YCS Announcements

Yancey County Schools is nestled in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina providing education to approximately 
2,400 students through six elementary schools, two middle schools, one high school, and a K-8 alternative program.

MISSION STATEMENT                                                  
The Yancey County Schools strive to provide a safe and nurturing environment to empower all students to achieve their full potential as life-long learners and global citizens.


Press Releases

  • Press Releases and other Items of Special Interest
  • Summer Resource Guide for Kids and Families The end of the 2015-2016 school year is quickly approaching, leaving our students with time to participate in many free or low cost enrichment opportunities. For more information of activities available for your child, the attached document contains and extensive listing for the entire summer. Thanks to the all the community sponsors for making these opportunities available for our students to have a safe, fun filled summer.
    Posted May 24, 2016, 5:40 AM by Kay Ball
  • Special School Board Meeting & Preliminary Data from Facility Needs Assessment 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 meeting to hear the preliminary data and add input. A February 29th joint meeting of the Yancey County Commissioners and Board of Education resulted in a contract between Yancey County Schools and ADS to complete a Facilities Needs Assessment of the six elementary schools. Particular attention was given to the five oldest elementary schools in the ...
    Posted May 20, 2016, 5:54 AM by Xan Robinson
  • myON Summer Reading Opportunity At the May 2nd Yancey County School Board meeting, Technology Director Kay Ball updated Dr. Tipton and board members on the progress of implementing the free myON Reader within the school district. The myON program provides all students access to thousands of titles of digital books for reading during the summer months. Every student in Yancey County Schools now has an individual myON account. They will be able to select books of their personal interest and reading levels. Books from the myON collection may either be read online or downloaded to digital devices. Mrs. Ball said key personnel at each school will be trained to assist students in learning how to use the myON program prior to leaving for summer ...
    Posted May 13, 2016, 5:04 AM by Xan Robinson
  • YCBOE Meeting Schedule Notice of Meeting Scheduleof the Yancey County Board of EducationPLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Yancey County Board of Education shall, pursuant to NC General Statute 143-33(c), hold meetings at the following designated place and time:Dates and Purpose of Meetings:May 16, 2016                       Preliminary Facilities Needs Assessment / Special Personnel MeetingJune 6, 2016                         Regular MeetingJune 20, 2016                       Special Personnel MeetingJuly 5, 2016                         Regular Meeting (date changed to accommodate July 4th)July 18, 2016                       Special Personnel MeetingAugust 1, 2016                     Regular MeetingAugust 15, 2016                   Special Personnel MeetingSeptember 12, 2016            Regular MeetingOctober 3, 2016                    Regular MeetingNovember 7, 2016               Regular MeetingDecember 5, 2016               Regular MeetingTime of Meetings:6:30 p ...
    Posted May 4, 2016, 10:51 AM by Xan Robinson
  • No Early Dismissal 04/29/2016 This is YCS and this is to clarify what has happened today.YCS did receive a call from the Town of Burnsville that a water line break had occurred and was told that it would not be repaired for a couple of hours. The decision was made for early dismissal—which involves all our schools because of our bus system . . . However, shortly after the decision to dismiss was made, the water was restored. YCS will not dismiss school early today, Friday, April 29, 2016, BUT parents who received the dismissal information and were enroute to pick up their children DID have their children released to them without an early dismissal being charged against them.   We do apologize for the confusion
    Posted Apr 29, 2016, 11:01 AM by Xan Robinson
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