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Four Way Test Essay Contest Winners

On April 30, the Rotary Club of Spruce Pine presented and celebrated the winners of the Four Way Test Essay Contest along with guests who included teachers and family members, who have played important roles in their lives. (more including the essays!)

Bowman Middle School Academic and Citizenship Students of the Month (Details)


Foods Class Visits Stuarts on the Green

The Mitchell High School Foods II class visited Stuart's on the Green on Wednesday, May 12th.  The field trip allowed the students to experience a real world example of concepts they learn in Foods II including:  proper food preparation and storage, how a commercial kitchen is organized and operates, as well as aspects of business management and entrepreneurship.  The students were given an tour of the restaurant and kitchen by the owner Stuart Jensen.  During the visit student's also had the opportunity to enjoy lunch at Stuart's on the Green. 

Mike Brown Ford Subaru Donates Stadium Seats

The Mitchell High School Athletic Dept would like to send a special thank you to Mike Brown and his staff for donating  these stadium seats to us.  These are high quality, portable seats that includes our logo and The Mike Brown Ford Subaru logo. Thanks again Mike Brown! The Mitchell High School Athletic Dept will be selling them in the near future.

Mitchell Senior of the Month

On Thursday, April 9, members of the Rotary Club of Spruce Pine recognized Bethany Allen as the Rotary Senior of the Month. Grant Sparks, Counselor of Mitchell High School, introduced Bethany, who is very focused on academics and has taken numerous AP and Honors classes. She has been involved with FCA, the Student Council, the Young Patriots Club, and the National Honor Society. Last year (more)

Harris Middle School Awards and Promotions

Harris Middle School Principal Brandon Birchfield has announced that the 6th and 7th grade Awards Ceremony will take place Wed. June 10 @ 8:30 a.m. Also the 8th grade Awards Ceremony and Promotion will take placeThur. June 11 @ 6:00 p.m.

Bowman Middle School Academic Excellence Awards (Details)


Gouge To Host Color Run

Gouge Elementary School will be hosting My School Color Run on May 30th.    This is a 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run. This course goes through the town of Bakersville.   Registration will begin at 9am and the 5K will begin at 10amfollowed by the Fun Run.  Throughout the course, (more)

Mitchell Prom 2015

The Mitchell High School Prom was held Saturday, April 18th. Here are a few photos. To get your included send to (more pics)

Bowman Middle School Special Olympics Team Competes

Bowman Middle School Principal Scott Jenkins shared these pictures of a very special moment for a group of athletes who participated in the WNC Regional Special Olympics Games. The first is the Bowman Middle School Special Olympics team passing through a "Tunnel of Support", created by the student body, as they prepare to depart for the Special Olympics at Lees McRae on (more)

Harris Middle School 8th Grade Trip

Harris eighth graders traveled to the Asheboro zoological park on Tuesday, April 14th. They enjoyed the animal exhibits and then proceeded on to Nags Head. After dinner, they met the pirate, Blackbeard. He related the life he experienced as a pirate.

Mitchell High FBLA State Competition

Results from the 2015 State Competition!
Name                              Event                                                         Result
Samantha Ledford      Chapter Annual Business Report      2nd Place
Samantha Ledford      Gold Seal Chapter                                    N/A
Jenny Zheng                  Community Service Project               3rd Place
Sierra Yelton                 Community Service Project               3rd Place
Nick Stevens                  Accounting II                                           2nd Place
Kassie Peterson            Partnership with Business Project    1st Place
Laura Miller                   Partnership with Business Project     1st Place
Christian Mallatere      Hospitality Management                     2nd Place
Devon Hoyle                  Hospitality Management                      2nd Place
These students advance to Nationals in Chicago this summer!
Also.....Top 10 Finalists
Madison Spurling       Job Interview
Campbell Barnes        Agribusiness
Anna Zheng                  Introduction to Business
Brandon Laws              Entrepreneurship
Jacob Gortney             Entrepreneurship

Students Receive ServSafe Certifications

Student's enrolled in Mrs. McClellan's Foods II course recently had the opportunity to take part in the ServSafe Certification testing.  The ServSafe Certification is a nationally accredited program for food and beverage safety training administered by the National Restaurant Association.  Congratulations to the student's who passed the exam on March 18th and received their (more)

Engineering Drafting Students Visit Altec

Mitchell High School students enrolled in Mr. Warren's Engineering Drafting 2 and 3 courses toured the Burnsville Altec facility on Wednesday, April 15th.  The students began their visit with presentations from the general manager, human resources manager, a plant design engineer,  (more)

Yancey and Mitchell County Head Start is Accepting Applications

Yancey and Mitchell County Head Start is now accepting applications for children who are or will be 3 before September 1st up to Kindergarten.  For Mitchell please call Courtney at 828-688-2199 ext. 17 and for Yancey call Casie, Holly or Sally at 828-682-6668 to set up an appointment or come by Head Start on Indian Trail.

Bowman Middle School Academic Excellence Awards (Details)


Gouge Elementary Playground Benches

Thanks to Unimin Red Hill for their contribution and donation in replacing playground benches at Gouge Elementary School.  Picture attached (left to right) Kevin Peterson, Scott Butler, Dennis Johnson, Principal Colby Calhoun and Robbie Self.  

Mitchell Seniors Recognized

On March 19 the Rotary Club of Spruce Pine recognized Mitchell High School Seniors of the Month. Grant Sparks, Senior Counselor at Mitchell High School, introduced four outstanding Seniors of the Month. They are: Trevor Collis, Tayler Duncan, Jacob Gortney, and Suzanna Schultz. (more)

Deyton January Super Students

Deyton Elementary School recently recognized Super Students for the month of January.  These students were chosen by staff members for outstanding effort in the classroom, kindness to others, and good behavior. Front Row:  Maria Velazquez, Skylar Lowery, Ian Burleson, Phoenix Presnell, Gabriel Watson, Abby Richardson, Addison McEntire, Daniel Biddix. Back Row:  Kiarra Shofield, Kassie Robinson, Ashley Barajas, Reagan Sparks, Lacy Taylor, Emree Hoilman, Tim Hollifield, Damien Riddle, Malachi McMahan. (clck headline for enlarged pic)