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
  • Notice of Special Meeting
    Posted Oct 17, 2016, 12:08 PM by Xan Robinson
  • October School Board Meeting Update Principal of the Year 2016-17 Dr. Barbara Tipton, principal at Burnsville Elementary School, has been named the Yancey County Schools 2016-17 Principal of the Year. Dr. Tipton is in her fourth year at Burnsville Elementary School. She will represent Yancey County Schools as she advances to the Region 8 Principal of the Year interviews. School Spotlight Micaville Elementary School Principal Michele Laws presented several good news items from her school including a new Leader in Me - SUCCESS Program for students. One element of the program includes adopting a non-profit service organization each year – this year being the Yancey County Humane Society. Each month, one classroom will collect items for the Humane Society, deliver, and perform tasks for ...
    Posted Oct 14, 2016, 10:12 AM by Xan Robinson
  • HISTORIC VOTE AT SPECIAL SCHOOL BOARD MEETING At a special meeting on September 19th, the Yancey County Board of Education made the historic decision to close three of the county’s oldest elementary schools. Having spent the past month reviewing the impact study as presented by Superintendent Tony Tipton on August 22nd, the school board voted unanimously to close and consolidate Bald Creek, Bee Log, and Clearmont Elementary Schools into one single elementary school to be built on the west end of the county. The Resolution as adopted by the Board regarding this action named a projected timeline of closing the schools at the end of the 2017-18 school year (June 2018), and opening the new elementary school with the beginning of the 2018-19 school ...
    Posted Sep 20, 2016, 12:25 PM by Xan Robinson
  • Notice of Special Meeting
    Posted Sep 13, 2016, 8:16 AM by Xan Robinson
  • Regular School Board Meeting Update 6th Grade Participation in Middle School Sports At the September 6th school board meeting the board heard from the athletic directors and administrators from both middle schools and the athletic director from the high school about the option for local school boards to allow 6th graders to participate in all middle school sports. In early August the NC State School Board voted to allow individual school systems to decide whether to let 6th graders participate with 7th and 8th graders in all interscholastic sports, except football. Traditionally, only students in 7th through 12th grades in North Carolina public schools were allowed to participate in interscholastic athletics. At the meeting, the three schools provided the school board members with an overview ...
    Posted Sep 8, 2016, 11:49 AM by Xan Robinson
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