May 15, 2017

Buncombe County Schools
Week in Review

Doris Sellers



Doris Sellers: Reynolds High's NCHSAA Principal of the Year
Principal Doris Sellers has game, according to the North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA). For her support of sportsmanship, student athletes, and athletic staff in Buncombe County, the A.C. Reynolds High School principal has been named the 2017 Bob Deaton Principal of the Year! This recent honor comes on the heels of Ms. Sellers’ naming as the Buncombe County Principal of the Year, the Region 8 Principal of the Year, and a finalist for the state Principal of the Year.

National School Nurse Day
In this week's Teacher Feature, we recognize our school nurses who treat our students when they have a skinned knee or a more serious condition that may impact their ability to learn. Meet Renee Cornwell who works with students at North Windy Ridge Intermediate, Weaverville Primary, and Weaverville Elementary!

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The BCS Advantage Magazine, Spring 2017
Our latest magazine is here, giving you personal stories of students and teachers, and engaging photos of all of the action. From arts and athletics to academics, there is something here for everyone. This quarter, the cover story is Owen Middle School's drive to succeed in the 2017 Gravity Games!

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Welcome Home Veterans
Cadets from T. C. Roberson High School's JROTC welcomed war veterans home at the Asheville Regional Airport Saturday. About 100 WWII, Korea, and Vietnam Vets from our area were part of the Honor Flight Program.

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Community Support for Leicester Elementary's Loss

The BCS community is grieving the loss of Leicester Elementary School first-grader Olivia Landreth, who recently passed away. Principal Upton said, "Olivia was a sweet, energetic, and thoughtful child who seemingly never met a stranger. She brought warmth and laughter to those around her even though most days she did not feel well and was constantly battling a heart condition..."

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Now Hiring New Teachers
BCS aims to hire 150-200 new teachers this year with the skills to prepare students for their tomorrow. For more information, visit BuncombeSchools.org/Careers. Photos of the recent job fair were posted to Facebook!

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The Perfect Prom
Prom season continued through the weekend, with more students from our high schools participating in memorable and magic proms, now including Enka High, Community High, and Owen High! Use the button below to see the fantastic photos from the Citizen-Times of all local proms to date.

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African Rhythms at Oakley Elementary
Oakley Elementary School students got into the “rhythm” of East African culture on Tuesday, pounding on drums, singing traditional songs and dancing around the gymnasium. Lake Eden Arts Festival (LEAF) International teaching artists from Rwanda and Tanzania led the children through the music and rhythms in preparation for Global Diversity Day at the school on Friday and a Saturday performance by the school’s Drum Club at LEAF. Also, check out these photos of Oakley's performance at the festival!

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Top Scholar Keynote Address
For those who haven't yet heard Christina Maxwell's moving speech from the Top Scholar Awards Banquet, here it is! At the end of the video, she also performs a piece from The Phantom of the Opera which she has been preparing for her Broadway audition.

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Koontz Students Stock Market Success
Congratulations to this team of students at Charles T. Koontz Intermediate School, who placed 1st out 85 teams in the Western Region and 11th out 862 teams in the state! The students put their wits and skills to the test in the Stock Market Game, which involved investing $100,000 in virtual cash for 9 weeks. Well done, students!

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Throwback Thursday: NWR Groundbreaking
We dug up this fantastic photo from the archives, showing students and staff breaking the ground for the construction of North Windy Ridge Intermediate back in 2001. It wasn't that long ago, but the school has come a long way!

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Warcolt Girls: Track Champs
The girls track stars at Owen Middle have done it again! For the second year in a row, these student-athletes placed first in their conference.

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Video: Pisgah Students Practice Percussion
In this video, watch Pisgah Elementary students practicing for last weekend's LEAF Community Arts Festival performance in Black Mountain, alongside a grammy award nominee!

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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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