December 12, 2016

Buncombe County Schools
Week in Review

On Thursday afternoon, the Pisgah Elementary community officially celebrated their 2016 National Blue Ribbon Award! Students played a significant role in the program which included singing, dancing, and reading essays about how much they love their school.

Second grader Leah wrote, "I love how the teachers stand outside of their doors and say good morning to the kids." Ava, also in 2nd grade, says, "The teachers teach us good things. They are nice to us. They help us learn fun things!" View photos in the Post of the Week and read more in the article by the Citizen-Times.

Thanks to Teachers: Toby Anderson
North Buncombe High School civics teacher Toby Anderson is highlighted in this "Thanks to Teachers" segment from WLOS! Mr. Anderson helps his senior students learn about history, politics, and the importance of managing stress.

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Services Held for Young Crash Victims
A visitation and funeral were held for two BCS children who passed away tragically after being struck by an automobile on Fairview Road. Our community mourns the loss of Alex Bautista Gomez, a student at Charles T. Koontz Intermediate, and Milena Alejandro-Bautista, a student at William W. Estes Elementary. Eblen Charities is accepting donations to help pay the family's expenses.
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Continued Accolades for Owen Dynasty Team
Following the recent banner presentation at Charles D. Owen High School for the '64 - '70 "Dynasty Team", the women continue to get fantastic support from the community. Black Mountain's Mayor even declared November 30 to be Dynasty Basketball Team Day!

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New Coach for Erwin Football
The Warriors announced that veteran assistant Rodney Pruett will take the reigns from outgoing head coach Mike Sexton, who stepped down on November 28. "I owe everything to coach Sexton. He has mentored me, believed in me and given me a lot of authority and ability to make decisions," Pruett said.

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Students Spread Holiday Cheer
This month, students across Buncombe County are preparing special holiday concerts and performances. Be sure to check your school's calendar for a holiday program near you! Meanwhile, the students at Fairview Elementary shared this video of their holiday wish.

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All-County Band Concert
The All-County band performances were held on November 29, and featured many amazing middle and high school students. The groups were formed from all county schools and were audition-based. See below for photos of the event shared by Cane Creek Middle School!

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Winter Weather Notifications
As the weather gets colder, snow and ice may be just around the corner! Are you signed up for Contact Manager? Parents: You can be the first to know about weather, emergency, closing/delay, and other important school-related notifications! Be sure to also call your school and provide your most up-to-date personal and work phone numbers.

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The Buncombe County Schools Week in Review highlights some of the important stories making news in our districts and schools each week. When sharing about your BCS school or event on social media, be sure to use #BCS! The Week in Review is created and maintained by the Communications Department:

Stacia Harris
Interim Director of Communications

Benjamin Rickert
Interim Assistant Director of Communications


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