September 5, 2017

Buncombe County Schools
Week in Review

The BCS Week in Review

Back to School: First Day Photos
Students and teachers quickly got right into the swing of having fun and learning on the first day of school! The BCS community loved the photo galleries posted by schools. Here are just a few of the Facebook galleries we put together: Emma ElementaryEnka HighHominy Valley Elementary, North Buncombe Middle, Sand Hill-Venable ElementaryWeaverville Elementary, Weaverville Primary, and West Buncombe Elementary.

You may also view the photos at Remember when you post your photos of BCS schools and events to use the #WeAreBCS hashtag!

(Pictured Above: Hominy Valley students enjoy a beautiful WNC school day!)

Thursday Night Lights
Fall is in the air, which means that BCS football teams are under the lights and on the big screen! Once again, certain match-ups will be televised via WMYA MY-40, the sister station of our local WLOS ABC 13. View the link below to see the dates and game times! While you watch, keep an eye out for our new TV spots for each of our high schools. We've already released the new commercials for Erwin High and Enka High.

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Athletics Soars to New Heights
Local sports fans and student athletes are thrilled for the new season of athletics that the fall brings. In this Top Story, BCS District Athletic Specialist David Ball fills us in on some of the newest reasons to be excited.

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Never Stop Learning: Avery's Creek
WLOS got into the Back to School action with Avery's Creek Elementary last week. See the school's Facebook post or go directly to the news feature below.

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Duke Energy's Elementary STEM Lab Grant

Thanks to a grant from Duke Energy, and some organizational help from Ingles Markets, BCS is hard at work preparing new STEM labs for elementary schools!

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WLOS Back to School
WLOS reports on the start of the school year and visits several Buncombe County schools, while reminding citizens of the importance of school zone safety.

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Oakley Teachers Lead the Charge to the Classroom
Oakley Elementary teachers and staff loaded on buses and headed out on a field trip! They wanted to welcome students back to school by visiting them in their own neighborhoods. The teachers and staff brought popsicles and school supplies to give out. Staff members played beach music and donned their best beach outfits to celebrate the end of summer!

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The Graduation Issue
If you missed this summer's issue of the BCS Advantage Magazine, take a moment to meet some of our recent grads, as well as read about the hopes and dreams of younger students just starting their educational journey. Keep an eye out for upcoming fall edition and view all past issues at!

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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


Department of Communications
175 Bingham Road, Asheville NC 28806
(828) 350-2261

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