June 12, 2017

Buncombe County Schools
Week in Review


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The Class of 2017
A student will never forget walking across the stage to receive a high school diploma! It is also a day of great pride for those working hard to prepare students for their tomorrow.

This past weekend, a number of BCS high schools held their commencement ceremonies and celebrated their graduating seniors. There was plenty of encouraging buzz on our social media platforms about these events, as well as photos taken by the Citizen-Times. Read this Top Story to easily find the photo galleries and programs for each school's event. (Buncombe County Middle College will be holding their ceremony tonight!)

Congratulations to the Buncombe County Schools class of 2017!

Summer's Finally Here!
Our students have worked hard this school year and they are ready for summer break! Here's a look at how several schools finished the year off by holding end-of-year celebrations, playing games, giving awards, and saying goodbye to teachers and friends!

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North Buncombe Middle's Serafina Sneak Peek
The Blackhawks were visited by New York Times best-selling author Robert Beatty, the creator of the popular "Serafina" book series. During his visit, students had an early glimpse of the yet-to-be-released novel, "Serafina and the Splintered Heart." Mr. Beatty read the first chapter aloud as students gathered among the book shelves of their school media center.

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En Memoria de Alex y Milena
Local artists on Thursday have dedicate a memorial bench at Oakley Elementary School to honor two children who tragically lost their lives in an automobile accident last year. Follow the link below for the Facebook book about this story, read the full story on our website, or view the WLOS feature.

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The Mix 96.5 Teacher of the Year

Congratulations to Brandi Fleckentstein from North Windy Ridge Intermediate. She's the Mix 96.5 Teacher of the Year! Check out this video announcement from Tammy & Dex as they tell her the exciting news. 

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Never Stop Learning at Avery's Creek
As reported by WLOS ABC 13 in their latest "Never Stop Learning" segment: Before school ends for summer break, Mrs. Green's third-grade students at Avery's Creek Elementary wrote letters to incoming third-graders, telling them what they can expect in the coming school year.

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Seventh Grade Rocket Science
Next time you have some used paper towel tubes and a cereal box, consider building a rocket ship! Does this sound out a little too out-of-this-world? That’s exactly what over 200 seventh grade students did at Valley Springs Middle School this week, and as a continuation of a roughly 40 year tradition, they blasted them off one at a time over their ball field.

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Girl Scouts' Gold Award for Owen's Zeigler
Laural Zeigler, a senior at Charles D. Owen High School, has earned a Gold Award from the Girl Scouts! Part of the requirement for this award was to complete a service project, so Zeigler created a comic book to teach younger students about math! View our Facebook announcement below or read the full story from the Citizen-Times news.

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WLOS: Johnston Elementary Thanks Volunteers
As reported by WLOS: Students and staff at one Buncombe County school said "thank you" to volunteers who have spent countless hours helping students succeed this year.

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Weaverville Collects 3,000 Books for Summer Reading
Students at Weaverville Elementary School are reaping the benefits of what started out as a student's spring cleaning project! More than 3,000 books are up for grabs in the gym, and the school hopes the books will help students retain what they've learned this year.

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Video: Getting Silly in Barnardsville
Sometimes reading gets silly! That's how it worked out for Barnardsville Elementary students who were the top readers during the school's ongoing reading competition. Last week, they covered Principal Grimes with 96 cans of silly string! We loved seeing this video and know you will, too.

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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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