January 30, 2017

Buncombe County Schools
Week in Review

Week in Review

Mix 96.5 Teacher of the Month: Mr. G from Reynolds High School
Congratulations to Mr. Robert Goodson (aka "Mr. G"), the well-loved theatre arts teacher at Reynolds High School, for being named the Mix 96.5 Teacher of the Month! Click the link to watch as Tammy and Dex surprise him with the good news. (Photo Courtesy of A.C. Reynolds High School.)

Surprise Bonus for Third Grade Teachers
This week, thanks to the General Assembly, third-grade teachers will receive bonuses.The General Assembly set aside $5 million to reward the top 25 percent of third-grade teachers in the state and another $5 million for the top 25 percent within school districts. The state also set aside money for bonuses for Advanced Placement and Career Technical Education teachers based on how their students did during the last school year.

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Enka High Wins MAC Wrestling Tournament
On Saturday, Enka High took the title at the Mountain Athletic Conference wrestling meet held at North Buncombe High! Additionally, T.C. Roberson's Greg Johnston was named the overall Most Outstanding Wrestler of the competition.

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Enka Intermediate School Dedication (video)
Have you watched the dedication ceremony for Enka Intermediate School? Here is a short excerpt of Principal Carleene Finger's message during the EIS ribbon-cutting ceremony!


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Learning Photography
This week, at the Avery's Creek Elementary Digital Teaching and Learning Lab, students used their new iPads to learn how to take great photos! The lesson included basic photography techniques. Watch the WLOS Never Stop Learning segment below.

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Kids Art Competition
Each year, the Mountain Xpress highlights the thoughtful and engaging creative work of area K-12 students in a special issue, which also includes listings of local and regional summer camp. The deadline to submit student work is Friday, Feb. 17.

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BCS Advantage Magazine: Winter Edition
Don't miss the cover story of the Winter Edition of the BCS Advantage Magazine! We highlight Pisgah Elementary, a 2016 National Blue Ribbon school!

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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
Director of Communications

Benjamin Rickert
Assistant Director of Communications


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(828) 350-2261

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