School Bus Drivers Needed

Image result for bus drivers neededYancey County Schools is currently accepting applications for both permanent and substitute school bus drivers.  Yancey County Schools will coordinate all training and DOT physical examinations for all new permanent school bus driver employees. For more information or to enroll in a training course, contact Derek Murphy or Sherry Laws at 828-682-2167



Check it out! Summer Activity Guide - Activities for Kids and Families

Dear Parents,
Do your kids sit around the house complaining they have nothing to do in the summer? Do you struggle to find affordable and fun summer activities for your children? Do you run out of ways to keep your kids entertained in the summer? Then this guide will make your summer better!



Summer Activities for Kids and Families


Congratulations 2018 Mountain Heritage High School Graduates!

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   Don't be trapped by dogma-which is living with the results of other people's thinking.                        Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice.
And most important, have the courage to follow you heart and intuition.

                                                                                             Steve Jobs                                                                        

Good News

A special thanks to our students, staff, leadership and extended school community for your part in making Yancey County Schools a community of excellence. As each of us work individually and collectively, we ensure continued improvement for all.


2018 Roadmap of Needs Released


This week, the 2018 edition of the NC Roadmap of Needs was released. Again this year, as in 2017, Yancey County Schools rank as the 8th best in the state. The NC Roadmap of Needs, sponsored by the Public School Forum of NC and the NC Center for Afterschool Programs, considers four educational criteria in determining their rankings. The four criteria are; graduation rate, 3rd grade reading proficiency, Math I proficiency, and AMO targets reached. A ranking of 8th is an improvement over earlier years. In the 2016 edition Yancey County Schools was ranked 13th. In the 2014th edition of the Roadmap of Needs, Yancey County Schools was listed at 16th. Five years ago, the 2013 edition listed Yancey County Schools as 24th. This steady improvement over the past few years is something we can all be proud of.

 

The Roadmap of Needs is a whole child needs assessment that includes 20 indicators of wellness across four domains: health, youth behavior and safety, education, and economic development. When looking at all four domains and the 20 economic factors, Our county ranks 33 in the state. In the other three domains, Yancey County ranked 88th in health, 50th in youth behavior and safety, and 44th in economic development. To read the full assessment go to:

https://www.ncforum.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/2018-Roadmap-of-Need-1.pdf


Announcements

Online Drivers Ed Program

Online Drivers Ed Program- Click here for more information.



Ready Rosie Lint to Web Site

ReadyRosie sends 2 minute videos to your phone or email. The videos show parents like you, doing fun and interesting activities with their child, ages birth-eight.  When you do them with your child, they build important learning skills and have fun too!

Sign up for this FREE program now!



Pay Schools- Secure Online Payment

YCS Parents,
As a convenience, you now have the ability to make secure online payments to your child's school. You can easily add money to your child's lunch account as well as other school payments. Credit card information will be required along with the knowledge of your child’s student id number, school name and grade.  Funds deposited to a student’s account typically appear in their account within 24 hours. An internet convenience fee will be charged for each transaction.  Select the icon below to access.


   
  

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                                                  
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
  • Overall Education Ranking - YCS Ranks 8th in the State A special thanks to our students, staff, leadership and extended school community for your part in making Yancey County Schools a community of excellence. As each of us work individually and collectively, we ensure continued improvement for all. 2018 Roadmap of Needs ReleasedThis week, the 2018 edition of the NC Roadmap of Needs was released. Again this year, as in 2017, Yancey County Schools rank as the 8th best in the state. The NC Roadmap of Needs, sponsored by the Public School Forum of NC and the NC Center for Afterschool Programs, considers four educational criteria in determining their rankings. The four criteria are; graduation rate, 3rd grade reading proficiency, Math I proficiency, and AMO targets reached ...
    Posted May 4, 2018, 7:44 AM by Karen Banks
  • Pre-K and Kindergarten Registration Up-Coming Events for Future Preschoolers and Kindergartners   Parents of children who will be enrolling in Preschool or Kindergarten for the 2018-19 school year are encouraged to visit the Burnsville Town Center on Monday, March 26th   from 12:00 – 3:00 pm.  Fun-filled activities for the day will include: school bus safety activities with Buster the Bus and a school bus tour; face painting; literacy, math and  tech centers; games with PE staff; art and music activities with Arts/Music teachers; a dental hygienist providing dental check-ups; the Burnsville Police Department completing fingerprint kits and much, much more.   Yancey County Preschool Registration to be held Monday, March 26th from 12:00 – 3:00 PM at the ...
    Posted Mar 16, 2018, 8:49 AM by Karen Banks
  • Coat Drive for YCS Kids Coat Drive   Your community Bank & Yancey County Schools Unite!!!   United Community bank will be hosting a coat drive for Yancey County School kids. We will be taking donations of coats and jackets of all sizes for boys and girls. Coats can be gently worn or new and be dropped off at United Community Bank in Burnsville. The coat Drive will run from 10-30-2017 through 11-22-2017.  For further questions contact Christy Shuford @ 828-682-5134  
    Posted Nov 14, 2017, 6:11 AM by Karen Banks
  • Homeless Student Services To identify a student who may qualify for McKinney-Vento services – or for information – please contact the School Counselor at your child's school or the Homeless Liaison.  Click on the link for additional information.  Homeless Student Services
    Posted Aug 22, 2017, 7:43 AM by Karen Banks
  • Notice of Summer Meetings - Updated 7/18/2017
    Posted Aug 9, 2017, 11:59 AM by Landon Beaver
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