News & Stories

News & Stories

In Buncombe County Schools, students and teachers are constantly creating, learning, growing, and achieving. Our Communications team aims to bring these compelling stories to you! View our news feeds below or in the menu.


Top Stories

Every day, our students learn through exploration, engage the community, and prepare for tomorrow! Here are some of our top stories from our 45 schools and 6 districts.

               
Potter Brings Rich Cultural Lesson to Weaverville

For local artist Jim McDowell, pottery is as much about African-American history as it is about art. …

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Grand Opening of North Buncombe Preschool

A new preschool at North Buncombe High provides excellence in early childhood education while training future professionals. …

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Celebrating the Power of Public Education

Congratulations to April Wright, Principal at Woodfin Elementary and Tonya Robinson, Principal at Enka High School. They’ve b …

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'Little Pisgah' Brings Vision to Forgotten Camp

A crumbling campground makes for a perfect learning laboratory for Career & Technical Education students in Mr. Orange's Dron …

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Early College Students Designing Park

BCEC and RiverLink have teamed up to improve an undeveloped riverbank area in Azalea Park in the City of Asheville. The stude …

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BCS Expands Computer Science, IT Programs

Thanks to a grant from the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI), BCS will expand computer science and IT c …

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'Innovation Grants' for Inventive Educators

Thirty teachers will put new classroom ideas into action thanks to the BCS Foundation's 2020 Innovation Grants. …

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2020 School Counselors, Social Worker of the Year

North Windy Ridge Intermediate School Counselor Amy Jamerson, A.C. Reynolds Middle School Counselor Alison Rhodes, Enka High …

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Preparing for Winter Weather

Student and staff safety is always the highest priority when making weather related decisions. …

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2020 Mid-Year Graduates 'Strive for Realness'

Congratulations to all the graduating seniors and their families. You’re ready for your tomorrow! …

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Social Snapshots


Don't miss our Social Snapshots, where you can find original stories, important announcements, and photo albums that our community loved on social media. We're proud of the everyday efforts of our students and educators that make Buncombe County Schools a special place to learn and grow.

               
2020 JROTC Military Ball

JROTC units from across Buncombe County hosted the ninth annual joint Military Ball on Saturday, Feb. 15. …

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'I Heart Math' at Woodfin Elementary

This Valentine’s Day, Woodfin Elementary School students celebrated their LOVE of math! …

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Adventures in Culinary Arts

Fresh fruits, veggies, and fun are on the menu Friday for the Food and Nutrition students at A.C. Reynolds High School. …

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Planting for the Future at Erwin

Local students beautified Erwin High and gained real-world environmental science experience over the weekend! …

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Global Focus at Owen High

The Spanish and Dance teachers at Charles D. Owen High School collaborated to bring a unique artist to spend time with studen …

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Learning to Lead at the Discovery Academy

Outward Bound's Dr. Grant challenged Discovery Academy students to better understand themselves and their peers. …

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Erwin High Chefs Compete for State Title

Clyde A. Erwin High students Brayden Ledford, Lainey Williams, Austin Messer, and Graceson Ledford will compete in a cook-off …

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Kindergarteners Learn Design in Bilingual STEM Lab

Kindergarteners studied buoyancy in two languages in the North Buncombe Elementary STEM Lab. …

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Outdoor Orienteering at Estes Elementary

On Tuesday, third-graders learned orienteering skills with the WNC Orienteering Club. …

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W.D. STEM Lesson is Outta This World!

It’s an alien invasion in the WD Williams STEM lab. Ms. Cindy McClanahan and Ms. Darlene Robinson’s Kindergarten students ha …

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The BCS Week in Review


Our BCS Week in Review brings you stories of educational achievement and success in Buncombe County Schools. Within each edition, be sure to find the Post of the Week, which is the story or topic with the highest weekly engagement on social media!

               
February 17, 2020

Post of the Week: Grand Opening of North Buncombe Preschool …

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February 10, 2020

Post of the Week: 'Little Pisgah' Brings Vision to Forgotten Camp …

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February 3, 2020

Post of the Week: 2020 School Counselors, Social Worker of the Year …

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January 27, 2020

Post of the Week: Mid-Year Graduates 'Strive for Realness' …

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January 21, 2019

Post of the Week: School Announce 2020-2021 Teachers of the Year. …

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January 13, 2020

Post of the Week: Nat'l Law Enforcement Appreciation Day …

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The 2019 Year in Review: Top 10

Happy New Year! As we look forward to the year to come, we look back at all the good that has happened in the past 12 months. …

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December 23, 2019

Post of the Week: 'Shop with a Cop' Rings in the holidays! …

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December 16, 2019

Post of the Week: Sounds of the Season at Weaverville Elementary …

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December 9, 2019

Post of the Week: Police Fundraiser to Benefit 25 Students During 'Shop with a Cop' …

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