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Upcoming Schedule

  • The last day of school for students is May 31, 2017.  (early release—elementary - 11:00, middle school - 11:30, high school - 12:00)
  • Graduation is scheduled for Friday, June 2, at 7:00 pm.  Project Graduation immediately following at Mountain View
  • The last day for ten-month employees still remains at June 12 as stated in the approved calendar for 2016/17.
Ten-Month Employee Schedule:
  • June 1     required teacher work day as originally scheduled in the calendar
  • June 2     required teacher work day w/o students
  • June 5     required teacher work day w/o students
  • June 6     required teacher work day w/o students
  • June 7     required teacher work day w/o students
  • June 8     optional teacher workday—this is the 5th OTW
  • June 9     annual leave
  • June 12   annual leave
The four additional work days will allow for professional development opportunities at the school level and will be designated by school administration.  These days are full days.
Testing Dates for Spring 2017

May 1                                AP Environmental Science (Morning – start time 8:30)
May 1                                AP Psychology (Afternoon – start time 12:30)
May 2                                AP Art History (Afternoon – start time 12:15)
May 3                                AP English Literature and Composition (Morning – start time 8:30)
May 4                                AP U.S. Government and Politics (Morning – start time 8:30)
May 9                                AP Calculus BC (Morning – start time 8:30)
May 10                              AP English Language and Composition (Morning – start time 8:30)
May 11                              AP Statistics (Afternoon – start time 12:00)
May 12                              AP European History (Afternoon – start time 12:00)
May 18                              AP European History (Late Exam – 1 student – due to Regional Track Meet)
NOTE:  ALL AP Exams are administered at Midway Baptist Church
May 25                              1st and 3rd Block – NC Final Exams and CTE Assessments
May 26                              2nd and 4th Block – NC Final Exams and CTE Assessments
May 29                              English II and Math I – End-of-Course Assessments
May 30                              Biology – End-of-Course Assessment
May 18                              Grade 5 & 8 End-of-Grade Science
May 23                              Grade 3 – 6 End-of-Grade Reading
                                          Grade 7 End-of-Grade Reading
                                          Grade 8 End-of-Grade Math
May 24                              Grade 3 – 6 End-of-Grade Math
                                          Grade 7 End-of-Grade Math
                                          Grade 8 End-of-Grade Reading
May 25                              Middle School CTE Assessments
May 26                              Grade 3 Read-to-Achieve
May 29                              Grade 3 Retest
State requirements for testing:
  • Grade 3 -8 END-of-GRADE Assessments during the last 10 calendar days
  • End-of-Course Assessments (English II, Biology, Math I) during the last 5 calendar days
  • NC Final Exams during the last 5 calendar days
  • CTE Assessments during the last 5 calendar days
Lisa Sibaja Named 2017 Teacher of the Year for Ashe County Schools
Amanda Hipp, Assistant Principal at Ashe High, is Named Support Staff/Supervisory 2017 Employee of the Year for Ashe County Schools
Classified Employee of the Year for 2017-18 is Mrs. Cindy Pugh, Custodian at Blue Ridge Elementary
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NEW CLASSIFIED POSITIONS ADDED MAY 25, 2017.   Click here for more information.
NEW CERTIFIED POSITIONS ADDED MAY 25, 2017.  Click here for more information.

Ashe County Public Schools has launched a new employment application system.  The new "North Carolina School Jobs" online application system, powered by PeopleAdmin, ​provides an innovative way to streamline the hiring process.  Applicants will experience an enhanced, user friendly system when applying for positions. To apply for career opportunities, open the link below.

North Carolina School Jobs​

Click Here - Guide for Applying to Positions in NC School Jobs

The Human Resources Department will be available on Thursday afternoons from 2pm -4pm to assist applicants who want to apply for a position with Ashe County Schools but do not have internet access. Please call the HR Department at 336.246.7175 to schedule an appointment.
An email address is necessary, if you do not have one HR Dept. will assist you in setting up an account.

Other documents or information you will want to bring with you:
  • Copy of educational documents, ie high school diploma, or high school transcripts, or college transcripts, etc.  (Unofficial are acceptable)
  • List of references with phone numbers and email addresses, if applicable.
  • List of work experience with company name and dates of employment

April Board Recognitions

Endowment Grant Recipients 2017

Ashe Junior Youth Leadership Participants 2016/17
Ashe County Schools Calendar - 2017-18
2016-2017 Parent Survey

Ashe County Schools would like to invite you to complete the 2016-2017 Parent Survey.  The information gathered will provide feedback that will identify areas that are strong and areas that need addressing.  If you have children enrolled in multiple schools within the district, please complete a survey for each child.  If you complete the surveys on line, please do not complete a paper/pencil copy of the survey if you receive one from the school. 

