June 19, 2017

Buncombe County Schools
Week in Review

Counselors and Social Workers of the Year

Celebrating Counselors and Social Workers
Our Post of the Week reads, "Congratulations to the BCS School Counselors and Social Worker of the Year! These extremely skilled and dedicated Student Services staff have been recognized by their peers for their professional leadership, outstanding programming, and a variety of supports they provide to students, family, and teachers." View the post above or the full article at BuncombeSchools.org!

Buncombe Middle College Commencement
BCMC students celebrated a milestone Monday evening as students walked across the stage of Ferguson Auditorium at Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College to receive their diplomas! The Asheville Citizen-Times captured these wonderful images of the special event.

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Leaders from Owen High
Three outstanding high school students will take part in a unique career development opportunity this summer. Throughout the nine-day program, students focus on emerging issues in public health, medical ethics, research, and general practice. (See the social media post and photo here.)

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#TeacherFeature: Ricky and Sherri Parham 
In this week's #TeacherFeature, we meet Ricky and Sherri Parham, a dynamic duo in the #BCS family. This husband and wife team are both bus drivers. Each afternoon, they share a Community High route dropping students off at home, and then they run separate routes bringing Enka High students home. Read this feature on Facebook below, or BuncombeSchools.org.

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Duke Energy's Elementary STEM Lab Grant

BCS is excited to receive a generous $50,000 grant from the Duke Energy Foundation in support of elementary school STEM lab expansion. Learn more about this story and the foundation!

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Pie Your Principal
The students at Avery's Creek Elementary got a treat on Friday! As a reward for raising $1,600 for the school, the students got to throw pies at the Principal! Enjoy this extra sweet "Never Stop Learning" segment from WLOS.

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Bluegrass from North Buncombe
North Buncombe Middle's Lillian Chase is keeping the Bluegrass tradition alive and well- and she's only 13! Read all about this remarkable student via the Citizen-Times article.

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Summer Meals Program
Summer meals are now available to students who need them at sites across Buncombe County. Learn about this important effort and the location of these sites via our Facebook announcement.

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BCS Advantage Magazine: Spring 2017
Don't miss the latest edition of the BCS Advantage magazine! Our cover story is Owen Middle School's drive to succeed in this year's Gravity Games!

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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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