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Yancey County Board of Education Members

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
  • Bald Creek Elementary Awarded $80,000 NC Title I Reward School Grant Last week, Yancey County Schools was informed that Bald Creek Elementary School has been awarded an $80,000 NC Title I Reward School Grant. Bald Creek Elementary has been named a NC Title I Reward School for the 2013-14 school year, a distinction given to the Top 10% of NC Title I Schools for sustained academic performance and/or student growth. Within that group of approximately 120 schools, the top 10% of the Reward Schools became eligible for the NC Title I Reward School Grants based on a school portfolio submitted to the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction’s Federal Programs Office in October. Furthermore, the portfolio, along with an onsite interview from an NCDPI Federal Programs team ...
    Posted Feb 2, 2015, 11:59 AM by Kay Ball
  • CREDIT BY DEMONSTRATED MASTERY Curriculum Director Shane Cassida informed the Board at the January 5, 2015 meeting that the members of the Credit by Demonstrated Mastery District Team consisting of himself, Student Services Director Pete Peterson, MHHS Principal Kevin Huskins, Cane River Principal Alton Robinson, East Yancey Principal Angie Anglin, and Career and Technical Education Director Cynthia Deyton had developed and were requesting Board approval on the YCS Credit by Demonstrated Mastery (CDM) Plan.  Mr. Cassida continued that this plan would allow students to earn credit in a particular course without require “class seat time”.  Mr. Cassida shared in a PowerPoint presentation information detailing that for the 2014-15 school year, two courses – Microsoft Office (CTE) and Civics/Economics are offered for CDM.  Mr ...
    Posted Jan 21, 2015, 11:08 AM by SHANE CASSIDA
  • Bus Drivers Training Class Yancey County Schools will be hosting a School Bus Drivers Training Class on February 9th, 10th and 11th.  The class will be at Yancey Mayland Campus Room 122. Time: 8:30-3:00. For more information call Yancey County School Bus Garage at 828-682-2167
    Posted Jan 14, 2015, 10:54 AM by Kay Ball
  • Data Shows Yancey County Schools Making the Grade At the January 5th Yancey County Schools Board Meeting, Shane Cassida, Curriculum/Instruction Director, and Pete Peterson, Testing/Accountability Director, presented the preliminary results of the NC General Assembly’s School Performance Grades for the 2013-14 school year. The Department of Public Instruction has delayed the release of the official grades until February 5th, 2015 due to changes in the calculation formulas presented in the original legislation, the Excellent School Act of 2012 (GS 115C-83). Cassida and Peterson explained that the nine public schools of YCS, six elementary, two middle, and one high school, of the district were graded on a variety of performance criteria, the majority of which involved assessment data from the End of Grade (EOG ...
    Posted Jan 7, 2015, 2:34 PM by Kay Ball
  • Holiday Card Winner and Runner-Ups Middle school art students participated in a holiday card contest. East Yancey Middle School student Dawson L.'s drawing of an elaborate snowflake was selected as the winner and will be printed on the holiday cards and mailed to school districts across North Carolina. (All cards selected as finalists are scrolling across YCS homepage.)Holiday Card Winner Dawson L. with Ms. Anglin East Yancey Middle School Principal and East Yancey Middle School Runners-UpHoliday Card Runner-Ups with Art Teacher Keli Miller ; Superintendent Tipton and YCS School Board Members 
    Posted Dec 4, 2014, 12:04 PM by Kay Ball
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