Ashe County Schools Parent Survey – 2016-2017
CTE Student of the Month

Rolando O. has been selected by Mrs. Jennifer Phipps for A.C.H.S. Student of the Month for April.  Rolando has taken numerous classes instructed by Mrs. Phipps as well as other courses within C.T.E.  Currently Rolando is enrolled in Personal Finance with Mrs. Phipps, where he was part of a project to write books for second grade students dealing with financial concepts.  Rolando and his classmates traveled over to Mountain View Elementary where they read their books to students and left them with a copy.  Rolando is a great student that works hard.  He plans to go into the construction trade or further his soccer career.  Thank you to Rick Woodie, Parker Tie, and DeWalt for this wonderful opportunity for our students at Ashe County High School.
Sharon Lucas - 2017/18​ NCAEOP President

Congratulations to our very own Sharon Lucas for being installed to serve as 2017/18​ NCAEOP President.

Sharon is pictured here with 2016/​17 NCAEOP President Bianca Bedford and her family at the installation ceremony in Winston-Salem on Thursday, March 23, 2017.
Press Release - Volunteers and Partnerships Needed

Volunteers and Partnerships Needed for Communities In Schools’ Expansion to Ashe County

Communities In Schools (CIS) of Northwest North Carolina is working to build partnerships and has applied for several grants to serve students attending schools in Ashe County.  Volunteers are needed to serve as mentors or lunch buddies, and local businesses and community agencies are being asked to consider becoming a partner in various capacities.  Click here to read more.
Health Science Student of the Month

Ashe Memorial Hospital is proud to be a sponsor of the 2017 Health Science Student of the Month Program, states James Lambert, VP of Compliance with Ashe Memorial Hospital. “We are pleased to honor Kiana O. as the Health Science Student of the Month for March and wish her well in her pursuit of a nursing degree. We hope to recruit her to Ashe Memorial Hospital when she obtains her degree.”
Kiana O. is currently enrolled in Nurse Aide 1 program at Ashe County High School. Ms. Osborne received the Health Science Student of the month by excelling in academics and having a strong motivation for learning. She plans to attend Wilkes Community College to obtain an Associate Degree in Nursing. After Nursing School. Kiana hopes to work in Ashe County and pursue a Bachelor Degree in Nursing.

Classified Employee of the Year

Ashe County Schools Announces a New Classified Employee of the Year Recognition Program

Ashe County Schools is excited to introduce The Classified Employee of the Year Recognition program.  This is a new way to include all classified employees which would encompass bus driver/monitor, bus garage, cafeteria staff, custodian/maintenance, office support and teacher assistants at all sites. 

The overall purpose of this recognition is to pay tribute to the tireless efforts of our county’s classified school employees.  Classified employees are vital staff members who play key roles in creating a school environment that promotes student achievement, safety, and health.
The goals are to:
  • Identify and honor exemplary classified school employees though out the system
  • Select one Classified School Employee of the Year to recognize
Ashe County Schools is pleased to invite each employee, neighborhood partner and parent/guardian to participate in the nomination of these employees. 

Click here for more information.
Click here to vote.
News Release

The Mountain Purchasing Cooperative hereby also known as Ashe, Avery, Alleghany, and Watauga County Schools, including The Crossnore School and Children’s Home Child Nutrition Programs are now accepting proposals for the 2017-2018 school year on the following products:  Dairy products. Sealed bids will be opened on Tuesday, March 28th, 2017 at 10:00 A.M. in the Avery County Schools Central Services office, located at 775 Cranberry Street, Newland, NC  28657.  Interested parties should contact Tammy Woodie, Child Nutrition Director, Avery County Schools at 828-733-6006 for an IFB Packet and further information.  The Avery, Ashe, Alleghany, and Watauga County Schools, and The Crossnore School and Children’s Home, Child Nutrition Programs are an equal opportunity provider.   
Tammy Woodie
775 Cranberry Street
Newland, NC  28657
State School Report Cards

The North Carolina Dept. of Public Instruction has now released the State School Report Cards for the 2015/16 school year.  Individual school snapshots will be going home with students in the coming days, as well as being placed on each school's website.  The District Snapshot is available here and you may also access the full state reports by going to http://www.dpi.state.nc.us/src/​ .

District Snapshot - English
District Snapshot - Spanish
Ashe County NC Pre-K Committee 2016/17 Meeting Schedule

Ashe County NC Pre-K Committee
2016/17 Meeting Schedule
  • September 22, 2016
  • November 17, 2016-CANCELLED
  • January 19, 2017
  • March 16, 2017
  • May 18, 2017
  • May 25, 2017  
The Committee is a public body subject to the Open Meeting Law that mandates each official meeting of a public body shall be open to the public and any person is entitled to attend such a meeting (G.S. Chapter 143, Article 33C) and Public Records Law that mandates public records and public information are the property of the people (G.S. Chapter 132) and must operate in accordance with their obligations under those statutes.
Ashe County Schools - Schedules

Ashe County Schools Principals

Mrs. Callie Grubb, principal of Blue Ridge Elementary School, is the Ashe County Schools 2016-2017 Principal of the Year.

Callie Grubb, Blue Ridge Elementary
David Blackburn, Mountain View Elementary
Jennifer Robinson, Westwood Elementary
Dustin Farmer, Ashe County Middle School
Jason Krider, Ashe County High School
Affordable Care Act

Affordable Care Act Information Regarding Retirees and Substitutes.  Remember you must stay under 130 hours/16 days per pay period.
Additional Links:
High Deductible Health Plan 2015 Plan Summary
High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP)
NC Guide to Strengthening Our Public Schools
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