April 24, 2017

Buncombe County Schools
Week in Review

Haw Creek Elementary



Haw Creek's Science Trailblazers
Students at Haw Creek Elementary are taking science outside the classroom as part of a ground-breaking pilot program that is the first of its kind in the nation. Haw Creek teamed up with Kids in Parks (KIP), a program of the Asheville-based Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation, to add experiment stations to the school’s nature trails and redesign the trailhead kiosk.

Weaverville Counselor Leads the Way
Weaverville Elementary is the first and only Western North Carolina school to be recognized by the American School Counselor Association for its comprehensive counseling program, which includes guiding students in behavior, attendance, nutrition and health, as well as offering services for teachers, parents and administrators. Learn about Ms. Benfield and how this school is leading the way!

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17 Students Accepted to Governor's School
Seventeen accomplished Buncombe County Schools students have been accepted to the prestigious Governor's School of North Carolina for 2017, which is a summer residential program for high-achieving high school students.

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Enka Student Faces History
A bright Enka High student is a finalist in the 2017 Facing History and Ourselves Student Essay contest. Tashia Ethridge is now in a "vote off" to try to win a $5,000 scholarship! Click "Find Out More" to read the article, and you can share the Facebook post to help her win.

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Schools Waiting on Class Size Bill
A state law restricting class sizes for kindergarten through third grade and requiring more teachers per K-3 school goes into effect next school year. But, a bill passed by the House would roll back those requirements. That mitigating bill is stalled in the Senate. View the story from WLOS or our social media post below.

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Fighting Violence with Writing
It has been said that the pen is mightier than the sword, and several award-winning Buncombe County students are taking this principle to heart in their fight against youth violence. Across the nation over 70,000 middle school students participate in the Do the Write Thing campaign, which involves examining the causes and effects of youth violence and writing essays about solutions.

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A Magical Prom
Prom season is underway and two BCS high schools held their formal events this last weekend. North Buncombe High held their event at the Biltmore Estate and T.C. Roberson High danced the night away at the Taylor Ranch. Follow the Find Out More button below for North Buncombe's photos from the Citizen-Times, or check out Roberson's photos!

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Blue Ridge Classic at Reynolds High
On Saturday, ACRHS was the host site for the 15th annual Blue Ridge Classic Track Meet. The mission of the Blue Ridge Classic is to provide a preview track and field meet that showcases athletic excellence and good sportsmanship that promotes running and a healthy life style.

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Wildly Important Goals (WIGs) in Weaverville
In preparation for Leadership Day, the culminating event for Weaverville Elementary's Leader in Me activities this year, students are tracking progress on their WIGs and making some that they can wear!

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Johnston's Multicultural Night
Johnston Elementary School held their annual Multicultural Night last Thursday! They had a huge crowd in attendance. Teachers, administrators, and school board members served an international dinner and students put on a musical show. Families ended the evening visiting classrooms with artifacts from around the world- from Denmark to Egypt. See our photos on Facebook!

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Reynolds vs Roberson: Game recap and Photos
As reported by the Citizen-Times:
"After 100 minutes, two emotionally and physically-spent teams settled for a 2-2 tie inside Ensley Stadium. The shot count was close – 16-14 in the undefeated Rockets’ favor – and even the JV game was a 1-1 tie as well." View the article below or these photos on twitter.

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Owen Middle Artist Takes First
Out of more than one hundred entrants, OMS student Haven Dalton won the first place overall 2-D category of the 2017 Voices of the River Riverlink Art Contest.

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2017 Spring Musicals

Ready for a night out? Be sure to check the 2017 BCS Spring Musical schedule! Every year, theatre arts students in Buncombe County Schools work hard to bring world-class fine arts performances to our community.

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Special Edition Magazine: School System Success 2016-17
In this digital Special Edition of the BCS Advantage Magazine, you're invited to take a look inside the many programs, departments, and opportunities that comprise Buncombe County Schools!

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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

Timothy Reaves
Digital Communications Specialist


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