March 20, 2017

Buncombe County Schools
Week in Review

Post of the Week

Teacher Feature: Ms. Matus, Oakley Elementary
Ms. Matus, a teacher at Oakley Elementary, is helping students learn about their teeth and how to care for them. But, this class isn’t a usual kindergarten class- these native English-speakers are learning all of this vocabulary in Spanish. Learn all about Ms. Matus's classroom in this Post of the Week!

Students Learn from Legendary Violinist
This week, the world-famous violinist Midori performed for BCS students in their schools, and even played alongside many of them during her week-long residency with the Asheville Symphony Youth Orchestra (ASYO).

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World Languages Week at Owen High
Charles D. Owen High School celebrated World Languages week last week. The school hosted activities every day including a Zumba dance instructor, Chinese food and games, French Crepes and trivia about teachers and their world studies/travels.

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National Women's History Month at Johnston Elementary
In this WLOS feature, meet some of the students in Buncombe County who are celebrating National Women's History Month! In one second-grade class at Johnston Elementary School, the focus was on women who inspired a Hollywood movie.

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Teaching Fellows Program Proposed in State Legislature
As reported by WLOS: "Jonathan Hintz, a 3rd-grade teacher at Haw Creek Elementary, was an NC Fellow before the program was dissolved in 2011. He says graduating college and coming to work for Buncombe County Schools debt-free was a great experience."

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Owen Softball's Record Setter
The Warhorses have a new school record setter. Jaiden Tweed of Charles D. Owen High School softball set a school record for strikeouts! Read all about it in this Citizen-Times article. 

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Active Drumming at Avery's Creek
WLOS reports: "Just two weeks ago, Coach Colton Brackett showed third-graders at Avery's Creek Elementary how to participate in the "Drums Alive" program, and they're already playing like pros! During the 60 minute class, the students learn different rhythms, follow the coach's directions, and, most importantly, move."

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BCS Advantage Magazine
Learn more about our successful students and innovative educators in the quarterly Buncombe County Schools Advantage magazine! Currently available is the Winter 2017 edition.

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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:

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Director of Communications

Benjamin Rickert
Assistant Director of Communications


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