June 5, 2017

Buncombe County Schools
Week in Review

Williams-Baldwin Teacher Campus

Introducing the Williams-Baldwin Teacher Campus
A bright, sunny day reflected the mood Tuesday as Buncombe County Schools (BCS) and its partners held an official ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Williams-Baldwin Teacher Campus. The innovative partnership between Eblen Charities, BCS, Asheville City Schools, Buncombe County and the State Employees' Credit Union Foundation provides a “smart housing” option for teachers with rents well below market rate, said Eblen executive director William Murdock.

“We know how many lives in our community all of our educators touch,” he said. “We can’t do many things about their salary, but what we can do is approach the problem from a totally different angle. What we can do is build the Williams-Baldwin Teacher Campus.”

See the ribbon fall after an introduction by Roy Williams via Facebook Live, as well as WLOS' story about the important community event.

New 2017/2018 Principals Announced
Superintendent Dr. Tony Baldwin has announced 17 new administrative assignments for Buncombe County Schools for the 2017-18 school year. View the full list of Principals and their bios!

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Roberson's State Baseball Champions
On June 3, the T.C. Roberson Rams baseball team defeated New Hanover (10-4) to take home the 4A state title, the fourth state baseball championship in the school's history. The series sweep ended with game 2.

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West Buncombe Wows at World Finals
At the Odyssey of the Mind World Finals held in East Lansing, Michigan, the creative students of West Buncombe Elementary placed fourth in their division! One of their feats was creating a small structure that held 684 pounds. See the school's photos from the competition. 

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Early College Graduation

Buncombe County Early College held their graduation ceremony Friday evening on the campus of AB Tech in Asheville, where the Citizen-Times captured these wonderful images. (Be sure to tag your photos with #BCSgrads when you share your graduation photos on social media!)

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Destination Imagination: Haw Creek Elementary
The creative problem-solvers Haw Creek Elementary competed in the Global Finals of the Destination Imagination competition in Knoxville, Tennessee, earning third overall in the Instant Challenge category! In March, several BCS schools performed well in the state competition.

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Senior Walk at Estes Elementary
T. C. Roberson High held their first Senior Walk Friday at William W. Estes Elementary! As the graduating students walked the halls, younger students waved their signs and greeted them with smiles and cheers!

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Hope & Heartbreak in Enka
In the latest BCS Advantage Magazine, we'll tell you the story of Enka High's Coach Matt Dawson. He helped save a life, and his inspiration was one special girl named Mya who impacted the Enka community in more ways than we'll ever know. View the latest online edition via the button below (Adobe Flash required), or view the story announcement being shared on Facebook.

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Owen Middle Students Featured on BCS Billboards
This month, take a look around town for the latest #BCS billboard design featuring Owen Middle School's competition engineering/racing team for the Gravity Games! Thank you to our sponsor, Champion Credit Union, for making this campaign possible.

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2017 Mini-mester Applications Now Accepted
Mini-mester 2017 will be held at Enka High School from June 28th through August 3rd, Monday through Thursday. This is a wonderful opportunity for students to take new courses for credit, as well as recovery courses. Sign up today!

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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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