November 13, 2017

Buncombe County Schools
Week in Review

Post of the Week



Take a Veteran to School Day
Students at William W. Estes Elementary welcomed veterans during Take a Veteran to School Day, organized by Estes, Charter Communications, and The History Channel. The day started with a breakfast get-together for veterans and their families. Then the T.C. Roberson High School chorus sang the National Anthem, and members of the Roberson band led a parade through Estes. Later, veterans toured third- and fourth-grade classrooms to answer student questions.

See the Post of the Week above featuring a video of the parade through Estes' halls, see WLOS' coverage of the story, or see our story and photo gallery at BuncombeSchools.org!

Video: Ms. Terri Downing, Johnston Elementary
This year's Erwin District Teacher of the Year proudly hails from Johnston Elementary School! Ms. Terri Downing teaches fourth-graders and has a strong desire to make a difference in the lives of her young students. She is especially driven to help students overcome the obstacles in their lives to achieve a bright future.

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Parents Prepare for Enrollment
Kindergarten Enrollment for next year is underway! BCS hosted its annual Countdown to Kindergarten event on Tuesday, Nov. 7 at the Asheville Outlets. Parents came to meet our kindergarten teachers and find out more about all of the unique and customized educational opportunities that are available to our youngest students. Here's our photo gallery from the fun and informative event. Learn more at: Enroll.BuncombeSchools.org!

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Veterans Day Celebrations
It was all about veterans across the districts of Buncombe County Schools! Students invited their neighbors, families, and community members to join them in celebrating those who have served. Veterans were celebrated at Enka MiddleAvery's Creek ElementaryEstes ElementaryNorth Buncombe Elementary, and these are just a few of the schools who found creative ways to say, "Happy Veterans Day!"

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Video: Dear Veterans...
Students at North Buncombe Elementary took time this week to write 'Thank You' notes to area veterans and delivered them to local VA hospitals! In this video, a few second-graders share their letters.

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BCS Advantage Magazine: Middle & Intermediate School Success!
Check out the latest edition of the #BCS Advantage Magazine. In this special issue, we focus on what makes our intermediate and middle programs unique. You can view all past issues at BCSadvantage.org!

 

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Discovery Students Hatch a Plan for Our City
The Asheville area has long been a place where creativity and entrepreneurship thrive. Now, students at the Martin L. Nesbitt, Jr. Discovery Academy (NDA) are proving that they have what it takes to compete, both now and after graduation.

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From North Buncombe High to Normandy
As reported by WLOS ABC 13: "The North Buncombe High School Blackhawk Band will be playing its instruments in honor of our military men and women who put their lives on the line to keep us safe. The band, one of about 10 nationwide to participate in the event in Normandy, is raising money to march in a parade and perform in a couple events there."

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Rams' Coach Wilcher to Join Hall of Fame
Local soccer and sports fans will be thrilled to learn that Rams Coach Rob Wilcher will be inducted into N.C. Soccer Hall of Fame next year. The elite coach at Roberson High has led teams to more than a thousand wins. Congratulations, Coach!

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North Windy Ridge a Nat'l Finalist in Math Competition
Congratulations to North Windy Ridge Intermediate School for being named a National Grand Prize finalist in this year's Khan Academy LearnStorm! Students completed challenging assignments to earn points during the six-week competition, winning a $500 grant for technological solutions in the classroom.

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All County Chorus Concert
Student talent was on display at the annual All County Chorus concert held at the beautiful First Baptist Church in Asheville. Students took the stage to share their love of music while having the opportunity to work with guest conductors.

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BCS Teachers Going Global
Several #BCS teachers traveled to India over the summer to learn about economic development, education, STEM concepts, and much more! Education NC writes in the article below about how they are applying what they experienced abroad to their classes here at home. The teachers travelled from Charles D. Owen High, Clyde A. Erwin High, and A.C. Reynolds High.

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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 hashtags #WeAreBCS and #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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