Yancey County Preschool Registration Day
For the 2017-2018 School Year
at the Burnsville Town Center
February 15, 2017
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
See attachment below for more information.
BALD CREEK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL HAS BEEN NAMED A 2016 NATIONAL BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL
WE are honored to make the following National announcement.
The National Blue Ribbon Schools’ winners were officially announced today at 1:00, on Youtube.
BALD CREEK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
NAMED ONE OF THE BEST IN THE NATION
U.S. Secretary of Education, John B. King, Jr., announced today that Bald Creek Elementary School has been named a 2016 National Blue Ribbon School. Bald Creek is one among 279 public and 50 private schools receiving this honor. Schools are nominated for the award by the state department of education, and then complete a comprehensive application about school practices. Schools may apply for status as Exemplary High Performing—among the top schools in a state—or Exemplary Achievement Gap Closing—schools making the fastest progress in the their state in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups. Ms. Sherry Robinson and Ms. Lori McCourry will represent Bald Creek School at a two-day awards ceremony in Washington, D.C., to celebrate their hard-won achievements.For more information about Bald Creek Elementary School, please contact the school office at 828-682-2535. For more information about the National Blue Ribbon Schools program, please visit http://nationalblueribbonschools.ed.gov/
Bald Creek will become a PreK-5 School next year. The old Bald Creek Day Care building will be the new Bald Creek PreK Program. We are excited to add this new addition to our great school. There are a limited number of spots and the next registration will be held during the Kindergarten registration on.
On Friday Feb. 19th, Bald Creek Students celebrated being named a NC A+ School. Eight students from grades 3-5 wrote essays and demonstrated public speaking skills as they spoke at a school wide assembly on "What It Means to Attend an A+ School and What It Takes to Be an A+ Student". 5th grade student Skylar Wheeler spoke, “To be an A+ student, it takes hard work, dedication and studying. You can do anything as long as you believe in it". 2014-15 Teacher of the Year Laura Davis, 2015-16 Teacher of the Year Lori McCourry, Teacher Assistant of the Year Joyce Hensley and Teacher Jessica Duncan also spoke to the students. Teacher Lori McCourry stated, "Working at an A+ School means faculty and students going the extra mile, working a little harder, digging deeper, doing things you don't want to do and not taking the easy way out. The only place Success comes before Work is in the dictionary". Four 5th students, Riley Penland, Aidan Silvers, Chance McIntosh and Jesse Shelton wrote positive messages which were attached to balloons and released at the end of the program. Chance McIntosh wrote, "Dream beautiful dreams and work hard to make them come true." Principal Sherry Robinson says, "Words can't describe how proud I am of everyone. Being an A+ School is a huge accomplishment. We put good resources in the hands of excellent educators and combine that with parents who support the education of their children. It really is a team effort of open minded, positive people working towards a common vision."
Nominee Honorary Luncheon to be presented the 2015 School Banner. Bald Creek was recognized along with six other NC Schools as being the state's highest performing schools. This is the second consecutive year of receiving this award in the category of "High Performance with sustained growth over a substantial period of time". Principal Sherry Robinson stated, "This is an exceptional group of educators who demonstrate excellence and commitment on a daily basis. These top honors our school is receiving are due to their
dedication and professionalism, along with great students and outstanding parents."