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.

               
9/25 Important Reminder

An important reminder about the Sept. 28 return to the classroom for K-8 students. …

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BCS Focuses on Safety, Security

As we return to in-person instruction, BCS continues to place safety and security for students and staff at the forefront of …

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Meet Our 2021 District Teachers of the Year

Learn more about this year's accomplished District Teachers of the Year! …

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9/17 Special Announcement

An important announcement regarding the Governor's K-5 message. …

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'Return to Learn' Update #6 (Revised)

The Board of Education approved an updated Return to Learn plan at their Sept. 10 and 16 meetings. …

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Celebrating Graduates

North Carolina graduation rates have been announced and Buncombe County Schools (BCS) is proud to share that we’ve topped the …

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Jason Rhodes Named 2021 Teacher of the Year

English teacher Jason Rhodes of Buncombe County Middle College has been selected as the 2021 BCS Teacher of the Year. …

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Adapting the Arts for Remote Learning

Teaching the arts during a pandemic may look different, but the fundamentals are the same. …

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Enka High Raising the Bar(n)

Enka High School’s (EHS) agriculture students were ecstatic when they learned their school won a $25,000 North Carolina Schoo …

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Buncombe Commissioners Approve Playground Funding

Students at six Buncombe schools will have new opportunities for outdoor movement and play thanks to new playground funding. …

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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.

               
NDA Deep Space Satellite Club: Out of This World

As America prepares to go back to the moon and beyond, Buncombe County Schools students are designing a satellite that will h …

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Erwin High Visual Arts: Expression and Expertise

Recently, Clyde A. Erwin High School visual arts teacher Daniel Frisbee led his students through a lesson based on the style …

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Early College Student Becomes Beekeeper

Shamus Lafferty, a third-year student at Buncombe County Early College (BCEC), became a beekeeper after learning from teacher …

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Stuffed Animals to Provide Softer Transition

What does a Teacher of the Year do when she misses her students? She puts stuffed animals on their desks! …

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Learning Science? Use Your Noodle.

At Weaverville Primary, Doc Noodle is encouraging students to 'use your noodle' during Remote Learning. …

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Bilingual Learning with Petunia

Meet Petunia! She’s the latest “student” to join the first grade Dual Language Spanish Immersion class. …

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The Fun Science Solution at Fairview

The Kindergarten teaching team at Fairview Elementary School has the solution to making science fun. …

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Fairview STEM Lab Assistant Honored

When Ms. Melissa Spruill’s students took home a national history prize, she received a surprise award of her own. The Fairvie …

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Wortham Arts Scholarships for Seven BCS Grads

Seven talented Buncombe graduates received recognition for their performing performing arts accomplishments. …

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Erwin Middle's Virtual Talent Show

One of the highlights of the year at Erwin Middle School is the Spring Talent Show, held around End-of-Grade testing time, to …

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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!

               
September 21, 2020

Post of the Week: Meet Our 2021 District Teachers of the Year …

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September 21, 2020

Post of the Week: Celebrating Graduates …

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August 24, 2020

Post of the Week: Jason Rhodes Named 2021 Teacher of the Year …

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August 24, 2020

Post of the Week: Buncombe Commissioners Approve Playground Funding …

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August 24, 2020

Post of the Week: High Schools Successfully Transition to Remote Learning …

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August 24, 2020

Post of the Week: Schools Celebrate Successful First Week …

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July 20, 2020

Post of the Week: Announcing New Directors, Principals …

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July 6, 2020

Post of the Week: 2020 Participate Learning Teacher of the Year …

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June 22, 2020

Post of the Week: Moments from Graduation …

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June 8, 2020

Post of the Week: Virtual Senior Week 2020 …

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