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Mitchell County Schools Heart of Service Award

The Mitchell County Schools leadership team announced the initiation of the Heart Service Award at the January 12th regular scheduled Board of Education meeting. The objective of this recognition is to highlight support staff and volunteers who demonstrate hard work, a great (more)

ETSU President Visits Mitchell High

Mitchell High School was honored to have ETSU President Dr. Brian Nolan and his staff visited the school on Wednesday, January 21st. 

Rotary Recognizes Mitchell Seniors

On November 20, at the weekly meeting of the Rotary Club of Spruce Pine, Grant Sparks, counselor of Mitchell High School presented three outstanding seniors: Samantha Ledford, Marissa Trull, and Devon Hoyle. Samantha Ledford began her presentation with a quotation that merits repetition: “Failures are a part of life. If you don’t fail, you never learn. If you never learn, you (more)

Be a Part of the Boy Scouts Pinewood Derby!

Superintendent Rick Spurling with his "Red Rebel Racer" from 1971. Click here to find out how you can be a part of this year's Derby.

Update on Mitchell County Schools

Happy New Year and I hope everyone has a healthy, safe and great 2015!  As we conclude semester number one with the Mitchell County Schools I am pleased to report we are having a fantastic school year.  With the end of the first semester completes the first grading cycle, end of course testing at the high school went smoothly prior to break, report cards have been released and we are (more)

French Broad Bright Ideas Grants Awarded

For twenty-eight teachers in twenty schools in the area, Christmas came in early November in the form of a check.  These teachers were awarded funding for the Bright Ideas project proposals they submitted earlier in the Fall.  They were selected from applications submitted to French Broad EMC for consideration.  These grants, in amounts ranging from $200 to (more)

Mitchell High Christmas Car Winners Announced

Congratulations to Mitchell High Schools students Ashlyn Christine van Brederode, Amanda Juarez and Jamie Jennings as their drawings were selected as this year's Christmas Card Winners.  All three of these students are junior art students at Mitchell High School.  For these selections they will be awarded cash prizes and presented cards with their drawing.  These cards will be displayed in the Mitchell County School's Board of Education Offices with past year recipients.  Attached are the three drawings.    
1st- Ashlyn Christine van Brederode 10th
2nd-Amanda Juarez 10th
3rd- Jamie Jennings 10th

Bowman Middle Academic Scholarship & Citizenship Students of the Month

Lance Recognized by the Foreign Language Assoc.

The Foreign Language Association of North Carolina, has announced that Robyn Lance's session "Online Digital Portfolios for Students Using Google Sites" was voted as one of the ten best at the 2014 FLANC Annual Fall Conference.  In honor of her well-deserved recognition, FLANC will post her name and session on its website.  There were 96 sessions at our conference and deserved to be recognized as one of the best!

Seed Survivor Program at Deyton Elem.

Deyton Elementary students were able to take part in the Seed Survivor Program which teaches elementary children about plants and the importance of agriculture. As part of this project, Mitchell High FFA officers worked in the Agrium mobile classroom helping the elementary (more)

Mitchell County Ranked as One of Top Ten Best School Districts in NC

Best Public School Districts ranks 8,738 school districts based on dozens of key statistics and 4.6 million opinions from 280,000 students and parents.  A high ranking indicates that the district contains great schools with exceptional teachers, sufficient resources, and a diverse set of high-achieving students who rate their experiences very highly.  Congratulations to the Mitchell County Schools who rank number #9 out of  100 districts in NC through this study.  more

Stevens Senior of the Month

On Thursday, October 16, the Rotary Club of Spruce Pine honored Nick Stevens, as the Mitchell High School Senior of the Month. Grant Sparks, counselor at MHS, introduced Nick. Grant said he has known this young man since Nick was in the second grade, and watched him grow into the capable, articulate student he is today. (more)
Angie Burleson, Gary Moore and Kathy Young

Mitchell Board of Ed Sworn In

On Monday, December 1st Kathy Young, Angie Burleson and Gary Moore were sworn in to their new positions as Board of Education Members for the Mitchell County Schools. This ceremony took place at the Mitchell County Courthouse as Janet Cook facilitated the session.  The first (more)

Bee Day at Gouge Elementary

The Mitchell County Farm Bureau has purchased American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture, Book of the Year; “The Beeman” by Laurie Krebs and related activities for K-2 grades. These books and activities will be donated to Mitchell County local libraries in Spruce Pine and Bakersville and the libraries at the elementary schools. "The Beeman" by Laurie Krebs is an excellent way to introduce students to honeybees and pollinators. The book describes how beekeepers care for their bees, the different kinds of bees (drone, queen, worker) as well as shows the reader how bees help us pollinate. Finally, the story covers how bees make honey for us to enjoy!
To introduce the book and the related activities the Farm Bureau Women’s group hosted a Bee Day at Gouge Elementary school. Members of the Women’s group read the “The Beeman” to the entire 2nd grade and provided several activity stations to walk students through concepts related to beekeeping. The activity stations used vocabulary, math, poetry, science, and honey tasting to introduce agricultural topics to young learners. A local Beekeeper, Rick Harty was also present with an observation hive, a bee hive, tools and equipment used by beekeepers, to answer questions about bees. The students ended the day with a better knowledge of bees and lots of goodies to take home.

Learning Links Grants

Congratulations to  teachers at Deyton Elementary were notified yesterday that they had received Learning Links grants. Kristie Autrey: $500 for  Reading A-Z/Raz Kids program fro 3rd grade students. Rhonda Franklin:  $800 for 4th grade students to go to the Biltmore House in the spring. Amy Thomas:  $638 for the purchase of books and an Apple TV for a project where students will make book trailers (like a movie trailer) about their books for other kids to watch and decide if it is book that interests them.

ServSafe Certification

Foods II Enterprise students recently completed the ServSafe Food Protection Manager Certification Program. This is a nationally recognized program that focuses on the numerous components of Food Safety within a Food Service environment. Once certified these students will be able to apply their skills and knowledge of Food Safety in the rapidly expanding Food Service industry. This certification (more)

Mitchell HOSA Leadership Conference

Eight Mitchell High School HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America) members from attended the Fall 2014 HOSA Leadership Conference at Mars Hill on Monday, October 13. While they were there they learned everything they needed to know to prepare them for the (more)