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Educators and Parents Attend State Conference on Gifted Education

Dana Hollifield, Paula Holder, Donna Hickman, Paulette Lara, Amy Reece, Misty McGraw, Mike Tollison, and Teaky Tollison represented Mitchell County Schools at the 41st Annual Conference of the North Carolina Association for the Gifted and Talented (NCAGT), one of the (more)

Health Science II Honors Class

These thirty five students are members of the Health Science II Honors class at Mitchell High School. They are pursuing Certified Nursing Assistant certification.   

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)

Bowman Middle Academic Scholarship & Citizenship for Dec/Jan (Details)


Bowman Reading Excellence

The following students have achieved reading excellence for the first semester-most have officially read 2000-3000 pages or more and they can only include the books they have finished in that number.  First 9 weeks: Jacob Bryant, Dallas Robinson, Colton Brown, Kirstine VanBrederode, Nathaniel Robinson, Gabe Rathbone, Jess Ledford, Miles Harriss, McKayla Wiseman. Second 9 weeks: Colby Painter, Tyler Brooks, Megan Yelton, Morgan Greene, Hudson Renfro, Gabi Hippi, Zeb McKinney, Elijah Vanmortle, Grace Conner.

Local Winners at Art Museum

Congratulations to Mackenzie Douglas! The Asheville Art Museum has announced the recipients of the Western North Carolina Regional Scholastic Art Awards. Harris Middle School student Mackenzie Douglas received an honorable mention award for her art work which will be on (more)

WorkKeys Reward Luncheon

In November all seniors at Mitchell High School took the state mandated ACT WorkKeys assessment.  The WorkKeys assessment helps students determine the skill levels required for various jobs.  Successful completion of ACT WorkKeys assessments can lead to earning the (more)

Bowman Middle School Academic Excellence 2nd Nine Weeks (Details)


Deyton Elementary Receives $15,000 Grant

Deyton Elementary School has been awarded a $15,000 Play Construction Grant from Dr. Pepper, Snapple and the National Non-Profit Kaboom.  This grant money will be used to purchase and install a new piece of playground equipment for Deyton Elementary School.  Principal Jennifer Gregory said about the grant, "We are very excited about making improvements to our playground.  We want our students and the community to have a fun and safe place to play."  "We appreciate the work of our PTO in helping us to receive this funding and look forward to working with the entire community on this project."  

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)

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)