January 9, 2017


Buncombe County Schools
Week in Review



Students at Enka High School can check out more than just books at their school library! This unique program grew out of the school's rock climbing club. The school used a grant to purchase backpacks, tents, sleeping bags, and mats. Students are able to check out this camping gear, like they would a library book, and use it to enjoy the outdoors!


Watch the "Never Stop Learning" segment on WLOS!

Thanks to Teachers: Sherrie Howard
Math can be a challenging subject for some students, but Sherrie Howard, a longtime math teacher at C.T. Koontz Intermediate School, has given her students a new love and confidence for the subject. Watch the WLOS segment on Ms. Howard.

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Harlem Wizards Coming to Asheville
Tickets are on sale now to watch The Harlem Wizards play the Asheville All-Stars on Saturday, Feb. 4 at AC Reynolds High School! This is a fundraiser for Oakley Elementary
 
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Swannanoa Valley History
The Swannanoa Library's upcoming exhibit will focus on the history of the community's former Swannanoa High School, which merged with rival Black Mountain High School to form Charles D. Owen High School in 1955!

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Take the Stage with Foreigner
What a cool opportunity for our local Junior and Senior vocalists!
Click below to learn more about this contest through The 828 to win stage time with Foreigner when they come to Asheville in February. Plus, if your student's choir is chosen to sing with the band, the school will win $500!


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BCS Advantage Magazine- Winter 2017
Have you read the latest edition of the BCS Advantage Magazine? Our cover story is Pisgah Elementary and their recent National Blue Ribbon Award! What makes this school special? Read the story to find out!

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Winter Weather Notifications
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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