February 6, 2017

Buncombe County Schools
Week in Review

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North Buncombe High Celebrates Global Diversity
North Buncombe High School has recently done some redecorating in their cafeteria, proudly displaying the national flags of every country represented in their student body! This project is the result of the research, work, and fundraising of their AP World History class and the effort has generated a lot of positive buzz in the community.

2017 Mid-Year Graduations
Congratulations to the first round of 2017 graduates! On Saturday, about 155 students from BCS high schools walked across the stage at Thomas Wolfe Auditorium to receive their diplomas during the mid-year graduation ceremony. Be sure to also see these great photos from the Asheville Citizen-Times!

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BCS to Address State Regarding Class Size Changes
As reported by the Asheville Citizen-Times: "Facing possible cuts to music and art teachers, Buncombe County school board members are asking state lawmakers to provide class size flexibility for schools."

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Publix Donates to All North Buncombe Schools
As part of the Publix Weaverville grand opening, the grocery store invited Principals to a special event where each North Buncombe school received a generous $500 donation! Students from Barnardsville Elementary are excited to see the donation applied toward their new play ground equipment and recorded a special thank you message for their new neighbors.

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Reynolds High Choir Wins the Sing with Foreigner Contest
A group of singers from A. C. Reynolds High School will sing with an iconic rock group when they come to Asheville later this month! 105.9 The Mountain teamed up with Foreigner, the Grammy Foundation, and the828.com to give local school choirs a chance to do backing vocals when the band sings its worldwide number one single, “I Want To Know What Love Is.”

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Four BCS Artists Win Big at Art Awards
At the 37th annual 2017 WNC Regional Scholastic Art Awards Ceremony, a competition involving more than 600 students from 19 counties, four BCS students won “Gold Key Awards,” including Samara Abdul-Allah of T. C. Roberson High School, as well as Yana Babak, Chloe Gentry and Autumn Nelson of A. C. Reynolds High School.

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Coats for Kids
Thanks to the Asheville Fire Fighters Association and #OperationWarmth for making sure all kids in the area have a warm coat this winter! Last week, firefighters delivered about 20 coats to William W. Estes Elementary.

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Engineering for Elementary Students
Fourth graders at Johnston Elementary School learn to think mechanically and outside-the-box with this problem solving activity covered in this WLOS Never Stop Learning feature!

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Hoops Hero Hits 1000 at Erwin High
Erwin High senior C.J. Thompson wowed the crowd when he scored his 1000th career point on the basketball court last week!

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Thanks to Teachers: Allyn Adcock
In WLOS ABC 13's Thanks to Teachers special, school counselor Ms. Allyn Adcock of Charles D. Owen High School was honored today! Ms. Adcock has been at Owen for four years helping students succeed and work through difficult times.

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Roberson Mock Trial Team Shines at Regionals
The T.C. Roberson High School Mock Trial Team won first place at the Regional Mock Trial Competition Saturday at the Buncombe County Courthouse. See their team photo in the Facebook announcement!

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Your Weather Alert Options
We know our parents and community members need to receive important school alerts as soon as possible. This is why weather and other alerts are sent out on a number of platforms, including social media, school websites, a weather hotline, text messages, automated calls, and more. Learn all about your options below...

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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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