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.

               
Covid Can't Mask the Love of Books

Buncombe students put their knowledge to the test in this year's virtual Battle of the Books showdown. …

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2022 District Teachers of the Year Announced

Each year, the Buncombe County Schools Teacher of the Year tradition celebrates excellence in education. …

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Owen High Unveils Unique Boutique

An old technology storage room at Owen High School has been transformed into a boutique of sorts. The Nook will provide stude …

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Eblen Students Fight to End Homelessness

For three thoughtful girls at Joe P. Eblen Intermediate School (JPEIS), compassion starts young. Sixth-graders Sophia Nerenbe …

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Gifted Program Focuses on Equity, Inspires Statewide

BCS' gifted program has been identified as a state leader in the pursuit of equity and excellence. …

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BCS Virtual Academy Enrolling Now

Is your child an independent and curious learner? They could be a great fit for the Buncombe County Schools Virtual Academy. …

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Enka High Students Build Little Free Libraries

Ten Enka-blue library boxes are being installed in parks and recreational facilities throughout the county, thanks to the ded …

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W. Buncombe Students Win Limerick Challenge

Two West Buncombe Elementary School classes won a national poetry contest by writing creative, rhyming limericks – completely …

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Intermediate Schools Reunited Under Plan A

On March 22, BCS’ four intermediate schools warmly welcomed back fifth- and sixth-graders for in-person instruction, five day …

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Vir Datt, State K-5 Chess Champion

Fifth grade chess champion Vir Datt outranked 76 talented players to win this year’s K-5 state tournament. …

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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.

               
First Bank Donates Furniture to Resource Center

The Buncombe County Schools Family Resource Center (FRC) has a spiffy new look thanks to a generous donation from First Bank. …

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'Gardening is Fun' at W.D. Williams Elementary

It’s garden season in Buncombe County, and W.D. Williams Elementary School teacher assistant Karen Chapman is making sure stu …

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John Grandits Teaches Poetry at Valley Springs

Poet and children’s author John Grandits inspired plenty of laughs at Valley Springs Middle School as he shared his craft wit …

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Reynolds Violist Performs with All-State Honors Orchestra

Junior violist Ava Meigs represented Buncombe County Schools and A.C. Reynolds High in the All-State Honors Orchestra. …

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Author Talks to Students from Her Former School

Children’s author J.P. Miller got to talk to students from her alma mater about the value of broad racial representation. …

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The Rockets are Ready for Plan A

A.C. Reynolds High School is getting back to a more normal routine. Students wrapped up their first full week back for in-per …

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Eblen Student Runs Circles Around the Competition

Twelve-year-old Kinsley has been barrel racing for about two years and began competing in pole bending about a year ago. …

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Enka Middle's Plan A: Confidence and Discovery

At Enka Middle School, students spent their first Plan A week getting to know each other better and doing some fun hands-on p …

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Enka High Soars into Plan A

The Enka High School Jets were ready to take off into full-time, in-person learning this week. …

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Firefighters for Literacy is Back

Firefighters for Literacy is back, teaming up W.W. Estes Elementary students with local fire fighting heroes. …

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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!

               
April 12, 2021

Every day, our students learn through exploration, engage the community, and prepare for tomorrow. …

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March 29, 2021

Post of the Week: Owen High Unveils Unique Boutique …

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March 22, 2021

Post of the Week: WMAC Basketball Coaches of the Year …

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March 15, 2021

Post of the Week: A Successful K-3 Return Under Plan A …

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March 8, 2021

Post of the Week: Plan A for K-3 Begins …

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March 1, 2021

Post of the Week: Rockets' Coffee Club Back in Business …

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February 22, 2021

Post of the Week: Schools Ready for 'Return to Learn' …

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February 15, 2021

Post of the Week: Schools Ready for 'Return to Learn' …

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February 8, 2021

Post of the Week: Celebrating Our School Counselors …

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February 1, 2021

Post of the Week: 2021 Mid-Year Graduations …

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