent (79.2 percent or 91,919 students) of North Carolina (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)